OCTOBER 2017 CHRISTCHURCH
Cup Week Special
The world’s most
coveted race days
The latest looks
for men &
Dress to Impress
Get to know the Cup
7 steps to a
Reaching New Heights
The wonders of Cirkopolis
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Will it be fascinator or hattinator, dress or pantsuit? Will you down tools
for Tuesday at Addington, or wait for the weekend and ramp it up at
Riccarton? These are the questions that need our attention now, as we plan
ahead for what can only be described as Christchurch’s most anticipated
It is only fitting, then, that the October issue of Style oozes Cup Week
charm. We can help you decide what to wear, whether or not you will brave
a ‘fashion in the field’ event, and what to pack in the picnic hamper. We
also pause to consider why there’s so much fuss around NZ Cup and Show
Week, taking a glance at racing events around the globe, where the stakes
are even higher for fillies and fashionistas alike. The traditions are just as
important whether you are at Ascot, where fascinators are prohibited, or the
Melbourne Cup, which, unlike its English cousin, embraces spring colour.
Victoria Tait, the familiar name and face who has led Style for the past 18
months, knows fashion inside out. Her vision and personal style has elevated
our magazine to the bold, clean look it has today, with editorial that has been
so well received by you, the reader. While Victoria has decided to take on a
new venture, we are lucky enough to still have her leading the biannual Style
Fashion publication and our fashion pages – the editorial spread in this issue
being a testament to her prowess.
For some insider tips on what takes an outfit from impressive to
outstanding, we ask those who will be judging our looks at the Christchurch
Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day. “There’s so many fabulous outfits and I love
hearing the stories about the lengths people go to to put it all together,”
Jackie O’Fee tells us, wishing there were more prizes in the already brimming
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Prepwork is just as important for men, especially those looking to clean
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For the pièce de résistance for that Cup Day
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Leaving their current Ballantynes space
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When Style touches base with Auckland-born circus artist Rosita
Hendry she is performing Cirkopolis in Brazil, but from November
14-19, it is Christchurch’s turn to see this unique blend of circus,
theatre and dance on stage at the Isaac Theatre Royal.
Words Kate Preece
image: Valerie Remise
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“There’s always tons of action going on
on the stage, all the time.” – Ashley Carr
Rosita Henry by Renato Mangolin
Rosita Henry by Renato Mangolin
With Cirque du Soleil having picked up its
Avatar-blue carpet and headed across
the ditch, the next circus spectacular to land
here is brought to us by Montreal-based
troupe Cirque Eloize. New Zealand is the
last leg of the Cirkopolis tour that has already
stopped in Scotland, Brazil and France, but
Christchurch will be the first Kiwi city to see
what happens when you blend circus, theatre
We were surprised to learn the cast had
a couple of Kiwi connections, one being
aerial rope specialist Rosita Hendry and the
other, lead performer Ashley Carr. Ashley
has been with the show since it premiered in
Helsinki five years ago, and was involved in its
creation – perhaps why his character bears his
namesake. While he hasn’t put down roots
in New Zealand, his father has, the owner of
deer farm in Geraldine for the past 30 years.
For Rosita, New Zealand is home. Auckland is
where her family lives, and where her journey
to become a professional circus artist all began.
When asked the main difference between
Cirkopolis and other shows, Ashley points to
the skill of its cast. The performers must be
multi-disciplined, and in being this way the
story is able to unfurl with a more exciting
pace. “There’s always tons of action going on
on the stage, all the time,” Ashley says.
The show follows a story of an office
worker breaking free from the bonds of
monotony, as played out in the 1927 film
Metropolis, but there’s humour, too.
“There’s plenty of slapstick and poetic
humour woven through the storyline which
heightens as he [Ashley] transitions from a dull
existence to a happier place,” Ashley explains.
We interupt Rosita’s training to ask her a
few extra questions about Cirkopolis ahead of
the show’s arrival.
What is your favourite part of the show?
One moment I enjoy in my number is the very
beginning when my business suit is taken off
to reveal my red dress. At this point it feels
like I’m stepping out of one world and into
another. Performing can be a lot like that for
me. When I was young I was very shy, but
performing on stage was different, I could step
into a new world on stage and could really be
Should we take along our partners, kids, or both?
The show definitely has something for
everyone. You have strong athletic artists
performing high levels of acrobatic skills and
humour that has the right balance for children
and adults. I can guarantee you will come away
with a smile on your face.
Following your dream to be a circus artist
has certainly taken you around the world.
Did you ever expect to become accredited
as a specialist in aerial rope with a minor in
Growing up in NZ thinking about performing
in such high level companies when NZ
seems to be so far away were really just
dreams. Along the way I’ve learnt that the only
way to get to the top of the mountain is
consistent application and knowing when to
rest and enjoy the moment... stopping to smell
the roses as they say.
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“I love being with family
and all the different
dynamics that come from
all the personalities.” –
image: Patrick Lazic
Is travelling with Cirque Eloize in any way like
growing up in a household of seven children?
Most definitely. Growing up in a largeish
family you get used to always having
people around, learning to adapt to different
personalities, and how to work as a team.
When you are in close proximity with the
same people day in and out you also learn
when you need to just take quiet time for
yourself. It’s made it an easy transition. I love
being with family and all the different dynamics
that come from all the personalities.
When you do make it home, what’s the first
thing you do?
I haven’t been back in NZ for two and a half
years but the first thing I will be doing after
I say hello to all the family will be heading
outside to the beach, weather permitting, or
just somewhere outside in nature. The one
thing I really miss on my travels is the fresh air
and beautiful scenery we have all around us
that is so accessible. It is just a way of life and
one I didn’t really appreciate fully till I moved
out of the country six years ago.
What’s one thing we might be surprised to
learn about you?
I once entered Miss World NZ, which was a
huge out-of-my-comfort-zone experience that
meant I had to face my fear of public speaking.
I was petrified but learnt what it meant to find
courage in the midst of fear!
image: Patrick Lazic
What’s next on your high-flying horizon?
As circus is contract based the future is always
a little unknown. But I hope to be able to
continue to have the opportunities to work
for great international companies like Cirque
Eloize touring the world, meeting new people
and cultures, I would like to keep doing many
different styles of shows so I continue to grow
and develop as an artist. New Zealand will still
always be home and eventually I would like
to base myself in New Zealand again, maybe
starting a community gym with my brothers
incorporating sport and circus.
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PREPARE TO BE
We get the inside scoop from those
with the final say on style at this year’s
Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes fashion
and ZM Body Art competitions at
With more than $20,000 worth of prizes,
dressing up has a whole new meaning
when it comes to Cup and Show Week.
As jockeys and their steeds thunder around
the track at Addington Raceway, plenty of
fillies will be lining up to take the title of
The Best Dressed Lady at the NZ Trotting
Cup Day on Tuesday, November 14. She
who ends up holding the crown will receive
the golden tickets to fly to Buenos Aires
and back, while The Best Dressed Man will
certainly not be left empty-handed, with a
holiday in Brisbane including flights and seven
nights’ accommodation to enjoy. Plus, there
are jewellery, vouchers, beauty packs and
a magnum of Lindauer to consider – who
wouldn’t dress up for a slice of the pie?
The judging panel offers an even split
between the genders, with disc jockey duo
Stacey “Stace” Daniels (MC) and Paul “Flynny”
Flynn, fashion expert Luke Bettesworth and
stylist Jackie O’Fee. As the first fashion event of
Cup Week, we thought it best we go behind
the scenes to source some insider tips from
the very people waiting to be impressed.
Last year’s winning looks: Gavin Borthwick and Katie Flett. – Martin Hunter/Getty Images
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on The Hits
Pet Cup Day peeve: I once
packed all my clothes except
one shoe… So I had to wear
trainers. So my pet Cup Day
peeve would be forgetting
Best way to impress him: For
guys, wearing a really nice fitting
suit, clean shoes and being
groomed nicely. Maybe with
a dapper hat or a nice hair do
One tip for first-time entrants:
Pace yourself because it’s a long
day, especially because you still
want to hit the d-floor after!
Best known as: Stace & Flynny
on The Hits
Pet Cup Day peeve: When
your phone dies in the
Best way to impress her: The
little details like matching nails,
earrings and handbag. Oh and
never forget the perfume!
One tip for first-time entrants:
Don’t come in too hot!
Best known as: Owner of Signature Style
Pet Cup Day peeve: Not being able to award more prizes!
Best way to impress her: Focus on ALL the details. If you make
your own hat, for example, make sure the finish is exceptional; if
you are wearing open-toed shoes make sure your feet are perfectly
pedicured. Details, details, details. Oh, and follow the racewear
codes: Cup Day isn’t Derby Day, so it’s colour, not black and white,
and racewear isn’t cocktail wear, etc.
One tip for first-time entrants: See what winners from previous
years have worn, check websites like “On Track On Trend” for
inspiration. Make time to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the day.
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Pet Cup Day peeve: To be honest, I’ve never felt peeved at a Cup
Day event. I really admire the entrants’ confidence and enjoy seeing
everyone’s outfits pulled together on the day.
Best way to impress him: Individuality, craftsmanship and
contemporary proportions. Impeccable styling from head to toe.
