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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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Indulge. Find. Spend. Experience.
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Discovering The Best Of
Southern Hemisphere Skiing
22 LUXE LIVING
24 HOUSE FEATURE
Achieving Beautiful Results
32 MOOD BOARD
Finding Quality In The Rebuild
What We Learn From Nudes
44 FASHION NEWS
45 FASHION EDITORIAL
Children’s Winter Trends
Healthy Habits For Office Workers
Keeping Skin Hydrated In Winter
66 FOOD NEWS
Matcha Powder, Doughnuts In The City, And
New Places To Dine
75 SEE BE SEEN
How To Behave On And Off The Ski Field
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Let us take you on a tour around the southern hemisphere to check out
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Cerro Catedral and Portillo in South America, or Roundhill and Craigieburn
in our own South Island, for your next getaway.
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from which these statement pieces are made, while Luci Morris takes us
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One of the most enjoyable aspects of putting together this issue was
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member of the Style team.
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If you are heading up to the ski fields this winter, make sure to read our
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IN THE SOUTHERN
Our picks of the southern hemisphere’s most enticing ski
resorts will have you polishing your skis and coordinating
your skiwear in readiness for a great season.
Words Victoria Tait
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CERRO CATEDRAL, ARGENTINA
Located in Argentina’s Patagonia Lake District, Cerro
Catedral is one of the largest ski areas in South America,
with stunning scenery in both the village and on the
mountain itself. Translating to Cathedral Hill, its name
was presumably inspired by the dramatic rock peaks
that crown the mountain’s summit. It has diverse terrain
offerings – from tree skiing to a number of off-piste
or unmarked options – across its 607 skiable hectares,
providing slopes for every level of confidence and
experience. It’s also one of the most developed ski areas
in South America, making it a good choice for families or
Terrain: 17% of its trails are beginner runs, 35% serve
intermediates, and a large portion caters to more skilled
skiers: 26% of runs are advanced, and 22% are for
Après-ski: There is no lack of nightlife, with a diverse
range of bars, restaurants, dance clubs and even a casino.
There are also a variety of lodging options, meaning the
mountain can cater to all tastes and budgets.
When to go: June to mid-October
THREDBO RESORT, AUSTRALIA
Situated in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales,
Thredbo Resort caters to everyone due to its extensive
mix of trails, which vary from beginner slopes to some
of the longest runs in Australia. Thredbo is known for
its family-orientated feel and offers a special ski-school
service for children; allowing them to gain confidence on
the slopes in safety, while also giving them the chance
to make friends and play. Family programmes are also
available, as are snowboarding lessons and snow biking
experiences. The resort also offers the largest snowmaking
system in the southern hemisphere, guaranteeing
a long and reliable ski season.
Terrain: There are over 50 trails spanning nearly 202
hectares of skiing, including terrain parks for skiers and
riders of all levels.
Après-ski: Thredbo is a full-service resort complete with
lodging accommodation, shopping, and many restaurant
options. There are also lots of nightlife options, including
the famous Schuss Bar which features live comedy, highenergy
music, and themed ‘locals’ nights.
When to go: End of July to mid-September
Located two hours north-east of Santiago and just 5km
from the Argentinian border, Portillo is often the first
place that comes to mind for southern hemisphere
skiing. Portillo is one of the oldest resorts in the area,
and part of its rich history includes hosting several World
Championship skiing competitions – the only southern
hemisphere country to do so. The trails tend to be
uncrowded, and Portillo’s high elevation – 3310m at
the highest point – lends to dry powder that makes for
some great turns.
Terrain: Portillo is also accessible by heli-skiing,
and its 526 skiable hectares are broken down as 15%
beginner, 30% intermediate, 30% advanced, and
Après-ski: Portillo does not have a resort town. The
focus is on skiing, and skiing only, which is one of the
reasons it’s a popular place for world-class skiers to
train. Portillo’s main lodging option is the famous yellow
hotel, which is often heralded as a hallmark of the
When to go: June to mid-October
TREBLE CONE RESORT, NEW ZEALAND
Situated on Lake Wanaka, Treble Cone is the largest
ski area in the South Island. The terrain covers two
basins – the Saddle and Home Basin, with fans of steep
and challenging terrain that Treble Cone claims as some
of the best in the country. Although Treble Cone has
quite the reputation for hardcore skiers, the resort
has recently made an effort to appeal to families. With
plenty of childcare facilities and kids clubs available,
parents can tackle the steep slopes while children are
taken care of.
Terrain: 550 hectares, with beginner slopes covering 10%,
intermediate 45%, and advanced 45% of the skiable area.
Après-ski: While Treble Cone does not have its own
town or village, Wanaka is only a short drive away. On
the field, there is the Base Lodge Sun Deck which offers
made-to-order burgers and pizzas, as well as a café, bar,
and sun deck. The base also houses a medical centre,
snow sports school, snow rental shop, childcare centre
(3-6 years), and retail shops.
When to go: July-September
Treble Cone Resort, New Zealand
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Roundhill, New Zealand
CRAIGIEBURN VALLEY, NEW ZEALAND
Located in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps,
Cragieburn Valley Ski Area is not for the faint-hearted,
or even beginners for that matter, as the terrains are
intended for experienced skiers and riders. Cragieburn
Valley is varied, exciting, and challenging with the
infamous 600m vertical descent of Middle Basin –
which is often compared to a heli-skiing experience –
accessible by way of an easy traverse from the tow.
Terrain: Covers 400 hectres and is split almost equally
between intermediate and expert, with a breakdown
of 0% beginner, 55% intermediate, and 45% advanced/
Après-ski: With a classic club field, entertainment
options are relaxed and simple. The day lodge, located
near the top of the mountain, serves hot food and fresh
coffee. There are two overnight lodges – Koroheke and
Matuhi – tucked away just below treeline.
When to go: July-October
Cerro Catedral, Argentina
ROUNDHILL, NEW ZEALAND
Roundhill is a family ski field with stunning views of
Aoraki Mt Cook, the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo.
The learners’ slope is fantastic for little ones as it features
a platter lift and two beginners’ rope tows, while, for
intermediate skiers, there are two T-bars that provide
access to trails with lots of natural dips and curves.
If you are seeking something more adventurous,
Roundhill is home to Australasia’s largest vertical drop
at a vertigo-inducing 783m, and also plays host to the
longest and steepest rope tow in the world.
Terrain: Its size has increased significantly in recent
years from 60 to approximately 600 skiable hectares,
making it one of the largest New Zealand ski resorts.
This expansion was brought about by the addition of
the record-breaking Heritage Express Rope Tow, and has
also allowed for the incorporation of an advanced area
to what was a beginner/intermediate field.
Après-ski: The ski field facilities and services are
somewhat basic, but more than adequate for the
essentials. The day lodge has a licenced café, and many
visitors bring along a chilly bin with their own food and
drink and set up deck chairs. The Von Brown Hut is a
fabulous spot for après-ski drinks.
When to go: July-October
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This laid-back feeling extends to the
less-crowded ski field and makes it a
great environment in which to learn
the basics and gain confidence.
Cerro Catedral, Argentina
The Remarkables, New Zealand
Treble Cone Resort, New Zealand
The Remarkables, New Zealand
THE REMARKABLES, NEW ZEALAND
The Remarkables easily claims the top spot when it
comes to family skiing in the southern hemisphere, due
to its relaxed Kiwi atmosphere and less commercialised
feel. This laid-back feeling extends to the less-crowded
ski field and makes it a great environment in which to
learn the basics and gain confidence. There are a wide
range of activities on offer, including snow tubing, and
as an added bonus, kids under the age of 10 get to ski
for free. What’s more, The Remarkables gets better
snow cover than its southern neighbours, ensuring a
long season and plenty of opportunities for experienced
skiiers and snowboarders to make the most of the
advanced trails and off-piste areas.
