Style: October 04, 2017




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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

week-long event.

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

pot. Return trip to Buenos Aires anyone?

Prepwork is just as important for men, especially those looking to clean

up that facial hair. Gilbert Wealleans turns our attention to the cutthroat

and safety razors that will ensure your face is as smooth as your moves this


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If you haven’t yet ventured into the city to visit The

Crossing… where have you been? Christchurch’s

own Bianca Astle (who recently won her round in

Battle of the Rebuild) has joined the hype, opening

her flagship store for Ivy Blu – as seen at NZ

Fashion Week, and Andrea Moore very recently

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For the pièce de résistance for that Cup Day

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To get those locks in shape for Cup

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Leaving their current Ballantynes space

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Cashel Street, from October 9.

Go for the greener option and

discover Frontal Lobe, a start-up design

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The forecast is bright!

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With the signs of Spring popping up all over the place,

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14 STYLE | interview


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

STYLE | interview 15

“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

and dance.

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

cyr wheel?

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.

16 STYLE | interview

“I love being with family

and all the different

dynamics that come from

all the personalities.” –

Rosita Hendry

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.

18 STYLE | cup & show



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

Addington Raceway.

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

STYLE | cup & show 19


Best known as: Stace & Flynny

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

key clothing.

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

as well.

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.


Best known as: Celebrity Stylist

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

wicker hamper, you might want to pay heed

to our advice. The following items are going to

save your life at the car boot picnic.

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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.

Bottle Opener

and/or Corkscrew

Just in case you deviate

from bubbles.

Linen Napkins

Far more posh than serviettes.

However, while you are at it, throw in

a packet of wet wipes, too, as despite

being lower in the posh pecking order,

they are oh-so handy.

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22 STYLE | report




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

Melbourne Cup.

STYLE | report 23

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.


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

per ticket.

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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Kentucky Derby.

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

with today.

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

the track.


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

and elegance.

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

Melbourne Cup.

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

a must!

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Royal Ascot.

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

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When British supermodel, Jean Shrimpton, arrived at

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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. 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

entertainment royalty.

With our own racing events just around the

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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

housing market.

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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

estate consultant?

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

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Strong design meets an eye

for styling in this newly-built

Christchurch home.

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

location offers.

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

home’s interior.

Undoubtedly achieving

this, the staircase’s

solidity is accented by

a unique and playful

metal light fixture, which

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softness and whimsy.

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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

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Be time


Lynette McFadden

Harcourts Gold Business Owner

Harcourts NZ Inspirational Women Ambassador

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

more hectic.”

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

already lost.

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

its use.

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

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around which school their child will attend in 2018. We are

filling up fast at our Year 7 and 8 level, with a new class coming

on stream for 2018. It is never too late to tour Rangi and see

us, especially if you are looking at 2019 and beyond. With an

increase in roll numbers in Year 8 next year, places will be limited

heading into Year 9 in 2019. Choosing to enter at Year 7 will

give guaranteed entry into Year 9 and is well worth considering,

especially when the benefits of Year 7 entry and the preparation

it provides for secondary education, are considered.

Frequently I hear from parents looking at Rangi Ruru for Year

7 and 8 that what appeals to them is our small class numbers

and our approach to personalised learning. Our girls receive

individual attention coupled with being taught by specialist

teachers who are passionate about their subject. Having a space

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

and concentration.

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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42 STYLE | promotion

​There is a lot of talk

about energy-efficient

homes and eco-friendly

houses these days, but

where do you start?



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

common questions.

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

required temperature.

Gas is a clean, convenient energy source that

compliments solar hot water, heating your home,

cooking the perfect meal or enhancing your

outdoor entertaining.

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

clean fuel.

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

the year.

A dual-fuel household (combination of solar,

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44 STYLE | landscaping

‘Hope on the Horizon’

by Matthew Keightley,

Chelsea Flower Show




Landscape architect

Craig Wilson explores

how to introduce flowers in a

contemporary landscape.

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

they are.

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

in rows.

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

maintenance requirements.

