Style: November 01, 2019

StarMedia.Digital

November 2019

The good living issue

Who do

you trust?

Buying what’s right

for the planet

Anxiety

rules

Where it comes from

& how to handle it

it’s All

electric

E-bikes & Jaguar I-Pace

Brains & brawn

The right moves to a healthy mind


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didn’t think I needed me-time. I

I thought I led a pretty balanced life. I

have two children at home and work

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A girls’ weekend away has made

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My spirits soared. There were so

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Bringing together this issue of Style

sees us mix together sustainability,

health and wellbeing, to deliver a truly

wholesome offering. I hope it makes

you think – about yourself.

When was the last time you had a

real break and took the opportunity

to reset the clock? As we start

slipping down the slippery festive

slope to Christmas, now’s a good

time to recharge the mind.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Take a

moment, with Style.

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REGULARS

12 INSIDE WORD

16 SAVE THE DATE

102 SEE BE SEEN

106 WIN

One Year Of British

TV, Six Months Of Hair

Care Bars & More!

LIFE

19 WELLBEING FEATURE

The Fitness Industry

Tackles Mental Health

25 REPORT

The Business Of Being

Planet-Friendly

HOME

33 ARCHITECTURE

The Move To Build

Smarter And Smaller

38 ART FEATURE

How Artists Approach

Climate Change

43 LIVING FEATURE

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FASHION & BEAUTY

56 FASHION SHOOT

Natural Beauty

63 FASHION FEATURE

Ben Alexander Takes On

The Runway

68 FASHION NEWS

73 BEAUTY NEWS

Products That Consider

Their Impact

78 BEAUTY FEATURE

How Stress Shows

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MOTORING

90 REVIEW

Charging Ahead With The

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Soul Escape In The Bay

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12 STYLE | inside word

INSIDE WORD

Mummy Mugs

GO GREEN

Elle + Riley

Those in Queenstown have been pining for a little

cashmere luxury for long enough to make Elle + Riley

move south. The cashmere brand has been making

its way down country, starting in Auckland, then

Christchurch and now lands at 23 Beach Street.

With 85 per cent of the clothes on the shelves at the

new shop Lordship Linens boasting the ‘made in New

Zealand’ mark, a trip to North Canterbury is calling.

The business that started at the Ohoka Farmers’ Market

has now set up shop at 130 High Street, Rangiora, with

ethical linen, silk and cotton leading the way.

SUPPORT OTHERS

A group of Sumner mums have joined forces with

pottery guru Tatyanna Meharry to produce Mummy Mugs

(mummymugs.com), a collection of ceramic mugs from

local sand. Behind the collab is a mission to encourage

mothers to take five minutes out to enjoy a cuppa.

Proceeds from the handcrafted beauties will go to Plunket,

to support mothers dealing with post-natal depression.

Get in the Christmas spirit with the Zonta Christmas

House Tour on 24 November. Seven Christchurch

homes open their doors for the event, from which funds

go to Walsh House, PADA NZ (Perinatal Anxiety and

Depression Aotearoa) and Zonta International Projects.

Tickets include post-event drinks and nibbles at The

Christmas Hut.

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14 STYLE | inside word

INSIDE WORD

The Good Pet Home The Gift Curator Pottery Barn Kids at Ballantynes

SHOP

Luxury leather goods brand Common People has made

itself at home in Wanaka’s town centre. Previously

operating a pop-up at Queenstown Airport, 18 Dunmore

Street is now the place to find New Zealand-made leather

bags, sterling silver jewellery, scarves and more.

The stress of Christmas shopping is coming – in fact,

haven’t you started yet? Christchurch’s Jenny Collins is all

about the gift box, creating collections of carefully curated

luxury products for her new online business The Gift

Curator (thegiftcurator.co.nz). Complete with handwritten

notes, her gift boxes are ideal for the time-pressed who

are less than impressed by an impersonal hamper.

If you have a fur baby in need of treating, there’s a

new online store making it easy. The Good Pet Home

(thegoodpethome.com) is for the discerning pet owner, be

it cat or dog, and is where you’ll find the likes of unisex pet

parfum, organic shampoo and toys that will go the distance.

Off the back of its successful Westfield Riccarton and CBD

offerings comes The Cosmetic Clinic’s third Christchurch

location. Opening at the Hornby Hub towards the end of

November, it’s your go-to for laser hair removal, cosmetic

injectables and other skincare treatments under the care of

qualified clinicians.

Ballantynes is celebrating the completion of a grand

expansion that sees it even better than it was pre-quake.

Check out the three-storey atrium (where old meets new)

that, at street level, homes Kin (a café/deli/wine bar) and,

on Level 1 facing Lichfield Street, the three new concept

stores of Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm.

General Pants Co. has arrived in New Zealand, opening

in both Auckland and Christchurch (88 Cashel Street) with

hip-high denim from the likes of Neuw, Stussy and Lee

among shelves stacked with streetwear; the first of many

stores the Australian fashion retailer plans for our shores.

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DJ HEWITT BUILDERS - CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF BUILDING EXCELLENCE.

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This build saw the owners Mary

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Having already been familiar

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”says

Mary and Russell’s confidence

was certainly rewarded. For this

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16 STYLE | events

SAVE THE DATE

NOVEMBER 2019 | EMAIL YOUR EVENTS TO editor@style.kiwi

12 NOVEMBER

NZ TROTTING CUP DAY

Addington Raceway

12 NOVEMBER

YO-YO MA

Christchurch Town Hall

16 NOVEMBER

NZ CUP & 1000 GUINEAS DAY

Riccarton Park Racecourse

MUSIC

15

Bootleg Beatles

Songs from the early years through

to the George Martin-produced

orchestral recordings.

Christchurch Town Hall

26, 27 & 29

The Bee Gees Night Fever

A recreation of the Bee Gee’s 1997

One Night Only Las Vegas concert.

26: Ashburton Trust Event Centre

27: Oamaru Opera House

29: Christchurch Town Hall

29 & 30

The Feelers – All The Hits Summer

Tour

In this nostalgic reunion, The Feelers

rock it out alongside Stellar.

29: Union Hall, University of Otago

30: Christchurch Town Hall

PERFORMING ARTS

16

Swan Lake

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company

tells the original magical story.

Isaac Theatre Royal

19, 22 & 24

Guy Williams ‘Some Places’ Tour

Billy T Award-Winning comedian

Guy Williams attempts a political

show that “doesn’t suck”.

19: Yonder, Queenstown

22: New Athenaeum Theatre,

Dunedin

24: South Canterbury Drama

League, Timaru

21-23

Hansel & Gretel

A world premiere of choreography

by Loughlan Prior with a specially

commissioned score by Claire

Cowan, performed live by the

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Isaac Theatre Royal

21, 23, 27 & 29

Dear Lupin

Best-selling author Michael Simkins’

stage adaption of the letters between

real-life Dunkirk veteran and BBC2

racing reporter and correspondent

Roger Mortimer, to his son Charlie.

21: Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar,

Wanaka

23: Arrowtown Community Centre

27: Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat

29: Sherwood, Queenstown

30 November-21 December

A Christmas Carol

The Court Jesters recreate Charles

Dickens’ classic yuletide tale with

two performers, one pianist and, of

course, a little help from you.

The Forge, The Court Theatre

30

Otautahi Tiny Performance Festival

A range of performance disciplines

from performance art to theatre,

dance, music and poetry for a daylong

series.

Centre of Contemporary Art

SPORT

7

A Day at the Polo

Australia plays New Zealand at this

glamorous Ronald McDonald House

South Island fundraising event.

Port Hills Polo Club, Tai Tapu

9

Double Header: GBRL Lions v

NZ Kiwis, Fiji Bati v PNG Kumuls

One colossal day of rugby league.

Orangetheory Stadium

16

Queenstown International Marathon

Queenstown Lakes

8 December

Canterbury Half Marathon

Pegasus Town, Pegasus


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STYLE | wellbeing 19

MOVE THE MIND

The connection between physical activity and mental wellbeing

goes deeper than endorphins, and those in the business of getting

us moving are making sure we know about it.

Words Christine de Felice

ABOVE: O-Studio is a new wellness space in Christchurch.


20 STYLE | wellbeing

Exercise, such as

9Round circuit

training, is a very

effective antidepressant.

Turn to any news media platform,

on any day, and a topic that is

likely to be mentioned now is mental

health. Internationally, it has become a

significant health issue, with the World

Health Organisation determining that by

next year depression will be the secondleading

cause of disability in the world.

Prince William was reported as

raising the issue during his recent

visit to Pakistan with the Duchess of

Cambridge, while just last month our

Government announced a $6-million

funding boost for mental health

services at 22 general practices around

the country.

Mental health conditions such as

depression and anxiety are not isolated

conditions, however – the connection

between mental and physical health

and wellbeing is widely recognised,

not only by health professionals, but

also by practitioners in the exercise

and wellness industries. Offering a

range of programmes and facilities,

these practitioners say if people take

advantage of them they can improve

both their physical and mental health,

leading to happier, more fulfilled lives.

Owner/operators of three 9Round

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of people that go to the gym do so

because they are feeling down, and are

unhappy with their physical fitness. For

many, the hope is to lose weight by

going to the gym, as they think that will

make them feel happy, Paige says.

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to do with being happy,” she says. “It’s

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of stress that produces that feeling of

happiness and wellbeing. Rather than

focusing on the weight loss, their focus

needs to be on being happy, on how

they feel.”

She adds: “Exercise is the best form

of anti-depressant you can have.”

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six-week challenges, which take a

holistic approach to weight loss,

combining mental, social, physical and

spiritual aspects.

“The challenge is not about losing

weight, it’s about changing behaviour

to get people back on track. The goal

is to change people’s mental state,”

Paige says.

Both women say that unfortunately

there is a stigma around six-week

challenges, which they are keen

to dispel.

“We also share challenges we have

had in our lives,” Ellis says, “and that

helps people’s confidence, knowing

that, even though we are their trainers,

we have faced challenges too.”

Body mechanic Wayne Armour,

who owns and runs NZBMA with his

mother Dawn Armour, a remedial

specialist, and partner Danual

Cattermoul, a stretching specialist,

says people get into exercise for two

reasons – to lose weight, or to escape.

“Often, it’s a coping strategy when

they are experiencing stress in their

life,” Wayne says, “and a core benefit

of exercise is the relief of mental

tension. The endorphins, or ‘happy

hormones’ that are released by the

body following exercise produce

a natural ‘high’, relieving stress and

anxiety. It becomes addictive.”

We all know that sinking feeling

in the pit of our stomach when we

are worried about something. As

Wayne explains, that is because

our abdominal muscle (iliopsoas)

is connected to our emotions. If

the situation is ongoing, having a

specialised massage treatment will

release tension in the abdominal

muscles and consequently the feelings

of stress and anxiety will be relieved,

he says.