The beautiful surroundings make for a great way to
spend time off the slopes as well, with the mountain
range bordering the picturesque Lake Wakatipu, and
the ski field being less than a 45 minute drive from
For the ultimate memorable experience, make the most
of the heli-skiing opportunities The Remarkables offers
by taking in the scenery from above before taking to the
Terrain: The ski field covers 220 hectares, split into 30%
beginner runs, 40% intermediate, and 30% advanced.
Après-ski: There is a fully-licensed café, bar and Snack
Shack on the snow. Keep an eye out for events over the
season and the stunning village of Queenstown is a mere
20-minute drive away.
When to go: July-October
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Tony Jenkins CEO of Harcourts
Holmwood talks about their new
purpose built real estate office on
“My vision is to make this
office, this team and this
franchise the very best in
So let’s start with asking about why the old
building had to go:
The earthquake created a significant amount of damage
to the building which compromised its functionality as
well as falling below the safety standards we believed
necessary for our clients and our team. Once the decision
was made we started the long process of what would
best suit the needs of our clients and our staff. In some
ways this was a battle between what we knew we needed
and tried to look into the crystal ball to future proof things
as much as we could.
Given that you had really a blank canvas to work
from for the new building, what was your vision of
what it should offer?
I have always believed that the client should come first in
business and so central to our thinking was what can we
do to make the sometimes stressful process of selling or
buying a property easier? With that in mind we knew there
had to be several non negotiables: access had to be easy
to see a Sales Consultant or attend an auction. Auctions
are a cornerstone of our business and I was determined to
have a quality auction room as part of the new building. It
had to be a friendly place and that is why, we will have a
café on site so our clients can have a coffee and discuss
their property needs or come upstairs and meet in one of
our customised meeting rooms to chat in private with a
Consultant. My vision is to make this office, this team and
this franchise the very best in real estate.
So how is this building going to help you
Of course a building by itself can achieve nothing, but with
the team we have, and the state-of-the-art technology
we have invested in, I firmly believe we have the basis
for future growth. We want to add further experienced
Real Estate Consultants as well as select a number of
new sales consultants who wish to take advantage of
what Holmwood provides. Being the dominant real estate
company in this area gives us a special responsibility to do
our very best for our clients and we are very mindful of the
need to look after everyone that enters our building.
And the team is benefiting from the new office?
Great question and the short answer is a resounding ‘yes’.
We have worked so hard to give each consultant the very
best resources to achieve their best. So many quality offices,
meeting rooms, a stunning staffroom as well as an amazing
Boardroom with built in presentation and video capability.
Tell us Tony, what are your plans going forward?
Well while I am so excited about having seen Ilam 2
change from a somewhat unwelcoming building, to this
amazing structure I feel my plans for the future have just
started. Beyond that, it is, as always, about the client and
I am driven to continue to provide the very best for them.
So social media, digital marketing, and our revamped
website help us continue to enhance communication and
information. However, I would be hard pushed to give up
on my core belief that the best real estate is conducted
when clients meet with a Consultant face to face.
So if one was interested in getting into real estate
or understanding what’s involved, what do they
need to do?
There is so much happening throughout our five offices
I am keen to attract the very best people in and out of
real estate to join the team. It was with that in mind that
we have decided to hold a Careers Evening on the 12 th
of July focused specifically on women who are returning
to the workforce or are looking to enhance their life
opportunities by running their own business. For some
who prefer a less public path, I am always available for
a quiet chat which I would always treat as confidential.
For further information please contact:
Harcourts Holmwood CEO
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24 STYLE | home
Despite being reluctant to build, these homeowners have
achieved a beautiful end result. Luci Morris takes us inside.
Photography Kate Claridge
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eter and Judith Lange’s home is bold and
compelling, as well as generous and inviting.
From the outside in, the home’s strong lines
intersect and create new shapes, whilst colours
and textures interact in ways that are refreshing,
sophisticated and creative.
For the couple, building from the ground
up was not something they had planned on
doing, in either the near or distant future. Peter
explains that their “1970s red brick house didn’t
flow. The layout was ‘higglety pigglety’ having
been added onto several times.” In spite of this,
they had been in the house for several years and
in the leafy hillside neighbourhood of Cashmere
for over a decade – and had no intention of
moving or building.
The earthquake of February 2011 shook up
life as they knew it, damaging the family home
beyond repair. Reluctantly, the couple undertook
the challenge of building a new home for
themselves and their teenage daughters.
With the option to design-and-build and get
exactly what they wanted, they elected to build
with Benchmark Homes. “Going into it, we had a
reasonable idea of what we wanted,” says Peter,
“a family home with large open-plan living that
would capitalise on views up the valley.”
Using an architect through Benchmark
Homes, the Langes finally got to see their ideas
materialise. “That was the most exciting part,”
says Peter, “We knew what we wanted, but we
needed someone else to visualise and configure
it for us. It was an ‘oh wow’ moment.”
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“The home has focal points that bring us all back together.”
– homeowner Peter Lange
With a vision for the house now clear in
their minds, the thing they hadn’t planned on
doing now presented itself as a opportunity to
create their dream home: a home replete with
warmth and personality, and bursting with
those “oh wow” moments.
Over the next year, the 320sqm twostorey
house, comprising five or six bedrooms
and three bathrooms, took shape. When it
came to the exterior, Peter explains, “we
ummed and ahhed over the cladding; but in
the end we went with Plan A: half cedar and
half Rockcote cladding system.” The horizontal
cedar boards wrap around the front of the
house, tucking neatly into the white Rockcote
cladding – the configuration achieving a
perfect balance of contrasting materials and
tones. With a backdrop of hills and trees, this
home has a commanding presence.
Of the details that make this home
compelling, project manager Brayden McGuire
remarks on the “oak flooring that leads you
through the entranceway and into the familyliving
area”, and commends the “stunning”
oak veneer beams, which offer definition
and distinction to the living spaces on the
ground floor, whilst drawing the eye upwards.
Between these beams, a staircase with glass
balustrades leads upstairs, the glass folding
around the corner to frame a bridge that
overlooks the comings and goings below – the
combination epitomising the ingenuity behind
the home’s design.
Brayden also mentions the interesting
internal upstairs window: with its bi-fold cedar
shutters, it bursts through the patterned
wallpaper to create a connection with the
living spaces below – a further example of the
innovative and charming ways that spaces interact.
As Peter points out, “The home has focal
points that bring us all back together.” The
kitchen-dining-family – Peter’s favourite space
in the house – is the nexus of family life,
comprising many such focal points. The openplan
layout, raised ceiling and feature window
mean the space stretches into other areas of
the home, whilst connecting with the garden.
“It is one big area and has great flow,” he says.
When asked to identify one aspect that
makes this house special, Brayden’s response
speaks of the exquisite, seemingly effortless
combination of many features: “There are so
many details – it is simply a beautiful house,
inside and out.”
Looking back on the process, Peter
emphasises that “it was pretty daunting”, but
that they have come out of it ‘rapt’ with what
has been achieved.
Brent loves reading
So we designed an extra wide bench for him
to stop his paper falling into the sink.
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Jeff Merrin from Lume
Design and Melissa Merrin
from Interiors by Lume
share their advice on the
importance of collaboration
in creating great design.
Creating a home to be proud of is something
we all aspire to do. A home that reflects
our personality, is a safe haven for our family
and one that we love to share good times
with friends within adds meaning to our lives.
However, many of us are time-poor and benefit
from that little extra va-va-voom a professional
can bring to both the planning and execution of
this daunting task.
Finding the right person to entrust with your
home’s conception can be just as challenging.
Owner of Lume Design, Jeff Merrin, believes
creating great spaces is all about communication
“We believe that great design is a process
of communication, inspiration, experience
and restraint. Finding a design partner that
can understand what you want and what you
are trying to achieve is key to creating a
However, it’s not just the relationship
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also the working relationship between the
various industry professionals that can dictate
the end result. “It’s really important to have a
good working relationship with other industry
professionals – ones that share your ethos when
it comes to design. For us, the key to creating a
great design is one that not only celebrates the
architecture but also creates a functional and
liveable space for our clients,” says Jeff.
