Style: October 04, 2019


october 2019

The culture issue

The events


What to lock in

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The South Island

on the big screen

October 2019

On the international stage

The most impressive performance venue ever

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What better way to get excited

about the tail-end of the year

than by booking in some fun and

frivolity? With so much on the social

calendar from now until the end of

summer, it was easy for us to infuse

our October issue with a considered

dose of culture.

A good show starts with a great

story, but a story comes to life in the

right setting. It makes sense, then,

that the South Island is attracting an

increasing amount of attention, as

its expansive landscapes provide for

instant filter-free backdrops. Currently

being filmed in Queenstown is the

Great Southern Television crimedrama

One Lane Bridge, with a cast

that includes Dominic Ona-Ariki, Sara

Wiseman and Michelle Langstone.

Juliet Speedy caught up with its

executive producer Philip Smith, as

well as Dame Gaylene Preston, to

discuss the future of the film industry

in the South.

We mix up food and culture with

a look at what our venues have to

offer to satisfy our senses, while

Richard Dalman highlights the most

awe-inspiring opera house I’ve ever

seen (page 35). We also have your

next party outfit sorted and identify

the best ways to make your outdoor

areas sing.

We hope you find plenty of

entertainment in Style.




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Taste North Canterbury

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event is the best way to add a bit of

mystery to dining... without introducing

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formula means you won’t know

exactly where you are dining until

the pre-dinner cocktail soirée sees

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hat. With any luck, those going to the

Queenstown event (18 October), will

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with mentors to raise funds for those

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Club has evolved over the years, and

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lucky patrons, who no doubt will find

more temptations in the auction that

features a Ladies Day out with So Spa,

Queenstown, and an in-home dining

experience with… Corey.

For others wishing to improve the lives

of others, secure your ticket to the

Charity Hospital Christmas Gala on

29 November. The annual fundraising

event will take place at Wigram’s

Air Force Museum, where a threecourse

plated dinner, beverages, live

entertainment and an auction will make

for another great night.

Winos rejoice: Taste North

Canterbury is back for another round.

This year held in the Limes Room

of the Christchurch Town Hall, 24

October will satisfy your Thursday

thirst with unlimited tastings and

bottomless snacks.

On 10 October, it’s all about fashion at

Dress-Smart Hornby, where the Spring

Showcase will accessorise the first 100

fashionistas with a goodie bag. Always

nice to fossick through in between the

passing of models down the catwalk.

Further south, the Zonta Club of

Metropolitan Dunedin will present

Extraordinary Fashion 2019 at

Dunedin’s Edgar Centre on 17

October. In association with the Mercy

Hospital, the annual event celebrates

its big 2-0 this year and its proceeds

will go to Plunket. See the latest

from southern stars such as NOM*d,

Company of Strangers and Charmaine

Reveley, and do your bit by supporting

the charity auction.

If it’s your outdoor areas that need

to step up to meet the latest trends,

best book your spot on the Goom

Landscapes Lifespace Tour. The

ticketed self-guided tour of 10 highcalibre

Christchurch properties ends

with a post-event barbecue, where you

can swap learnings over a beverage.

Proceeds go to The Inspire Foundation,

whose ‘Grit Programme’ is aimed at

strengthening the mental fortitude of

young people in our communities.



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Wanaka fashionistas are applauding

the arrival of Sills + Co to their

neck of the country. The Kiwiowned

family business opened at

80A Ardmore Street last month,

with founder Caroline Sills there to

mark the occasion.

White Room Interiors has been

busy curating the look and feel of

its new store – a short stroll down

the road. Find inspiration at 1027

Colombo Street.

For 73 years, Colombus & Ware

has been the brand many a man

has turned to in their hour of

fashion need. Perhaps lesser-known

is its relationship with Rembrandt,

and the fact they each had a 50

per cent ownership of the Merivale

Colombus & Ware store, until

recently. The menswear store

has now had a makeover that

not only sees a new fit-out but

a new banner – it will be called

Rembrandt Merivale from October.

Also sporting a fresh makeover

in Merivale mall is Storm. To

celebrates its new look, it

partnered up with Kiwi artist Tess

Costil to create three multimedia

collages that now grace the store’s

freshly painted walls. Available as

limited-edition prints, they were

inspired by Storm’s own custom

prints, which also bridge the gap

between pretty and powerful.

This year has seen Highgate

welcome Joanna Salmond’s

jewellery studio to its midst.

While one of her most famous

clients was the late Carrie Fisher

(aka Princess Leia), who had a

bespoke collar made for her

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1-6 & 9-12 OCTOBER


Isaac Theatre Royal



Christchurch Town Hall



Christchurch Town Hall


8 & 9

Kris Kristofferson

See the original A Star is Born legend

performing hits from his extensive

songbook with The Strangers.

8: Regent Theatre, Dunedin

9: Christchurch Town Hall

17 & 19

Tami Neilson

A rare up-close and personal acoustic

show with brother Jay for full

appreciation of her soulful songs and

powerhouse vocals.

17: Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin

19: The Piano, Christchurch

19 & 20

Postmodern Jukebox

Get ready for the most sensational

’20s party this side of The Great

Gatsby when Welcome to the

Twenties 2.0 comes to town.

19: Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

20: Regent Theatre, Dunedin



Women’s Lifestyle Expo

Everything from jewellery and beauty

to business products, crafts, fitness,

food and wine sampling.

Horncastle Arena, Christchurch


SCAPE Season Opening

A family fun day to kick off SCAPE’s

six-week festival of free-to-view

public artworks popping up around

central Christchurch.

Margaret Mahy Playground,



Akaroa FrenchFest

A weekend of French culture,

entertainment and romance

celebrating Akaroa’s unique history,

kicking off with a Friday night

street party.

Akaroa Recreation Ground



Rugby World Cup

NZ takes on Italy in the countdown

to the quarter-finals.


13 & 19

Pink Star Walk

Remember those lost, celebrate

survivors, and help raise funds

towards eliminating deaths from

breast cancer.

13: Queenstown Gardens

19: North Hagley Park,



Halloween Ride

Dress up – or dress up your bike

– to frighten the trick-or-treaters

on a 7km Beckenham Loop cycle

to conclude Biketober, starting

at 7.30pm.

Corner Sandwich Road and

Eastern Terrace, Christchurch



Escape from Haunted House

Interactive school holiday fun for kids

aged 5-8.

Court Theatre, Christchurch


It’s Showtime: Magic & Illusion

An all-ages show from leading

magician Mike Lindsay assisted by his

sidekicks, Jazz the Dove and Nugget

the Chicken.

Villa Maria College, Christchurch

15 & 19

Mr Red Light

Four strangers form an unlikely

bond when, fleeing police, Mr Red

Light seeks refuge in a pie shop.

An absurdly funny new play

from Nightsong.

15: Regent Theatre, Dunedin

19: Lake Wanaka Centre


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It’s that time of year, when the weekends get longer because they start on Thursday.

We’re a bit of a predictable bunch, but it’s good to know that your fave event is coming

around for another year. So, we are delivering you your social calendar must-attends,

but ensuring you know a little more than you thought you would, this year.

Words Kate Preece


SCAPE Public Art Season 2019

Your opinion on art could see you winging

your way to China with your bestie. Yes, as

you wind your way along the SCAPE Public

Art Walkway that connects the 14 artworks

that make up the 2019 season, keep a

mental note and then enter your standout

via the online survey (

to be in to win flights with China Southern

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The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival

A crowd favourite in this town, you need to

be quick off the mark to secure your tickets.

Entertainment from the Phoenix Foundation,

The Chills, Hollie Smith and more will make

for a great atmosphere. The ultimate for

beer aficionados, who can put their money

($10) where their mouths are and enter their

own homebrew for assessment. All in New

Zealand’s largest indoor events arena.

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Image: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

12 & 15 NOVEMBER

Addington Cup Week

There’s a petting zoo at Addington Raceway

on Friday 15 November. Truly. And that’s no

reference to the scenes that unfurl after the

last horse has crossed the line on Tuesday.

Entry to the public areas is by way of a gold

coin donation on Canterbury Anniversary

Day, and your cash goes to the Maia Health

Foundation. Expect a far more PG affair to

that of the NZ Trotting Cup Day.


The New Zealand Agricultural Show

Cows, sheep, horses and wine. Yes, the 16th

annual New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition

takes place in conjunction with this agricultural

event in Christchurch. So, be it riesling, sauvignon

blanc, pinot gris, gewürztraminer, viognier or

muscat, verdelho, arneis, rosé, sauvignon gris... pay

attention before you swill to see whether you

are enjoying what has been decreed as the best

available in New Zealand.

In addition, it’s at this time of year that the New

Zealand Winemaker of the Year is crowned. Each

competing winemaker puts forward the three

wines of different varieties and styles that best

show off their skills. Last year’s accolade went to

Jen Parr from Valli Vineyard.

Jen Parr, Valli Vineyard.

Trelise Cooper.

Image: Phil Walker/Getty Images

27 & 28 NOVEMBER

Fashion for a Cure

Dunedin and Christchurch have had their run, but this truly

fashionable event has two more southern stops for 2019:

Rippon Hall, Lake Wanaka on 27 November and inside a

Nordic teepee at Lake Hayes on 28 November. You’ll see

the latest collections by Trelise Cooper, Zambesi, Kathryn

Wilson, Carlson, Augustine and more, but really, this is

about more than that.

Breast Cancer Cure (BCC) is New Zealand’s only not-forprofit

organisation dedicated to funding scientific research to

find a cure for breast cancer. Trelise Cooper is the patron

for the trust, which was founded in 1997, and its long list of

ambassadors include Petra Bagust, Karen Walker and Shane

Cortese. More than $6 million of grants have ensued since

Dr John Harman’s vision became a reality, with the funding

of a Chair in Breast Cancer at the Auckland University

School of Medicine a significant step to boost research into

diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in New Zealand.