One tip for first-time entrants: Take a risk, but think about subtle
elements that’ll pull the whole look together. Try to emphasise one
of your dress’s less obvious colours by matching it to the colour of
your headwear, shoes and bag. Beautiful hair and make-up is very
important and effort here never goes unnoticed.
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If it’s been a while since you cracked out the
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After the hours that went into making
you look that good, no one wants to
slum it on a rug, dear, it’s Cup Day.
Just in case you deviate
Far more posh than serviettes.
However, while you are at it, throw in
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they are oh-so handy.
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THE RACE FOR
With Canterbury’s own Cup & Show Week just
around the corner, Style takes you inside some of
the world’s most storied and prestigious racing
events, which often have reputations as steeped in
luxury as they are in tradition.
Words Naomi Spinsby-Wild
Photography Getty Images
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The World Cup weekend itself features a televised opening
ceremony to rival the Olympics Games...
Dubai World Cup.
Christchurch’s Cup and Show Week is
drawing ever closer, so we’re taking a look
at the racing events from around the world that
have influenced it, and helped shape it into the
social staple that it is today. From the history of
the racing tradition itself, to the origins of dress
codes we’re familiar with today, we give you
all the information you need to approach this
racing season with your head and heels high.
DUBAI WORLD CUP
Running annually on the last Saturday in March,
this United Arab Emirates-based race has
carved out a reputation for itself in recent years
as the biggest social and sporting occasion in
Dubai’s calendar. The world’s richest race, with
a purse of NZD$14 million, the event naturally
draws in racing and entertainment elite alike
from around the globe.
Attendance of the races is an opulent affair
in itself, with ticketing options within the
state-of-the-art Meydan Racecourse starting
with outdoor grandstand seating available for
a modest $230. Access to the exclusive Cigar
Suite, which is replete with food and beverage
options and prime position over the finish line
and Parade Ring, sets guests back $1800
Naturally, the event itself is about so much
more than the on-track action. The curtainraiser
event, which has become known as Super
Saturday, takes place a couple of weeks before
the Cup itself, and has earned itself a reputation
as something of a dress rehearsal for the main
event, allowing jockeys, trainers, and fashionistas
to refine their performance.
The World Cup weekend itself features
a televised opening ceremony to rival the
Olympics Games, and traditionally closes with a
firework display, although 2017’s performance
saw the addition of a drone show, with LED-lit
drones flying in formation against the night sky.
The final drawcard of the event is always the
concert, which is headlined by an international
star, and is attended exclusively by ticketholders.
This year, there was a 70-minute
performance by the elusive Sia, with support
from Maddie Ziegler.
As far as the dress code in concerned, Dubai
World Cup blends its own rich cultural heritage
with European racing tradition to encourage a
conservative and refined style of dress for males
and females alike. Hemlines are preferred to be
of a “modest length” of slightly above the knee
or below, and recent years have seen the end
of strapless and single-strapped dresses, with
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rules now requiring them to be a minimum
of two inches in width.
The 2017 Style Stakes saw 1940s and
’50s inspired sartorial choices take out the
top awards – think fitted, tea-length A-line
dresses for the ladies, and linen three-piece
suits with straw trilbies for the gentlemen –
the epitome of restrained elegance. And the
prize for best dressed? In 2016, the male and
female winners were both rewarded with a
Jaguar F-Type Coupe to use for six months
– not bad for a day at the races.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the sport of horseracing
as we know it today found its origins
in medieval England, when knights returning
from the Crusades would challenge the
prowess and endurance of their steeds. The
spectacle quickly began to draw crowds,
and soon transitioned into a more formally
arranged event for the entertainment of
local gentry. Before long, a betting element
emerged, allowing money to change hands
between observers and participants.
Horse-racing has long enjoyed a close
association with British nobility, with Royal
Ascot itself being established by Queen
Anne in 1711. The story goes that when
out riding her horse, Queen Anne herself
happened upon a piece of land she thought
would be “an ideal place for horses to gallop
at full stretch”. She began holding equestrian
events there not long after, which soon
evolved into the official race we’re familiar
Even today, royal attendance is guaranteed
at Ascot, and seating in the Royal Enclosure,
which was established by King George IV
in 1822, is restricted to those with noble
blood. Due to this long-standing royal
connection, and accompanying reputation
for class and elegance, Royal Ascot remains
one of England’s premier events at which
to see and be seen. Every year, the threeday
meet hosts 300,000 guests – who can
expect to pay over $500 for premium-level
entry and access.
The Ascot experience can be enhanced
by attending private drinks in the Furlong
Club, which offers caviar and smoked
salmon, partaking in Pimm’s at the Gazebos,
or travelling to the racecourse by way of
the Ascot Express, a train chartered from
London directly to the grounds.
Dress code regulations are stringent,
particularly for ladies – chief among them
being a ban on strapless, off-the-shoulder
or halter-necked dresses, as well as any
garment exposing the midriff. While trouser
suits are now welcome, the pieces must be
of matching material and colour, and, like
jumpsuits, are required to be of full length,
that is, to the ankle.
While hats are an iconic part of Ascot
attire for both men and women, fascinators
are prohibited, and all headwear must have
a solid base of at least 10cm in diameter.
Within these parameters, however, Ascot
millinery has seen a lot of experimentation
within recent years, with tradition meeting
high-fashion to create some truly avantgarde
and, at times, gravity-defying
designs. While many women still opt for a
conventional hat, unique creations by the
likes of Philip Treacy (who designed Princess
Beatrice’s iconic Royal Wedding headpiece)
are becoming increasingly common sights at
An American cultural institution since its
establishment in 1875, the traditions and
rules of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby
find their heritage in European races.
The Derby’s founder, Colonel Meriwether
Lewis Clark Jr., had experienced the racing
events of England and France, and, deeply
influenced by them, sought to bring their
sporting sophistication back to his own
shores. While the event, held on the first
weekend of May every year in Louisville,
Kentucky, in the heart of America’s South,
was initially inspired by the culture and
refinement of European aristocracy, it has
also taken on a unique identity, becoming
steeped in Southern traditions of its own.
Hat-wearing is a particularly strong part
of the Kentucky Derby tradition, and is
thought to stem all the way back to the
introduction of the race in the late 1800s.
While English and French women of noble
blood were used to donning their finery for
a day at the races, the notion of dressing up
for a sporting event was foreign to highbred
American women, as was the very
concept of socialising in a setting that hosted
gambling and alcohol. In response, organisers
framed the event as an opportunity
to showcase their fashion credentials,
overcoming guests’ reservations while also
making the Derby synonymous with style
While times and fashions have moved on
considerably since the advent of these horse
races, the custom of hat-wearing and formal
dress in general have remained, as both a
nod to a well-respected tradition and an
acknowledgement of the timeless elegance
of the style.
The uniquely Southern tradition of
drinking mint juleps at the Derby has been
around since the races’ advent. The cocktail
combines Kentucky bourbon whiskey with
mint to both celebrate the state’s most
iconic liquor, and help combat the oftenoppressive
Southern heat. While they’ve
always been a feature, the story goes they
became a centrepiece after visiting Polish
actress, Helena Modjeska, expressed her
love of them after sampling them at the
track. It’s thought that over 100,000 are
served up every year, so if you’re thinking of
attending the Derby, a mint julep in hand is
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What’s more, in true American style, a huge
amount of festivities have sprung up around
the race, turning what is known as “The Most
Exciting Two Minutes in Sport” into a twoweek-long
festival. One of the older traditions
dates back to the 1950s, and, presumably
inspired by the debutante culture of the time,
sees five young women selected from hundreds
of applicants (known as Derby Princesses)
to attend social events as representatives of
the Derby. Traditions have also grown to
incorporate the largest firework show in North
America, a hot air balloon show, and one of the
most elaborate street parades in the US.
Run every November at Flemington
Racecourse, the Melbourne Cup is perhaps the
horse-racing event New Zealanders are most
familiar with, with hundreds of Kiwis flocking to
the races each year.
The first formal horse race of the time was
run on the banks of the Maribyrnong River in
1840, when the city of Melbourne itself was
little more than a fledging settlement. As the city
grew, so too did the racing tradition, with the
meet locating itself at Flemington and adopting
its official name from 1841. As the years passed,
the crowds only continued to grow, attracting
100,000 people by 1880, a figure that has held
steady over the following 137 years.
While the general admission area at Cup Day
today has no official dress code regulations,
allowing guests the freedom to wear whatever
they feel most comfortable in, that all changes
if you wish to enter the Members’ Enclosure,
which is governed by strict codes of modesty
similar to those seen at Royal Ascot.
Fashion pundits are already making
predictions for 2017’s winning looks, hinting that
embracing spring with breezy florals and pastels
could well be the way to go, especially if paired
with a contemporary headpiece. Colour and a
sense of fun are very much encouraged, while
black and white are best avoided on Melbourne
Cup Day itself, as they are the dominant fashion
feature of Derby Day, which traditionally takes
place on the preceding Saturday.
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When British supermodel, Jean Shrimpton, arrived at
Flemington in 1965, she caused a sensation by flouting
the dress regulations of the era.
