NOVEMBER 2017 CHRISTCHURCH
Wine & Dine Issue
The story behind
Gatherings & other
dining hot spots
& Haute Couture
Forget the flutes
All you need to know
A guide for men
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Wine. Dine. Discover. Indulge
12 SAVE THE DATE
Planning For Summer Fun
Alex Davies of Gatherings
What You Need To Know About
25 CITY DINING HOT SPOTS
Canterbury Dining At Its Best
Women In Architecture
32 MOOD BOARD
34 LUXE LIVING
Taking Dining To The Next Level
40 ART NEWS
47 FASHION EDITORIAL
Party Wear Inspiration
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Grooming For Movember
74 FOOD NEWS
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Irecently had the pleasure of meeting and eating with the down-to-earth
food celebrity Nadia Lim as she celebrated the virtues of the somewhat
My first experience of this wheat alternative was in a hipster restaurant in
Kaikoura, where everything was terribly healthy and naturally delicious. At
that point in time, I was still callling it qui-no-ah, and was immediately put off
by its bobbly texture and the way it ensured all post-dinner smiles had the
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Clearly, however, I was not going to pass up the opportunity to get to
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Turns out I was wrong. From the quinoa lavosh crackers to the avocado,
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Nadia wasn’t cooking on this evening, but had set the task to a
Christchurch team to bring her menu to life. It cheered me to hear our
skilled foodies had created a “better” spread, with heartier helpings, than
those at the Ceres Organic event in Auckland a few days earlier. It just goes
to show, we know how to feed people in Canterbury!
To celebrate wining and dining in our region, we have pulled together a
line-up of particularly tasty features for you to sink your teeth into. We start
be sharing the story of Alex Davies, the man behind award-winning Merivale
sensation Gatherings, before highlighting more hot spots in the area that will
have you salivating. We also provide a guide on the best drink in the world,
Champagne, and share some insights into what sort of glassware you should
be serving this effervescent delight in when the time comes to celebrate.
As the party season starts to make itself known, you will be looking for
the perfect outfit to match the calibre of each event. This month Victoria
Tait took the team to the illustrious Hackthorne Gardens in Cashmere, to
combine all the finer things in life in one delicious spread.
Finally, as the stress of the festive season and end-of-year pressures loom
on the horizon, take in what we learnt at the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat.
Don’t forget to “rest and digest”!
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In the lead-up to Christmas, get yourself a grown-up’s advent
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The New World Wine Awards has declared some local wineries
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home a stash of 26 medals, the gold medals going to: Terrace Edge
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Have you noticed what’s slipped into the frozen section at the
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added to the temptations list, with five flavours. The macadamia
nut brittle is hard to resist!
Tony Astle isn’t stopping with Universo, with plans for another
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For those who missed well-known chef Jonny Schwass’ Harlequin
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experience his signature cuisine. This month, he will take over the
running of the Ilex Café in the Botanic Gardens – so expect plenty
of changes. He’s hinted at a revamped menu packed with “honest,
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12 STYLE | save the date
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14 STYLE | events
MAKE FOR AN
An eclectic event line-up is heading our way this summer.
Enjoy an old fave celebrating a big birthday alongside some
interesting newcomers. Words Gaynor Stanley
SATURDAY DECEMBER 2
We fully embrace the concept of living well at
Style, so it’s great to see a healthy living festival
coming to Christchurch. Wanderlust 108 is
billed as the world’s only mindful triathlon,
combining running, yoga and meditation.
Arrive with your yoga mat for a 7am start
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triathlon, accompanied by some smooth DJ
tunes. Do the 5km your way – run, walk, or
skip if you feel like it, take part in a 90-minute
yoga class and a 30-minute guided meditation
led by nationally recognised teachers. Not
surprisingly, the gurus behind all this hail from
LA’s Wanderlust Centres, which has now
toured the event in 17 countries.
For tickets visit www.wanderlust.com/108-
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It’s the most colourful time of Christchurch’s
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more than a week of incredible street theatre.
This January will mark the 25th anniversary of
the World Buskers Festival, and with all the
stops pulled to celebrate, it’s one you won’t
want to miss.
On offer is 10 days of highly entertaining
street theatre hosted at various iconic sites
around the city and 11 nights of world-class
shows. Tickets go on sale November 1 for the
headline acts including Tape Face, Le Gateau
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HAGLEY PARK POLO
SUNDAY JANUARY 21
After an absence of more than two decades,
the sport of kings is returning to Hagley Park
South this summer. Hagley Park Polo is a
traditional format tournament featuring local
and international players.
The fast-paced spectacle unfolds from noon,
with expert commentary for those new to
the game. Entertainment will include pintsized
polo fun for children and parades of the
Christchurch foxhounds, players and ponies.
The final kicks off around 2.30pm. Naturally
the champagne will be flowing all afternoon
and spraying when winners are crowned!
It’s free to watch, so a perfect opportunity
to take a picnic and make a day of it with
the family. Tickets for hospitality tables and
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Eating and drinking more your
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Saturday 2 December and The
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Saturday 27 January.
Can’t get enough swinging
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is on Saturday 3 March.
16 STYLE | interview
Alex Davies started his first ‘restaurant’ with a pizza oven
on a Gap Filler site, soon after the earthquakes. Since
then he’s opened his own brick and mortar restaurant in
Merivale, Gatherings, and is set to share some of his secrets
next month at the South Island Wine & Food Festival.
Words Gabrielle Stuart Photography Charlie Rose Creative
STYLE | interview 17
...to bring people in tune with the seasons
and showcase the best of what’s there right now.
Gatherings opened at the start of the
year – do you still get that same sense of
excitement when you walk in the door?
Definitely. I love it, it’s a dream for me
and it’s a culmination of ideas over
several years. So I’m very, very proud
of the space. I don’t see myself tiring
of it anytime soon. And because we’re
moving with the seasons and the
environment, there’s always something
different. So toward the end of winter it
gets a bit tiresome, because you’ve seen
enough beetroot to last you forever,
but coming into spring we have all these
fresh peppery flavours coming in and
everything’s tasting different and exciting
again. And the feedback and the response
from people who come here definitely
motivates you to keep doing it, too.
It’s nice to know you’re giving people
a beautiful experience they wouldn’t
be able to get anywhere else. We take
immense pride in that.
If you had to sum up what Gatherings is
and stands for, how would you do that?
We focus on sustainability, whether
that’s through reducing food miles and
supporting local farmers, or through an
environmental approach with the cuisine.
We also focus on trying to represent the
taste of this region, and I do that through
plants because they reflect the flavours
of the season a lot stronger. I could have
had chicken on the menu all year round,
but if I make the leeks the main part of
the dish, or beetroot the main part of the
dish, I’m showcasing the seasons and the
environment a lot more. That’s a huge
part of what it is we’re trying to do, to
bring people in tune with the seasons and
showcase the best of what’s there right
You’ve recently got involved in winemaking,
too. I imagine you’ve learned a
lot of new things about wine?
Yes, but mostly about the process and
the philosophy, through meeting the
people involved. They’re working on a
very small scale, doing things like pressing
by foot, and seeing the process and the
passion that goes into these things has
been beautiful. It came from a winemaker
friend of mine, Theo Coles. He’s designing
wines in a style similar to the way I design
food: not overly manipulated. They’re
called living wines. It’s about being handsoff,
letting the grapes do its thing. It’s not
filtered, so they’re really lovely cloudy
wines. And they’re alive, so the flavours
vary from day to day, which makes it
very exciting for us to release seasonally,
because the wine list is constantly
moving with our menu, and it gives you a
completely unique experience.
“ Were ’ all going on a Summer Holiday”
It seems a long time ago when a very boyish Cliff Richard sang and acted in what must have
been, looking back, a very corny movie! Nevertheless, summer is nearly upon us and talk of the
festive season, (I still call it Christmas) is starting to drift into our thinking.
Property decisions though are very important and it is critical that they don’t get lost in the rush to the end of
year. Putting off property decisions can be a very costly mistake. It is really important that if you are thinking
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18 STYLE | interview
You haven’t always been a chef – what did
you do before you started in the kitchen?
Well, I grew up in England, where I was
actually training to be a teacher until my
parents moved to New Zealand when I was
19. I stayed at university a year, then came
here to see what they were up to, and I
enrolled in a cooking course so I could make
some friends here. I found I quite enjoyed
it, and I’ve been in the kitchen for about 12
years now. I trained and I worked in kitchens
around the country, but it was working for
Jeremy Rameka at Pacifica in Napier where I
really learned how to be expressive through
food. I was very inspired by him. I actually
always said when I was really young that
I wanted to be a chef, but I sort of forgot
about it until then.
Is your training as a teacher ever useful in
I think where I’m at now it comes in handy,
because I’m teaching people. I think it’s a
really good skill to be able to convey what
you’re trying to show through a dish, and
not be a ‘big yelly chef’ like you see on
television. You get better out of people
when you’re talking to them properly, as
opposed to being an angry chef, ranting
around. I’ve seen that all too often, and it’s
not very pleasant.
Before you opened Gatherings, you worked
for a year on an organic vegetable farm
in Swannanoa. We tend to romanticise
farming – but what was the most
unpleasant part of the job?
The hardest thing was weeding onions,
definitely. Farming organically is about not
spraying anything, so we had to crawl on
our hands and knees for hours, pulling
tiny weeds, which were millimetres long,
by hand. It made me really appreciate the
work that goes in to growing them well and
sustainably, but that also lead to wanting to
showcase the work farmers do.
The best part of the job was
harvesting the food and eating it.
We’d sit down for lunch every
day and the farmer or his wife
would prepare something for us,
and eating something so fresh,
the flavours were amazing.
You started your businesses
in Christchurch at a time,
after the earthquakes, when
many people in the hospitality
industry were leaving. Why?
Well, actually I did leave straight
after the quakes and went back
to the UK, because I wanted
to experience work as a chef
over there. But I returned to
Christchurch after nine or 10
months because I wanted to be
involved in what was happening
here. That was when we started
the Local Food Project in The Commons.