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A Day at the Polo

Now in its 11th year, this award-winning

event is set in the stunning private

grounds of the Port Hills Polo Club in

Tai Tapu and plays host to two polo

matches, including the rare opportunity

to watch polo at a high level in the New

Zealand vs. Australia match. Guests

enjoy the relaxed garden party feel while

enjoying a luncheon by Twentyfour

Catering, live and silent auctions, the

fashion in the field and, of course, the

traditional stomping of the divots.

All proceeds raised support Ronald

McDonald House South Island – sounds

like a winning Christmas function idea.


South Island Wine & Food Festival

There are only certain times of the year when

you can drink in Hagley Park, and this is one

of them. There will be 40 boutique wineries

out enjoying the sunshine, with plenty of

foodie events to balance the palate and the...

balance. Go all out and be a VIP for the best

of both food and wine worlds, without having

to lift more than your little pinky.

Image: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images


Wanaka Beer Festival

Another event that will gladly assess the brews from

your garage, this three-year-old festival cites beer,

cocktails and disc golf among the reasons you’ll want

to fill your cup at the Wanaka Show Grounds.


Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

Too slow. Sold out. Better luck next year.

829 Colombo Street | Phone 379 0600 |

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Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival 2020

If there’s anything we learnt from last year’s

event it’s that you should believe the hype.

Sure, those who didn’t make it to Limbo don’t

know what they missed out on, but the ones

who did go, well, they’ll not be sluggish when

the early bird tickets come out. Heck, they’ve

probably already booked their seats for the

2020 headline act, Blanc de Blanc, as it has the

same naughty cabaret flavour that left Limbo

lovers wanting more. Why? Oh, the same

creatives are behind both.


The Great Kiwi Beer Festival

It’s never too early to be an early bird – so you’ve missed

the first tickets off the rank already. Don’t dismay, just get

your act together and you could find yourself drinking

highlights, such as the World’s Best Milk Stout, in Hagley

Park. Shout out to Christchurch brewery Cassels, which

claimed this title at the 2019 World Beer Awards in London.


Tuki Festival

Formerly known as Rippon Festival

(New Zealand’s longest-running

festival that stopped in 2014), this

revamped smorgasbord of sound

sees the likes of Tami Neilson, Tiki

Taane, Anika Moa, TrinityRoots

and more exude their talent on

Glendhu Bay. Who doesn’t like a

Waitangi Weekend in Wanaka?

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Have you changed your ways post-children and fallen off

the festival bandwagon? Well, here’s your opportunity to get

back in amongst it once again. This seriously laid-back day at

Ferrymead’s Heritage Park is super family-friendly and can

include steam train jaunts, market stall purchases and constant

snacking and/or drinking. For those who’ve already boarded this

train, 2020 brings another stage (now three), even more for the

children, and your headliners include Ladyhawke. Enough said.

Ben Harper.


Electric Avenue

Two words: Ben Harper. This

R18 music festival should deliver

12 hours of good noise across

multiple stages, that will be graced

by as many as 25 different artists,

if 2018 is anything to go by.

Image: Paul Morigi/Getty Images



Fresh Off The Boat

Written by Oscar Kightley and Simon Small

For Samoan immigrant Charles, the reality of Christchurch in the ‘90s

ain’t the fantasy he was promised. Alternatively hilarious and sobering,

this milestone Pasifika play offers up a culturally challenging yet

universally Kiwi story.

19 OCT - 9 NOV

The Wind In The Willows

Written by Kenneth Grahame | Adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett

Packed full of humour and heart, The Wind in the Willows is a spectacular

summer production that’s fun for the whole family. Following lovable

characters Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad, this charming play provides

true theatrical magic.


A Christmas Carol

Written and directed by Dan Bain

Back by popular demand, don’t miss this beloved adaptation

of Charles Dickens’ classic Yuletide tale. Perfect for staff functions

and family outings alike, A Christmas Carol is the perfect silly

season outing, full of improvised fun!

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The cat’s out of the bag: the South Island is where it’s at, for beauty,

for lifestyle and for natural film sets. Juliet Speedy speaks to local

producer Phil Smith and filmmaker Gaylene Preston about homegrown

TV series and what’s holding our film industry back.

ABOVE: Mount Cook, New Zealand.

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One Lane Bridge actor,

Dominic Ona-Ariki.

Great Southern TV producer, Phil Smith.

It’s been said by many people that the vast natural beauty of

the South Island looks like one giant film set. Some of the

landscapes and cityscapes are so beautiful they almost look

make-believe. What some studios overseas spend years trying

to create artificially, we have right here in front of our eyes

and under our feet. And it’s catching on.

More and more local and international film and

TV makers are using various parts of the South Island as

the main backdrop for their productions. We offer not

only the scenery, but an increasing pool of remarkable local

industry talent.

The enormously successful Top of the Lake (2013) was

filmed entirely on location in Queenstown and Glenorchy.

The first series took 18 weeks to film, and although

Queenstown is referred to by name in the series, Glenorchy

doubles as the fictitious town of ‘Laketop’. Jane Campion cowrote

and directed the film with some overseas funding and

a mixture of cast and crew from here and overseas. It was a

mystery/ drama series in which the engrossing storyline was

offset by the stunning, eerie landscapes. It’s hard to imagine it

being made so beautifully or successfully anywhere else.

Now, another drama is about to start production in

Queenstown. This one is totally home-grown. It’s called One

Lane Bridge and is the baby of Queenstown-based Phil Smith,

who runs Great Southern TV. Smith describes the series as a

gritty drama with a murderous edge. “It’s down-on-the-farm,

down-to-earth New Zealand telly, no Chablis-swilling urban

folk. Hardcore Speight’s and lamingtons for morning tea.” The

characters talk “real Kiwi” and he wanted it to feel real, not

like a pantomime. “It also has a fascinating spiritual edge that

ekes its way into the story… but that’s all we can say. And

somebody dies.”

Smith had the idea for One Lane Bridge 13 years ago when

he drove over one of 25 one-lane bridges on the West Coast

and thought it a great name for a drama. “Recently we spent

a year developing the drama with Carmen Leonard and Pip

Hall. They added a lot to the series.”

Smith said it’s being shot in his home town of Queenstown

because he always wanted to film something there. He said its

appeal is obvious. “Central [Otago] is stunning, vast, cinematic,

and so the people are also larger than life.” He loves the

diversity in the area, too. “Super rich, super struggling, super

ambitious and super traffic jams. Just super all round!”

Unlike many productions in the area, the cast is a

powerhouse of talented locals. “No tax-break actors where

you suddenly see an Alaskan in a drama and see at the end it

was made in conjunction with the Alaskan Film Development

Tax Office.” The casting announcement released in

September confirmed some top Kiwi talent, including Dominic

Ona-Ariki, Joel Tobeck and Alison Bruce.

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Producer Dame

Gaylene Preston.


Scenes from Hope and Wire.

Smith is passionate about the entire South

Island. “Well, point a camera in any direction

here and you’ve got a shot.” He says the

canvas of it is emerging and is about to erupt

internationally in terms of the new vanguard that

is: streaming television. “That’s the Hulu; Disney;

Netflix; Warner; Amazon; Apple; Facebook

collective.” They’re all pouring tens of billions

into dramas globally, and Smith says it’s inevitable

that New Zealand will catch more and more

of this money. Smith says yes, he’s a proud

Southlander, but it also has to make creative

sense to make TV here. “The South Island does.

It provides scale – the canvas is vast. I always

love the way Sydneysiders fly in here and say

‘Holy sh*t! It took me less than three hours and

I’m in f**king Switzerland!’.”

Smith says the crews here are also very good.

“The team we have are world-class. We have

people on our shoot who have just returned

from Game of Thrones. They are amazing.” And

he says getting atop of the lake round is also

easy for a local team. “We found the big hurdles

easy to jump. We found the accommodation

and the locations easily.” They were told they

wouldn’t. “But it’s great when someone tells you

‘it’s impossible’ and then you do it.”

Acclaimed filmmaker Dame Gaylene Preston

also has much experience filming in the South

Island, with two main projects amidst a few

other smaller things. The first was her feature

film, Perfect Strangers starring Sam Neill. It

was shot in Punakaiki, Westport and the

Marlborough Sounds. And, more recently, she

made Hope and Wire, which was a six-part TV

drama set in Christchurch after the earthquakes.

Preston says Perfect Strangers was a feminist

allegory that came out of her head and was

always hard-wired to the South. “The landscape

is constructed to be an island, which is a

character, rather than a backdrop.”

Phil Smith says the biggest negative to the

South Island is “the ‘S’ word”. That is, a studio.

“Please someone build a studio here. I feel we

would book it for four to five months a year –

we are talking with local visionaries who get it. I

believe a studio will be built here.” Smith says it’s

a field of dreams.

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A Wrinkle in Time.

“Build it and they will come.” He says an amazing studio

based in Queenstown would guarantee a 12-month-a-year,

vibrant industry driving the Queenstown economy. “Oh,

alongside the three million bed nights a year!”

Preston agrees with the need for a studio. She says the

obvious positives about the South Island “are the place itself –

breathtaking”. But the negatives are infrastructure “anywhere

other than Queenstown”. She says the South Island certainly

needs a studio, but it should be in Christchurch. “Because that

is the international gateway to the South. At the moment, the

internationals fly in and out to Queenstown.”

There have been many international shows shot in Central

Otago. Wanted for 7 was filmed there recently, and they’ve

just announced The Lord of the Rings TV series will be shot in

New Zealand. It is mostly Auckland, but Smith is anticipating

possibly some second unit content coming south. Straight

Forward – a Nordic co-production with Screentime, was

also shot in Central. A Wrinkle in Time was filmed there with

Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon; Mission: Impossible

– Fallout was filmed with Tom Cruise; and Disney shot Mulan

in the South Island last year. “But TV series that could run for

multiple seasons are rare – so One Lane Bridge is quite unique.

Our goal is a second and third season.”

Smith says producers choose parts of the South Island

over other parts of the world because of the vast landscape.