When British supermodel, Jean Shrimpton,
arrived at Flemington in 1965, she caused a
sensation by flouting the dress regulations of
the era. Previously, all women adhered strictly
to traditional rules regarding hemlines and hats,
but when Shrimpton made her much-anticipated
entrance, she was dressed in a white minidress
which ended a shocking five inches above
the knee, with no stockings, gloves or hat; a
completely outrageous deviation from the norm.
Looking back, many now say that this incident
and the publicity it received helped Australia to
fully embrace 60s fashion, and the high hemlines
and boxy cuts that went with it.
Fifty years later, another woman made waves
at Flemington, but for entirely different reasons.
In 2015, Australian jockey, Michelle Payne, made
history by becoming the first female to win the
Melbourne Cup in its 155-year history, and only
the fourth woman to ever compete.
If you’re planning on spending a day at the
races this year, adult tickets range from a
budget-friendly $72 for general admission, to
$900 for entrance to the Parade Lounge, which
puts you in prime viewing position to not only
view the Parade Ring, but also rub shoulders
with the who’s who of Australian racing and
With our own racing events just around the
corner, which fashion approach will you be
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With the excitement of Cup and
Show Week raising the spirits
and profile of Christchurch,
we catch up with real estate
consultant Nerina Higgins to see
how this transcends into the
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Tell us, Nerina, why is spring such a good time to sell?
There is more energy in the market in the warmer months as the
gardens begin to bloom and everything looks and feels brighter
generating the motivation to consider a move. Often buyers are on
job transfers and, of course, schooling requirements are also being
What are three things that will give our homes an instant refresh?
First impressions count, so number one on my list is to make sure that
street appeal catches the eye. A freshly painted front door, trimmed
hedges, water-blasted paths and mown lawns all create a great first
Next is one of those more challenging but crucial tasks of
decluttering our living spaces. As the years move on we all seem to
keep adding mementoes from travel, photos from family and those
really cool kitchen appliances. We can all grow our houses by reducing
the amount of things that fill our rooms.
The last one on my list is what I call ‘air and light’ – houses that look
and smell light and fresh always attract compared with the odour of
cigarettes or the scent of animals.
How is the rejuvenation of the city affecting residential sales in
People are starting to call Christchurch ‘The City of Choice'.
Everywhere you look there are signs that the city is coming back to
life better than ever before. Alongside of the rebuild is a growing
confidence and excitement about Christchurch. And that excitement
is contagious, with more and more people choosing our city as
their home. Residential house sales will continue to increase as
more people move here for better balanced lifestyle and property
ownership housing options.
With so much change how important is it to choose the right real
Even though increases in capital gains taxes are off the agenda for
the next three years, making property decisions in times of rapid
change requires great evidentially based input from your consultant.
To me, volume of sales is much less important than spending the time
understanding the client's property interests and wants. Researching
carefully the property options and offering positive solutions is how I
have built my business and, to my way of thinking, this is the right way,
especially in times of change.
As well as rebuilding we are about to swing into party mode, with
election debates behind us and NZ Cup and Show Week ahead of
us. Will the housing market experience a lift with all this renewed
energy floating about?
Christchurch is at its most vibrant over NZ Cup & Show Week
attracting thousands of visitors who will see our city's stunning
innovative rebuild this year. The more appealing Christchurch
becomes, the greater demand for residential property growth.
Increasingly people are looking at their lives and asking how much of
it do they want to spend on congested roads and would moving to
Christchurch be a better option?
On a personal note, will you be trackside on Cup Day?
Cup Week is always a big week on my calendar, enjoying social
activities with friends and family. I'm planning to get together with
a group of fun friends for Cup Day breakfast at one of our city's
fabulous new hospitality venues.
It’s really is a great time to be a part of Christchurch. So much of the
new central city shops are now open and there's wonderful hospitality
offered along the Terrace to enjoy as our treasured Avon flows by.
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Strong design meets an eye
for styling in this newly-built
Words Naomi Spinsby-Wild
Photography Charlie Rose Creative
Having lived in the quiet, leafy suburb of
Merivale for many years, Jan and Garry
Cliff jumped at the chance to build a property
on the very same street they already called
In a rare opportunity, a house across the
street from their own came up for sale, and
the couple, already aware of how special the
tranquil location and north-facing aspect were,
moved quickly to make it their own.
The site was already home to a gorgeous
cedar-weatherboard cottage, which, according
to Jan, was “just too good to demolish”. To
avoid resigning it to this fate, the cottage itself
was sold and moved from the site, and in
doing so, a new house was born.
No strangers to the building process,
the Cliffs approached their architect with a
proposed floor plan of their own, only to
be pleasantly surprised to discover that their
plans were an almost-identical match to those
drawn up by the professionals. Taking it as a
good omen, the couple proceeded with the
build from those very plans, only making the
odd tweak along the way.
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Making space for a six-car garage was a
non-negotiable element of the build, as Garry,
an avid race and rally car driver, needed room
for his prized motors, not to mention his
extensive collection of trophies. The space
required for this means that the L-shaped
garage is tucked away down the driveway,
preventing it from dominating the view at
street level, while also allowing the living
areas to enjoy the best of the natural light the
While the design of the three-bedroom,
four-bathroom home is undeniably effective,
with natural light pouring in to make the
most of the already-generous spaces, the true
beauty of this build lies in the details.
One such standout element is the steel
staircase, which also features a bespoke rolled
steel handrail. As the front door needed to
be along the side of the house in order to
accommodate the garage, the Cliffs wanted
to ensure the entrance area made a real
visual impact. Undoubtedly achieving this, the
staircase’s solidity is accented by a unique and
playful metal light fixture, which provides an
element of softness and whimsy.
The interior design touches throughout the
home have been curated by Jan herself, who
opted to support New Zealand designers and
retailers wherever possible. Showcasing pieces
by the likes of Città Design and Corcovado
alongside long-held family furniture, the blend
works to provide an effortless sense of both
luxury and comfort. What’s more, the spacing
between certain windows has been informed
by the sizes of artworks the couple already
owned, giving a tailor-made feel to the
this, the staircase’s
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The finishing touches continue throughout
the home, with the same tiling being used
between bathrooms on both the ground
and first floor to enhance the natural sense
of cohesion between the levels. Each of the
generously-appointed bedrooms features
a bathroom of its own, and two of them,
including the master, contain enviable walkin-wardrobes.
The master bedroom itself is
north-facing, allowing natural light and warmth
to flood the room day- and year-round, with
the dramatic black shutters pulled back to
allow it to fill the space.
For Jan and Garry, this house suits both their
needs and their lifestyle, and it’s not one they
can see themselves leaving any time soon.
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Mine is an occupation that constantly
generates a sense of extreme urgency
punctuated by deadlines, and the feeling
of never having enough time. The tasks
at hand include numerous meetings,
mentoring sessions, writing articles,
training, and running auctions, as well
as all the work associated with owning a
large business and leading a team of 130
unique and dynamic individuals.
I’m constantly asking myself if I’m allocating the
right amount of time to the most important
tasks. This isn’t exclusive to real estate. The wise
allocation of time rather than wasting it on
low priorities and meaningless acts (including
excessive social media and being tied into other
people’s problems); this is a battleground both in
life and business.
Back in the 1970s, in his book The Harried
Leisure Class, Swedish economist Staffan
Burenstam Linder pointed out that time is our
scarcest resource and that a society’s increase
in prosperity doesn’t necessarily bring with it
an increase in peace and harmony: “In reality
it’s been the contrary as we all seem that much
Forty years later, this has only amplified. Everyone
I meet has many of the same time challenges, be
they male or female, working inside or outside of
their home. We all seem to work against the clock
and the prospect of sighting, let alone smelling,
roses seems like a fantasy.
Every year whilst planning and determining my
entire business tempo I promise myself to travel
a little more consciously, using my time and skills
more sensitively, but in the real world it’s a big ask.
So, after some contemplative reading over a
recent break, I’ve decided to share some of my
trusty old time tips and a couple of new ones.
1. Get enough sleep. No matter how good your
intentions about managing yourself and your
time, if you don’t get enough sleep the battle is
2. Don’t be late. Time is precious and lateness
is tardiness. Show yourself and anyone you are
meeting the respect of being on time.
3. Laser focus. Have a laser focus on a restricted
number of things and nail those babies rather
than having a cursory interest in everything
whilst completing nothing.
4. Say No. When you know you are being
dragged into something that you have no time
for and no real purpose being part of, just say ‘no’
to the pending drama it will entail.
5. Be mindful of too much scrolling.Social
media is addictive and can eat hours that you
could spend actually talking to someone.
And finally, get out and enjoy daylight
saving. After all, we have been given more of
that beautiful, elusive element, Time, to do
something, so get out and use it well
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ChristChurch Cathedral today.
A decision has been
made on the future of our
central city cathedral, but
what does this mean?
Words Richard Dalman
Finally we have a direction for the
ChristChurch Cathedral – in early
September the Christchurch Anglican
Diocesan Synod decided to “reinstate” the
The main body of the Cathedral, the tower
and spire, and the ancillary buildings will all be
reinstated, in that order of priority.
Now we have a decision and direction, let’s
get on with it.
For too long the impact of the ruin in
the centre of the city has hindered adjacent
development. The building left to disintegrate
through weather and aftershocks has come to
represent the slowness of our city rebuild.
