Style: April 06, 2018


APRIL 2018



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Autumn/Winter 2018

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+ A guide to the new season




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What To Expect From

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What It Takes To Make

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Industry + Meet Designer

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The Latest Looks For

A Bathroom Refresh

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Sophie Devitt Combines

Sculpture With Fine




The Cot That Costs More

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Richard Dalman Discusses

The Positives That Come

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A fashion week inauguration

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Red hot trends to

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What is fashion? Is it a trend, a colourway, or a state of mind? Perhaps

it is all of these things, and more...

In homes, fashion can relate to the materials we use to create

our personal havens. It means a term such as prefabrication – once

a description for cookie-cutter buildings lacking in designer merit –

becomes worthy of serious kudos. All it takes is an investment in a

process and the result can be an international success story, and a turning

of the trends.

Fashion can mean you opt for black tapware the next time you refresh

the vanity, or invest in tiles that add a pop of colour to an otherwise

neutral backdrop. It affects the art that hangs on your walls, and the

themes that run through your furnishings.

The fashion industry is embroiled in battles against all things digital.

It doesn’t matter how fashionable you are if you don’t have customers

committing to your designs with their wallets. A sinking ship is best left to

the fish. And so you fall out of fashion.

For a more ‘traditional’ take on the latest and greatest in fashion, we

have collected and curated some designer looks to keep you warm

through the cool season ahead. The Style Fashion Autumn/Winter

edition is threaded with a story of colour and drama, thanks to the

creative mind of our stylist, Sarah Louise. To embrace movement and

look to how the body fits the clothes, and not the other way around,

she turned to performers to pose for our camera this month. Lizzie

Tollemache and Dave Ladderman,

founders of Christchurch-based

theatre company Rollicking

Entertainment Ltd, have toured

eight countries with their original

live performances, and now, they

bring a touch of circus to fashion.

Fashion spills over to mean so

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to needle and thread. Whatever

you choose, what you’re looking

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If you’re after a sugar-free, preservative-free and

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to treat us, without breaking all the rules.


When then-fashion student Cecilie Jorgensen

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The coming together of cheese burger and bao bun

is a tempting combination to say the least. Add to this

the creative flair of flavour-lovers Sister Kong and you

get something a little special on the autumn menu. We

sunk our teeth into the wagyu with cheese baoger and

found the dripping “special sauce” and mustard medley

a salivating success. The medium-rare slab of 80/20

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Forget milk and sugar. The newest way to enjoy

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The pair visited from Dilmah in Sri Lanka to team up

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A delicious new collab sees beauty brand L’Occitane en

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Emma Van De Merwe, 2015 Emerging

Designer Awards. Photo Chris Sullivan.


in Dunedin

From May 1–6, fashion will be the word on everyone’s

lips as they flock south for iD Fashion Week.

Words Juliet Speedy

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Emilia Wickstead showed

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For a little city tucked away at the bottom of the world,

Dunedin’s iD Fashion Week is an event that sits head

and well-tailored shoulders above many others. Now in

its 19th year, New Zealand’s underground capital focuses

on bringing the world’s fashion to Dunedin and Dunedin’s

fashion to the world.

The city comes alive once a year with a week of runway

shows, exhibitions, designer talks, food events, fashion films,

shopping experiences, and more. The event was originally

created to promote and establish Dunedin fashion designers

and started as a one-off catwalk show in a local bar. It

has grown into a renowned event on the international

fashion calendar, expanding to include both national and

international talent; jewellery, accessories and retailers; and a

strong focus on community, education and emerging talent.

iD Creative Director Dr Margo Barton, a mother of three,

says the event is like her fourth baby: “A baby that has

grown to be an internationally recognised prestigious event

which unveils the future of fashion.”

This year the event spans May 1–6 and the focus is on

the iD International Emerging Designer Show, which will

be held over two nights, Thursday (judging) and Friday

(awards), at the Dunedin Town Hall. For the first time the

‘iD Fashion Show’ at the iconic railway station is not being

held. Margo says feedback from show-goers, designers and

other stakeholders was that the Fashion Show felt tired

and needed to be refocussed, while the Emerging Designer

awards were identified as key for the future. “We feel very

excited and proud of how these shows are looking.”

“This is a unique opportunity to

be amazed by the future of the

world’s fashion, right here in

Dunedin.” – Dr Margo Barton, iD

Creative Director

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This popular event is the southern hemisphere’s only international

fashion design competition. There will be 44 collections from 21

countries. Designers have to travel to Dunedin to participate in

the Judging Day where they will appear in front of an international

panel of judges from the fashion industry. Dunedin will be awash

with young, innovative designers from Bangladesh, Croatia, Hong

Kong and Italy… as well as many more. The awards have such a

reputation that these young designers travel to Dunedin at their

own expense just to be a part of it.

Margo says it’s going to be very exciting. “The talent on show

for 2018 is pushing boundaries with diverse cultural and personal

identities explored through their fashion languages. This is a unique

opportunity to be amazed by the future of the world’s fashion, right

here in Dunedin.”

This year’s Emerging selection committee is made up of Kiwi

fashion designers Tanya Carlson, Benny Castles (WORLD), and

Margi Robertson (NOM*d). They noted the exceptional standard

of entries from around the world, which made selecting a pool of

finalists extremely difficult.

It’s going to be a feast of fashion. “iD 2018 will present a real

diversity of cutting-edge international fashion where 21 countries

are represented with each collection interpreting elements of that

culture in original design,” says Tanya Carlson.

Demetra Kakopieros dazzled in her

2016 Emerging Designer Show.

Photo David K Shields.

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In between fashion events,

there’s plenty of places to eat,

drink and shop while you’re

experiencing Dunedin.

Mahshid Mahdian’s winning collection at the 2014 Emerging Designer Show.

Margo says the Emerging Designer

Show is unique and is Australasia’s

only international emerging awards.

It is also one of the world’s only

emerging fashion awards shows that

is open to the public. “Every year it is

growing and attracting exceptionally

high-quality applications from

prestigious fashion schools around

the world. This year we had a record

number of entries – around 200.”

With no iD Railway Fashion Show

on the agenda, instead there will be a

range of other smaller fashion shows

held by and featuring new collections

from Dunedin’s iconic fashion labels

like NOM*d, Tanya Carlson, Mild-Red,

Charmaine Reveley and Company of

Strangers. These will be held across

the week.

iD is a big deal for Dunedin’s

calendar and is now a hot destination

for Kiwis and international travellers.

It’s estimated to bring almost

$2 million to the city during the

week in retail spend, services and

accommodation and a further

$6 million in global exposure.

The vision for iD is to grow the

awards with more international

partnerships. It has previously

been connected with Mittelmoda

(an international fashion design

competition), and currently has an

association with London-based Not

Just A Label (a platform for new

designers) and Arts Thread (online

creative network). This will be in

conjunction with a greater connection

with the local fashion community in

Dunedin through internships and a

hub where designers can choose to

stay and work. Margo says what began

as a small show of local designers

has grown hugely over the past two

decades. “But the heart of what we

do is still the city, its fashion and

its creative energy.” Margo is also

working on next year’s event – the

20th anniversary of iD. “We have big

plans for that.”

She says Dunedin fashion has a

great reputation because they are

allowed to be themselves. “The

community accepts anything, so

people experiment with looks. I

think, too, the high ratio of young

people in Dunedin with the Otago

Polytechnic and University influences

the community.” She says the city

attracts creative people across various

disciplines – artists, music, film, fashion,

design. “And I love that about the

city. It’s also possible to ignore the

latest trends if you choose to. You can

choose to be isolated, or engaged.”

This year the audience can expect

to be amazed and inspired. “Our

multi-level catwalk at the Dunedin

Town Hall allows for more front row

seating than ever before. It’s going to

be absolutely spectacular!”

• Head along to Company Store

(320 George Street), home of local

fashion label Company of Strangers.

You can shop their clothing, leather

bags and jewellery ranges, as well as

other New Zealand and overseas

labels and accessories including Aesop

products and George & Edi candles.

• For more garments for your

wardrobe, head to the hidden

shopping gem down the alleyway at

1 York Place. Mild-Red is a longestablished

Dunedin label designed by

Donna Tulloch specialising in beautiful

knitwear and clever garments that can

be worn in multiple ways.

• Once you’ve shopped till you’ve

dropped and need a rest, Heritage

Coffee (corner of Vogel and Jetty

streets) is the latest café to open in

the revitalised Warehouse Precinct.

The coffee is outstanding and the

bagels are delicious.

• For something stronger, go to

Emerson’s Brewery – open seven

days from 10am, at 70 Anzac Avenue.

The Taproom at Emerson’s Brewery

is a great place to try one of their

many beers (they also serve wine)

and the sharing plates are a great

option for casual dining. You can also

visit the Cellar Door for tastings or go

on a tour of the brewery.

• When the hunger finally kicks in,

there’s Good Good – a quirky new

burger joint at 22 Vogel Street, open

Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and

dinner. The Good Oil Café

(314 George Street) is another

exceptional eatery, serving café-style

food every day until 4pm, while

situated in one of Dunedin’s oldest

buildings you’ll find Bacchus Wine Bar

& Restaurant (1/12 The Octagon).

• And you can’t go to a fashion show

without a little spruce up first. The

Old Fire Station in Roslyn Village is

home to the relaxing Erban Spa

(50 City Road), which offers all sorts

of beauty treatments and massage.

The Environ Deep Cleansing facial is

highly recommended.

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That a good agent you like and trust and can do

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Is selling real estate a 24/7 type of job?

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What’s a favourite item in your home?

An old leather armchair with ottoman bought

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when I arrive home.

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If you could live anywhere in New Zealand, where would it be?

Christchurch, of course!

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Style takes a look at what’s in vogue

for those planning a new bathroom.

Words Gaynor Stanley

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Black in fashion

The best-dressed bathrooms are opting for black in a big way. Matt

black tapware ranges are increasingly available – New Zealand’s own

Methven being one of the latest to release its most popular styles in

black. And an increasing appetite for black furniture finishes is driving

the release of darker vanities and storage cabinets, black shower

framing, handles and towel rails.

Black beauty: A National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA)

2017 Excellence in Design awards entry from Davinia Sutton.

Black not your

colour? Rose gold

is tipped as the

next ‘it’ finish.

Vessel basins

Basins designed to sit pride of place on your

countertop are the designer go-to. There is an

ever-increasing range of vessel shapes available,

many now featuring a thin edge, but the big

trend is the move away from ceramic. Matt

solid surfaces, similar to Corian, not only look

eminently stylish, they have a luxurious tactile

feel and can be sanded and repaired should

you drop something from the wall cabinet!

Look for freestanding baths to match. And pair

your vessel basin with wall-mounted tapware.

Left: A marble-composite vessel basin with another bang

on trend element – the round mirror – in this NKBA

2017 award winner from Natalie Du Bois.

Right: Lume Design paired this reconstituted stone basin

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Hide the clutter

We’ve learned to do it in our kitchens and now we’re

demanding bathroom storage that hides away as much as

possible too, from the hairdryer to the bin. Streamlined

vanities and cabinets with hideaway internal storage

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range, which also comes in dark and two-tone finishes.

Glam powder

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Up the ante with bold wallpaper

and statement lighting (as shown in

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featured in Style, February 2018).

Totally traditional

A more traditional style is coming back

in a big way, like in this NKBA 2017

Excellence in Design award entry from

Ingrid Geldof. Bronze tapware and Olde

English Glasgow floor tiles combine

beautifully with handmade brick wall tiles,

on-trend black furniture, and a vessel

basin to achieve a beautiful balance of

old and new. One key to updating the

traditional look is to choose quality

European soft-close drawers, rather than

old-fashioned doors, for your vanity.

Cup handles add to the clean and contemporary

look in this traditional-meets-modern bathroom.

For the best results, always hire a

Master Painter

If you need a painter or decorator, a

registered Master Painter will make your

investment look better and last longer.


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One of the best places to turn for

bathroom inspiration is the designer hotels

of the world. Here are five of the best.

Words Gaynor Stanley

Patricia Urquiola’s bathroom for the W Retreat & Spa in Puerto Rico

features a painted steel tub positioned for ocean views.

We love the flamboyance and colour of this decidedly

original bathroom design by Patricia Urquiola for the

W Retreat & Spa on Vieques Island in Puerto Rico (above). If

you like the Spanish-born, Milan-based designer’s style, you’ll

be happy to learn she has her own bathroom collection, Axor

Urquoila, manufactured by Hansgrohe and available in New

Zealand from Matisse.

For loos with views, it would be hard to beat those found at

Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

The Osprey Pavilion boasts this hand-sculptured granite bath,

heated limestone floors and a deluxe rain shower, plus an

outdoor plunge bath.

We might just hop over to Kangaroo Island to check out Southern Ocean Lodge’s bathrooms.





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There isn’t a view in the Paola Navone

designed bathrooms at Point Yamu by

COMO in Phuket, but why would you want

to look elsewhere in a room this beautiful?