“Internationally, people love coming here. Reece Witherspoon

and Oprah slayed it on social media – they were staggered

by the beauty of Wanaka. I mean, have you ever had a wine

at Rippon? It’s the best looking vineyard in the world.” But he

says it’s also the crews and expertise. Peter Jackson opened

it up by shooting The Lord of the Rings here. This not only

boosted New Zealand’s profile but also gave hundreds of

Kiwis the credits on their CVs to able to work on other major

projects, without question. “So scenery and skill – but we do

need a bump in facilities – the missing ‘S’ – studio.”

The economy and country as a whole benefit from both

local and international content being filmed here because it

stimulates work in the region. “I have just left our offices and

I was surprised by how many locals we have employed.”

The crews then spend big capital in the district. “We

are running over 100 people for five months – houses,

restaurants, locations, vehicles, food.” Smith says any drama

production is spending millions locally, in fact many are

spending hundreds of thousands of dollars per day. “So I

say it is all good. The only limitation going forward will be

a shortage of skilled locals.”

Smith says it would be great if there was more packaging

of regional incentives backed locally. “Drama projects need

multiple streams of funding to get green-lit.” A good example

of this is the Invercargill Licensing Trust backing the film The

World’s Fastest Indian, directed by Kiwi Roger Donaldson and

starring megastar Anthony Hopkins. It was shot largely in

Invercargill and employed many locals both on and off screen.

On release in 2005, the film quickly became the highestgrossing

local film ever at the New Zealand box office, taking

in over $7 million.

Gaylene Preston says other drivers to get more filmmakers

to the South Island would be deals with Kiwi Rail that moved

gear and people at a reduced cost, and also location subsidies

for local films, “such as exist on the Isle of Man etc.”

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Many parts of the South Island make for ideal and

stunning backdrops for many and varied productions.

Being remote isn’t a big barrier, because crews are

like a moving city, Smith says, with everything they

need inside their large trucks. “So we can pretty

much go anywhere if it’s pretty.” Smith says, in fact,

the South Island is like a smorgasbord. “It has the

Marlborough Sounds, then Kaikoura, the city of

Christchurch and its heritage, the wild West Coast,

Queenstown and Wanaka, Fiordland, the charm of

Dunners and then the Catlins area – that I love.” Plus

Stewart Island, which Smith calls “the big one”. “With

global warming, buy real estate there. They have

pure white sand beaches. I don’t think many people

realise how mind-blowing it is.”

Almost as mind-blowing as the potential of what

could happen in the south if the film and TV industry

further erupts here. The South Island is often

revered in travel guides as having majestic landscapes

offering awe and adventure in equal measure. Local

filmmakers have known this for a long time, and

the international community is quickly switching

on. Now we also have an increasing pool of local

talent to complement this. With more funding and

infrastructure, it could quickly become a top spot

worldwide for film production, benefitting many.

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When it comes to settings for romance novels, Invercargill does not immediately

spring to mind. But if anyone could make the southern city sound wild and

steamy, it would be international bestselling author Paullina Simons.

Words John Lewis


he Russian-born American writer of Tully, Red

Leaves, Eleven Hours and The Bronze Horseman

recently toured New Zealand to talk about her

latest series of books – a trilogy called End

of Forever.

In a departure from traditional publishing, the

trilogy is being released in quick succession – within

six months – so fans do not have to wait with bated

breath for the closure her books demand.

The first in the trilogy, The Tiger Catcher, was

released in May; the second, A Beggar’s Kingdom, was

released recently; and the third, Inexpressible Island,

will be released in November.

A Beggar’s Kingdom is set in Invercargill, much to

the surprise of locals.

“Invercargill may not be romantic for you, but for

a Soviet girl from Leningrad who only imagined what

it’s like to be in the Southern Ocean, what it’s like to

be near Antarctica, it is romance,’’ Simons said.

The novel follows a man who, despite grave

danger and impossible odds, is determined to save

the woman he loves.

“I imagined a man, who is not from Invercargill,

walking through its flat lands into the town, and the

town people being very perturbed, troubled and

distressed by his arrival.’’

When asked if she thought the book would make

the city a tourist attraction for those who did not

know the city, she said “probably not’’, because the

book was not set in the present.

“I think everyone’s going to want to go and stand

on the bluffs and to take one of those whale ships

out south,’’ she joked.

As for what happens to the lovers in the third and

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Every country has its own real estate

signature and New Zealand, whilst

being relatively young by international

standards, has developed a unique

derivation of this. Property, land and

home ownership run deeply through

the Kiwi psyche and these three

elements are contextualized every day

in all media forms.

The New Zealand real estate signature can include

property that reflects our rugged coastal footprint,

a strong social conscience and DIY as second

nature. This translates to dark colours and tactile

materials prevailing in some locations and with some

architects, a history of social housing and a massive

home improvement industry. We’ve developed a

vocabulary that includes ‘first-home purchasers’,

‘investors’, ‘Gen X buyers’ and ‘affordability levels’, but

beneath all of this are some glaring changes.

Home-ownership levels are decreasing, property

prices are rising beyond the reach of many and the

median age for purchasing is now 30 and over. For

most, the remedy appears to be getting comfortable

with high debt levels, families helping out, or

defaulting to a ‘why buy when you can rent?’ scenario.

The dream property in my parents’ time usually had

three bedrooms, a lounge you sat in (I don’t think we

called it entertaining), sun if you were lucky and space

for a vege garden. Today it could be any number of


As a realtor of more than 25 years, I’ve always valued

the coalface perspective you get dealing with people

and their property aspirations – and occasional

disasters. It’s kept me grounded. The winter months

now behind us also remind me that whilst some

members of the community will be able to choose

clean green millennial living and heating, for others

it’s a much simpler set of desires.

Property will always be a driver, for others an anchor:

for me, it’s a business and a love affair.

Points to consider when planning to purchase

your first property:

Save hard, the less you borrow, the less you owe.

Deposits can be hefty.

Take time to do a reasonable amount of due

diligence. Building checks may seem expensive but

they are nothing compared to a leaky home or a

property that has issues.

Stay real and try hard to keep your expectations in

check. Your first home is exactly that. Suburbs such

as Merivale, Fendalton and Cashmere are usually

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With the opening of the Christchurch Town Hall and planning underway for

new performance venues in Christchurch, architect Richard Dalman takes a

timely look overseas at what the latest in theatre designs might look like.

Photography Hufton+Crow

ABOVE: The lobby of the grand theatre.

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esigned by Ma Yansong from MAD

Architects, the new opera house

in the northern Chinese city of Harbin

not only displays the latest in theatre

and architectural design, but it also

responds positively to its location and


Yansong says, “We envisage Harbin

Opera House as a cultural centre of

the future – a tremendous performance

venue, as well as a dramatic public

space that embodies the integration

of human, art and the city identity,

while synergistically blending with the

surrounding nature.”

The 79,000m² building features two

theatres, a roof performance space, and

associated support spaces.

There are many things I like about

this building, all of which can be divided

into the plan, the form and materiality.

The Plan

The plan of a building really

indicates how it “works”. By this

I mean how people – in this case

the visitors, the performers and

the staff – use it.

There is one very large exterior

entrance court acting as a public

space on a grand scale. From here,

people are led into two foyers,

each relating to their specific

performance spaces.

While the main theatre might

appear large in a photograph,

when you view it in plan it is

dwarfed by the back-of-house and

stage areas. This really shows the

number of support areas required

for such a building.

The overall form of the plan is

very curvaceous, and this has been

extended into the third dimension,

into the form of the building.

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The Form

I attended a presentation by

Yansong earlier this year and was

most impressed by the scale and

sensitivity of his architecture, and

his ability to create elegant organic

forms, and then get them built.

The aerial view best shows

off the form of this building. Its

curvaceous shapes flow up and

around the building, enclosing

spaces with ease.

The opera house was designed

to respond to the force and

spirit of the local environment:

an untamed wilderness and harsh

climate. The building appears as if

it has been sculpted by wind and

water over time.

It is a piece of architecture up

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Grand theatre balcony detail.


The curvilinear façades are composed

of smooth white aluminium panels that

highlight the building forms through the

play of shadow and light.

Upon entering the lobby, you are

greeted with large glazed walls and a

crystalline roof structure.

The form of the grand theatre is

introduced by a massive Manchurian ash

object that appears to have eroded away,

creating layered openings. The ash provides

a warm contrast to the icy cold exterior,

and it has been described as evoking the

interior of a musical instrument.

Inside the grand theatre, the same timber

object is sculptured to provide seating and

the main stage. This space, as with much

traditional theatre design, has a real sense

of drama and performance.

Simple materials have been used to

create and emphasise complex and

elegant forms that create the poetry of

the building.

Says Yansong: “Harbin Opera House

deepens the emotional connection of

the public with the environment, and the

architecture is consequently theatrical in

both its performance of narrative spaces

and its context within the landscape.”

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Whether you are starting with a blank slate or

upgrading an existing area, with a little bit of planning

you can have an outdoor living area that is fun

yet functional. There are many things to consider

when creating or rejuvenating outdoor spaces for

entertaining and it’s important to create a space that

reflects your lifestyle.


Indoor/Outdoor flow - Where possible, connect your

indoor/outdoor areas to create a seamless extension

between zones. This could be a small deck, a paved area,

or a path with lighting, to connect the yard to the home.

Heating - Extend the time you can be outside all-yearround

with outdoor heating. There are many options

available on the market, making it possible to find an option

to fit your budget and space. Gas outdoor heaters will

provide warmth, whereas braziers and outdoor fireplaces

will provide ambience.

Shelter and shade - If privacy from neighbours or

protection from prevailing winds is required, use materials

that will enhance and become a part of your design.

Trellis panels and strategically placed plant combinations

can create a more intimate area for socialising, while

incorporating pots and planters can add texture and colour.

If you don’t have any natural shade from trees, consider

how you will protect the area from the summer sun.

Options can include shade sails, pergolas or a cantilevered


Cooking - Often entertaining equals food. With the

BBQ being a staple of many Kiwi summer evenings it’s

important you consider this space. Do you prefer a freestanding

BBQ, or do you have room for an inbuilt unit?