The key question for me is what does the
Synod mean by “reinstatement”? This word
suggests returning the Cathedral to exactly
the way it was before, in all of its neo-Gothic
glory, but also with all of its 19th century
issues that could be seen as compromises in
No doubt there will be new structure and
services provided to bring the building up to a
more modern and comfortable standard.
And that is where my issue lies. If all we
want to do is “reinstate”, then these things
surely won’t be done. But if we “conserve”
then we can incorporate these necessities, and
other “upgrades” as well.
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I would prefer a conservation approach over a
reinstatement approach, and perhaps this is what the
Synod plans, but just haven’t articulated it very well to
A conservation approach starts with a conservation
plan that outlines the history and identifies all
the values that the Cathedral possesses, such as
architectural, cultural, urban design, historic, amenity,
spiritual etc. These values will drive the approach as to
how to repair and rebuild the building. They will also
enable us to consider changes to the original building
as well as possible new contemporary “interventions”.
And what would we reinstate back to? Take the
spire, for example: is it to be reinstated to Sir Gilbert
Scott’s original design, or Benjamin Mountfort’s altered
design (as built)? And if the latter, is it to the original
that was built, or the firebricks and copper repair after
the 1888 earthquake, or the timber and copper repair
after the 1901 earthquake?
If we accept a 1901 non-original spire design
brought about by earthquake structural requirements,
what similar structural changes could we accept now
for the same reasons? And what changes would
be accepted to allow for more modern liturgical
approaches, or to allow for the tourists, or whatever
becomes important in the future? There are many
decisions that will require careful thought.
Buildings need to change over time in order to
remain relevant, even cathedrals (hence the addition
of a visitor’s centre a number of years ago). What
other changes need to be made at this stage and how
can we take this opportunity to incorporate them in a
clever, appropriate and perhaps contemporary way?
I trust the synod and its architects will be looking
at how the building can be conserved and not merely
reinstated. I look forward to seeing the proposed
drawings and final built result.
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that is theirs, they grow in confidence, are happy and learn
alongside classmates with whom they quickly form friendships.
The preparation for entering Year 9 is our focus as well as
enabling them to develop independence and to become part of
the wider Rangi Ruru community.
Another comment often made is how quiet our classrooms
are. Generally speaking girls prefer to learn in quiet and calm
environments and we recognise that this is important for learning
Recently the wider community joined us for a fantastic day when
we held our annual Grandparents’ Day. Having the chance to
welcome these very special family members into our school to
share a cup of tea and some Rangi fudge, was very special. We
talk about Rangi being a family for life and it is on special days
like this that we see our girls’ pride in their school as they show
their grandparents around school.
It has been another successful term with regards to our sporting
achievements. Our Hockey and Basketball teams are Canterbury
Champions (again) with our Hockey team winning 2nd place
at the Federation Cup which is the top National tournament
held recently in Napier. Losing narrowly to St Cuthbert’s from
Auckland in the final we came away with the knowledge that
Rangi Ruru is the Top South Island Girls’ School in hockey -
fantastic results of which we are very proud.
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There is a lot of talk
homes and eco-friendly
houses these days, but
where do you start?
IN YOUR HOME
Most of us don’t have the luxury of building
from scratch, yet still wish to run a home
that’s as energy efficient as possible. Fortunately, a
few simple changes can make all the difference.
Get your hot water temperature right.
Controlling your hot water temperature is
something many of us don’t consider doing, but it
can save you money in the long run. Water should
be 60ºC at the cylinder and no more than 55ºC at
the tap. Depending on your cylinder, you may need
a plumber to adjust your thermostat.
Insulation is also key to ensuring an energyefficient
home. Sort out your ceiling insulation first.
Hot air rises so to keep the warmth in focus on
your ceiling first then look at other areas such as
the walls and underfloor.
A good start if you are looking to start being
energy efficient is using natural resources like solar
and gas in your homes. Solar hot water is a heating
system that uses solar panels fitted to your roof
to collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up
the water which is then stored in your hot water
cylinder, while gas is a clean, convenient energy
source that compliments Solar hot water, heating
your home, cooking the perfect meal or enhancing
your outdoor entertaining area.
AquaPro Plumbing, who have been installing
solar hot water systems, gas and gas appliances
in Christchurch for over 10 years, answer a few
Can solar be installed into any house?
Yes, depending on the layout and condition of your
roof we can design a system that can meet up to
70% of your hot water needs.
Can you still use solar if its cloudy?
Yes. Although the efficiency of the solar collector
can be reduced on days that are heavily clouded
or raining, it will still be able to heat water for
normal use. However, having gas or electric as a
backup may be required to maintain water at the
Gas is a clean, convenient energy source that
compliments solar hot water, heating your home,
cooking the perfect meal or enhancing your
Can gas be installed into any home?
You can add gas to any house by using LPG
bottles or, in some areas, you have access to an
underground piped system allowing you to have a
non-stop supply of gas. Like your electricity supply,
the gas is metered at your home, requiring very
low maintenance from you.
What is the benefit of gas?
Gas is fast and responsive. Operational costs and
mainetance for gas appliances are generally cheaper
to upkeep in the long term. Enjoy endless hot
water, quick home heating and a precise control for
cooking and save money on your energy bills. Gas
also creates the least amount of greenhouse gas
emissions. When burning, it does not produce any
ash, dust or smoke, allowing gas to be considered a
How much could I save on power?
Installing a solar hot water system will cost more
upfront but over the longer term, savings are
significant. From experience, you will typically be
able to turn your hot water off for nine months of
A dual-fuel household (combination of solar,
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44 STYLE | landscaping
‘Hope on the Horizon’
by Matthew Keightley,
Chelsea Flower Show
Craig Wilson explores
how to introduce flowers in a
In my books the most obvious sign of spring
is flowers. You know its almost here when
the daffodils in Bealey Ave poke their heads
above the ground; you know its really here
when the flowering cherries lining Hagley Park
are in full blossom – and what a stunning sight
However, for the last few decades, flowers
have been somewhat ‘of out step’ with
contemporary New Zealand landscape
design trend. This was partly driven by a fresh
appreciation of the use of native species in
residential garden design and perhaps also
a reaction to the annual borders that were
once a gardening mainstay in the suburbs, with
marigolds, begonias and lobelia planted neatly
It seems the tide is turning again, and
thanks to the current school of European
and American garden designers, flowers are
moving into the forefront of cutting-edge
design. If you’re not convinced, just take a
quick look through Pinterest and you’ll see
what I mean, as flowering perennials are the
order of the day.
The benefits of including flowering shrubs
and perennials in your garden and landscape
design are obvious. Flowers will bring an
injection of colour, scent and life to an outdoor
space. Flowers also provide nectar and pollen
for bees, encouraging pollination which is
hugely important to our environment and
economy. Last summer it was amazing to see
the huge numbers of bees on my ‘Blue Hills’
salvia and ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum.
If you are looking to introduce flowers to
your garden space, you don’t have to go out
and buy multiple punnets of annuals. Why not
start off slowly and try a modern flower hybrid
providing long flowering, high health and little
On a shady garden bed, why not try
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’. In flower for
almost six months, this stunner opens to a
lime-green flower that fades to white, with a
distinct diamond shape. It sits well with other
shade-loving leafy plants.
On a sunny north-facing bed, you can’t go
past coneflowers like ‘White Swan’ or straight
Echinacea purpurea to draw attention to your
efforts. They’ll flower for months and will even
happily grow in a heavier/clay soil which so
many of us in Christchurch inherit. Plant them
in a group to maximise the impact.
If you give it a go, the bees will thank you
and you may even be rewarded with a free
supply of fresh cut flowers to brighten up the
inside of your home this summer.
For the best results, always hire a
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It might be Wellington which is known as wind-battered,
but Christchurch also gets its fair share of bluster.
Although temperatures are rising, and the clocks going
forward gives us more time to enjoy the outdoors,
remember that wind can provide the death knell to
comfortable outdoor entertaining.
The Canterbury nor’wester commonly peaks at this time of year.
The distinctive arch cloud formation signals its arrival, as do hot, dry and
often ferocious gusts. Whilst the nor’west might warm things up, its strong
and unpredictable nature can hamper enjoyment of the outdoors. An even
bigger curse on outdoor entertaining is the notorious Christchurch easterly.
The sun can be beating down with not a cloud in the sky, but an easterly
will soon rob all heat from your party and have guests scurrying inside for
warmth. Let’s be honest, in a bitter Southerly, the best place is indoors so
there’s no need to tackle this one!
Protection from wind is just as vital as from sun and rain to maximise the
comfort of your outdoor living. Effective shelter from wind not only benefits
your guests - but also young, or less wind tolerant plantings in your garden.
The first thing to consider with screening is wind direction. If you are
planning to build, think carefully about the best orientation and design
to mitigate the impact of wind. If revamping an existing outdoor space
which isn’t ideally located, consider how plants and screening can be
used to minimise the wind. Post quake Christchurch has seen a significant
increase in new subdivisions, many of which have been designed and
constructed without any trees or vegetation. This has created major wind
tunnels. Without any trees or vegetation as a barrier, the wind will slam
your property with force! Wind screening around your property will not
only allow increased enjoyment of outdoor spaces, but it will also protect
your home. Banging doors, slamming windows, flying umbrellas - all have
potential to cause damage.
