Style: March 01, 2019

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MARCH 2019

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15 REPORT

Business Leaders Tackle

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y the age of two, children innately know their way

around a tablet as if it were one of life’s necessities. Most

of us are still fighting against the notion that such a thing be a

key part of today’s childhood, yet, there’s perhaps more to it

than we appreciate.

They’re teaching coding and robotics to primary school

children. I suppose, when you consider the rate at which

technology is accelerating, you can understand why.

Automation will see the end to many jobs familiar to us

today, with certain professions heading the way of dial-up

internet and landlines.

Fortunately for Canterbury kids, they’re in the right place

to board a technology train that could not only see them as

not only irreplaceable in their vocation, but tackling the final

frontier. Gaynor Stanley has been delving into the very savvy

world that is develping in the ‘Garden City’, where the space

race has adopted a new meaning.

If it all sounds too much, take a breather and go hygge

(hue-geh). The Scandinavians have defined such an enviable

style of living, and this is but another cosy component. I

must admit that the rainy Sunday afternoon I spent with my

husband and my parents, poring over a 1000-piece puzzle,

with the fire going and cosy blankets to hand, was very good

for the soul. One child was playing with Lego and the other

was on a device... I wonder which one’s the future leader?

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INSIDE WORD

The Food Show

Lily Mae

DISCOVER

To get the most out of this year’s The Food Show (April

5-7, Christchurch), get your sticky paws on an Explorer

Pass. In extremely limited numbers, these $50 tickets will

not only provide a goodie bag full of treats, exclusive deals

and a wine glass, but coffee and beer vouchers and frontrow

seats in the NEFF Cooking Theatre.

Cheese fiends will be clapping their crackers together in

appreciation to hear the Canterbury Cheesemongers

are set to open at 3 Settlers Crescent, Ferrymead. Ideal

for those who can’t always make it to the Christchurch

Farmers’ Market.

The 2018 winner of Ballantynes’ biennial ‘Bring it to the

Boardroom’ competition is set to have her children’s

clothing collection sold exclusively by the department

store from March 6. From a pool of 80 applicants, full-time

teacher and mother-of-two Delwyn Wright came out the

victor with Lily Mae, a brand made in Christchurch using

natural fibres. The autumn/winter range boasts vintage

florals and navy wool tied back with dusky pinks. Faux fur

vests and a range of woollen coats will keep your little one

snug this winter.

INDULGE

Whittaker’s is putting the controversy back into

chocolate thanks to a collaboration with Plunket.

Coconut Ice Surprise is a new flavour that comes in

two colours – you guessed it, pink and blue. Boasting

the same flavour of white chocolate with desiccated

coconut, the sweet kick is that 20c of every block goes

to Plunket’s ‘Raise a Bundle’ campaign, funding the

support of new families all over New Zealand.

Reminisce with your kids by celebrating Sesame Street’s

50th anniversary with a pair of playful Puma slides that

feature Elmo and the Cookie Monster. Come on, how

can you resist? redrat.co.nz

At the recently opened distillery, tasting room and

cellar door that is The Spirits Workshop (11 Sandyford

Street, Christchurch), you can get the full lowdown on

how gin and whisky is made. Take the tour and go on a

delicious journey of discovery.


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INSIDE WORD

Bic Runga

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French Concession

EXPERIENCE

To mark International Women’s Day, five venues will

host more than 20 of the country’s finest female artists.

The Milk and Honey Festival brings Bic Runga and

French Concession to Blue Smoke, Christchurch, and Mel

Parsons and Dana Sipos to Sherwood, Queenstown, on

March 8. milkandhoneyfestival.co.nz

In the market for more local talent? The Tannery

Autumn Market (March 23) will showcase home-grown

craft and design, fantastic food vendors and tunes by

Ryan Ferris. Those lovely boutiques will have promos too!

A group of experienced musos, including Fiona Pears, Ali

Haper, Graham Wardrop and the New Zealand Army

Band, are gifting their time to raise funds for those set to

ensure winter on our city streets. One hundred per cent

of the proceeds raised at The Gift of Music (March 30,

Christchurch Transitional Cathedral) will go to registered

charity Street Wise, who will distribute the funds.

The M Factor Fashion Show is celebrating its 10th

anniversary, on April 4 at The Tannery. In support of the

Ronald McDonald House South Island, the family friendly

event showcases the likes of Anna Stretton, Trelise

Cooper, Kathryn Wilson, Working Style, Augustine and

many more. Models include members of families who

have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House.

The University of Otago is marking 150 years with a long

string of events worthy of busting out the kilt. Queen’s

Birthday Weekend boasts everything from fireworks to

rugby, while there’s the Anniversary Gold Ball on August

10 and the UNESCO Play Festival September 13-20. See

what brings out your blue and yellows at otago.ac.nz


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MARCH 6

TOWN HALL ORGAN GRAND

RE-OPENING CONCERTS

Christchurch Town Hall

MARCH 15 & 16

ID DUNEDIN FASHION 20TH

BIRTHDAY SHOW

Regent Theatre, Dunedin

APRIL 5-7

THE FOOD SHOW

Horncastle Arena,

Christchurch

MUSIC & ARTS

1 – 12 American Express Openair

Cinemas (Christchurch)

From Bohemian Rhapsody to How To Train

Your Dragon: The Hidden World, take your

movie watching – and seating – outdoors.

Rauora Park

4

Bianca Del Rio: It’s Jester Joke

The comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag

Race champion tells tales of her travels

and the outrageous circus that is her life.

Isaac Theatre Royal

7 & 10

Greg Johnson – Every Song Has A Story

Each song in intimate duo mode, with

special guest guitarist Ben King.

7: Fifty Gorillas, Dunedin

10: Sherwood, Queenstown

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Six60

The most played artist in NZ on Spotify

this year, Six60 returns to its roots.

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

Until 16

Elling

Starring Mark Hadlow and Ross Gumbley

as two middle-aged misfits forced to

make it work living together in a statesponsored

apartment in Oslo, or return

to the institution where they met.

The Court Theatre, Christchurch

16 & 17

Comedy Night with Paul Ego and

Justine Smith

16: SkyCity Queenstown

17: Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar,

Wanaka

22

Broods

The Nelson-bred, LA-based duo celebrate

the release of their third album, Don’t

Feed the Pop Monster.

Christchurch Town Hall

23 & 26

Kevin Fraser Live: Leave The World

Behind 2019

Using stereotypical South African

personas, Kevin is bringing his unique

blend of comedy and music to NZ.

23: Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

26: SkyCity Queenstown

29 March – 7 April

We Will Rock You

Showbiz Christchurch presents this

futuristic comedy based around more

than 24 of Queen’s biggest hits.

Isaac Theatre Royal

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The Gift of Music

Fiona Pears, Ali Harper, Graham Wardrop

and the NZ Army Band raise funds for

Street Wise to keep our city’s homeless

warm this winter.

Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch

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CSO – West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and

memorable songs, alongside the newly remastered

film with the original vocals and

dialogue intact.

Christchurch Town Hall

30 March – 27 April

EQ F@#%ing C

In this daring comedy, a tenacious young

couple use their Portaloo to kidnap the

man who could save or cement their

shaky future… Canterbury Earthquake

Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee.

The Court Theatre, Christchurch

SPORTS

2

Heineken Urban Polo

Three adrenaline-filled 30-minute polo

games, live music from hottest DJs, plus

on and off field entertainment.

Hagley Park North

9

Macpac Motatapu

A bucket-list off-road event for everyone

from elite athletes to have-a-crack

characters.

Wanaka

16 – 20

Test Series: Blackcaps v Bangladesh

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

23

Nitro Circus – You Got This

FMX and BMX riders break the laws

of gravity.

Christchurch Stadium

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Manly Sea Eagles v Vodafone Warriors

Round three of the NRL Telstra

Premiership.

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SKY’S NO LIMIT

FOR OUR NEW BUSINESS THINKERS

Gaynor Stanley spoke with some thought-leaders around town as to why Christchurch is

soaring towards the stratosphere when it comes to tech industries and entrepreneurs.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, a new

business scene has been quietly emerging in the

resurgent Christchurch and making noise loud enough

for the world to hear. Gone are the days when the old

boys’ network, or your school or suburb were paramount

influences to succeed in business; today, it is more about

what you can contribute to a new breed of industries and

social enterprises putting Christchurch, representing New

Zealand, in the global spotlight.

The city is now New Zealand’s second largest tech

centre, after Auckland. “Canterbury tech industries

contribute $2.4 billion to the GDP and employ over

15,000 people,” says Canterbury Tech chair David Carter.

A hallmark, he says, is that this region has relatively few

companies generating massive revenues, like the Xeros

of the world. Instead the local tech sector is made up of

a large number of small- to mid-size companies across a

wide variety of business domains. “This gives us resilience;

we don’t have all our eggs in one basket.”

As well, a large number of foreign companies have

development centres in Christchurch, partly a legacy of

local companies exiting and selling to foreign entities.

“Reassuringly, they haven’t subsequently moved the

development back to the US or offshore to China or

ABOVE: The International Space Station under construction above New Zealand in 2006 – the same year local space entrepreneur

Mark Rocket bought his ticket to space aboard Virgin Galactic. Since then, Mark has co-founded pioneering

New Zealand business Rocket Lab and last year launched his latest venture in Christchurch. Image courtesy of NASA.


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Michael Read, CEO of

Skybase, addressing the

latest packed Christchurch

Aerospace Centre meetup.

India. They’ve seen significant value in the extremely

talented development resource that we have available

locally,” says David, referring to companies like Verizon,

which bought fleet tracking software firm Telogis, and

Insight Venture Partners, which purchased another

software firm Diligent.

He attributes Canterbury’s tech success to “amazing

tertiary institutions producing world-class engineers”,

Christchurch’s relatively cheap cost of living compared to

other major centres and fantastic lifestyle opportunities

to attract talent. “We also don’t suffer from the tyranny

of distance that Auckland does, which means we have

a very connected technology community. We have an

active angel investment community and the support for

startups

is world-class.”

While he believes Canterbury is not likely to overtake

Auckland anytime soon, due to the large disparity in

population size, David does believe “a doubling of

our tech sector within the next five to 10 years is

not unrealistic”.

HEALTH TECH AND AEROSPACE FLYING HIGH

Christchurch has particular strength in health IT and

medical device companies and the city played host last

year to the national Emerging Tech in Health event. “Our

local District Health Board is known globally as being

extremely innovative and forward-thinking and this has

played no small part in the development of some worldclass

companies such as Orion Health and ARANZ

medical,” says David.

We also have a nascent aerospace industry with

the NZ Space Challenge being launched and run from

Christchurch and the Christchurch Aerospace Centre

initiated last year by one of New Zealand’s space

pioneers Mark Rocket. (Yes, really. Mark changed his

surname by deed poll in 2000 and says it has become an

affirmation of an area he’s always been interested in.)