Pizza ovens are also becoming more popular, creating not

only yummy food but ambience and warmth on cooler


Seating and furniture - With so many options on the

market it can be hard to choose the right furniture. Think

about how the area will be used. Perhaps you dream of a

relaxing drink, curled up with a book; if so, loungers may be

a good fit. If you intend to dine outdoors, why not consider

an outdoor dining set? If are you looking for practical Kwila

timber box seating, built-in seating can provide structure,

define areas, and provide storage for cushions.

Lighting - Choosing the right lighting can set the mood

for entertaining. Options can include coloured LEDs for

that party feel, or softer up-lighting and fairy lights for a

romantic or bohemian style. The use of citronella candles

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When creating your dream outdoor area, there are at least five

elements that should not be overlooked.

Words Gaynor Stanley

42 STYLE | home

An opening

roof louvre (this

one by Aurae)

extends the

length of time

you can enjoy an

outdoor room.

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Gathering around a barbie on the deck is a national

summer pastime but, with the trend to outdoor

rooms fast gaining traction, maybe it’s time to consider

upping your game this season.

Taking the inside outside is what outdoor living is

all about in 2019. Essentially, an outdoor room extends

your living area outside for extra space to relax or

entertain in. The best designs are a natural extension

from indoor living areas that flow seamlessly to the

garden. What distinguishes outdoor rooms from

patios gone by is their feeling of enclosure, delivered

by a ‘ceiling’ or ‘walls’ that frame a space which remains

open to the elements. It’s also important to aim for

a level of decoration and comfort akin to your indoor

living areas.

Your outdoor room needs to be functional in all

seasons and offer adjustable protection from the sun,

wind or rain. It also needs to look good, and attractive,

operable roof and wall louvres in timber, metal or glass

are now abundantly available from local specialists like

Outdoor Style, Aurae, Stratco and Johnson & Couzins.

Fixed or sliding panels or fabric screens are other good

options to provide shade, privacy and styling for your

easy, breezy outdoor room.

Next comes the fun stuff. Furnish your al fresco living

room so it’s ready for you or your guests to sink into

a comfy couch at the first hint of a mojito. The newest

outdoor designs rival indoor ranges for appealing soft

furnishings, while upping the ante for practicality. So

forget wooden benches and ditch the cushion box, and

instead invest in quality all-weather fabrics that allow

you to leave your room ready to receive people 24/7.

Add some ambient lighting, speakers and inconspicuous

heating – Goom Landscapes recommends radiant heat

strips positioned out of the way on the ceiling or walls,

or alternatively try heating from below using heated

pipes in concrete formed sets or outdoor flooring. Focus

your outdoor haven around a mesmerising flame or

water feature, and accent it with lush plants or perhaps

a rug or throws to keep things cosy on cooler nights,

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The cone-shaped OFYR offers

fiery heat as well as a hot plate.

No self-respecting outdoor room or entertainment area

is complete without the element of fire. A flickering

flame taps into our primal need to gather, chat and laugh,

so plan a freestanding fire or fireplace built into a feature

wall to become your focal social point. If space, or council

regulations, are prohibitive, have a look at the options for

fire pits and fire tables. Alternative heat sources, like gas or

bioethanol, are increasingly available.

You’ll also want something to cook on, and there are

some seriously tempting new options, like the circular

OFYR from Queenstown’s Outdoor Concepts. This novel

grill from Holland, which comes in concrete, black or

Corten steel, functions as both an architectural focus and

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a cooking hub. Its cone-shaped fire bowl has a wide, flat

outer rim that doubles as a high-efficiency grill plate. An

open fire at the bowl’s centre uniformly radiates heat to

the surrounding hot plate. Think of it like a giant fondue set

where all your guests gather round, warmed by the flames,

to grill their steak just as they jolly well like it.

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s

amore, and you are going to love having an outdoor pizza

oven. The challenge with a traditional pizza oven, though,

is that they are designed to keep the heat in and not warm

the surrounding area. To enjoy both wood-fired dough and

warmth, seek out products like Flare Fires’ stainless-steel

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Landscaping your surroundings contributes invaluably to

that sense of enclosure and feeling of being in the great

outdoors that you want for your outdoor room. You might

grow a grape or passion fruit vine up ceiling posts or across

fixed louvres or pretty things up with some mini citrus in

colourful pots. Frame your outdoor space naturally with

plants that double as privacy screening, and think about using

potted plants to augment your colour theme. Try sculptural

beauties like succulents, cacti or agaves in statement planters,

or source vertical garden planters (try Outland Living) for a

wall of greenery or herbs. For a less hard-edged look than

timber or metal, keep things natural with large rocks artfully

arranged to screen and enclose seating areas.

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Set your soundtrack to soothing with

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or captivate with the glistening blue of a

swimming pool. Or go for the ultimate in

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Christchurch’s Mayfair Park Landscapes

is developing a flat-panel water feature

that incorporates an outdoor shower as an

option for its ‘outdoor living sanctuary’, a

bespoke designed space that would typically

include a deck, louvre roof, outdoor fire and

a water feature.

But why stop at a shower, when you

can have an outdoor bath? Wanaka’s cedar

hot tub star, Stoked Stainless, has added

an electric bath to its range. Generously

seating two, the tub nicely straddles the

gap between outdoor bath, which must be

refilled with hot water prior to each use,

and a full-blown spa pool (and comes in

at roughly half the price). Return from the

beach or mountain biking to a ready-drawn

steaming bath, complete with massaging

jet. The stainless-steel interior is low

maintenance and you can soak chemical-free

by using Simple Silver to kill any bugs.

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Sharp Engineering’s

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Pit is an example

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Weathering steel, most often the

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A corrosion-resistant oxide film on

the surface of the steel protects it

while fostering the development of

a beautiful rusted patina as the steel

ages. Its attractive red, orange and

russet tones are an architectural

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We talk to Debi Pratt about how to use video to add a little

something extra to your house listing.

What homework do you do before the camera starts


I’ve usually got all my study done about the house, the

area, the owner and our ultimate potential buyers. I

would love to see some of my vendors get involved

in their own videos (just as tiny cameos), but they are

generally fairly camera-shy.

You seem a natural in front of the camera, are you?

I guess I am now. Having worked eight years in

Auckland, where you couldn’t go to market without a

good video, I became very used to it. Giggling when the

camera rolled has become a distant memory thankfully.

What’s the blooper reel like?

I do have the odd segue into ‘what on earth was I just

talking about?’ mode, and the odd tongue tie makes for

a great laugh for the videographer. We do have a lot of

fun doing them.

How long does it take for a video to be produced?

I tend to avoid being too scripted and literally just

pretend I’m speaking directly to a client who has asked

me a question. We usually end up shooting in one

or two takes per segment, and usually I have three

segments in a video. To shoot a good two-minute

video for my owners usually takes about 45 minutes at

the house.

How effective have you found the use of video, in

conjunction with traditional means?

I’m naturally a little quirky with how I like to see things

marketed and find that being able to bring that into

video results in a lot more sharing of my listings on

social media, and engagement is great. It’s all in the

name of getting in front of a buyer who may not have

seen us advertised or whom the static media didn’t

quite appeal to. Clients often come into my open

homes and have seen this or that in the video and

they do like them. Ultimately most homes can benefit

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48 STYLE | landscaping


Growing up has never looked so good.

Words Craig Wilson

One of the most often overlooked components in a

landscape project is the treatment of vertical surfaces.

These typically take the form of fences, walls or the

exterior of a building, and they often define the extent

of the space being considered. These vertical elements

present a design opportunity for a range of creative

responses or can equally be left as clever negative space to

highlight a specific design feature.

In recent years a favoured treatment of vertical surfaces

has been a ‘living green wall’. These are a unique way to

introduce plant material on a vertical plane in that they

afford the opportunity to create a varied plant matrix with

a wide range of texture, colour and flower that will change

over the seasons, just like any other garden would.

An effective living green wall or ‘vertical garden’ requires

a proven system to ensure the selected plant material

will thrive. This will require a thorough consideration of

automated irrigation, fertilisation, growing media and an

effective drainage solution. Lower-cost DIY systems can be

an option for some residential settings, but they can be

difficult to maintain and keep well irrigated, resulting in

poor plant health. The vertical surface for installation may

need to be engineered to handle the significant weight of

the planted modules.

Once a reliable system is in place, and the amount of

sun and shade the wall will receive has been understood,

the fun of the plant selection can begin. The planted effect

created can range from a simple block of lush green foliage

with a mix of ferns and grasses, through to an intricate

tapestry effect with a wide plant palette that includes

flowering perennials, herbs, bold foliage specimens and

even vegetables. The plant selection will need to be mainly

evergreen to avoid ‘blank’ patches in winter, but with

careful choice it will create year-round seasonal interest.

Once installed, it’s guaranteed to create a bit of a stir.

You’ll notice people instinctively want to go up and touch

the plants. It’s a stunning way to transform a blank wall into

your own personalised, living and evolving work of art.


with Tim Goom

Gold award

hoard for Goom


The fleet of Goom Landscaping trucks with their distinctive

vibrant green spiral logo are a familiar sight to many

Cantabrians, leaving HQ on Fendalton Road destined for

projects throughout Canterbury and beyond.

With their reputation for designing and constructing landscapes to an

exceptional standard, it is unsurprising that team Goom have again come

away with outstanding results at the 2019 Registered Master Landscaper

‘Landscapes of Distinction’ awards in Auckland.

The nationally recognised awards acknowledge the best in landscape

design, construction horticulture and maintenance. Director Tim Goom

commented, “We take enormous pride as a team in completing every

project to the highest standard, so to gain national recognition, not to

mention armloads of awards, is deeply gratifying”.

4 projects were entered in both design and construction categories.

Receiving 4 gold medals for construction and 3 gold and a silver medal for

design, the team were a regular presence on stage at the awards function.

The projects included transforming a tight hillside site in Queenstown,

creating a new riverside urban residential landscape in Christchurch and

updating and expanding a high-country haven.