In situations of extreme stress or

trauma, a person will often adopt

the foetal position to protect the

vulnerable abdominal region,

Wayne says.

Someone who is feeling stress

or anxiety will often talk about it

with their therapist, which Wayne

says is also an important aspect of

their treatment.

He also notes that anxiety can cause

a person to hunch their shoulders

creating tension in the neck muscles.

“When this happens, you need to

change your position and relax your

shoulders as the tension can also

affect the alignment of other muscles,”

Wayne says.

“We believe it’s about people being

educated on how they can improve

both their physical and mental health.

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There are other ways of relieving

mental stress, which don’t involve as

much physical exertion but can be

equally effective – for example, yoga,

meditation, massage, flotation therapy,

ice bath and sauna hot and cold

therapy, all of which are being offered

at a new wellness space about to

open in The Welder on Welles Street

in Christchurch.

“For people experiencing emotional

difficulties, such as with relationships,

natural practices like yoga and

meditation can be very effective,”

says Sam Thomas, a co-founder of

O-Studio with professional rugby

player Tim Bateman and yoga teacher

Jess Smith.

“There has been a lot of research

on how these practices can help in

deeper ways,” Sam says.

“Practising sustained focus on

the breath for just 20 minutes in

meditation can help us be more

present with our children or at work.”

This task aims to increase

mindfulness, a concept that has

garnered a lot of attention of late.

However, as Sam points out, it is just

one of a range of meditative practices

used in research to boost other

important qualities like self-confidence

and resilience to help people better

deal with situations in their lives.

The effectiveness of yoga in

improving mental wellbeing and

enhancing self-esteem has been

shown through extensive research,

and it has been used in wellness

programmes around the world for

many years.

Sam describes yoga as being about

“moving your body to change

your mind”.

“Yoga teaches people to become

aware of what’s happening in their

body, leading to better reactions to

changes in mood that commonly

occur throughout the day.”

Flotation therapy, developed at

the US National Institute of Mental

Health in 1954, has experienced a

surge in popularity in recent years

as a stress relief tool. After trying

flotation therapy overseas, Tim and his

wife Laura set up Christchurch’s first

flotation therapy centre, Cloud 9 Float

Club, in 2015.

“Research indicates that flotation

is among the top 25 per cent

of relaxation tools known to

psychology,” Sam says, “and it is now

being used to combat burnout, stress

and anxiety disorders.

Mental health and

wellbeing can be

enhanced through

practising yoga

and meditation,

as such places as

O-Studio.

“Because sensory input is reduced

to a minimum, the body quickly

recognises that you are free of

environmental threats, which helps

you to fall into a deep state of

relaxation.”

Each flotation pod is about the size

of a small car and the water contains

a quantity of Epsom salts, making it

buoyant enough for the participant to

float, he says.

Stress, anxiety, burnout, low selfesteem

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different times in our life, but the tools

to overcome them are readily available.

In the words of Sam: “There are

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STYLE | report 25

A PLANET-FRIENDLY

BUSINESS MODEL

There is an increasing number of businesses making their mark on the world by

ensuring the only things they leave behind them are (carbon-free) footprints.

Words Amy Barry


26 STYLE | report

Archie gets a dose of

Ethique’s Bow Wow Bar

shampoo. Tested on

humans, naturally.

It’s everywhere... what we should be doing to save the

planet. We’ve changed our behaviours from taking home

plastic supermarket bags to bringing our own reusable ones

and now brands all around us are firing us information on

how to shop and the benefits of their products over other

planet-wrecking alternatives. It’s a minefield.

Once upon a time, we were sold on the aesthetically

pleasing packaging. Now we find ourselves standing in

supermarket aisles, scanning the checklists to see whether

it’s: recyclable, sustainable, eco-friendly; where it has come

from, the size of its carbon footprint, how it supports local;

and if it’s cruelty-free or palm oil-free... The list can be quite

overwhelming and can raise further questions.

Two terms that tend to be used interchangeably in

the vegan cosmetic world mean very different things.

‘Vegan’ products do not contain any animal products or

animal-derived ingredients; while ‘cruelty-free’ means the

component ingredients and final product have not been

tested on animals. And ‘sustainable’ palm oil use still poses

problematic consequences to the endangered orangutan

population (reading some of the associated stories is quite

the eye-opener – and a tear-jerker).

Annamaria Berta, founder and creator of Christchurchmade

Panna Soaps, explains that ‘100 per cent vegan’ sees no

animal products involved in any part of the item’s production,

either in the product itself or those produced in the same

environment. Her vegan soaps also proudly present that

recognisable little bunny symbol on their packaging, which

is recyclable and locally made to help support Christchurch

businesses and avoid that inflated carbon footprint. There’s a

whole lot of change happening in the cosmetic world.

The well-known and multi-award-winning founder of

beauty brand Ethique, Brianne West, had an early mission

to “start a company that had a purpose beyond profit – to

align my desire to do business with my desire to do good”.

Brianne, a University of Canterbury science graduate with

ambitious flare, has continued to spread the word to

conscientious consumers worldwide. The latest campaign

sees a limited-edition solid shampoo and conditioner range

(Wombar and Kookabar) donating funds to The Irwins’

Wildlife Warriors foundation, through a collaboration with

Bindi Irwin. It’s a triple whammy as we avoid palm oil use,

plastic waste and support conservation in one fell swoop.

Companies around the globe have started developing

creative solutions so we can all do our bit, often taking us

on their brand journey of how to get there ‘together’. We

feel we need to jump on board, as brand imagery draws us

in, shaming us for carrying around a plastic water bottle or

offering a plastic straw at a children’s party.

Already, merino wool has been taken to new levels thanks

to such brilliant innovators as those behind Icebreaker,

Allbirds and Firewire Surfboards (which swapped fibreglass

for wool fibre), but it doesn’t stop there. The New Zealand

Merino Company launched a competition with Idealog that

challenged Kiwis to discover the potential of strong-wool

– the hardy wool most often used in carpets. The initiative

prompted investigation into all manner of things, from

insulated beehive covers to nappies, the finalists’ proposals

impressive. However the grand prize went to Becs Bartells

for her strong-wool coffins, which will be developed further

at Studio ZQ (NZ Merino Company’s new innovation space

in Christchurch).


STYLE | report 27

If you forget your own cup,

Air New Zealand now serves

hot drinks in compostable ones.

Other businesses are churning out the

horrifying facts and figures around plastic

use and offering us products to help

eliminate the impact this is having on our

environment. It’s clear being ‘green’ is not an

aspiration but an action.

Air New Zealand, already known for its

commitment to sustainable practices, is

encouraging passengers to put their reusable

cups in their carry-on. Though, if you forget,

the onboard hot drink cups are now made

from plants not plastic, designed to then be

composted at one of the five ports across

the country, with their waste management

provider looking into more locations. It’s the

first phase of its plastic-reduction strategy,

which has already seen 55-million single-use

plastic items replaced with lower-impact

alternatives across the airline’s global

network, including on the ground, in lounges

and work spaces.


28 STYLE | report

Wool growers and marketers are actively looking for innovative ways

for their renewable fibre to replace synthetics, like strong-wool coffins.

It seems companies that champion environmental or

social issues are going from strength to strength in the eye

of the consumer as Kiwis are highly committed to living

sustainable lives through their purchasing decisions. From

shampoo and shaving bars to plant-based eateries, we are

turning into sustainable thinkers.

Christchurch is embracing the newly opened Welder,

a complex with upcycling at the centre of the design and

development. Inside the repurposed character buildings,

find businesses such as Good For, a packaging-free grocery

store. There, you are encouraged to bring your own

reusable packaging or use paper bags provided, for free.

Meanwhile, schools are going plastic wrap-free and

entrepreneurs like 16-year-old Taupo student, Brooke

Moore, are developing products to overtake household

staples. Brooke has developed an edible and biodegradable

agar-based alternative to plastic food wrap – called Wrapt,

and it comes in three flavours. Currently preparing to

present to Glad Wrap and having won a 2019 Girlboss

Award for innovation, she’s now aiming to pitch to

companies whose product hers aims to displace.

It’s clear we are all on this path together as we seek out

eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable production. Could New

Zealand follow in the footsteps of San Francisco Airport

and go plastic-free? Will more countries follow China’s

initiative to ‘green-up’ deserts, laying grids to forest the

sands? Watch this space. One thing’s for sure, I’m on this

better-for-you, better-for-our-planet train, and with so

much choice, why wouldn’t we be?

From shampoo and shaving bars

to plant-based eateries, we are

turning into sustainable thinkers.

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The Big

Trend of

Going Small

One size and one shape definitely does

not fit all. One weekend recently, I

had the pleasure of joining a tour of

architectural homes which championed

the principles of energy awareness

and conservation, amongst other

things. Style over size was evident

amongst all the individual and specific

architectural signatures, as was the

variation of spatial configurations,

and this has caused me to reflect on

the increasing popularity of smaller

properties and the acceptance of

different ways of doing things.

Firstly, size. Not small, as in ‘let’s fit your entire

life into a caravan’, but small as in compact,

thoughtful and clever, is enjoying an increase in

popularity throughout our region. The restraint

required to ‘live smaller’ would be too much for

me and it’s no secret that I have a maximalist

rather than a minimalist approach, but I can

definitely appreciate why this trend is gaining

momentum nationally and internationally.

Millennials wanting a chance to get onto the

property ladder are considering alternatives

to the types of properties their parents might

have started with, and size features strongly

in this equation, whilst retirees are wanting to

turn things on their head and look to a similar

lifestyle and property, but smaller, having been

there and done that.

One of the reasons for considering a smaller

dwelling is obvious: energy efficiency. A

smaller house should be easier to heat, and this

flows directly on to a reduced cost. A smaller

ecological footprint, helping both your pocket

and our planet. Solar-powered options feature,

as do passive heating methods based around

a house’s orientation and construction. Excess

materials, color choices and furniture are all

pared back, and clever storage options become

all-important.

The other notable element in choosing to live

like this is that your community and your city

surroundings take on a whole new meaning, and

with ‘intimate’ (my word for ‘tiny’!) garden spaces,

you can see the merit in this. The park next-door

acts as your garden and the city, your backyard –

and potentially a scooter replaces your car.

For me, it seems like the easiest time to make

a decision to commit to this lifestyle would be

when you first start out and don’t have much

or later when you have so much that you think,

‘I now want less’. That middle period with kids,

cars, bikes and all the other stuff that comes

with life would make it too hard for some, but

as the tour I’ve referred to has taught me, not

everyone feels this way. Therein lies the beauty

of the times we live in and the choices we have.