Mark was seed investor and co-Director, with Peter

Beck, of Rocket Lab from 2007 to 2011, and is on first

name terms with Sir Richard Branson as he was the

first New Zealander to sign up for a Virgin Galactic

flight, back in 2006. Virgin Galactic has commenced its

test flights and Mark hopes commercial flights will start

within a year or so. Meanwhile, he’s moved south to

begin his second aerospace venture in Christchurch,

Kea Aerospace, which is a research partner with the

University of Canterbury developing projects from

prototype through to commercialisation. Mark has

also instigated regular Aerospace Centre meetups that

have quickly grown to standing room only. Six founding

aerospace businesses, supported by ChristchurchNZ,

NZ Trade and Enterprise and the New Zealand Space

Agency, are leading the way to grow the economic

wealth and aerospace capability of Christchurch.

“In the same way that Christchurch is a main gateway

to the Antarctic, in the future Christchurch could be

a significant southern hemisphere gateway to space,”

says Mark. “There are already dozens of companies in

Canterbury working in the aerospace industry – from

a manufacturer of high-performance cryocoolers for

NASA [Fabrum as part of the Mars Lander project],

to a developer of ‘beyond line of sight’ unmanned

vehicles [Skybase] through to component contractors

to Rocket Lab.

“If Christchurch develops a cohesive city aerospace

strategy, before 2030 we could easily see hundreds of

aerospace companies emerge providing thousands of

jobs. A facet of that strategy could be developing launch

and test facilities in Canterbury.”


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The partnership between Ara Institute of Canterbury and the

Ministry of Awesome sees the latter now based in Kahukura,

Ara’s Engineering and Architectural Studies building.

WHAT’S FUELLING CANTERBURY

TECH START-UPS?

Exciting partnerships between tertiary

institutions and the community are fast-tracking

high potential local start-ups.

• The University of Canterbury has established

the XStart Accelerator programme

• Ara is in partnership with Ministry of Awesome

• In the AgTech space, Lincoln University has

the Blinc Innovation centre

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UNEARTHED BY THE QUAKES

David Carter’s predecessor at Canterbury Tech, Michael

Trengrove, commented in a 2016 report that the terrible

circumstances brought upon by the earthquakes led to

the development of some exceptional initiatives and

forced our local tech sector to share more knowledge, be

bolder and think bigger.

Another who attributes the earthquakes to a

transformation in the way Christchurch ticks is Parry Fields

lawyer Steven Moe, who says the changing culture of the

genteel Christchurch he grew up in is one of the reasons

he moved back in 2016 after 11 years overseas living in

Tokyo, London and Sydney.

“I was doing major deals and helping many wealthy

people become wealthier and I kind of came to a

realisation that maybe this isn’t what I wanted. Maybe I

wanted to live more with no regrets,” says Steven. So he

and his wife decided to move back home with their four

children and, since coming back, he has been focused on

ways that business can combine profit with purpose and

writing a book on social enterprise. “It’s been a fascinating

journey to learn more about this idea of taking the heart of

charity and the mind of business and fusing them together

to create social enterprise.”

Discovering many other likeminded locals challenging

ways of doing things, open to new ideas and “thinking

beyond how much money can I make”, Steven launched

his weekly podcast Seeds to interview, so far, 85 mainly

Canterbury locals leading what he terms “lives of positive

impact”.

“The quakes shook up the earth and buildings and

they also shook up the way people think. A key thing

that people are realising is that maybe it’s their time to

try something new and that now is their greatest shot at

succeeding.”

It’s this realisation of the temporary nature of life that

has caused many people to reprioritise what they value, he

says, and to proactively build a new culture alongside the

new buildings and infrastructure.

LEADING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

MARS Bioimaging is a local superstar leading the world in nextgeneration

colour X-ray technology with its incredible advances in

medical scanners. With 300 million people getting a CT scan around

the world, getting better information, less invasively on cancers,

cardiac conditions, and bone calcium levels and how these conditions

respond to treatment is hugely impactful and satisfying work for good.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that in 30 years all medical imaging will

be in colour,” says Professor Anthony Butler, who co-founded the

Christchurch firm with his father Professor Phil Butler, who also founded

Science Alive. The company has grown from just the two of them in

2007 to 50 people partly because of the Christchurch environment that

fosters multi-disciplinary work because everyone knows each other.

Camia Young’s Collett’s Corner is a community-owned property

development initiative in Lyttelton, which Steven Moe describes as

bumping up against current conceptions of property ownership in a

radical way. The building has been developed in close collaboration

with the community after a design competition and will include an

extraordinary 22% public space alongside a wellness centre, retail and

apartments. In just a few weeks over $150,000 has been committed to a

crowdfunding campaign closing March 21 to kickstart the next phase of

the project and get the building out of the ground.

Kilmarnock Enterprises’ Michelle Sharp is empowering people with

disabilities by employing 100 staff.

Profits from Alanna and Pete Chapman’s 27seconds wine go to

reduce human slavery in SE Asia.

Cookie Time founder Michael Mayell has now set up Nutrient

Rescue to ensure more Kiwis get our ‘five a day’ of fruit and vegetables

and avoid micronutrient-poor diets he says contribute to the modern

epidemics of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and dementia.

ABOVE: Collett’s Corner

crowdfunded property development

in Lyttelton, image courtesy

Warren and Mahoney


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A 3D MARS Bioimaging

image of a wrist,

completed with watch,

showing part of the

finger bones in white

and soft tissue in red.

Potential

investors

gather at

the Collett’s

Corner

crowdfunding

launch.

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Seequent’s geological modelling tool Leapfrog Works is being used by Golder on the West Gate Tunnel Project under construction in Melbourne.

LOCAL HEROES

Seequent, named Supreme Winner in the 2018 New

Zealand International Business Awards, is a global

leader in the development of visual data science

software and collaborative technologies. Formed in

2004, the Christchurch firm’s 3D modelling products,

like Leapfrog, enable clients to uncover valuable

insights from complex geotechnical data to ultimately

make better decisions about their earth, environment

and energy challenges. Formerly ARANZ Geo,

Seequent has evolved to acquire three other

companies and offer technology solutions for many

industries, including road and rail tunnel construction,

groundwater detection and management, geothermal

exploration, resource evaluation and estimation,

subterranean storage of spent nuclear fuel, mining

and more.

ARANZ Medical, arose out of the Applied Research

Associates NZ Ltd, a private R&D organisation that

developed an innovative handheld 3-D laser scanner

and ground-breaking software to model very large

3-D datasets for the worldwide market.

Datacom, the firm handling many of our salaries and

wages, began in Christchurch 50 years ago, is still

New Zealand’s largest tech company and now one of

Asia Pacific’s leading locally-owned IT-based service

providers.

Tait Communications, a forerunner on the

Christchurch tech scene starting in 1969 as

Tait Electronics with its groundbreaking radio

communications, today Tait employs more than 650

people around the world and exports around 95% of

products from Christchurch.

RISING STARS

Orbica was founded in 2017 to explore technology

frontiers in the geospatial industry, using powerful

location data to evolve the mapping of the world

around us in projects like hyper-realisation imaging of

Antarctica from satellites. Within a year its big thinkers’

pioneering work saw Orbica beat 220 other start-ups

from around the world with its pitch to automate

build progress reporting through geospatial artificial

intelligence (GeoAI). In September 2018 it was named

as One to Watch in the Deloitte Fast 50 and in

October for its enviable client base, technology exports

and office in Germany.

Skybase is sending the dreaded drone in far more

positive directions with former jetpack pilot Michael

Read’s vision of Beyond Light of Sight flights. These

take pilots out of the cockpits to fly unmanned

drones autonomously from Christchurch anywhere

in the world – with the intention of advancing drone

technology to improve our lives by assisting in areas

like search and rescue and farming.

Electric Air is taking the idea of electric cars to the

sky with ambitious plans to bring the first electric light

aircraft to New Zealand. Gary Freedman is a renewable

energy specialist and private pilot and says New

Zealand is ideal because of our high rate of renewable

energy (85%), one of the highest proportions of short

haul flights in the world, large number of recreational

and light aircraft and innovative and flexible Civil

Aviation Authority. In particular, he sees Christchurch

as the future hub because of the vision of bodies like

ChristchurchNZ to focus on an innovation sector.


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We talk to Georgia Benton (Year 13), who is

part-way through the two-year programme.

What made you decide to study for the International

Baccalaureate Diploma?

My personal philosophy is one of continual self-improvement

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THE START-UP

ROUND-UP

Christchurch is absolutely buzzing with start-up businesses.

There is some seriously impressive home-grown talent right on our doorstep.

Words Ella James

THE KITE PROGRAM

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The Kite Program (thekiteprogram.com) is an app for

mothers, created by a mother. Ask any mother or father if

parenting is hard, the answer will invariably be “Oh yes”. So,

founder and mother-of-two, Hannah Hardy-Jones created

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following a career in HR, the new mum felt as though

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Their other-worldly experiences are popping up all

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people to new and exciting places for purposes

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What state is the Christchurch real estate market in today?

As always, Christchurch has a very stable market overall. There

has been a slight increase in the average time it takes to sell

and it’s fair to say it’s not a hot market, although many of our

properties have had strong competition.

What should vendors be aware of when it comes to

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A NEW DAWN

The Christchurch Town Hall is once again the place that

commands attention, not just for the performances that resound within,

but for the commanding architecture throughout.

Words Richard Dalman

Those familiar carpets look brand new, joining 2100sqm of marble and 2500sqm of timber flooring in the restored Christchurch Town Hall.

Christchurch has lost many great buildings as

a result of the Canterbury earthquakes. The

Lyttelton Tunnel building by Peter Beaven, The Press

building by Armson, Collins and Harman, and the

Catholic Cathedral by Francis Petre are a few that

come to mind, although the latter still has a chance to

be repaired.

For a long time, the Christchurch Town Hall was

at risk due to the considerable structural damage

incurred, and the high cost to strengthen and

reinstate.

I remember quite a debate at the time as to

whether the cost was going to be worth it. I can tell

you, now that it has opened, it most definitely is! I

was a strong supporter of repairing the Town Hall

and, having visited last month before its reopening, I

feel so glad that I was.

If you are a regular reader of this column you will

know that I am a fan. The unashamedly modernist

architecture of 1972 makes no apologies. Raw

concrete, stone aggregate-faced concrete panels, 600

copper fins and glass form the exterior palette.

The form of the building is derived from the

internal floor plans of the individual spaces and the

volume of space required for each of them, such that

the three main wings extending out from the main

entrance area create their own individual architecture.

The oval-shaped Douglas Lilburn Auditorium breaks

out above its octagonal concrete base with its paired

columns that feature around the building, the James

Hay Theatre’s fly tower extends to the sky promoting

its theatre function, and the glazed restaurant and

Limes Room extend out over the Avon and open up

to Victoria Square and the community.

On my recent visit I was delighted to see how

much attention to conserving the original architecture

there had been. All of the timber work, the Pat Hanly

mural, and even the spikey ceiling mouldings in the

foyer that project towards you from above were

removed, refurbished off-site and reinstated.


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Final touches to the

Auditorium before its

reopening, courtesy

of Warren and

Mahoney.

There has been considerable strengthening,

including the replacement of most of the structural

columns, with their new concrete finish exactly

replicating the originals.

Where new exposed steel was required it has

been generally well integrated into the building. For

instance, just look at how the new steel supports

sit comfortably with the original structure in the

Limes Room.