Gleaming cobalt tiles, the gorgeous round

tub and its halo of lamps make this bathroom

a standout. And if blue’s not your colour,

Paola’s passion for seashades saw her design

half the suites in a similarly stunning aqua.


cobalt tiles, the

gorgeous round

tub and its halo

of lamps make

this bathroom a


Bay Suite Bathroom at Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket

Equally breathtaking for its absence

of colour is this bathroom in the

two-storey Garden Residence at The

William Vale in Brooklyn, New York.

The sleek white-on-white furnishings

with a touch of black and those large

geometric mirrors are a knockout

look that wouldn’t be too hard to

channel at home.

The William Vale, New York

Why stop at a vessel basin when

you can commission your own

vessel bath? UK custom furniture

manufacturer Splinter Works created

this carbon-fibre bathtub to mimic

the form of a relaxing hammock for

the architecturally stunning Viña Vik in

central Chile’s wine country.



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& Style

Kathryn Barr of Harrison Bloy, provides pointers on how to

create the ultimate bathroom experience.

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What are some of the newest

innovations in showers today?

Style and trends are constantly changing and

driving new technology and aesthetics in

the bathroom. Showering is not only about

functionality but also about creating “an

experience”. A time to relax and unwind,

or revive the body and awaken the senses.

A lot of the innovation is driven from what

we are seeing in interiors worldwide. There

is a wider range of finishes for tapware

nowadays. We are seeing different coloured

metals and pops of colour, and we can see

that black is here to stay.

There are more choices around

functionality as well. Multi-function spray

options, thermostatic temperature controls,

waterfall outlets, body mist sprays and

also incorporating lighting and Bluetooth

capabilities into the tapware. There are

also water-saving aspects to some of the

showers we are seeing as well. The choices

really are endless!

How can we best incorporate

shelving into a shower?

Shelves in an acrylic shower enclosure can

come with the option of pre-moulded wall

or to position smaller glass shelves onto a

flat wall shower liner. Tiled showers give

you the option to have a “recess or niche”

built into the wall prior to tiling.

Tiled options really give the consumer an

option of where it will be positioned and

adds to the functionality in their bathroom.

It’s a great way to store showering

products without them protruding into the

shower space.

There is also an option to have a recessed

foot rest in the wall! Alternatively, you can

install glass shelves on the wall. These can

be installed after the tiling has been done.

Apart from style and aesthetics,

what considerations should affect

our choice of shower?

There are two further factors to choosing

a suitable shower – water pressure and

functionality. Water pressure is one of

the most important facts to establish

when selecting any tapware. The flow

of water is generally restricted unless on

“mains pressure”. There are a few ways

to determine what your water pressure is,

and we would ask these questions before

suggesting options.

The second is functionality, how will

you use the space. Is this for a family

bathroom, or a more luxurious ensuite?

A common trend is that men like the rain

showers overhead, but women don’t want

to wet their hair every day, so would prefer

the option to have a slide rail for example.

We have solutions for all applications and

want to ensure that customers get the right

shower for their application.

Any advice for choosing shower heads?

At Harrison Bloy we want you to think

about who is going to be using the shower.

We recommend that you see the shower

working. We have a cold water test display

that you can try your new rose in to ensure

its right for you. The question you need to

ask yourself is, “What do I like? Is it a hard

spray or something softer?” Once you’ve

got something in your mind, then our

helpful staff can show you the shower head

working on our display models. The hardest

thing is finding out what you like.

How would you describe the perfect


We spend a lot of time in this space,

whether it be as part of our daily routine

or a space to retreat at the end of a long

day. The perfect bathroom really would be

one that best suits the functionality of the

people that are using it. Here at Harrison

Bloy, we like to understand these needs

and help design a fit for purpose space

that you will enjoy using and spending

time in, while promoting new styles and

showcasing variety.

The perfect bathroom is good design,

functionality and style.

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Don’t overlook the importance of powerful extraction in the bathroom.

We asked Lesley Storm from Edward Gibbon for some expert advice.

How do I know which extraction unit is right for my bathroom?

A good place to start is the Help Me Choose online tool at Enter the type of bathroom you have (eg. a

bathroom with an open shower), your room dimensions and

whether you’d like heat, vent, light or maybe all three and it will

calculate and recommend the model or combination of models

that best suit your room size and type.

Can I install a vent directly over my shower?

Yes, you can. If you choose a specific ventilation-only unit that is

IPX4 rated (i.e. water resistant), it can be installed directly above

the shower box and, better yet, avoids the need for a bulky

extraction fan.

Do I have to rewire to fit a new ventilation system?

As every bathroom is different, it’s best to consult with your

electrician before purchasing any extraction unit.

Is noise a factor to consider?

Check what decibel level the system runs at – less than 30 is

ideal. Furthermore, some units, such as IXL’s inline fan unit system,

are installed a metre away from the unit itself in the ceiling, which

dramatically reduces operating noise.

Can I install ventilation systems in other rooms?

Definitely. Odours and water vapour are best removed from

laundries, toilets, butlers’ pantries and powder rooms. Heat

modules are popular for walk-in wardrobes, where radiant heat is

appreciated during the colder months.

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Words Gaynor Stanley



The annual group show of original

works by the leading NZ artists that

featured on the protective container

wall lining the road to Sumner has

its sixth outing at L’Estrange Gallery

on Nayland Street this month. The

exhibition features investment-level

works by leading artists: Nigel Brown,

Tony De Lautour, Bryan L’Estrange,

Jeffrey Harris, Alan Pearson, Ewan

McDougall, Roger Hicken, Hannah

Kidd and Hamish Allan.

April 10 until May 10

Jeffrey Harris Couple with crucifixion

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Lovers of the Central Otago landscape will want to check out

the largest ever exhibition of paintings by local artist Elizabeth

Stevens at Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery in Alexandra.

Stevens says of her career: “In the 50-plus years that I’ve lived

there, the austere, ‘stripped-down’ landscape of Central Otago

has been a tremendous influence on my work and on me as

a person. I feel I’m embedded in this landscape; its form and

colour permeate my world. Browns and greys are the colours

of my world – green is the foreigner.”

The exhibition shares more than 70 paintings drawn from

public and private collections throughout New Zealand, some

sold through Christchurch’s CSA Gallery – most of which have

never been exhibited in Central Otago before.

Until April 29

Otto Künzli. Photo Therese Hilbert


One of the world’s most renowned jewellers is delivering a

talk at the Christchurch Art Gallery this month.

Swiss-trained, Munich-based Otto Künzli has created

some iconic works of contemporary jewellery including

1995’s 1cm of Love and 1980’s Gold Macht Blind (Gold

Makes You Blind).

In the free talk, Künzli will share some of the projects he

has undertaken with students over his 23-year academic

career directing the jewellery school at the Akademie

der Bildenden Künste in Munich, where he taught New

Zealand’s Karl Fritsch and Lisa Walker. (An exhibition

showing the full scope of Walker’s internationally celebrated

30-year career opened Te Papa’s new Toi Art Gallery and

runs until 22 July.)

Wednesday, April 18 at 6pm

Maniototo Midsummer, 1972, by Elizabeth Stevens,

courtesy of Dunedin Public Art Gallery





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Sophie Devitt translates her passion and

talent for sculpture into fine jewellery.

Words Anne Hudson

Mt Ruapehu custom-made wedding rings in

blackened sterling silver

Love of nature is a nostalgic

feeling, a sentimental attachment

that Sophie feels all Kiwis share.

admire artists who take on the daunting genre of jewellery making. Sophie

I Devitt is one of those people. Following an arts degree in sculpture she

transitioned into jewellery. Her focus while studying for her Bachelor of Fine

Arts was small sculptures and in many ways her jewellery is just an extension

of that practice.

Her aesthetic is precise, creating immaculate little pieces that show the

mark of the maker. Like many New Zealand artists her primary source of

inspiration is nature. She loves not just native plants but also the exotic flora

that resides here. Our natural habitat is as diverse as our population and

Sophie says her love of nature is a nostalgic feeling, a sentimental attachment

that she feels all Kiwis share.

Another influence is ancient artifacts. Sophie notes that sometimes it

is difficult to tell where the original object ends and the hand of nature

and time begins. Sophie produces contemporary work through which she

explores the potential of erosion and corrosion, time and decay producing

new timeless pieces.

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‘Waimea’ leaf

pendant, $130

Sterling silver

ivy leaf hoop

earrings, $150

The jewellery is made in precious metals, mostly silver and

gold and a little bit of bronze. Gold is her favourite material,

particularly the higher carats, which are more pure. Gold is

a very soft metal but also durable. She remarks that many

ancient Greek and Roman jewellery was made in almost

pure gold and that is why it has survived still looking beautiful

thousands of years after it was made. It is this purity of gold,

its colour, its rarity plus its malleability that has made it a

coveted material in the history of mankind.

Sophie creates many custom-made pieces for the

discerning buyer. She works with the client and their desires

but brings her own aesthetic to the work. She feels individual

pieces must reflect not only her input but must enhance the

client’s personality and appearance while creating a story of

the wearer.

There seems to be a myriad of considerations when

making work for an individual. Sophie places her work

somewhere between art and traditional craft. Those

definitions are a minefield and are actually an arbitrary

construct placed on objects, particularly 3D work, to place it

in an artificial hierarchy created by the art world. All artwork

is crafted to a degree and has a function of a sort. These

exquisite little works, whether they fall from an ear lobe or

grace a hand or other body part, are in my mind works of art.

Sophie is currently working from a workshop at Form

Gallery in Christchurch. Her work is exhibited there and is

also shown at Art in a Garden’ s annual show at Flaxmere,

Hawarden. For a beautifully crafted individual piece of

jewellery Sophie Devitt should be taken seriously.

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We all loathe weeding but taking the right

approach can make it a little easier.

Words Craig Wilson

Be it ‘pocket sized’ or expansive, most

of us have a garden area we look

after to some degree. For some of us

this gardening task is an annual clear-out

where a chainsaw is the tool of choice.

Then there are those of us who will

look for any excuse to escape outside

with a pair of secateurs, trowel and

wheelbarrow. Regardless of where you

sit on the gardening spectrum, the most

loathed job in the garden would have to

be weeding.

There are several approaches to take

when tackling garden weeds – the best,

of course, being to get someone else to

do it for you. Let’s face it, hand weeding

isn’t much fun so if you have to weed,

make sure you do a good job of it to

maximise the results of your efforts.

Make sure you pull out the weed root

system and not just the visible foliage

and always make sure you get to weeds

before seed heads have developed. In

some instances weed spraying may be

the only viable option. If you go down

that track make sure you are being

as kind and protective as possible to

yourself and the environment.

The best way to avoid hand weeding

and spraying is to design your garden

planting in such a way that weed species

are out-competed. To do this you will

need to select an evergreen, spreading

groundcover suited to the area in

question. There is a good range of

native and exotic species that will spread

in a timely manner to form a dense,

prostrate, carpet-like effect that when

established will stop a good proportion

of air- and soil-borne weeds.

If you prefer native species Leptinella,

Acaena and Pratia will offer good choices

and for an exotic look Azarella, Ajuga

and Pachysandra will fit the bill. These

can be used in mixed groupings to

create a patchwork effect or in a single

mass planting for a more uniformed

look. Investigate your selection well

to ensure it will thrive in the soil and

environmental conditions where you’re

planting. Also look into the correct

spacings so that you’re not overplanting

or waiting too long to achieve the

desired effect.

As with all plantings it will take time to

establish and some initial maintenance

effort will be required but it is possible

that in 12–18 months you can transform

that annoying patch of garden into a

thick, luxuriant evergreen wonder.



elegance and sophistication.

synonyms: flair, grace, poise, polish, suaveness,

urbanity, chic, finesse, taste, class, comfort,

luxury, affluence, wealth, opulence, lavishness.




with Tim Goom



knocks: repairing

your earthquake

damaged landscape


More than 7 years on, the impact of the Canterbury

earthquakes can still be seen. We remain a city of

repairs, demolition and construction as our new

cityscape evolves.

by Goom

Whilst initially property owners were excited to watch as their repairs

unfolded, we have all heard of or experienced first hand, building repairs

that have failed within short time frames. Unfortunately, this is also true

of landscaping repairs. The old adage “you get what you pay for” applies

equally to repairs in both your home and your landscape. Some landscaping

services may appear to give more bang for your buck initially, but if corners

are cut to keep costs down, this will impact quality and longevity. Relying

on EQC to undertake your landscaping repairs can mean that higher end

quality products won’t be accessible. The landscaping repairs might not be

completed to the same standard as the rest of your property and home

and may diminish the overall finish- and value.

Many people report feeling frustrated by the repair process in relation

to their landscaping. Understandably EQC and its service providers are

limited by significant budgetary constraints, the focus is on getting the

repair done. These limitations often don’t leave much room for a design or

aesthetic component in the repair strategy.

