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LIVING

LIFE

JUNE 2019

DISCOVERING

POSITIVE

RETIREMENT

INSIDE

Better health for all

PAGE 3

What’s on in

Christchurch

PAGE 4 & 5

Advanced care plans

PAGE 9

Discover the new

Peugeot 508 GT

PAGE 11

Plan your funeral,

your way

Speak to us today about no obligation,

free funeral planning


ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR

DISABILITY INFORMATION

& HELP

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LIVING

LIFE

MOBILITY

For anyone with a disability

or impairment, whether it

is temporary or permanent,

finding the right people to

provide help can be difficult

and frustrating.

Aspire Canterbury, a notfor-profit

organisation

established over 30 years

ago, specialises in providing

information and services for

the disabled, and connecting

clients with the support and

help they need to live as

independently as possible.

“Our aim is to encourage

independent living for

anyone with disabilities,”

says manager Julie Paalvast.

“We help them navigate the

information about anything

they need and want in their

daily lives by connecting

them with the organisations

INSPIRING INDEPENDENT

living

A not-for-profit with over 30-years’ experience providing

unbiased knowledge and services. Aspire enable social

freedom and independence to people, their families

and whanau, who live with any impairment.

If you are looking for un-bias advice, products

for hire or sale, or the discounted taxi scheme

– contact our team today!

Disability Information: Offering un-biased advice

to assist people in the navigation of organisation’s or

services.

Mobile Service: Connecting with communities.

Fun interactive presentations of our information,

services and easier living equipment. We come to you!

Shop and Hire: Shop on-line or visit us in our shop

at 314 Worcester Street. Plenty of free parking.

Total Mobility Discounted Taxi Service: A

scheme which provides 50% discounts on taxi

journeys to eligible people in the Christchurch area

who, due to health conditions, are unable to access

public transport. Contact us on 03 366 9093.

that are set up to meet those

needs. We’re a one-stopshop

for them.”

For the elderly, who have

been busy and active all

their lives, having reduced

mobility through health

or an accident can be

difficult to deal with. Aspire

Canterbury helps them

retain their independence

and remain living at home

by providing wheelchairs,

walkers and ramps for hire

or purchase, and as an

approved Total Mobility

agency, provides halfprice

taxi fares so they

can continue to do their

shopping and visit friends

and family.

The organisation’s mobile

van travels to centres

right around Canterbury

314 Worcester Street,

Linwood, Christchurch

Ph: 03 366 6189

Freephone: 0800 347 242

Ph: (Total Mobility) 03 366 9093

E: manager@aspirecanterbury.org.nz | W: www.aspirecanterbury.org.nz

Photo: Kylie Taylor

Mobile Services Co-ordinator Kylie Taylor demonstrates a walker with seat, alongside a new-model

wheelchair and the Aspire Canterbury van.

presenting disability information to

people in places such as rest homes,

hospitals and marae.

The offices are located at 314 Worcester

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BETTER

HEALTH

FOR ALL

C ommunity inf luencer

Wholistic health therapies have been

Sandra Curle’s passion for the forty plus

years she has worked in the healthcare

industry. Facilitating therapies and

processes which help a person identify

their core health ailments in order to heal

and move toward optimum health, has

been her quest.

The Better Health Clinic offers the

following services: The Avatar System for

testing and recording of toxins, including

heavy metals, radiation, chemicals,

bacteria, mercury, etc.

And…

Better Health also offers CranioSacral

Therapy which is a light-touch approach

which can create dramatic improvements

by releasing tensions deep in the body

to relieve pain and improve whole-body

health and performance.

“I love what I do and the results my

patients have had.” Sandra shared.

WE ASKED SANDRA

THE FOLLOWING:

What is the benefit of an Avatar

reading?

In today’s environment, the human body

is laden with toxins from just about

everything. For instance, the air we

breathe, the foods we eat, the cosmetics

and hygiene products we use. Cleaning

supplies, automobile and yard products.

People often forget the body is like

a sponge and absorbs chemicals and

toxins and holds onto them within the

body systems. In time, when the body

is overloaded, illness takes over and the

immune system breaks down. This is

where the Avatar system comes into play.

Ridding the body of pollutants

After an Avatar reading, remedies are

determined in the form of drops, like

homeopathy, which are customised for

each client based upon their reading.