As well as the restoration and rebuild, the

Town Hall has benefited from many modern

enhancements, such as the latest integrated

technologies, retractable theatre seating, a full

commercial kitchen, improved accessibility,

extensive heating and cooling systems, and

reconfigured backstage facilities.

The acoustics have always been one of the

Town Hall’s key attributes. The lateral reflection of

sound in the auditorium was a key concept new

to any auditorium around the world. I recall the

acoustic engineer, Sir Harold Marshall, in a lecture

at architecture school telling us how on opening

night he asked the audience to be quiet while he

dropped a pin on the stage, then he asked for a

show of hands for who heard it. To his delight, just

about everyone put their hand up!

The original Town Hall design was by Warren

and Mahoney, a Christchurch firm that won

the commission in a nationwide architectural

competition. It is quite fitting that the same

company has led the re-opening project over the

last three years. Project Principal Peter Marshall

says: “The strengthening and restoration of the

Town Hall is a significant moment in the rebuild

of Christchurch. Completed nearly 50 years ago,

it has hosted a vast array of events, occasions,

and performances, and frequently referred to as

Christchurch’s ‘living room’.

“As well as being regarded as an architectural

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the top 10 auditorium spaces in the world due to

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River view of the Town Hall soon after its completion in 1972, courtesy of Warren and Mahoney.

“Completion of the building is

testament to the vision of the council,

the commitment of the design

team, and the efforts of countless

contractors who have undertaken this

complex project,” says Peter Marshall.

For me, the newly opened

Christchurch Town Hall is one of the

post-earthquakes success stories. It

is both a pleasure and privilege to

have the old lady up and running

again – to experience the variety of

well-crafted spaces, to see shows and

attend events, to remember the good

times had in the building, and to now

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community collective memories.

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A shout out

and a word

of praise!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, as

we navigate our way through the first few

months of the year.

Some of that is directly due to a recent

set of experiences and my observations

of how individuals perform when they

are encouraged and praised. I know

there’s nothing earth-shattering in

that observation, but there’s definitely

something compelling.

Praise is defined as: The expression of approval

or admiration for someone or something.

And here’s the connection:

Over the past weekend, I attended an event

to support friends who were taking part in a

regional sports challenge. Having seen them

through their various transitions, I was off to find

a spot on one of the backroads where I could

wholeheartedly cheer them on.

What I got to experience has given me a whole

new insight into the value of praise because,

on my small corner of the course, I was able

to acknowledge and cheer on some 200

athletes. The reaction to a simple sentence of

encouragement was profound. To a man (and

woman) many of the competitors picked their

pace up, took the time to nod or smile and even

(despite the difficulty of that moment in the

event) shout out a quick ‘thank you’. All of us felt

better for the exchange. It made me wonder

how often we hinder each other’s progress by

not positively acknowledging good work or

offering praise based on a positive action.

At this time of the year we are preparing for

business planning, one of the most significant

and serious parts of our annual calendar.

Inevitably, we spend time analysing different

aspects of the year, including our strengths,

challenges and opportunities. Being in business,

the opportunity to berate yourself for missing

a target or botching a new process – or

interacting without always considering the 100

other agendas – is always on the cards but the

simple experience of being praised for the items

done well goes a long way.

A Stamford professor, Carol Dweck, has spent

some 40 years studying the growth mindset

and the part praise plays in it. Although her

studies captured the responses of children

when praised, I think the passage of years

doesn’t make too much difference.

So, make someone’s day by offering genuine

encouragement and praise. For me, that shout

out goes to homeowners, especially those that

assist in the transaction process by heeding

the recommendations of their property

professionals and remaining open to measured,

well-considered feedback.

Like the cyclists I watched climbing steep

hills, I also get to work with some consultants

climbing incredible mountains of their own.

Here’s to that ascent being praiseworthy and

wholehearted whilst they deliver results for

their clients.

And, as far as the business planning we

have ahead of us goes, another sportsbased

analogy comes to mind:

Strengthen the core and disrupt the edges.

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LUXE LIVING

Five ludicrous ways to splash that cash.

Words Ella James

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Signing on the dotted line has never felt so good.

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of high-quality products from its base in Turin,

Italy. Among them, and still in production today,

is the $1.9-million-dollar Diamante fountain pen,

encrusted with 30 carats of De Beers diamonds

and boasting an 18ct gold nib. Don’t all go

rushing in though – there’s only one of these

beauties made each year. At least you get the

option of having it personalised – with your coat

of arms or perhaps a return address in case you

lose a pen worth more than your house.

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All in the name of Super Bowl Sunday.

At the time of writing, social media was buzzing with

all things Super Bowl. Celebrities filled our screens with

posts of themselves in the colours and jerseys of the

team they support, while we all awaited that infamous

half-time show (namely Maroon 5).

Naturally, the crescendo of NFL’s calendar conjured

up quite the crowd. A crowd that isn’t afraid to cough

up in order to support their team. While suites can

cost upwards of $100,000, even a regular seat costs an

average of $6346, so a trip to the Super Bowl is sure

to leave your bank account a shell of its former self – a

hard pill to swallow should your team underperform.

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SPRAY AWAY

An artist makes his mark.

Now, graffiti on the side of a garage in South Wales, UK

hardly screams luxury, but budding art collectors should

hear us out.

In a small Welsh town just one week before

Christmas, a steel worker named Ian Lewis woke up to

a rather interesting new addition to his garage wall – a

spray-painted image of a child catching what looks like

a snowflake on his tongue. Then, on the other side of

the wall, an image dictates that it is not a snowflake, but

ash; a political statement about the pollution from local

factories and the effect that it has on the residents of

the town. It was soon confirmed that it was, of course,

the work of famous street artist Banksy.

If you’re thinking about taking your art collection up a

notch with the addition of this pimped out garage wall,

then you’ve missed your slot. Said wall has since been

purchased by a collector of Banksy pieces for $189,581.

Ample reimbursement for having your wall vandalised,

we think. But hey, perhaps Banksy will tag your wall

with a priceless piece of art soon.

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GET HYGGE WITH IT

It’s hard to pronounce (hue-geh) and even harder to describe but the Danish concept

of hygge is worth getting cosy with as we approach the cooler months.

Words Gaynor Stanley

You’ve likely seen references to hygge in your favourite

homewares outlets and wondered just what does

that mean? Cosiness comes close to describing hygge, but

stops short of fully embracing the warm and openhearted

atmosphere that every Dane feels quintessentially at

home with. So entrenched in Denmark’s culture are

things hyggeligt that Denmark is actively pushing for hygge

to be given World Heritage status by UNESCO.

I sought clarification from my Danish friend, Janni, who

introduced me to hygge when she was a young traveller

pining for its genial values in brash Sydney 15 years ago.

Now all grown up, for Janni hygge is all about sharing

good times with favourite people in cosy surroundings.

“Hygge is quality time with family and good friends and

it often includes candlelights, a fireplace, food, coffee and/

or a glass of red wine.

“My kids sometimes say: ‘Mum, are we going to hygge

tonight?’ It means we are all together, eat candy, play a

board game, watch a movie or just talk together. Hygge is

a positive word and makes me smile.”

This convivial vibe isn’t the exclusive domain of the

Danes. Kiwis are expressing its ‘feel good factor’ in small

bars like OGB’s Parlour, The Poplar Social Club and

The Last Word, as well as Kadett Café, Earl and No. 4

Restaurant, Queenstown’s Canyon Food & Brew Co., and

Argo Beach Co-working in New Brighton.

I experienced a hygge feeling while preparing to write

this story cosseted in a Banks Peninsula bach. Its the

Christchurch owners have painted feature walls of their

1930s weatherboard a warm navy to complement the

kauri floorboards and ceiling, gathered comfy wooden

retro furniture strewn with cushions repurposed from

Kaiapoi Woollen Mill blankets on a jute rug in front of a

russet-coloured Bosco firebox, a timber chest laden with

board games and a small TV yet large DVD selection.

With no Wi-Fi, yet ample supplies of coffee and red wine,

joy was sparked to see our 18 and 10 year olds happily

bent over books and bonding with Mum and Dad as

Jenga towers fell and Mr Bean’s Holiday and Some Mothers

Do ’Ave ’Em tickled genetic funny bones.

“For us Danes, hygge is the pursuit of happiness,”

says the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute Meik

Wiking, who is championing the UNESCO bid.

For the rest of us, we can envy the Danes channelling

hygge in their inviting interior design, fashion (chunky

layers, oversized scarves) and even bicycles (those cargo

bikes with pint-sized passenger seats over the front

wheel). As a Dane will tell you, everything is hyggeligt.


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A warming cuppa, soft lighting

and blankets, flickering flame

and a furry friend all make

feel-good hygge elements.

Style’s how-to hygge guide

As we bid long summer days farewell and

prepare to hunker down for autumn, I

recommend following the Danes’ lead and

warming your living space with some hygge.

Visit Denmark proclaims Danes are the

masters of smart, minimal, and intentional

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Local places with a warm and welcoming Danish hygge

vibe. FROM TOP: OGB’s Parlour, Christchurch; Earl,

Christchurch; Canyon Food & Brew Co., Queenstown.

OPPOSITE Kadett Café, Christchurch.

“For us Danes, hygge is the

pursuit of happiness,”

Meik Wiking,

CEO Happiness Research Institute

Hygge mandatories

Flickering flame – candles are essential, a

fireplace sublime

Cuddly blankets or soft, chunky throws

Soft lighting – natural daylight, warm

rather than cool-toned light bulbs, add

table, floor or wall lamps or a dimmer

Slippers or socks

Warm colours and paint hues

Uncluttered, relaxing furnishings

Comfy seating and squishy cushions

Good friends and family

Coffee

Glass of red, dark beer or a whisky

Hyghly desirable

A tea set filled with something warm

Coloured sheepskins and natural hides

Twinkling lights

Tactile or richly coloured rugs

Humourous art, books or DVDs

Timber accents in furniture, floors, walls

or ceilings

Log basket

Home-baked cake

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Nice to hygge-haves

Feel-good music

Furry friends

Indoor plants

Knitting

Board games and jigsaws

Candy

Eclectic art

Mid-century Danish design classics

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38 STYLE | home

Swedish Death Cleaning aka the gentle art of decluttering

The Scandinavians really do have the knack of

how-to achieve stylish comfortable homes down

pat. We’ve IKEA on the way to show us how the

Swedes master design balance; they call that lagom.

But another Swedish concept having a moment

is döstädning – dö meaning “death” and städning

meaning “cleaning”.

Yes, it’s not just Marie Kondo and her KonMari

tidying techniques trending, Swedish Death Cleaning

is also a thing. In her 2017 book The Gentle Art

of Swedish Death Cleaning, Margareta Magnusson

instructs readers, with Scandinavian humour and

wisdom, to embrace minimalism and free yourself

and your family from a lifetime of clutter. It’s all

about letting go, she says, as we prepare for the

inevitable and to respect those who come after you.