Enlisting help from a landscape architect before the repairs commence

is a wonderful opportunity to make changes to your landscaping and

revisit any element which wasn’t quite right. Such opportunities do not

come along very often! Your EQC pay out can go towards kick-starting

your transformation. With a little additional investment, your repairs can

metamorphose your outdoor space from ordinary to exceptional. Much

research has gone in to assessing how good landscaping impacts the overall

value of your property. It is clear that when it comes time to sell, great

landscaping will significantly increase the resale value of your property. On

the flip side, sub-standard landscaping can diminish its value.

If the earthquake repairs have already been completed but aren’t all you

hoped for, it isn’t too late- we can work with what you have to transform

it in to something amazing. It may only take tweaks to transform the space.

A large but potentially dull area of concrete that EQC have laid can be a

blank canvas. With additional hardscaping, the space can be broken up and

become the centrepiece of your outdoor space. Planter boxes or large

pots, seating areas, a water feature, an outdoor fire- these are all relatively

straightforward additions which can make a world of difference to an

otherwise bland concrete slab.

As Christchurch based landscape architects, we totally understand the

issues you face with your landscape repairs. We’ve all had first-hand

experience in managing these issues in our own properties. Having also

been involved in a wide range of earthquake landscaping repair work for

our clients, we have seen what has withstood our many earthquakesand

what hasn’t! As such, we can call upon our wealth of expertise

and experience to advise on what to avoid, and what to use. We also

understand which type of designs perform well, and how to construct

them to a safe standard. We can advise on the range of appropriate

repairs to suit your budget but we also know the realistic costs involved

in undertaking repairs to a high standard. There are many ‘cheap and

cheerful’ repairs on offer out there- these may improve the bottom line of

the provider but are unlikely to withstand the test of time.

Call Goom Landscapes today to discuss an earthquake repair

strategy for your property.


Outdoor Lifespace

Outdoor is for living, and we have been creating beautiful,

unique, award-winning outdoor environments for discerning

people for well over 30 years.

We call them Lifespaces TM .

It’s a place where you live best in,

providing for your individuality.

A Lifespace TM you are proud of.

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Having trouble settling your baby? Perhaps it’s time for a new cot. Surely your

little honey will sleep like an angel in a 24-carat gold-plated, Italian leather-lined,

Swarovski crystal-encrusted bed. Designers Marta Buzalska and Dariusz Panczyk,

then expecting their first child, imagined a sleeping pod that would mimic a

mother’s womb, be portable and also feature as a striking piece of furniture. The

result is produced – entirely by hand – in a Polish shipping yard, incorporating

the same materials as used on exclusive yachts, and leather as used in Maserati

cars. Taking 200,000 hours to plate and with a $82,500 price tag, the Luulu Bed

also comes in black or white – entry level options at a cool $7880.


A 12-month build-time finally saw the fruition of

Heathrow’s Qantas London Lounge recently. The

marble cocktail bar caught our attention, although

we’d be hard pressed to move far from the gin bar

either. A handy place for respite for Qantas travellers,

plus those who get special treatment with Emirates.

The airline has also been garnering attention for the

menu on its new non-stop Perth-to-London route.

On trial is an array of options designed to encourage

sleep at optimum times and reduce jetlag. Rather

than being laced with sedatives, there’s kombucha to

assist digestion and cold-pressed probiotic-infused

watermelon juice (for a wake-up call).


Trust Versace to make a point of remembering our fur babies. The

Medusa Gala porcelain feeding bowl will ensure your pampered

pets never lose their privilege of eating indoors. Finished with a

design made possible through a collaboration between Rosenthal

and Versace, this dish is bound to be licked sparkling clean with

every feed. All for around the $1000 mark.

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Architect Richard Dalman discusses projects that have benefitted from prefabrication

and why he sees this process becoming more and more popular worldwide.

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Right: The Waitangi

Treaty House was

prefabricated in Sydney.

Left & Below: CitizenM’s

London Bankside hotel

demonstrates how

prefabrication and cool

design can coexist.

Recently I attended the CoLab conference in Auckland, organised

by Prefab New Zealand. The conference discussed various types of

and uses for prefabrication of buildings in the New Zealand construction


When people think of prefabrication or the word ‘prefab’, many

immediately think of those cheap relocatable school buildings that we

spent much of our time trying to be educated in.

In fact the prefabrication industry in New Zealand has progressed well

beyond this, and there is a groundswell of desire to design and build

utilising prefabrication methods.

So, what is prefabrication?

In short it refers to any part of a building that is made away from the final

building site. It can also be referred to as prebuilt or offsite construction.

In New Zealand prefabrication has occurred from early times when

raupo was bundled into wall panels at the edges of wetlands, and when

colonial houses were imported into the country, particularly from

Australia. A famous example of this is the old Busby Homestead in

Waitangi (now known as the Treaty House), which was prefabricated in

Sydney and erected in 1833-34 out of the various elements imported.

Prefabrication can range from small components within a building

(such as roof trusses) to full wall panels, or complete buildings. Materials

vary from ‘lightweight’ timber, steel or plastic, but can also be heavier

materials, such as concrete. In Christchurch, in particular, we are used to

seeing large concrete wall panels, floor systems and even concrete beams

arriving to be erected onto building sites.

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There are many advantages to prefabrication over and above more

traditional building systems:

1. Quality: because prefabrication is generally undertaken in a factory or

workshop away from the natural elements, there is better quality control.

2. Time: construction schedules can reduce as much of the construction is

undertaken off site, then delivered to be erected within short timeframes.

3. Cost: the repetition of building elements means economies of scale can

be achieved, and money is also saved by being on-site for less time.

4. Waste minimisation: there is generally less building waste in a well

thought through prefabricated process than occurs in a traditional on-site


5. Health and safety: because much of the construction work is in

a controlled workshop environment, with many building elements

constructed on the floor rather than at height, there tend to be fewer

construction-related accidents.

The London Bankside shows CitizenM’s modular hotel leadership.

In New Zealand we have many examples of prefabricated houses

(sometimes known as kitset houses) that are transported around the

country on the backs of trucks.

With the high cost of construction in New Zealand and the new

government’s desire to build 100,000 new houses in the next 10 years

through its KiwiBuild programme, prefabrication is a good solution to

deliver cheaper houses faster.

As an architect, I believe the major challenge will be creating designs

that are suitable to the changing demands of the owners’ profiles – we

require far more one and two bedroom houses than previously. These

designs need to respond not only to their occupants’ needs but also to

their individual sites, something that prefabricated houses haven’t been too

successful in achieving in the past.

Prefabricated or modular hotel construction is taking off around the

world. CitizenM, I believe, is the leader in this space and I have stayed at

their Bankside hotel in London and been impressed with the seamless

integration of the modular construction into the overall design.

I am still waiting with anticipation for the construction of the proposed

new hotel on the corner of Salisbury and Colombo streets. The Ramada

Encore will utilise prefabricated ‘pod’ hotel rooms manufactured in


There are a number of specialist prefabricated modular bathroom

manufacturers in New Zealand including de Geest in Oamaru and Sapone

just north of Christchurch. We have used modular bathrooms in our hotel

projects with much success, with our clients sharing in all the benefits

described above.

I believe the increased use of prefabricated processes in New Zealand

and around the world will continue, delivering buildings of high quality

faster, cheaper and safer.

The proposed Ramada Encore Christchurch will be prefabricated.

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rules for solid

fuel fires are


The good news for those who love the look

and feel of a wood fire is it is still possible

to heat your home with a wood burner.

But the only way to go is to install an

Ultra-Low Emission Burner (ULEB) –

which meets Environment Canterbury’s

Method 1 testing for ultra-low emission

levels to protect our air quality.


A ULEB is the cleanest solid fuel burner. These types

of fires can be installed and used anywhere within New

Zealand – including Canterbury, which has particularly

stringent emission rules.


Among the options are those by Blaze King, which

pioneered and began manufacturing award-winning

catalytic wood fires in Canada 30 years ago. Look to

the Chinook and Sirocco models, both of which feature

a large viewing window in the cast-iron door. The

Sirocco is available in both pedestal or ‘on legs’ designs.

Also particular to these models is that they are both

single chamber fires.


Not with all options, however, the Sirocco and

Chinook do burn approximately 33% less wood than a

conventional log fire.


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As a businessperson, you’re always acutely

aware of what’s required to maintain your

personal and professional reputation, in addition

to maintaining the goodwill of the public and

your clients. Falling short on the delivery of

what you promised is unacceptable, but it

can nonetheless happen despite the best of


It’s always confronting when you deal with a

client’s disappointment and, with the power

of social media, it’s important that you listen,

learn and help – before matters get out of

hand. Social media has an enormous ability

to highlight issues, often whilst reducing a

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But nothing is ever that simple. In real estate,

for instance, owners, purchasers, agents

(whether listing or selling) and the companies

they work for all have a stake in the outcome

and a role in the proceedings which adds

layers of potential misunderstanding.

Recently, I found myself sitting with a family

who had purchased a home. Their relationship

with their sales consultant was extremely

positive, but they were disappointed at some

of the actions taken by the vendor of the

home they had purchased. Unfortunately,

on settlement, the home was no longer in

pristine condition. It wasn’t clean or tidy,

gardens were overgrown and fixtures had

been removed, leaving unsightly holes

in the walls. The ‘dream home’ dream was

being shattered, and they wanted to talk to

someone about their feelings.

With care and resourcefulness, all the

problems were able to be addressed, but it

made me think about how easily you can lose

a valued client. Dealing with issues openly and

promptly is always ideal, and usually results

in the best outcome, but there are several

alternative responses I have noticed – and

personally been on the receiving end of –

when it comes to client dissatisfaction.

The ‘I’ll ignore it and it will go away’ method.

This doesn’t require elaboration. As a tactic, it’s

foolish, irritating and more than likely going to

make the problem bigger.

Another response to avoid is the ‘pitch battle’.

By putting feelings, hearsay or guesswork

ahead of facts, this approach tilts the situation

toward the subjective, and usually the

opportunity for a compromise or a solution

is lost. It can also be extremely expensive, not

just financially but mentally.

So, it’s probably worth remembering that

although the client may not always be right,

he or she is always worth listening to. And to

those serial perpetrators of poor customer

service: front up, listen up and, if you are in the

wrong, own up!

Finally a nod to the month of March.

I call it a month of madness as we move with

strength and focus to the end of the financial


To the Gold team regardless of how you finish

I know you are always pushing to be the best.


Lynette McFadden












“...I am able to go to work in an environment that I really love and enjoy.

I am very lucky that I work within a company where an elite team

performance makes this highly demanding profession of real estate

an absolute pleasure to be a part of.”



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In the wake of Andrea Moore, Quinns and

Kimberleys; what does it take for brands

to keep afloat in today’s fashion industry?

We talk to fashion gurus – Nicola Chrisp,

fashion programme leader at ARA Institute of

Canterbury, and Sophia Plessas, course leader

at London College of Fashion – to find out

what brands are doing to make treading water

a little easier.

Words Ella James

Mr Pony Tote – from

the collection produced

by New Zealand’s own

Deadly Ponies in partnership

with Hasbro brand

My Little Ponies.

Stella McCartney

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Rag + Bone

In order to make it in today’s hyper-competitive fashion industry,

it’s imperative for brands to narrate their values with convincing

passion, remain relevant – always, and educate themselves



It’s no longer enough to provide a great product at a competitive

price. Today, consumers favour brands that sell authentic,

passionate narratives over fast fashion.

Brand values and beliefs can cover a large range of issues and

topics. Rag + Bone believes in preserving historic manufacturing

techniques while Stella McCartney insists on the ethical production

of her garments. Brands that communicate their message with as

much conviction as either of these companies are able to earn

long-term support and respect from their consumer.

Nicola Chrisp, ARA Institute of Canterbury’s fashion programme

leader, notes that a consumer who connects positively with

a brand narrative will always pick their product over that of a

competitor’s. Whilst trend-driven collections and low prices will

attract one-off shoppers, brands that provide and publicise their

narratives are able to organically attract a loyal target market, which

shares similar sets of values and beliefs. This natural approach is an

effective way for brands to harvest sales, which are ultimately what

it takes for a brand to survive longer.

Sophia Plessas, course leader at London College of Fashion,

points out that brands in the public eye have “complete and

constant control over the content that they’re sharing with their

community of followers, over an ever-expanding range of social

media platforms”. Thus, brands are provided with the opportunity

to develop more personal relationships with their customer based

on the shared set of values and beliefs, should they utilise said

platforms effectively.

Auckland’s Lonely Lingerie is a prime example of how solid, wellcommunicated

values can elevate a brand’s prominence. The brand

believes in promoting inclusivity and relays this message daily over

various social media platforms including an online journal.Lonely

Lingerie eschews stereotypical representations of females and

opts instead to send a message that celebrates body positivity and

the individuality of their customers. The brand’s efforts to convey

these beliefs are easily identifiable across its social media platforms,

earning a great deal of interest and loyal support from lingerie

shoppers worldwide.