The drops act as a detoxification

process focused on supporting the body

with flushing out the toxins and are

customised remedies for each person,

based upon their reading results.

What ages are Avatar readings

safe?

All ages, all sexes and all animals, too.

Benefits

Natural, nontoxic with great results.

CONTACT INFO

03 388 3999 or 027 342 4892

www.betterhealthclinic.co.nz

sandracurle@xtra.co.nz

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LIVING

LIFE

COMMUNITY

INFLUENCER

Family Owned & Operated

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Call Jess for care

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General Inquiries:

(03) 982 2165


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LIVING

LIFE

ENTERTAINMENT

CHRISTCHURCH

BRICK SHOW

Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Ave,

Addington, Christchurch

Saturday 13 July 2019 9.00am and

Sunday 14 July 2019 9.00am

Ticket Information: $5 Per person & under 2

year-olds free.

This event is still the biggest LEGO show of its

kind in New Zealand!

Now with more space than ever before, the

Christchurch Brick Show will exhibit

amazing LEGO models for all age

groups in 4,000 square meters of

space at the Horncastle Arena. Over

200 enthusiasts and collectors will

show their designs, collections

and contraptions to inspire

creativity and innovation.

Children will have the opportunity

to go hands-on with various

LEGO focused activities in

Imagination Station’s huge build

and learn zone, sponsored by

Mitre 10 Mega. Activities include

building spaces, mechanics

benches, mosaic walls, gaming area,

remote control LEGO vehicles, ramp

races (from 4 meters high!) and more!

Come along and see the massive LEGO

displays and go in the draw to win a family trip

to Dreamworld (including the official LEGO

store)!

Free Parking, with food and refreshments

available on site, along with exclusive deals from

Toyworld with the biggest range of LEGO sets for

sale in New Zealand.

Still just $5 Per Person - Under 2 year-olds free!

Ticket payment at the door by cash or eftpos.

NEW BRIGHTON

SEASIDE

MARKET

New Brighton Pedestrian Mall,

Brighton Mall, New Brighton,

Christchurch

Every saturday : 10.00am - 2.00pm

Where: New Brighton Pedestrian

Mall, Brighton Mall, New Brighton,

Christchurch

• Admission: Free

Website:

• New Brighton Seaside Market

Facebook Page

Every Saturday, New Brighton’s

pedestrian mall is filled with colour

and creativity!

Come down to the seaside and

enjoy, live entertainment, great

food, fresh produce, arts, crafts,

jewellery and more. There’s also

a bouncy castle and free facepainting

for the littlies.

Life is Better By the Sea.

Enquiries please text 0275174250

or email - seasidemarket@xtra.

co.nz.

A New Brighton Project initiative.

“Creating Community Together”.

MERIVALE

RETIREMENT VILLAGE

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LAMB & HAYWARD

MASTERWORKS:

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Presents

Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore St,

Christchurch

Saturday 27 July 2019

7.30pm - 9.30pm

Part of Christchurch Symphony

Orchestra 2019 Season

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor

Liv Sivkov Cello

LILBURN Aotearoa Overture

ELGAR Cello Concerto in E Minor

FARR Roar of a Thousand Tigers

(World Premiere)

Gareth Farr’s newly commissioned orchestral

work, Roar of a Thousand Tigers, takes

its name from Sherpa Tenzing Norgay’s

description to Sir Edmund Hillary of the

violent, high altitude icy winds that buffet

the uppermost slopes of Mount Everest. It is

a symphonic homage to possibly the most

famous New Zealander of all time - and the

summit that he and Tenzing first reached in

1953.

In celebration of the 100 years since the

birth of Sir Edmund, with the support of

Creative New Zealand, the symphony was

commissioned by the Hillary Centenary

Steering Committee.

Performing Elgar’s intensely emotional

concerto, Russian-born cellist Lev Sivkov

has won 1st prize in a number of prestigious

music competitions, including the 2015

Naumburg International Cello Competition.

He is currently Principal Cello with

Philharmonia Zurich and performs across

Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.

Douglas Lilburn’s Aotearoa Overture explores

the shimmer of light on the sea surrounding

the New Zealand coastline. Lilburn wished to

reflect a sense of freshness and exhilaration

in this, one of his earlier symphonic

compositions.