It helps, then, that award-winning interior
designer and owner of Interiors by Lume,
Melissa Merrin, shares the same ethos. “Some
of the best results we have delivered to our
clients have come from working together. We
understand each other and what the other is
trying to achieve. At the same time, we are
able to challenge each other and bring a fresh
perspective to the other’s design,” says Melissa.
By working collaboratively they create designs
that celebrate the architecture and enhance
the liveability of each space. Jeff brings an
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while Melissa brings an eye for design and style.
The end result is beautifully crafted design that
combines function with beauty.
“Clients put a lot of trust in us to deliver a
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The Christchurch North Methodist Church
“ Architecture has the power
to inspire, intrigue, and give
– Mike Callaghan
As the region rebuilds after the earthquakes, Richard Dalman
believes it is important to reflect on the quality of our new buildings.
In May, the New Zealand Institute of
Architects’ Resene Architecture Awards for
Canterbury bestowed praise and recognition
upon 25 projects from 70 entries throughout
the region. The winning projects varied in scale
from very large and complex to compact and
humble. This month we profile some of the
The Arts Centre Clock Tower and Great
Hall was the recipient of a Heritage Award.
The original buildings were designed by
Benjamin Mountfort, with the restoration being
completed by Warren and Mahoney Architects.
The project was extremely challenging, and
Mike Callaghan, a local architect and Canterbury
jury convenor, commented: “Hands-on design
development was required every day as no
detail or space was the same... but the result is
spectacular and thought-provoking.”
Another winner, Burwood Hospital, was a
collaborative project between three practices
– Jasmax, Klein, and Sheppard and Rout. The
outcome is a building focused on staff and
patients’ wellbeing, many of whom have long
rehabilitation stays. The extensive use of
natural lighting, ventilation and views to the
parkland contribute to a homely and comforting
The Christchurch North Methodist Church
on Harewood Road by Dalman Architects
is a strong but simple form that speaks of its
religious function. The church is deliberately
open and welcomes passers-by to view the
congregation and worship space. The highlevel
tower window serves to not only allow
natural light to pour into the building, but also
to acknowledge the spire of the former church,
which had been a previous local landmark.
Of the commercial winners, a public favourite
is the Christchurch Adventure Park by AW
Architects, which was heroically saved from
the devastating Christchurch fires. It consists of
four simple building forms that create a village
green atmosphere within the forest. Black metal
cladding, pine plywood lining, and prefabricated
elements were used to successfully meet the
tight time frame and budget.
A bold entry and Resene Colour Award
winner is Fush, by C. Nott Architects, a fish
’n’ chip restaurant in Wigram. The restaurant
plays on the imagination with the bold use of
blue colour, giving diners an impression of being
Each year the Institute recognises significant
buildings of the past with an Enduring
Architecture Award. This year there were two
such awards presented: firstly, the mirror glass
home in Butler Street by Maurice Mahoney;
and secondly, the Templeton Chapel of the
Holy Family by George Lucking. The latter is
not only great architecture in terms of its form
and function, but also in that it provides a
critical place of focus and belonging for the local
The awards aim to show why good
architecture matters in the ongoing
development of New Zealand’s cities, towns,
and communities. In my view, it is clear
from this year’s awards that many inspiring
and unique new structures have been built,
adding great character to our environment. I
will, however, leave the final words to Mike
Callaghan: “Great architecture begins with
strong ideas; it is about creating exceptional
environments for people to live, work, and
play. It is also about joy – that sense of
wonderment you find when you encounter an
uplifting space or discover an unexpected detail.
Architecture has the power to inspire, intrigue,
and give meaning.”
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36 STYLE | landscaping
Landscape architect Craig Wilson shares
advice to show how a large property needn’t
become a ‘life sentence’ block.
Dutch Garden, Otahuna Lodge
Part of the enjoyment of working in the residential sphere of
landscape architecture in Canterbury is the opportunity to
work at a range of scales, with an equally wide range of clients.
Projects can range from a spacious lifestyle block in Ohoka to a
pocket-sized urban courtyard in a high-density central-city residential
housing development. An effective landscape plan will see the same
principles and design process applied, regardless of the size of the
land parcel in question. The design elements incorporated at both
ends of the scale can often be similar but utilised to reflect the
differing project requirements and restraints.
Landscape design in a rural context is no less complex than its
urban counterpart but by nature is generally less intensive, with the
design elements and project costs spread over a broad area. A good
understanding of the resulting maintenance requirements must be
evident, or the design aspirations may never be realised.
A useful concept I learned from a cherished design mentor, which
can be applied to keep maintenance levels in check, is that of the
golf course, where the course and its surrounds are broken down
into the ‘green’, the ‘fairway’ and the ‘rough’. This concept is useful
to both organise and describe the resulting spaces and required
maintenance input of a rural landscape design. When applied, these
conceptual areas may look as follows; ‘The Green’: the immediate
area around the house and other key structures, where the design
is of a finer scale with more detailed planting and the highest
maintenance requirement. ‘The Fairway’: a wider area, visually and
spatially connected to the house and still exhibiting elements of
design, but with restrained detail and a reduced maintenance load.
Lastly, ‘The Rough’: the extremities of a property which may only be
seldom viewed or frequented and possibly only consist of lawn and
trees, with mowing and an occasional spray and mulch around them
the only maintenance needed.
It’s pretty evident when you visit a rural property whether or
not the owner has created an environment that matches their
maintenance, skill and budget. Good planning and design can
prevent the lifestyle block from slowly morphing into the often
referred to and dreaded ‘life sentence’ block.
The design elements incorporated at both ends of the
scale can often be similar but utilised to reflect the
differing project requirements and restraints.
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With an abundance of funky bars, eateries and boutique stores, the
central city is a rapidly evolving vibrant spot. Here’s a selection of
some of the central city’s finest.
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The new Infinite Definite store is well worth a
visit if you want some much-needed inspiration
over these cooler months. Opposite the ANZ
Centre and amongst an emerging cluster of our
favourite fashion retailers, the new store – two
and a half times larger than its last space – is
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40 STYLE | arts
Art journalist Anne Hudson has the rare opportunity to explore
masterpieces from the Tate Gallery in London, on exhibition at
the Auckland Art Gallery, until July 16.
If you are visiting Auckland before mid-July,
I recommend a visit to the Auckland Art
Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki. Auckland is very proud
of this institution, a feeling that the nation
should share as it is a beautiful place with
award-winning architecture, and art of both
national and international significance.
The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from
Tate looks at the representation of the nude
body from the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries through to the contemporary era,
and demonstrates how social attitudes and
mores have influenced art throughout different
The earlier work was created for the
pleasure of viewing, while the more
contemporary pieces were created with
the intention of challenging our ideas and
perceptions. Drawing, painting and sculpting
the human body has always been central to
artists’ practice, which makes this exhibition
so interesting. The title of the exhibition
establishes our expectations; we will see
the body, the human form exposed and laid
before us for our titillation and edification.
‘Laid’ has more modern connotations which
are not explicit in this exhibition, but themes
of sexuality, gender, and feminism are an
underlying thread throughout.
Let us start with Lord Frederic Leighton’s The
Bath of Psyche. This beautiful woman is like a
goddess, lightly draped in soft fabric and about
to bathe. She stands in a classical landscape of
Roman columns with her arms raised to create
a sensuous pose, the framing of the painting
designed by the artist to enhance the visual
effect of the work for the viewer.