Types of wind shelter
• Walls and screens: Although more costly than a planted shelter, a
man made shelter will be effective as soon as completed. Wind can be
very efficiently deflected from often-used outdoor spaces like decks
and patios. Heat can be trapped around swimming pools and spas.
Timber and metal provide strong barriers but using clear material such
as glass will ensure views are preserved. Care must be taken to ensure
man made wind screens are constructed with sufficient strength to
withstand the exertion of wind.
• Blinds & Vertical louvres: Both functional and stylish, louvres and
blinds have the advantage of being movable, and able to accommodate
changes in wind direction (or opened completely in still weather).
• Planting: Plantings such as hedges and shrubs can be used to protect
your entire property (for example the classic agricultural ‘shelter
belt’) or smaller sections within your property. Planted shelter will
block 25-60% of the wind but some permeability may be desired in
spaces where a cooling breeze will provide relief in stifling heat. Your
landscape architect will advise you on which wind-resistant plants will
work best with your specific site.
• Hardscaping: With clever planning, larger structures such as pools,
spas and outdoor rooms can be constructed to divert wind from your
outdoor living areas. You can even design wings around your BBQ
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46 STYLE | arts
Anne Hudson explores the
relationship between sculptures
and the raw materials from
which they are derived, through
the work of Doug Neil.
The work of Doug Neil speaks of ‘truth
to materials’, a reconciliation of artistic
pursuit and the intrinsic quality of the rock he
carves. The New Zealand landscape offers
materials in the form of marble, granite and
volcanic basalt, all produced millennia ago. The
stone itself reveals fiery origins; compressed,
warped and then eroded by wind and water.
You do not need to be a geologist to admire
nature’s beauty. Familiar patterns appear in the
landscape whether it is rivers, creeks, lakes,
cliffs, mountains or coastlines.
In Jungian theory, an archetype is a primitive
mental image inherited from our early
human ancestors which is now present in
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our collective unconscious. These are shapes
and patterns we, as human beings, can all
recognise. As Doug Neil works, the “endless
shaping, cutting, grinding and breaking” reveals
these forms within the rocks, creating strong
images which still show the hand of their
maker. As a result of this truth, his sculptures
sit with ease in their surroundings, whether
it is rural or urban, empathising rather than
competing with their landscape.
When Doug Neil arrived in New Zealand
from America in 1990 he said, “I saw
everything in a new light.” He could start all
over again, inspired by this new environment.
As a land of immigrants and travellers, we are
all aware of this feeling. Each land has its own
form, colour and light, and experiencing it not
only excites our senses but also gives us a new
appreciation of where we are from. For Neil,
he felt he had found a new primal landscape,
one where he could “release new forms from
those lying dormant in the earth for millions of
Neil says he sometimes feels like the
Greek character Sisyphus – doomed to the
“eternal push of the boulder uphill”. Unlike
Sisyphus, however, Neil has learnt his lesson
and is aware that he can only work with what
nature has given him – not conquer it. He says
he finds refuge in Janet Frame’s take on life:
“Living in New Zealand, would be for me, like
living in an age of mythmakers; with a freedom
of the imagination among all artists because
it is possible to begin at the beginning and
to know the unformed places and to help to
form them.” Janet Frame worked that magic
with words, while Doug Neil performs the
same creative ritual with rock.
It is difficult to write about Doug Neil as
his own words seem so much more apt. He
says, “A little theft from the gods, stolen with
caution. You can’t create anything finer than
the miracle nature has already conceived.”
I think we are lucky to have an artist who
demonstrates such a love, sensitivity and
respect for his home.
Doug Neil has shown at many New Zealand
sculpture shows and galleries. His work will be
part of Art in a Garden, held at Flaxmere, near
Hawarden in late October. I am sure his work
will look magnificent against the backdrop of
the Southern Alps.
48 STYLE | promotion
From left: Grubiša Harman designers
Jessica Grubiša and Madeleine
Harman, Twenty-Seven Names
designer Rachel Easting and
Ballantynes fashion buyer
Style catches up
with Ballantynes fashion buyer
Georgina Mears to find out
about two hot New Zealand
designers that can be found on
our central city shelves.
Let’s pretend we don’t know Twenty-Seven
Names or Harman Grubiša, how do you
describe each label’s style?
Twenty-Seven Names: hopelessly romantic,
softly sweet palette, designed with sentimental
value – always super, super cute.
Harman Grubiša: luxurious, elegant and
impeccably desirable pieces designed to be
kept forever. For women that want to feel
To what types of events would these
collections take their wearers?
Brunch with the girls or family, a weekend
getaway outfit for Twenty-Seven Names. You
feel at ease wearing their garments. Almost all
styles are made from natural fabrics – 100%
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If you’re a corporate woman that’s after
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Not only do they have glamorous statement
styles to take you to black-tie events, but
rib cotton T-shirt dresses for understated
essentials our customers find they can’t
What is your own fashion style?
I love the “effortless” look. A sense of being
polished but played down to look like it so
easily came together, but really we all fluff
about in the morning getting ready. At the
moment I’m loving the amount of denim on
the streets, pared back with a tailored blazer, a
good T-shirt and a fun pair of heels.
How do you balance thoughts of what you
would wear with those of what shoppers will
When viewing our brands’ ranges each season
you have to imagine the customer – where
he/she is wearing it and why they need that
piece of clothing in their life. Balancing a level
of commercialism with creativity, with the
customers always in mind.
If you could bring one item back into fashion,
what would it be?
Shoulder pads. Serious shoulder pads have
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shoulders should make a comeback. A silky
shoulder padded top tucked into high-waisted
jeans and great heels.
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Ella Skirt with Wrap Shirt White by Harman Grubiša.
July Dress by Twenty-Seven Names.
In their spring/summer collections, what
do you think fashionistas are going to get
most excited about?
Twenty-Seven Names’ July Dress in a
gorgeous cornflower blue, v-neck dress
with floaty bell sleeves. This dress is 100%
linen making it incredibly comfortable and
breathable through summer. Gingham
is making a strong comeback this spring/
summer and who better to wear than
Twenty-Seven Names. Also, the Oak
Blouse, in navy or red gingham check, with
a gathered bodice and flared with cropped
sleeves is adorable.
The Ella Skirt by Harman Grubiša is
described as three layers of tiered silk twill
organza in a show-stopping silhouette.
If you’re daring enough, pull the skirt up
to wear as a strapless dress. This pairs so
well with the Wrap Shirt White, a classic
tailored shirt with a twist. The two garments
can be cinched in by wrapping around the
waist with an oversized bow at the front
of tied with a neat knot at the back. This is
These designers don’t
follow “trends”, they
design to make women
feel divine with pieces to
be worn as statements all
women should be making.
On the catwalk at Ballantynes Fashion Week 2017: Riley Tee & Carrie Pant by Harman Grubiša, and Dee
Dee Dress in Botanical jacquard by Twenty-Seven Names.
When did these brands first arrive at
Ballantynes and what was it that made
them a must-have for the Contemporary
Twenty-Seven Names arrived in 2014,
for women of all ages who adore the
Wellington brand and appreciate the
designers’ ethical and environmentallyfriendly
ethos. Harman Grubiša is one of
the latest additions to the Contemporary
Lounge, which we were proud to launch in
These designers don’t follow “trends”,
they design to make women feel divine with
pieces to be worn as statements all women
should be making.
50 STYLE | fashion news
Words Victoria Tait
SO THIS HAPPENED – NZFW17
There was a dress made entirely from fresh, New
Zealand-grown flowers. Trish Peng’s floral creation was in
collaboration with the National Flower Promotion Group
and certainly wowed the world.
Greenhouses made an appearance. Wynn Hamlyn
showcased its new collection with models walking past
greenhouses on floral carpets. The fashion of chunky
brown woollen knits, bright-red asymmetrical garments,
khaki, navy blue and denim created a cool 70s vibe, which
contrasted against the garden setting.
Celebrities paraded in underwear. The Bachelor’s Matilda
Rice, Black Fern Portia Woodman and All Blacks Sevens
DJ Forbes and All Blacks Damian McKenzie and Scott
Curry all took to the runway for Jockey.
Paint was splattered all over the runway. Ovna Ovich’s
Artistic Runway saw models strut barefoot down a very
colourful runway. The collection perfectly matched the
runway in black, navy, khaki, cream and a mustard yellow
taking centre stage.
The models held placards. WORLD opened Fashion
Weekend with a blast of sparkly leopard print against
bold floral patterns. We would expect nothing less than
‘wow’ from WORLD.
Neon lights lit it up. Kate Sylvester models walked down
the runway alongside a stream of these lights. Modelling
fashions of silver dresses, vibrant Oriental reds and cobalt
blue luxe velvet pants, it was a spectacular show.
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NEW BRAND AMBASSADORS
The Chainsmokers are the new global brand ambassadors
for Tommy Hilfiger menswear. Tommy Hilfiger describes the
internationally renowned American musician/producer duo as “at the
centre of modern pop culture”, applauding the band’s global appeal.