I first experienced this cathartism clearing out

my father’s Woodend home when he moved to a

nursing home. It took months to deal with a lifetime

of hoarding. Most of the linen, kitchenware, books,

accounting records (the worst; needed security

bins to dispose of umpteen client records) should

never have moved with him, when he downsized

after my mother’s death. Some items were still as

they’d been packed 15 years’ prior. It was a good

learning curve for my own subsequent moves –

from a Sydney family home into an apartment in

preparation to relocate back across the Tasman.

My method, similarly inspired by Australian

organiser guru Peter Walsh, was to tackle one room

at a time; tip everything out of drawers and shelves

and sort into piles of must-keep, definitely discard,

and undecided – then be ruthless with the maybes.

If you haven’t worn or used it recently and it’s not

a treasured memento (or as Ms Kondo would

say ‘sparks joy’) put it in a garage sale or give it to

charity. Paring down our materialistic possessions

is cleansing for the soul and when you learn to live

with less you really do feel freer and happier.

If only I could master the art of getting my

gigantic iPhone photo library sorted. I know

there’s an app for that… just need to find time to

download, settle down with a cuppa and a cake

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40 STYLE | landscaping

Sansevieria trifasciata

Monstera

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

IT’S A JUNGLE

IN THERE

Adding greenery to your workspace isn’t just good for the aesthetic,

it might just improve your productivity, too.

Words Craig Wilson

Whether you’ve been aware of it or not, a

quiet revolution has been taking place in the

offices in our city and our places of work. Some

might call it a green revolution – but I’d prefer to

call it what it is… a plant revolution.

Even a casual observer will probably have

noticed that indoor plants have very much

become the norm in offices, retail spaces and

our homes too. So, what’s behind this ‘plant

movement’? It’s a desire to bring the outdoors in,

to reconnect with nature… especially when you’re

tapping away on the laptop.

Research claims that plants in a workspace will

help reduce stress, increase productivity, reduce

sickness and absence rates, clean the air, boost

creativity and help to refocus attention. All of

that while helping to make the office look a lot

friendlier and more inviting.

Possibly the best news in all of this is that indoor

plants can be amongst the easiest plants to look

after. Some will even thrive on neglect. Most

indoor plants like a light space away from direct

sunlight. They’ll typically like less watering so hold

back on the urge to water them every day or you

may well kill them with kindness. An occasional

liquid feed will keep them looking great.

To bring some green goodness to your space – these five

uber trendy selections might be just what you’re after:

1. Zamioculcas zamiifolia (aka ZZ plant)

This native of East Africa has distinctive ladder-like

thick, lush leaves and thrives on low water away from

direct sun.

2. Ficus lyrata (aka fiddle-leaf fig)

Again, right on trend, with large oval leaves. Can be

kept trimmed to around one metre. Allow the potting mix

to dry out between waterings.

3. Sansevieria trifasciata (aka mother-in-law’s tongue)

For that in-demand retro look with impressive vertical

form. Thrives on low light.

4. Monstera deliciosa (aka fruit salad plant)

Very much back in vogue, this plant boasts sculptural

leaves. Capable of growth of up to nine metres, it can be

quite the ‘monster’.

5. Asplenium nidus (aka bird’s nest fern)

Upright, bright green foliage with a distinct tropical look.

Keep away from the air-con unit airflow and ensure the

potting mix stays moist.


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

with Tim Goom

Spotlight

on talent:

Emma Johnston

Senior Architect, Goom Landscapes

Emma Johnston is the first to admit she likes nothing

more than being confronted with a challengethe

bigger the better!

The Goom Landscapes award winning Senior Landscape Architect is

highly regarded for her problem solving skills, honed over a career which

has seen her helping a broad spectrum of clients. From the vast grounds

of a Cayman Islands resort to tight residential hill sites in Auckland,

Emma thrives on finding innovative solutions, whatever the environment.

Emma worked overseas for a decade before returning to Auckland

where she established her own design and construction company, so

knows the detail of full delivery inside out. Returning to her hometown

of Christchurch with her family, Emma joined Goom Landscapes as a

Senior Landscape Architect in 2014 where she wanted to be part of a

larger creative team again. Since then she has amassed an impressive

array of awards, most recently two national Gold awards for Design and

Build. But accolades are not the main motivator for Emma. What drives

Emma is working closely with clients throughout the entire process. “I

get enormous satisfaction from gaining an understanding of my clients

exact aspirations for their outdoor space and then collaborating with

them to bring this to life in a creative and functional way. I’m very hands

on throughout, you’ll often find me on site in my work boots overseeing

construction of the project to ensure it is to the highest standard.”

Pools, parks, courtyards, planting design, lifestyle blocks; all feature in

Emma’s impressive body of work. But it is the attention to detail which is

a hallmark of her design, often including bespoke features.

Another big passion for Emma is the approach pioneered by Goom

Landscapes of ‘design to construction’. “Our process is transparent,

and our clients remain aware of the costs throughout, so there are no

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team, make it a reality for my clients”

A big challenge in any design

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my clients”.

Emma thoroughly enjoys the process of meeting new clients and getting

a sense of the potential of a site, but her biggest satisfaction is seeing

the joy of her clients at the completion of the project. As one delighted

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42 STYLE | art

ART NEWS

Words Gaynor Stanley

BRING TE PAPA WORKS

TO YOUR LIVING ROOM

First get hold of Samsung’s latest

release Frame TV, then visit the Art

Store and review its new Museum of

New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

collection. Among the 13 works

curated to disguise your uninspiring

black TV screen are a painting of

Kororareka Beach, Bay of Islands

by Thomas Gardiner (1840), a

watercolour of the extinct huia bird

species by Johannes Keulemans

(1900) and a Mount Cook landscape

by Charles Barraud (1884). Te

Papa’s contributions join more than

750 masterpieces from esteemed

museums and galleries from around

the globe. Jens Anders, Director of

Samsung New Zealand’s Consumer

Electronics division, said it was time for

arty Aotearoa to adorn the platform.

“Kiwis have truly embraced the Art

Store, with New Zealand being one of

the top five countries globally when it

comes to Frame TV owners activating

their subscription.”

Look again: Ornithoptera priamus urvillianus (Guérin-Méneville, 1830) from our

national art collection is on TV.

CAPTURING CHANGE & A MOMENT OF RESPITE IN CHRISTCHURCH

Cultivated is an exhibition of Selwyn-based Master of Fine Arts graduate Mitchell Bright’s photography

investigating how the outer edges of Christchurch are changing in the post-quake landscape.

“Cultivated came as a reaction to the intense change I was witnessing in my hometown,” he says. “It is a

photographic exploration of the re-identification of a place and the repurposing of land.”

As large areas of land were rezoned and fields became construction sites for the Southern Motorway,

Cultivated examines the landscape in its in-between state, when isolated residences were suddenly next

door to large new subdivisions. It examines both the complex realities of the new land use and the

human relationship to the landscape.

CoCA until March 17 – along with a new film work by Emma Wallbanks and landscapes by Viv Wotton

Ngai Tahu artist, Turumeke Harrington, has created a new installation-cum-playground occupying the

entire gallery space at The Physics Room. Titled Hey mama, come play with me, Turumeke hopes to give

audiences a small moment of respite from daily life with her large-scale interactive sculptures.

The Physics Room until March 31


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SEE CHINA’S

CONTEMPORARY MASTERS

Head to Dunedin to get up to speed with

one of the most dynamic areas of global

art. New Networks brings New Zealand

audiences works created since the rise of

the Chinese contemporary art movement

in the 1970s by 16 artists who’ve led the

way, including Ai Weiwei, Yang Fudong, Xu

Zhen, Wu Hung and Xu Bing. Drawn from

art collections in both New Zealand and

Australia, this will be the first time that many

of these significant artworks have been shown

in this country.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery until April 28

Yang Fudong, The Coloured Sky: New Women II, 1,

2014, colour inkjet print on paper,

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, gift of the

Auckland Contemporary Art Trust, 2015

GIANT PUKEKO TO

STRUT CITY LANEWAY

Congratulations to Jake Clark for his

clean sweep in the Laneway Street

Art Competition for Guthrey Lane,

off Cashel Mall, near Ballantynes. The

Christchurch-based artist won $3000

from Peebles Group for his designs

for three laneway walls: a giant

pukeko, flying kereru and entrance

mural combining the taurapa

(symbolising the journey early Maori

made to get here) and tekoteko

(welcoming figure). The works are

in production now, so watch those

walls over winter.


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46 STYLE | beauty

BEAUTY NEWS

Words Kate Preece

KIWI INNOVATION

Makeup artist Emma Peters is focused on all things natural. Unsurprisingly,

then, her recently launched cosmetics brand Aleph is 100% cruelty-free and

vegan, as well as friendly to both people and the planet, with sustainable

packaging a given. The likes of organic totarol (sourced from totara), a natural

preservative, is used for its antibacterial and antioxidant properties to defend

the skin from environmental stress, and combat acne.

STYLE VERDICT? The packaging gets the big tick, with perfectly formed glass

pottles and metal screw tops packed away inside smart white, simple boxes.

The cheek/lip tint (I tried the coral ‘Ascend’) is great atop a lip balm, and when

used on the cheeks is a buildable colour option that will avoid the stripe effect.

The foundation/concealer is a great go-to for touch-ups through the day,

buttery soft to the touch and has a slight reflective sheen to give that muchdesired

glow.

’SCREEN TIME

While many foundations today include some level of

SPF, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation, it’s

not enough. So, keep that sun-smart routine February

enforced on us rolling – 365 days a year.

Apply a board-spectrum SPF30+ sunscreen onto

a cleansed face, wait for the skin to absorb, and

then proceed with the rest of your skincare regime

(moisturiser, serum, primer). If you are using a mineralbased

sunscreen, the order changes slightly – it goes

after your moisturiser and any other serum-type

products you use.

One reason a foundation and SPF combo isn’t a

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protection. If you’re into numbers: two milligrams of

sunscreen per square centimetre of skin – or about half

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than foundation. Perhaps consider pairing your primer

with SPF as there are ones that are clear (colour-free),

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Spectrum SPF30 by Urban Decay.

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48 STYLE | beauty

SKIN LIKE A

MERMAID

Clemency Alice looks at the growth of marine

ingredients in the beauty world.

The ocean hosts a rich biodiversity and vast amount

of ingredients that are beneficial to the skin. Extracts

from sea plants, seawater and even fish scales are highly

compatible to the skin’s structure on a molecular level. An

example is the similarity between the cellular structure of

algae and our skin. The discovery of new marine-based

ingredients are increasing each year, contributing to thirdgeneration

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Why are marine extracts so valuable and reputable

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effective properties and mineral actives. Regular topical

application of marine-based skincare can provide firmness

and suppleness to the outer layers of the skin so that the

dermal condition is significantly improved.

When selecting your go-to marine beauty product,

look out for these effective key ingredients to ensure your

skin reaps the benefits from the ocean: collagen (waterbinding

and skin-protecting), seawater (antiseptic and

stimulating), seaweed extract also labelled as algae, kelp,

Fucus vesiculosus (healing, revitalising, nourishing, antiinflammatory),

caviar extract (revitalising, hydrating, firming).