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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If you need a painter or decorator, a

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with Tim Goom

Where the

wind blows…

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.

by Goom

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

to block wind and get food sizzling far more efficiently! A different

approach is to create a sunken courtyard or living area - providing

exceptional wind protection as well as a cosy feel.

Call Goom Landscapes to discuss mitigating wind at your home.


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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

Georgina Mears.



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

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Not only do they have glamorous statement

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rib cotton T-shirt dresses for understated

essentials our customers find they can’t

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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,

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Shoulder pads. Serious shoulder pads have

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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

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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

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tailored shirt with a twist. The two garments

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of tied with a neat knot at the back. This is

maximum glamour.

These designers don’t

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design to make women

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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

A/W 2017.

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








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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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

singles and are currently the third most streamed artist in the world.


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Westfield Riccarton brings a touch of old Hollywood

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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.

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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

step-by-step advice:

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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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

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream,

which uses Mediterranean algae and

ginkgo biloba to protect skin and boost

circulation. By encouraging collagen

production and maintaining skin tone,

Marine Cream keeps the skin hydrated

and fights wrinkles, serving as a perfect

base for crease-free, long-wearing makeup.


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

festival looks.


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

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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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A few days ago, you applied

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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

produce bags.

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,”

Helen enthused.

“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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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

surrounding islands.

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

computer animation,

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

to impress.

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

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1. Give your face a thorough wash, preferably

using a mild cleanser rather than ordinary

hand soap, which can be harsh, especially to

sensitive skin.

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

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72 STYLE | motoring




Audi’s baby sport utility

vehicle stands out in a crowd,

says motoring writer

Ross Kiddie.

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

for long.

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

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top-end at 212km/h. It also feels feisty, power

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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

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turbo boost is fluid and the gearbox has swift

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recognised any effort on my part to hasten

speed, but there are comfort and sport settings

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Interestingly, the engine also has a 2-cylinder

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Audi have done a good job of

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The scrumptious selection of homemade baking

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Experience mouth-watering Southeast Asian

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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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For a relaxed atmosphere and exceptional

flavours, look no further than Uncommon. This

truly exciting addition to Christchurch’s bold new

café scene serves classics with a twist. Whether

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

dishes that are destined to excite and tantalise

taste buds. Enjoy Taiwan-style bubble tea, classic

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Share food, drinks and time together at a place

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Experience the best of Chinese cuisine in the

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restaurant is excellent value and, despite its size,

boasts quick, good-natured service, low noise

levels and a literally joyful atmosphere. The fried

dumplings are a must-try, even touted by some

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

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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.


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

Moorhouse Avenue.

The Winemaker’s Wife

Waipara Pinot Gris 2016

Summer is the time for friends, fun and

boutique wine! So try The Winemaker’s

Wife Pinot Gris. Send the invites

and share a bottle. Each sip will

reveal notes of quince, pear

and nougat followed by hints

of spicy ginger.

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Try with Japanese tasting

plates featuring vegetable

tempura with tsuyu dipping

sauce and miniature sushi

with traditional pickles

and ginger.



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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 •







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.



118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch

Phone 03 342 7150


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

Fisherman’s WharF

Spectacular Harbour Views

Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant offer’s a

warm & friendly atmosphere over looking

the working port of Lyttelton. We have a

range of wonderful meal options to suit

all. Seafood, Steaks, Burgers, Thai dishes,

Vegetarian, pasta & kids meals. We serve

only the freshest locally caught fish & our

produce is also fresh & from the local

markets. From our boats to your plate.

Now open for Breakfast Sat/Sun from 8am.

39 Norwich Quay, 8082 Lyttelton.

Ph 328 7530

Open Wed to Sun 11.30am to late


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 St, Christchurch. Ph: 03 332 0092

Members, guests & affiliates welcome




Say ‘I do’ at the Garden Hotel &

Restaurant’s LOVE ON THE LAWN.

Let us help make your special day

unforgettable. Great facilities. Outdoor

& indoor. Range of options to tailor

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Sunday 15th Oct, 12pm - 3pm

Open daily for lunch and dinner

110 Marshland Road, Christchurch.

Ph 386 0088

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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.