Wheelchair and companion tickets are $16.50

each plus fees. To book, call the Eventfinda

phone sales team on 0800 289 849 or email

support@eventfinda.co.nz

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LIVING

LIFE

ENTERTAINMENT

Where you live,

can inspire

how you live.

At Elloughton Village you’re in great company.

Our community is rich and varied, made up of friends and neighbours who

have led amazing, inspiring lives. Teachers, preachers, nurses, naturopaths,

pilots and sports champs - it’s really quite an extraordinary group of people

you will find living here.

With superb amenities, beautiful surrounds, tailored care services and

engaging activities, you too will find a rewarding, inspiring life waiting for you

at Elloughton Village.

Jesse Schell, our Site Manager, would love to take you on a personalised tour,

answer any questions you have and introduce you to our vibrant, ever-growing

community. Give us a call to make an appointment.

Brand new, world-class,

architecturally-designed,

2-bedroom stand alone villas,

priced from just $380,000.

Advanced care facilities

Available on site if you need them

Leave no pet behind

Your family pet is welcome here

Peace of mind

St John medical alarm in every home

Brand new villas

With leading brand appliances

Discover inspired living at Elloughton Village.

Call Jesse now on 0800 155 155.

For a virtual tour of the Village and a villa go to www.elloughtonvillage.co.nz

www.elloughtonvillage.co.nz

1 Pages Road, Marchwiel, Timaru 7910

Our Village sales office has more information and is open from

Monday to Thursday. Bookings for tours are essential.


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LIFE

VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEERING CANTERBURY

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a breakout of the house? An archive/

filing superstar is required for a few hours each

week at a central Christchurch office to help with

getting some historical files organised so that

they can be easily found, which in turn will free

up some office space. More details on this role

at www.volcanmatch.com – check the category

‘administration’ or call 03 366 2442

Are you our new Master Chef? This organisation

prepares a meal every six weeks for a group of

senior citizens – many of whom would normally

be eating by themselves. It’s a great programme

located in St Albans and our stunning chef over

many years is leaving us and we would love to

find someone who can plan and cook a two

course meal for a large group, leading a team of

other great volunteers. This role is listed under

the category ‘catering and food services’ on our

database, www.volcanmatch.com or call 03 366

2442

Volunteering Canterbury thanks

everyone who is gifting time

to make a difference in our

community. A community is

only as strong as its members.

Volunteering: Whiria te Tangata –

Weaving the People together.

The support and outpouring of love

and service is the backbone of our

city, Christchurch. Are you ready to

make a difference? Find out how at

www.volcanmatch.com

A great lifestyle in a

supportive community

• Stunning serviced

apartments

• Restaurant & bar

• Landscaped

courtyards

• Close to The Palms

Open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

or by appointment including weekends.

Apartments

ranging from

$289,500

Call Jenny on 021 993 943 for your own personal guided tour

The Village Palms - 31 Shirley Road, Shirley Where new memories are made


NEURONS THAT FIRE

TOGETHER, WIRE TOGETHER

Aristotle was right, we are what we repeatedly do,

but modern neuroscientists would add that we

are also what we repeatedly think.

Neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to make

new neural pathways based on the information it

receives, isn’t new (our brains have always been

plastic); what is new is our understanding of this

phenomenon.

This is probably best summarised by the adage,

‘Neurons that fire together wire together’.

In other words, if you think a thought or perform

an action often enough, the neurons that are

responsible for executing those thoughts and

actions will start to join together to form new

neural pathways to accommodate them.

For example, if you constantly think about a pain

you are experiencing, the brain will create neural

pathways to make accessing that pain easier.

However, as soon as you accept you have pain,

the brain will begin to re-route away from pain

and towards acceptance. And, if you can make

acceptance your default mode, the pain usually

becomes much easier to manage (simple but not

easy).

To some degree this is what the placebo effect is

all about i.e. you take a pill that you think will

relieve your pain, the brain starts to re-route to

accommodate that thought and, hey presto, the

pain abates.

There are lots of things you can do to promote

brain plasticity, but let’s focus on three:

1. Aerobic exercise that gets a sweat up creates

a protein called Brain Derived Neurotrophic

Factor (BDNF) and BDNF is considered to be

‘fertiliser for the brain’. So, while a stroll in the

park is beneficial on a number of levels, if you

really want to energise your brain, a fast walk

that elevates your heart rate is much better.