This woman was created by amalgamating
the most beautiful features of several female
bodies, this Victorian version of image editing
demonstrating the expectations and desires
that governed the depiction of the female form
at that time. What’s more, this beautiful woman
also highlights gender politics of the era, as
she was created originally with only the male
viewer in mind. Nude portraits such as these
served as outlets for gentlemen of the time
to gaze upon the female form without being
improper, while women were not permitted to
view the works. Nowadays, by contrast, men
and women can enjoy this lovely lady together,
highlighting the shift in social and cultural norms
that has occurred since the work was created.
The following room leads us into the
modernist era where the nude body is no
longer depicted in the classical realm but
instead in that of the everyday; the bathroom,
the boudoir. The nude is still a central subject
for these painters, but the sitter is now more
than just a subject, increasingly she is a wife,
a lover, a prostitute, or muse. Through this
personal connection, we are invited into
Nude Woman in a Red Armchair
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The Kiss – Auguste Rodin
The Bath of Psyche – Lord Frederic Leighton
Drawing, painting and
sculpting the human body has
always been central to artists’
practice, which makes this
exhibition so interesting.
the private space of the artist and his
subject, and are encouraged to consider
the body more intimately and perhaps
Pierre Bonnard paints his wife taking a
bath and Pablo Picasso depicts his lover
Marie Thérèse nude in an armchair, while
Henri Matisse in Draped Nude places his
subject in an exotic Moroccan setting.
The signature work of this exhibition is
Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss, the enormous
marble sculpture of two entwined lovers
caught in a moment of passion working
on many levels. Its sheer size is quite
sublime, with the poses of the beautiful
couple simultaneously showcasing strength,
beauty, passion, and vulnerability. The
male, Paolo, is muscular with large feet
and hands which hold the delicate almost
childlike figure of Francesca in a loving
embrace. In doing this, the piece is able to
capture and create from stone a moment
that is fluid, graceful, and tender, a material
so synonymous with being hard, cold, and
The exhibition continues with equally
profound pieces that appeal viscerally to
the viewer, while the artists reveal their
souls through their work. This section of
the exhibition is more challenging both
visually and intellectually but time taken
studying the work is rewarding.
The work of artists such as Louise
Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Sir Stanley
Spencer, Willem de Kooning and others
make us aware of the fragility and
complexity of life and love. We are asked
to leave behind our stereotypical ideas of
not only what should constitute a work of
art, but also our social constructs of truth
Through the use of sculpture, abstract
painting, and photography, the artists
turn our accepted notions upside down
and make us think about ourselves and
our own reality, our own bodies and our
perceptions of them.
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4. Jeffrey Campbell boots from Andrea Biani $229.90
5. Klippan Rug from Nordic Chill $199.00
6. S’well bottle from Industria $65.00
7. Fifth label Coat from Collective $189.00
8. Raincoat from Redcurrent $79.50
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11. Imonni Knit from Zip Me Up $110.00
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44 STYLE | fashion news
FINDING NZ TALENT
Brother Design Stars are giving young creative
talent the chance to grab the limelight at this
year’s New Zealand Fashion Week Graduate
Show. Now in its fourth year, the show will
centre around the design theme ‘Steal the
Show’, and encourages entrants to create a
design that stands out from the crowd.
Watch www.brotherdesignstars.co.nz to see
the winners, who will be announced in August.
TAKE ME TO THE
Our central city is becoming more vibrant each
day and is increasingly carving out a reputation
as a top fashion retail destination. Cult favourite
fashion store Infinite Definite transitioned from
the Re:Start Mall into its High Street store last
month, and offers an eclectic mix of brands for
both men and women, ranging from Lonely and
Nobody Denim to Stolen Girlfriends Club and
their own eponymous brand, Infinite Definite.
We are loving Rolla’s Jeans’ new men’s range.
Head Over Heels is also a new arrival at The
Crossing; a mecca for shoe-lovers city-wide,
with a reputation synonymous with quality and
top brands. Currently on the shelf are the justlanded
Beau Coops – we are running in to get
our hands on these stunning Rainne boots.
BEST KEPT SECRET
Three Christchurch entrepreneurs have collaborated to
develop Kept, a brand offering an exquisite range of scarves
and gloves. These timeless designs are crafted in Italy and
Germany in partnership with multi-generational family
businesses to ensure the highest possible levels of quality. All
products from the limited collections are made from premium
natural materials such as cashmere, wool, silk and leather.
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Embrace the magic of winter with these divine outfits for girls and boys.
Stylist Victoria Tait Photography Charlie Jackson Models Mathilda, Beatrix and Freddie Smulders,
Ava and Henry Preece, Alexander and Sophia Tait, Taylor and Joshua Mullinger
Hair Sophie Matthews, Bliss Hair Salon Makeup Odette Inglis and Madeline Fergus, KSSM
Sophia wears Tutu Ruffle Layer Skirt $49 in navy, Reversible Quilted Bomber Jacket in blue $69.90, and Cable Knit Beanie $39.90, both
from Seed Heritage, with Bunny Slip On Trainer $39.95, and Pink Ballet Tights $12.95, both by Cotton On.
46 STYLE | fashion
Henry wears Quilted Sweater $44.90, with black Skinny Jean $59.90, both from Seed Heritage. Freddie wears blue Reversible Quilted Bomber Jacket $69.90, with Jack Chino
$39.95, from Cotton On, with Ankle Strap High Top Shoes $89.90 by Country Road. Taylor wears Padded Front Jacket $89.90 by Witchery, Twill Pant $59.90 by Seed Heritage
and New Balance 690v2 Trail Trainer $100. Joshua wears yellow Puffa Vest $59.90 by Seed Heritage, own grey top, Jarvis Track Denim Pant $44.95 from Cotton On and Xceed
Chase Trainer $49.95 from Hannahs. Mathilda wears The Pocket Crop Knit $89.90 with Metallic Pleat Skirt $64.90, both by Witchery, and own tights and shoes.
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Alexander wears Orange Puffa Vest $59.90 and black Skinny Jean $59.90 both from Seed Heritage, with own shoes. Sophia wears Sequined Tutu $69.90, Frill Shoulder Tee
$34.90 and Marle Spot Puffa Jacket $89.90, all from Seed Heritage, with Bunny Slip On Trainer $39.95 and Pink Ballet Tights $12.95, both by Cotton On. Ava wears Cherry Pom Pom
Tee $44.90 by Seed Heritage and Metallic Legging $34.90 from Witchery. Beatrix wears Sequin Windcheater top $49.90 and Quilted Skirt $44.90, both from Seed Heritage, with
Twinkle Toes Step Up-Sparkle Spice Skechers $89. All girls wear Diamante Cat Headbands $14.90 from Seed Heritage.
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Ava wears Cherry Pom Pom Tee $44.90 by Seed Heritage, Metallic Legging $34.90 from Witchery and own shoes. Beatrix wears Sequin Windcheater top
$49.90 and Quilted Skirt $44.90, both from Seed Heritage, with Twinkle Toes Step Up-Sparkle Spice $89 by Skechers. Mathilda wears The Pocket Crop Knit
$89.90 and Metallic Pleat Skirt $64.90 both by Witchery, with own shoes. All girls wear Diamante Cat Headbands $14.90 from Seed Heritage.
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Sophia wears Sequined Tutu $69.90, Frill Shoulder Tee $34.90, and Marle Spot Puffa Jacket $89.90, with Diamante Cat Headband $14.90, all from Seed Heritage, with Bunny
Slip On Trainer $39.95 and Pink Ballet Tights $12.95, both by Cotton On. Henry wears Quilted Sweater $44.90 and black Skinny Jean $59.90, both from Seed Heritage, with
New Balance 690v2 Trail Trainer $100. Alexander wears Orange Puffa Vest $59.90 and black Skinny Jean $59.90, both from Seed Heritage, with own shoes. Freddie wears blue
Reversible Quilted Bomber Jacket $69.90, Jack Chino $39.95, from Cotton On and Ankle Strap High Top Shoes $89.90 by Country Road.