In addition to these 8 medals, Goom also won the premier ‘Best

Construction of the Year’ award for its project at Canterbury luxury resort

Terrace Downs. The judges noted the project was a very worthy winner

of this top award as it demonstrated “outstanding workmanship using

various materials and finishes, bringing to life the vision and design.” It was

further commented that “the key ingredient is the water at the entry. An

elegant feature with granite tiles, the pools are designed to action planes

of water, cascading it beautifully into the pools below. The complicated

pools have been constructed to perfection to create even flows from

numerous levels and are complimented at night by clever lighting.”

Young Landscaper of the Year!

by Goom

The final big award for the night went to

Goom’s George Trower (pictured), who

was named Young Landscaper of the Year

from a tough field of 9 finalists. This award

considers attributes of the contestants

in terms of innovation, communication,

leadership, career development and

construction. “It was such an honour to

pick the award up and receive recognition

from across the industry, especially

considering the calibre of the other

finalists. I was so humbled that the team

at Goom seemed to be as excited about my individual award as they were

the numerous awards they received on the night.”

George now progresses to compete in the Young Horticulturist of the

Year awards in November in which finalists across 6 industries battle it out

for top honours. With his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (honours)

degree from Lincoln University and his exceptional practical skills honed at

Goom landscapes, George is definitely one to watch out for.

The 2019 ‘award hoard’ again confirms the commitment of our team to

producing landscapes of exceptional quality and character, regardless of

the unique challenges of the site. Call Tim Goom to discuss how our

award-winning team can transform your outdoor space.

The champions of

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50 STYLE | art


Sculptors all over the country are busy finalising their artworks in preparation for the

largest sculpture exhibition in the South Island, Sculpture on the Peninsula

(8-10 November). We invited four to comment on their works.

Words Ady Shannon

Featuring selected works from more than 70 sculptors, Sculpture on

the Peninsula provides an opportunity to take home some spectacular

art. Transforming Loudon Farm in Teddington, Banks Peninsula, visitors

can expect everything from mighty installations to marvellous mini models.

Sculptures include recycled plastic, plaster, kauri, brass, bronze, ceramics,

wood, woven flax, flora, fauna, metal, marble and more. Monkeys, moths,

hives, heads and hearts, water tanks and whimsical creations… the works

are as stunning as the setting, the ‘gallery’ a working farm located on

rolling hills overlooking the harbour.

Intransient Things

by Abby Taylor.

Rock Pops by Tatyana Meharry.


Last time I participated I produced ice

creams and they were really popular. I really

like working with iconic and nostalgic food

shapes. I wanted to do something that people

could connect with. Popsicles and rocky road

ice creams are a reminder of summer outings

and weekend drives to the beach.

I use ceramics, local sand and materials

from my giant kauri larder; rocks, and earth.

I am fascinated with colours. I mix the

materials up, bake the sheets and then smash

them up to make colourful gravel. That is the

crunchy nut topping.


I am a chef by trade, with an interest in photography and the

environment. This is my first time exhibiting at Sculpture on the Peninsula.

I only use what I pick up from the streets, the gutter and the riverbank.

Sometimes I paint it. I hope to draw the viewer in with a beautiful image

and then confront them with the actual content. I’m hoping to provoke

the viewer into examining their consumption habits, items used once and

discarded, plastic pollution in our waterways and rubbish littered on our

streets and parks. Every plastic item we have ever purchased, used and

discarded still exists.

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Portent, a life-size

bronze by Alison



One midsummer night, I was sitting

with my back against a beech tree,

in the Lewis Pass, listening for kiwi

calls. As the forest shuffled and

settled, an unusual and haunting

song filled the gaps between the

trees, something like church bells

but light as pollen. It went straight

to my heart. I didn’t know then

about the ‘grey ghost’, the South

Island’s own kokako, until recently

thought to be extinct. I believe I

heard the grey ghost singing its own

death song that night. Or maybe it

was singing for me – a lyrical thread

of beautiful despair.

These birds, like the long lost

huia, mate for life. The nesting pairs

preen each other while incubating

eggs. As a country we have a

terrible record of destruction of

habitat and currently hold the

record for the greatest rate of

biodiversity loss. However, I love

the story of the grey ghost. It’s a

little fleeting gasp of hope amongst

all of our problems.


I am a first generation New Zealander of Chinese

and British descent. I am currently wrestling with

identity and ‘meaning of life’ questions, and this is

reflected in my work. Circles and cycles in their

many forms resonate strongly with me. They

symbolise wholeness, nothingness, spirituality and

connection to prehistoric Chinese artefacts.

The women of my mother’s family kept silk

moths. My mother’s stories and the garden

insects of my childhood are memories captured

in an installation of ceramic moths. Moths

are usually hidden; they are like ghosts in the

shadows. When we do notice them, they are

often surprisingly beautiful.

The moths are made of stoneware clay with

feathers for antennae. Friends have kindly given

me small dead birds for feathers for the moths

for Sculpture on the Peninsula – I have a little box

of them in my freezer.

Moths by Jenny Wilson.


21 September to 15 October 2019

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‘Here’s some Honesty’

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The fanciful floral and faunal paintings

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Gallery. Vast, sweeping skies presenting

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Ella James discovers the lingerie brand that’s giving

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Rihanna attends the Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Anniversary Event at the

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62 STYLE | fashion


Most of us will know Rihanna’s top hits word for word, but

her triumphs in the fashion and beauty sphere were lesser

known, until now.

It’s been an incredibly busy and hugely successful few

years for the songstress, whose beauty brand Fenty Beauty

raked in €500,000,000 (NZD $879,000,000) in its first

year alone. Early this year, Rihanna’s high-end fashion line

Fenty Maison was also revealed, making waves as the first

celebrity-created brand to be tucked under the wing of

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This is clearly not Rihanna’s first rodeo, but it’s certainly the

venture that has us all talking today.

Savage X Fenty is the sell-out lingerie line that can do

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Models backstage at a

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No stranger when it comes to putting on a performance,

Rihanna’s lingerie brand was one of the most talked about

shows during the recent New York Fashion Week. Combining

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for all females, the show that spanned over 40 minutes sent a

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Models Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls and Gigi Hadid attend the

Savage X Fenty show during New York Fashion Week.


In a world of start-ups desperate for recognition, what is it

that makes celebrity fashion brands so successful? A strong

online presence and a loyal social following is a good start. In

the wake of the second fashion show, models who took part,

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their platforms to applaud Rihanna and her brand. Combined

with Rihanna’s 75.3 million followers, it’s little wonder that

Savage X Fenty has amassed a serious amount of buzz.

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Models onstage during the

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In recent times, the once iconic Victoria’s Secret (Rihanna’s

key competitor) seems to have landed in hot water.

Unsavoury allegations, a stale outlook and over-priced

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Appeasing the male gaze and the male gaze alone, the

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It would appear that every business venture that Rihanna

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64 STYLE | fashion


Words Kate Preece


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We highlight a few favourites that are certain to put a spring

in your step.


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skin. Try a Sonophoresis

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great way to boost collagen, leading to brighter,

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Electroporation is a needle-free anti-ageing

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Dedicate 1.5 hours to yourself with the

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Words Kate Preece


Scrub yourself new with the latest line-up from

Kiwi brand Ahhh. Using natural and organic

ingredients, the new body scrub bars feature

a nourishing coconut oil and sugar base that’s

topped off with delicious scent combinations.

There’s lemongrass for your hands, peppermint

for your feet, and raspberry/vanilla, summer

melon and peach smoothie for the body.


Who says adults can’t have a little fun on Halloween?

Whether it’s swapping out the ‘candy’ for bath bombs

and glow-in-the-dark soap, or you want to lather up

with some shower slime, the limited-edition range

at Lush will add a little ghoulish humour to the daily

ablutions. My fave would have to be the Bewitched

Bubble Bar. As the black cat mould crumbles, its lather

gives off a beguiling bergamot and blackberry scent –

and the water goes black!


Mark the diaries for 21 October,

as that is when the first of

Dermalogica’s Body Collection

will hit the shops. There are four

products in the range, which has

been designed with natural scents

and active botanicals to promote the

addition of a little quiet reflection in

your day. Our new go-tos are the

Thermafoliant Body Scrub and Phyto

Replenish Body Oil. We all know

the importance of an exfoliator, so

it makes sense to start your own

home-spa experience with one

that refines skin texture with Indian

bamboo stem and removes dead

cells with papain (from papaya)

and lactic acid. The body oil is

lightweight, with a combination of

delicious ingredients set to protect,

nourish, soften and scent the skin.

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The teenage years are daunting for all parents. We asked Dr John Demartini

for help, in a bid to find some common ground and household peace.

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It’s also important to allow

your teen to have adequate

personal freedom and

autonomy to explore and

experience what is truly most

meaningful to them

As a parent, it can be challenging to watch your teen

be uninspired, bored and unfulfilled during possibly

the most opportune, and potentially the most promising

and most energetic days of their lives. As Irish playwright,

George Bernard Shaw, once pronounced, “Youth is

the most beautiful thing in this world – and what a pity

that it has to be wasted on children!” He may well have

been speaking for every parent of a listless, uninterested,

uncommunicative and uninspired teenager.

This is a common issue parents of teenagers face, and

often well-intentioned parents will try to fruitlessly change

the situation through strict discipline and force. Yet,

attempting to inspire your teen by autocratically telling

them what they must or must not do only results in them

becoming hesitant, frustrated, defiant or more likely to

procrastinate. This is because whatever they are being told

to do is not linked to, or congruent with, what they feel is

currently most important to them

– their highest values.

Whatever is highest on your teenager’s list of values is

what they spontaneously would love to do or fulfil. Their

highest values are not right or wrong, they are simply what

is most important to them at the time, or at least at that

moment. Values are evolving, and months or years later

these values will probably transform. This list is what they

identify themselves by at that moment.

Like when selling a product, service or idea to a

customer, the customer is not wrong for having their top

three highest values or dominant buying motives – they are

simply unique themselves. They deserve to be respected

for whatever these values are. When you care enough to

discover and confirm what their highest values are (their

dominant buying motives) and then communicate what you

would love to sell them (ideas or responsibilities) in terms

of their highest values, you more effectively engage them in

the buying process.