2. If you want your brain to learn new stuff,

focused repetition (practice) is essential. Practice

makes perfect, right? Nope, perfect practice

makes perfect. Watch the average golfer spraying

balls left, right and centre on the driving range

and ask yourself what kind of plasticity is likely

to occur.

3. The celebrated neuroscientist Michael

Merzenich, says older people are good at creating

negative neuroplasticity, aka ‘you can’t teach an

old dog new tricks’ syndrome. As it turns out,

not only can Rover learn new stuff, if he makes

learning new stuff a habit there’s a good chance

his brain will remain flexible into old age, which

has significant implications for those of you who

are concerned about dementia in its many guises.

To summarise: The discovery that our brains

are plastic is a potential game-changer, but only

if you feed your brain with helpful thoughts,

exercise with the objective of getting out of puff,

practice stuff you want to learn as perfectly as

possible and stay engaged in the game of life.

Tim Webster, Exercise as Medicine NZ

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LIFE

MENTAL HEALTH

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Briefs from $29.00

Underlays from $29.00

Kylies from $28.00

Accessories from $14.00

Our Home is

Your Home

When support is required to continue

living life to the full, Radius Care aims

to make the transition into aged care as

smooth as possible. New Zealand owned

and operated, our Kiwi values is about

providing the best lifestyle possible.

Visit radiuscare.co.nz

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RESEARCH

SHOWS

IMPORTANCE

OF EXERCISE

IN CANCER

CARE

Exercise New Zealand chief executive

Richard Beddie today backed United

Kingdom research which is showing the

benefits of exercise for people who have

had cancer.

Research at Northumbria University,

Newcastle, has been investigating the

important role that structured exercise

programmes can play in living with and

after recovery.

Beddie says the evidence of the benefits

of exercise as medicine, is growing.

“With everything from mental health

to heart disease it is now being well

understood that exercise works in

prevention, and in many cases beneficial

during treatment, alongside more

traditional medical interventions,” he

says.

“New research shows the benefits of

exercise for those with cancer, both

during and post treatment.

“With the financial demands on the New

Zealand health system growing every

day, we need to look at innovative and

cost-effective ways of enhancing existing

treatments, as well as preventing the

need for some treatments in the first

place.

“Exercise professionals are now

being recognised in their role

working alongside other allied health

professionals. Specialist training for

exercise professionals is now available in

New Zealand to help them understand

the specific needs of those with long

term health conditions.”

The UK research report says cancers

of the breast, prostate and colon are

amongst the most common in western

societies. Although survival rates are

increasing, the physical and mental

impacts of these cancers and their

treatments are long-lasting.

Physical activity and structured

exercise have an important role to play

in alleviating the physiological and

psychological impact of cancer and its

treatments, their report says.

Cancer is now considered a chronic

condition because more people are living

longer after a cancer diagnosis. The

UK research was about using physical

exercise as part of lifestyle interventions

to improve the health of people living

with and beyond cancer.

For further information contact Richard

Beddie on 027 5205744

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ADVANCED CARE

PLANS

Have you thought about what care you

want to receive when you reach the end of

your life? During the course of our lives

we expend an enormous amount of energy

planning where we want to live, what we

want to achieve during our lifetimes, but

we don’t give much time or thought to what

we would like to happen at the end of our

lives.

If you have a major health event that

deprives you of the ability to make your

wishes known to your family or to the

health professionals responsible for your

care, taking some time now to discuss what

SUDOKU - EASY

you want at the end of your life will provide

vital guidance if your loved ones have to

make those decisions for you.

An Advance Care Plan or Advance

Directive (“Advance Care Plan”) is a way to

help you communicate to your loved ones

your wishes about your future health care

and will help your loved ones and your

health care providers to understand what is

important to you and what treatment you

do or do not want in the event that you are

unable to communicate with those around

you.

EXERCISE THE MIND

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QUICK CROSSWORD SOLUTIONS ON PAGE 10

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Under the Code of Health and

Disability Services Consumers’

Rights you have the right to

use an Advance Care Plan to

make your health care wishes

known. Examples might be

the desire not to receive blood

transfusions, be resuscitated or

kept alive with the use of life

support systems.