If a brand stands by its authentic narratives and values, customers

will stand by the brand.

Lonely Lingerie,


Lonely Lingerie

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In this constantly evolving industry, it is crucial for brands to

remain relevant.

Much like education, staying relevant is a work in progress.

Our industry specialists have highlighted a number of

foundations that when built upon continuously can assist in

maintaining an ever-relevant brand.

Collaboration is Nicola Chrisp’s ‘it’ word of the moment

where relevance is concerned, and rightly so. Brands that

proficiently collaborate with a cache of well-regarded third

parties are able to extend their reach to a relevant new range

of customers long after their initial launch.

Teaming up with artists, brands and public figures is

demonstrated perfectly by New Zealand’s own Deadly

Ponies. Naturally, the leather accessories brand caters to a

niche market so, in order to keep its product in high demand

season after season, Deadly Ponies regularly joins forces with

brands from sectors further afield. Former collaborations with

artist Len Lye, jeweller Atelier Paulin and even iconic children’s

brand My Little Pony, have demonstrated Deadly Ponies’

continuous thirst to remain relevant and satisfy the customer.

As a result, Deadly Ponies has become a solid, key player in

the industry.

Sophia Plessas highlights the importance of identifying and

adapting to fashion’s constant shifts on a “worldwide level”; if a

brand is “unable to see the bigger picture”, they will be unable

to remain consumer relevant. Plessas emphasises that a brand

certainly needs to be able to keep up with fashion hotspots

London, New York, Milan and Paris if it is to succeed.

Similarly, brands today should be conscious not only of

worldwide fashion trends but of those occurring in “politics,

music, theatre, art and cinema,” says Plessas. A relevant trend

in literature or film can influence trends in fashion overnight,

so keeping tabs on these industries is essential in terms of

staying relevant and ultimately, surviving as a brand.

“The industry is constantly changing so it’s important to get

on board and go with the change, whatever it may be,” says

Nicola Chrisp.


with Maggie Hewitt of Maggie Marilyn

Maggie Marilyn is a catalyst in promoting

positive change in the industry. Adamant to

deliver modern luxury but conscious of the

ethical and environmental footprint that all

fashion leaves behind, this young New Zealand

brand is striving for the perfect balance of style

and sustainability, much to its target market’s


Already stocked by an impressive cache

of worldwide stores, Maggie Marilyn is fast

becoming one of our fashion favourites. We

catch up with founder and designer, Maggie

Hewitt, ahead of the brand’s Christchurch popup

(2–6 May, at Taylor Merivale).

So, why fashion? I have always loved being

creative. Since I can remember I’ve been

drawing, sketching and collaging fashion

magazine images.

Where do you find your inspiration? Where I

find my inspiration really changes every season.

From being inspired by an artist, a film, to events

occurring in my personal life at the time.

What encouraged you to start the brand? As

naïve as it may sound, I really want to make a

difference. I want to create a brand that is able

to influence change in an industry that certainly

needs it. I want to empower our customer

and every single person who is involved in our

supply chain.

How are you trying to make a difference in

the fashion industry? As the business grows and

develops it is my mission to keep 100% of our

manufacturing here [New Zealand]. Supporting

our local community and economy is extremely

important to me. It is also an imperative to have

a transparent supply chain, from using recycled

metal zips to organic wool.

How do you want the customer to feel when

they’re wearing Maggie Marilyn? Empowered.

I want our girl to know she can go out into the

world and make a difference.

What is your advice for budding fashion

designers? If you have a true love and passion

for what you do, you’ll have unwavering

resilience and determination. Growing up, I had

a school principal who told me that I wouldn’t

amount to much. Well actually, the sky is the

limit, so don’t let anyone tell you that your

dreams are too big.

Summer or winter? Summer

High heels or flats? Flats

Dress or pants? Pants

Shopping online or shopping in store? Both

Cats or dogs? Dogs

Wine or beer? Wine

Tea or coffee? Coffee

Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise

Beach or city? Beach

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Learning both in the classroom

and the workplace is fundamentally

important if a brand wishes to be

equipped with the skillset required

to cope with fashion’s abundant


To stand out in today’s industry;

brands really need to do their


Mr Pony Wallet (above) and Pony Puff

(right), Deadly Ponies



1) Central St Martins (London)

2) Parsons School of Design (New York)

3) Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp)

4) London College of Fashion (London)

5) Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and

Architecture (Helsinki)







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Two friends who had worked together in fashion

retail have taken their friendship and love of fashion

to a new level by going into business together.

Debbie Smith and Karla Lattimore have

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store Country Lane from Terese O’Sullivan, who

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Karla has been working within the business

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“We worked at Country Road together, so

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“There’s no hiding your skin – it is an open book telling the

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Katy Husband’s affinity for home décor dates back to her

childhood. “As a child I was always re-organising my room, and

around age eight I would arrange my grandmother’s sale tables

– she made pottery. And I always had the desire to own my

own business.”

These days Katy runs Feather & Oak Interiors, which she

launched 18 months ago with her husband Edward as a silent

business partner.

“We had a previous business manufacturing soft furnishings,

but I saw a gap in the market for a full-service interior design

business, so we relaunched with a whole new concept.

“I trained as an interior designer and also have business

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with ideas for your home, and the in-house manufacturing of

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Katy, who grew up in Rangiora, says she wanted to become

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admits going into business for yourself is not for the fainthearted.

“It’s all about grit and resilience. We’re learning and it’s

wonderful to see our passions grow and develop.”

With four young children, Katy’s life is a juggle, managing the

business, home and her children’s activities.

“It’s a delicate balancing act, but it’s a lot of fun.”

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In Milan, after an espresso or two with Trippen designer

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For the Autumn/Winter issue of Style Fashion, we’ve

wrapped up the seasonal must-haves that will

eliminate the winter blues. While it’s cooling off

outside, our new ‘going up/going down’ feature

showcases the trends that are really heating up. The

last few months of the fashion calendar have been

captivating and our favourite global headlines from the year so

far have been shortlisted for our fashion round-up.

Seasons new herald the arrival of an exciting palette of tones

so we’ve collated the essential wintertime hues that will boost

both mood and wardrobe. Stylist Sarah Louise finds photoshoot

inspiration rooted within Matsuo Basho’s poem, Winter Solitude.

We’ve been getting to grips with the winter accessories that

will ensure you glide smoothly and stylishly through the winter

months. Though it may be slippery underfoot, our pick of this

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walk in the park.

Colder temperatures are creeping in, so now’s the perfect

time to warm up with Style Fashion.


Going up


The French classic has been rebooted so don’t

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Handmade fashion is trending more than ever.

French brand Maison Cleo (

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Gone are the days of picking up the wrong

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and embroidered initials are elevating wardrobe

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wool/nappa bomber jacket, as seen on fashion

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Tod’s Autumn



At Milan Fashion Week, Gucci sent convincing

prosthetic heads down the runway, propped

under the arms of nonchalant models. We

recommend taking note from Tod’s, who opted

for crowd-pleasing puppies instead.


Healing stones were gifted at Mary Kate and

Ashley’s NYFW presentation for The Row.

It’s claimed that the black tourmaline offering

repels negative vibes, but some guests were left

feeling uneasy, given the far from crystal clear,

unregulated nature of the stone mining industry.

Going down

Du Jour Beret from Free People

Maison Cleo Blouse


The sock boot. Fifty per cent high heel, fifty

per cent surf bootie and one hundred per cent

wrong. Put your best foot forward this season

by kicking off the sock boots and choosing a

statement high heel instead.

04 STYLE | fashion

Fashion recap


Here are some of our highlights from the

year in fashion, so far…


On January 1, 2018, following a string of

shocking headlines, Hollywood celebrities

decided that enough was enough and founded

‘Time’s up’, a movement against sexual

harassment and injustice.

Awards season has always been a platform

to promote fashion designers new and

old, however, this year, attendees used

the red carpet and their choice of attire to

communicate the movement’s key messages.

To show solidarity, females from the

entertainment industry wore all black to the

75th Annual Golden Globe awards, carried

white roses at the Grammys and attended the

BAFTAs not with partners or family members

but with prominent female activists.

So far the ‘Time’s up’ initiative has raised

more than $20 million for its defence fund as it

continues to gain serious momentum.


Man’s best friend is getting the fashion


As a nod to the Chinese Year of

the Dog, a long list of brands including

Adidas, Vans, Gucci and Bape to name

but a few, have dedicated capsule

collections to our canine companions.

During Milan Fashion Week, models

including Gigi and Bella Hadid were

given a run for their money when

luxury leatherwear brand Tod’s sent

dogs down the catwalk.

In New Zealand, Karen Walker even

released a range of pet jewellery that

you can get your paws on now, with

prices starting from $50. To celebrate

the collection, Karen Walker hosted a

canine glamour shoot in Auckland with

proceeds being donated to the SPCA.

Barking mad but brilliant.

Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi,

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.


Her Royal Majesty put her stamp on

London Fashion Week earlier this year.

The fashion elite, for whom the front

row is typically reserved, had to sit

closer to each other than usual at the

Richard Quinn show in London this

season due to a very special guest,

whose attendance was signified only by

the blue velvet cushion that was placed

on the f-row, moments before the


Editor-in-chief of American Vogue,

Dame Anna Wintour, was the natural

choice of mentor for the Queen’s

inaugural Fashion Week appearance

and the two were pictured enjoying

both the show and one another’s

company. (Despite those sunglasses!)

As the show concluded, the Queen

ascended to present Mr Quinn with

the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for

British Design. A royal seal of approval

for the young graduate designer.

STYLE | fashion 05


It’s time to donate some clothes and make some room for new

because Zara online is here, with the promise of more physical

stores to come.

Since October 2016, lucky Auckland fashionistas have been able

to shop at Zara’s flagship New Zealand store. From Barcelona to

New York, Zara operates a fast, simple and reliable online shopping

platform which, until recently, remained inaccessible to fashionthirsty

New Zealand residents. However, March 14 signalled the

highly anticipated arrival of Zara online here at home.

During the countdown, Zara teased eager shoppers with a hearty

range of collection previews that were showcased on the brand’s

app. Let’s see how long you can resist browsing their vast collections

of both timeless staples and trend-influenced wardrobe enhancers.


This year, Opening Ceremony decided to ditch the New York

runway. Instead, the brand headed to Disneyland, California,

to unveil their latest collection.

On March 7, a star-studded front row donned mouse ears

to enjoy the evening’s entertainment, which even included a

marching band. The collection itself was a dream come true

for the fashion pack, with rule-breaking fits and eye-catching

colours in absolute abundance. Those left at home à la

Cinderella were able to live stream the magical event.

For the finale, unusually upbeat models danced around

‘Toon Town’ before the visibly thrilled designers took their

bows, joined by Mickey and Minnie (both wearing custom

Opening Ceremony, of course).

After the show, the guests partied happily ever after.


Lacoste temporarily erased the iconic green

crocodile from their polo shirts to raise

awareness for some of the world’s most

endangered species.

As well as providing a fresh alternative for

loyal shoppers, the message behind the release

was of a serious and pressing nature. The

range, limited to just 1775 pieces, was divided

between 10 endangered species of which the

number of polo shirts per animal related directly

to their population sizes. The Vaquita dolphin

adorned just 30 of the shirts, representing the

critically small amount that remains in the wild.

The extremely limited-edition polo shirts

were priced at $250 and sold out almost

immediately, proving the collaboration a roaring

success. Profits from the collaboration with

‘Save Our Species’ will help IUCN (International

Union for Conservation of Nature) in its fight

for worldwide wildlife conservation.

06 STYLE | fashion



Style catches up with one of WORLD’s

wonderful designers, Benny Castles, to

discover what makes him tick.

Can you describe what a ‘normal day’ is like for you?

There really is no such thing as normal at WORLD. We are a small, tight-knit team

in the workroom who work across a variety of disciplines autonomously. I might

start the day working on the accounts, be interrupted to discuss a pattern we are

sampling, then work with the production team to strategise the next delivery cycle,

whilst talking with our retail team about upcoming developments, and working

with the directors on importing a new beauty brand, before meeting with fabric

importers... then I’ll have a hot water for morning tea and start all over again.

What is the WORLD collection you have most enjoyed and why?

The next one. The learned skills of being a designer is a short and selective

memory with positive prognostication, we make sure to reference and build upon

established ideas and concepts from previous collections – but always with an

eye to the new. So each incoming challenge and direction gives us the thrill of

reinvention and experimentation. But if I were to name a moment I knew this

brand was the right place for me was in 2002, when I was working full time at the

WORLDman store on High Street in Auckland and we showed at NZFW, with the

collection ‘Empire Strikes Back’... genius.

Do you ever feel limited in what you can design due to fashion fads?