50 STYLE | fashion
Beatrix wears Spree Ski Jacket $199.99 by Macpac, Metallic Legging $34.90 from Witchery, with Kids Shred Snow Goggle $39.95 from
Torpedo 7 and Girls Bal Harbour Trainers $55 by Ralph Lauren. Mathilda wears Belay V2 Down Jacket $129.99 and Kids Shred Snow
Goggle $39.95, both by Torpedo 7, with Denim Biker Jean $79.90 and Twinkle Toes Shuffles Twirly Toes $50 by Skechers.
Freddie wears EGG Helmet $139.95 with Stars And Stripes Skin $29.95, Astro Hooded Down
Jacket $199.99 by Macpac, Jack Chino $39.95 from Cotton On and Ankle Strap High Top Shoes
$89.90 by Country Road.
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52 STYLE | wellbeing
FOR OFFICE WORKERS
Do you spend a lot of time
sitting? Elly McGuinness
gives us some simple tips
to help us mentally and
Many careers in the modern world involve
sitting at a desk for lengthy periods. If
you drive to work, you’ll often find yourself in
a similar position throughout your commute,
meaning that your body is spending a large
portion of the day seated and immobile. The
potential negative effects of prolonged sitting
can range from raised blood pressure and
excess abdominal fat to chronic lower back
and hip pain. Follow these eight tips to help
improve your wellbeing and posture.
Take breaks, and plenty of them. Stop
for at least 5-10 minutes every hour and don’t
feel bad for doing so. Overall, you should find
you’re more alert and productive throughout
the day. Do a few simple stretches or go for
a short walk during your breaks in order to get
your body into a different position. If you
have a tendency to work non-stop, set an
alarm on your phone to remind you to get up
Drink plenty of water. This will help your
brain to stay alert and will help reduce the
likelihood of making poor nutrition choices
throughout the day. It will also help you to put
the first point into action – if you’re drinking
enough water; you will need to get up for
bathroom breaks at regular intervals!
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If possible at your workplace, consider
setting up a sit-stand workstation so your body
doesn’t remain in a fixed seated position all day.
Get it set up professionally to ensure everything
is at the right level for optimal posture.
Go outside! During at least one of your
breaks during the day, go for a walk outside.
Also consider doing this before and/or after
work. Exposure to sunlight can help boost your
body’s vitamin D production and regulate your
levels of serotonin, the chemical that helps
control your mood, concentration, and sleep
cycle. Go a step further and take a walk amongst
nature if you can.
Aim to regularly incorporate the ‘palms
up’ posture into your day. This can helpful in
combatting the forward-slouching posture that
is so often conducive to tight shoulder and neck
muscles. If your hands are on a keyboard, you
can keep your forearms on your desk, but turn
your palms so they are facing upwards. If you’re
able to, consider closing your eyes for a minute
while you do this, allowing yourself a bit of a
‘mental time out’. Try to find other opportunities
during your day to turn your palms up (or facing
forward if you are standing up).
Plan ahead with healthy snacks such as
fruit, vegetable sticks, hummus, nuts, seeds,
boiled eggs, and even dark chocolate. This will
help reduce the need to rush to the vending
machine or cookie jar at 3pm each day, and will
contribute to your overall health.
If walking or biking to work is not an option
for you, consider parking a few blocks away.
This will help stretch out your legs and give you
the chance to refresh your mind.
Take up pilates or yoga on a regular
basis. Both of these disciplines encourage
an awareness of posture and an activation of
the ‘core’ muscles, which can transfer into an
increased attentiveness to posture while you are
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54 STYLE | beauty
ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR
It’s wintertime and your skin needs some serious TLC.
Words Victoria Tait
Your skin behaves differently in winter. It’s up against the elements and
subjected to colder temperatures, fiercer winds, and low humidity. So, it’s
unsurprising many of us end up with flaky and lacklustre skin. In this issue we
review some of the top products on the market as well as some essential tips
that will help bring your skin back to life.
SWITCH TO A SOAP-FREE, NON-FOAMING CLEANSER
Foaming cleaners can strip your skin of its natural oils. In the winter months,
we need as many of these as possible to keep our PH balance in check.
Soap-free, non-lathering cleansers have a neutral pH, so they don’t disturb
the acidic pH of your skin and are much less drying. We love Mario Badescu
Enzyme Cleansing Gel, it’s suitable for even oily skin types, without being
drying, and it’s a gel texture and is slightly exfoliating. Aesop Purifying Facial
Cream Cleanser is another non-foaming cleaner, which gently cleanses the
skin without completely stripping the surface layer of its natural oils.
INCLUDE SOME GENTLE EXFOLIATION
A little mild exfoliation can actually help dry skin. This is because it removes
the build-up of dead skin cells that are blocking the moisturising ingredients
from getting through. We would recommend KORRES Beauty Shots Kiwi
Mild Exfoliating Scrub – a mild exfoliate infused with a natural blend of
energising kiwifruit, orange and apple juices, as well as Aloe barbadensis leaf
juice and almond oil. Kate Somervillie ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment
is an award-winning treatment that is purifying and helps to reduce the
appearance of wrinkles right away, while calming and soothing skin.
Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Korres Beauty Shots Kiwi
Mild Exfoliating Scrub
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LOCK IN MOISTURE WITH A CREAM
It’s best to look for an oil-free cream. We love the new Clarins Hydra-
Essentiel range of creams that plump thirsty skin with precious moisture. The
secret of the range is in the use of organic medicinal kalanchoe extract, which
boosts the skin’s hyaluronic acid production.
If you need more intensive hydration try Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive
Hydration Gel. This super hydrating, anti-ageing gel will plump skin and
leave you with a juicy complexion. 16Brand Donkey Milk Cream, which is
actually formulated with 10% donkey milk, is also a must try. This nourishing
moisturiser instantly quenches skin, brightens and awakens dull, fatigued areas.
USE A SERUM AND INVEST IN A NIGHT TREATMENT
Winter skin needs additional care, which a night treatment and serum can
provide. This season we are super impressed with Dermalogica’s Nightly Lip
Treatment. Applied at night this magical cream firms and tightens fine lines
around the lips, adds hydration and restores a barrier. Also worth a try is
the Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-Phase Serum – a refreshing, lightweight serum
that restores comfort and radiance to super-thirsty skin, instantly soothing
tightness and irritations, and for use morning and/or evening.
We hear this time and time again, because it is true. Keep up your fluids
in the winter months. Drinking plenty of water is the number one key to
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56 STYLE | business
SENIOR STYLIST AT VIVO SALON
How did your career as a hair-stylist begin?
I very first started as a hairstylist in a full-time course
at Avonmore. I finished my first year of hairdressing
five weeks early thanks to the support of some
amazing tutors! This is when my drive for success
What made you look at getting into competition
In 2013 and 2014 I won colour technician of the year
and I think this is when I started thinking more about
competitions. Social media played a big role in my
vision and success, I started following all the top hair
dressers in New Zealand and globally. I wanted to
see my name where I was seeing theirs.
What is most rewarding about the competition
work you create?
The most rewarding thing about competition work is
having a vision, planning for it,and then finally seeing it
come to life in front of you. Knowing that your hard
work has brought your vision together.
What is your advice for stylists who are thinking
about getting into competition work?
Do it! Put everything you have into it. If you have an
idea, run with it, and do what you love and what you
think is beautiful.
Describe yourself in three words?
Passionate, determined, focused.
What do you love most about working at Vivo?
Everything! I love how much support I receive from
everyone, I love that Vivo is like a big family, the
training we receive and the opportunities we are
given to grow ourselves.
What does the future hold for you?
I want to grow and learn all I can, and continue having
amazing clients who love coming to see me. I would
like to travel the world more with my competition
work and join artistic teams while creating beautiful
work. One of my biggest goals is to work back stage
at New York Fashion Week. Most of all I want to
make my friends, family and Vivo proud.