One size certainly doesn’t fit all – nor is it

expected too – and it just so happens that

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STYLE | architecture 33

THINK BIG,

BUILD SMALL

How much space we need in which to live our lives is coming under

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Words Richard Dalman


34 STYLE | architecture

Haus Café takes up a mere three

car parks on Moorhouse Avenue,

Christchurch.

Image: Jane Armstrong

The offices we design now feature smaller individual

work areas and larger communal spaces.

There has been much talk about a trend

towards smaller houses recently. This has

been in response to a combination of smaller

section sizes, increased construction and land

costs, changing planning regulations and a

desire to reduce our carbon footprint.

There is currently a similar trend happening

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now feature smaller individual work areas and

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and hot desking have become common.

If we build smaller, we fit more in, use

less materials and have less waste and

unnecessary space. Construction times can be

sped up and consenting can become easier.

A great example of this was the container

mall (Re:Start) in Christchurch that sprang up

soon after the Christchurch earthquakes.

But building small requires a very carefully

considered design. Below are a few tricks to

designing smaller than the norm:

1. Your building must be well planned.

Try to reduce corridor space and keep

things simple.

2. Think about what your priorities are and

focus on what’s important – leave out

the unnecessary stuff.

3. Keep colours and finishes light and spaces

well lit to make them seem larger.

4. Bring the outdoors in – try to break

down the barriers to the outside and

‘borrow’ outdoor space that costs less

than indoor space.

5. Use clever ‘hideaway’ design techniques

such as those that have featured in boats

and caravans for decades.


STYLE | architecture 35

One of Dalman Architects’

recent projects that

incorporates all of the above

is Haus Café on Moorhouse

Avenue. This simple coffee

kiosk takes up only three car

parks in the Moorhouse City

retail complex car park.

The brief was for a small

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The building has 32m² of

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Image: Dalman Architects

Christchurch’s Haus Café includes

a full prep kitchen, storage space,

servery and customer seating

within just 32m².


36 STYLE | architecture

Think your house is narrow? Yuua Architects turned a 2.5m-wide alleyway into a four-storey, 1.8m-wide house in Tokyo.

In many central city areas, land prices have become

so high that ‘waste’ spaces not previously considered

suitable for building are now being utilised as small

building sites.

An example of this that really pushes the

boundaries – literally – is ‘The 1.8m House’ in Tokyo

by Yuua Architects. The architects have transformed a

1.8m wide x 11m long alley into a four-storey house.

The house features various levels that open into

each other allowing long views, easy connections and

flow-through ventilation. Natural light is available via

floor-to-ceiling windows at each end of the home, a

small central terrace and a large skylight above.

The architects wanted to achieve “a house with

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When building small, thinking big is still required.

Innovative ideas and clever design to fit as much

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ART FOR CLIMATE’S SAKE

Views on climate change are presented in thought-provoking ways and means thanks

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Words Ady Shannon

Talk of climate change is big news right now; while

Greta Thunberg is polarising heads of state at the

United Nations and world leaders are struggling to

implement policies to achieve lower carbon emission

targets, closer to home artists selected to participate in

the South Island’s largest sculpture exhibition are using

creative flair to make a climate statement.

Leah Fraser Henderson

WHEN THE RIVERS RUN DRY

Leah Fraser Henderson moved from Sydney to

Christchurch 25 years ago to enjoy the great outdoors.

She considers the changes to our environment and

degradation to our water and waterways since her

arrival “shocking”.

Her large-scale circular sculpture represents braided

waterways and the multi-layered complex problems

surrounding the state of our rivers.

“The shadows that it creates are the memories of the

people who can recall what the rivers once looked like.

Ignoring what is going on at the deeper levels won’t fix

it for our children’s futures. We take too much water

out of the ground for intensive dairy farming. How can

we imagine that is not affecting the water that is left?

We have to add chlorine to make it safe to drink!

“Drive around Canterbury and look at all the bridges

spanning stones. Rivers are disappearing in our lifetimes.

We will all be left with nothing but empty channels that

were carved out by our rivers, once teeming with life.”

When The Rivers Run Dry in process.

Hannah Kidd

THE WATCHMEN

On a lush green paddock on Sculpture on the Peninsula’s

Loudon Farm location three tall tin sentinels look out over

the rural landscape. The Watchmen are Hannah Kidd’s latest

works and with each character standing between three and

five metres tall, their presence is imposing and impressive. It

is the first time Hannah has completed and installed her work

well ahead of schedule. “Usually I am struggling to finish but I

wanted these guys to feel grounded, like historic people who

have been watching over the land for a long time.”

The inspiration for one recycled grain silo and two diesel

tanks to take on the features of a solemn watcher came from

the Easter Island towering stone statues known as moai. The

island’s once thriving and industrious culture was destroyed

by deforestation and Hannah has used this as an analogy for

global warming and what can happen when “you gobble up

resources and don’t protect a way of life”.

“The Watchmen are positive icons, solemn thinkers,

pondering on the environment and the fact they are no longer

useful given the scale on which we are now producing.”


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Vicki Smith and Anthony Genet

BURNING TIME

Nelson-based artists Vicki Smith and Anthony Genet

are combining their talents in a collaborative work

call Burning Time. Vicki has a long interest in old and

new technologies, specifically around navigation, and

Anthony has a history of working with glass and neon.

Their installation is a heliographic instrument, styled on

the Victorian meteorological machine, the Campbell-

Stokes recorder. An optical glass orb mounted on a

brass stand will be placed on the crest of a hill where

the brass and glass will glint in the sunlight, recording

sunlight hours on a light-sensitive cardboard strip.

“These instruments are still in use in weather

stations around Aotearoa, although increasingly

being replaced with digital recorders. Our machine is

created from recycled brass and copper and bits of

an old boat. A light-sensitive cardboard strip records

a daily transcript of sunshine hours collected through

the focusing effect of a blown optical glass orb.

“We understand, from historic records, that we

are now in pivotal times for acting for our continued

existence. We invite viewers to consider their actions

in our changing climatic times.”

Graham Bennett

POLLUTED INHERITANCE – A

PORTRAIT OF FIVE LAKES

Graham Bennett has been exhibiting and selling sculptures

for more than five decades. His Sculpture on the Peninsula

contribution this year is based on a motif from a 500-yearold

triptych by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch known as

The Garden of Earthly Delights. The central panel of the oil

depicts surreal elements linked by a network of waterways.

A group of young women, standing knee-deep in a pond,

are surrounded by symbols of corruption and greed.

Graham collected water from five polluted lakes – Te

Waihora (Lake Ellesmere), Waikare, Whangape, Waiwera

and Rotorua – and has created

five vessels on plinths to

represent each one.

“My work has the vulnerable

group standing in five

hemispheres, each filled with

polluted water. I have replaced

seven spoonbills on the heads

of the figures in the original

artwork with bitterns (matuku),

an endangered wading bird

found near Te Waihora. The

green rim on each bowl evokes

the circles of irrigation that

contribute to the degradation

of our waterways, and

challenges our ‘100 per cent

pure’ halo. A jar containing lake

water is fixed to the base of

each stand.”

The imagined end product of Burning Time and a

prototype construction of its top section.

These and many other works

will be available for sale at

Sculpture on the Peninsula,

Loudon Farm, 8–10 November.

Journeys of

the heart

– Clare reilly

19 October – 19 November 2019

“The call of the light reveals an illuminating path.

Not merely to survive but truly thrive.

Now dance me into a fresh dawn

of hope and possibilities on these

Journeys of the Heart.

I’m over the moon to be alive.”

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LOOKING

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There really are no hard and fast rules

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PRIORITISE YOUR

LANDSCAPING

Planned outdoor space contributes hugely to the liveability and valuation

of our homes yet often we don’t give landscaping the priority it merits.

Words Gaynor Stanley

ABOVE: Hardwood decking, Cor-ten planters and feature boulders distinguish the hard landscaping in this Tom Gunn design.


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LEFT: A design plan will

specify both the hard

and soft landscaping

features for your

desired environment.

Image: Mayfair Park Landscaping

BELOW: Permeable

materials, organic

shaped pavers and

native plants bring

sustainability to this

Redcliffs garden by

Gunn Design.

There’s no doubt about it, building is

expensive and often the coffers are

drained before we get to landscaping.

But when you think about how much

Kiwis value al fresco living, we perhaps

ought to be prioritising our landscaping

spend on a par with our investment in

our kitchen or bathroom.

To make sure you are well informed

and get the benefit of the best planned

outcome for your lifestyle requirements,

it’s well worth consulting a professional

landscaper early in your project.

Take advantage of the free initial

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your vision. A designer will come to

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the space. They will assess how the

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Once you’ve decided on the

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a ‘planting plan’. The latter is usually

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for professional advice on which plants

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aspects (even if you plant them

yourself). The planting plan will detail

the location, species and quantities of

trees, shrubs, ground covers and hedges.

Prepare to invest a few thousand

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your site has been measured and a

comprehensive site plan is prepared

and presented importing your

architectural plans into the proposed

landscape design. An effective ‘design

plan’ will come up with functional

solutions and specify the materials for

hard landscaping features like paths,

driveway, decking, paving and edging

as well as fun features like a pizza

oven or fireplace, hot tub or pool and

built-in seating around a fire pit. A

comprehensive plan will also detail the

recommended planting and lawn areas,

your soft landscaping (features that do

not involve construction).

Once you’ve signed off on the design,

work proceeds to the construction

phase and your landscape architect

will prepare quotes for both hard and

soft landscaping elements. Some will

design and construct in-house, others

will outsource to sub-contractors.

Your landscape architect will handle

any consent applications and oversee

construction.

As hard and soft landscaping come

together, your vision grows into reality.

Be patient as, depending on the season,

it might be a while before your chosen

plantings thrive. Rest assured, guided

by expert design, a good landscape

plan will have you enjoying your great

outdoors in no time.

Five tips for greener landscaping

1. Recycle or upcycle unused building materials; turn hardwood

sleepers into garden bed walls, chunky steps or seating, and steel

reinforcing mesh into a metal climbing frame for plants.

2. Multitask with seating that doubles as wood storage or gabion

retaining walls for garden beds.

3. Go organic with weedmats and natural remedies, rather than

Roundup, to control pests and weeds and attract bees and native

birds; factor in a compost bin to feed and enrich your soil rather

than using synthetic fertilisers.

4. Be waterwise using seaweed or moss mulch to reduce water

evaporation; upgrade your leaky hose and install a rainwater

tank to capture water; choose natives or succulents for your soft

landscaping; select permeable surfaces (pebbles not pavers) for

hard landscaping.

5. Grow your own with an edible garden in your design.

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REVIVE &

REJUVENATE

Craig Wilson shines the light on the dreary parts of our outdoor

areas and suggests it’s time for a mini makeover.