WORLD founders Francis Hooper and Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet gave

life to this business so it could never feel limited or restricted by fads or trends.

We design what we like, when we like and retail it how we like. This strength of

personality is what makes WORLD an exciting experience for clients and staff alike.

Do you keep up your stylish demeanour 24/7 or is it tracksuit pants and hoodies

at home?

I am pretty relaxed at home and take quite extreme delight on the couch – it’s

an area of my life I feel I excel. As a family we are hermitic, so I can relax in the

knowledge there will be little or no interruption (except via phone and email) to

said relaxation and the appropriate attire that comes with it.

People will be surprised to know that I... am known within select WORLD circles

as the onion, because over years of intense ‘fashioning’ I have trained my body

to resist feeling the appropriate warmth that comes from wearing the ridiculous

number of layers I do.

WORLD has recently opened its flagship Christchurch store at 11/181 High Street.

Photography Dave Richards



Are Brown...

Be the star of the show in autumnal

tones and striking coats.

Stylist Sarah Louise at Style Practitioner

Stylist Assistant/Editorial Ella James

Photographer Jo Grams

Models Lizzie Tollemache and Dave Ladderman,

Rollicking Entertainment

Hair Andrea Hill, Bliss

Makeup Evie Pitt

Location The Court Theatre


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Lovers Left Cardigan $349 WORLD

Huffer Stello Jean $139 Ballantynes

Dr Martens Boot $319 Ballantynes

Undulate Camber Singlet $160 taylor Boutique

Tom Cat Bodice $169 Ruby

Joanna Kourbela Trouser $320 Uncommon Ground

Trelise Cooper Build Me Up Buttercup Coat $529 Ballantynes

Maison Margiela MM6 Block Heel Boot $799 Head Over Heels

Joanna Kourbela Dress $299 Uncommon Ground

Belted Covet Coat $679 taylor Boutique

Dries Van Noten Quilted Print Sweatshirt $555 PLUMEChristchurch

Neuw Lexi Straight Jean $179.99 Uncommon Ground

Parachute Jacket $647 taylorBoutique

Maison Margiela MM6 Block Heel Boot $799 Head Over Heels

Flitch Sweater in Serpentine (100%

Merino) – Untouched World

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Vermeer Floral

Print Tencel

Dress by

Thought, $159

– Marmalade

Clothing &


Blimp Snood in Crevasse Multi (Ecopossum, Fine Merino,

Brushtail Possum and Silk) – Untouched World

Limited Edition

Harper Boot,

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Limited Edition Yui

Satin Blazer, $349.90

– Witchery

Handloom Coat by Nomads Clothing, $249

– Marmalade Clothing & Curiosities

Shiver Print Top in Black

(100% Merino with Cotton/

Silk Printed Front) –

Untouched World

14 STYLE | fashion



Caci’s Canterbury clinic owners share

their top treatment picks.


1. Microneedling

This treatment triggers the body’s own healing response

causing collagen fibres to strengthen – resulting in stronger,

smoother, firmer and healthier skin. Microneedling is an

effective treatment for acne scarring too. We use the

latest Electroporation Needle System, which combines

dermal needling and electroporation to deliver a serum

of vitamins, amino acids and hyaluronic acid for hydration

deep into the skin.

Sarah, Caci Sydenham



2. Laser Hair Removal

Why shave or wax when you can be hair free plus save time

and money too? Caci has been offering laser hair removal for

over 20 years treating the face, neck, chest, arms, underarms,

back, legs, stomach, bikini line and Brazilian. It’s a safe, long-term

hair removal treatment that can achieve long-lasting results.

Kirsten, Riccarton

3. Anything with vitamin C!

Vitamin C helps our skin produce collagen, which results in

brighter, healthier-looking skin. It also helps to neutralise free

radicals and other environmental aggressors, which can cause

premature ageing, lines and wrinkles. Caci stocks a range of

at-home skincare featuring Vitamin C, plus we use it every day

in our Murad and Sonophoresis Infusion facials.

Samantha, Caci Merivale

4. Microdermabrasion for

glowing skin

Microdermabrasion minimises pores and congestion, increases

skin cell turnover and stimulates collagen production. Our

most popular skin-conditioning facial at Caci is a non-invasive

skin exfoliation using crystals to remove dead skin cells

revealing fresh, bright skin.

Alaina, Caci Rolleston


To find out more and book your free consultation

contact one of Caci’s four Canterbury locations on

0800 458 458 or visit

STYLE | fashion 15

HAIR: Mike Hamel


Embrace natural, no-fuss textures with fresh, interesting

styles. Short cuts, easy fringes, and enhanced textures are

the name of the game; though long, relaxed styles and

middle parts are making a comeback too. Whatever, the

look, go for low maintenance and celebrate your natural

beauty with GM Hair salon, an international award-winning

salon, with world-recognised stylists. They know hair so

well they even make their own products – MHC and GM.

GM Hair Salon

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18 STYLE | fashion


to glow

We talk to the team at Face Value about a

special treatment that will take from you

camera shy to camera ready.

A “camera ready” treatment sounds like what every woman

desires… what does this treatment involve?

We use a tailored blend of hyaluronic acid, amino acids and

vitamins combined with botulinum toxin to hydrate and give your

skin that “camera ready” glow.

The hyaluronic acid is a natural moisturiser, which hydrates and

nourishes the skin, while the diluted botulinum toxin (Botox®

or Dysport®) acts on the superficial layer of the facial muscles,

smoothing fine lines and decreasing the action of sweat and

sebaceous glandts. This improves the sheen of the skin, smoothes

the surface and tightens pores. It improves dull, lifeless skin and

softens superficial wrinkles.

How and where is it applied?

Via the V2 Injector gun, which delivers precise doses to the skin

– most commonly on the face, neck and chest. The added benefit

of this needling delivery system is that it further encourages the

regeneration of your own collagen and elastin.

How long does it last?

You will see results in 5–14 days. Most clients find they get around

six months gain, although results will vary.

Does it hurt?

Most clients experience mild discomfort only, although we can

apply topical anaesthetic if preferred.

Is there downtime post-treatment?

Your skin will be pink for a couple of days and some people can

have small areas of pinpoint bruising, easily disguised by mineral

makeup. Some clients have small bumps under the skin for 24 hours.

So while it’s not one of those treatments where you can go straight

back to the office, most tell-tale signs settle within 24–48 hours.

Can we go back for more?

You will certainly want to! We recommend repeating the

treatment every six months in order to maintain and maximise the

benefit to your skin.

What’s one piece of beauty advice you wish every woman knew?

Prevention is definitely better than cure! Start earlier and hydrate

and care for your skin to prevent formation of fine lines and

pigment changes.

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International brands include: Vanessa Bruno, Anine Bing, Camilla,

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22 STYLE | fashion

The business


Style catches up with Rosa Guthrie

from The Cosmetic Clinic to discuss the

latest trends in the beauty industry.

What are the best new treatments to look for?

We use the transformative power of actual lasers to remove hair,

red veins and pigmentation (sun spots). In Australia and other parts

of the world, shaving or waxing just isn’t done anymore, it’s all about

the laser. We also offer advanced skin treatments to help get rid of

acne, acne scarring or dull, tired-looking skin and have machines that

tighten and rejuvenate skin.

What do you mean by ‘actual’ lasers?

Frustratingly, in New Zealand, many clinics have been passing off

IPL/VPL as ‘laser’ for years. Unfortunately this has meant that until

now consumers have been receiving unsatisfactory results, often

at inflated prices. We’ve spent the last two years educating our

Auckland and Christchurch clients on the difference between the

two technologies and why it’s important to have a skilled technician

to help them make an informed decision when it comes to

permanent hair reduction.

Is there a particular success story that sticks in your mind?

Every day we see success. The most rewarding stories are from

clients who come in with severe acne and who, after a course of

skin treatments and prescribed take-home products, come skipping

back in with blemish-free skin. Acne scarring is another one, as it can

be such an awful daily reminder of what was often years of acneic

skin. We’ve got a machine that dramatically reduces the scarring,

back to almost 100% smooth skin. Last, but not least, are the clients

who can’t thank us enough when our cosmetic nurses take years

off their appearance without anyone being able to pinpoint exactly

what they’ve had done.

What’s on the cards for 2018?

While clinics like ours are the norm overseas, this offering wasn’t

available in New Zealand before we arrived. We’ve been thrilled at

how quickly Riccarton has built a very loyal client base, some clients

travelling long distances for their appointments. So we’re opening a

second Christchurch site, right in the heart of the CBD. My partners

and I are so excited to be part of the rebuild. Our new location will

be perfect for time-poor city workers who need to squeeze their

personal admin into their lunch or coffee break and who are looking

for advanced treatments at affordable prices.

The Cosmetic Clinic, Westfield Riccarton, Christchurch

03 265 0660,

OPENING mid-July at 112 Cashel Street, Christchurch City

STYLE | fashion 23

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Maaike Stamp

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Curate Military Terms

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is in the detail

Have a look at this season’s intricately

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unexpected future classics among

fashion-forward styles from Curate,

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Karen Walker Miss Lark Sunglasses $349 Ballantynes

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28 STYLE | fashion

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– Head Over Heels

Solstice – Diesel



Comfort meets style in the latest trend

in footwear, which sees the humble

sneaker taking centre stage.

Derby Sport – Rollie

Classic Trainer

– Kathryn Wilson

Mollini Daydream

– Moda Bella

Vans Authentic –

Street Legal

Chuck Taylor All Star Hi

Sequins – Converse

STYLE | fashion 29

A designer

Niki Tæstensen


Head of ECCO Concept Lab Niki Tæstensen has shoemaking in

his blood – his great-grandfather was a shoemaker with his own

factory and shop, his grandfather designed shoes, and his father

made his living as a shoemaker. Starting as an apprentice at 16,

Niki now manages a team of 19 people and designs women’s and

men’s styles ranging from sports shoes to high heels.

What are the first steps when you

start working on a new collection?

My goal is always to develop shoes that are

wearable and effortless. My design process

starts with people’s lifestyles in mind. I

travel a lot and get inspiration from the

people I meet and the design I encounter

all over the world. I usually begin with a

mood board with materials, images and

keywords. We also have a great archive at

ECCO that I like to dig into for inspiration.

What guided you as you designed

the ECCO Intrinsic collection?

I felt that we had a gap in our collection.

We have modern styles and sports

shoes. The ECCO Intrinsic collection is

somewhere in-between: athletic, modern,

stylish shoes made for a life on the go that

also make a bold style statement.

What sets ECCO Intrinsic apart

from other sneakers on the market?

While it has the same essence and feel

as other athletic sport shoes you see

on the market, ECCO Intrinsic has a bit

more sharp, feminine edges compared to

other sneakers. And while others may add

more details to their sneakers, we pare

things down to get a clean, simple look.

Some might find it a bit too extreme, too

simplified. Therefore, I think that it is just

simpler than other sneakers.

Do you think the sneaker trend is

here to stay?

Yes, definitely. Sneakers add comfort to

people’s lives. People today are busy, and

they need shoes that support them in their

busy lives. There is an emotional comfort

as well. You can wear sneakers for sport

or for business. This is definitely not just a

moment in fashion history, but a trend that

will endure.

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STYLE | men 67



When it comes to looking well dressed,

Gilbert Wealleans shares some

sartorial secrets.

Collars should be well constructed

and firm with good stiffeners.

Fashion is a funny old phenomenon really; it pops in

and out like a cuckoo in a cheap clock, constantly

reinventing itself like a Botox-riddled celebrity whilst

pushing trends and fads with a shelf life of about five


Men’s fashion though tends not to be as trend driven

as women’s, at least amongst male shoppers who usually

purchase items of clothing with the intention of making

them last for a few seasons. Carried too far, though,

this can lead to one resembling the wedding guest who

turns up in a 40-year-old suit and intones an interminable

speech, so beware! The secret to looking well dressed, be

it formal, business or casual, is to wear clothing that suits

you, whether it is the latest fashion or not, and there is

nothing wrong with opting for styles from past decades

as retro dressing and garment reinvention have become

complete fashion genres in themselves.

As grooming ranges from head to foot, don’t overlook

pedal sartorialism – because good footwear will take you

places. Buy quality and keep them clean, neat and well

maintained as shabby shoes are not a good foundation

upon which to build a debonair image. A good mirror

shine achieved by using a combination of parade polish

and elbow grease can be the difference between looking

like a prince or an otiose picaroon (two Scrabble scores

for the price of one!).

Few things look worse than a bad shirt so spend

sufficient to get one that fits in all the right places, it is

not just about the collar. Sleeve length has to be correct.

When worn with a jacket, a little cuff should show but

not so much as to shroud your knuckles! Look for shirts

with adjustable cuffs that take cufflinks... buttons are so


Collars should be well constructed and firm with good

stiffeners. Avoid thin, floppy collars that curl at the points,

and keep them ironed, not just hung to drip dry. Look

also at body fit and choose shirts that suit your shape, be

you portly or thin. Never let the tail hang out! Wear a

shirt either tucked or untucked, but never half and half.