There wasn’t much in the central city at that
point, it was about a year after the quakes
and the city was very quiet. So to have the
big pizza oven fired up there, it drew people
in. And it helped me a lot with confidence.
I guess it was the first time I had taken my
ideas to the general public, and shown
them my art, I suppose – without sounding
If you could have anyone in the world
come through the door at Gatherings for a
meal, who would you choose?
It’s got to be my partner, Bryony, and
my family, because I love them and I like
spending time with them. We’re actually
about to have a baby, so I’m really looking
forward to sitting at dinner with them in the
future. To cook and eat with this person
whose palate hasn’t developed yet, and
to experience food with them, I’m really
excited about that. That’s all I can think
about at the moment, so I don’t have time
to think about famous people.
You’re hosting a chef session at the South
Island Wine & Food Festival at Hagley Park
in December. What do you plan to talk
I’m just going to talk about working
seasonally, and making plants the highlight
of a dish, as opposed to just a bit of an
afterthought. So how you can make them a
centrepiece of a dish, and have fun doing it.
And if you could give just one piece of
advice to people cooking at home, what
would it be?
Get the best produce you possibly can, and
then don’t overthink it. If you have really
nice tomatoes and you put a bit of salt and
olive oil on them, it’s going to taste good.
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With the party season upon us, we provide you with
the lowdown on the classiest drop in the world.
Words Kate Preece
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There’s no doubting the fact that the sound of a
cork popping is synonymous with celebrations,
and, if you are doing it right, lavish ones at that. If you
are looking for the best of the best in bubbles, not
even our most esteemed winemakers are able to
produce true Champagne. After all, it is only those
from its namesake region in France that can legally
use the term.
Champagne is produced by three types of grapes:
chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, with the
most ‘standard’ style being a blend of all three. On
each label, you will find other clues to give you an
idea as to what type of Champagne drinker you are
destined to become.
BLANC DE BLANCS
Literally the ‘white of whites’, the style is produced
using only chardonnay grapes and is known for its
notes of citrus and fruit flavours.
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BLANC DE NOIRS
For the ‘white of blacks’ style, red grapes of pinor
noir and/or pinot meunier are pressed, the juice is
fermented, and then the skins removed – leaving a
white wine. Think berry flavours.
“I drink it when I’m happy and when
I’m sad. Sometimes, I drink it when I’m
alone. When I have company I consider
it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not
hungry and drink it if I am; otherwise I
never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”
– Madame Bollinger (1884-1977)
To a base of the blanc Champagne a fraction of pinor
noir grape added. And we’re talking a small fraction
at that, normally around 10 per cent or less.
KNOW YOUR VINTAGE
Single vintages are produced generally only in years
of the best harvests, creating wine intended to age
for a lot longer than normal. Champagne must be
aged for at least 36 months to be deemed ‘vintage’.
Typically these are creamier and yeastier in flavour.
The yearly harvest goes into the ‘non vintage’
bottles, delivering the house style for which that
particular Champagne house is known. Expect fruitier
notes in these drops, which have experienced an
aging period of at least 15 months.
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“It is my goal that the flute
will be obsolete by the day
that I pass away.”
– Maximilian Riedel, CEO of
SIGH OR POP?
If you’re in close confines, and keen to enjoy the
bottle’s contents rather than have it overflow
onto the ground, there’s no need to opt for
bravado when it comes to removing the cork.
Remove the foil and wire cage, keeping a hand
carefully on the cork as you do so. Position the
bottle at 45 degrees, hold the cork in one hand,
and rotate the bottle with the other, gradually
letting air out until the “sigh” of the final burst of
air is released and the cork is freed.
Too restrained? Grab the sabre. Remove the
foil and wire cage, then, starting at the bottle
seam, run the blade down the neck of the bottle
at speed. This will cleanly break off the bottle’s
collar, with cork inside. Promptly return sabre to
a safe place before any drinking takes place.
Yes, there is a sugar content in any alcohol, and,
naturally, this will influence the flavour. For those
looking for the driest drop, opt for ‘Brut Nature’
as it has no added sweetness (0-3g sugar/L),
while ‘Brut’ sits at 0-12g of sugar per litre. At the
other end of the scale, the rare ‘Doux’ variety is
your dessert Champagne, with a sugar content
of more than 50g/L. ‘Demi-Sec’ is just behind
with 32-50g/L, and will still give you that sweet
finish, perfect to accompany a cheese platter, or
MY GLASS SPILLETH OVER
Forget what you know… the best Champagne glass might not be the one you expected.
While we all think these are purpose-built
for the one function of serving us our
Champagne, many sommeliers are giving
these the big thumbs down. It does keep the
‘fizz’ in our bubbles for longer, and visually
shows off effervescent trails like nothing else,
however... there’s more to Champagne than
fizz. Reserve this glassware for non-vintage
bottles, and parties.
Trumping the flute with its wider girth, this
glass allows you to more accurately appreciate
Champagne. The bulbous bits allow for more
of the aroma to develop and therefore fill the
nose and enhance the flavour of our favourite
drops. The jury is out, but supposedly, we’re still
talking non-vintage only at this point. However,
Champagne houses will have their own tulip
glasses made, which suggest this is a good
option for the premium brands, too.
Rumour has it that the coupe’s shapely form
was taken from Marie Antoinette’s breast.
Whether or not this is true, this cup remains
too wide to contain the bubbles for long.
However, what’s a Champagne tower without
the sturdy coupe? Stick to a non-vintage pour.
THE WINE GLASS
If you truly want to drink in a Champagne’s
complexity, you will be reaching for that front
row of glasses in the cupboard and pouring
away. The wider the rim, the better; it allows
the most bubbles to break on the surface,
releasing the Champagne’s full potential.
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If you were to pack your bags and head
to France, you wouldn’t want to miss the
opportunity to experience the birthplace of
Champagne – a region as appealing for its
delightful villages, ancient monasteries and
stunning chateaux as its 34,000 hectares of
Champagne is roughly 160km east of
Paris. A 45-minute trip on the high-speed
rail and you’ll find yourself in Reims, home
to Taittinger, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and
Mumm, but also the oldest maison de
champagne: Ruinart. Nearby Épernay, where
you’ll find Moët et Chandon (on Avenues
de Champagne), is an area in which 99 per
cent of its inhabitants work in the wine
From these two cities five different trails
make up “The Champagne Route”. Pick
one to discover the hidden secrets of some
of the smaller producers and the history
of this wine-growing mecca and family-run
vineyards at every turn.
1. MASSIF DE SAINT-THIERRY: A loop
around the northwest hillsides between Reims
and Épernay. Look out for a number medieval
churches and villages ensconced by forest
2. MONTAGNE DE REIMS: A trail along the
hillsides of Reims and Épernay. Travel through
one of France’s richest wine-growing areas,
and discover adorable villages such as Bouzy
3. VALLÉE DE LA MARNE: From Épernay,
travel through the valley of the River Marne,
to Dormans. Take your walking shoes and
roam vineyards above Épernay. Don’t miss
Hautvillers, where you’ll find the Abbey of
St Peter, Dom Perignon’s home in which he
“discovered the secret of champagne making”
in the 17th century.
4. CÔTE DES BLANCS: A journey south of
Épernay. The area known as the home of the
chardonnay grape, and boasting Oger, a village
described as one of France’s most beautiful.
5. CÔTE DES BAR: East of the city Troyes,
in the Aube (south of Champagne). A 220km
signposted route with 39 cellars at which to
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Christchurch is becoming the place to be for foodies,
with plenty of new must-try central city spots – as well
as many old favourites worth another visit.
Words Vanessa Ortynsky Photography Nancy Zhou
Spring has sprung in Christchurch and the
extra daylight hours are making it easier
to catch up with friends over good food
and wine. There are plenty of new dining
spots around town and lots of mainstays
worth revisiting. Whether you’re looking for
somewhere for a lengthy lunch or an afterwork
drink, here are some of the spots I’ll be
frequenting this spring:
Tony Astle’s Universo Brasserie recently
opened in the Christchurch Art Gallery.
Making excellent use of the space, the
brasserie focuses on high-quality food and
impeccable drinks. At the moment, Universo
is serving lunch and dinner; however, plans for
brunch are in the works. The wine list is one
you’d expect from Stealth Hospitality Group
and the cocktails are incredible.
The extensive menu has a range of hearty
favourites and enticing seafood options. The
squid ink sliders are particularly noteworthy
as is the grouper ceviche. There is something
for everyone, which is ideal for an art gallery
The space itself is minimal and elegant,
with bronze light fixtures and brown leather
furnishings. Oh, and lots of plants. Astle
wanted the place to be filled with floor-toceiling
plants, to make the space feel like light
and natural, like a greenhouse. There’s plenty
of outdoor seating as well, so you may find
yourself here on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Overlooking Worcester Street Boulevard, you
really can’t go wrong at this soon-to-be local
Cocktail from Universo
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Baklava-flavoured soft-serve from Welles Street
... Christchurch is having a bit of a
culinary moment. There’s no doubt
about it, the city is coming alive with
new must-try restaurants and bars.
Those looking for a bite to eat and a cheeky beverage
in between shopping at The Crossing are now in luck. Fat
Eddie’s, Kong and Original Sin are now open for business on
Fat Eddie’s, a boisterous Christchurch institution, is always
a good time. With live music and free-flowing drinks, it’s a
great place for a drink and a boogie. Sibling establishments,
Kong, a 1930s-themed cocktail bar, and Original Sin, known
for its small plates, are both worth a visit. Tamer than Fat
Eddie’s, they are intimate spots for a well-crafted drink.
Overlooking the Avon, you’ll want to grab a window seat
and settle in for some people watching.
It’s always a treat strolling along picture-perfect New
Regent Street, and Twenty Seven Steps is worth a visit.
Consistently voted one of Christchurch’s best restaurants,
this charming and relaxed venue serves rustic European
cuisine. The menu changes with the seasons, so I’m looking
forward to the superb local wines and fresh ingredients on
offer this spring.