THE ROCK RUMP: 500gm Rump

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Mona Vale HoMestead

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Rebuilt brick by brick and once again

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Homestead & Pantry is welcoming

visitors for breakfast, brunch, lunch

and exquisite High Teas. Also ideal

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Open now 7am-5pm

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An hour drive

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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

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

terrACe downs resort

Come and enjoy Christmas with us at

Terrace Downs Resort, some great food

to be eaten, live music to listen to and

a visit from Santa on Christmas Day!

Christmas Lunch Buffet on 24 Dec is

$89 ($29 under 12) 12:30 – 2:30pm

Buffet on 25 Dec is at $110

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Sunday Buffet (Adults $45pp, Kids u12

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AlvArAdo’s MexicAn


Come and try our TRADITIONAL


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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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.

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407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652

(entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop)

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4 course wine and food match for $65pp

Thurs 19th October - Limited Places.


Tues 14th Nov. Return transport. $40pp.


FREE BUBBLY for bookings made by 10th Nov.

Contact us for further details

82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192

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

& evening menu includes a variety of dishes,

both affordable satisfying meals as well as

‘Special Dishes’… Relax in comfort in either

the amazing indoor Bar & Restaurant or

large sunny & sheltered courtyard.

Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm

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

Bookings Essential. Ph 03 347 0386

871 Jones Rd, Rolleston

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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

The Pedal Pusher


Vibrant Funky Gastro Pub with Great

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Make us your local... your home away

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55 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston

284-286 Lincoln Road, Addington

The Black Door

Our focus centres on putting forth fresh

and inventive takes on refined comfort food

created with local, fresh produce, including

our favourite – the burger. Our children’s

menu is healthy and delicious. We have

an extensive boutique cocktail and wine

list which pairs beautifully with our menu.

Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, our

concept is for you to leave craving more.

Open Mon & Tue from 5pm

Wed -Fri 11am to late, Sat – Sun 9am to late

6 Robert St, Lincoln

03 421 7488

Christina Thomsen, Liz Winters, Jill Lee

Sarah and Jacqui Fallows



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

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Renee Kake, Rachel Morton

Isabelle and Fiona Eaton

Megan McKinney, Paula and Kate Dore

Joy Fabien, Vera Leier, Lily Mackenzie, Jane Boyle

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Christine Sharma, Nicki Carter

Sophie and Lucy Whelan

Jacquetta Hazlett, Joce Ormond

Margo Flanagan, Grace Whiteing

Jared Van de Geest, Elise Dickson

Vere Sharma, Lisa and Richard Sinke


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



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

the Champion Centre’s new wealth.

Lianne Dalziel, Dr Patricia Champion

Catherine Simes, Natasha Lamont, Rachelle Hanson

Hannah and Lewis Donaldson


phone: 03 374 5858

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mon - fri 9am - 5pm saturday 10am-4pm

sunday 10am – 2pm

Christy Lassen, Sonya Cookson, Catherine Aitken

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

rainy Christchurch.

Dylan and Sarah James

Lee Barrett, Angela McCarthy-Coffin, Siobhan Elvidge

Kate Scott, George Forbes, Laura Palamino de Forbes

Tracey and Chris Gordon

Sally and Laura Forbes, Jo Scott-Lysaght

Kate Woodley, Joy Coles


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.

Carolyne Grant, Saskia Hargreaves, Mary Turnbull

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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

and chatted in anticipation of the adaptation of Margaret Mahy’s story

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Kristina Pickford, Michael Wolfe

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

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

Entries close October 31.


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appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and dullness.

We have a Venomenous Masque valued at

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The Cross Tech3+ Collection is a range of finely crafted pens which

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and come in a range of colour finishes. We have one Cross Tech3+

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The Auckland Garden DesignFest is back, featuring

some of Auckland’s most beautiful gardens. This

unique two-day festival on November 25-26

allows visitors to view up to 20 private gardens

designed by New Zealand's top designers. With

only one exception, these gardens have never

been opened to the public. Each of the designers

will be on-site, allowing visitors to talk with, and

gain inspiration from the designers themselves.

We have two double passes, valued at $130, to

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