The Code gives a person, who

has capacity to make decisions

for themselves, the right to

make an Advance Care Plan.

When deciding on whether to

follow your Advance Care Plan,

your health care professional

will try to ensure that:

• you had capacity at the time

the Advance Care Plan was

made;

• you made your Advance Care

Plan of your own free will;

• you were informed and

understood the decisions you

were making; and

• your Advance Care Plan

applies to the current

circumstances, whatever they

may be.

To assist the treating team

considering these factors, you

are encouraged to complete

the section in the Plan dealing

with your treatment and care

choices with your health care

professional and you both

then sign and date this. The

completed Plan is entered onto

an electronic database which is

available to staff if you go into

hospital or to St Johns if your

require assistance.

Talking about your Advance

Care Plan with your loved ones

and in particular your attorney

for care and welfare, if you have

appointed one, is an important

conversation and should be

an integral part of your estate

planning for you.

At Harmans we have a specialist

seniors team dealing with estate

planning, give Phillipa Shaw a

call on 03 352 2293 to arrange

an appointment to discuss your

situation.

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ACROSS

1 Summer month (4)

3 Sheath for a sword (8)

9 Stray from the subject (7)

10 Grown-up (5)

11 Paved garden area (5)

12 List of things to be done or

discussed (6)

DOWN

1 Summer month (4)

3 Sheath for a sword (8)

9 Stray from the subject (7)

10 Grown-up (5)

11 Paved garden area (5)

12 List of things to be done or

discussed (6)

14 In truth (6)

16 Extortionate money-lender (6)

19 Infuriate (6)

21 Garden tools (5)

24 Contempt (5)

25 Incident (7)

26 Cooked egg dish (8)

27 Conspiracy (4)

14 In truth (6)

16 Extortionate money-lender (6)

19 Infuriate (6)

21 Garden tools (5)

24 Contempt (5)

25 Incident (7)

26 Cooked egg dish (8)

27 Conspiracy (4)


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LIFE

UC STUDIES

LURE OF THE ICE ENTICES

BRIGHT YOUNG RESEARCHERS

Antarctica continues to call bright young researchers to her

icy shores, and scholarships are making their ground-breaking

research at University of Canterbury (UC) possible.

“They are the top of the top,” UC’s Gateway Antarctica director

Professor Wolfgang Rack says of the two students who accepted

scholarships last week, Shinae Montie and Rose Foster. “I am

looking forward to the research they produce. It is amazing, the

difference they can make, because they are really at the forefront

of new knowledge that is relevant to global change.”

The Christchurch City Council (CCC), ChristchurchNZ and

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) contribute to

scholarships for Antarctic research at UC.

Montie was awarded a $5000 MFAT

scholarship for her research using satellite

remote sensing to detect heatwaves in the

Antarctic Ocean.

“We should be more worried about

heatwaves in the ocean than gradual

warming,” she says.

Twice they flew to Antarctica, but adverse

weather prevented the plane landing. For

these passionate young researchers, who

had only dreamed of visiting Antarctica, it

was hard work.

“It was an emotional rollercoaster,” Foster

says. “When we finally walked out onto

the ice, I just burst into tears!”

Foster was inspired by David

Attenborough’s pioneering Frozen

Planet documentary to give up her flight

attendant job and “do more to help the

planet. The main aspects of polar ecology

that interest me are understanding how

species have adapted to living in such

extreme environments, understanding

the impact climate change is having

on them now and in the future, and

also participating in research which

contributes to the development of effective

conservation initiatives to mitigate these

impacts,” she says.

The trip to the ice was beyond everything

she could have imagined, she says. “It has

ignited my motivation for studying and

conserving the vulnerable species that call

the frozen parts of our planet ‘home’.”

Montie’s interest in Antarctica developed

earlier, during her final years of high

school.

“I began to explore electives that could

accompany my degree in ecology. I

have always been drawn to the marine

environment; however, my focus has since

shifted towards the Southern Ocean. I now

know that I want to dedicate my career to

understanding, learning, educating and

protecting the Antarctic, and the Southern

Ocean region in particular.”