French brand La Mer is recognised for its marine

botanical formulas and its Crème de la Mer has gained

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ingredient is algae extract derived from seaweed and

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dryness and the result is an intensely conditioned, hydrated,

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ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is an awardwinning

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Caviar extract is an exclusive precious ingredient

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skin. La Prairie’s Skin Caviar collection contains an

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‘Powder brows’ deliver a finish just like you’ve applied

makeup and ‘combination brows’ are individual hair

strokes closest to the nose then blending into a

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But I like to customise each treatment to suit. For

example, oily skin isn’t so great for microblading,

however some clients still want the very subtle look.

In this case I would dilute pigments and create a very

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Cosmetic tattooing is a more gentle treatment than

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How do we get the right tint? Are there many shades?

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FASHION FORWARD

From a mobile business to one of

bricks and mortar, Charlotte Dawes is headed

in a very fashionable direction.

What encouraged your career change into one

focused on fashion?

I felt like it was time to do something new and of my

own. I was also very frustrated with what I saw as a

lack of good customer service and variety, especially

in chain stores and malls, etc. I knew it needed to be

based around things I was passionate about, so why

not combine my love of fashion and good customer

service together?

How did your mobile fashion store run – and do

you still operate this?

Yes, we do still operate this, and it is so much fun!

Basically, think of a combination of good old-fashioned

party plan with having a private boutique in your own

home. All the host needs to do is get a bunch of

friends together for a couple of hours (at their place

or ours), relax and enjoy some shopping fun… and

then get rewarded for it.

What are your most coveted brands right now?

Oh, this is hard to answer as there are so many. I

would have to say White Chalk (this was our first ever

label to come on board and I feel we have grown with

it), also brands like Anyone’s Daughter, Lemon Tree,

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after… there are too many to mention!

Where does your love for fashion come from?

I think it has always been there… right back to my

dress-up box as a child and my love of paper dolls. I

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and I love nothing more than helping someone find

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ONE OF A KIND

A great ring will last more than a lifetime, which can put a bit

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What are our options with rings that we wish to see

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physical value. We ensure that we breathe new life into

a piece and keep the integrity of the sentimental by using

existing elements. Because everything is created on site we

can guarantee that it is the same metal, same stones, same

sentimental piece.

How does the design process traditionally play out for

those starting from scratch?

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We have fabulous suppliers who can source us almost any

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FASHION NEWS

Words Kate Preece

WELCOME TO

CHRISTCHURCH

We love it when fashion stores

descend on Canterbury – and there’s

been quite the flurry recently.

Kartel has branched out from its

Twizel store to now also be serving

up urban cool wares at The Colombo.

Expect neutral sophistication from

Amaya, the edgy versatility of Minx,

striking simplicity of Stitch Ministry

and colourful signature pieces from

Augustine.

Over in Merivale, newcomer

Fix Fashion has left Wellington

for greener plains, making very

fashionable waves at 121 Papanui

Road. Under new ownership, it’s a

hangout for White Chalk, Trelise

Cooper, Mooi bags, and more of the

super on-trend brands we love.

On the horizon, and worth the

wait, is Mikko Shoes, which intends

to add Christchurch to its list of six

North Island stores. The January

announcement has been met with

much excitement, with it meaning

more of the likes of Hispanitas, Hogl,

Saben, well within our reach, at 143

Victoria Street. Now, we just need to

wait for the ribbon cutting.

NEED TO KNOW:

INGRID STARNES

If you haven’t heard of Ingrid

Starnes, you’re missing out. The

Kiwi label has being doing its thing

– very well – since 2009, with all

garments designed and made here.

Known for its signature prints,

custom colourways and quality,

you know you’re on to a good

thing when you find it so very hard

to whittle down the highlights

from the latest collection.

Autumn 2019, dubbed

Melodious Melancholy, draws

inspiration from Shakepeare’s

Ophelia, and, in turn, delivers on

modern romanticism. The bottom

line is that the colours, shapes and

styles work together to produce

outfits that will have you holding

your head high whether it’s killer

corporate or kicking-it casual.

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58 STYLE | fashion

DRESS LIKE A BOSS

In the right outfit you can conquer the work commute, unruly clients, and the

entire world. So, give your working wardrobe the promotion it deserves.

Words Ella James

N

ow before we begin,

it’s to be noted that

this article isn’t about

the outfits that will get

you that pay rise. Outfits

can’t do that. Only you

can do that. Outfits can,

however, elevate your

mood to new levels,

increase confidence

and motivate you

entirely, which is always

greatly appreciated in

any workplace. Here

are three sensationally

inspiring women who

are making waves in their

given industries while

declining the all-toooften-prescribed

pencil

skirt and blouse.

- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -

American activist, politician and educator.

“Next time someone tells Bronx

girls to take off their hoops, they

can just say they’re dressing like a

Congresswoman,” said Alexandria

Ocasio-Cortez.

Whilst it’s her trailblazing efforts

in American politics that deserve

the limelight, her brazen choice of

fashions simply can’t go unmentioned.

Alexandria has taken power dressing

and statement-making up a notch, all

in the name of her home borough

in New York City, the Bronx. In a

political environment that sees the

very few women within it dressed

in standard suit, traditional gender

norms are expected to be obeyed.

Enter Alexandria.

The young politician recently

made the headlines for being the

youngest ever female to be elected

into Congress, and she did so in

spectacular fashion. Donning a white

suit, fierce red lip and gold hoops,

the young politician made a visual

statement that she’s here to shake

things up, and she has.

Alexandria took inspiration from

Sonia Sotomayor, an Associate Justice

of the Supreme Court of the United

States, who was advised to trade in

her red lipstick and gold hoops for

more neutral alternatives in order

to avoid scrutiny by the press. This

Bronx-born go-getter has rather

different ideas, and it’s fast becoming

her signature look.

Alexandria is making waves in

modern politics and in abolishing

gender norms. The suffragettes wore

bold, red lipstick, and so does this

congresswoman.


STYLE | fashion 59

- Whitney Wolfe Herd -

Founder of dating app Bumble.

While you may not be familiar with Whitney Wolfe,

you’re bound to have heard of Bumble. The dating app

launched in 2014, when 100,000 people downloaded

it within the first month, and it’s showing no signs of

slowing down. The innovative narrative behind Bumble

is most different to other dating apps. Bumble puts the

women in control in enabling them to make the first

move by initiating conversation with males on the app.

Her approach to fashion has a real sting to it, and

while the app founder has been a very busy bee indeed,

she’s not one to turn up in an outfit anything less

than sharp. Always making an entrance in bold, bright

ensembles, you just can’t deny her your undivided

attention. The millionaire tech guru is close friends with

rebel female entrepreneur Diane Von Furstenberg and

it would appear that Furstenberg’s iconic sense of style

is rubbing off on her.

Whitney has recently been spotted at numerous

work functions sporting wild and vibrant Furstenberg

designs, and it’s definitely a work uniform that we can

get behind. Whitney symbolises bold, unapologetic

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60 STYLE | fashion

MUST-HAVES FOR THE

WORK WARDROBE

GOOD FOUNDATIONS

With a plunging neckline, the Soiree Lace Black Bralette

not only gives great shape, but a bit of uplift too.

8-14 & E-G $89.99, the fittingroom.co.nz

- Noor Tagouri -

Libyan American journalist, producer,

activist and motivational speaker.

“I realised that my strength

lies in using my own identity,”

said Noor Tagouri.

Noor Tagouri’s presence

really encapsulates the room,

and her personal sense of

style makes this impressive

young woman even harder to

ignore. She isn’t afraid to be

herself in the workplace, and

it’s refreshing and empowering

in equal measure.

The most important aspect

of her signature style is, of

course, her hijab. As a young

child and during her early

career, Noor was told by

others that a woman veiled

in a hijab simply couldn’t exist

in such a ruthless industry.

Yet, despite being met

with anger and prejudice

by many, she kept working

hard and furthermore, kept

wearing her hijab as a symbol

of her Muslim faith. Now,

with 391,000 followers on

Instagram, she’s inspiring a

generation to be proud of

their roots.

Noor does power dressing

a little differently. Instead of

opting for structured suits and

sky-high heels, she dresses in

soft silhouettes and calming

tones that prove timeless,

practical and stylish; most

perfect for a busy professional

lifestyle. Always adorned

in perfectly paired gold

accessories, Noor is capable

of commanding a room,

before she’s even spoken

a word.

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Zara’s Split Suede Kitten Heel Ankle Boots have just the sleek

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WORK IT

Let effortless style rule the workplace.

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Studios Musubi Mini Bag

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Classic Cigarette Pant $429

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Devàl Bella Blazer

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Sharna Shirt

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STYLIST

Jessica Amor, Alchemy Styling

PHOTOGRAPHER

Charlie Jackson,

Charlie Rose Creative

HAIR

Lucy Urquhart,

Bliss Hair

MAKEUP

Pearl Babington

MODELS

Rebecca Dore,

Portfolio Model Agency

Devàl Sharna Shirt $299, Devàl; RUBY Zlata

Pleated Skirt $POA, RUBY; Status Anxiety

Wasteland Bag $340 and Kathryn Wilson Michelle

Pumps $279, Ballantynes.


RUBY Alexia Blazer

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Superette Sands

Shirt Dress $199,

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Sylvester Striped Tee $159, Ballantynes Contemporary Lounge; Calvin

Klein Assorted Bracelets and Bangles from $199, Ballantynes; Apple

Watch Series 4, $699, Oobe.


RUBY Mimi Dress $189,

RUBY; Status Anxiety

Wasteland Bag $340,

Ballantynes; Rude Riders Scarf

$419, Devàl.


Nood Replica Eames High Back Chair

$999, Nood; Vanessa Bruno Jess Tie Back

Sweater $598 and Helen Cherry Keaton

Trouser $539, Workshop; Royal Republiq

Galex Round Evening Bag $349, Head

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68 STYLE | promotion

MEET THE

TEAM

Knowledge, precision

and imagination

set Corkin+Friends

ahead of the rest.

From Left to Right: Charley, Caro (rent-a-chair), Tamara, Chelsea, Sandy, Stewart

“The ‘friends’ part

draws on the immense support

we felt during and after the

earthquakes from our clients,

suppliers and reps.”

Stewart Corkin

SALON DIRECTOR

What’s the story behind the business name?

The name was established in 2010. Though it might

seem quite straigthforward, as it includes my surname,

the “friends” part draws on the immense support we

felt during and after the earthquakes from our clients,

suppliers and reps. When you are forced out of your

place of business, it is this type of support that enables

you to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get

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delivering the top service that formed this loyalty in

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What are you expecting from 2019?

It’s definitely going to be a year of expansion – watch

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What experience do you bring to your chair?

I’ve been in the industry for 26 years, training

in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand,

and also managed some of Christchurch’s

leading salons.

What brings you the most joy in the salon?

I love curly hair and using free-hand balayage

to create natural sun-kissed blonde looks.

Charley Hills

FRONT OF HOUSE

How important are first impressions?

Very. It is the first experience of the salon

the client gets. I enjoy being that friendly and

welcoming face for people to see, making

them feel comfortable.

Chelsea Palmer

STYLIST

What is your area of expertise?