Inati, known for exquisite shared plates, offers a completely
unique dining experience in Christchurch. While it appears
intimate from the outside, the seating can actually feel a bit
confronting as guests sit side-by-side in high stools facing the
shiny bronze bar. Inati’s well-considered wine list means you’ll
easily find a suitable red, wine or cheeky orange that perfectly
complements your dinner.
South Town is quickly becoming Christchurch’s mustvisit
neighbourhood. Welles Street has transformed from
industrial and desolate to one of the coolest streets in
the city. Stop by Welles Street throughout the day for
Mediterranean and Greek-inspired fare. Be sure to try the
souvlaki and baklava soft serve. The spaciously sleek beer hall,
also dubbed Welles Street, is characterised by high ceilings,
forest green subway tile counters and plenty of seating.
Striking the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor
flow, the bar and eatery is sure to become Christchurch’s
favourite summer spot. It’s an industrial warehouse in the
middle of Christchurch city, and you’ll need to experience it
Black Estate is my go-to for out-of-town wining and
dining. Located in Waipara, this North Canterbury winery
places just as much focus on local, seasonal food as it does
wine. Waipara’s microclimate produces a vast range of wild
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award-winning vineyard is unpretentious and true to the
region. The delicious food pairs perfectly with the organic,
So, whether you’re after something in the revitalised
central city or something further afield, Christchurch is having
a bit of a culinary moment. There’s no doubt about it, the
city is coming alive with new must-try restaurants and bars.
We’d love to hear all about your favourite hot spots.
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St Andrew’s College Chapel interior, Jane Rooney
MAKING THEIR MARK
As the rebuilt Christchurch begins to take shape, architect Richard Dalman
reflects on the work of female architects and how they are shaping the city.
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Heydar Aliyev Centre, Azerbaijan, Zaha Hadid
was recently reflecting on the passing of Iraqiborn
architect Zaha Hadid and the impact that
she had on the world of architecture. Hadid was
truly one of the great architects of the modern
era. Her extraordinary curvaceous building forms
showed the world another way to see our
structures and experience space.
At the recent centenary celebrations of the
Auckland University School of Architecture, one
of the key discussion topics was “Women in
Architecture”. When I was at the school in the
early 1980s, there was only one full-time and one
part-time female lecturer, and very few female role
models in practice. Whilst the number of female
enrolments has grown substantially over the last
50 years to its current position of representing
60% of architecture students, this trend is yet to be
reflected in the number of female-led architectural
companies in New Zealand. In Auckland – perhaps
because of its proximity to the architecture schools
– the number of female-led practices has grown,
however this has not been the case in Christchurch.
But here in Canterbury we do have a number of
talented women who have designed and been key
architectural players in the design of our postearthquake
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These projects show how
adaptable architects must be
in dealing with the varying
requirements of different
St Andrew’s College Chapel, Jane Rooney
Transpower offices in Hornby, Jennie Lee
Isaac Theatre Royal
For example, the project architect for
the new St Andrew’s College Chapel was
Jane Rooney of Architectus. Interestingly,
the architect for the original chapel on the
site, which was completed in 1955 and
demolished after the earthquakes, was one of
New Zealand’s first full-time female architects,
Margaret Munro. I have been in both chapels
over the years. While the Munro chapel had
a simple traditional elegance to it – inside and
out – the new chapel is more dynamic with
its twin-gabled form and, unlike the original,
opens out with a folded glass wall to the river.
The red brick “heritage” wall facing Normans
Road not only incorporates bricks from
the former chapel but a number of iconic
memorabilia pieces and the original stainedglass
Another female architect who is
contributing to the changing face of the
Christchurch post-earthquake landscape is
Jennie Lee of Dalman Architects. Lee has
completed a variety of buildings including the
Transpower office building in Hornby, the
Russley Retirement Village community centre
– incorporating its main reception, dining and
bar, commercial kitchen, billiard room, cinema,
hairdresser and offices – and the award
winning Acland House boarding hostel for
Christchurch Girls’ High School.
These projects show how adaptable
architects must be in dealing with the varying
requirements of different building types.
Styles for each building differ considerably,
from the rational glazed Transpower
office building, to the softer timber-gabled
community centre for the retiree residents
(opened last year by Sir John Key), to the
historic Acland House re-planning, extension
Compared with Auckland, Christchurch has
been a bit slow in promoting the talents of
our female architects. Is there another Zaha
Hadid awaiting within our profession locally
and are we doing enough to promote our
city’s female architects?
SOME OF CHRISTCHURCH’S OTHER TOP
A principal architect at Warren and Mahoney,
Vanessa Carswell has worked on many
major Christchurch projects, including the
Isaac Theatre Royal redevelopment, King
Edward Barracks, Metro Sports Centre and
the Christchurch Transport Interchange. She
previously worked for six years in London,
where she was involved in projects like the
renovation of the Great Northern Hotel and
King’s Cross London.
An associate at Sheppard & Rout, Melissa
Rogers has worked on major projects
including the Stranges building and the
Burwood Hospital redevelopment. She
studied in Christchurch and spent three
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A bird-of-paradise plant will look stunning in a pot.
While the Christchurch
climate isn’t nearly as balmy
as Fiji, we can still create a
tropical backyard through
careful plant selection,
Craig Wilson writes.
Most of us love a spot of overseas travel
once in a while. Whether it’s respite from
the Canterbury frosts or visiting friends and
relatives, it’s great to get away.
In my design practice I often have clients that
find fresh inspiration for their garden as they
travel. The cultures and history experienced can
create poignant memories they wish to replicate
on their return. On a recent trip to Fiji I found
myself pondering the lush tropical gardens and
what key factors defined the aesthetic. For me,
it came down to the following: Large foliage,
vibrant colour tones, scent and palm trees.
Then followed the obvious question: Can
we create this in Christchurch? The answer, I
concluded, was both “no” and “yes”.
The climatic differences are obvious and too
great to make a genuine tropical garden – our
winter is too cold, rainfall too low and soils
too heavy. However, we can create our own
variation using comparative plant material that
will flourish in our temperate climate.
We have plenty of options when it comes to
‘large foliage’ plants. Ligularia has become a
go-to plant in Christchurch, with a large ‘tractor
seat’ leaf that will work nicely with a tropical
vibe. Our lush native ground ferns will also
create the desired outcome in a shady aspect
– just make sure your soil has a high organic
content. If you’re coastal or above the frosts
you’re lucky enough to be able to use the
stunning griselinia lucida and mertya for a lush
To add the required injection of vibrant
colours we can work with plants like canna lilies
and daylilies, which will produce bright flowers
throughout summer with good foliage effect.
You could also go ‘old-school’ and explore
aucuba, and work with the bright yellow/lime
Scent is not difficult to create in Christchurch
gardens. Daphne fits the bill nicely with its
late winter/ early spring flowering. This can
be followed by star jasmine, which offers
prolific spring/summer flowering and buckets
of fragrance as a groundcover or climber. You
could also look to a michelia to mimic the form,
scent and flower of a frangipani.
Our environment will support a good range
of palms. Sorry, coconuts are out, but bhutia,
washingtonia, trachycarpus, and phoenix are all
on the table. These will take time to establish
but are available in ‘hardened off’ large grades
from garden centres. You might look at a sago
palm (Cycas revoluta) as a hardy option for a
To finish the look of your tropically inspired
Christchurch garden paradise, plant some
genuine tropical species in a pot and move them
indoors for winter. A bird-of-paradise flowering
on the patio may just take you back to your last
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Get Tech Savvy
in your Garden
Technology and landscapes: The two terms may seem
diametrically opposed. When we consider our landscape,
we tend to think of escaping the indoors (and the
technology continuously surrounding us inside) in to the
tranquillity of nature. Technology has evolved to a point
where it can make our lives much easier. Likewise in
landscaping, technology can work in cohesively with your
outdoor space to enhance your enjoyment and simplify
Consider the following advantages of these technologies in your garden:
• Louvres: these can be wifi controlled. You can control your louvres
from afar at the press of a button to accommodate changes in
weather- and we all know how changeable the weather can be at this
time of the year! Some louvres have rain sensors built in, and will close
at the slightest detection of rain, which protects your investment in
your outdoor furniture.
• Irrigation: Timers to switch on your irrigation have been around
for years but were one of the first examples of technology helping
maintain your garden. What a revelation it was that your garden would
stay watered at the optimal time of day without you actually having
to remember to get up and turn the hose on! Things have evolved far
beyond this now. Smart sprinklers and irrigation controllers draw on
data from sensors, weather forecasts and plant care information and
can be controlled through an app on your phone or laptop. Ever been
away on holiday, then realise its pouring back home and your irrigation
system is still on and wasting water? Now it’s as easy as turning your
phone on to turn it off- from anywhere in the world!
• Security: Technology allows your property to be kept far more
secure. This can include controlled gates, pin pads, cameras to protect
your property, alarms and security lighting. With the touch of a button
on your phone, your gate can be opened in perfect time for you to
drive right in. (Don’t worry, the gates still have an access button if
electricity cuts out or your phone battery dies).
• Lighting and Sound: Outdoor lighting can be controlled via an app
on your phone or ipad or by remote. This could include a dimmer
control to set the ambience in your landscape at night. There is an
enormous range of robust and weather resistant outdoor speakers
available which can be discreetly installed appropriate to your
landscape- music can be piped wherever you like in the outdoors by a
quick swipe on your screen.
• Identification: Plant ID & pest ID garden apps are available which
can help you determine which pests and plants are in your garden.
An example is gardenanswers which instantly identifies over 20,000
plant species- a great way to avoid mistaking precious plants for weeds
in a gardening frenzy! As these apps build up their catalogue and
identification technology they will become more and more accurate.
• Planning: Farmbot is an open source technology which runs your
vege garden for you. Through the app you can graphically design
the placement of your plants and their needs, then farmbot will take
everything from there, from planting the seeds in your chosen layout,
watering each plant to its programmed requirements to weeding
around each plant. It also provides you with real time data on your
garden and the weather that impacts it. You can even take this little
robot off the grid with solar power and rain collection systems!