Formed in 2012, The Chainsmokers have sold more than 10 million
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Westfield Riccarton brings a touch of old Hollywood
glamour to inspire your upcoming racing outfit.
Art Direction Victoria Tait Stylist Westfield stylist Stephanie Rumble Photography Charlie Rose Creative Models Corey
Bosecke and Soren Adair, Portfolio Models Hair Andrea Hill Makeup Claire Randal Location Addington Raceway
Soren wears a dress by Cue with Forever New hat, both available at Westfield Riccarton.
Soren wears Portmans dress with hairpiece by Lovisa available at Westfield Riccarton.
Corey is dressed by Barkers, available from Westfield Riccarton. Glasses from Bailey Nelson.
Soren wears a dress by Decjuba with a fascinator from Forever New, necklace by Lovisa and handbag by Colette Hayman – all available at
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Soren is dressed by Forever New for Westfield Riccarton. Corey wears shirt and jacket by Meccano,
Barkers shorts, bow tie by yd., shoes from Merchant and glasses from Bailey Nelson, all available at Westfield Riccarton.
Soren's outfit can be found at Forever New at Westfield Riccarton.
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60 STYLE | beauty
With the latest looks hot from the
runway, we talk you through how to
make them work for you.
Words Naomi Spinsby-Wild
Sleek, modern glamour is this season’s
catchcry, and hair is proving to be no
exception to the trend. Rebel against soft
waves and bouncing curls with slicked back,
wet-look hair, which hugs the head while
allowing for soft movement at the ends.
Create the look with a strong mousse,
applied to wet hair in sections and
brushed through thoroughly to ensure
full coverage. To achieve body and
movement in the lengths, blow dry
close to the head with a diffuser and
scrunch gently. Embrace this easy, lowmaintenance
look for a defiant departure
from the conventional rules of beauty.
Ultimately, when it comes to finding
a hair look that works for you, follow
Redken Artist Richard Kavanagh’s
1. Choose your style.
2. Choose your products.
3. Choose your tools.
4. Do your hair.
5. Be the best version of you.
And then change it up for the next day.
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THE BEST DEFENCE
Runway-ready makeup begins with
the skin, so ensuring yours is healthy,
plumped and supple will mean you
have the best possible base on which
to build a look around. Products that
improve firmness and hydration
will help make your skin the perfect
canvas, and right now we’re loving the
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BOLD & BRIGHT
Mixing up your look can be incredibly
simple, especially if you’re prepared to
go for something a little bold. Adding
block colour to the eye, particularly in a
geometric form, adds not only a muchneeded
burst of springtime colour, but
also a sculptural, contemporary element
to your makeup.
Drawing attention to the brow bone
with a slash of Tiffany blue or turquoise
is a youthful, playful way to celebrate
colour and add an editorial flair, and
while it has a definite high-fashion feel,
it could transition well into summer
Complementing this is the idea of an
emboldened feline eye, which serves
to accentuate your natural eye shape
while adding a sophisticated edge.
To achieve this look, press dark
colour onto the lid, hugging and
extending the lash line for that elegant
cateye look. From here, turn the
demure classic into something sleek
and modern by gently buffing out the
dark colour and pulling it closer to the
corner of the eye, being sure to keep it
angular and bold. Couple with a leather
jacket and gold hardware to take this
look to the next level.
Pair either of these looks with a
neutral lip colour to keep the emphasis
on the eyes and brows.
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Helen Rupp is asking
people to ditch plastic
produce bags in favour
of a more sustainable
alternative. Within 10
years, the new habit just
might save the use of seven
million plastic bags.
Founder of company The Rubbish
Whisperer, Helen Rupp, is offering
New Zealand schools, sports clubs
and organisations a healthier and more
environmentally friendly fundraising alternative
to selling chocolate bars with her reusable
Canterbury’s Southbridge Primary School
was one of the first to team up with The
Rubbish Whisperer to sell the brightly
coloured reusable produce bags to raise
money for school projects. Since then, more
nationwide schools have come on board.
The reusable produce bags are handmade
in Christchurch and are designed as a
lightweight and convenient option to take to
the supermarket and fill with fruit and veges
to place directly into your trolley, take through
checkout and then store in your fridge or
panty at home.
“We’ve made them with durability and
longevity in mind. I still have the first bags I
made six years ago!” Helen said.
The fundraising alternative is both healthconscious
and environmentally friendly,
prompting children to think about better
eating choices, as well as their disposable
plastic habits and impact on the environment.
“This is as much about reinforcing the need
to stop promoting high-sugar chocolate snacks
as it is about protecting our environment,”
“While the national debate continues
around what Kiwi children are eating and
drinking, and how their sugar intake is causing
dental decay and obesity, it’s surprising schools
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alternative is both
children to think
about better eating
choices, as well as their
disposable plastic habits
and impact on the
are still actively encouraging pupils to
years, this saves around four million
fundraise with the very thing we are telling plastic bags.
them to avoid.”
“By simply changing the means by which we
The initiative is part of Helen's plan to fundraise for things like new sports equipment
reduce the amount of plastic waste that and school trips, we are creating good lasting
people generate every day by offering environmental habits for young Kiwis and
simple and easy solutions to making good the people who buy the produce bags, and
promoting better eating choices for all of
“Changing just one person’s plastic bag those involved,” Helen said.
habit will have a positive effect on the
“It helps that by selling one pack of reusable
environment,” Helen said.
produce bags, children get the same return as
“Imagine the nationwide impact of having “Your face all is unique. seven chocolate bars.”
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The Rubbish Whisperer has sold more to than
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Helen calculates that if each of those reusable
then sell packs or individual bags directly
produce bags is used once a week for six through their school or organisation.
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66 STYLE | travel
Naomi Spinsby-Wild walks through the cobbled streets of
Dubrovnik, a place of surreal beauty – and heat.
Even before the sun had emerged over
of the Dalmatian coastline, you could
tell it was going to be a blisteringly hot day
in Dubrovnik. The air was already thick with
warmth, and, more tellingly, my hair was
expanding in size like a frizzy brunette peacock
showing off its plumage.
After fulfilling my personal daily challenge
of leaving no waffle-topping combination
untested at our cruise ship’s dangerously
well-stocked breakfast buffet, we docked at
the southern Croatian enclave of Dubrovnik,
where we disembarked and trudged, already
weary from the heat (and the ungodly amount
of fats and sugars recently ingested), towards
the waiting tour buses, bottled water and
weather predictions being offered to us almost
every step along the way.
While the city had looked beautiful from
the morning half-light of the port, it was truly
striking up close. All at once, we rounded a
corner and the winding inland-facing streets
gave way to a view of the harbour, a glistening
inlet encircled by the rocky outcrop on which
the historic Old Town was built. The whole
scene looked, frankly, Photoshopped.
Being that Dubrovnik has famously doubled
as Game of Thrones’ city of King’s Landing over
the last few years, I had naturally assumed the
cityscape was a clever mix of set design and
computer animation, an assumption I quickly
found to be false. The dramatic cliff-face, the
striking medieval architecture, the clear blue of
the Adriatic – it was all just as it appeared on
screen, minus the impaled heads on spikes.
As I surveyed the Lannister stronghold,
casting my gaze over the port and its sheltered
marina, I thought back to the local history
lesson we were given on the coach ride. For
as long as Dubrovnik had existed, the ocean
had been its life-blood, bringing in traders
from around Europe in older times as well as
providing a reliable fishing industry. In recent
years, tourism has overtaken as the main
contributor to the local economy, but the
seaside has continued to thrive, alive with the
sounds of outboard motors as charter boats
ferry visitors around on private tours of the
The city’s medieval charm only became
more evident as we wound our way through
more white stone cobbled pedestrian streets
to reach the heart of the Old Town. As the
oldest part of the city is the closest to the sea,
and protected by the ancient fortifications of
the City Wall, it is navigable only on foot down
seemingly endless flights of stone steps.
On the rambling downhill traverse, we
passed through a warren of tightly packed
historic buildings clad in the same tactile
white stones as the pavers and topped with
the even more iconic terracotta tiled roofs.
Together, these features lend the Old Town of
Dubrovnik its title of ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’
and UNESCO World Heritage Site status and
As we made our way down the steps, skin
slick with sweat and sunscreen, and footsteps
reverberating with the classic summer sound of
jandal slapping on pavement, we ducked into
doorways every so often to find respite from
the heat. Local businesses and retail shops
operate out of the quaint maze of buildings
with proprietors presumably living in the upper
storeys, the shadows from which cast welcome
shade across the open track, cooling the
Being that Dubrovnik
has famously doubled
as Game of Thrones’ city
of King’s Landing over
the last few years, I had
naturally assumed the
cityscape was a clever
mix of set design and
an assumption I quickly
found to be false.
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stone walls enough to lean against. Ledge-like
landings were built every so often into the
stone-face like mini piazzas, just big enough to
fit outdoor seating for the restaurants that also
pepper the cobbled ways.
