Style: December 02, 2019

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DECEMBER 2019

Lost for

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+ gift ideas

For the sake

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Five people

giving it all

THE GOOD CAUSES

How you can help

LET IT GO

Saying goodbye

to grudges


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REGULARS

12 INSIDE WORD

16 SAVE THE DATE

94 SEE BE SEEN

98 WIN WITH STYLE

Polo Tickets, Elegant

Earrings & More!

HOME

35 ARCHITECTURE

What The Judges Said

42 LANDSCAPING

Bringing In The Festive

Spirit With Pohutukawa

46 ART NEWS

Textile & Fabric Wins

RESENE SALSA

53

LIFE

19 SPECIAL FEATURE

The ‘Angels’ Making

Christmas Amazing

26 REPORT

How You Can Help

Others This Christmas

12

74 WELLBEING FEATURE

How To Leave That

Grudge In 2019

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Kate Preece

EDITOR

s the world becomes ever fuller with both

A people and their follies, it becomes harder to fill

your carts with frivolous items.

The appreciation for the planet has improved

tenfold as a prescribed awareness drives ecoconscious

decisions. But can the same be said for our

actions toward humankind? Some people act in the

best interests of others, no matter the season, and in

this issue we celebrate them.

Shelley Robinson shares stories of five everyday

heroes that make a significant difference by putting

their own needs far below the needs of others.

It’s inspiring and thought-provoking – and perhaps

just what you need to help focus your New Year’s

resolutions.

Inspiration is often not far from home, and you

might have a Christmas ‘angel’ in your midst too.

Publisher Charlotte Smulders has hosted the Child

Cancer Christmas party for eight years, putting smiles

on some very precious faces. She has co-organised

key fundraising events for Starship National Air

Ambulance Service and provided Christmas cheer to

struggling families through various gifting services.

On Christmas Day, Style sales manager Viv

Montgomerie and her daughter will be on salad duty

at the City Mission lunch, for Viv’s third consecutive

year. Not that her generous nature stops there. Viv

has clocked up 52 blood and plasma donations with

fortnightly visits to the New Zealand Blood Service,

and she is on the roster of volunteers at Ronald

McDonald House South Island that ensures families

in residence have all they need, no matter the hour.

We hope you find time to appreciate the people

that make your world go around and, until next year,

enjoy the latest Style.

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12 STYLE | inside word

INSIDE WORD

TASTE

Epicdog

The humble hotdog has been given new life in

Dunedin, where Epicdog (472 George Street) is doing

its darnedest to satisfy all tastes – including vegans.

Whether or not you opt for Epic’s own blend of pork

and beef sausage, their range of ingredients – beef

chilli, grilled kimchi, pineapple salsa, Epic cheese sauce

– will have you drooling.

Just when you thought you had seen everything

Christchurch’s Riverside Market had to offer, the

Giesen brothers decided to make an appearance.

Their Kaiser Brew Garden will be the only working

microbrewery in the heart of the city, with a beautiful

roof terrace garden bar above the market. Offering

Bavarian-inspired hospitality, the well-known wine

producers have brought in master brewer Dicky Fife,

who we hear has developed his Kaiser beers from the

Giesen family’s handwritten family recipe.

SHOP

Negroni cocktail by The Spirits Workshop

Looking to serve something special at your silly season

event? Look to Negroni Special by Curiosity Gin (The

Spirits Workshop, 11 Sandyford Street). Whether

you choose to enjoy it neat with a few ice cubes

(recommended) or with equal parts Campari and sweet

vermouth for that traditional negroni cocktail, you’ll soon

see why it was in the top 35 gins at the 2017 New York

Wine and Spirits Competition. This is one drop you’ll want

to take with you into 2020.