The team at Goom Landscapes are available to discuss the innovative
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40 STYLE | art news
Words Gaynor Stanley
It’s your last chance
to see the Ngāi Tahu
Artists in Residence
exhibition Nohoaka Toi
at CoCA until November
26. Curated by senior
Paemanu artists, Nohoaka
Toi takes visitors on a
journey of Ngāi Tahu
visual expression from
rock art to the present
day. It features some
of Aotearoa’s most
significant artists, including
Ross Hemera, Areta
Wilkinson, Simon Kaan,
Lonnie Hutchinson, Peter
Robinson, Neil Pardington,
Rachael Rakena, Fayne
Robinson, and many more.
Peter Robinson, ‘Drifters’, 2017. Wool felt.
Image: Daniela Aebli
Anna Korver ‘Red Dress’ in Corten steel
SOUTH ISLAND’S LARGEST
OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EVENT
Clue up on contemporary sculpture at the
biennial Sculpture on the Peninsula happening
at historic Loudon Farm in Teddington, Banks
Peninsula over the weekend of November 10-
12. This major fundraiser for the Cholmondeley
Children’s Centre in Governor’s Bay kicks
off with a grand opening gala and auction on
the Friday night and then opens for general
admission on Saturday and Sunday. The
event’s tenth outing has attracted more than
90 submissions, including works from 25 new
artists, in mediums ranging from cast bronze to
found objects. Spend the day roaming sculptures
by Dion Hitchens, Hannah Kidd, Paul Dibble,
Anna Korver, Alison Erickson, and plenty more,
enjoying jugs of Pimm’s and chargrilled lamb rolls
and a packed entertainment programme.
Tickets $15 from www.sculpturenz.co.nz
ARE YOU ON FOR RON?
Christchurch has the opportunity to
have its own work by internationally
celebrated sculptor Ron Mueck – if
we all chip in. The Christchurch Art
Gallery has launched a fundraising
campaign to raise $1 million to
commission a permanent acquisition
from the sculptor whose exhibition
drew record crowds for the gallery’s
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Anne Hudson commends Dion
Hitchens, an artist who draws
on a rich heritage to add a
certain mystery to his works.
Dion Hitchens is an established New
Zealand artist and sculptor represented
at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New
Zealand in Wellington, Waikato Museum
and Auckland Art Gallery. Hitchens’ work is
diverse not only in subject matter but also
materials. His success lies in his approach to
Hitchens’ aesthetic draws upon his cultural
background – part Tūhoe and Ngāti Porou,
part Chinese and part Scottish; three cultures
steeped in mythology and narratives of
past events. These cultures also have a
cosmological view of the world where past
and present are entwined, and Hitchens feels
strongly that values from the past inform our
actions now. This creates a kind of spirituality
about his work, or a sense of mystery. He
sets about creating iconic work, work that
symbolises or stands for something, even if
that something is “unseen”.
His work is created for our pleasure,
but also to make us wonder. What does it
represent? Who made it? What stories does
it have to tell us? The work gives us access to
philosophies and values he hopes will add to
our experience as people, help us navigate
our lives in the present. His sculptures provide
a material body in which these “unseen”
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His work is created for our pleasure, but also to make us
wonder. What does it represent? Who made it? What stories
does it have to tell us?
elements are at work. Carrying on the
traditions of his ancestors in a contemporary
Hitchens experienced severe trauma in his
life with the death of his father. Through the
act of forgiveness he found a path forward,
where the pain was bearable, and his life,
and those around him, more positive. It is
important to Hitchens that his work has value
and provides us with a sense of connectivity.
This deep awareness of our humanity and
our need to communicate and be connected
to the world, both natural and man-made,
imbues his work with a wonderful sensibility.
In many ways Hitchens is fortunate to have
a balanced and mixed heritage from which to
draw on ancient wisdom. He uses this to bring
a sense of universality to his work, making his
aesthetic applicable to a wide audience.
In his 25 years of making, he has created
commercial pieces helping corporations align
their values with the communities they serve,
he has made public artworks for the wider
community, and he makes work for individual
collectors who want a beautiful piece for their
He feels strongly that “we should never
give up, that everyone deserves to reach their
potential and that diversity of population is a
gift not a problem”.
Dion Hitchens is generous with his time. He
makes himself available to his community and
is open and generous in talking about his work.
Those of you lucky enough to have attended
Art in a Garden 2017 will have been able to
view his work and hear him speak about his
art practice. As guest artist this year he was
very well received.
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THE RETURN OF THE BUMBAG
We kid you not. While the Americans have had a long love affair
with the ‘fanny pack’, this tourist identifier has also been making
its appearance known on the runway. It has become increasingly
‘cool’ to adopt tourist fashion, as Gucci, Valentino and Balenciaga –
to name a few – can attest to. You could find yourself spending up
to $3000 on a designer bum bag. Who would have thought.
Words Kate Preece
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Healthier than the sun and more
convenient than a salon spray,
self-tanners can be a great option
for faking a golden tan.
As the end of the year draws closer and
social calendars begin to fill up, the summer
dresses in your wardrobe will be begging to be
worn. But although the weather may be warmer,
most of us won’t have seen enough sun to
develop a natural glow. For many of us the best
idea is turning to the bottle – the self-tanning
bottle, that is.
Whether your legs are as white as Mt Hutt
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and even up your tan, here are some tips for
achieving a natural-looking tan at home.
CREATE A CANVAS
Prep, prep, prep – it’s absolutely vital for
achieving a smooth tan. If you have several
days before you intend to tan, make sure your
moisturising and exfoliating routine is on point
to avoid dry skin, which may soak up too much
tanner and leave dark patches. Take extra care
to regularly exfoliate your whole body with a
glove or scrub leading up to the day.
We love the ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Salt
Glow exfoliating scrub, which has mineral-rich
salts and hibiscus to cleanse and exfoliate,
and will also nourish your skin and keep it
moisturised. It’ll remove dead skin cells on the
surface and create the smooth canvas you need
to look radiant, not dull and patchy.
If you need an emergency tan the day of an
event, give your skin the best exfoliation you
can, and then rub in a lightweight moisturiser.
Choose an oil-free moisturiser and give your
body a light coat all over, with a bit extra on any
dry skin – elbows, knees, feet and nail cuticles
often need extra moisturising. Make sure you
wash off your deodorant before you tan, too.
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water right before you tan can help – it will
shrink your pores to create a smoother finish.
There are plenty of tanning options, and
whether you prefer a mousse, an oil or a spray
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tanners, which develop over one to three hours,
work well if you’re in a hurry. An applicator mitt
can work with most products to help you get an
extra smooth finish.
If you’re new to tanning, a gradual taner which
builds up day by day can be a great choice. One
of our faves is Vani-T Bronzing Custard – a
practically foolproof option, applied as simply as
For all products, follow the instructions. Work
your way up from your ankles and take care not
to miss any spots – and then wait for it to dry. If
you’re in a hurry, you can use a blow dryer on a
cool setting to speed up the drying process.
Make sure you clean the palms of your hands
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Elly McGuinness highlights two
signs of obsessive food behaviours
that should be addressed sooner
rather than later.
You’re probably aware of the times
you’ve made unhealthy food choices.
Perhaps you found yourself eating
takeaways all the time and ate very
little fresh food. You knew your choices
weren’t contributing to your goals of a
healthy lifestyle. However, for whatever
reasons you continued to make unhealthy
It’s worth also taking a look at the other
end of the spectrum – obsessive food
behaviours. These can also be considered
as unhealthy, even though on the surface
they may appear ‘super healthy’. These
behaviours are not always addressed and
can often go unnoticed, especially by the
person who is making them.
Here are some signs of obsessive food
behaviours. They have the potential to
cause problems in various areas of your
life, so take a look and decide whether
any of them are affecting you.
FOOD AT SOCIAL GATHERINGS
Do you worry about visiting friends’ houses for meals in case they’ll serve you
something that doesn’t fit in with your idea of what you should be eating? If you feel
this way, do you either avoid visiting them or, when you do go, find yourself stressing
about the food you’re eating? Do you similarly find you’ve got a lot of resistance to
going out somewhere like a café with friends? Either you sit and starve because there’s
nothing ‘healthy’ on the menu, or you avoid going all together so you can stick strictly
to your diet without succumbing to temptation?
These scenarios can highlight a food obsession. Have a think about whether these
ingrained ideas are seriously limiting your opportunities to enjoy spending time with the
people you want to nurture meaningful relationships with.
A LONG LIST OF ‘CAN’T HAVE’ FOODS
Have you created a very large list of foods that you can ‘never’ have? We’re not talking
about foods you avoid due to problems such as allergies and intolerances. Perhaps
you’re worried one muffin or a piece of bread, even on a very occasional basis, is going
to ruin all your hard work and set you back? You are convinced a slight deviation from
your ‘rules’ will stop you achieving your goals.
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Making nourishing food choices is
extremely important if you want to live
a healthy lifestyle. What you need to be
aware of is whether those healthy
choices have turned into obsessions that
are instead becoming the most
important thing in your life and are
affecting your happiness.
If you suspect that obsessive behaviours
are holding you back from enjoying the
journey and life in general, becoming
aware of this is the first step. The next
step is to work on changing your beliefs,
perhaps with a health coach or Neuro-
Linguistic Programming practitioner if
required. You might be worried that
making small adjustments to your beliefs
will turn you into an ‘unhealthy’ person.
This is not the case at all. You can shift
your mindset slightly and still make
consistent, positive food choices for a
healthy lifestyle. The difference is that
your choices will be more likely to be
sustainable. They won’t rule your life
and will make you feel happier instead
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journeys to Gwinganna
Lifestyle Retreat on the Gold
Coast, a million miles from
the stresses of daily life.
had no idea what to expect ahead of a
I five-night wellness programme at the Gold
Coast’s Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat. My
friend, who had been before and was joining
me on the ‘Optimum Wellbeing’ retreat, had
mentioned we would be woken daily at 5.30am
to reset our bodies back to a ‘dawn-to-dusk’
way of life. Other than having a massage
scheduled for the day of arrival (what better
way to start the week!), and that we had to
bring two options for gym clothing, that was
it. All I knew was that for the first time since
having children (three under 10), I had the
opportunity to be completely selfish for a week.