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As the season moves into the warmer summer

months, life moves outdoors. On a still day,

the French doors are open from dawn to dusk

and the garden beckons us out to enjoy our open

lawns or sit under our favourite tree.

Have your garden spaces become a bit

tired? It’s time to lift the look and increase your

enjoyment of your time outside. Here are four

tips to motivate a quick refresh at your place.

1. REPLACE ANYTHING

DEAD OR STRUGGLING

Cast your eyes over the area in which you spend

the most time and see if there’s anything past its

use-by date. Look for anything dead and twiggy

that hasn’t come away in spring and replace it

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Make sure features

have good scale and

aren’t too small for

the space. Err on

the larger size if

you’re unsure.

2. ADD A NEW FEATURE

See where you can create a new highlight

in the garden to draw your eye and

create a stir. This could be a new urn or

glazed pot in tones that connect to a key

interior colour. Make sure it has good

scale and isn’t too small for the space. Err

on the bigger size if you’re unsure.

3. LIGHT IT UP

Garden and outdoor lighting can have a

huge impact on outdoor living. It’s time

to install that lighting you’ve always talked

about. It could be an uplight at the base

of a tree or sculpture, or a hidden LED

strip light under a built-in seat.

4. GIVE IT SOME LOVE

If the deck hasn’t had any love for a season or

two, it will be looking a bit worse for wear. A

fresh coat or two of a quality oil after a bit of

prepwork will do it wonders. While you’re at

it, any hardwood furniture will respond well

to the same treatment. With a bit of time and

elbow grease, you’ll soon be sitting back and

enjoying a rejuvenated deck that looks almost

as good as the day it went down.


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

with Tim Goom

Spotlight on Talent:

2019 Young

Landscaper

of the Year!

by Goom

In the October edition of Style Magazine we were excited

to share with readers the success of Goom Landscapes at

the 2019 Registered Master Landscaper ‘Landscape of

Distinction’ awards.

A huge highlight of the awards for team Goom was when our very

own George Trower was named Young Landscaper of the Year from a

tough field of 9 finalists. His skills in terms of innovation, communication,

leadership, career development and construction pushed him to the front

of an extremely high calibre queue. With this national accolade under his

belt, we thought it timely to shed some light on what drives George in his

passion for landscaping:

What motivated you to become involved in the landscaping industry?

I grew up in the Waikato on a 40 hectare lifestyle property just out of

the small rural town of Matamata. Living on a farm surrounded by native

bush gave me a love for the environment and landscape. I gained a passion

for construction through growing up with my father owning a building

company which my grandfather started. These were the driving factors

to pursue a career in the landscape industry. I moved to Christchurch

to study at Lincoln University and graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of

Landscape Architecture with Honours, during which I approached Goom

Landscapes to complete the design based course requirements. Initially I

worked with the design team, then the construction team. 2 and half years

on I am a foreman.

What advice would you give to anyone considering a career

in landscaping?

It is a competitive industry with some very talented designers and

landscapers so you need to have an abiding passion and really want to be

there to do well. A love of the outdoors and design and an eye for detail

are vital. Remaining up to date with new methodologies is important, it is

an industry which embraces innovators.

What is important to you in your

own backyard?

I’m a fairly social creature, so my ultimate

backyard would have a lush expansive

lawn for backyard cricket contrasting with

a detailed hardscaped entertaining area

including a built in BBQ bench and bespoke

outdoor fire. Construction is in my blood

and I’m pretty busy, so low maintenance is

important to me, the soft-scaping and planting

would be kept to a minimum!

You work on both residential and commercial landscaping projects,

what are the challenges for these different types of project?

Whether it is a small residential project or a large commercial project,

the fundamentals are relatively consistent. The big difference is volume.

On a commercial project, everything is on a larger scale, it will have more

individual components to project manage and more deadlines along

the way.

What do you see as your next challenge in your landscaping career?

The next big challenge is competing in the Young Horticulturist of the

Year 2019 awards in mid-November, this is 2 day competition which pits

me against finalists from 5 other horticulture sectors. It’s a huge honour

so I’m pretty excited to be involved. I’m currently landscaping by day then

spending my evenings focussing on my preparations for this.

We are extremely proud of George’s much deserved Young Landscaper

of the Year 2019 award and wish him the very best of luck for his

next competition.

The champions of

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Members of the Curtis family have been caring for South Island eyes for

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Sneaker $169, Infinite Definite.

Ned Collections Flugen Vase Medium $44.90, Ned

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Stumpy $599.90 and The Nile Floor Rug $191.60,

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MODEL

Kendal, Portfolio Models

PHOTOGRAPHER

Charlie Jackson,

Charlie Rose Creative

HAIR STYLIST

Tuscany Hamel,

GM Hair

MAKEUP ARTIST

Pearl Babington

STYLIST

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Alchemy Styling Moochi Portray Top Almond $269.99,

Moochi; Saba Aliesha Linen Wide

Leg Pant $289, Ballantynes; Sol Sana

Oscar Heel White $219, Ballantynes;

Fallen Broken Street The Desperado

Fedora $170, Co. Locale.

The Nile Floor Rug $191.60, Hello

Dear Interiors; chair stylist’s own.


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Ochre and Earth Ophelia

Dress Bone $200, Co. Locale;

DLYP Pleated Bender Mini

Bag Croc Emerald $549,

Contemporary Lounge

Ballantynes; Moochi Quest

Sandal $329.99, Moochi.

The Don Stumpy $599.90

and The Nile Floor Rug

$191.60, Hello Dear

Interiors; plant stylist’s own.


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Kate Sylvester Lillian Shirt $349 and Kate Sylvester

Faye Trouser $399, Kate Sylvester; Sol Sana Sammy

Mule Tan $259, Ballantynes.

Ned Collections Flugen Vase Medium $44.90, Ned

Collections Flugen Vase Large $49.90, The Don

Stumpy $599.90 and The Nile Floor Rug $191.60,

Hello Dear Interiors; chair stylist’s own.


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Kate Sylvester Summer

Dress $499, Kate Sylvester.

Ned Collections Flugen

Vase Medium $44.90, Ned

Collections Flugen Vase

Large $49.90 and The Don

Stumpy $599.90, Hello Dear

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Image: Mi Piaci

RUNWAY

REALITY

Vanessa Ortynsky sat down with 24-year-old designer

Benjamin Alexander ahead of what was his solo debut at

New Zealand Fashion Week.


64 STYLE | fashion

A model walks the

runway during the

Benjamin Alexander

show during New

Zealand Fashion

Week 2019.

“It’s so important to us that

we respect our workers and

the people around us.”

– Benjamin Alexander

Congratulations on your first solo NZFW show!

What made you decide to show this year?

It was an easy decision. We [Benjamin, his sister

Alishia and friend Catherine] knew that we wanted

to launch the Benjamin Alexander brand and put on

a show this year. It was a good time to be part of

fashion week with so many new designers showing.

And it’s back at the Town Hall, where it all began.

Can you tell us a bit about the process of creating

your collection?

It was very honest and open. This collection is based

on moments in time and real experiences. It is

cohesive, but there are elements within it that remind

me of different parts of my life leading up until now.

It consists of 16 looks and 24 pieces and everything in

the collection is ours (shoes included).

What was your Project Runway experience like?

I genuinely loved the entire reality show experience

and I didn’t think that I would. I had never imagined I’d

be on a reality show. [Ben won New Zealand’s first

series of Project Runway in 2018.]

With sustainability being the theme at NZFW this

year, what does that mean to you as a designer?

Sustainability has always been second nature to us.

It’s not something that we’ve had to think about or

consider because it’s who we are. I come from a

sustainability masters programme [Whitecliffe Master

of Fine Arts in Fashion Sustainability]. It’s so important

to us that we respect our workers and the people

around us. It’s also about love and honesty and being

completely transparent about what you do. No one is

perfect, but we’re open to that conversation, willing to

change and move things forward.

How many collections do you plan to release per

year?

I think we’ll release twice a year, the collections aren’t

necessarily seasonal. The world is so global and our

customers travel, so it’s irrelevant to do winter coats

for winter.


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Image: Mi Piaci

Ben’s Lotus

Top (available

late 2019) pairs

with Benjamin

Alexander x Mi

Piaci Jan Slingback

in Black Leather.

Any career highlights so far?

The experience of building the business and the lead-up

to New Zealand Fashion Week in such a short amount

of time has been a highlight for us. We don’t have a

huge team, so we learnt and did everything on our own

merit. The past year itself has been a highlight and the

show will be the peak.

Did you enjoy working with Mi Piaci?

The collaboration with Mi Piaci has been straightforward,

seamless and an absolute dream. They understand what

I represent and I get what they represent. There are five

styles (with various colourways) in the collection.

Do you have any favourite spots in New Zealand?

I love the Coromandel. Every year, for 14 years, the

family would go to the Coromandel for two weeks over

the summer. My favourite beach in Auckland is definitely

Bethells Beach.

What’s next for the brand?

There are two exciting things in the pipeline that we’re

working towards, but they are very much under wraps.

We’d love to eventually open an international store

and have a few exciting projects in the works, but

everything’s currently under wraps.

178 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, Ph: 03 327 2157

www.crazefashion.co.nz crazekaiapoi


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FASHION NEWS

Words Kate Preece

Designers Jessica Grubisa with Madeleine Harman

with Westpac staff members Ramya Kanagala (left)

and Tina Baxter (right).

CORPORATE SWAGGER

When it comes to uniforms, out the window goes one’s fashionforward

ideals and personal preference – usually. In an interesting

twist for a corporate, Westpac has partnered with Kiwi fashion

label Harman Grubisa to not only dress their employees in

style, but to give them personal choice. Thirty items form a new

Westpac wardrobe that includes cultural items, such as a hijab.

For fashion designers Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubisa

(who presented at New Zealand Fashion Week in 2015 and

claimed New Zealand’s first International Woolmark Prize in

2018), it’s their brand’s first foray into menswear too.

Levi’s Classic

Trucker with

Jacquard by

Google.

HEAD GEAR

Aussie favourite Avenue was founded in Sydney

by gal pals Gabriella Weinstock and Jessie Shand.

They’ve dedicated their business to creating hats – and

accessories – for women that fit and flatter, starting with

their foundation piece, the straw hat. The Noah Classic

Boater is calling our name. Find yours at Ballantynes.

CONNECTED FASHION

In our ever more connected world, technology

is making its way, seamlessly, into what we wear.

Today, the unisex Levi’s Classic and Sherpa

Trucker jackets have been enhanced by the

power of Google. Jacquard by Google sees

smart technology sewn into the cuff by way of

the Jacquard Tag, which is smaller than a stick of

gum. This pairs with your phone so that set hand

movements over the cuff enable you to take a

photo, control music, answer and end calls, and

even receive an alert if you leave your phone at

home. With programmable coloured LED lights,

you can also get an extra warning when a mustanswer

caller rings through – and more. Available

at selected Barkers stores, including Riccarton.