Every Christmas table needs a couple of bottles to help wash

down the delight that is the mother-in-law’s trifle. Luckily,

the New Zealand Wine Awards have just been held, so we

have a few top tips for you. Central Otago’s organic winery

Peregrine picked up a trifecta of awards for its Peregrine Pinot

Noir 2017, Peregrine Riesling 2018 and Saddleback Pinot Noir

2018. But if it’s the supreme award winner you’re after, try a

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14 STYLE | inside word

INSIDE WORD

Summer Secret Garden, Crown Plaza

Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa (artist’s impression)

INDULGE

Friday and Saturday afternoons just

became a lot more fun thanks to

Queenstown’s Crowne Plaza opening up

their delightful Summer Secret Garden.

In the tropicana-themed courtyard,

expect summer-inspired cocktails,

including a berry vodka ‘popsicle’ and

a gin-based frozen watermelon, K-Pop

fried chicken, and live music. What a

delectable way to kickstart an evening

(4–8pm).

With luxury modern villas perched

above a winery, fine wines and a

secluded on-site spa, it may well be

time to book a bit of special you time.

Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa opens this

month and is the latest offering from the

Central Otago winery. Touted as worldclass

luxury, the getaway has a restaurant

and a Lodge Cellar with some special

historic vintages. You’ll be greeted

with lush landscaping, peaceful water

features and your very own personalised

selection of Gibbston Valley wines on

arrival – don’t mind if I do, indeed.

EXPERIENCE

Kick back and catch a good flick or two at The

Arts Centre during the Leighs Construction

Outdoor Cinema season. The 12-film schedule

sees everything from The Lion King (2019) to

Sione’s Wedding showing across a weekend

in each of the summer months. For those in

Queenstown, however, head inside Cinema

Paradiso to enjoy the European Outdoor

Film Tour (5–6 December), which showcases

adventure films that will take your breath away.

Whether it’s time to be naughty or nice with

your friends and family, there are some new

customisable spaces to consider in Christchurch.

Burger Burger now offers Welles & Good

(10 Welles Street), with a quirky menu and an

island oasis vibe, while The Welder Events

(22-26 Welles Street) will help you create

memorable moments in a gorgeous high-ceilinged

white space just ready for your stamp of style.

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This was no exception when it came

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With both land and structural

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16 STYLE | events

SAVE THE DATE

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

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FESTIVAL

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A SUMMER’S DAY DISCO

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MUSIC

11, 13 & 14

The Narcs Unplugged: Summer Tour

This iconic Kiwi band takes their

unplugged show on the road.

11: Bar Number 8, Wanaka

13: The Manor, Oamaru

14: Wunderbar, Lyttelton

11, 13 & 14

The Maes with Holly Arrowsmith

Contemporary folk on tour.

11: Blue Smoke, Christchurch

13: 50Dundas, Dunedin

14: Sherwood, Queenstown

21

CSO Presents: Festive Christmas

Your favourite festive carols.

Christchurch Town Hall

31

The Edge NYE19

Kiwi musical maestros L.A.B. headline

this free event, alongside other

home-grown talents.

North Hagley Park, Christchurch

31 December – 1 January

Top Paddock Music Festival

Dragon, Jody Direen, Jenny Mitchell

and more deliver 10+ hours of music

across two stages.

Lake Hawea, Wanaka

17 January

Soundsplash 2020

Boasting Tiki Taane, Stan Walker and

Sons of Zion on a star-studded bill.

Caroline Bay Park, Timaru

PERFORMING ARTS

10-14

Brainstorm

A chance to remember what it is to

be a teenager – in all its frustrating,

exhilarating and painful glory.

Rangi Ruru Merivale Lane Theatre

15

Christmas Show 2019

Christmas traditions and how the rest

of the world celebrates Christmas.

Queenstown Events Centre

18

Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix

Modern burlesque performer Dita

Von Teese’s exhilarating live shows

are world-renowned.

Isaac Theatre Royal

20-21

7 Days Live: The 10th Birthday Tour

See the likes of Jeremy Corbett, Dai

Henwood and Paul Ego unleashed,

without the cameras, editors or

censors to hold them back.