In the case of your teenagers, they are consumers of

ideas. If you respect them as individuals and communicate

what ideas or actions you would love for them to do

or fulfil, you will discover that they are more responsive,

receptive and flexible than first labelled. When you help

your teenagers achieve what they would love, they are

more receptive to doing what you would love.

Like all of us, teenagers want to be loved and appreciated

for who they are and not necessarily what we want to make

them. Who they feel they are in each moment is a reflection

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of what they value most. One of the wisest ways to inspire

teens is to first help them determine their true and current

highest values – and secondly, to help them fill their day with

meaningful activities that are congruent with those highest values

(or at least link the activities requested of them to their top

three highest values), so they feel they are achieving what they

would love and doing something meaningful.

Everyone, regardless of age, culture or gender, lives by a

unique set of values – a hierarchy of values or priorities. When

your teen aligns their daily actions with that which is most

important to them, it awakens greater competence and allows

them to fill their day with spontaneously inspired actions. It

encourages discussion about the goals that inspire them and

what they can pursue to help fulfil those aims. When you help

them fulfil what is truly most important to them, they are more

resilient to including other requested activities.

It’s also important to allow your teen to have adequate

personal freedom and autonomy to explore and experience

what is truly most meaningful to them. In doing so, they learn

to embrace the balance of the challenges and opportunities

that come with it. With a loving balance of parental challenge

and support, your teen will naturally develop the habits and

self-confidence to solve any challenges they encounter in their

evolving life… now that is inspiring!

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HofbräuHaus For a quintessential Bavarian experience,

visit this historic 16th century beer hall. Drink Hofbräu

original beer by the stein with a slowly roasted pork

knuckle that flakes off the bone and listen to traditional

Bavarian music. You share long tables with strangers, but

after your second stein you will all be the best of friends.

oktoberfest Originally a celebration of the wedding

of Crown Price Ludwig and Princess Therese in October

1810, now the largest beer drinking festival in the world.

It takes place over 2 weeks in September-October. Dress

in traditional dirndl or lederhosen, seat yourself at a

table in one of many beer tents, order steins of beer with

roast chicken or bierwurst while singing along to the

oompah bands.

bMW MuseuM An architectural landmark of both

Bayerische Motoren Werke and Munich’s cultural life.

The BMW Museum has a fascinating and informative

exhibition of the more than 100-year history of the BMW

Group, its brands and products. You don’t even have to

be a car lover to enjoy this museum.

ViktualienMarkt The city’s oldest farmers market,

with stalls offering traditional Weisswurst sausage, bread,

cheeses and fresh produce. A great place to take a

break and relax in the shady beer garden while exploring

Munich’s historic centre.

neuscHWanstein castle This 19th century castle

with its towers, turrets, frescoes and throne hall looks

like it was plucked straight from your favourite fairy tale.

Nestled in the Bavarian Alps this is an easy day trip from

Munich and the setting is spectacular.

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For more information visit your local House of Travel store or phone 0800 713 715.

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Sarah Bright discovers that it is possible for grandparents, parents and

children to travel together in harmony, to the other side of the world.












Mediterranean Sea





Manoeuvring our multi-generation family of

six from Christchurch around European

highlights always seemed too momentous

a task, and certainly out of budget, but this

winter I was proved wrong when we managed

to see it all aboard the Norwegian Cruise

Line’s (NCL) Norwegian Jade. This method of

holidaying not only exceeded expectations but

alleviated all the usual stresses and strains of

travelling in a group while fulfilling everyone’s

individual needs. I cannot recommend enough

how effective a cruise can be to bring families

together to experience multiple destinations,

with minimal dramas, in a short space of time.

Image: Sarah Bright

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We unpacked once, travelled while we slept, and

woke refreshed and excited in a different bucket-list

destination daily. The adults didn’t have to worry about

transport, time, itineraries, entertainment, excursions,

or where to sleep or eat. What could we possibly

argue about? Perhaps never being further than a few

steps away from an alcoholic beverage was what

made it all so amenable, but, nevertheless, the children

never made so much as a whisper of the usual “I’m

hungry/tired/bored” for the entire fortnight. Equipped

to perfection, and with Wi-Fi on board, Norwegian

Jade more than had everyone’s bases covered, making

this trip a smooth and calm experience, just like the

Mediterranean on which we sailed.

It goes without saying that food was high on

everyone’s priorities. The array of 14 palate-pleasing

dining options on board this ship made eating gratifying

for all. The formal dining rooms served nightly à la

carte menus and were far from ‘formal’ – instead a

relaxed affair with casual dress code and ‘anytime’

dining. O’Sheehan’s Irish Pub served comfort food

24/7, so the kids took up residence there, chowing

burgers, fries, nachos and soda to their hearts’ content

– with not a dollar in their pocket. The oldies, pretty

set in their routine, enjoyed ‘picking and choosing’

what they fancied at the Garden Café Buffet at 5pm

sharp. As for my husband and I, we revelled in the

time by ourselves to try four of the seven fine dining

restaurants that were included in our ‘NCL Free At

Sea Package’. (This perk, alongside a complimentary

all-inclusive alcohol package, was available to those

booking the ‘Free At Sea’ fare.) An evening all spent

together in Cagney’s Steakhouse, however, was by far

the highlight of our culinary escapades on board. The

quality of food, wines, service and atmosphere was top

notch and more than worth the modest cover-charge.

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Staterooms on Norwegian Jade come in all shapes

and sizes (some inter-connecting) to suit all wallets,

and we were all enthusiastic to find ours upon

embarkation. We opted for balconies for the adults

(the oldies liked sitting and “watching the view”)

and a nearby inside option for the kids. Rooms are

available that sleep four; however, I don’t suggest this

unless you have small children, as it would otherwise

be rather a squish. The cabins didn’t disappoint,

and even the inside one was spacious; in fact, the

bathroom was bigger!

Although standard in facilities, what set this ship

apart for us was the personalised level of service from

100 per cent of the staff. Our room attendants were

advocates of this and always greeted us by name

– quite a feat considering there were more than

2400 passengers on board. They went above and

beyond, servicing the room twice a day, with a

nightly turn-down as well. They even sorted, folded

and put away my daughter’s clothes – a gesture

beyond the call of duty!

When it comes to entertainment on Norwegian

Jade, there’s never a dull moment. A diverse blend

of comedy, singing, dancing, acrobatics, magic,

game shows, discos, pools for relaxing, pools for

partying and many other diversions... there was

a lot that kept us busy. For the youngsters, there

were complimentary supervised, age-appropriate

Image: Sarah Bright

Image: Sarah Bright

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Cagney’s Steakhouse – one of the specialty restaurants on board the Norwegian

Jade; Dining at Cagney’s was a highlight; The gleaming white houses of Santorini, Montenegro; Pisa, Italy.

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Image: Sarah Bright

Top of the city wall in Kotor, Montenegro

kids’ clubs running from early morning until late at

night, allowing parents freedom to relax and enjoy

the facilities of the ship. My personal favourite was

the spa, where I relished in an indulgent reflexology

session. My husband was particularly smitten with the

lengthy cocktail menu in the Spinnaker Lounge, which

had a commanding view of the ocean. You could find

the oldies conquering the trivia and bingo, or making

new friends at the onboard Starbucks.

Although we mainly organised our own adventures,

we did sample one ship-organised shore excursion to

Pisa and Florence. For those whose priority is to know

in advance what’s what, have a guide and eliminate

any guesswork, these tours are invaluable. The oldies

particularly appreciated being driven and escorted, and

having no worries about missing the boat!

There is a lot more to tell about the ship, but

the most memorable aspect of this cruise were its

destinations. In the space of 12 days we visited 12

incredible ports, something that’s hard to match with

any other means of transport. For me, the feeling while

departing out of Venice, gliding past the rooftops and

St Mark’s Square, was spine-tingling; sailing down the

fjord into Kotor and seeing the city walls looming was

thrillingly beautiful; watching the white houses perched

on the cliffs of Santorini getting closer on the horizon

was momentous. I had to pinch myself. What was so

special was that we were experiencing it all together.

The children benefitted from visiting such historical

icons as Malta, Pompeii, Rome and Pisa. And as for the

oldies, who may not have many trips left before health

becomes a hindrance, it was truly priceless.

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When it comes to theatre, the stage doesn’t get any bigger than Broadway in New

York and the West End in London. Here’s our picks from the current playlist.

Words Gaynor Stanley


The biggest show on Broadway right now is Hadestown, picking up Best Musical in

this year’s Tony Awards, among eight wins from 14 nominations.

Broadway Musicals

Hadestown is the blockbuster new musical following

two intertwining love stories – that of young dreamers

Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife,

Persephone – as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the

underworld and back. It is playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre

and booking until July 2020.

Ain’t Too Proud is another new musical about the life and

times of The Temptations. Recalling 42 Top 10 hits, 14

number ones and many signature dance moves, the show

scored a multitude of Tony nominations, though bagged just

the one award for Best Choreography. It is playing at the

Imperial Theatre and booking until June 2020.

In Tootsie, Santino Fontana won himself a Tony reinventing

Dustin Hoffman’s Dorothy Michaels (aka Michael Dorsey)

role for this comedy musical adaptation of the film. It’s playing

at the Marquis Theatre and booking until April 2020.

Hamilton’s hip-hop version of American history has been

playing at the Richard Rogers Theatre since 2016, when it

picked up a record-breaking 16 Tony nominations and 11

wins. Booking to June 2020.

Coming Soon

Tina transferring from London’s West End this month

Broadway Plays

The Inheritance transferred just last month from a

smash run in London’s West End (where it won

Best New Play in this year’s Olivier Awards) to

the Barrymore Theatre. The two-part play (each 3

hours, 15 mins) re-envisions EM Forster’s Howards

End to 21st century New York, following the

interlinking lives of three generations of gay men.

Booking until March 2020.

To Kill a Mockingbird is Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of

the classic Harper Lee novel, with Jeff Daniels playing

Atticus Finch and Celia Keenan-Bolger in the role

of Scout, which won her this year’s Tony Award for

Best Actress. At the Shubert Theatre, it’s booking

until April 2020.