Suit jackets and smart blazers should never be creased;

leave the knife edges for trousers.

Now go forth and dress to thrill!

68 STYLE | motoring



Motoring writer Ross Kiddie discovers there

are many fine elements in Holden’s latest

sport utility vehicle – the Equinox.

Twice a year the sun crosses the plane

of the equator, which makes night

and day of equal length all over Earth,

the phenomenon is called Equinox. How

General Motors landed on that name

for a mid-size sport utility vehicle eludes

me, but one has just been released in

New Zealand under the Holden badge.

It’s one of many new models that will

land here in the next year or so as the

company outsources models globally now

that Holden’s Australian manufacturing

industry has closed.

The Equinox lands here in a wide

variety of models. It is a complete range

starting from $35,990 and ending at

$59,990, all with four-cylinder engines,

and all turbocharged. Base models land

with a 1.5-litre petrol unit, there is a

2-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel.

I’m yet to drive the diesel, but I can

report that even in base-model form the

power plant is far from disgraced; it is a

real honey and would probably be my

choice if I was an Equinox buyer.

However, this evaluation focuses on

the range-topping 2-litre LTZ-V petrol,

which lists at $56,990 and is fully loaded

with specification. It gets all the traditional

SUV kit, but there are also many niceties

that would please the South Island buyer

– heated steering wheel and heated seats

for the cold winters, dual sunroof, and

cooling seats, which I made much use

of during the pre-Christmas heatwave.

Other major items include satellite

navigation, cruise control, Bose premium

audio, wireless mobile phone charging,

hands-free tailgate and hill descent

control. The latter works on four-wheeldrive,

obviously, and while not all models

have drive to all four wheels, the LTZ-V

does, and it is usual SUV fare, not so

much a device to tackle gnarly off-road


PRICE: Holden Equinox

LTZ-V, $56,990


Length, 4652mm;

width, 1843mm;

height, 1697mm


Four-cylinder, four-wheel-drive,

1998cc, 188kW, 353Nm,

nine-speed automatic


0-100km/h, 8.8sec



STYLE | motoring 69

stuff, but easily a mechanism so that

cross-country tracks and trails can be


On the media launch for the Equinox,

Holden New Zealand incorporated an

adventurous route out of New Plymouth

and taking in Whangamomona through

the Forgotten World Highway. The

washboard roads were a real test for the

suspension and driveline of the Equinox,

but even those without four-wheeldrive

coped admirably. The vehicle is

capable and honest, it does well under

testing conditions and does so without

compromise. Occupant comfort is high

and the driveline mechanicals are well

suited to tough conditions.

Holden rates the 2-litre model with

188kW and 353Nm – for interest’s

sake, the 1.5 gets 127kW and 275Nm,

reinforcing my comment earlier that it

doesn’t miss out on much.

Quite obviously, the 2-litre doesn’t

work quite as hard, and it has more than

enough power. It will compete in the

mid-size SUV market admirably. Against

the stopwatch it will easily make a

standstill to 100km/h sprint in 8.8sec.

More importantly, it is an engine that

is gentle with fuel use. Holden claim an

8.4-litre per 100km (34mpg) combined

cycle average. That sits well with the

9.8l/100km (29mpg) figure showing on

the fuel usage readout during my time

with the test car. Considering I drove

more than 300km on my home patch,

there was a lot of inner-city work along

with my usual rural route. At 100km/h

the instantaneous readout sits at

7l/100km (40mpg), the engine turning

over slowly at an amazing 1400rpm. The

latter figure attributed to a fairly tall top

gear, and I guess when you have nine

gears in the transmission that’s always

going to be the case. The other benefit

of a nine-speeder is the smooth and fluid

way in which transmission is delivered.

It’s almost impossible to pick shifts

and determine which gear is actually


In all circumstances the Equinox feels

feisty with wonderful engine response –

that’s the beauty of having such forceful

low down torque, the engine constantly

feels eager.

I took the test car west to Hororata,

and while there aren’t many corners on

the roads heading to that township I felt

the North Island experience provided

more than ample opportunity to gauge

the Equinox’s potential in the tight stuff.

I can report it is a champion in terms

of handling. The suspension has just the

right compliance between cornering

and comfort, and the steering is well

loaded so that feedback to the driver is


The LTZ-V gets wheels a couple

of inches bigger than the entry-level

variants, and that certainly helps with the

feel of stability and accuracy.

The media launch and long drive of

the LTZ-V at home certainly proved

how well built the Mexico-sourced

Equinox is. It is a car that adds more

choice into the SUV market, and I’m

betting it will do even better than the

ever-popular Captiva, the vehicle it

effectively replaces.

In all circumstances

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It can be a costly mistake to sign up for a health insurance plan that’s not

the best fit with your needs. From relying on only Pharmac-subsidised

drugs to thinking you’re fully covered by your work health insurance,

Lifetime advisor Lisa Davis warns of the common mistakes we make

when selecting health insurance and how best to avoid them.

New Zealand is lagging behind with access to

new, life-saving medicines. This is according

to a 2016 global study across 20 OECD countries,

where we ranked last with the least amount

of new medication approved. Over a five-year

period, Australia funded 66 new medicines while

New Zealand only funded 12. And while the

government increased Pharmac’s budget by $60

million in 2017, it may not be enough to clear the

backlog of medicines awaiting approval.

Health insurance can give you access to nongovernment

funded drugs; it can provide you with

critical medication when you’re faced with an illness

or chronic condition. Because New Zealand’s

medicine spend only accounts for 3.6 per cent of

the health budget, you could be taking a real risk

leaving your health in just the government’s hands.


Health insurance is often a grudge purchase – it’s

one of those things we need to pay and so we

grab the option at the lowest price point without

really understanding what it offers. Lean on your

financial advisor to break down what each plan

offers and examine what is covered, including any

exclusions, gap cover and any extra excess charged

due to you and your family’s medical history.

For example, if you had a family history of cancer

it would be in your best interest to make sure

your policy covers you for Keytruda, a melanoma

drug that recently, and only through relentless

campaigning by sufferers, was finally funded by

Pharmac. It is yet to be approved for lung cancer

sufferers. In addition, some health insurance policies

may cover you for it entirely while others may

contribute towards the cost, so it’s best to decide

what degree of cover you would prefer.

Lean on your financial advisor to

break down what each plan offers

and examine what is covered.

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Employers often use health insurance as a carrot to attract

and retain staff – but what cover does it provide? Because

workplace health insurance is often standardised across

employees, you may not be receiving the cover best suited

to your needs. This could mean you may not even qualify

to receive non-Pharmac medicine and may need to join the

back of the public hospital waiting line to see a specialist. I

often recommend a top-up policy for my clients to make up

the shortfall in cover. This minor cost can save you major

expense in the long run. Here it’s important to work with

your advisor to help evaluate the cover gap so that you pay

only for what you need.

As a public health system often envied by others offshore,

it’s a common misconception to assume health insurance

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Right: Camilla, Duchess of

Cornwall, is one of many

celebrities who has been

spotted wearing loom bands.



While retailers might be struggling, there are

plenty making their millions through different

fashionable avenues.



You could easily say 33-year-old

Cristiano Ronaldo has done well for

himself. His 2017 earnings alone clocked

in at $129 million, with endorsements

making up $48.6 million. Forbes names

him as the world’s highest-paid athlete,

but he’s also upping his cashflow with his

brand CR7, which is behind fragrances,

underwear, jeans and socks – as well as

hotels (in Lisbon and Madeira, pictured

right) and a museum... He has a lifetime

deal with Nike estimated to be worth

$1.9 billion, he’s been an ambassador for

Tag Heuer since 2014 and has recently

been named as one for international

luggage brand American Tourister.

Footloose and fancy-free indeed.


There’s a new kid at the top of the model

tower of fortune; Kendall Jenner has

taken out the title of the world’s highestearning

model. Gisele Bündchen was on

top for a respectable 15 years, despite

the model officially leaving the runway for

retirement in 2015. Kendall’s USD$22-

million earnings in 2017 is in part thanks

to La Perla, Estée Lauder, Adidas, Fendi,

and Alexander Wang, but then topped up

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And has his life changed? Remarkably,

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to sustainable

weight loss

If you’re someone who has spent most of

your thirties (and beyond) trying to shift

a few kilos, you’re not alone. Cadence

Cycling Studio Instructor T Ngarimu

says more than 90 per cent of people

who start her classes would like to lose

between five and 10 kilograms. She shines

some light on sustainable ways to lose

body fat and keep it off.

When people talk about weight-loss goals they

usually think of sacrifice, diets and all the

disappointing journeys they’ve been on in the past. It

doesn’t have to be that way. Weight-loss techniques

should be maintainable and sustainable. Your hard work

to shed five kilos (or more) should be reinforced with

long-lasting habits that help you keep it off.

Through more than 20 years of experience and noting

what has worked for people and what hasn’t, I’ve taken

note of the common themes, techniques and habits that

have emerged as the best ways to drop a dress size.

Here are just some.


This is all about avoiding those highs

and lows in energy and sustaining even

blood sugar levels. In my experience, it

prevents you from overeating later in

the day and indulging in high-sugar foods.

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Most of us are guilty of drinking too much coffee and other

energy drinks. We forget that caffeine can trigger our stress

hormone – cortisol. Stress can lead to poor eating decisions,

like sugar cravings and an increase in appetite. High levels of

cortisol have also been known to trigger fat storage. Start by

halving your daily caffeine intake.


Resistance training, also known as strength training, includes

making your muscles work against force (i.e. weights) and is

not about ‘bulking up’ (unless you want it to be). Increasing

your muscle mass improves your resting metabolic rate and

resistance training promotes the burning of calories even

after you’ve left the gym or studio. Well-planned resistance

training is the fastest way to lose body fat.



Variety is the spice of life

when it comes to weight loss.

Shocking the body with a

different routine will help you

see results and is better for the

mind as we’re more likely to

stick to an exercise programme

if we are enjoying it!


Carbs are not evil, no macronutrient (food type) is. All

food groups play a positive role in our diet – protein helps

us build, and carbs and fats give us energy. To lose body

fat, ensure your carbohydrates come from fruit and/or

vegetables (with the exception of post-training meals, for

which carbs such as rice or pasta are acceptable) and choose

lean protein every meal (eggs, chicken and fish).


If you build a wagon, you’re likely to fall off. No one is

perfect all the time so allow yourself the odd treat as a

reward. Try not to write off the whole day, week or month,

though. Simply draw a line under it and start again then and

there. This will stop you from saying things like, ‘I’ve had a

bad day’ or ‘bad week’. Have a treat and move on.


If everyone at home is thinking about movement and

exercise and eating a fresh and balanced diet, it’s easier to

create lasting habits. Include partners, siblings and children

in meal preparation and daily activity like walking, swimming

and tramping.


When it comes to exercise and nutrition, there’s a scary

amount of conflicting information online. Speak to certified

nutritionists and personal trainers to ensure you’re getting

the right advice that’s tailored to you.


Begin your day with a large glass of

water. Your body goes through periods

of repair while you sleep and drinking

water when you wake up will aid this

process. Aside from water, other

non-calorie drinks for hydration are

best – think green and other herbal teas.

Recent research supports the idea that

drinking cold water also boosts your

resting metabolism rate.

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Cosset yourself in your favourite Italian

label next time you check-in.

Words Gaynor Stanley

The Trunk Bar concealing the

minibar at Bulgari Resort Dubai.

Below: The hotel’s coral-like exterior.

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Many of the world’s elite fashion

brands are also players in the

luxury hotel market.

Donatella Versace led the way

when she opened Palazzo Versace

in, of all places, Australia’s Gold

Coast, back in 2000. Showcasing the

distinctive and audacious vision of

brother Gianni, the hotel brought

the five-star opulence once confined

to the grandest accommodation in

Europe to Broadwater. Designed

as an oasis of pure indulgence, all

200 rooms and suites, along with 72

condominiums, are appointed with

bespoke Versace Home furnishings.

Palazzo Versace

Gold Coast

Pelican Hotel

Miami by Diesel

Missoni, Moschino, Diesel and more have

since attached their label to hotels, but the

moniker of the moment is Bulgari. It’s been

launching new hotels and resorts as frequently

as new accessories collections lately. Bulgari

Resort Dubai opened in December 2017, just

a few months after it opened in Beijing. Bulgari

Shanghai will open later this year and Moscow

is scheduled for 2020.

Bulgari Resort Dubai is very much a ‘Made

in Italy’ experience, designed as all the group’s

hotels by Italian architectural firm Antonio

Citterio Patricia Viel. Crafted with the same

attention to precision and quality as a Bulgari

jewel, the stunning exteriors are inspired by

coral, while the interiors are lavish with marble

and luxury Italian furniture brands such as

Maxalto, Flos and Fexform.