The sole purpose for this trip was me.
Prior to leaving I subconsciously enjoyed all
the items I would be without for the week – as
if I was never going to be fed again. An extra
wine, a biscuit, a couple of extra helpings…
and more coffee than I’d usually have. I admit
I am fussy and was rather worried about what
I would be given to eat. I’m not a huge fan of
beans and tofu and the like. So, I prepped for
starvation! I also planned a night in Brisbane
prior to check-in, a little retox before detox!
Despite being only 30 minutes’ drive from
the Gold Coast Airport, the retreat is remote.
High on a plateau that offers views from
Moreton Bay to Coolangatta, Gwinganna –
which translates to ‘lookout’ – spreads over 200
hectares. Tucked away in Tallebudgera Valley,
access is via an incredibly steep driveway (think
Baldwin Street in Dunedin) and imposing gates.
The nearest small town, I noted, had a pub
and coffee shop, but one look at the retreat’s
entranceway and it was obvious I would not be
On the first afternoon all guests spend time
with a personal wellness consultant. This is
your chance to go through what you hope to
get out of the week and tailor the afternoons
to your wants and needs. An enlightening
and fascinating welcome by General Manager
Sharon Kolkka, outlining the philosophy behind
Gwinganna and some of the basic principles we
would be living by, preceded our first meal – by
which I was pleasantly impressed. Dinner looked
so pretty it could have been in a cookbook!
At 8pm, it was time for bed. Given I’m not
one to relax and unwind easily, instead of taking
the sleep-time herbs I went on to potter and
unpack. I regretted this at 5.30am when it was
knock-knock-knock, “Good morning, Charlotte!”
Gah! Sharon had briefed us about the body’s
circadian rhythm and how we live best with the
dawn-to-dusk principle, and the importance of
using blue light for daytime and red light for the
night. The red light produces melatonin, which
is crucial for sleep, and hails from the times
when we would sit around a fire before sleep.
By 6am we were engaged in the ancient
practice of qi gong. Similar to tai chi, this focuses
on posture, breathing and meditation. My first
attempt saw me silently giggling to myself and
constantly watch-checking to see how much
longer I had to open my arms and embrace
life. I was off to a wobbly start. By the end of
the week, however, I could happily participate,
though you won’t see me doing slow-motion
martial arts moves anytime soon.
An hour later we were faced with the choice
of a ‘yin’ or ‘yang’ activity. ‘Yang’ is a more
high-intensity workout and could range from
a moderate to hard bush walk, boxing, weight
training, water running, spinning, tribal dance
and the ultimate driveway-to-summit lookout
walk (which cars can only tackle in first gear as
the vertical incline is brutal). I am proud to say I
received a cap for this walk, straight up for two
hours, and including that imposing driveway,
which Gwinganna’s part-owner Hugh Jackman is
said to have used to train for Wolverine.
‘Yin’ is a more gentle option; a walk through
the organic gardens learning about the medicinal
purpose of the plants and how to grow them,
yoga classes, and peaceful bush walks. All forms
of exercise are based on interval training and
primal pattern movements that are essential
for functional movement in everyday life –
squatting, lunging, bending, twisting, pushing
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The philosophy of
Gwinganna is S.L.O.W:
seasonal, local, organic,
and the gait cycle (walking, running, jogging).
I had been subtly told that a yang person
subconsciously needs yin in their life. We must
participate in what we most resist as this is likely
what our body needs. I had difficulty adopting
this philosophy and, whenever there was an
option, I swung yang.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks
was a plentiful daily menu full of goodness…
and actually delicious. The philosophy of
Gwinganna is S.L.O.W: seasonal, local, organic,
wholefoods. With no processed foods, no
caffeine, no dairy, no gluten and most definitely
no alcohol. You are also not meant to drink
water for 20 minutes before and after a meal,
and must chew until there are no more lumps
left in your mouthful.
Every day featured a fascinating seminar.
Unfortunately I slept through the first two,
but, rest assured, I wasn’t the only one and
there was a good reason. Our bodies were
adapting to a balanced diet. Blood sugars are
super important for our wellbeing and the
menu is specifically designed by the Gwinganna
nutritionist to ensure a balance of protein,
carbohydrates and fats so the body receives
ideal nourishment. Eating well will fuel us for
the day with no peaks and lows. It is common
sense, but so often forgotten with fad diets.
I learnt so much from the seminars I did
attend. A key learning was to look after your
gut – it produces 90 per cent of your serotonin,
the brain chemical integral to regulating the
sleep/wake cycle. A stressed gut will fail to
produce your required level of serotonin to live
well. Most commonly known as the ‘feel-good’
hormone, serotonin also produces melatonin,
the ‘sleep’ hormone. So, you can see how
quickly a domino effect can occur if one gets
out of kilter.
Dream-time was the time to stop, rest and
relax. We did whatever we needed most,
whether that was lying in the sun, reading
a book, having a nap, going for a walk, or
choosing any one of the 70 diverse treatments
and consultations available. There were spa
treatments, wellness consultations, movement
programmes, stress-management sessions, and
unique Gwinganna experiences. I personally
love massages and my favourite was the
MyBodyWorks – a mixture of myotherapy and
physiotherapy techniques. Equine experiences
were very popular as was the ‘Journey’ –
designed to uncover the root cause of whatever
was preventing you from living a joyful life.
The toughest day was definitely day two.
I’d had a niggling headache since Monday
afternoon and by lunchtime on Tuesday it was
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horrendous. No amounts of natural remedies
or Panadol (or the Nurofen I snuck from
my room) could cure it. Then the nausea
started. Thankfully by day three I was feeling a
million dollars. Detox is a powerful thing and
Gwinganna has all the natural pills and potions
to help, as well as a nurse on staff. Each day was
an adventure and gave me a chance to unwind,
contemplate and learn better ways to live.
Since acclimatising to the real world I have
been told I am more relaxed, more conscious
of my eating, most definitely watch my caffeine
intake and believe I am more balanced. I am
trying to live the Gwinganna way – I dim the
lights at night and aim for that optimum
8¼ hours. I have coping mechanisms for dealing
with stress to keep my body in the rest and
digest zone, and am trying to treat my gut like a
queen. Would I go again? Hell yes, I’ve already
booked for next year!
FLIGHT OR FIGHT MODE VS REST AND
Man has evolved, but the key ways we live
have not. Nowadays, we are not fighting to
survive, it is simply stress/caffeine producing the
cortisol that pushes us into fight or flight mode.
This state is so detrimental to our wellbeing
Instead, we should adopt the rest and digest
mantra to enable us to have time to heal. We
are not primates so why live like one?
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR
Neither exercise and diet are number one for
maintaining great health, it is sleep. You need a
full 8¼ hours.
Gwinganna is an hour’s drive from Brisbane,
or there is a complimentary group bus that
transfers guests directly from the Gold
Coast Airport. There are also limousine or
helicopter options, too, if you want to get
there in style.
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If variety is the spice of life then this month at Rangi Ruru we need
the world’s biggest spice rack.
Firstly, one of if not THE biggest events on the Canterbury social
calendar, the A&P Show is almost upon us. Rangi will be there
once again to talk with you and show you what we can offer your
daughter as a day girl or boarder. It’s great chance to meet our
friendly team, book a school tour, reconnect with alumnae and enjoy
a coffee. Look out for our blue and gold marquee on site M38.
Next up, sporting success. Our Year 7 and 8 touch team took
out the top award at the recent Koru Games in Selwyn. This
competition was not just independent schools taking on other
independent schools – which is a tough thing in itself. The Koru
Games invites schools from across the country to take part which
is a fantastic experience for everyone. I’ll leave the final comment
to the touch team captain, Lillie Rayner who said “We trained very
hard and hoped we would win but you never know how it’ll go on
the day.” Said like a seasoned professional.
Still with sport and Rangi did extremely well at the recent Zonta
Sports Awards. We had either a winner or a highly commended
in every category we had a finalist! As our Director of Sport
said to me “The number of young talented sports people in
Canterbury has to be unmatched in the country. Hearing about the
achievements of all of these young athletes just left us speechless.”
These successes really are the result of a team effort, both from
the actual sports team member perspective and also when you
consider the incredible support and training our specialist coaches
and staff provide.
And to wrap up and underline the variety we’ve seen this month
at Rangi Ruru, congratulations to Year 13’s, Jess Tansey who
was one of the most successful handlers at the National Dog
Agility Competition in Hamilton over Labour Weekend. It’s worth
noting that there were more than 5200 entries and it’s an open
competition (not age group). Jess gained four 1sts, a 2nd, 3rd and
a 5th with her dog Rapid (including a win representing the South
Island in the Teams event). She also competed with her other dog
Swag and got three 3rds, a 4th and a 7th. These outstanding
results meant Jess was presented with the trophy for Medium Dog
of the Show. She was very pleased with the results and so were we!
So there you go, a varied and energetic month at Rangi Ruru
with time still left in the year and lots more to come! We do
have limited places in Year 7 and Year 8 for 2018. If you are still
considering your options please contact us to book a tour or visit
us at the A&P Show.
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66 STYLE | men’s grooming
Movember is once more upon us and gentlemen are to be
seen sporting handlebars, walruses or elegant pencils,
which, love or loathe them, are not to be ignored.
Words Gilbert Wealleans
Although the moustache has been viewed
at various times throughout history
with suspicion – in early Victorian times the
moustache was the trademark of revolutionaries
or worse, artists – it nevertheless endured. The
adoration in other decades, like the 1970s, was
such that a naked lip was an oddity. Seemingly
every male over the cusp of puberty craved one.
For any type of moustache to look smart it
must be well groomed, and today there is a large
arsenal of tools to perform the following:
TRIMMING. Best done with electric trimmers or
slim hairdressing scissors, which are very precise,
quick and easy – more so than razors, which
require patience and a steady hand, and are best
suited to shaving the face at the ends of the mo.