Photography Charlie Jackson
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HAVE RED CARPET ENVY
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ADD VITAMINS TO YOUR SKIN
Using vitamin-rich formulations in your skincare
routine can provide much-needed care to a
sleep-deprived or hard-working body. Aesop’s
Perfect Facial Hydrating Cream contains potent
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There’s relaxation, and then there’s real relaxation. In the
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Want more fun on the mountain? Whether renting or buying, the
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With more than 50 season’s experience, the service is second to
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Taieri Gorge Railway is one of the world’s great train trips and one of
Dunedin’s top attractions. Departing from the Dunedin railway station,
the train travels through some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery.
Not to be missed, it’s an all-weather experience heightened by winter’s
From backpackers to private rooms, Snow Denn caters to all, in the
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62 STYLE | motoring
A BMW WITH
POWER AND POISE
Motoring writer Ross Kiddie spends some time behind the wheel
of the brand new five-series.
PRICE: BMW 530d, $144,800
DIMENSIONS: Length, 4936mm;
width, 1868mm; height, 1479mm
rear-wheel-drive, 2993cc, 195kW,
620Nm, eight-speed automatic
PERFORMANCE: 0-100km/h, 5.7sec
FUEL USAGE: 4.7l/100km
Cyclone Cook was doing its darnedest to
drench Christchurch but there was little
choice, I had to make a journey to my mother’s
The car I was driving was BMW’s new fiveseries
– the 530d to be exact – and it was the
perfect vehicle for the wet conditions, offering
the poise and control you can get only with
As it turned out, the further west I went
the drier the roads became, but that mattered
little as the new five-series is a car that you can
drive much the same wet or dry. Yes, the 530d
has mammoth power outputs – 195kW and
620Nm – but such is the way it puts power to
ground, and the superb traction control devices,
that there is little fear that grip in any situation
would be lost.
The 530d has a high level of specification
for comfort and convenience in addition to
the aforementioned safety aspect. It sells at
$133,900 in standard form, but with BMW’s
long list of optional extras, the test car hits
the road at $144,800, with some of the
specification items including an M-Sport
package – consisting of 20in wheels, dynamic
damper control and special brakes. While it’s
quite an outlay, you do get a lot of car for the
For one, the BMW five-series is big; at almost
5m it sits squarely in the large luxury car market
and has all of the on-board elements to cocoon
its occupants in elegance and opulence, while
imparting a sporty feel from behind the steering
Under the bonnet sits a 2993cc, straight sixcylinder,
turbocharged diesel engine. Not only
does the engine stand out for its high power
and torque figures, but the level of refinement
and smoothness is most un-diesel-like, as it is
immensely quiet at all speeds. It is also a freerevving
engine; a lot of the latter is due to the
never-ending supply of gearbox ratios.
The engine is paired with a silky-smooth
eight-speed transmission. One of the aspects
which impressed me the most was the
undetectable gear shifts; while the rev counter
flicks back and then forward at the point of
change, the transmission itself is so clean at
shift-point there is no feel.
As you would expect, the driver can take
control over the shift process through steering
wheel-mounted paddles, and there are also
sport and comfort drive management protocols
which the driver can use to set up the vehicle
for any particular drive route.
With the strong torque figures and the
area at which maximum torque is reached
(2000rpm) there is a strong feeling of urgency
within the engine, the five-series in this form
will lunge to 100km/h from a standstill in 5.7sec
and will make a highway overtake – 80km/h-
120km/h – in 3.8sec.
These figures don’t come at the cost of fuel
waste. BMW claims an amazing 4.7-litre per
100km (60mpg) combined cycle rating for the
big six, although I’ll have to be excused for
a 6.9l/100km (41mpg) figure during testing
time. The trip computer also lists a 5l/100km
(56mpg) instantaneous reading at 100km/h
which, taking into account my heavy foot, are
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At highway speed, the 530d glides with quiet
motion. Even with low-profile tyres the ride is
fabulous, the suspension soaking up the uneven
surfaces and making it hard to detect the jiggle
often associated with stiff sidewalls.
As you would expect with BMW, drive is
channelled rearwards and because of the natural
handling characteristics of rear-wheel-drive
there is a neutral handling sensation. Taking into
account the quality of feel through the steering
wheel, the 530d feels biased towards sporty,
but we are talking about a luxury vehicle, and
the combination is sheer brilliance.
If you also add in the punch from up front,
the 530d is an amazing touring car. It dispenses
distance with ease and sips fuel until the point
at which the driver is ready to launch forwards.
It is also an easy car to drive at city speeds;
the cockpit is loaded with clever electronic
functions to make it manoeuvrable in tight
confines, and if that metered car park has
always been a navigational challenge, the 530d
will park automatically for you at the touch of a
It’s impossible not to be smitten with the
new five-series, as it builds on the reputation of
its predecessors but adds in an improvement
factor that’s going to be hard to eclipse when
the next generation rolls around, leaving me with
the question – how good can future cars get?
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IN A WORLD
OF ITS OWN
If you’re looking for a casual, family-friendly place
to go for dinner, look no further than Embers.
Words Bridget Rutherford Photography Charlie Jackson
have to admit, when I heard the restaurant was part of The
I Papanui Club, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But upon arrival, it
was hard to miss the modern two-storey building, lit up with an
impressive large glass lighting display inside that can be seen from
Sawyers Arms Road.
It opened just over a year ago and sits alongside the club’s
other facilities, including bars, a carvery and a fitness centre. But
you wouldn’t know it when visiting Embers – it seemed to be in
a world of its own.
When we were seated, we opened our menus to an
impressive array of Argentinian-inspired options. And while there
were vegetarian dishes, meat really took centre stage. For the
entrée, I went with the prosciutto and manchego filled pastry
empanadas, with wood-fired capsicum romesco.
As we waited for our entrée to arrive, we were able to watch
the chefs work their magic in the open-plan kitchen. From
looking at the menu, it was difficult to decide what main to
choose, given the options.
The friendly waitress informed us the most popular choices
were ‘From the Pit’, where you could choose from beef, pork
or lamb cooked over the fire, served with duck fat roasted
potatoes, vegetable medley, with house salad, chimichurri and
red wine jus.
But we couldn’t go past the mains. I opted for the venison
with smoked garlic kumara whip, fava beans, candied bacon with
blueberry and shiitake mushroom jus.
The venison was tender and paired well with the kumara
whip. The candied bacon was a nice touch, and added a bit of
My dining partner ordered the grain-fed Wakanui ribeye, with
duck fat roasted potatoes, chorizo, chickpeas, wilted spinach,
smoked tomato chutney and onion rings.
As we ate, more patrons from the club’s bar filtered through
to have dinner in the restaurant creating a vibrant atmosphere.
When it came to dessert, we couldn’t look past the affogato.
It was Embers’ take on the dessert, which featured coffee and
vanilla bean ice cream, served with a Kahlua shot, espresso and
Its presentation was excellent, served in a cocktail glass with a
shot of Kahlua and espresso to pour over the ice cream.
It was a nice way to top off a pleasant dining experience.
All in all, Embers had a nice, social atmosphere, and was a
good place to go for a laid-back meal out. The meals are on
the larger side, however, so make sure you’re hungry. Embers is
open from Wednesday to Sunday each week.
Embers • The Papanui Club • 310 Sawyers Arms Road,
Bishopdale • 359 9586 • Wed-Sat from 5pm, Sunday from noon
66 STYLE | food news
Words Vanessa Ortynsky
FROM TOKYO TO CHRISTCHURCH
If you didn’t catch it on Master Chef, matcha is the new supreme ingredient that is
taking the western world by storm. The finely ground powder is that of specially
grown and processed green tea. And there’s good news for matcha lovers in
Christchurch as they can now sample the Japanese flavour throughout the city.