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LINEN LOVE

The fabric of the season, there’s

little reason not to turn to linen

as the temperatures climb.

Kiwi brand Marle has recently

released a particularly special

capsule dubbed the blush

collection. Comprising of two

dresses, a tee, shorts and hat,

the 100 per cent linen pieces

all come with the added bonus

of contributing 10% of each

sale to the New Zealand Breast

Cancer Foundation.

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SEA SOURCED

The arrival of RUBY’s 2019

Resort collection on 15

November brings with it the

Kiwi brand’s first foray into

swimwear. Featuring a scoop

neck one-piece, a bandeau

and an asymmetrical crop

pairable with classic string or

high-waisted bottoms, each

piece is in the colourful floral

Bettina print that graces other

pieces within the wider Local

Honey collection. Better still,

they’re made from Econyl

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FACE FIRST

The driving force behind Forme Spa – facial specialists for the past 17 years –

owner Hady Wenham explains the true value of this skincare treat.

How do you describe a facial to someone who hasn’t

had one before?

It offers all the relaxation benefits of a massage, with the

huge bonus of more radiant, glowing skin afterwards! Each

facial has different steps, including a thorough consultation

to make sure the beauty therapist understands what you

are wanting to achieve. Facials generally include a cleanse

and an exfoliation to remove the dull surface layer, and

usually a facial mask, application of a potent serum, and a

relaxing massage to ease jaw tension – we carry a lot of

stress in our faces! Depending on the length of the facial,

you should enjoy a foot/hand/scalp or shoulder massage

as well to really get you in the zen zone. You want to

feel blissfully relaxed, but also see a real improvement in

the hydration, smoothness and radiance of your skin after

your treatment.

What are some of the benefits from regular facials?

For many it is the pure escape of having undivided

attention given to their skin, but the tangible results

are addressing issues such as pigmentation, rosacea,

breakouts, dryness and dullness, fine lines and hydration.

Can one alone be effective?

Yes, you will see a difference after just one facial, but it’s

a bit like a gym workout, the more you do the better the

results. We recommend monthly maintenance facials, or

a course of facials, if you are trying to achieve something

specific.

Are facials treatments or treats?

They are a treatment, but if done well, they are also a

gorgeous treat as you feel so good afterwards. Everyone

comes to us for different reasons. For some it is just metime

and for others it is to address specific issues.

What are the most desirable ingredients to look for in

products involved in facial treatments?

It isn’t just about ingredients, as a product can contain

an ingredient but either not be in a stable base or be at

such a low percentage it is ineffective. It’s more about

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BEAUTY NEWS

Words Kate Preece

DO THE FLOSS

Avoiding plastic isn’t easy if you look

to traditional ways of keeping your

teeth sparkling. Fortunately, Kiwi

brand Grin Natural is one company

looking at alternatives, and the latest

is dental flosses with handles made

from non-GMO cornstarch that are

biodegradable. The cardboard container

can be restacked with another 45 pack,

itself wrapped in eco-paper. Get the

next generation in on the act with the

kids packs that have a smaller floss

head and easy grip handles. Available in

supermarkets nationwide.

PACKAGING PLUS

In the beauty world, we tend to get

lumped with a lot of superfluous

packaging, but, fortunately, there

are several brands doing more

than just fixing their ingredients.

Floral Street is a British perfume

brand that presents its scents in

recyclable, biodegradable boxes.

The carton fits the bottle snugly

in a cocoon of sustainability. From

wet pulp to finished box takes just

one minute of manufacturing, with

waste water cleaned and recycled

and waste pulp composted at

local farms. What a great start to

smelling good. meccabeauty.co.nz


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lilah b. Bronzed Beauty

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A STONE’S THROW

Forget cardboard altogether and turn to lilah b. for

cosmetics that come in stone compacts. From a

tinted lip balm and eye shadow palette, to foundation

and concealer, the majority of the collection comes

in gorgeous pebble-shaped cases. Gluten, parabens,

phthalates, sulphates, synthetic fragrances are out, and

vegan-friendly and cruelty-free is in when it comes to

any of the multipurpose products created by founder

Cheryl Yannotti Foland and made in Milan. You can

expect aloe, agar and beneficial botanicals to be the

stars of the show. meccabeauty.co.nz

WASTE-NOT,

WANT-NOT

Let us introduce you to The

Glow Cloth. It’s a new product

to arrive thanks to the clever

mind of Christchurch beauty

queen Kendal McSorley. The

beauty therapist knows how

important it is to clear away the

day before getting that beauty

sleep. So, she developed an

eco-friendly, machine washable

product that uses only water

to remove your makeup. Once

wet, the Glow Cloth’s ultra-fine

microfibres can cleanse the skin

of stubborn makeup without

the need for any extra product.

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PURE HAIRCARE

This is a brand I fell in love

with long before ‘vegan’ was

such a buzzword. Pureology’s

story begins with a Californian

barber who sought to

develop a product his friend

with ovarian cancer could

use. Each bottle is not only

recyclable, but made of 50%

post-consumer recycled

material at that. Plus, the

formulas they’ve developed

mean you’re not using

handfuls of product at every

wash either – to which I can

attest. A little goes a long way

yet the results are top notch.

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MEET THE TEAM

With The Cosmetic Clinic opening in the Hornby Hub – its third premises

in Christchurch, we thought it high time we introduced you to the

faces behind the brand.


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Rosa Guthrie

CO-OWNER OF THE CHRISTCHURCH

FRANCHISES

Where does The Cosmetic Clinic story

begin?

Having spent close to 15 years in the industry,

away from New Zealand, it always niggled

me that no one was offering these advanced

treatments, at affordable prices, in convenient

locations back here. Having decided it was

time to put down some roots on home soil,

I teamed up with my business partner to

launch The Cosmetic Clinic. Fast-forward just

over three years, there are nine clinics in the

network, with more openings on the cards in

the next few years.

What’s your favourite treatment?

My personal favourite is microneedling. We

use the Dermapen 4, which is an amazing tool.

We can treat almost all skin types, focusing on

a whole range of issues the client may have –

pigmentation, dull lacklustre skin, acne scarring,

open pores, etc. A course of treatments

makes any skin glow!

Caroline Holloway

CBD FRANCHISE CO-OWNER

What is your most popular treatment?

Most of my clients go for our ‘Ultimate Selfie’

or ‘Harmony’ package as they are such great

value. The former is the lips and crows’ feet

or frown line package, while Harmony is a full

refresh of lips, cheeks and anti-wrinkle. Often

the best results are achieved by little bits of

product spread across multiple areas on the

face, enhancing the whole face rather than

just focusing on highlighting one area.

How does a typical day play out for you?

With a toddler at home one tends to rise

and shine pretty early! I squeeze in an F45

workout before clinic, then it’s straight into

the day. My days are filled with clients, some

have been coming to see me for many years

and I get to meet lots of new faces too. I

really enjoy the clientele I have in the CBD

so my days fly by. From the consultation to

their first treatments, my aim is to help them

achieve subtle enhancements that make them

feel more naturally beautiful.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Sharon Sutherland,

Grace Breckell,

Rosa Guthrie,

Caroline Holloway.

Grace Breckell

HORNBY FRANCHISE CO-OWNER

How long have you been involved in the

beauty industry?

I have been involved and performed a vast

range of services in the beauty industry for

nine years. I have occupied both management

and operational roles with a clear focus in

delivering a service underpinned by care,

diligence and understanding. I am very excited

to be taking the next step in my career to

finally be a business owner.

What are you most looking forward to with

this new venture?

I am looking forward to being part of a

reputable brand that places great emphasis

in delivering affordable solutions to cosmetic

care. It has been a life-long ambition to be a

business owner, in particular, a business owner

in a client-centric industry. I cannot wait to be

leading my team and creating a fantastic work

environment that not only my team will enjoy

but our clients will too.

Sharon Sutherland

CBD FRANCHISE CO-OWNER

What is one of your favourite success

stories?

Over the years I have taught many upand-coming

passionate therapists how to

communicate, create appropriate treatment

plans and to prescribe skin care that is

personalised for each individual client. The

most heartwarming feedback I could possibly

get from these wonderful therapists is when

I speak to them now, in many cases 15 to

20 years later and they say, ‘You helped me

become the success I am today with your

knowledge and passion for the industry.’

What’s on your personal beauty bucket list?

To visit spas and experience different

treatments in as many countries as possible.

thecosmeticclinic.co.nz


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LET IT GLOW

If you want your skin to look its best, say goodbye to

stress and start looking after yourself.

Words Clemency Alice


STYLE | beauty 79

Your skin reflects both your emotional and

physical health. It’s a true reflection of

our inner wellbeing.

Certain skin conditions can arise from

lifestyle-related choices – in other words,

how you approach your diet, stress, exercise

and sleep can make itself known on your

skin. Making conscious, positive lifestyle

changes and committing to these can help

reduce or even eliminate the negative effects.

With regular exercise, sleep, less stress and

nutritional food choices, your skin’s natural

radiance and beauty can shine through.

However, sometimes life removes the

ability to make the right choices. Disrupted

sleep patterns are the norm for mothers

with newborn babies; unforeseen events

and illnesses are unavoidable stressors.

Nevertheless, if we consciously start doing

the best we can to alter our patterns, we will

feel at least some sort of improvement and

allow our skin to be the best it can be.

With regular exercise, sleep, less

stress and nutritional food choices,

your skin’s natural radiance and

beauty can shine through.

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All types of clothing alterations

for men, women and children,

including professional

dressmaking, design and repairs.

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2 Darroch Street, Belfast

03 323 9009 | 027 879 1660

Our treatments include:

• Hair Revitalisation (Regrowth)

• Micro Needling

• Cosmetic Tattooing

• Scalp Micropigmentation

• Ombré and Combination Brows

• Brow Correction

• Alopecia

• Hair Pulling Disorder

(Trichotillomania)

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Certified Practitioner

Ph: 021 242 2728

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ChristChurCh | Queenstown


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Botanical essences can help ease the effects of

daily stressors and help us return balance to our lives.

Therapie Roques’O’Neil encompasses an exquisite

aromatherapeutic collection of products that can be

used to introduce nurturing rituals that harmonise the

mind while providing immediate benefits to the skin.

Their Equilibrium Bath and Shower Essence is a serene

blend of Fragonia and English lavender that will help you

navigate the most chaotic of daily challenges. This can

be used in the shower, before a big day, or in the bath

to help you unwind at the end of the day. Leave on the

skin as a nourishing, perfumed moisturiser.