Trim carefully in small increments without taking
too much off at once – you can always cut more
off, but cannot put it back – until you are satisfied
with the length. Keeping the hairs just touching the
ridge of the top lip is smarter and cleaner looking
than draping over the mouth, and it won’t scrape
the cinnamon off the froth of your cappuccino.
Trimmers are available as individual and
portable units, or as part of a larger set. Sets may
include hair clippers and body trimmers for an
overall, top to toe smooth and sleek look, perfect
for summer at a seaside resort. Think Daniel
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WAXING AND STYLING. In order to keep a
long, bushy or unruly soup-strainer disciplined,
you cannot go past moustache wax. This is not
for the sticky depilation of the upper lip. Instead
it is a dressing, varying in strength of hold, which
keeps the moustache sitting just right. Wax
enables the ends to be tweaked and twirled
up in the style of a silent movie villain, or the
flamboyant Hercule Poirot. It is also available
in different colours and tints for covering grey
or inconsistent colour areas. There are many
brands of wax available and they are increasing
in popularity, along with beard dressings, as
more men are becoming more aware of their
appearance and the importance of looking dapper
FINALLY. Choose which style of moustache best
suits your face, as well as the look which you
wantto achieve. Drooping banditos can tend to
make you look either sinister like a character
from Easy Rider, if you have a thin face, or, if you
have a plumper face, as doleful as a basset hound,
so be judicious with this particular style. Large
bushy handlebars can look very sporty and suit
most face shapes, but if you have a thin, long
or gaunt mug, do not let this style get out of
control or too long, lest you end up resembling
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wide face, pencils can look lost, a bit like a pair of
misdirected eyebrows. In that case they should
be a little thicker and wider, which will look very
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A TRUE ANECDOTE. Some years ago as I
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wax which, at that time, was unavailable in New
Zealand. I sent an urgent request to my sister
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the product from the assistant who, looking at his
white moustache, asked him the tint he required.
To which he replied, “Oh, I’m not sure. It is not
for me, it is for a lady friend!” I think the stunned
young woman behind the counter dined out on
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68 STYLE | motoring
The Mini Countryman has
grown in stature, according to
motoring writer Ross Kiddie.
When is a Mini not a Mini? The answer is
when it is a Mini Countryman.
The Countryman is an extension of BMW’s
wide-ranging Mini series and you have to
eliminate any thought of it being a small car, for
the Countryman is more like a mid-size sport
utility vehicle, one which will compete in size
with the likes of Nissan’s Juke, Toyota’s C-HR
and Honda’s HR-V. It will even compete with
other BMW product such as the X1.
At 4.3m the Countryman is a versatile,
functional SUV that has boot space to burn
and a five-door liftback design that allows for
plenty of onboard space. It’s easily classified
as a five-seater and will carry a cargo capacity
up to 450-litres (1390-litres, with seats folded
forward), which is a significant gain over the
hatchback and Clubman.
Up front the Countryman is powered by a
2-litre, four-cylinder engine. There is a threecylinder
Cooper model which lists at $45,750
and a $59,990 four-wheel-drive variant, but
the evaluation car was the mid-range Cooper
S, which in standard form lists at $53,890,
although it was carrying a heap of optional items
that added $16,615 to the price.
That aside, the Cooper S Countryman is
a mixture of sporty appeal and practicality.
The engine is turbocharged and is listed with
a 141kW power rating along with a tidy
280Nm torque figure. These figures aren’t so
much about ultimate performance, but they
are structured to provide lively acceleration
along with a muffled exhaust bark on up and
downshifts, which is very enticing. BMW claims
a 7.4sec standstill to 100km/h time for the
Countryman Cooper S along with a 224km/h
top speed. It will also return a 5sec time to
reach 120km/h from 80km/h.
Drive is channelled through an eight-speed
automatic gearbox; the seemingly endless
supply of ratios and the way the turbo boost is
structured isn’t so much about blistering pace
but delivering enough punch to keep the engine
lively and on song, along with providing realistic
fuel usage figures. BMW also claims a 6.5-litre
per 100km (44mpg) combined cycle average.
Paddle shifters are one of the optional items
fitted to the Cooper S Countryman and they
promote the sporty characteristics of the car.
The engine can easily be kept in the optimum
power band or used to upshift early so the
engine torque patterns are utilised – such as city
driving, for example.
I took the evaluation car inland to my
mother’s home in Kirwee with the intention of
travelling further west on Inland Scenic Route
72. I had the Countryman on the weekend
following the mid-July polar blast that swept the
country, which meant that snow was banked up
on the side of many of the roads and I was very
wary of black ice.
That being the case, the All4 Countryman
would have been more appropriate.
Nevertheless, with front-drive only, the Cooper
S exuded a solid feel through the steering,
although I was very circumspect in the slippery
On the short pieces of dry road that I
encountered, the handling was decisive. The
Mini has direct steering and high directional
accuracy through grippy Bridgestone Potenza
tyres (225/45), the latter fitted to optional 19in
STYLE | motoring 69
PRICE: Mini Countryman, $53,890
DIMENSIONS: Length, 4299mm;
width, 1822mm; height, 1557mm
CONFIGURATION: Four-cylinder, frontwheel-drive,
1998cc, 141kW, 280Nm,
PERFORMANCE: 0-100km/h, 7.4sec
FUEL USAGE: 6.5l/100km
The test car was also fitted with an optional
electronic damper control system whereby the
driver can firm the fully independent suspension
by selecting sport mode. Rigidity is enhanced
significantly with the handling transformed into
traditional Mini-like capability.
The balance of power and handling is
delightful, the Countryman feels eager and
nimble. It is a true driver’s car, but one which
also takes care of its occupants. It has quality
trim elements and many functions.
For those who are familiar with the original
Mini concept, or even those my age who
remember well the Minis of the 60s to the year
2000, will relate to the Countryman’s interior.
It is very retrospective with large round dials,
switches and toggles which control many of the
Of course, the new-generation models have
advanced safety systems and technology which
is utilised in mainstream BMW product.
One of the reasons BMW has been so
successful with the new Mini is its eye appeal
and distinctive retrospective style. Even though
the Countryman explores the boundaries
of that, it is still true to the concept and will
appeal to those who want something just a
little bit different in a car, but one which has the
practicality that the modern SUV is so highly
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70 STYLE | finance
EVERY FAMILY NEEDS
Starting a family is one of those big life
events, and usually the parents-to-be
start furiously saving money for their
new arrival and hurriedly buying cots,
prams and clothes. Of course all of these
are important, says Lifetime financial
advisor Jonathan Lewis, but what
about their insurance needs?
STYLE | finance 71
Many milestones in a person’s life can
prompt them to think long and hard
about their financial needs – first job, first
home and retirement, for example. Yet,
arguably,starting a family adds the most
disruption(of the good kind) to your
Considering the insurance needs of your
child, and your own new needs as a parent,
is just as important as the standard house
insurance. Even the statistics reveal that a
family is 49 times more likely to lose a
home through loss of income than fire*.
The best way to ensure your family is always
financially secure is to take out the right
insurances, or update your existing policies
to accommodate your children.
Here are the three insurance covers
you should be thinking about, and ways
you can tailor them, to best prepare you
and your family for when the unexpected
1 2 3
– the younger the better
– be there when you need to
The earlier you invest in health insurance, Many parents would give up all work
the fewer policy exclusions you, or your commitments in a second to spend time with
child, is going to have. The idea is to get the a sick child as they went through treatment.
policy before anything has happened. Health Yet ongoing financial obligations can make the
insurance for a newborn is likely to cost around situation even more stressful. Trauma cover
the equivalent of a coffee a week, and will stay allows you and your child to focus on recovery
the same price until they are an adult. For most and nothing else.
health insurance providers, policy holders aren’t The main thing to remember is that ACC
considered adults until 21 years of age. only covers accidents and not illnesses. In the
If one continuous policy is maintained, event that you or a child is diagnosed with an
the child will never have to file a medical illness, trauma cover pays a lump sum to cover
declaration that could lead to exclusions. debt, purchase specialised equipment, pay for
Children are also able to have their own home modifications or provide additional care,
policy without a parent/caregiver having to among other things. You decide exactly how
be covered – this means your child can have the funds are used.
health insurance even if you don’t.
It’s worth noting that many insurance
Good health insurance cover means that providers also add children’s trauma cover to
your child has access to diagnostic testing, your policy for free, or for the equivalent of a
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Going from two incomes to one, even for a
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life insurance for the main income earner, and
severely underestimate the financial input of a
When you consider the financial
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juggle full-time work and childcare costs, the
cover begins to make sense.
Life insurance is a lump-sum pay-out in the
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King of Snake
The scrumptious selection of homemade baking
should be enough to tempt you to Pepperberry,
but the extensive range of sweet treats and
cabinet food is just the beginning. Experience
the mouth-watering breakfast and brunch dishes
created from fresh seasonal ingredients and you
won’t be disappointed.
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Under new management this year, Sala Sala has
reestablished itself as a mainstay in Christchurch’s
culinary landscape. The menu incorporates a
variety of Asian dishes, most notably Peking
duck. With crispy skin, the duck is served with
the traditional crepe-style pancakes and lashings
of plum sauce. A must-try!
142 Papanui Road
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
Be taken on a journey back in time at
Ancestral, where the cuisine of China is brought
into the modern day with New Zealand’s
outstanding produce. Drawing on the rich depth
of history and ancient traditions of this faraway
land, the chefs present diners with traditional
dishes that are destined to excite and tantalise
taste buds. Enjoy Taiwan-style bubble tea, classic
tender crystal chicken, traditional Sichuan spicy
noodle or simply a bottle of cold craft beer.
Share food, drinks and time together at a place
where every element – be it food, people or
service – matters.
35E Riccarton Road, 348 8876
Enjoy the best of traditional China street food
and barbecue right in the heart of the city,
at Celine’s Bar & Restaurant. Set upstairs in a
spacious, elegant and comfortable environment,
with warm service and a range of dishes
handcrafted by the team of chefs, putting a
unique twist on traditional Chinese fare. A
perfect spot for any occasion, whether you want
to impress business clients or contacts, host a
banquet to celebrate a special occasion. Enjoy a
relaxing cold beer on a lovely summer evening,
with a no rush as Celine is opento 3am.