Immerse yourself in matcha tea at T2 (Westfield Riccarton), where there’s everything
from powder pouches to a full green tea-making kit. For a flavour hit, we recommend
matcha soft-serve ice cream at Sushi Soldier (Little High Eatery) or the matcha waffles
at Hello Sunday, Elgin Street, Sydenham.
Sweet & Savage operates out of a pictureperfect
1959 Airstream caravan in Akaroa.
The freshly-made and downright delicious
doughnuts incorporate surprising flavours like
orange mascarpone and rock salt. If that’s
not enough to get you over the hill, they are
now available every Friday at Uncommon on
NEW OPENING: TMR
Dessert favourite The Monday Room has
rebranded as TMR and re-opened its doors at
161 High Street. Lucky for us, the new venue
continues to serve beautifully-plated dinner,
desserts and drink options – with lunch and
brunch on the horizon.
THE SECRET’S OUT
Those who venture to Christchurch’s
newest speakeasy, Red Light District, will be
rewarded with an extensive cocktail menu
and Asian-inspired bar menu. We suggest
you get your glad rags on and head down
Victoria Street to the opium den-style bar and
restaurant. Ask for a Genever and ale, it’s our
NEW ON THE CITY MENU
The Crowne Plaza’s reopening at 764 Colombo Street brings
to the Christchurch food scene three new food and drink
establishments: ground-floor Café 1851, Social Wine Bar and
Market Place. Proudly staffed with its own butcher, fishmonger
and grocer, Market Place is celebrating its arrival by offering
diners a free ‘veggie patch’ when two mains are ordered. T&Cs
apply. Booking essential. Offer is not valid in conjunction with other
ongoing promotions and offers. crowneplaza.com/christchurch
Top wines of the month matched
with sumptuous foods.
The Winemaker’s Wife
Waipara Riesling 2016
Fancy a glass of something fabulous?
Try this aromatic Waipara riesling,
from award-winning winemaker
Simon McGeorge. It’s rich,
generous and bursting with
flavours of mandarin, lime
and a hint of honey. This is
a riesling that will surprise
Enjoy with Thai
Larb Salad. The
citrus and honey
and green chilli.
800 Harewood Rd (Airport End)
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Phone: 359 2772
4/4 Troup Drive, Addington
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Ph: 341 1110
410 Marshland Rd
Monday - Sunday
8:00am - 6:00pm
Ph: 385 6976
YOUR GUIDE TO
WINING & DINING IN
RACECOURSE HOTEL &
Located opposite Riccarton Park, this
hotel offers great dining, Sports Bar (with
pool tables, SKY sport, gaming lounge,
TAB), Carbine Lounge and affordable
accommodation. Hoofbeats Restaurant
(famous for their roasts) open daily from
6.30am serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Grand National Racing Carnival
August 5 - 12. Start & finish your
race day with us!
118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch
Phone 03 342 7150 www.racecoursehotel.co.nz
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.
236 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 260 2605
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
Open Wed to Sun 11.30am to late
Mona Vale HoMestead
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
Open now 7am-5pm
40 Mona Vale Avenue,
03 341 7450
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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
Members, guests & affiliates welcome
Uncommon pride themselves on providing
an out-of-the-ordinary café experience
that showcases the region’s finest produce
where fine dining techniques, flavours
and presentation meet next-level service
in modern, contemporary surrounds.
You’ll find modern twists on café classics,
including their famous Breakfast Board and
Hot Cakes. Discover a slice of Melbourne
café cool right here in Christchurch!
Opens: Mon - Fri 7am - 4pm,
Sat & Sun 8am - 4pm
262 Tuam Street, Christchurch
03 379 3977 or email@example.com
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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
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,
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
URBAN CORNER CAFE
Industrial chic on the outside, awesomely
trendy on the inside. We are the perfect
venue for private functions. Our cafe also
sells an amazing selection of gift ware,
curios and Kiwiana.
We are very kid friendly!
Check out our $15 evening specials
200g Steak and Chicken Parma. Available
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Open 7 Days from 8.30am
Cnr New Brighton Road & Bower Avenue,
Phone: 03 388 3649
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
Sala Sala aSian FuSion
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
Tuesday - Sunday, closed Mondays
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.00pm Dinner: 5.30pm - late.
142 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Phone: 03 355 5932
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
2 Flavell Street, Heathcote Valley, Christchurch
Ph 384 1124
Open daily from 10am - 11pm
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Alvarados is the essential destination for
experiencing true Mexican cuisine.
Open daily from 11.00am.
77 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch
Ph 03 374 4149
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Located in the Cashmere Club, the
Riverview Restaurant offers quality,
affordable a la carte dining.
Specialists in events and special
occasions. No function too big or too
small. Private functions room available.
Dine al fresco on the sheltered patio.
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
Members, guests & affiliates welcome
Extensive selection of dishes ranging
local favourites through to International
and Asian cuisine.
Also famous for delicious desserts.
Definitely something to satisfy any
July feature cuisine: ITALIAN
Open daily for lunch and dinner
110 Marshland Road, Christchurch.
Ph 386 0088
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terrace downs resort
Let us take the stress out of your festive
dining - come and enjoy a delicious mid
winter Christmas Lunch Buffet or Dinner
(A’La Carte) amongst the ambiance to
live music. Book today!
Saturday 8th July 12.30 - 2.30pm Buffet
6.00pm - 8.00pm Dinner A’la Carte
(Last booking 8pm)
Sunday 9th July
11.00am - 1.00pm Buffet (1st Sitting)
2.00pm - 4.00pm Buffet (2nd Sitting)
*Bookings essential, call today: 03 318 6943
SELWYN TASTE DIRECTORY
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
The Pedal Pusher
Vibrant Funky Gastro Pub with Great
Food, Great atmosphere... Fantastic
service... Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner..
Make us your local... your home away
Open 7 days - 9am till Late
Ph 03 260 0866
55 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston
284-286 Lincoln Road, Addington
The Silver Dollar Bar &
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 &
Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm
Now open for breakfasts, Sunday’s 9am – 12pm
Bookings Essential. Ph 03 347 0386
871 Jones Rd, Rolleston
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
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
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4.30pm-Late.
Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook
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)
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MEETS THE EYE
Whether for a ribeye steak or drinks with friends, The Racecourse
Hotel is a Christchurch institution.
Words Victoria Tait Photography Charlie Jackson
Situated on Racecourse Road adjacent to Riccarton
Racecourse, The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge
is famous in Canterbury for its daily roast meals and
racetrack connections. However, there’s even more on
offer at this privately owned business. This complex includes
accommodation, two bars and a restaurant, which each have
their own look.
The well-established restaurant and bar Hoofbeats is often
frequented by racehorse owners, trainers, jockeys and members
of the public alike. It has a welcoming family atmosphere
and caters for children with an excellent play area and an
extensive children's two course menu from $10 – healthy and
affordable. The bistro’s comprehensive menu includes the bestselling
ribeye mignon steak garnished with grilled bacon and
mushroom sauce, and the chocolate gateau served with fruit,
ice-cream and cream, all at very modest prices. There is also a
specials board that changes daily. The bar offers an extensive
wine list, spirits, as well as a large range of local and imported
beer. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner: pop in for breakfast
on a Sunday then head over to the markets at the racecourse.
Feel like a drink before dinner? Or an after-work catch-up?
The sports bar offers TAB, gaming machines, pool table and
live music on a Friday night and race days. Alternatively, there’s
the Carbine Lounge and Bar, the most recent addition to the
Developed in 2011, the lounge bar provides a casual, homeaway-from-home
atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor
areas. It’s a perfect place to meet friends and family for a drink
with the option of going next door for a meal. It is also available
for functions, both private and corporate.
If you have visitors coming from out of town, the hotel and
motor lodge offers 46 studio units, with a rural atmosphere
that fits perfectly with the racecourse theme. The rooms are
serviced daily, have Sky TV, a phone, hairdryer, tea, microwave,
and coffee services. There is ample parking and also a
playground for children.