Once we reached the foot of the steps,
the Old Town unfurled around us like a flag
in a breeze. The tight, tributary-like alleys
all appeared to feed into an impressive,
limestone-paved main street, which, like the
rest of the Old Town, was for pedestrian use
only. To one side stood a huge bell tower,
which, upon closer inspection, was also home
to a 15th century monastery, presumably a
remnant of Dubrovnik’s time under Italian
rule. Around another corner flowed ancient
aquifer-fed fountains, from which locals and
tourists alike drank deeply through cupped
hands. Time melted around us as we spent
our hours winding through more of the
streets, constantly surprised at the simple,
calming beauty of our surroundings.
As our time on land drew to a close for the
day we meandered, regretfully, back towards
the waiting coaches, guided by the shrill
voices of the tour guides and, presumably,
my massive beacon of hair, the sheer volume
which by this point drew unavoidable parallels
to the back-combed look favoured by Russell
Brand circa 2006. Back on board the ship, the
captain filled us in on the day’s weather – a
seasonal high of 42 degrees – a memorable
temperature for a memorable city.
By the time we pulled out of our berth,
the sun had fallen over the horizon. The city’s
lights that looped the coastline blinked back at
us from the inky darkness. We stood out on
the deck, watching the coast inch slowly past
us until it receded altogether, a light breeze
fanning us for the first time that day.
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70 STYLE | men’s grooming
With spring upon us and summer
waiting in line, the time has come to
shed the winter woollies – and we’re
talking about what’s on your face.
Words Gilbert Wealleans
In order to look your best for the upmarket
happenings of the warm seasons, like corporate
parties, weddings and, of course, the races, you
need some basic essentials; smart threads, dapper
shoes, a sharp haircut and, most importantly, but
sadly often overlooked, a clean and close shave.
Whilst it may be hunky-dory to look like a hunky
refugee from Miami Vice circa 1983 at the beach,
sporting Crockett and Tubbs style stubble takes the
shine off the sartorial gingerbread when one is out
Today there is a vast range of options and
products when it comes to shaving. The market
is dominated by plastic disposable or cartridge
razors packing anything from one to five blades.
The theory is that more blades give a closer shave
with fewer strokes, and whilst most of these razors
do give good shaves, multi-blade types can create
irritation and cause rashes and razor bumps.
Worldwide there is a resurgence of traditional
shaving methods using both cutthroat and doubleedge
safety razors and although these are more
time consuming, the results, with a bit of practise
and care, can be excellent.
For the beginner a safety razor is the best option
with a wide variety of styles and prices available,
mostly online. The double-edge blades that fit them
work out ridiculously cheap compared to cartridge
blades too, with online sellers offering sample packs
of different brands – a great way to find the blades
that suit your own hair and skin.
Whichever way of shaving you choose, the most
important part is in the preparation, so do not
skimp on this.
SEVEN STEPS TO A SHARPER SHAVE
1. Give your face a thorough wash, preferably
using a mild cleanser rather than ordinary
hand soap, which can be harsh, especially to
2. Soak your beard thoroughly – in the shower is
good as you can keep it wet.
3. Lather up with a good shaving cream, rather
than the aerosol kinds that may be drying to
the skin, and a brush.
4. Work the lather into your whiskers firmly,
but gently, giving a thick, even spread. Don’t
allow the lather to become too wet or sudsy
but keep it dense and rich. It is a good idea to
leave it to condition the hair for a few minutes.
5. Shave with short even strokes in the direction
of the growth and with gentle pressure. A
safety razor cuts very closely and requires
hardly any pressure as the razor’s weight does
most of the work.
6. Rinse and check for any missed patches, and
repeat until clear of strays.
7. Rinse with cold water and apply some alcoholfree
aftershave balm or lotion, don your best
outfit to step out in and show the world the
magnificent peacock you are meant to be.
72 STYLE | motoring
Audi’s baby sport utility
vehicle stands out in a crowd,
says motoring writer
The mid-size sport utility vehicle market is
rather crowded, but then again it is one of
the most popular, it’s affordable and there’s an
extensive range of quality product.
Toyota and Honda almost pioneered that
segment with the RAV4 and CRV, both
of those models are still current, but they
have been joined by a vast number of other
competitors from Asia, and from Europe.
Audi has entered the cluttered segment with
what I consider one of the class leaders – the
Q2. That’s a bold statement considering I’ve
only spent four days with the car, but it made
a huge impression with its quality build, style
and engineering. It also comes with a price
– $54,900 – that rivals the two mainstream
players in my introduction. However, RAV4
and CRV can boast four-wheel-drive whereas,
at this stage the Q2 here doesn’t get Audi’s
Quattro system, neither does it get the diesel
engine options that are available overseas, but
I’d be surprised if it remains a solo product
That aside, the Q2 is an absolute honey in
terms of driveability and functionality. It isn’t
a big SUV at just under 4.2m and, that being
the case, it is also going to battle Toyota’s new
C-HR, but it translates its compact proportions
to a family-friendly cockpit environment.
It also gets the familiarity which makes
Audi desirable, the trim materials, layout
and controls are first-class. I particularly like
the mood lighting when it’s dark, the display
graphics with fonts are easy to decipher and
the way the satellite navigation display flows
around the speedometer and rev counter. The
latter is just sheer genius and it is in a perfect
position so that the driver’s eyes barely shift
from the view out of the windscreen.
The Q2 is powered by a 1.4-litre, fourcylinder
petrol engine. Before you scoff at
its meagre displacement, bear in mind it has
a turbocharger attached. Audi is the past
master of turbocharging; who could forget the
Audi rally cars of the 80s? However, today’s
forced induction systems aren’t only there to
boost power, they are structured so that fuel
economy is a vital component.
The key figures are a 110kW power output
along with a sublime 250Nm of torque
available all of the way from 1500rpm to
3500rpm. The engine is also rated with a
5.5l/100km (51mpg) combined cycle fuel usage
If you take into account the Q2 weighs in
at just 1340kg, it’s no surprise these figures
combine to produce good performance and
economy. The Q2 will make 100km/h from a
standstill in 8.5sec, and if laws allowed it would
top-end at 212km/h. It also feels feisty, power
is channelled through a seven-speed automatic
transmission and it is a beauty with swift shifts
and gearing which promotes keen acceleration.
There is also a tall top gear for the open
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I’ve only spent four days
with the car, but it made
a huge impression with
its quality build, style and
road, the engine spins over at just 2000rpm
at 100km/h, returning a 5l/100km (56mpg)
instantaneous fuel usage figure.
Interaction between the engine and gearbox
is fabulous, there is no drop off of power, the
turbo boost is fluid and the gearbox has swift
changes. The Q2 also gets several drive modes
available at the push of a button. Personally,
I preferred the auto mode which quickly
recognised any effort on my part to hasten
speed, but there are comfort and sport settings
which provide lively or relaxed motion.
Interestingly, the engine also has a 2-cylinder
mode which activates when there is no load,
enhancing fuel economy.
I took the test car on a high country loop
which took in a variety of tight and open
corners. You can lean on the Q2 quite hard, it
has purposeful steering and a fully independent
suspension set-up which allows for spirited
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PRICE: Audi Q2, $54,900
DIMENSIONS: Length, 4191mm; width,
2009mm; height, 1508mm
CONFIGURATION: Four-cylinder, frontwheel-drive,
1395cc, 110kW, 250Nm,
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Providing the grip are serious
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– and they have a wide footprint on the
road (235/40 x 19in). Because of their
profile they react sharply to steering input,
the Q2 is directional and accurate.
As a vehicle it handles unlike an SUV
but more like a sports sedan, there is little
body movement over the suspension
while sudden direction changes are
manipulated with strong feeling through
the steering wheel.
Audi have done a good job of
integrating the Q2 into its family. Its
cheeky styling is offset by a bold grille
area which looks aggressive without being
awkward. At the rear the electric tailgate
exposes a useful load area.
The test car was painted a bright yellow
and, although that wouldn’t be my choice,
Audi’s colour palette is quite extensive
and the colours match the cheeky nature
of the Q2.
More importantly, the Q2 captures the
market well, it is the quintessential midsize
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The scrumptious selection of homemade baking
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but the extensive range of sweet treats and
cabinet food is just the beginning. Experience
the mouth-watering breakfast and brunch dishes
created from fresh seasonal ingredients and you
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Experience mouth-watering Southeast Asian
cuisine with dishes designed to be shared.
Whether a first-time diner (where have you
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impressed. Freshly house made crab, pork and
chilli dumplings with XO sauce is just one of the
amazing dishes at King of Snake.
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Under new management this year, Sala Sala has
reestablished itself as a mainstay in Christchurch’s
culinary landscape. The menu incorporates a
variety of Asian dishes, most notably Peking
duck. With crispy skin, the duck is served with
the traditional crepe-style pancakes and lashings
of plum sauce. A must-try!
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it’s breakfast, lunch or coffee, the attention to
detail, service and overall experience are nothing
short of exceptional.
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Be taken on a journey back in time at
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into the modern day with New Zealand’s
outstanding produce. Drawing on the rich depth
of history and ancient traditions of this faraway
land, the chefs present diners with traditional
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as the ‘best in Christchurch’. Joyful Restaurant
is more than a family-friendly or date-night kind
of place, it’s also your go-to destination for
functions, able to take bookings of up to 150
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78 STYLE | food news
Words & photography Vanessa Ortynsky
For a healthy lunch option that’s as beautiful as it is tasty, try a grain bowl. Grain Coffee &
Eatery serves up different variations and brand new Vietnam To Go also has a delectable
Bun Tron, a vermicelli noodle salad bowl that’s equal parts satisfying and delicious. We’re
seeing Hawaiian poké cropping up at cafés around New Zealand. Yum!