The resort is located on a seahorse-shaped

island close to the city in Jumeirah. The facilities

include the world’s first Bulgari Marina &

Yacht Club designed to bring the charm of

a Mediterranean village to the heart of the

Arabian Gulf.

In fact, fashionistas are spoilt for choice when

it comes to Dubai hotels from famous brands.

The world’s only other Palazzo Versace is

found here and if your style runs more to the

understated you can opt for Georgio Armani’s

first hotel, located within the (then) world’s

tallest building Burj Khalifa.

The elegance, simplicity and sophistication

that is the Armani signature can also be enjoyed

at the Armani Hotel Milano. Not surprisingly,

it’s located in the Quadrilatero della Moda

fashion district, only a few minutes away from

the luxury shopping of Via Montenapoleone

and the spectacular Piazza del Duomo.

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This balmy Indonesian island boasts luxurious

accommodation, salivation-inducing eateries and

world-class spas in abundance. So slip into your

resort wear and dream up an agenda for your

time on cloud nine. Words Ella James

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COMO is a name synonymous

with Bali wellness and it has

just opened Uma Canggu. Your

penthouse awaits.

Below Right: Escape Haven

Canggu’s luxe jacuzzi master suite.



Whether you’re

searching for total

relaxation, a surf

and yoga fuelled

adventure, or to

detox, Bali delivers

wellness resorts like

no other destination.

You’ll wake peacefully in a

sensational villa, each one

individually designed around

private pools and lush jungle

high above the Ayung River.

COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud

This wellness resort defines luxury and excels at tailor-made

spa experiences that attract the world’s rich and famous. You’ll

wake peacefully in a sensational villa, each one individually

designed around private pools and lush jungle high above

the Ayung River. While certainly the right side of the bed to

wake up on, your personalised butler will soon have you up

to follow your personalised programme, meeting with the

resident dietician, Ayurvedic doctor, and all manner of fitness

instructors, punctuated by meals of the most delicious and

energising kind. If you can tear yourself away, incredible Ubud

is just a 15-minute drive away. Those who prefer the beach

can now enjoy COMO Shambhala’s signature treatments and

healthy cuisine at sister hotel Uma Canggu, close to Seminyak,

which opened in February 2018.

Salti Hearts surf and yoga camp,

Canggu and Umalas

One of the most authentic and intimate offerings for solo,

female travellers wanting to be immersed in yoga, surf and

meditation comes from Salti Hearts. Owner Yeni will ease you

out of your comfort zone and by the end of your stay you’ll

have perfected downward-facing dog, mastered reef breaks

and made friends for life. From the welcoming ceremony to

the likely teary farewells, Yeni and her team will make you feel

like part of the family.

Escape Haven, Canggu and Uluwatu

The dedicated staff at Escape Haven (World Luxury Hotel

Awards best luxury wellness retreat 2017) endeavour to

make your stay truly unforgettable. Founded by Kiwi Janine

Hall, the narrative here is women-only: refreshing, reviving

and renewing via a well thought out, yet flexible schedule of

surf, yoga, meditation and fitness while allowing ample time

for relaxation at their serene resorts. A percentage of each

booking is donated to the ‘Creating Futures Foundation’, in

case you weren’t completely convinced to sign up already.

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Enjoy incredible culinary

experiences with a side of

spectacular views. Bali is home

to one of the most diverse

food scenes on the planet.

On the island, you’ll be limited

not by options but by lack of

space in your stomach.

The Lawn, Canggu

Simply put, no trip to Bali is complete without heading to The Lawn for one of its

legendary pink sunsets, which we recommend pairing with one of their cocktails

that come served inside a young coconut. The recent addition of an infinity pool

that offers unrivalled views of the surf only extends The Lawn’s lead as one of

Canggu’s coolest new hang-outs.

Mudra, Ubud

With room for just an intimate 15 diners at a time, you can expect both service

and food of the highest quality. Once you’ve sunk your teeth into a hearty, healthy

feast, pop into their onsite swimwear boutique where you can dig your feet into a

warm, black sand floor whilst browsing their beautiful designs. The perfect place to

refuel after an early morning yoga session.

Single Fin, Uluwatu

Arguably Bali’s most famous bar, Single Fin has you covered from sunrise until long

after sunset. By day, enjoy plentiful options of incredible food and by night, wash it

all down with their signature Long Island ice tea and take to the dancefloor where

world-renowned DJs frequently take to the decks to provide the soundtrack for

your night. A Sunday session at this incredible venue is imperative. We advise

booking a booth out on the balcony for the ultimate Single Fin experience.



Good morning

How are you?

Thank you

You’re welcome

Good night

Selamat pagi

Apa kabar?

Terima kasih

Sama sama

Selamat sore

Mudra Café, Ubud

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Bali and health spas are synonymous. Since booking your flights you’ll have likely

envisioned soaking in an outdoor flower bath and allowing the stresses of the

everyday to be gently massaged away. So, now’s the time to hand over the reins to

your spa of choice.

Spa at Maya, Ubud

Winner of numerous tourism and wellbeing awards, the Spa at Maya is guaranteed to

deliver near unbeatable treatments. Your unforgettable sensory journey commences

the very second you take the elevator down to the tranquil river. The traditional

Balinese massage has proved itself a firm favourite. You’ll wish the 60 minutes of full

body invigoration would never end.

Goldust beauty lounge, Canggu

Treat yourself to some 24-carat magic at Bali’s ultimate day spa experience.

Knowledgeable, friendly staff make the vast list of spa packages even more relaxing.

The spa also accommodates for larger groups looking to celebrate reunions, birthdays

and hen parties in the most opulent manner. It goes without saying that their

signature, a pure gold facial, is an absolute must try, so get your glow on.

Fivelements, Mambal

Fivelements offers a plethora of spa experiences alongside striving for total

sustainability, a goal inspired by the natural beauty that Bali flaunts. Here, you’re

encouraged to embrace healing rituals, wellness consultations and traditional Balinese

ceremonies alongside more standard spa offerings. Fivelements’ pre-natal options have

fast become one of their most sought-after services with guests flying in from around

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Corner House

Sesame Sushi and Asian Fusion

Café Kudos

Sala Sala


Sala Sala has re-established itself as

a mainstay in Christchurch’s culinary

landscape. The new menu highlights the

best of Modern Chinese cuisine, most

notably Peking duck. With crispy skin, the

duck is served with the traditional crepestyle

pancakes and lashings of plum sauce.

A must-try!

142 Papanui Road, 355 5932





Discover why people are raving about the

sushi and Asian fusion dishes at this stylish,

quick service restaurant in Sydenham. Freshly

prepared from the best quality ingredients,

yet inexpensive, is the order of the day. All

your Japanese favourites like sushi, nigiri,

donburi, bento boxes, plus signature musttries

like the Sushi Salad. Great seafood and

they cater for vegans. Dine in, takeaway or

order a catering platter now.

33 Elgin Street, 943 7872


Fresh and flavoursome homemade food

served in contemporary surroundings

makes Café Kudos a popular dining

destination. It’s a regular haunt for local

workers and attracts many who make a

special trip from further afield. Relax on

a comfy couch in front of the fireplace

or head outside to the expansive deck

to dine in the sun and enjoy breakfast or

lunch. Open Monday to Saturday, it’s fully

licensed, caters for functions and offers its

own boardroom for corporate gatherings.

235 Annex Road, Middleton, 03 338 1801


Many make a beeline to Church

Corner Mall for Corner House’s

expansive menu of Cantonese dishes.

You’ll find everything from soups to

sizzling plates at very reasonable prices.

The menu choices include tofu and

vegetable options, plus everyone’s

favourite meats, even venison. Corner

House is open for lunch and dinner and

is a popular option for takeaways too.

They serve dim sum every day and stay

open late. Walk-ins welcome.

376 Riccarton Road, 341 6992

Uncle Jo’s

The Camden


@Tony’s Teppanyaki



This newcomer has hit town to rave reviews.

Head upstairs to the groovy warehouse-style

fitout and you’ll soon be enjoying polished

service and quality fare. Open 7am to 11pm

for breakfast, lunch or dinner and bar snacks

in-between. The Canterbury Lamb Rack is what

the meat lovers are coming for, but you might

also want to check out the Paella or Ceviche

Salad. And every day is Sunday roast day. Make

sure you leave room for the Matcha Tiramisu.

Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road, 341 5567


A new addition to the Christchurch Art

Gallery, Universo offers a menu of hearty

favourites and enticing seafood options

that will satisfy a wide range of diners.

The brasserie is focused on delivering high

quality food and impeccable drinks that suit

its designer location. With floor-to-ceiling

plants, you will feel as though you are

dining inside a tropical oasis, though, with

plenty of outdoor seating, it’s as wonderful

a setting for al fresco dining, too.

Cnr Worcester Blvd and Montreal St,

379 5214,


This restaurant strives to create a joyous

atmosphere and the best tasting Chinese

food. The chef-in-charge will cook your

meal with perfect judgment. Despite its

large size, the service is quick and goodnatured.

Don’t miss the fried dumplings

– touted by some as the best in

Christchurch. Family-friendly and equally

good for date nights or functions for up

to 150, Joyful has plenty of on-street or

rear parking too.

102 Riccarton Road, 341 6883


If you’re all about the donburi and sushi

life, Uncle Jo’s at Northlands is a place

you’ve just got to try! In a relaxed,

outside location near BNZ, what makes

Uncle Jo’s stand out from the crowd is

the opportunity to choose your own

donburi toppings, sauces, and meats or

tofu. You’ll find the choice between white

or brown rice and the variety of sauces,

meats or tofu really does make every dish

personalised to your unique taste.

Northlands Shopping Centre

Sissons Drive, Papanui, 354 1212



Three Cows



Fresh food, expert staff and a warm

atmosphere – Three Cows has won

over plenty of diners in Kaiapoi with

its simple recipe for success, and its

café, restaurant and bar on Victoria St

is proving just as popular. The large

outdoor dining area makes it a perfect

spot for a morning coffee or business

lunch, and the space transforms in the

evening to welcome diners for a meal

or a cocktail. The menu features plenty

of elegantly prepared favourites, as well

as options for the more adventurous.

The experienced team can also cater

for Christmas functions and events.

71 Victoria Street, 377 8944


Take a virtual trip to China by heading to

Celine’s Bar & Restaurant for the best of

traditional Chinese street food. Head upstairs

to the spacious and comfortable dining

room to feast on a range of dishes putting a

unique twist on traditional Chinese fare. The

perfect spot for any occasion, whether it’s

an intimate gathering in one of the groovy

booths or a banquet for the whole family to

celebrate a special occasion. A great spot to

remember for late night dining – Celine’s is

open until 1am.

Level One, 62 Manchester Street

379 7988


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.

262 Tuam Street, 379 3977


Book early if you’d like to nab one of

the 20 hot seats surrounding the chefs

cooking on the three genuine Teppan

Yaki (hot plate) grills. They are very, very

popular. As is Tony’s in general for its

traditional and contemporary Japanese

cuisine that also includes sashimi, sukiyaki,

tempura, tataki and homemade wasabi

cheesecake. Open for lunch and dinner

daily with all you can eat Teppan Yaki

from Monday to Thursday and fully

licensed. What more could you want?

85 Riccarton Road, 341 6608

2 Waterman Place, Ferrymead,

348 5644

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Dean Ding and Pamela Dodd

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Style talks to Dean Ding, head chef and co-owner of The Camden

Restaurant and Bar, to see what drives his love for food.

Photography Charlie Rose Creative

Where have your culinary skills taken you so far?

I have worked in kitchens in Christchurch since I was a 24-year-old

studying Professional Cookery at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

I began my culinary journey as a kitchen hand at Copthorne

Durham Street and went on to work at Piko Piko Restaurant at

Millennium Hotel – which at the time was the only five-star hotel

in Christchurch, Holiday Inn on Avon, Speight’s Ale House, Peppers

Clearwater Resort, BreakFree On Cashel, and now at 36, have

opened my own restaurant with childhood friend Kay.

What is one food you wouldn’t want to give up?

I love all meats, including blue cod, duck and salmon. I don’t know

if I would survive without my daily dosage of meat.

What makes the food experience different at The Camden

Restaurant and Bar?

Not only is our kitchen rich with experience and culture but we

also experiment with different cooking technology and styles that

enhance the flavours of the fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

What’s your favourite dish on the menu?

My all-time favourite dish is the Canterbury-farmed lamb rack

because nothing beats a juicy piece of prime New Zealand lamb,

complimented by a trick or two to encourage the flavour of the

lamb to shine on the plate.

What motivates you?

I want to share my passion for food with my customers by serving

enjoyable dishes and seeing familiar faces in the restaurant.

The Camden Restaurant and Bar

Level 1, 235 Riccarton Road, Christchurch

03 341 5567

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Words & Photography

Vanessa Ortynsky


I can’t resist pick-your-own sushi as a quick yet substantial

lunchtime option. New to the Awly Building (287 Durham

Street), Hikari’s selection of sushi is both fresh and plentiful.