Betrayal is another West End transfer, following an

acclaimed sold-out run there. Catch Tom Hiddleston

and Charlie Cox in their Broadway debuts in the

Harold Pinter classic. Booking until December 2019

at the Bernard B Jacobs Theatre.

Coming Soon

Diana opening March 2020

Times Square in New York at the heart

of the Broadway theatre district.

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In Britain, the Olivier

Awards are the most

prestigious stage honours,

established in 1976. Sir

Laurence Olivier gave

consent for the awards to

be renamed in his honour

in 1984 when a bronze

statuette of Olivier replaced

a blue Wedgwood urn

(‘urnie’) as the trophy.

The cast of Six at this year’s Olivier Awards in London.

West End Musicals

Come from Away is a Canadian musical

that first trumped the Tonys then the British

equivalent, the Olivier Awards. It recounts true

stories from the aftermath of 9/11 when a

small Newfoundland town was inundated with

diverted flight passengers. Now opening around

the world, it is booking at London’s Phoenix

Theatre until February 2020 and also just opened

in Melbourne.

Six has taken London by storm with its history

lesson of the six wives of Henry the VIII and five

Olivier nods. Get your Catherines, Annes and

Jane sorted in a score combining power ballads

with techno beats. Booking until July 2020 at the

Arts Theatre.

Waitress is a feel-good Broadway hit with a

country-rock beat based on a 2007 indie film of

the same name about Jenna, a waitress, and her

solution to an unhappy marriage. Booking until

January 2020 at the Adelphi Theatre.

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical had its world

premiere at the Aldwych Theatre last year,

with Adrienne Warren’s title role performance

acclaimed by The Best herself. Booking to

January 2020, but Warren is about to transfer to

the Broadway production.

Coming soon

Girl from the North Country – reimagining the

music of Bob Dylan

Hailed by The

Observer as the

No 1 Theatre

Show of the

Year, Girl from

the North

Country opens

at London’s

Gielgud Theatre

in December to

bring the music

of Bob Dylan to

the West End.

West End Plays

Ian McKellen On Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others

and YOU sees Sir Ian celebrate his 80th birthday in a oneman

anecdotal show booking at the Harold Pinter Theatre

until January 2020.

The Man in the White Suit has just opened with comedian

Stephen Mangan playing the lead role in this stage

adaptation of a classic 1950s film. Booking until January

2020 at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

Death of a Salesman returns to the West End this month in

a production directed by Marianne Elliott, after her Oliviers

triumph with Company, and starring Wendell Pierce (Suits).

Booking until January 2020 at Piccadilly Theatre.

Coming Soon

My Brilliant Friend opening November 2019

Leopoldstadt brand new from Tom Stoppard, opening

January 2020

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This year has seen a new Citroën C4 Cactus Hatch arrive,

and it’s most certainly growing on us.

Words Kate Preece Photography Charlie Rose Creative

Kate wears Darya Knit

Pant in Navy $399,

Santiago Jacket in Blue/

Red/White $745 and

Camisole Plain Knit in

White $195, Jane Daniels

Hair by Stacy, Head Rush,

Merivale; Makeup by

Krista, Nirvana Beauty

Lounge, Merivale

It all starts with an award-winning engine. Sure it’s

little, but the three-cylinder Turbo PureTech most

certainly punches above its 1.2-litre weight and is the

reason you can’t dismiss the Citroën C4 Cactus Hatch

before taking it for a drive.

Sporting the same engine as the previous model

(why change a good thing?), it’s a nippy wee wagon

that won’t leave you with driver’s remorse. Zip

confidently into a gap in traffic knowing you won’t

mar the day of the driver you’ve slipped in front

of. Better still, you get to do all this in a vehicle

kind to the bank balance when it comes to its fuel

consumption – a mere 5.3-litres to every 100km.

Hills are no issue either. Tackling the steep roads

of Mount Pleasant was, well, pleasant, with no engine

struggle nor suggestion you’ll need a push. You’ll also

not need a second pair of eyes to help guide you out

of any precarious pitched driveways, as the reversing

camera and easily spun steering wheel ensure that you

manoeuvre like a pro.

So, you know your place on the road, but what

about the ride? Good news. Even Christchurch’s postquake

roads lose their impact in a Citroën equipped

with progressive hydraulic cushion suspension.

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Basically, as well as shock

absorbers and springs, there’s a

third element there to literally

cushion your ride and mitigate

the impact felt by passengers.

The seats themselves add to the

good feeling you get behind the

wheel. Consider them the memoryfoam

mattresses of the car world.

Designed to adapt to each driver’s

physical shape, the 15mm layer of

foam that tops the seat squabs is

doing all the hard work to make sure

you travel in comfort.

Not a huge vehicle, and far from

a people-mover. The back seat is

adequate, though its dimensions are

more set to runway model than All

Black prop. There’s no fear of dogs

or small children disappearing out

the back windows as these do not

wind down, but rather ‘pop-out’

via a clip – as per my husband’s

ute. “Why?” I hear you ask. Well,

we’re talking Citroën here, and if

you want something sans quirk, best

look elsewhere. Further elements of

funkiness are presented through the

luggage-strap interior door handles

and glovebox that opens upwards.

Sport mode is its not-so-secret

weapon and a must for all those who

like a bit of a thrill. I referred to it as

‘go-cart’ mode, and I liked it, a lot.

The new Citroën C4 Cactus has

the basics covered, and covered well.

It has personality and a slight sense

of the underdog that makes it all the

more appealing when you leave those

larger cars lagging in the distance.




The 1.2-litre three-cylinder Turbo PureTech engine has won

Engine of the Year for four consecutive years in a row, in the

1-litre to 1.4-litre category. It was launched five years ago in

the Citroën C4 Picasso and the Peugeot 308, but features in

more than 60 models worldwide, including the C4 Cactus. The

engine has 120 patents and holds two fuel economy records

– one of which was in 2016, when an automatic model

achieved 2.93l/100km, travelling 1878km on one tank.


Super comfortable seats.

Smooth ride.

User-friendly functions.


The rear manual windows

open via clips.

Start button being further

away from the steering

wheel than is usual.


Length 4170mm; width

1710mm; height 1480mm


Euro NCAP 4 out of 5 stars


50 litres


358 litres




1199cc, 3-cylinder Turbo

PureTech, petrol


6-speed automatic


81kW, 205Nm; 0-100km/h

10.9 sec

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Celebrating 10 years in the food equipment industry, Christchurch’s Sandra McLay

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Vanessa Ortynsky highlights ways to satisfy multiple cravings simultaneously.


s there anything better than combining our two favourite things, food and culture?

Lucky for us, the South Island is home to a whole range of cultural institutions,

from art galleries to boutique cinemas and must-visit museums, with in-house

restaurants and cafés. Here are a few that are bound to whet your appetite.

Lumière Cinemas

We couldn’t be more excited

about the arrival of Lumière

Cinemas (in The Arts Centre),

which is home to two theatres

and a snack bar to rival all snack

bars. Like the films it shows, its

snack options are diverse and

of the highest quality. Tuck into

truffles from Banks Peninsula’s own

She Universe, or order a glass of

rosé, a coffee with beans from

Lyttelton Coffee Co. or a freshly

baked croissant. In the warmer

months, we won’t be able to resist

a scoop or two of Rollickin’ Gelato.

Lumière is also home to Bijou

Bar, an art-deco style cocktail bar

that makes for the ideal pre-movie

drink or nightcap before heading

home. With so many enticing

options, we’ll be hanging out here

long after the movie has ended.

Image: Vanessa Ortynsky

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Transport World

Perhaps Invercargill isn’t the first place you’d think of

going to get a dose of culture, but Bill Richardson

Transport World (491 Tay Street) is well worth a

visit. Established by a Southland family with a serious

interest in wheels, Transport World has an incredible

selection of vintage vehicles and old-fashioned petrol

pumps. The in-house restaurant, The Grille, is a big

part of the experience and popular with both visitors

and locals. Showcasing the very best of New Zealand

and Southland cuisine, a visit here is always memorable.

Try the pancakes with Canadian maple syrup or the

potato and pea gnocchi. Served with field mushrooms,

spinach, walnuts and blue cheese, it’s positively divine.

Image: Mr Red Light

The 25th Nelson Arts Festival

The Nelson Arts Festival takes place every spring, with a

jam-packed programme of theatre, dance, circus, writers’

talks, comedy and visual arts. From 18-28 October, this year

marks its 25th anniversary, kicking off with the iconic Masked

Parade and Carnivale with a theme of ‘discovery’. Following

the parade, there is music, street performances and food stalls.

A feast for the senses, the Nelson Arts Festival is a must. Our

pick of the festival? Mr Red Light. It’s about a man who attracts

bad luck, so, naturally, when he tries to rob a bank he fails

miserably – and ends up in a pie shop dealing with three very

uncooperative hostages...

The Grille (Bill Richardson Transport World).

Image: Transport World

A Day at the Market

We couldn’t forget Riccarton

House & Bush and Dean’s Cottage,

which was built over 175 years

ago. The grounds are home to the

Christchurch Farmers’ Market, a

Christchurch institution that supports

the best food growers and producers

in the region. Take a tour of the

historic homestead then pick up some

fresh bread from Bellbird, some vegan

cheese from Vegan Deli Diva, wine

from Terrace Edge, plus plenty of

other ready-to-eat goodies including

pierogi from The Pierogi Joint.

Riccarton House.

Image: Ana Galloway

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Image: Vanessa Ortynsky

A Day Trip to Oamaru

Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct is a busy hub filled with

shops and galleries, plus a handful of excellent cafés and

restaurants. Our favourites include Cucina (1 Tees Street)

for an Italian feast and Tees Street café (No. 3) for lunch

and coffee. Both are right in the heart of the precinct and

an integral part of the city’s fabric. For a nutritious breakfast

or lunch, we can’t resist tucking into the açai and green

bowls at Tees Street.

Image: Vanessa Ortynsky

Tees Street café.