Antioxidants are a key part of maintaining optimal

skin health. They are a tool to protect our bodies and

skin from oxidative damage and stress. Try introducing

sencha green tea to your daily tea practice. Drinking

green tea helps protect your skin from transepidermal

water loss (TWL) and has numerous health and skin

benefits. There’s also a supplement known as Enzogenol,

which is made in New Zealand from 100% natural pine

bark extract. Skin cell studies have demonstrated that

pine bark stimulates skincell growth, protects the skin

cells from external free-radical damage, and recharges

the skin cells’ natural defences.

Here in New Zealand, we know how important it

is to protect our skin from the sun. With increased

exposure during these spring and summer months, an

SPF product is crucial for whenever you are outside.

Sun-protecting beauty products will be one of the

biggest skincare investments you will make. La Mer

offers a luxurious, lightweight SPF fluid to defend your

skin against UV rays. Their broad spectrum SPF 50 UV

Protecting Fluid can be applied over your moisturiser or

under your makeup, leaving your skin feeling hydrated,

protected and soothed.

When you are overtired and exhausted, your skin

can become more sensitive. Aim for a consistent eight

hours’ sleep per night and allow space for power naps

during the weekends and your days off to restore and

regain energy from your working week. In the evening,

dim the lights, sip chamomile tea and diffuse a calming

essential oil blend to create a relaxing home ambience

and help slow down the busy rhythm from the day. For

a foot bath, fill a large bowl with warm water then swirl

in a drop of lavender oil and a sprinkle of Epsom salts.

Soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes. Performing this

foot-soak ritual a few times per week will help set the

tone for bedtime and encourage you to re-establish a

regular sleep routine.

Making space for these positive changes in your

lifestyle choices will help your skin look more glowing

and feel renewed.


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FOR A BEAUTY BOOST

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TRY SOMETHING NEW

Sothys’ new Detox Energie Luxurious

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BOOK IN SOME ME TIME

Dedicate 1.5 hours to yourself with the

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HOW TO MANAGE

ANXIETY

Dr John Demartini encourages us to take control of our

perceptions, decisions and actions.


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I

n today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected society, there’s

an undeniable increase in the number of people

experiencing varying degrees of anxiety. With increasing

accessibility to ever more variable stimuli, anxiety has

become so commonplace that almost everyone will come

up against it in some way or another in their lifetime.

Anxiety is a form of secondary or tertiary fear. Fear is

the assumption that you are about to experience, in the

near or far future, through your senses or imagination:

more pain than pleasure; more negative than positive;

more disadvantage than advantage; or more challenge

than support from someone, some event, or something.

Anxiety arises because of secondary, tertiary, or

quaternary associations being made with a primary,

previously occurring experience that was perceived to

be more painful than pleasureful and more negative

than positive. All of these imbalanced perceptions

become stored in your subconscious mind and can be

activated by any secondary perceptual associations that

are encountered. Anxiety can be triggered when any

new perceptual associations similar to the original painful

memory of the previously stored event arises. Any

imbalanced and painful perception of the past can initiate

a fear of it, or something secondarily associated with it

reoccurring in the future.

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84 STYLE | wellbeing

We can transform our once-assumed

hell into an opportunity if we take

the time to find out how it serves us.

There are a number of anxiety disorders, which can fall

under any of the seven primary areas of life categories:

spiritual, mental, vocational, financial, familial, social and

physical. Any initially frightening event in any one or more

of these areas could initiate a series of cascading anxieties

due to secondary or tertiary associations. When you are

experiencing anxiety, there may not appear to be an obvious

emotional trigger to your response, but there actually is. It’s

just not conscious, due to it being a secondary association

derived from a seemingly unrelated, painful event.

For instance, if a small boy witnessed his father – wearing

blue jeans and a white shirt and with brown hair and a

moustache – screaming and violently beating his mother,

he could become frightened and run and hide under his

bed, shut his eyes and cover his ears until he falls asleep to

survive the ordeal. On the day that follows, his mother could

take him to the grocery store and while going down an aisle

another man that knows the mother could approach her

and speak. Since the approaching man is wearing blue jeans,

a white shirt and has brown hair and a moustache similar to

the father, the child could begin to feel anxious because of

the secondary associations made with his father due to the

similarity of appearances. Then, in the next aisle, another man

could approach the mother, but this time wearing blue jeans,

yellow shirt, brown hair and a moustache. Again, the boy

could feel anxious due to the similarities with the aggressive

father, and so on.

As new associations keep occurring with at least one or

two of the original features it could trigger varying degrees of

avoidance anxiety. Further secondary, tertiary and quaternary

associations can be made that repeatedly trigger varying

degrees of anxiety according to the degree of associations.

Eventually, hundreds of secondary associations can be

made that trigger mild anxieties without the boy seeing

the direct connection to the original event between the

parents. As long as the original event has been stored in the

subconscious mind without being balanced or neutralised it

can trigger lasting cascading associations and anxieties.

Identifying the many triggers can assist in uncovering the

original event that initiated the fear.

The simplest way to manage, and indeed overcome,

anxiety is to first identify what specifically it is that triggers

your anxiety reactions, and then identify the original fearful

event or stimulus behind it. Once the original stimulus is

identified you need to discover what the benefits were that

it provided. How has it served you and helped you fulfil what

is most important to your life? It’s never what happens to

you, it’s how you perceive it. If you can perceive an initially

frightening event in a way that’s not in the way but now on

the way, it can turn into a life-fulfilling opportunity. Finding

out how it served you can truly liberate you from that

anxiety, because there’s nothing in life that doesn’t have

a way of helping us. The key is to balance out the initial

emotional equation.

By uncovering the original event that induced the initial fear

or going directly to the initial event and balancing out the

perceptions of the event to dissolve the fear, in many cases

you can dissolve anxiety immediately.

We don’t have to be victims of our history, we can

be masters of our destiny by taking command of our

perceptions. While we can’t control what happens to

us, we do have command over how we perceive events

and our consequent decisions and our actions. We can

make a mountain out of a mole hill or a mole hill out of a

mountain. We can transform our once-assumed hell into an

opportunity if we take the time to find out how it serves us.

One of the greatest questions we will ever ask is “how is

whatever I am experiencing today helping me fulfil what is

most meaningful to me?” If you ask that question numerous

times each day and never give up on that question, you

liberate yourself from a lot of baggage, and anxiety and

depression can be melted away.


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86 STYLE | cycling

THE E-BIKE

REVOLUTION

Don’t be put off by the sweat and the Lycra; there’s more

than one way to join the cycling movement.

Words Sarah Bright


STYLE | cycling 87

year ago, I would have shuddered

A at the suggestion of going for a bike

ride. I evade exercise and would prefer

to hold the sofa down on the weekend.

Living at Waikuku Beach surrounded by

extensive cycle tracks, my partner was

regularly out on his bike and incessantly

harping on about “the great outdoors”

and “being in the fresh air” and all that

malarkey. No thanks. My cranky knees

twitched at the notion. That was until

he suggested we buy me an electric bike

(e-bike)… and what a revolution it has

been; I am now an enthusiastic convert

and nothing beats being out there in

nature, turning the pedals and feeling

the wind in my hair.

With prices decreasing and recent

improvements in removable battery

technology, electric motors, suspension,

and lighter weight designs, e-bikes are

becoming more commonplace and

accepted by the public in all genres

of cycling. From your work commute,

pleasure riding, fitness riding to technical

off-roading mountain biking, there is

now an e-bike to suit every person

and budget. Who wouldn’t want to go

further, faster and to more places? They

ready do amplify your pedalling power

and your ability to do and see more.

Isn’t an electric bike cheating?

That’s a legitimate question a lot of people have. And

the answer is a firm no. It’s sensational how these bikes

have converted a whole troop of people to get on their

bike, often on trails otherwise inaccessible to them by

other means. Many who believed that bike riding was

impractical or impossible because of distance, hills, windy

weather, fitness, health reasons, joint problems, ageing or

even because of the inconvenience of having to shower

and change clothes after a morning commute. All this is

eliminated with e-bike ownership, along with fuel prices

for the commuter. It’s surely a win-win for the rider and

the environment.

You can choose how you use the motor and don’t

have to use it all the time. Merely adjust the amount

of pedal assist depending on how you feel. It can still

be quite a workout but without the worry of getting

exhausted and stranded far from home. You can turn up

the level of assist or even, on some models, use a throttle.

Most e-bike riders get more exercise as they ride more

often and for longer distances. Mine still makes me puff

but without me getting home in a sweaty, achey mess.


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Top tips for buying an e-bike

1. Consider your individual needs – with so many models

on the market, it’s best to first identify what features

are most important to you. If comfort is key, then

a step-through frame may be best. If hill climbing is

your buzz, a middle motor or high torque hub motor

may be essential. There are mountain bikes, such as

the Specialized Turbo Levo Hardtail (cycleways.co.nz),

which are designed specifically to tackle tough descents

while using less battery power. If riding long distance

is your cup of tea, you’ll need a meaty battery of at

least 400 watt-hours (Wh), or look to an additional

battery pack, as compatible with the eZee Sprint range

(actionbicycleclub.com) and your capacity can extend up

to 1000Wh.

2. Weight – pick up a few e-bikes and feel their weight.

They vary considerably. You might need to be able to

carry it over a stile or pick it up to put it on your bike

rack. If your battery runs out, could you still move it

with leg power alone?

3. Choose your retailer wisely – are the staff

approachable, knowledgeable and helpful? Does

the store have commitment to bikes, e.g. a visible

workshop, brand range, stock? Places like Christchurch

Electric Bicycles (christchurchelectricbicycles.co.nz) have

years of know-how to back their in-store expertise.

4. Test ride several – get a feel for the different types

available. Try out the power assist systems to see what

suits you best.

5. Warranty matters – two years is standard. Make sure

you are protecting your investment on parts, motor

and battery.

6. Choose for the long term – make sure you love the

one you choose, it’s a substantial purchase. You should

expect your bike to last five to 10 years with regular

service and your battery should last 1000-plus charges

(this equates to 30–40,000km of riding).

7. Quality counts – but service counts just as much.

Choose good componentry and a service plan if you

can’t maintain your e-bike yourself. If it’s a Bosch

motor, for example, you can be pretty assured it’s good

as they are selective about who sells their systems and

they provide great support and parts in New Zealand.

8. Buy local – go for a bricks-and-mortar store where you

can see the actual bike. Avoid purchasing from pop-up

stores, Trade Me or overseas websites where you

might be left in the lurch when it comes to parts and

support. You usually get what you pay for.


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90 STYLE | motoring

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

What the Jaguar I-Pace lacks in noise it more than makes up for in speed.

Words Kate Preece

Image: Charlie Rose Creative

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in Galiana $529, Curacao Vest in

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The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace has plenty

of party tricks. You can wind up its

windows or lock the doors by app and

push a button to raise the all-wheel-drive’s

suspension for off-roading. My favourite is

a simple one; what happens when you put

your foot down.