You need to try the salmon poke roll, which is a fave among

hungry nearby workers. They’ve also got made-to-order

donburi for those craving something warm.



We can’t help but be excited

as new bars and eateries open

on The Terrace every week.

Stealth Hospitality’s latest venture,

Chiwahwah Mexican Cantina Bar is

due to open in May and we already

know they nail Mexican food south

of the border. Street cool interiors,

delicious fresh food and big party

atmosphere… we really can’t think

of a better combination.


Despite global trends, poke bowl options have been rather

limited in Christchurch city until recently. Fortunately, Piki Poke

has answered our poke prayers! The poke bowl bar (located at

The Crossing, 166 Cashel Street) gives you the option of base,

protein and toppings. The seasonings and sauces are inventive

and you’ll fall for the gorgeous, aquatic interior. Even on a rainy

day, Piki Poke transports you to the shores of Hawai’i while

filling your belly with nutritious, flavourful ingredients.

image: Facebook


Fine dining, bars and cafés aplenty, what Lyttelton needed was

a casual, family-friendly eatery. Enter Super (5 Norwich Quay),

a modern Japanese restaurant with a (mostly) plant-based

menu – think baos, wontons and okonomiyaki (fermented

mung bean pancake with kimchi, wilted greens and poached

egg). To reduce their impact on the land, Super uses stainlesssteel

straws and biodegradable food packaging. They even

make their own coconut yoghurt and nut milks to reduce the

amount of dairy used. Look for the fuchsia pink sign and get

ready for a great meal.

image: Facebook


Where else can you pop in for an after-work drink and swing

by the next day for fried chicken and waffles while overlooking

the Avon? Botanic on The Terrace (No. 126) is a sleek venue

that you’ll want to visit sooner rather than later. I’m eager to

try everything on the menu.

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– I really think so

A reinvented favourite masters the art of Peking duck.

Words Bridget Rutherford

Photography Charlie Rose Creative

Sala Sala is in a league of its own when it comes to delicious and

authentic modern Chinese cuisine. The restaurant reopened a

year ago after a change of management, cuisine (it was formerly

Japanese) and location. I’d often driven past the new Merivale eatery

and wondered what it might offer – and I was pleasantly surprised.

Now housed in a renovated two-storey villa, inside Sala Sala

is modern and sleek. With private dining rooms upstairs it’s the

perfect place for a private function or meeting, while the main

restaurant downstairs is relatively intimate. As we walked in, one of

the friendly waitresses guided us to our window table looking out

on busy Papanui Road.

The menu featured a number of authentic dishes redefined with

Asian fusion elements, so we quizzed our waitress as to what we

should start with. She recommended the pork and chive dumplings

as a must-try, advising they are one of the most popular appetisers.

We ordered those, along with the takoyaki octopus balls with

tonkatsu sauce and bonito flakes, and the deep-fried squid with

Japanese mayonnaise.

Our helpful waitress was not wrong. The four dumplings were

served in a white ramekin, with a red chilli oil and vinegar sauce

poured over the top. The tealight candle underneath kept the

sweet and spicy sauce warm until you could devour every last

delicious drop. The octopus balls were tender and flavoursome,

while deep-fried squid is always a crowd pleaser.

For mains, options such as the whole flounder with ginger, spring

onion and soy sauce, or the soft shell crab with spicy salt and garlic

were tempting, but Sala Sala’s signature dish of roast Peking duck

sounded too good to go by. The roast Peking duck was perfect for

two. After a quick demonstration of how to assemble the pancakes

in the traditional Chinese dish, we were away. The duck, which was

tender with crispy skin, paired perfectly with the pancakes’ other

traditional accompaniments, including carrot, cucumber, gherkins

and hoisin sauce. A Central Otago pinot noir washed it down nicely.

It was my first taste of Peking duck, and it won’t be the last.

To finish, the dessert of the day – a banana fritter on ice cream –

proved perfect.

For a sophisticated, Asian fusion dining experience in Christchurch

you’ll be well advised to make a reservation at the reinvented

Sala Sala.

Now housed in a renovated

two-storey villa, inside Sala Sala

is modern and sleek.

Sala Sala, 142 Papanui Road, Merivale

03 355 5932,








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






Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 5.30pm

and Sunday Brunch from 10.30am.

202 Marine Parade, New Brighton

Phone 03 388 8210



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 in The Papanui, Embers is open

Friday and Saturday evenings with



Dine from the delicious new menu of

succulent Woodfire BBQ meat dishes

cooked over the central open fire pit.

Be entertained by the city’s top acoustic

live acts.

Or simply drop in for a drink in the bar.


310 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui

Phone: 03 359 9586

Members, guests & affiliates welcome

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

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

Sarah Burtscher, Charlotte Smulders

Mikaela Gilbert, Robert St-Denis

Christine Korako, Bindy Barclay



With 2018 marking the 20th anniversary for SCAPE Public Art, it

was only fitting for Heather and Neville Brown and the SCAPE

team to hold a celebration of the new collection at Studio 125 Gallery.

The Merivale locale played host to an evening enlivened further by

an auction and raffle, all set against a backdrop of limited-edition

artworks designed to inspire conversation and promote public art.

Heather Brown, Deborah McCormick

Michelle Guy, Viv Pooley

Carolyne Grant, Nettles Lamont

Alison Aitken, Merryn Corcoran

Felicity Price, Dan Egerton, Olivia Egerton

Sarah Greig, Breda Williams, Ruby Williams

Catriona Williamson, Jess Bowan, Jolenne Sowden, Amanda Nolan

Bec Robinson, Leanne Magill, Julie Knowles

Tracey Barnao, Nicki Blom, Penel Cross, Mel Swallow

Janean Rance, Margaret Reedy

Hannah Geraghty, Jamil Rehman



The scene was set at Universo, where a catwalk snaked its way

around tables and alongside the bar, waiting to showcase the

latest collection by IVYBLU – the impressive work of local designer

Bianca Astle. Fashion lovers were treated to an indulgent three-course

meal, as this fashion-forward brand let lose its models – members

of the Tactix netball team. On an evening that saw the merging of

fashion, food and sport, it was Christchurch talent that was declared

the ultimate star of the show.

William Fulton, Christy Kimbel

Maddy Spooner, Aleisha Patterson

Penni Hlaca, Clare Wilkinson, Leanne Harris

Tactix Netball Team



The afternoon sun shone brightly for the Heineken Urban Polo in

Hagley Park, turning the expansive green field into a spectacle in

itself. Spectators gladly walked the red carpet, emerging through a

giant star to the sound of galloping horses, excited cheers and music

coming from the bustling marquees on the sideline. Christchurch

certainly enjoyed their first taste of this event!


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erry Road

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errymead Phone 384 2063

Isabelle Weston, Tim Weston

Nancy Zhou, Jane Lyons

Fallon King, Emma Newman

Monique Brown, Ryan Tinnelly



Southside Social introduced itself as the new place to enjoy

a delicious lunch prepared by expert hands. The fresh décor,

punctuated with plenty of greenery, showcased the spotless open

kitchen. Guests were pleased to be treated to full glasses of the

signature cocktail Southside Fizz – on tap, and worth a try in itself.

Another reason to explore Sydenham.

Thomas and Amy Deverson

Charlotte and Katie Shand

BB & Chang Xi

Zhe Zhang, Zhenyu ZhongMany

Natalie Lee, Kate Preston


Tim Brand, Ashleigh Hancock

The opening of Sàweet & Co was delectable! There were smiles

all around as the chocolate taps flowed with milk, white and dark

options, ready to satisfy all taste buds. Those with a sweet tooth will

applaude the arrival of this new dessert specialist in Riccarton.

Jie Chen, Rodney Blyde, BB, Elizabeth Myburgh,

Samaia Goodman, Chang Xi


Cnr Ilam & Clyde Roads

Fendalton Village Shopping Centre

Ph 03 741 2350

Blake Lepper, Selma Kafdzic, Jeremy Johnson, Tony Hughes-Johnson

Sir Don McKinnon



Annie and Garth Wynne

Jo Lady Parker, Sir Bob Parker,

Margaret Austin, Sir Don McKinnon

Hosted by Sir Don McKinnon, the Canterbury launch of New

Zealand’s first permanent War Memorial Museum on the

Western Front was a superb evening indeed. Invitees, dressed in

black tie, were greeted by a smiling Mark Hadlow as they entered the

historic grounds of Christ’s College.

Peter Glasson, Guy Robson, Clive Anthony, James Ballantyne

Valerie Averill, Colin Averill, Celia Barker, Scott Fairclough

Wayne Eddington, Sarah Barrer




Opening 2019!

Development at Bush Inn Centre continues!

Briscoes Homewares will open in early 2019.

The Provedore International Food Market will also

open in early 2019.

The Provedore is a genuine alternative to supermarkets - all the

basic supermarket supplies plus much more.

This international food market will have a range of local,

international and specialist providers from New Zealand, South East

Asia, India, The Mediterranean, The Middle East and Europe.

Natural and healthy foods, speciality liquors, farmers market

supplies, organic and gluten free.

Fromagerie, Delicatessen, Bakery, Butchery and Seafood.


We are leasing now and want Craft Beers, Boutique Wines,

Fruit and Vege, Organic products, Lollies, Pasta, Cheesecakes,

Fish and seafood, Spices, Asian Supplies, Coffee Roasters.

If you have an operation that will fit The Provedore contact us

now. Sites are available from 30sqm- 1000sqm.

Contact Development Manager Andy Bell to discuss this

opportunity. Mobile 021 449 256 or

Adam Robertson, Gabriella Robertson, Rebecca Dore



Jonelle Akers, Julia Ford

Sarah French, Sara O’Connor

Ballantynes threw open its doors to welcome in the new season in

style. The launch party for their new publication was a superbly

sleek event, which permeated throughout the store. Eager shoppers

happily drank in the latest ranges now on offer as the autumn/winter

season comes to the fore.

Cameron McKenzie

Belinda Vammoort, Annelise Oosterbaan

Chloe and Chad Bowes

Alan Scott, Catherine Scott

Roger McGowan, Heather McGowan

Debbie Lawson, Melanie Jordan



Sue Williams, Paul Williams

Michael Morris, Deb Jamieson, Josh Emett

The unveiling of the all new BMW X2 was not your standard

showroom affair. Instead, guests were taken on a culinary

adventure, treated to a range of delicious Mayalsian hawker-inspired

food thanks to the prowess of celebrity chef Josh Emett and his team

at Madam Woo. The marriage of fine dining and fine driving was not

lost on the lucky gathering.

Ross Christie, Angela Christie

Matt Barr, Brent Philip

Phil Wong, Tracy Wong

Robert Beer, Gina Beer

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From Left: Sally Fitzsimmons, Brigette Burton,

Jane O’Connor, Lauren Stevenson, Camilla Mehrtens

and Sophie Dennan.

Managing Director of Core People, Jane O’Connor, explains

how the right people can lead to success.

Photography Charlie Rose Creative

Why did you start Core People?

I always wanted to own my own business, having worked in

recruitment for a number of years in large global and smaller

local agencies. After the earthquakes I decided I could do it

better. I compiled what I knew were the successful proven

elements of recruitment along with my own customer service

ethic under the Core People brand. I wanted to establish a

boutique offering where service is key to both clients and


What does it mean for you to run your own business?

I’m proud to be an employer and supporting my team with

their careers. I have selected staff whom I trust and empower

to engage with our clients and candidates. As a boutique

agency we offer flexible solutions to our clients and we are

nimble enough to manage this. We gain exposure to some

of the region’s most incredible organisations who are doing

truly innovative things with talented people – supporting these

organisations with recruitment and HR projects is what makes

working in our business really exciting.

What do employers most often get wrong when recruiting?

Often it’s time pressures when sourcing staff, this coupled

with inexperience and lack of due diligence on prospective

candidates can lead to an unsuccessful hire. With difficult to

fill positions, we often have to search out the talent in the

marketplace and this takes time and resource.

Equally we ensure our candidates feel the opportunity is the

right “fit” for them. This can only be done by engaging with

people on a personal level.

What is something people may not know about your


We offer experienced specialist consultants covering niche

areas of the market including sales/marketing and customer

services; accounting and finance; office support (including

legal and medical); human resources and managerial positions.

We engage with candidates when they are actively seeking

employment but also when they are at the “passive” stage

of their employment cycle. We offer both temporary and

permanent recruitment services along with HR support from

our established office in Christchurch and with an evolving

presence in the Auckland market, plan to have an office

established by the end of the year.

Core People, 1/150 Office Road, Merivale, Christchurch

03 974 1094

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go. We have two CleanPaleo prize packs to give away, valued

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Whittaker’s has added two new

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Style is giving one lucky reader eight

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along with a Whittaker’s apron,

valued at $60.


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