The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge prides itself on value
for money, family-friendly services and looking after the seniors
of our community with daily roast specials. See for yourself,
and make a date – perhaps to catch the Grand National
Racing Carnival Week. Starting August 5th, the grand finale is
The Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge New Zealand Grand
National Steeplechase on August 12th.
The Racecourse Hotel • 118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton
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1. Finance Offers are available until 30th September 2017 or while stocks last through My Ford Finance. Fiesta offer requires 20% deposit upfront, 48 monthly payments of
$499 with no baloon payment. Total amount payable is $29,400. Offer is based on $27,240 plus $1,000.00 on road costs, $169 establishment fee, $495 dealer originiation
fee at a rate of 1%p.a PPSR fee of $13 applies. Fiesta offer requires 20% deposit upfront, 48 monthly payments of $599 with no baloon payment. Total amount payable is
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Storm McVay, Miles Yeoman
Ingrid Geldof, Juanita O’Connell
Michelle Anderson, Lynn Woods
Hannah Small, Melissa Benge, Jane Howe
LOUIS CHAMPAGNE BAR
Like a scene from a movie, bystanders watched admiringly as
elegant feet trod with refined steps along the red carpet welcoming
Christchurch’s A-listers to the grand opening of the Louis Champagne
Bar. Victoria Street shivered under the swirl of winter’s breezy breath
whilst within, chilled flutes of France’s finest, bubbled and sparkled like
jewels set in a heavenly tiara. The tumult of conversation rose to create
an hypnotic spell, weaving through the gathering, gladdening hearts
as the magic bubbles, gladdened the taste buds. The party was the
perfect welcome to this salon of taste and discernment.
Georgia McClung, Debby Kerr, Norman Engel
Mathilde Laboude, Leigh Whitelaw
Vanessa Clements, Sophie Freear, Aaron Pero
David Kerr, Liz and Stephen Collins
Andrea Allen, Rebecca Stewart, Helen Hanson
If you are unsure of the value
of your property, we’re happy
to visit and give a free market
appraisal without obligation.
Phone 03 377 0509
Mobile 021 703 023
Licensed Agent REAA
Jo Batchelor, Juliana Hilson, Leanne O’Sullivan
Rachel Eade, Naomi Hooft, Hayley Truscott
Flora Brons, Amy Anderson
Ben Sexton, Zelia Horrell
THE GREAT CHRISTCHURCH
ART SHOW 2017
Fabulous art, providing nourishment to slake the soul’s hunger for
refinement, boldly stood before the public at Wigram on a cold
winter’s evening. Opening night of this year’s Great Christchurch Art
Show proved to be an exciting spectacle, as pieces were eagerly
snapped up in the electric atmosphere. As the crowd browsed, they
were inundated with tempting catering as trays of goodies circulated
the room and, at almost every turn, plinths laden with a dazzling variety
of gourmet cheeses, fought with the visual treats for guest’s attention.
What a brilliant party it was!
Jennifer Black, Maryanne Adams
Tom and Anna Gilbert
Florence Egasse, Deborah Smithson, Jo Mcmillan
Amy Silk, Bexie Schreuder
Madeline Davis, Sandy McLean, Mary Van Tongeren
Karin Hubber, Terry McDonald, Rachael Hair
Nicole and Steve Grenfell
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The Great Hall was decked out for an occasion of note, the rich
wooden interior glowing warmly in invitation as guests filed in.
Ronald McDonald House South Island (RMHSI) once again hosted
the annual Christchurch Supper Club, an event always eagerly
anticipated. Glasses were topped up by a bottle-wielding aerialist,
dangling gracefully above the crowd, her lissom contortions drawing
appreciative applause. Pulses were starting to quicken and palates
were becoming roused as the mystery of who would be sent to where,
to dine, stoked the mounting excitement. The evening then began,
filled with gastronomic promise.
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The evening rain, in near horizontal sheets, mocked at the
pedestrians, hapless in their attempts to seek shelter in
New Regent Street. The quaint thoroughfare did though provide
some relief, for those with the appropriate invitation, from the
remorseless elements. The affair to which the brollied folk were
scurrying was a Cancer Society Ball pre - event party, hosted
by Young’s Jewellers. Within the discreetly small boutique,
where the gems of yesteryear twinkle like the stars of tomorrow,
fizzing flutes caressed the lips and tasty temptations lifted the
palates to the sunny place, where the angry winter out on the
cobblestones, is faraway.
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STYLE | etiquette 81
STYLE’S GUIDE TO
How times have changed. Virginia Mackenzie (née Upham) and friends in
1970 on the slopes above St James Station, North Canterbury.
Avoid potential pitfalls on the slopes
this season with these essential tips for
mountain style and etiquette.
Words Victoria Tait
Whether you’re new to the slopes, or a speed-loving
veteran, there are some unwritten etiquette rules:
• If you want a good park then get up early, no one likes a
pushy driver in the car park.
• Remember, everyone is trying to get up and down the
mountain, so give way, smile, and don’t be aggressive. Karma’s
• Don’t cut in the line for the chairlift – we know that you’re
with someone who’s 20 places ahead and you really had to
pee, but let us tell you now – we don’t really care. Wait your
turn like everyone else.
• It’s okay to share a chairlift with strangers as, chances are, they
don’t really want to talk to you either.
• Give right-of-way to skiers in front of you.
• Help out fallen skiers and, in some way, the universe will
reward you. And you won’t look like a complete wanker.
• A helmet is essential – and on trend.
• Monochrome is a perennially stylish and safe option, while
orange or yellow neon trousers paired back with a black
jacket is also a classic look. This season, sixties paintbox
colours are on the rise and are guaranteed to get you noticed
in the group.
• Embrace your inner eighties diva and get your hands on
some stirrup pants. They are having a comeback thanks to
Balenciaga, so ensure you pack a pair for on and off the slopes.
• Most ski accommodation is toasty. Don’t only pack cashmere
– lightweight tops for layering are ideal when fireside.
• Don’t pack high heels, please just don’t.
• What’s this season’s trophy après-ski item? A statement coat;
look to for something with an overly extravagant fur collar to
really pack a punch. Wear it; don’t pack it, as it’s likely to take
up an entire suitcase.
• When drinking, do as the previous generation (pictured) did
and swig straight from the bottle. This will minimise takehome
rubbish and confirm someone else’s role as sober
driver... or pilot.
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82 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 July 31.
Don’t miss your chance to win a one-person treatment of 2hrs 30mins from
Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa. Choose a 30-minute soak in a mineral-rich, oilinfused
bath, or opt for an ELEMIS Aching Muscle Soak or Nourishing Milk
Bath. Then, enjoy a two-hour Hot Stone Massage – an ancient holistic sensory
experience where warmed basalt stones are positioned on the body, helping
relax muscles, improve circulation and calm the nervous system to allow for a
deeper, more luxurious massage. Valued at $299.
STYLE AND SAFETY
EGG helmets are innovative, customisable
multi-sport helmets for kids aged 2-12. The
helmet can be personalised with skins (printed
washable fabric covers) and add-ons (soft,
rubber snap-on accessories). The helmets meet
and exceed European safety standards for skiing,
snowboarding, cycling, skateboarding, surfing,
kitesurfing, and wakeboarding. We have an
EGG helmet with skin and mohawk add-ons to
give away to one lucky reader, valued altogether
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Cadbury Coco’s premium new dark chocolate combination of salt and crunch will
serve as the perfect touch of luxury this winter. We have a Cadbury Coco prize
pack featuring the new special-edition Cadbury Coco Sea Salt & Pecan alongside
four mouth-watering dark chocolate flavours that make up the Cadbury Coco
range to give away. Cadbury Coco brings a touch of decadence into anyone’s
LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: PURE SHADE: Alison Spencer ADRENALIN FOREST: Sue Bennetts
CHRISTCHURCH ART SHOW: Raelyn White.
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