The Welder

This highly anticipated wellness hotspot has

brought together a mix of like-minded retail

and hospitality businesses in one South

Town spot. Six character buildings, which

date back as far as 1880, leave behind their

past as places for trades (from black smith

to welder) to take on a bright new future

where yoga and natural wine rule, among

a few indulgences. Noteworthy openings

include Two Raw Sisters, Barefoot Eatery

by Greenroots Juicery and The Great

Pastry Shop.

To celebrate the opening of The Welder

(22-26 Welles Street) in Christchurch,

Well-Fest will take over the place on

2 November. The day-long festival not only

coincides with the final of the Rugby World

Cup but the opening of yakitori restaurant

Bar Yoku. Former All Black Andy Ellis has

teamed up with the dynamic duo behind

Sister Kong, Sam and Sally Hooper, to add

some serious Japanese flair – and plenty of

wagyu – to the precinct.

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What drink says celebrate to you?

The ‘Addiction’ is a very unique drink that

we make at the Vices & Virtues bar. With its

chilli and ginger flavours it can pack a punch

that leaves your taste buds tingling. It is my

personal favourite cocktail and is always the

one I will first recommend our customers.

What’s your favourite ingredient?

I always love it when we make the

ingredients ourselves. In the Addiction

we will infuse a bottle of vodka with fresh

chillies for at least 48 hours to give us the

flavoured spirit to use as the base, and in

another cocktail of ours, the apple, rum

and raisin flavoured ‘Deception’, we use

a puree made specially by our chefs from

fresh granny smith apples and raisins. For

me, whenever a bar has ingredients made

by themselves it means that they can

produce drinks that you aren’t going to find

anywhere else and it always feels good to

be making a unique drink.



Celebrating your latest milestone, catching up with

friends or hosting a business meeting? Everyone can

indulge at Vices & Virtues with tasty vegan, vegetarian,

gluten-free and dairy-free options available.

What is the most versatile cocktail base?

Vodka; classic and simple vodka. The

smooth and delicate flavour profile of a

good vodka means that it can be used in a

wide range of cocktails that vary hugely in

flavours. As well as adding fresh chillies for

the Addiction’s spicy flavour, the vodka in

‘Passion’ is mixed with crushed raspberries

and lime juice to give a fresh fruity taste and

a bright pink colour.

Do people really tell you their problems?

Oh the stories I have from my time as a

bartender! From elderly men complaining

about the failures of modern politics and

helping two friends plan a road trip, to

separately meeting both sides of an ugly

break-up over the course of an evening and

giving my opinion of growing up in New

Zealand to a young Irish couple thinking of

starting a family here. Being a bartender can

be as much about careful word choice and

tact as it is about making drinks.

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Glass: short

30ml chilli vodka (Blue Duck)

15ml lemon juice

3 sticks of ginger,

freshly peeled

ginger beer


Muddle ginger, add lemon

juice, chilli vodka, top up with

ice and shake. Pour into glass,

top with ginger beer and

garnish with candied ginger.


Glass: chilled martini

40ml rum


10ml balsamic vinegar

20ml raisin puree

30ml cream


Shake and double strain

with a spoon. Put sugar

syrup on rim of the glass

and dip in cinnamon

powder and sugar.

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90 STYLE | food


From eatery updates to delicious dishes, we provide

the scoop on the latest taste sensations.

Image: Vanessa Ortynsky


The Permit Room (779 Colombo Street)

has revealed a brand new range of Indianstyle

cocktails, including a refreshing gin and

tonic with coriander, cumin and ginger, plus a

delicious pomegranate concoction.


Bursting with flavour and nutrients, the Super

Food Salad at Untouched World Kitchen (155

Roydvale Avenue) certainly packs a punch. The

symphony of tastes and textures will astonish

your palate, and the offering of wholesome

seeds, cashew nuts, crisp celery and protein-rich

beans is completed by a zesty ginger dressing.


Everybody’s favourite ice cream joint, Utopia, is set to

open new digs on High Street this month. Known for its

delightfully icy creations, a recent concoction features

pumpkin and white chocolate and we’re here for it.

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Rua Pinot Rosé 2019 at Fisherman’s Wharf. This Central

Otago gem from Akarua vineyards is the cherry on top

of what is a spectacular view across Lyttelton Harbour.

The vegan-friendly drop is favoured for its strawberry

finish, and it sits particularly well alongside the moreish

scallops wrapped in bacon or the seafood sizzle plate,

which features pan-seared fish, scallops, prawns, mussels

and squid. Or, save the best till last and drink it in with

the view, while the kids tuck into a mini sundae.


Calling all lovers of South American cuisine,

Castro’s Tapas & Bar needs to be on your

radar. Located at the Riverside Market, you

can expect paella, empanadas and a whole

range of delicious Spanish flavours. By the

same team as El Fogón and Caribe Latin

Kitchen, their latest spot overlooks Oxford

Terrace and the Avon. Look out for the

beautiful painted bull.


Vegans can now order more than a salad

and fries at Monza Sports Bar (Christchurch

Casino), where a new range of delicious

vegan-friendly handcrafted pizzas will see

tablemates green-eyed. The Fiat pizza – based

with oven-roasted tomato and topped with

roasted cauliflower, vegan cream cheese,

Indian curry-flavoured vegan mayonnaise and

kumara chips – is quickly becoming a Monza

favourite for vegans and non-vegans alike!

Get your sports fix live and loud on the 208”

LCD screen knowing there’s something on

the menu for every member of your team.

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Images: Vanessa Ortynsky


Our favourite Riccarton café has arrived in the central

city and we’re absolutely chuffed. Taking over what was

formerly The Anchorage on Walker Street, Park Ranger

Central has filled the industrial space with plants and their

signature green espresso machine. They consistently serve

up some of the best brews in town alongside a delicious

range of cabinet food and a tight menu with locallysourced,

hand-picked ingredients. Our pick is the highly

’grammable açai bowl that’s super filling and wholesome.


Pembroke Patisserie in Wanaka needs no

introduction. Get your coffee and pastry fix just

10 minutes outside town with mouth-watering

doughnuts, tasty tarts and flaky croissants. And

if you haven’t yet tried their custard slice, you

need to get on that right away.


If there’s one to watch, it’s Simon Levy,

who recently took home Chef of the

Year at the Christchurch Hospitality

Awards. After working for several

impressive outlets overseas, Simon

Levy’s fine-dining restaurant, Inati

(48 Hereford Street), is the place to

go for a truly special meal. The menu

showcases the finest Canterbury and

New Zealand produce in an elegant

and approachable way.












1 2 3



Renowned New Zealand fashion designer Kate Sylvester

opened a beautiful new store in Christchurch’s CBD.

Situated at 112 Cashel Street, the store is the brand’s

second within Christchurch after opening its Merivale store

in mid-2016.




1. Kate Sylvester, Wayne Conway; 2. Rachel Smart, Bailey Mark; 3. Johanna Mouncey-Reedy, Alice Barham; 4. Kirsty Gilcrest, Sophie Donovan;

5. Jessie Shuker, Abby Button; 6. Jacqui Moorfield, Andrea Rickerby, Kate Robertson, Michelle Dixon; 7. Katie Brown, Claudia Hanna





The opening night of The Pink Hammer was sponsored by

Caxton Design and Print, which held an exclusive gala

night for its clients at The Court Theatre. Bubbles, woodfired

pizza and cheese platters made for a warm and inviting

evening ahead of the show.

5 4


1. Liz and Vanessa Neho; 2. Angela Petersen, Antonia Maynard; 3. Phillipa van Irsel, Karen Sherriff; 4. Marie Reynolds, Blair Andrews;

5. Steve Brooker, Rachel Sears, Layla Moutrib; 6. Tracey Shields, Donna Ball



elegance and sophistication.

synonyms: flair, grace, poise,

polish, suaveness, urbanity,

chic, finesse, taste, class,

comfort, luxury, affluence,

wealth, opulence, lavishness.



SAT 12th

SUN 13th


1Oam -6pm




The Westpac Champion Business Awards were a

night of glitz, glamour and entertainment, where the

achievements of people and organisations from around the

region were celebrated in style.

Photography: Tony Stewart & Nancy Zhou



he Medbury Parents’ Association hosted a Rugby World

Cup Quiz Night in the Cardboard Cathedral, which saw

teams dressing up as different countries. The competitive

streak came out in many, and the bidding on the live and

silent auctions was off the chart!

98 STYLE | win


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

It’s easy to enter, simply go to and fill in your details on the

‘Win With Style’ page. Entries close October 23.

Clear the skin

Most people experience problem skin at some stage in their

lifetime, but it shouldn’t be something they have to live with.

New Logic is a protein-powered solution to support the

struggle with acne, combining breakthrough technology and

proven active ingredients to target the source of breakouts.

We have three Essentials Kits, valued at $99, to give away.

Fly solo

Celebrating 20 years as a leading boutique travel agency in

Christchurch, Discover Travel also helps solo travellers enjoy

cost-effective travel. Some travellers are no longer able to

travel as a pair, others just prefer to travel on their own! One

lucky winner will receive a copy of Lonely Planet’s The Solo

Travel Handbook and a travel voucher – valued at $75.

Adorn yourself

Designed in Melbourne, Elk jewellery presents sculptural

statement pieces in metal, wood, resin, velvet, ceramic and

enamel in an extensive range of necklaces, bracelets, rings and

earrings, all in striking seasonal colours. The Flock stocks the

range at The Tannery and has given us two beautiful necklaces

to give away, each valued at $55.

Make a date

The Court Theatre is bringing a tried-and-tested favourite

to a local stage, and Curtis Vision is providing the tickets

for one lucky Style winner. We have a double pass (valued

at up to $144) to The Wind in the Willows, directed by Ross

Gumbley, which can be redeemed between 23 November

and 18 January. Toot-toot!


FILIGREE: Sarah-Jane Rennie, WOMEN’S EXPO: Sam Gooday, Sandi Harnett, Paula Ludemann

*Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per person. You may enter all giveaways. If you are selected as a winner, your name will be published in the following

month’s edition. By registering your details, entrants give permission for Star Media to send further correspondence, which you can opt out of at any stage.

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