Level one, 62 Manchester Street
Established in 2010, Red Bowl offers a variety
of Cantonese cuisine in a refreshing dining
atmosphere. The fully licensed BYO is a perfect
spot for a gathering of friends or family, with
a range of dishes to suit every taste. With an
expansive dining space, large parking area and
experienced staff, it can also cater for events
of up to 100. Red Bowl serves one of the
best Yum Cha in Canterbury at lunch which is
available until 3pm. As well as set menus and
a range of other lunch and dinner options. A
comprehensive take out menu is also offered.
57 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, 348 3688
Experience the best of Chinese cuisine in the
heart of Riccarton. This charming, modern
restaurant is excellent value and, despite its size,
boasts quick, good-natured service, low noise
levels and a literally joyful atmosphere. The fried
dumplings are a must-try, even touted by some
as the ‘best in Christchurch’. Joyful Restaurant
is more than a family-friendly or date-night kind
of place, it’s also your go-to destination for
functions, able to take bookings of up to 150
people. Joyful Restaurant is undoubtedly where
people go for great tasting, quality Asian food.
102 Riccarton Road, 341 6883
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
KING OF SNAKE
Experience mouth-watering Southeast Asian
cuisine with dishes designed to be shared.
Whether a first-time diner (where have you
been!) or coming back for more, prepare to be
impressed. Freshly house made crab, pork and
chilli dumplings with XO sauce is just one of the
amazing dishes at King of Snake.
145 Victoria Street, 365 7363
74 STYLE | food news
Words & Photography Vanessa Ortynsky
Christchurch has been spoiled with many new central city dining establishments over
the past few months. It’s easy to forget there are plenty of fantastic eateries popping up
outside the city as well. Visit Little Sister Café in Templeton for excellent coffee and
delicious eats. Otherwise, venture to Brew Moon Brewing Company in Amberley for
craft beer and gourmet pizza.
With summer just around the corner, Christchurch is seeing its fair share of foodie
pop-ups. New café The Anchorage has held a few pop-ups at The Crossing and the folk
behind Posh Porridge can be found at various locations throughout the central city in
addition to their regular stall at the Christchurch Farmers’ Market in Riccarton.
SPRITZ IT UP!
Come 5 o’clock, Aperol Spritz is our drink of
choice. The Italian aperitif is one part Aperol,
two parts Prosecco and served with plenty of
ice and a sliver of orange. The Last Word on
New Regent Street, the Mediterranean Food
Company and O.G.B are the best places in
town for this quintessential cocktail.
As more and more Kiwis are
cutting back on their meat
consumption, local eateries are
taking note and serving animalproduct-free
versions of traditional
Kiwi fare. At Portershed, a café
in Addington serving only vegan
food, you’ll find sausage rolls,
cream cakes and sandwiches in a
Dessert baos from Eightgrains
Baos have taken over New Zealand, but the latest trend
is of the sweeter variety. Dessert baos, available at Sister
Kong Bao House on Victoria Street and Eightgrains at
Little High, are the perfect ending to a scrumptious meal.
Wine of the month matched
with sumptuous food.
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Summer is the time for friends, fun and
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and share a bottle. Each sip will
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of spicy ginger.
Try with Japanese tasting
plates featuring vegetable
tempura with tsuyu dipping
sauce and miniature sushi
with traditional pickles
800 Harewood Rd (Airport End)
Monday - Friday 7:00am - 6:30pm
Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Phone: 359 2772
4/4 Troup Drive, Addington
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday - Sunday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Ph: 341 1110
410 Marshland Rd
Monday - Sunday
8:00am - 6:00pm
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IN THE HIGH COUNTRY
With a new head chef in charge, Terrace Downs Resort offers
foodies an enticing escape. Words Kate Preece
Corn-fed chicken breast with
pearl barley risotto and
world away from the stresses of the city,
A Terrace Downs Resort is a destination
not only for golfers and wedding parties, but
for foodies as well. With a new head chef
at the helm of Hunter’s Restaurant, and The
Café at Terrace Downs, now’s a great time
to venture inland and experience high-end
cuisine in the high country.
Chef Shane Avant returns to New Zealand
with a vast amount of experience gleaned
from locations around the globe. While he
cut his teeth at restaurants across Australia
and New Zealand, his experience in luxury
resorts has been honed in the Maldives at
Cocoa Island by Como, as well as Fiji, where
he worked for Vomo Island Resort and the
Hilton. Most recently he was based in the UK,
where he spent two years as the executive
development chef for Living Ventures,
overseeing upscale restaurant Australasia.
“One of my key achievements has been
opening and developing top properties
throughout the South Pacific, assisting them
to develop an exceptional reputation,” Shane
Making his mark on Terrace Downs,
Shane has already launched a new menu
for Hunter’s Restaurant and is proud to be
serving regionally-inspired cuisine to its diners.
He believes in simple food that enhances
the natural flavours of fresh produce and
For an idea of just what you could be
enjoying picture this: seared scallops with
cauliflower puree, truffle, crisp pancetta
and shaved cauliflower, followed by roasted
venison loin with carrot puree, truffled potato
croquette, pickled blackberries, and topped
off with dark chocolate marquise with berries,
honey comb and vanilla bean mascarpone…
It is easy to see why foodies are all abuzz!
However, it’s not just the evening options
that have been given a revamp; Shane has
unleashed his culinary expertise on The Café,
too. And, for those looking to bring a group
along, you’ll find the functions and wedding
menus just as tantalising, reflecting Shane’s
ethos as a chef:
“My goal is to create memories and
experiences that go beyond expectations,”
Whether it’s a long weekend staying at the
resort, a day of golfing, or simply a special
celebration, Terrace Downs not only delivers
on stunning scenery, but food that will have
you wishing you never had to leave.
Hunter’s Restaurant, Terrace Downs • 623 Coleridge Road, Windwhistle
03 318 6943 • email@example.com • www.terracedowns.co.nz
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RELISH THE SEASON
We’re taking a leaf out of Alex Davies’
cookbook and going to the garden to
pick the season’s best produce.
Watch for fresh flavours springing
onto menus like snow peas, wombok
and boysenberries. And, if your taste
runs hot, chillies, mountain pawpaw or
Come and try our TRADITIONAL
Alvarados is the essential destination for
experiencing true Mexican cuisine.
Open daily from 11.00am.
77 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch
Ph 03 374 4149
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Mona Vale HoMestead
Rebuilt brick by brick and once again
elegant in her heritage best, Mona Vale
Homestead & Pantry is welcoming
visitors for breakfast, brunch, lunch
and exquisite High Teas. Also ideal
for weddings, special occasions and
Open now 7am-5pm
40 Mona Vale Avenue,
03 341 7450
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RACECOURSE HOTEL &
Located opposite Riccarton Park, this
hotel offers great dining, Sports Bar (with
pool tables, SKY sport, gaming lounge,
TAB), Carbine Lounge and affordable
accommodation. Hoofbeats Restaurant
(famous for their roasts) open daily from
6.30am serving breakfast, lunch & dinner.
OPEN FROM 6.30AM FOR
CUP WEEK BREAKFAST,
LUNCH & DINNER
118 Racecourse Road,
Phone 03 342 7150
Located in the Cashmere Club, the
Riverview Restaurant offers quality,
affordable a la carte dining.
Specialists in events and special
occasions. No function too big or too
small. Private functions room available.
Dine al fresco on the sheltered patio.
NEW MENU ITEMS
Open for Lunch: Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun.
Open for Dinner from 5.30pm Tues to Sun.
(Closed Mon). Fully Licensed.
50 Colombo St, Christchurch. Ph: 03 332 0092
Members, guests & affiliates welcome
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
BAR & RESTAURANT
Embers has a stylish, cosy atmosphere,
filled with unique furnishings and
complete with its very own open fire pit.
Meals are crafted to share, enhancing a
social, family bonding and interactive
dining experience. Mezzanine floor
available for private functions.
OPEN FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH
Open Wednesday to Sunday
310 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui
Phone: 03 359 9586 www.papanuiclub.co.nz
Members, guests & affiliates welcome
An hour drive
Located upstairs in the New Brighton
Club, the Pierview Restaurant offers a
stunning panoramic view of the
Pegasus coastline and New Brighton
Pier. Irresistible a la carte menu,
excellent specials and now open for
Brunch on Sundays from 10.30am.
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday
from 5.30pm and
Sunday Brunch from 10.30am.
202 Marine Parade, New Brighton
Phone 03 388 8210
terrACe downs resort
Come and enjoy Christmas with us at
Terrace Downs Resort, some great food
to be eaten, live music to listen to and
a visit from Santa on Christmas Day!
Christmas Lunch Buffet on 24 Dec is
$89 ($29 under 12) 12:30 – 2:30pm
Buffet on 25 Dec is $110
($39 under 12) 11:00am-1:30pm,
Sunday Buffet (Adults $45pp, Kids u12
only $20) Popular Sunday buffet, every
*Bookings essential, call today: 03 318 6943
Extensive selection of dishes ranging
local favourites through to International
and Asian cuisine.
Also famous for delicious desserts.
Definitely something to satisfy any
BOOK YOUR PRE-CHRISTMAS
GET TOGETHER’S NOW!
Open daily for lunch and dinner
110 Marshland Road, Christchurch.
Ph 386 0088 www.gardenhotel.co.nz
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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
The Silver Dollar Bar &
Visit the Silver Dollar Bar & Restaurant
to experience a selection of fine wines, cold
beers and great food. The extensive lunch
& evening menu includes a variety of dishes,
both affordable satisfying meals as well as
‘Special Dishes’… Relax in comfort in either
the amazing indoor Bar & Restaurant or
large sunny & sheltered courtyard.
Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 11pm
Now open for breakfasts, Sunday’s 9am – 12pm
Bookings Essential. Ph 03 347 0386
871 Jones Rd, Rolleston
The Silver Dollar - the place that supports your community.