When I had the I-Pace in my driveway

it was one of those weekends when the

flow of visitors seemed never-ending.

Naturally, the Jaguar I-Pace HSE caught

everyone’s attention, it didn’t matter who it

was. Most ended up in the passenger seat,

as I shared the novelty that was turning

on a fully electric vehicle. The sound of

silence garnered much reaction from those

shocked by the realities of the EV. It was like

scooting around town in a monorail. Albeit

a very, very quick one.

The 2670kg all-wheel-drive vehicle has

400PS and 969Nm of torque just waiting

for you to engage it, instantly. While there

are modes from eco through to dynamic,

even in comfort this vehicle literally leaps off

the mark, ensuring there is always a smile on

your face when you arrive home – or back

from a test drive to show others just how

quick this cat is. Just look at the number:

0-100km/h in less than five seconds.

The 90kWh lithium-ion battery pack that

lies across the I-Pace’s wheelbase, evenly

distributing its weight, enables a road tripfriendly

470km range. And if you’ve never

driven a fully electric vehicle, this alleviates


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Image: Charlie Rose Creative

Image: Kallum Harris

at least a little of the range anxiety.

It won’t stop you looking at your

supermarket and car parking buildings

in a new way (which have the ‘fast’

50kW chargers that charge for free) or

planning your most extensive journeys

with at least a one-hour meal break to

juice up the I-Pace at the same time.

You’ll also start wishing New Zealand

would hurry up and introduce the

100kW charging stations, as the I-Pace

would gain another 100km in just 15

minutes (400km of range per hour).

Clearly air conditioning use, the fans

that both heat and cool the front seats,

and how often you show off this beast’s

speed to your friends will all see the

numbers on your dashboard count

down a touch quicker. Fortunately,

Enhanced Brake Regeneration converts

the kinetic energy from braking to

electricity as soon as you lift your foot

Image: Charlie Rose Creative

off the accelerator. To drive more

conservatively, set this to high, which

will see the car slowing rapidly as soon

as that lead foot is lifted. Turn off

‘vehicle creep’ too and you will find

yourself driving with one pedal. (Yes,

the car comes to a complete standstill,

quickly, without touching the brake!)

When you are stationary in an electric

vehicle, the world around you seems

very noisy. I could have sworn that a

man chopping down the tree in his

backyard was doing so right beside me

as I was stopped at the traffic lights. It’s

a good thing the I-Pace HSE is decked

out with a Meridian 825W Surround

Sound System.

Smug in the knowledge I was driving

around in a silent assassin, ready to be

unleashed at any time I wished, there

was just one question that bothered

me. What sound does a car make?

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plAkA One of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited

neighbourhoods. Stretching out under the shadow of

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of the Parthenon.

MonAsTirAki MArkeTs One of the oldest and busiest

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94 STYLE | travel

ESCAPE FOR

THE SOUL

A luxury break in the Bay of Islands becomes more than just a

foretaste of summer for Bruce Munro and his wife.

ABOVE: A golden sunrise over Moturua and Urupukapuka Islands and the Rawhiti headland.


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Image: Bruce Munro, Otago Daily Times

The divine decadence of twin outdoor tubs with an expansive

view of sea, sky and islands at Donkey Bay Inn.

It was as winter deepened that we got it in to our

heads to take a break in the Bay of Islands.

This was to be a splendid escape from the dreary

monotony of months spent going to and from work

under street lights; a vouchsafe in the heart of New

Zealand’s hospitable, historic north of better days

to come.

The Bay of Islands. The very name was a

connotation cornucopia. Beaches, yachts, seafood and

wine, extended family holidays, million-dollar baches

with 10 million-dollar views, all set in the birthplace of

our nation.

My connections, through my mother, dated back

to the 1950s when her Hokianga dairy-farming family

had taken mid-winter holidays at Russell, presenting

freshly caught snapper to the governor-general who

holidayed two doors along from their borrowed bach

at Long Beach. But it was a good decade since I had

taken a break in the Bay of Islands. And my wife had

last visited here as a five-year-old, staying in a tent

and caravan with her parents and five siblings at a

Paihia camping ground. The two of us were overdue

a lavish, leisurely return visit.

As the Opua vehicle ferry carried us across the

water to Okiato, on the southwestern arm of the

Russell peninsula, the late-afternoon drizzle gave way

to a bright rainbow; a multi-hued, heavenly gateway

to the start of our holiday.

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel was a fitting

introduction to the Bay of Islands, steeped as it is in

local history. Including its two former incarnations,

the Duke, sitting on the Russell waterfront, has had

a ringside seat to many significant moments in our

history. They stretch all the way from this former

capital of New Zealand being the debauched ‘hell

hole of the Pacific’ and the signing of the nation’s

founding document – the hotel’s first owner Johnny

Johnston had a hand in translating the Treaty into te

reo Maori – to American Western writer Zane Grey

championing the region’s world-class game fishing

during the 1920s and (who could forget) our own

future supermodel Rachel Hunter getting her first big

break in a hair product advert filmed aboard Duran

Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon’s yacht, right here in

the Bay, during the mid-1980s.

What a pleasure, each morning, to pull back the

curtains of our spacious waterfront room and step on

to our own balcony overlooking the gorgeous bay.


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Image: Bruce Munro, Otago Daily Times

The waterfront Duke of Marlborough Hotel, in Russell, has been hosting Bay of Islands holidaymakers since before the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Duke wears its years with a jaunty pride and a knowing

smile, typified by the quirky history-bending artwork of Lester

Hall that adorns the walls of rooms, hallways and the classic

colonial-style restaurant complete with enticing open fireplace.

It was here we enjoyed fresh pan-fried hapuka, Romaine

hearts salad with Matakana blue cheese and poached

mandarin with white chocolate mousse. But dinner climaxed

with the entrée; tempura-battered Waikare Inlet oysters. The

appreciative noises my wife made with each crisp, soft, tasty

mouthful said it all. The only words she uttered were as she

finished the last one: “I think we need another half-dozen.’’

We spent our days in a leisurely way. Unwinding, enjoying

the beauty of the area, engaging with its Maori, English and

French history. The skies weren’t always clear; if it wasn’t

drizzling then rain wasn’t too far away. But it was reliably

warmer than home and everywhere we looked there seemed

to be a rainbow.

One afternoon, we turned up at the Paihia Beach Resort &

Spa for a couple’s massage. It isn’t difficult to be relaxed when

lying in a warm, low-lit, nicely decorated room having fragrant

oils rubbed deep into skin and tissue.

Another evening saw us back in Paihia, at Charlotte’s

Kitchen, set over the water and beneath the stars at the end

of the local wharf. Notwithstanding the delicious toasted goat

feta salad and pork and prawn sui mai entrées and double

chocolate mousse and orange ginger catalana desserts,

Charlotte’s triumph was the slow-roasted free range pork

knuckle with red cabbage kraut, mustard seed potatoes and

jus. Enormous, tender, flavoursome, with ample crackle, it is

no wonder this has become the restaurant’s signature dish.

The Ake Ake 2018 Chambourcin at its Vineyard Restaurant

was a tasty complement to the goat’s cheese croquette entrée.

Image: Bruce Munro, Otago Daily Times


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Image: Bruce Munro, Otago Daily Times

Hole in the Rock colossus, Motu kokako

Island, rises from the sea just off Cape

Brett, Bay of Islands.

Fuller’s GreatSights’ Hole in the Rock

cruise is de rigueur for a visit to the

Bay of Islands. It’s also a great way to

experience that this is indeed a bay of

many, and beautiful, islands. Approaching

Motukokako, when the angle is right,

with its famous hole (just big enough to

sail the catamaran through) visible, the

island suddenly becomes a gigantic woolly

mammoth lumbering towards shore. Once

spotted, it is hard to see it any other way.

Dolphins are also in the offing. But if none

are apparent, passengers are able to get a

voucher for a return visit.

Waitangi is a special spot. And not a

small one. It is spread over several hectares

of groomed grounds and native bush.

From the museum and the waka taua, war

canoes, to the carved meeting house and

James Busby’s Treaty House, it is a suitably

impressive living memorial to the site where

two peoples became one nation. We

were treated to a guided tour, a carving

demonstration, a cultural performance, and,

while standing on the expansive flagpole

grounds overlooking water and islands,

another gorgeous rainbow.

That evening we dined at Ake Ake

Vineyard & Restaurant, a few minutes’

drive west of Kerikeri. After enjoying a very

pleasant glass of organic 2018 Chambourcin

in front of the fireplace, we took our

seats for the goat’s cheese croquette and

crumbed nobashi prawn entrées. The

texture and flavour explosions continued

with the mains – char-grilled yellow fin tuna

and confit of duck – reaching a crescendo

with the beautifully presented and equally

delicious desserts; a dark chocolate delice

with chantilly cream, grand marnier and

orange sauce and a Greek yoghurt panna

cotta with raspberry jelly, feijoa sorbet and

pistachio praline.

Could this luxury break get any better?


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Image: Supplied

The soaring ceilings and sumptuous, iconoclastic decor in Donkey Bay Inn’s sitting room and

bar exemplifies host Antonio Pasquale’s gregarious, life-affirming nature.

Yes it could, with two glorious nights spent at Donkey

Bay Inn.

It is fitting that the entry to Donkey Bay Inn is through a

canary yellow tunnel. Although it is only over the hill from

Russell, this unique boutique hotel is in a parallel universe.

View the property from the air or a boat and you see

a large, distinctive, glass-fronted building with a living roof

of native plants; an off-the-grid luxury retreat set in to the

bush-clad hillside high above a picture-perfect sandy bay

with an eastward view of Te Rawhiti Inlet and the Bay’s

larger islands.

Pass through the yellow entranceway tunnel, however,

as we did on an overcast afternoon, and you enter a

mesmerising, opulent world where colour, curves and

magnificence reign supreme. From the soaring ceilings

and sumptuous, iconoclastic decor in the sitting room, bar

and library to the stunning sea and sky views from all four

bedrooms, including our Skyfall suite, we knew we had

been transported to somewhere special.

But the full effect is only felt by staying here.

Designed and built by our gregarious host, philosopher,

wine-maker and entrepreneur, Antonio Pasquale, Donkey

Bay Inn is an invitation to experience a new way of being –

luxury to free the body, non-linear shapes to free the mind

and a view to free the spirit.

It was an invitation we readily accepted.

Our second evening, for example, began neck-deep in

hot water and bubbles, soaking in private outdoor baths,

watching cormorants return to roost from distant fishing

grounds. The mid-evening was spent snuggled on the plush

velvet couches in the sitting room, sipping Donkey Bay’s

own excellent gin, supping on a delicious antipasto platter

kindly laid out by Amelia, the manager, and occasionally

sharing snippets of what we were each reading.