Both students paid tribute to the

organisations who had helped to

facilitate their research and as part of

the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic

Studies, UC offers an 8 to 10 day field

course at Scott Base and in Windless

Bight, Antarctica, comprising a mix of

analytical projects (data and information

gathering, analysis and interpretation)

and interpretative exercises. Antarctic

field training and the experience of living

and working in the polar environment are

additional components of this course.

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A free daily online crossword that's not too difficult - just

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ACROSS

1 Summer month (4)

3 Sheath for a sword (8)

9 Stray from the subject (7)

10 Grown-up (5)

11 Paved garden area (5)

12 List of things to be done or

discussed (6)

14 In truth (6)

16 Extortionate money-lender (6)

19 Infuriate (6)

21 Garden tools (5)

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THE NEW

508 GT

BY ROSS KIDDIE

Everyone who laid eyes on it said what a beautiful

car – elegant, luxurious and downright classy.

These comments referred to the entire design of

Peugeot’s new 508 GT Fastback, and I could see

by the looks from other motorists it was certainly

capturing interest. I’m not arguing against that, but

you’d expect nothing less from this exciting French

automobile manufacturer.

Yes, the 508 GT has definite appeal, the style is

sleek and the interior is simply gorgeous. However,

it’s not perfect; while Peugeot have created an

upmarket cabin layout, I found some of the

secondary control buttons frustrating, they don’t

have any haptic feel and sometimes you don’t

believe that the button has generated the function

you want, so you push it again and it takes you to

where you don’t want to be.

There is some sound upon activation, but it’s quiet,

which could be problematic for those in theLiving

Life demographic who may suffer from age-related

hearing loss.

This is all very minor, and after almost two weeks

in the test car I grew to understand it and enjoyed

it immensely. Some might suggest the 508’s 1.6-litre

engine isn’t true grand tourer material, but when

the go pedal is given a bit of a nudge the Fastback

certainly scampers along.

For the record, Peugeot rate the turbocharged fourpotter

at 169kW and 300Nm, both outputs realised

where you want them, low in the rev band at

5500rpm and 2500rpm. As a consequence, power

is generally accessible without lag. As a vehicle, the

508 is a big car, but there’s no suggestion the engine

isn’t up to task, it is one of the sweetest engines to

come out of the Peugeot/Citroen factories, and I

simply adore it.

Power is channelled through to the front wheels

through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Interestingly, the 508 gets a manual drive mode

that can be selected at will, there are also comfort

and sport modes. Each has its own significance, but

I chose to use normal/comfort mode mostly, only

accessing the others for evaluation purposes.

Certainly, in the sport or manual setting the GT’s

character comes out, it is lively and constantly

eager. For the record, the 508 will lunge to

100km/h from a standstill in 7.3sec, and will make

a highway overtake – 80-120km/h – in 4.6sec.

On the subject of figures, if you aren’t stirring

the engine to work that turbo boost, it is also

surprisingly economical. Peugeot claims a

combined average cycle of 5.7-litres per 100km

(49mpg); during my time in the GT it was

constantly listing around 7.6l/100km (37mpg)

with a 4.7l/100km (63mpg) instantaneous figure at

100km/h (engine speed 1600rpm).

I took the test car through some of the windy

peninsula roads and I knew I wasn’t going to

be disappointed with its handling. For many

years Peugeot has been the champion in terms

of suspension and ride quality versus handling

control. The 508 has a glorious ride, it’s almost

un-GT-like with soft spring and damper rates, but

it also offers the control you would want in a sports

sedan/liftback.

Riding on high quality Michelin rubber (235/40

x 19in), steerage is millimetre precise and turnin

is direct. At just 1.4m the 508 sits low, body

movement is unaffected by gravitational change,

it is kept even by the suspension along with

complete absorption through the four-corner, fully

independent system.

At $55,990 ($57,990 with nappa leather), it also sits

appealingly in the marketplace. It is a car built with

plenty of French flair, pride, passion and panache,

competing well against competition from its

European counterparts.

At these prices it punches well above its weight,

and if you add in build quality and level of kit, it is

one very desirable grand tourer.

Price – Peugeot 508 GT Fastback,

$57,990

Dimensions – Length, 4750mm; width,

1859mm; height, 1404mm

Configuration – Four-cylinder, frontwheel-drive,

1598cc, 169kW, 300Nm,

eight-speed automatic.

Performance – 0-100km/h, 7.3sec

Fuel usage – 5.7l/100km

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