Tai Tapu HoTel
‘unique CounTry pub’
Fine food, friendly folk, fabulous scenery
and relaxed atmosphere. Sheltered
courtyard and outdoor areas, perfect for
dining or platters and wines.
A La Carte Restaurant
Open 7 Days
12pm to Last seating around 8pm
780 Old Tai Tapu Road
P: 03 329 6819
BEFORE DURING & AFTER
JOIN US AT THE
ENJOY A CHOICE OF BREAKFAST
WITH A GLASS OF PIPER HEIDSIECK
OR A PINT OF BEER
ASK A STAFF MEMBER TODAY ABOUT
BOOKING YOUR TABLE ADDINGTON 03-335 0095 / ROLLESTON 03-260 0866
CUP DAY BREKKIE, BUBBLY & BUS!
Tues 14th Nov. Return transport. $40pp.
CHRISTMAS SOCIALS / SET MENUS
FREE BUBBLY for bookings made by 10th Nov.
Contact us for further details
82 Rolleston Drive. Ph 03 347 4192
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs 4.30pm-Late.
Fri-Sun 12pm-Late. Follow us on Facebook
The Pedal Pusher
Let us spoil you on Cup Day with a
delicious champagne breakfast and ride
to and from town.
Make us your home away from home
and book your table today!
Open 7 days - 9am till Late
Ph 03 260 0866
55 Faringdon Boulevard, Rolleston
284-286 Lincoln Road, Addington
A taste of Italy right here in Selwyn...
Prebbleton’s best kept secret is a secret
no longer. The Milanese fully licenced
Italian restaurant and pizzeria is an
exceptional place to dine when you want
a taste of Italy. Fresh Pasta, Carbonara,
Spaghetti, to authentic Italian Pizzas. Dine
In or Takeaway.
Licensed/BYO wine only.
Private Functions available.
Cnr Springs & Marshs Road
407 Springs Road, phone 349 9652
(entrance on Marshs Road, behind Vege Shop)
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Dark chocolate marquise with
berries, honey comb and
vanilla bean mascapone
If you want a home-style
meal without having to cook,
Riverview Restaurant is for you.
Words Bridget Rutherford
Photography Charlie Rose Creative
Riverview Restaurant is hidden at the back
of The Cashmere Club on Colombo
Street, where there is also a bar, sporting
facilities, function areas and gardens.
It has a casual and relaxed feel, and the
waitresses working were friendly and efficient
in showing us to our table and taking our
When it came to deciding what to eat,
there wasn’t an overwhelming range to
choose from on the affordable menu – but
sometimes that can be more of a blessing
than a burden.
The warm breads with a selection of
house-made spreads and dips sounded
appealing to start with, or perhaps the lambs
fry for someone a bit more adventurous. But
I went for the beef croquettes – shredded
beef, covered in crumbs and deep-fried –
while my dining partner chose the butterfly
prawns. The prawns were marinated in a tasty
mild chilli and garlic sauce.
A popular dish at the restaurant was the
roast of the day, which in this instance was
While I was tempted to order that, or the
classic beer-battered fsh and chips, I decided
to try the fish of the day – deep sea perch –
which was pan seared and grilled, and served
with broccoli, potato, pumpkin and cauliflower
and a cheese sauce. This was prepared as I
myself would have done at home and it was
nice not to have to do so. My partner chose
the pulled pork burger, which is always a safe
and popular option. It was served on a timber
chopping board with wedges, dipping sauces
and slaw on a ciabatta bun.
The sticky date pudding we had to finish
was the winner of the evening. The classic
dessert was served with vanilla ice cream,
whipped cream and fresh fruit on the side
to balance out the hot toffee sauce. It was a
real crowd-pleaser and a nice way to finish a
Riverview Restaurant • The Cashmere Club • 50 Colombo Street
332 0092 • www.cashmereclub.co.nz
Carolyne Grant, Jules Mark, Christine Korako
Allen Wilson, Olivia and Lily Hadfield
Janet Taylor Murphy, Clare Beer
SCAPE OPENING AT
STUDIO 125 GALLERY
Merivale luxuriated in a bath of golden sunlight as afternoon
transformed into evening, the glow suffusing the interior of Studio
125 Gallery. The gathering crowd drifted between the various rooms,
admiring the works and making time to meet and chat. Rich colours along
with bold shapes tugged at and teased the eyes and imaginations, both
stimulating and satisfying. Outside, the crunch of feet on the snow-white
gravel signalled the burgeoning party in the courtyard, where guests basked
in the gentle twilight. A brilliant end to the day.
Dr David and Joy Coles
Heather and Neville Brown
Kate Patchett, Sally Wynn-Williams, Lynnie Garrett
Michelle Callaghan, Nettles Lamont
WEDDINGS & RACES
phone: 03 374 5858
363 lincoln road, addington
mon - fri 9am - 5pm saturday 10am-4pm
sunday 10am – 2pm
Lynn Woods, Michelle Anderson
Oksana Nykytenko, Svetlana Robinson
Ali McGregor, Lois Spence
Karen Ryall, Dianne Chaney
LYNN WOODS FASHION SHOW
Jane Sherriff, Shelagh Murray
The magic of fabric, cut, bent and stitched to enhance the wearer, to take her to the
land where dreams of elegance do come true, was cast at Lynn Woods early one
golden spring evening. Awaiting guests, as they entered the boutique, was a glittering
presentation of fashion and a generously laden board of comestibles. As friends met
and conversed, they also surveyed the racks of garments which seductively called to
the style centre of the soul. The marvellous party was the perfect way to prepare for the
refreshment of one’s wardrobe, as spring trembles bashfully on the edge of summer.
Loryn Kazianis, Amanda Irving
Nicola Fitzsimmons, Shayle Fleming
Laura Palamino de Forbes,
Honor and Clara Forbes
Gill Walker, Jane Jones, Cheryl Avery
Bill, Chris and Sam Atkinson
Mary-Pat and Paul Heveldt
ST GEORGE’S CANCER INSTITUTE
CHARITY VARIETY CONCERT
Music blazed around the ultra modern interior of the Transitional Cathedral,
but where the songs of praise are usually heard, tunes of other descriptions
were being pumped out. Trumpets sounded as the brass band ignited the
atmosphere and the programmed pieces alternated between both the sacred
and secular. Opera contrasted with traditional Celtic folk as a company of
youthful dancers brought a dizzying energy to the concert. All this jollity was a
fundraiser in support of St George’s Cancer Institute.
Bernie and Michelle Lagan
28 FEB - 2 MAR 2018, HORNCASTLE ARENA
Kim and Matilda Booth, Rebecca Tavete
Phil Jones, Maria Scott-Toft
PIER LAW NEW BRIGHTON
Bill and Jock Herbison
Within earshot of the mighty Pacific Ocean terminating its
journey from the Americas on the shore at New Brighton,
Pier Law threw a party to celebrate the company’s new office.
From far and wide, clients and friends came to join the festivities
and partake in some truly remarkable and imaginative catering.
Despite the dull weather, the mood was uplifted with everyone’s
spirits and hopes for the future high and happy.
Andrew Swift, Linda de Paor
Sarah Tuiletufuga, Renee Dey
Claudia Watts, Carmel Gregan-Ford, Rae Thomas
Bryony Simcock, Sue Idiens
Olivia Smart, Lisa Clark
Rebecca Allan, Katrina Dyne
Carrie Innes, Sarah Platt
GRACI FOUNDATION FUNDRAISER
Around 80 people gathered to make merry and although it was a small party, it
was fired with enthusiasm. One of the most potent weapons in the fight against
gynaecological cancers is money and replenishing the financial arsenal was the purpose
of the evening. The Graci Foundation welcomed guests to the festivities where the drinks
and canapés passed by in a never-ending procession as dulcet music filled the air.
The merriment was but a brief respite, as the battle to rid women from these horrible
diseases continues with dedication, determination and thanks to people such as those
who attended, generous donations.
Belinda and Tim Barclay
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• Free Dental Care for
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• ACC Treatment Provider
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Mary-Clare Clemence B.D.S. | Roly Tennekoon B.DSc.
186 Main North Road, Redwood, Christchurch
Phone: 03 352 6186 or 03 352 6187 | Fax: 03 352 6180
Mon 8.30am - 5pm
Tue 9am - 5pm
Wed 9am - 5pm
Thurs 9am - 5pm
Fri 8am - 4.30pm
sat 9am - 4.30pm
Kate Taylor, Samantha O’Neill
Claudia Elze Weersing, Juanita O’Connell
Jo Bremford, Cindy Smythe
FASHION FOR A CURE
Car headlights glinted in the puddles which sat like tarnished silver
platters on the pavement. Pedestrians scurried under a barrage
of illuminated raindrops which hung like a curtain of liquid diamonds
draping the door of Euromarque. Within the palace of motoring finery,
the tune of cocktail glasses touching in toast rang like church bells
on a Sunday morning, calling the faithful not to prayer but to witness
fine fashion, of which there was an abundance. Breast Cancer Cure
staged the show, boldly reiterating their mission to purge the world of
this vile plague.
Sarah Roberts, Sarah Thom
Beth Davies, Alan Cowie
Jenny Joblin, Andrea Moore
Nicky Vincent, Greta Henley
Jason Bonham, Jade Patel, Dedan Percy
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Over 10 days and 11 nights this January, the
World Buskers Festival is set to light up the city
with incredible street theatre. Headline acts this
summer include Tape Face, Le Gateau Chocolat,
The Topp Twins, Urzila Carlson, Ginger Minj and
Ali McGregor. We have tickets for you and three
friends to enjoy a night at Ali McGregor’s show
Decadence at the beautiful Christchurch Arts
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We have two copies of Coming
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WINE AND DINE
Sip, savour and taste your way around 40
wineries, 30 gourmet food producers and nine
top local restaurants at the South Island Wine
and Food Festival in Hagley Park on Saturday,
December 2. See top local chefs in action in the
Chefs Kitchen, learn something new at a free wine
tasting seminar or kick back to a live music line-up
featuring the Black Seeds. This month one lucky
winner will receive a double pass to the festival
valued at $97.
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