HONG KONG WAFFLES
Rain, shine or snow, we Kiwis love our ice
cream. If you’re after an update on the classic
cone, we suggest indulging in a Hong Kong
waffle. Served warm, the egg waffle is popular
in Hong Kong and Macau. It’s the perfect
base for a scoop or two of your favourite
ice cream or soft serve. So far, we’ve only
indulge in these at Auckland’s Eggloo, but
surely this trend will head south soon!
This Eastern European staple isn’t reserved
for the Reuben sandwich anymore.
Sauerkraut, traditionally served in perogies
and cabbage rolls, is now being added to
everything from sammies to soups. Look
out for Be Nourished products and add to
savoury pancakes or vege dumplings.
Welles Street is serving up Greek-style eats
and treats. With a coffee bar (serving Flight
Coffee) during the day, they’ve also got an
array of unique soft-serve options on the
menu. Be sure to try the baklava and honey
and oregano (pictured). For drinks, there’s a
huge range of beer, wine and cocktails, plus
margaritas on tap!
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Wine of the month matched
with sumptuous food.
PICK YOUR OWN SUSHI
While sushi options in Christchurch are plentiful, they
can often be uninspiring. Luckily, pick-your-own bars
are beginning to take the city by storm. Our favourites
are Rice & Paper on St. Asaph Street and Mugen on
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Try with Japanese tasting
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Bridget Rutherford heads to Alvarado’s
for a Mexican feast.
Photography Charlie Rose Creative
There is no mistaking the authentic Mexican feel when you
walk into Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina. The bright papel
picado hanging from the ceilings, vast array of tequila behind the
bar and patterned table linen give it away.
The Stevens Street eatery was once the poster child of the
September 2010 earthquake, when its premises on the corner
of Manchester and Worcester streets were destroyed. Eleven
months later it reopened in a refurbished Stadium Sports Bar,
next to Lancaster Park, and, although we dined on a quiet
Tuesday evening, I imagine the atmosphere is much livelier on
the weekends when it hosts live music and dance sessions.
To start – drinks. Seeing as we were at a Mexican restaurant,
I couldn’t look past tequila, so ordered a classic margarita.
When my dining partner asked the waitress what beers they
had on offer, she encouraged him to try a Mexican one, before
confidently rattling off a list of eight from which to choose. He
went with the Pacifico and was pleasantly surprised.
The restaurant’s menu is extensive, making it difficult to decide
on what to eat. We opted to start with the Jalapeno Poppers
– deep-fried, cheese-filled crumbed jalapeno goodness with
chipotle dipping sauce. We also ordered the Flautas, complete
with a pronunciation lesson from our helpful waitress – well
qualified, having come to Christchurch from Mexico. The crispy
tortillas were filled with either chicken, or potato and cheese,
served with melted cheese on top.
An array of hot sauces is available to liven up the dishes,
if you dare.
When it came to the mains, there were two pages filled
with tantalising options. After hearing the Baja Fish Tacos were
popular, they received my vote. The three flour tortillas were
filled with deep-fried fish, salad, red cabbage, aioli and chipotle
cream with tequila salsa adding a refreshing element. My dining
partner ordered the chicken fajitas. The chicken strips, capsicum,
mushrooms and onion came out sizzling on a hot plate, with a
basket of warm tortillas wrapped in a tea towel, with guacamole,
beans and sour cream served on the side. The charm of the
fajitas was putting them together to your liking.
After we finished our mains, we weren’t sure we could fit in
dessert. I will say, when you plan on dining at Alvarado’s, make
sure you go hungry. But our waitress suggested we try the
churros, which were smaller and perfect for sharing. You have
a choice of chocolate, condensed milk or cajeta, a goat milk
caramel sauce, for dipping. We went for chocolate and cajeta
– a tasty, and decadent, way to finish our Mexican feast.
Alvarado’s Mexican Cantina • 77 Stevens Street, Waltham
03 374 4149 • www.alvarados.co.nz
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Pier. Irresistible a la carte menu,
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Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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Spectacular Harbour Views
Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant offer’s a
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Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, filled
with mountains of food and lakes of
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Mona Vale HoMestead
Rebuilt brick by brick and once again
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Christmas Lunch Buffet on 24 Dec is
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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)
4 course wine and food match for $65pp
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CUP DAY BREKKIE, BUBBLY & BUS!
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Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4.30pm-Late.
Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook
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
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both affordable satisfying meals as well as
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the amazing indoor Bar & Restaurant or
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The Black Door
Our focus centres on putting forth fresh
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BALLANTYNES FASHION WEEK
Saskia Shaw, Jazzy Seng
The opening of the Ballantynes Fashion Week is always a crowd pleaser
and this year’s one certainly lived up to the promise of a cavalcade of
eye-popping styles for spring and the prelude to summer. The bright lights of
the Contemporary Lounge, which welcomed guests to pre-show hospitality,
set the scene for the glamour to come. At last, the long catwalk came alive
as a living gallery of designers’ art was paraded in review to appreciative
gasps and deafening applause, which contested with the live band for the
ears of the crowd. The mind-whirling spectacle of fashion had ended on
stage, but not so in the memory.
Renee Kake, Rachel Morton
Isabelle and Fiona Eaton
Megan McKinney, Paula and Kate Dore
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Jacquetta Hazlett, Joce Ormond
Margo Flanagan, Grace Whiteing
Jared Van de Geest, Elise Dickson
Vere Sharma, Lisa and Richard Sinke
RUBY OPENS AT THE CROSSING
The bustle of business and the clatter of commerce are again chiming out in the centre of
the city and Ruby is now adding to the life of town. The grand opening took place amid
the rush-hour tide of homeward-bound humanity and the noise of workers finishing off The
Crossing. Bright lights shone out a golden finger of enticement, beckoning all to enter where a
feast both of fashion and food awaited, the garment racks rivalling the buffet table groaning
under a heavy burden of bounty. Guests browsed the shelves of temptations as the prospect
of looking stylishly turned out for spring, was only a credit card’s swipe away.
Abby Dickson, Olivia Giesen
Anna Canning, Richard Bain
Victoria Elworthy, Caro Hutchinson, Anna Raymond
Rae and Graham Ewing
Kate Natrass, Kate Senior
ART IN THE ATTIC
Up the stairs, along the corridor and around the corner
brought one to the offices of Lane Neave where a
dazzlement of art awaited. Arrayed for viewing, the pieces
were destined to fall under the hammer to bring in funds
for the Champion Centre. Modern and traditional works
stood side by side, making an exciting and eclectic gallery
and a treat for the eyes. Following the genteel meet and
greet time, the sedate small talk was replaced by the
excitement of the bidding, dominated by the auctioneer’s
stentorian voice and cry of “sold”! Later, after gathering
one’s breath, it was time to rejoice in new purchases and
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Catherine Simes, Natasha Lamont, Rachelle Hanson
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sunday 10am – 2pm
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Jo Macauley, Nikki Walsh
Heidi and Darryn Crawford
Sarah Smith, Jess Hawkesby
An evening of glitz, glamour and gaming unfolded underground at
Sixty6 on Peterborough Street as mysterious figures entered the
room. Eyeing the company and sizing up the competition, the disciples
of lady luck slinked like cunning cats across the den, to do battle at the
table with wheel and cards. In the dim atmosphere of Parisian chic, the
bejewelled masks encompassing the ever-watchful orbits sparkled as
the wearers drifted between pools of light. The Medbury set were out
for fun on their annual “do” which, as always, was upswept and elegant,
making for stylish society worthy of a European capital, transplanted to
Dylan and Sarah James
Lee Barrett, Angela McCarthy-Coffin, Siobhan Elvidge
Kate Scott, George Forbes, Laura Palamino de Forbes
Tracey and Chris Gordon
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Kate Woodley, Joy Coles
SCAPE WOMEN IN ART
Janene Brown, Deborah McCormick
Nettles Lamont, Sarah Barrer
Painted wonders shone out from the walls upon which they
were hung, each one of the eclectic collection acting like
a portal to a world of refined creativity, bidding the viewer
to enter. The SCAPE Public Art exhibition was to celebrate f
artists and the pieces fashioned by them. Browsing room to
room, the eyes were entertained, challenged and amused by
the display which, by evening’s end was auctioned off to be
eagerly snapped up by Canterbury’s art lovers for ongoing
appreciation. If art is good for the soul, then those of the
guests went home in excellent health.
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The gracious old duchess of culture in Christchurch, the Isaac Theatre
Royal, was dressed in all her finery for a first night so reminiscent
of the golden age of moviemaking. A warm spring evening was nature’s
chaperone for the gowned and tuxedoed invitees who walked the red
carpet to the premiere of The Changeover, presented to the world in this
regal opera house. Beneath the golden ceiling, city society socialised
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The Auckland Garden DesignFest is back, featuring
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unique two-day festival on November 25-26
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designed by New Zealand's top designers. With
only one exception, these gardens have never
been opened to the public. Each of the designers
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