The opulent, quirky, sophisticated style of

Donkey Bay Inn’s Skyfall Suite.

Late in the evening, relaxed, smiling, we headed upstairs

to our suite and our king-sized, four-poster bed. When we

fell asleep, it was to a lulling backdrop of waves breaking

in the bay below and deep darkness above punctuated by

the lights of unknown distant villages and shimmering stars.

The next morning, preparing to leave, another skiff of

rain passed across the Bay. It left behind yet another vivid

rainbow, emerging from the sea directly in front of our

room, arching high and disappearing over the roof.

We stood together silently, taking in the striking scene.

Rainbows are a promise. But, I thought, their beauty is

also something to be enjoyed in itself. So, too, I realised

are breaks in our schedule; those pleasant diversions in the

midst of the grind. Spring breaks are a needed reminder

that summer and holidays will arrive; that a better day is

on its way. But equally, like rainbows, they are something

to be savoured for all the goodness they offer right here,

right now.

Image: Supplied


STYLE | food 99

FOOD FINDS

From eatery updates to delicious dishes, we provide

the scoop on the latest taste sensations.

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Pita Pit, as group sharing platters are now a thing – just in

time for the party season. On the menu are Pita Nachos,

Loaded Hummus and Shared Salads along with the Pita

Platters that make catering the next get-together super

simple. It’s easy to order online too, with pick up in store

at Northlands.

SO HOT RIGHT NOW

There’s no doubt about it, oat milk is having a

moment and we’re currently trying every variety

in our flat whites and iced coffees. We’ve been

sipping oak milk by UK brand Minor Figures, and

also enjoying its canned coffees including Nitro

Cold Brew and oat milk iced lattés. Another

great option is New Zealand’s very own Otis oat

milk, which recently launched nationwide.

WORLD FAMOUS IN NZ

Restaurant co-owner Phoebe-Jane (PJ) Gemmell

and head chef Rob Dicky of Fisherman’s Wharf

(39 Norwich Quay) appeared on screens

nationwide recently as they put their culinary

skills on the table for Kiwi reality TV series

My Restaurant Rules. The pair were one of two

South Island restaurants to join the five and

served the ever-popular gluten-free ‘luscious

lemon’ dessert with ground almonds, lemon

curd, passion fruit pulp and cream. Just one of

the delicious recipes Rob has finessed through

lessons passed down by his grandmother.


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SURF’S UP

Pescetarians rejoice. The Grand Café at Christchurch

Casino (30 Victoria Street) has brought back its popular

dining experience – buffets with all the trimmings.

For breakfast, lunch or dinner, and brunch on the

weekends, head straight to the mouth-watering seafood

station, then dive into the fresh salads. Fellow diners

will love the carvery or grill, wide range of antipastos

and sumptuous soups. Plus, expect a broad range of

international delights that see a focus on Italian and

Asian fare. Finish with lashings of fresh cheese and

something naughty from the exceptional dessert bar.

WHO’S COOKING

Cucina (1 Tees Street) opened its doors three

years ago in Oamaru, thanks to Pablo Tacchini

and Yanina Muriel, who also own Tees Street

Café next door. Cucina specialises in pasta, which

is made from scratch every single day with strong

flavours of Argentinian-style meats and an array

of other dishes inspired by the duo’s mixed

heritage. Tuck into fresh seafood, empanadas

and finish off your meal with cinnamon churros.

Image: Vanessa Ortynsky

3 O’CLOCK FLAVOUR SAVIOUR

Whenever we’re craving something a bit indulgent, we

love venturing to Original Foods’ own café in Wigram

(8 Stark Drive) for a C4 coffee paired with one of their

doughnuts. If you’ve yet to try the pink sprinkles, get on

it. Homer Simpson would be proud.

Image: Facebook

AFTER FIVE

Attention cider lovers. You’ll want

to try Zeffer’s new flavours this

summer. We’re partial to the

Cherry, but their Rosé Cider with

Berry Infusion for the beach entices.

Grab yourself a bottle and pack a

picnic for the ultimate day out.


STYLE | food 101

- IN THE PANTRY -

We’ve been stocking up on these Raw

Wholefood Bars by Ceres Organics,

which are available at New World

supermarkets. In flavours like cashew salted

caramel and cacao fig orange, they’re the

perfect mid-morning snack that won’t

make you crash an hour later.

WE’RE DRINKING

Giant Aperol spritz at Evil Genius (1091

Ferry Road, Ferrymead). Seriously, it’s the size

of your head and ridiculously refreshing.

Image: Vanessa Ortynsky

A GOOD START

Delight in the taste of summer with Untouched

World Kitchen’s (155 Roydvale Avenue) new

Chia Fruit Crumble. The nutty crunch of granola

and fresh seasonal fruits are married together

by delicate vanilla chia seed pudding to form a

delicious and nourishing breakfast that will kickstart

your day.

SPRING SIP

Enjoy a little Kiwi flora in your next G&T with

Curious Dry gin. The Christchurch-based team at

The Spirits Workshop (11 Sandyford Street) use

Canterbury barley to distill the base spirit, add

the only import – the essential juniper berries

– then its all about four key natives: kawakawa,

horopito (bush pepper), East Coast manuka and

tarata (lemonwood). The result? A classic dry

gin with a bright herbaceous freshness thanks to

those botanicals. Good gift for the gin purist, who

doesn’t bother with flavoured tonic.


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SCAPE SEASON 2019

GALA OPENING

T

he team from SCAPE Public Art joined artists,

curators, sponsors, collectors, art appreciators and

patrons to celebrate Season 2019, a citywide festival that

enriches Christchurch’s outdoor spaces with stunning new

contemporary artworks and offers an enticing schedule of

events for all.

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1. Alison Bartley, Deborah McCormick, Jillie Deans, Mary-Louise Browne; 2. Lynette McFadden, Jim Borthwick; 3. Katherine James, Elizabeth Caldwell;

4. Jo Verdellen, Elizabeth Lovell; 5. Liz Collins, Connie Dwyer; 6. Catherine Ott, John Pike; 7. Helen Trappitt, Carolyne Grant.


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GROW OTAUTAHI HAS

LAUNCHED!

G

row Otautahi held its launch party at the Ilex Café to

celebrate the Christchurch garden festival coming

March 2020. Fresh seasonal nibbles and great company

made for a successful event on a warm spring evening.

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1. Liz Coster, Nicky Ryan-Yates, Lisa Duff; 2. Emma Booth, Greer Halloran; 3. Tash and Jack Kelleher; 4. Nada Toueir, Gillian Lawson, Bruce McKenzie, Andrea Innes;

5. Mike Hood, Fleur Sullivan, Giulio Sturla; 6. Juliet Nicholas, Ben Hoyle.

bigger, better, bush inn

Development at

Bush Inn Centre

continues and is

set to open.

Now Open!

A stunning, high profile

new building which

highlights the ongoing

development.

Opening December!

A selection of speciality food retailers in all

areas of grocery and provisions including a

metro style supermarket, fine wines and spirits

outlet, European butcher and deli, seafood

outlet, bulk food outlet and much more.

Bigger Better Bush Inn

Corner Riccarton and Waimari Roads

Upper Riccarton, phone 348 6904

www.bushinncentre.co.nz


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JANE DANIELS SNEAK PEEK

Ladies gathered at Louis Champagne Bar for a morning

of fine fashion, food and bubbles as they previewed the

Jane Daniels Spring/Summer range. They were then able to

join Jane and the team in store for insider fashion tips and

a personal styling session.

Photography: Mihiata Albury Photography

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1. Therese Bierwirth, Kay Harding; 2. Robyn Galloway, Kayley Edwards, Lynda Morrison, Caryn Mullinger; 3. Pauline Watson; 4. Kristen Hougland, Pieta Gray;

5. Kristen Hougland, Pieta Gray; 5. Jane Daniels (far left) with models; 6. Jean Hyam, Diane Lewis; 7. Josie Pasane, Anne-Maree Bateman; 8. Vivien Knight, Arlee Folkers.


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DRESS-SMART

SPRING SHOWCASE

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Those with an eye for style came together for a fabulous

evening of fashion and savings at the Dress-Smart

Hornby Spring Showcase. Goodie bags were given away to

the first 100 customers and guests enjoyed wine tastings

and nibbles during the show.

Photography: Mihiata Albury Photography

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1. Sue White, Brendan Holt; 2. Michelle Couchman, Michaelee-Jayne McDonald; 3. Lucie McMillan, Cherie McMillan, Tina Moody; 4. Sami Harnett, Sandi Harnett;

5. Graham Harrop, Jan OBrien; 6. Skye, Allie and Ruth Laury, Ella Heselwood, Charlotte Darry; 7. Hilary Schroeder, Todd Fisher.

NEW SEASON

FASHION AT

DISCOUNTED

PRICES

409 MAIN SOUTH ROAD, HORNBY www.dress-smart.co.nz dress-smart.co.nz


106 STYLE | win

WIN WITH STYLE

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

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

‘Win With Style’ page. Entries close 22 November.

One for the Anglophiles

For those after a Brit-fix, look no further than streaming service

Acorn TV (acorn.tv). Latest releases available include Line

of Duty, Striking Out and Indian Summer. These are in great

company sitting alongside Victoria, Broadchurch, Dectectorists

and more. We have a one-year Acorn TV subscription to give

away, valued at $79.99.

Say Ahhh

Ahhh creates vibrant bath and body products in New

Zealand using natural and organic ingredients. One lucky

winner will receive a six-month supply of Ahhh Hair Care

Bars, each designed to offer 50 to 70 washes. This $156

value prize includes six shampoo bars and six conditioner

bars, all without that nasty plastic packaging.

Treat yourself

From jeweller Sophie Divett’s Christchurch-based studio

comes a collection of bespoke organic pieces that each speak

to her low-key, nature-inspired aesthetic. The workshop

doubles as an art gallery, where a range of local artists display

their creative wares. We have a $100 voucher for one reader

to spend on jewellery at ARCA gallery in Cashmere.

Cook with plants

Margo and Rosa Flanagan are the visionaries behind the

Two Raw Sisters: The Cookbook – designed to inspire you as

to how cost-effective, easy and delicious plants can be. The

90-recipe publication comes off the back of their nationwide

workshops and plant-based cooking school at The Welder.

We have three books, valued at $40 each, to give away.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: NEW LOGIC: Vanessa Ellenbroek, Maisy Jarvis Taylor, Shannon Beaumont,

DISCOVER TRAVEL: Wendy Laurie, THE FLOCK: Jan Moore, Samantha Phillips, CURTIS VISION: Yvonne Morgan

*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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