I am a total perfectionist when it comes

to colour. Colour is my passion, and I love

getting blonde tones just right. It was great

to have this recognised at the 2018 NZARH

hairdressing awards too.

Tamara McBride

APPRENTICE

Why made you choose this career?

I have always been interested in the hair and

beauty industry – being creative is something

I love! I also love making a difference and

helping people feel good about themselves.


70 STYLE | beauty

STEP ASIDE

Amidst the incredible display of fashion, hair and makeup that is awards season; we’ve been

getting side-tracked by one show-stopping hair style in particular – the side parting.

Words Ella James

Capable of adding instant glamour, it’s little surprise that so

many A-listers choose to rock the swept-over look for their

red carpet appearances. Here are two sterling examples from

the Grammy’s that will have you flipping your hair to one side.

- KYLIE JENNER -

When wearing couture Balmain, there’s simply no need to go

overboard with hairstyling. The lush pink jumpsuit that Jenner

wore required very little else, so a soft, flirty up-do was the

perfect option. Kylie’s style is pinned at the back, allowing the

outfit to take centre stage.

- MILEY CYRUS -

Miley’s beachy look appears almost effortless, but it does,

of course, require that little bit of work. However, it’s

totally possible to recreate this look at home with a bit of

preparation and the help of a few magic ingredients.

TIPS & TRICKS:

For this style, you’re after a more undone wave, which

is best achieved by plaiting your hair. So, shampoo and

condition your hair as normal.

Apply a smoothing cream to wet hair. This isn’t the time

for frizz or fly-aways.

Once you’ve combed your product through, allow your

hair to dry naturally or use a dryer, but don’t completely

dry your locks.

When your hair is still slightly damp, section into three

pieces and plait each one. Secure each section with a thin

hair tie. At this stage keep your parting neutral, as creating

the side parting when the hair is dry and wavy will aid in

achieving more volume.

For best results, keep the plaits in overnight or until hair is

completely dry. Then, gently loosen each plait with your

fingers only.

Go crazy with sea salt spray, scrunching the sections of

your hair as you go.

Now is the time to position your parting. We love the

look that Miley’s achieved here by tucking one side behind

the ear to reveal statement ear cuffs.

Keep that undone, rockstar look in place with the help of

some trusty hairspray, and you’re ready to rock.

TIPS & TRICKS:

After applying plentiful heat protection spray, use a curling

tong to create some thick, gentle waves.

Achieve texture and grip by applying texturising spray at the

roots. Tousle large sections of waves with fingers as you apply.

Allow the spray to settle and dry on the hair.

To the left or the right, section the hair to achieve that deep,

gorgeous parting.

Use a hairdryer to gently blow the hair from the face, fixing

into place with hairspray as you go.

Pin the hair back in the desired style. Low buns and ponytails

are great options.

Pull down a few strands of hair to frame the face and apply a

generous amount of hairspray.


72 STYLE | fashion

THE ABCs

OF ESSENTIAL INVESTMENT PIECES FOR MEN

Words Ella James

Welcome to the final instalment of our A to

Z of essential investment pieces for men.

By now you’re sure to have built up a most

impressive clothing rack, leaving your partner with

significantly less room on their side of the pole.

The last two items on the list are binary

opposites, but the integration of both into

any modern wardrobe is of equal importance.

Life is all about balance, after all. The following

letters both came to me on a recent trip to

London, where the two were seen living in

total, contrasting harmony.

Y is for yoga wear.

Yoga is the perfect way to counteract an

increasingly hectic city lifestyle, so I wasn’t

shocked to see masses of men sporting yoga

wear as I hopped around the city. Here in New

Zealand, we’re lucky to enjoy a more naturally

balanced lifestyle, but surely it’s high time

Kiwis stocked up too. On or off the yoga mat,

comfortable, stretch materials will only enhance

your performance. Opt for subtle, neutral

colours for optimum versatility. Downwardfacing

dog has never looked so stylish.

Z is for zebra print.

Yes, this was the best I could do. But seriously, some of our

favourite high street names, including Zara, are serving up

some wonderfully wild zebra print shirts. Let the wild design

do the talking and keep the rest of your outfit minimal; rolled

up chinos or slim cut jeans complement the look perfectly.

Wearing this particular print takes guts, but the risk will

definitely pay off. After all, leopard print is so 2018.

And so our alphabet of essential investment pieces for men

draws to a close. Next up – the ABCs of essential investment

pieces for children. I am, of course, joking.


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74 STYLE | motoring

A HYBRID OF LUXURY

& PERFORMANCE

Motoring writer Ross Kiddie discovers the Lexus ES hybrid offers

just the right combination of what he likes best.

Lexus has come a long way in the

last 26 years. The launch in New

Zealand of the LS400 luxury sedan in

1992 has since paved the way for some

remarkable product.

Sure, today’s emphasis is on hybrid

technology and sport utility vehicles,

much of it a combination, but there

are still surprises in the company’s

extensive line-up; take the amazing V8

performance models – LC500, RC-F

and GS-F – the latter there for those

who still like sedans.

I recently drove the GS-F 10th

anniversary model and enjoyed it

immensely, however, there is another

sedan in the Lexus line-up – the ES –

and although it doesn’t have a highperformance

power plant, it is there

for those who feel they need to do

something for the environment.

The reason being is that the

ES300h, as its nomenclature suggests,

is only available in hybrid form only,

although there are two specification

levels – effectively low and high grade

(Limited).

The test car was the latter, it carries

a further development of the driveline

that I claim is the best hybrid on the

market, and that is the 2.5-litre unit

that we have come to know and love

in Toyota Camry.

The ES300h has just entered a new

generation, it is a totally new shape

and there have been many engineering

changes to complement the upgraded

driveline.

Effectively, the fundamental

engineering aspects have been retained.

It’s a front-drive car and the hybrid

system channels through a continuously

variable automatic transmission.

However, it must be said that the

entire package reeks of quality and

appeal, and it looks stunning. Everyone

who laid eyes on the evaluation car

commented on its style and presence,

and inside the trim is exquisite –

notable through white and soft red

leather with lashings of woodgrain.

While it looks a million dollars, the

ES300h starts at just $76,990, the

Limited version adding $16,000. For

that money not only are you getting a

car which oozes presence, there are

all the bits and bobs you would expect

in a luxury car. Column space won’t

allow for comprehensive detailing, but I

can report that any buyer wouldn’t be

disappointed with the level of fitment.

The ES300h also feels good to be in,

that’s no surprise, Lexus is a luxury car

maker of true quality and it just feels

so right.

In recent years Lexus has broadened

its focus, and even though luxury is still

the key manufacturing ingredient, the

ES300h has been built with a sporty

emphasis as well. The suspension is all

new and it feels taut and tight through

the chassis and the steering is weighted

so that there is a constantly involving

feel. Lexus says the handling is biased

towards a European feel and it is not

wrong, it is a true competitor for any

luxury car out of the Continent.

The new hybrid driveline, along

with the latest generation nickel

metal hydride batteries, provides a

combination of power and economy.

Lexus claim a total power output of

160kW, while bottom end strength

is garnered through a combination of

electric boost and the natural torque

large capacity four-cylinder engines

generate.


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LIKES

- Sleek styling

- Involving driving experience

- Fuel economy

DISLIKES

$16,000 price gap

between base and high

grade models

PRICE

Lexus ES300h Limited,

$92,990

DIMENSIONS

Length, 4975mm;

width, 1865mm;

height, 1445

CONFIGURATION

Four-cylinder,

front-wheel-drive,

2487cc, 160kW, continuously

variable automatic

PERFORMANCE

0-100km/h, 8.9sec

FUEL USAGE

4.6l/100km

Just to prove the ES300h can

compete on the global stage as

a luxury/performance model, it

will accelerate to 100km/h from

a standstill in 8.9sec, and for that

highway overtake the petrol/

electric combination will force a

5sec time to make 120km/h from

80km/h.

The big ES sedan is also a

gigantic fuel miser. Lexus claims

a 4.6-litre per 100km/h (61mpg)

combined cycle rating. During my

testing time the best I could come

up with was 6.6l/100km (43mpg),

which was a mixture of city driving

and my open road evaluation, and

wasn’t far distant from Lexus’ claim,

and I didn’t have to try hard to get

that figure, fuel savings come just as

a matter of course.

On the open road the Lexus

ES300h is a car which covers

distance quickly and quietly. It feels

relaxed and sits well attached to

the road, the steering is beautifully

weighted and directional when

pushed quickly into a corner.

Ride quality is simply superb yet

handling-wise nothing has been

compromised. The ES300h isn’t a

total sports sedan, but it does have

handling ability which offers safety

and satisfaction if a quick burst

through the high country hills is

desired.

If you are a luxury car buyer yet

a sedan doesn’t fit your buying

choice, bear in mind that Lexus has

been on a solid development path

for many years now with a major

focus on sport utility vehicles – take

the exciting new UX that has just

been released into our market, it’s

a funky, cheeky model yet it is still

built with Lexus’ values of luxury

and performance.

However, for me, I still like the

quintessential sedan, and as my

time in hybrids further increases so

are they are increasingly appealing

to me. The ES300h is a further

example of the overall quality of

the Lexus range.

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Colours and contrasts of Morocco

EXPERIENCING

THE REAL MOROCCO

Ricci Harbuck takes her family on a 10-day discovery tour of Marrakech,

the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara regions of Morocco.


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Inside Marrakech's ancient medina

The cab ride from Marrakech’s Menara Airport to our

riad seemed unremarkable at first. Then, with one right

turn through the arches of the ancient medina wall, we

began our ride into organised chaos. Donkey carts, delivery

trucks, scooters, street vendors and tourists all competed

for any open patch of the road.

With eyes seemingly in the back of his head, our driver,

Ibrahim, took it all in his stride; weaving through narrow

alleyways and finally parking near our Airbnb. He walked

us through the ancient and narrow cobblestoned alleys;

four left turns and then two rights. Upon arriving, we were

greeted by our housekeeper Naima and the aroma of her

lamb and apricot tagine.

The next day, wanting to stretch our legs and craving

some adventure, we booked a full day’s dune buggy ride

with Dunes and Desert through the Agafey Stone Desert

and up into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Driving

up the steep foothills transformed my partner into a little

boy and tested my comfort levels once or twice. Having

managed to climb to a high point, we were rewarded with

stunning 360-degree views of villages, abandoned ancient

casbahs, and shepherds tending flocks of sheep and goats. A

lunch of chicken tagine and Moroccan mint tea was served

under a Berber tent against the backdrop of the snowcapped

Atlas Mountains.

Anxious to taste the local specialities, our food tour

through Tours by Locals also proved a great way to get

familiar with the souks (markets). Over the next three

hours, Amie guided us through the busy commercial

quarter, filling us up with olives, dates, almond pastries,

stories and history. The final bite was of tangia; beef that

had been slow-cooked over hot coals inside a clay urn.

The next morning our private driver/guide, Abdul from

Marrakech Specialists, arrived in his SUV for the start of

our five-day/four-night private tour of the Atlas Mountains

and the Sahara. We set off into the mountains, stopping

to explore the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (known as the

Moroccan Hollywood) and spent the night in Skoura.

A traditional Moroccan breakfast kick-started day two,

through which we visited a range of kasbahs and ventured

off the beaten path. Memorable was the Kasbah Amridil,

rich with history and beautiful architecture, which was all

brought to life by our hysterically funny guide. Dades and

Todgha Gorges delighted us with views of towering canyon

walls, small villages nestled in strips of lush vegetation along

the riverbanks and winding, desolate roads.

Then, Abdul changed our itinerary. Heading off-road

for an hour, we stopped in the middle of nowhere and

found a family of Berber nomads living in two caves with

their livestock and 12 children. One little boy shyly gave

me his hard, calloused hand and led us into the main cave

for a cup of Moroccan tea. In stark contrast, the night’s

accommodation was inside a luxury cave at the Auberage

du Festival in Tamtatoucht.


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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Nomads of Todgha Plains; Skoura rest stop; Kasbah Amridil views; Camel jockeys

Most of our third day was spent driving through to

the Merzouga Dunes, just 15km from the Algerian

border. Our camels were ready for the hour trek to

camp. Abdul had joked that after three hours on a

camel one is ready for the hospital and, after barely an

hour, we wondered if that was true.

Arriving at camp, we were just in time for a

spectacular view of the dunes bathed in the golden

glow of the setting sun. Sunlight and shadows created

mosaics all around us as we watched the sun set.

Red Berber carpets were spread across the camp

like ribbons over caramel-covered sand. After dinner

the local boy band played drums in front of a roaring

bonfire.

The tent did little to shield us from the freezing

temperatures that night, but the blankets kept the edge

off. We caught the sunrise the following day by hiking

up the dunes, fuelling up on breakfast before climbing

on our camels to head back to Erg Chebbi.

After returning to Marrakech, Abdul recommended

a traditional hammam – Turkish bath. TripAdvisor

highly rated Alphais Spa, so we promptly booked

their massage/hammam package in a bid to ease away

the last impressions of our camel transportation. We

entered the steamy cave-like room and lay down on

a marble slab. We were quietly enjoying the zen-like

calm, when suddenly, without warning, a large bucket of

hot water drenched us. Black henna-soap was applied

head to toe before attendants donned a scrubbing

mitt and proceeded to scour us – essentially rubbing

raw every square inch of our exposed bodies. Another

rinse followed and a ghassoul (a clay mask) was applied

and allowed to dry. We were rinsed again with bucket

after bucket of hot water. The treatment ended with a

fragrant rose moisturiser and a shampoo. An authentic

Moroccan experience not to be missed.

To celebrate our last evening in Morocco, we made

our way through the souks to Jemaa el-Fna Square for

dinner at Nomad. The crowds that night were crushing,

and we made slow progress moving forward. Dinner

on the roof-top terrace gave us a safe bird’s eye view

of snake charmers, belly dancers and Berber dancers

mixed with juice stands, fake Nike shoes and iPhones.

Morocco is a country where African, Arab and

European cultures are intertwined to create a most

delightful and unique travel destination. You can ski,

mountain bike, surf, or ride camels if you are prepared

to travel. You can enjoy luxury resorts, ancient riads,

golf courses and spas. But the best part of Morocco,

without a doubt, is its gracious people.


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MOROCCO TIPS

• Don’t overschedule: allow for some downtime

• Leave your passport and valuables at the hotel

• Consider private vs group tours

• Visit during shoulder season (April to May and

September to November) when it’s

less crowded

• Carry small cash for tips and bathrooms

• Vendors expect to bargain, never pay

full price

• Expect lots of driving to attractions

outside of Marrakech

• Beware of locals who offer to guide

you through the souks

• Respect local customs and cover legs

and shoulders

• Emirates or Qatar Airways are recommended,

as is a day or two stopover in Dubai or Doha

to break up the trip. (Ricci flew into Madrid and

spent a week in Costa del Sol, booking a

regional carrier for return flights to Marrakech.)

Moroccan tea time

Ricci Harbuck is Managing Director and

Dry Feet Specialist for Wet Feet Dry Feet Travel.

Traditional breakfast

PLANNING YOUR WEDDING AND

LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION?

A visit to BLOOM at The Tannery on Sunday 7th April is a must!

We are excited to bring you this inaugural wedding event at The Tannery.

Join us at The Tannery and see how this iconic retail destination is transformed

into a magical wedding venue after hours, with four unique spaces to suit

weddings of all sizes and styles. BLOOM brings togethers a thoughtfully curated

collection of wedding vendors who share our love of boutique weddings,

embody old world charm and contemporary flair!

From stylists to makeup artists, florists to jewellers, celebrants to

photographers and everything in between.

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to hear a selection

of local wedding artists perform and we will be closing the event with

a fashion show in the main atrium under the fairy lights.

NO ORDINARY BRIDAL FAYRE

Sunday April 7th – 10am to 5pm

3 Garlands Road, Woolston

· Kelly Shakespeare

Photography

· Johannes van Kan

· Susannah Blatchford

Photography

· Ingrid BROOK.

IB Fashion & Bridal

Design

· Brides of Merivale

· Mrs Bottomley’s

Flowers

· Charmed Flowers

· Debbie Hawker -

Celebrant

· KILT

· Katerina Boutique

· Beauty at the Tannery

· The Filing Kabinett

· The Cake Eating

Company

· Harpers House Ltd

· The Little Hire

Company

· The China Cabinet

· Run Wild Events

· The Event Boutique

· Renee Hay Make Up

· Canterbury Bride

· Christchurch

Weddings

· Paperweight

· Little Paper Store

· Blue’s Booth


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ARAB SPRING

If our Morocco feature has you daydreaming about

which kaftans you’ll be packing, here are some neighbouring

Arabian destinations to work into a stopover.

Words Gaynor Stanley

ABOVE: One of the highest luxury resorts in the world, Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, opened two years ago near Muscat, Oman. Its stunning location

2000m above sea level overlooking the Green Mountain canyon was visited by HRH Princess of Wales in 1986 and, today,

Diana’s Point is a favourite spot for guest dining and sunrise yoga.


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Kapow!

The United Arab Emirates revolves around all things

bigger, better, blingier so it’s no surprise to learn its

newest indoor theme park made it on to Time magazine’s

World’s Greatest Places 2018 within a month of opening.

Costing a cool $1 billion, Warner Bros. World Abu

Dhabi presents all the characters and stories from

DC Comics, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera in 29

attractions across six ‘lands’. Step through the iconic

Warner Bros. shield to enter a hedonistic world where

Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman fight for justice,

the Flinstones and Jetsons flit by and Bugs Bunny and

Scooby-Doo come to life in awe-inspiring ways.

Wandering 15 air-conditioned hectares from ride

to ride must feel a bit Truman Show-esque, yet with

temperature highs that average well over 30°C and into

the 40s for eight months of the year, trust me, you’re

going to want to be inside.

Anything you can do

Meanwhile the one-up-sheik-ship continues next door, where the USD1.4 billion Royal

Atlantis Resort Dubai is due to open later this year along the beach from the original Atlantis

– the resort which redefined tourism in Dubai when it opened on revolutionary manmade

island The Palm, in 2008. Unlike its older sister, resplendent in Arabian pink and minarets, the

Royal Atlantis Resort will be a contemporary design by New York firm Kohn Pedersen Fox

Associates that stacks curvy boxes housing 231 residences and 795 guest rooms in Jenga-like

precipitousness above the Arabian Sea. Among the host of planned amenities is an infinity

pool situated 90m above the ground, reminiscent of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands icon.

Not to be outshone, Atlantis The Palm – where a night in the Royal Bridge Suite averages

$33,000 – continues to evolve its opulence-meets-entertainment niche. Last month it opened

Wavehouse, which it claims is another first-of-its-kind for Dubai. Overlooking the resort’s

Aquaventure Waterpark (famous for the Leap of Faith slide dropping riders at an 86-degree

angle from the top of a replica Mayan temple through a clear acrylic tunnel to emerge in a

shark-filled lagoon), Wavehouse now brings guests the rush of surfing in a beach-bar-meetsgastropub

setting, complete with artificial wave outdoor pool and indoor bowling arcade.


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Ultimate meets unique

Along with the aforementioned world’s largest

cartoon strip (Warner Bros. World) Abu Dhabi’s

Yas Island is also home to another indoor theme

park, Ferrari World – boasting the world’s fastest

rollercoaster Formula Rossa (240kmh at full

throttle) and Yas Marina Circuit – home of the

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Warner Bros. World’s October 2018

launch was heralded as another milestone in

Abu Dhabi’s journey to become one of the

world’s leading tourist destinations; and, don’t

mind if we do, nab some visitor share from its

overshadowing next-door emirate, Dubai.

One of the other jewels in its casket is the

Louvre Abu Dhabi (also on Time’s World’s

Greatest Places list), which has welcomed more

than a million visitors since opening just over a

year ago. International visitors accounted for 60%

of them, attracted by the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s

remarkable architecture and buying clout with

France’s finest institutions that see it hosting

exhibitions like Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden

Age: Masterpieces of the Leiden Collection and

the Musée du Louvre (until May 18). Inspired

by traditional Islamic architecture, the Jean

Nouvel-designed building features a monumental

perforated dome of star shapes that create a ‘rain

of light’ effect within the museum.

If you plan to self-drive between the emirates

you can enjoy the Louvre’s Highway Gallery, the

world’s first roadside gallery, spanning 100km of

the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway. Let the locals pass

by in their Bentleys and Maseratis as you tune

in to local radio stations and listen to a curator’s

presentation on each billboard-displayed work.


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Heights of fancy

Elsewhere in the Gulf States, Oman also has many

superlative attractions and places to stay – including

one of the world’s highest luxury hotels Anantara’s

Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort (pictured p. 80). Crowning

the fabled Green Mountain, two hours inland from

Muscat, the 82 canyon view guest rooms, 33 private

pool villas and modern Omani architecture elevate

luxury to new heights.

Emiratis don’t shy from taking something

extraordinary and trouncing it so in Saudi Arabia,

the world’s first kilometre high building is due for

completion in 2020. The Jeddah Tower will surpass

the current tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, in (no

surprise here) Dubai by a heart pounding 180 metres.

Those who thrill to new heights will be poised to

make their reservation for the Four Seasons hotel or

ride the elevators to the observation deck that will

cling like a spaceship landing disc to the 652m point.

Inspired by a bundle of leaves shooting up from the

ground, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

designed Jeddah’s highest rise to emanate the growth,

prosperity, and regional emergence of its homeland on

the global stage. Indeed.

JOIN US FOR THE TANNERY

MARKET DAY AS WE WELCOME

AUTUMN’S ARRIVAL

The eagerly anticipated Tannery Autumn Market will kick off on

Saturday 23rd March, 10 – 5pm.

Packed full of sale tables and store specials, talented local

crafts and designers, live music, your favourite food vendors

plus entertainment for the kids with Melanie Poppins.

Live music from Ryan Ferris in The Tannery Atrium

from 11am – 3.30pm.

We have some of the best local talented craft and design stall

holders joining us for the day... your favourites are back plus

some new additions for 2019!

SATURDAY 23RD MARCH

10 – 5 PM

Gemini Project

Zippity Doo Dah

Sarah Geary Pottery

RLS DESIGNS

Lorna Jane

Sweet Ltd

Ruby and Bear

Straws x KAY

Bee Stitching

Jet Black Design

Gwamma’s Originals

Succulence

Village Leather Craft

Lemon and Sunshine

Take advantage of the sales and promotions on offer from

our boutique retailers on Market Day. Deals to be had across

men’s and women’s fashion, childrenswear, jewellery, bags and

accessories, health, fabrics, books & homewares.


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JOURNEY IN STYLE,

BY RAIL

There are limitless ocean-cruising options, but these only take

you to the edge of the country. Rail touring takes you to the very heart of it.

Nikki Ford from Dunedin Railways discusses options

for rail touring in the South Island.

Where would be the best place to start in

planning a journey by rail?

Thanks to New Zealand’s railway pioneers, who

created railroads through some of the most

inaccessible areas of the South Island, Dunedin

Railways can travel to the most remote, yet

beautiful locations so we are spoilt for choice!

Departing from either Christchurch or Dunedin,

this iconic company offers three specialised rail

touring options: the West Coast, East Coast, or our

flagship Southern tour.

Which rail touring option is best for me?

Departing from Christchurch, the Southern rail tour

takes guests as far as Stewart Island and has a real

focus on New Zealand’s history with stopovers in

Oamaru’s historic precinct or visits to Dunedin’s

Larnach Castle and the stunning viaducts of Taieri

Gorge. If you love the mountains and breathtaking

vistas inaccessible by road, then the West Coast

tour is the tour for you. If ocean views are more

your style, the East Coast tour travels from Dunedin

to Picton, culminating in a cruise in the Queen

Charlotte Sounds before returning south.

Are there opportunities to look around the

stop-over destinations independently?

Dunedin Railways prides itself on looking after

its guests’ every need, but we don’t want to

overwhelm guests with strict, inflexible itineraries,

which is why there are add-on tour options at

most of the stopover destinations. For those who

would like some independence, guests are welcome

to explore the stop-over destinations of their

own accord.

What sort of travellers will be on board the train?

Guests tell us they have made life-long friends during

their journey and continue to catch up regularly.

In fact, a lot of our repeat guests book their next

tours with people they met on their previous tours!

In short, our rail tours are for those who love

the nostalgia of rail travel, who have a sense of

adventure, but who also like to be taken care of!

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nikki@dunedinrailways.co.nz


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Waipara Sauvignon

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perfect compliment

to fresh, locally

produced food.


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NORTH CANTERBURY

WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

It’s been dubbed ‘the coolest little wine festival in the country’, and with so many

wonderful wine producers on board, it’s bound to be a corker.

The dark soils, clear skies and warm breezes are what make North Canterbury

such a special place, and Muddy Water Wines has captured this essence

in a wine. Just take a sip of their certified-organic wine at the festival and you’re

transported to that serenity in an instant.

Mt. Beautiful Wines believes that it’s the exact wild, rugged and breathtakingly

scenic region of North Canterbury that produces such beautiful wine, and we

absolutely agree. So, enjoy a tipple of Mt. Beautiful wine and take in your wonderful

surroundings. Continue your hazy morning at the festival with a glass or more of

fine, handcrafted Waipara wine from Ataahua Wines. Best served with good food

and great company, fill up your cup and explore the fantastic fare with friends.

As lunchtime approaches, you will be even more keen to try your next wine

and food match, so be sure to head to The Crater Rim stand where the team

from the rolling hills of Waipara will oh so perfectly match your next glass with

the fresh, locally produced foods that are available at the festival. With market

limited quantities of terroir-specific wines produced in their own two vineyards

and contracted sites in the Canterbury sub-regions of Waipara, Omihi and Banks

Peninsula and in Central Otago, there’s something for everyone’s palette. The team

behind the magic that is The Crater Rim Ltd very much look forward to seeing you

at their stand, where they’ll happily talk you through their range, pouring samples

along the way.

If the copious amounts of delectable food leave you feeling somewhat sluggish

after lunch, head to Mischief Wines and perk yourself back up with funky and

engaging whites and a moreish Pinot Noir and let the mischief quite literally ensue,

just in time to dance along to the DJ’s beats.

Feeling a little guilty about guzzling all of that wine? With Waipara producers

such as Silver Wing making natural, preservative-free wines, there’s never been

a better excuse to indulge. Don’t dash away without visiting the stand of 2018’s

‘Winery of the Year’, Greystone, either. Known for its 33-hectare organic vineyard

perched on the unique limestone hills of the Waipara Valley, visit their stall for the

certified-organic wines that won their very own Dom Maxwell the title of Gourmet

Traveller ‘Winemaker of the Year’.

After just one sip of Dunnolly wine, you’ll be sure to pine after the offerings from

the father-and-daughter winemaking duo, but fear not, their sumptuous wines are

available online for you to enjoy long after the festival ends.

Be sure to round off your day with Black Estate’s minimal intervention,

organically grown wines that are the thirst-quenching equivalent of the view from

their restaurant and accommodation, surely the perfect place to lay your head after

an indulgent day at the festival.


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FOOD TRENDS

This month, we get a taste for Eastern European cuisine.

Words & Photos Vanessa Ortynsky

recently visited Kate Grater at The Pierogi Joint, a café in

I Hillsborough that’s introducing Christchurch to Eastern

Europe’s favourite dish. Originally from Canada, Kate

has been living in Christchurch since 2013 and educating

Kiwis on one of Canada’s most popular foods, the humble

pierogi (which takes various spellings and forms!). Kate

describes the pierogi as a European dumpling, making it

a bit easier for New Zealanders to get their head around

this culinary delight.

If you’re wondering why so many Canadians have an

affinity for Eastern European cuisine, you’re not alone.

Following the Brits and the French, the next large wave

of immigrants to Canada came from Eastern Europe,

many making central Canada – Alberta, Saskatchewan and

Manitoba, in particular – their home. As a multicultural

country, Canadians of all culture have retained many of the

traditions to this day. Given my background as a Ukrainian

Canadian (just look at my surname if you need proof), I

was delighted when a friend mentioned The Pierogi Joint

was becoming a permanent fixture in our fine city.

Kate initially launched her business in 2014 and you may

have tried her pierogi at markets and events. Following a

brief hiatus, she’s now back in full force with the café. As

well as connecting to her own heritage, Kate loves that she

is introducing New Zealanders to an entirely new culture.

The menu changes regularly and is inspired by what’s

local, in season and fresh. When I visit, she’s serving up

cranberry cheeseburger and, my personal favourite, The

Gourmet, which is filled with kumara, feta and pine nuts! If

you’re a bit of a purist, she’s also got the original, humble

pierogi, which pays homage to that which is filled with

potato and served with fried onions and sour cream.

The Pierogi Joint also caters to all dietary requirements,

including vegan and gluten-free. Oh, and she’s introducing

sausage, like the traditional kubasa as well as a vegan

sausage.


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Definition:

Pirogi, pirohy, pyrohy, varenyky are filled

dumplings made by wrapping unleavened

dough around a savoury or sweet filling

then cooking in boiling water or panfrying.

Pierogi, which consist of noodle

dough and have to be cooked in boiling

water, are associated with the Central

and Eastern European kitchens where

they are considered national dishes. Their

variant varenyky and pyrohy are popular in

Ukrainian and Russian cuisine. The dumplings

may be served with a topping, such as

melted butter, sour cream or fried onion or

a combination of those ingredients.

Where to find them

Kate’s pierogies can be found at The

Pierogi Joint, her café on 7a Nuttall Drive,

Hillsborough (enter from Desi Street) and

a variety of local markets, including the

Christchurch Farmers’ Market. She has

regular nights at Level One in New Brighton

(1/217 Marine Parade).

Making pierogies

Making the perfect pierogi takes skill and

dedication. Not only has Kate nailed down

the pinching technique, she also loves

sharing her love of pierogi by hosting regular

cooking classes. Invite your friends over for

a few fun-filled hours learning the art of

pierogi making and testing out new fillings.

Sweet or Savoury

Growing up, we regularly had savoury

pierogies, often with potato, potato and

cheese, sauerkraut or prune (yes, prune)

filling. When we visited the motherland for

the first time, I was surprised to see sweet

pierogies a permanent fixture at the dinner

table. Blueberry and cherry pierogies were

popular, but Kate is offering more gourmet

options like apple pie and sweet cheese

vanilla custard (served with ice cream,

caramel and dusted with cinnamon!)


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FOODIE

EXTRA

Words Kate Preece

Accolades for

Amberley

If you need another reason to make

your way north of the Waimak, Little

Vintage Espresso (20 Markham Street,

Amberley) is worth a visit. In fact, Trip

Advisor reviewers have let the cat out

of the bag, collectively deciding it’s the

best place to eat in Amberley. The

health-driven smoothie collection was

proving popular when we visited on a

busy Saturday morning. With flavours

such as beetroot, apple and ginger, or

coconut and manjo, we were surely

tempted too. We instead joined the

queue of coffee drinkers, enjoying our

fuel up before setting course for a day

in Waipara.

Bay Road Peanut Butter

Factory & Café Opens

What could improve on having a factory

making super fresh peanut butter in Dunedin?

Having a café on the factory site – that’s

what! Bay Road Peanut Butter has infused the

food and beverages menu with seriously local

flavour, with Common Ground Espresso,

Windy Ridge Milk, toast from Spelt Bakery

and jams from Eat with Kate all close at hand.

facebook.com/bayroadnz/

Make a show of it

Foodies will be starting to get their drool

on in anticipation of The Food Show’s

arrival next month. Christchurch kicks

off the tour, which brings celebrity chefs,

masterclasses, demonstrations and a

host of products to Horncastle Arena on

April 5-7. Healthy options will be in full

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You got your start on My Kitchen Rules in Australia and you

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I certainly would! I had such a great time filming My Kitchen

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I think when anything in life is new and unfamiliar our initial

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Crispy skin pork belly with roasted pumpkin doused in a

creamy tahini dressing.

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That’s sort of like saying how do you drive somewhere when

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Pete Evans, fittingly known as Paleo Pete, is a fan of yours,

that’s pretty exciting…

That is a massive pinch-myself moment! Having met him

when filming MKR and now to call him both a friend and

colleague is pretty damn cool. I look up to Pete in many

ways and am excited that we both have this opportunity to

share our passion and expertise in living a great life with

those around us.

What will you be doing at The Food Show this year?

I’ll be sharing a bunch of my favourite paleo and keto recipes

that anyone can do. My aim is for my cooking demonstrations

to be so easy and inspiring that you can race home and make

the dishes for yourself.

See Luke Hines live at The Food Show Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. foodshow.co.nz


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Ingredients

500g firm fish (gurnard, elephant fish)

500g seafood marinara mix (prawns,

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4 onions, sliced

6-8 carrots, cut into strips

½ celery, chopped

2L milk

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1/4 cup dashi (shrimp stock)

500g butter

500g flour

salt & pepper (to taste)

100g garlic butter

fresh ciabatta loaf

Method

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2. Fry onions and carrots until soft and put to one side.

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