Isaac Theatre Royal

Until 21 December

A Christmas Carol

The Court Jesters recreate Charles

Dickens’ classic yuletide tale with two

performers, one pianist and you.

The Forge, The Court Theatre

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

20

Sky Sport NZ Breakers vs. S.E.

Melbourne Phoenix

Sky Sport NZ Breakers bring regular

season games to Christchurch.

Horncastle Arena

17 January

The Great Southern Alps Miler

New Zealand’s newest miler

“adventure mountain-run”.

Hanmer Springs

18 January

Wine Run

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STYLE | special feature 19

OUR ANGELS

AT CHRISTMAS

Throughout the year, thousands of volunteers quietly work behind the scenes

caring for others and the community. We tracked down five people who are

helping organisations bring a bit of extra Christmas sparkle to families this year.

Words Shelley Robinson

ABOVE Sheena Haywood with her dogs at her Lower Shotover home. She volunteers at Happiness House in Queenstown,

organising Christmas boxes for families going through a tough time. Image: Sheena Haywood


20 STYLE | special feature

Image: Jana MacPherson, Jana Shoots

Alana Waples is a board member and

volunteer at Baskets of Blessing

Alana Waples understands what a simple

gesture of food or a basket of goods can

mean to a family trying to navigate grief.

She and her husband Andrew had just moved

in 2013 to start as founding pastors of C3 Church

Queenstown when tragedy struck.

Their daughter Violet, nearly three years old,

wandered from the family’s home and tragically

drowned in Lake Wakatipu.

It was a horrific time for the young family.

But Alana remembers an “endless stream”

of people dropping things off, including a

roster of meals cooked three times a week

for three months by parents at Remarkables

Primary School.

“It was quite amazing. I think gifts without

expectations are the ones that mean the most,

especially when you are trying to manage and

process your own grief, let alone walking with

your children through the circumstances.

“So, when people dropped things off, there

was an understanding you were cared for and

you don’t need to say anything,” she says.

Seven years on, Alana (38) is on the board and

one of many volunteers at Queenstown’s Baskets

of Blessing.

“A lot of the people who are part of the

organisation have been through something. There

is a love and graciousness between us,” she says.

The organisation started when founder Tam

Schurmann received a basket from a stranger

when her mother was battling cancer. The

South African later moved to Queenstown and

began the project that sees about 500 baskets

a year gifted to others, including during the

Christmas period.

It starts with a confidential nomination from

someone within the Queenstown community.

“It can be for a family going through a difficult

time, someone who has lost a family member, a

new parent – anything,” she says.

A basket or food box is put together from

the donated items from the community and

delivered to the recipient.

“It is a wonderful experience to gift something

to someone, because they don’t know they are

getting it. Often people are quite emotional and

taken aback. There’s often a hug and a tear,”

says Alana.

It is, says Alana, a gift of love when words

aren’t enough.

About 500

baskets, including

for Christmas,

are made up

over the year

by a large group

of volunteers.

Image: Liz Smith


Often there are hugs and tears when a volunteer shows up to deliver a basket to its recipient. Image: Liz Smith

STYLE | special feature 21


22 STYLE | special feature

Sheena runs in front of the Queen’s procession while on assignment. Her later encounter

with Her Royal Majesty didn’t quite go as planned.

She has kissed Bono, got the giggles while curtsying to

the Queen, and been serenaded by singing superstars

Willie Nelson and Brownie McGhee.

It’s fair to say Queenstown freelance photographer

Sheena Haywood, 52, has enjoyed a very interesting life

looking through her camera lens.

When Happiness House, a Queenstown support

agency, puts together its annual Christmas boxes,

it needs someone with a great personality and a good

contact book.

That’s where Sheena comes in.

She’s busy trying to coax her puppy, Valli, to come back

into her Lower Shotover home, as she juggles the phone

while explaining how she unwillingly locked lips with U2’s

legendary frontman.

Sheena was 17 when she became the third woman

photographer to be hired at the NZ Herald. She has a

chuckle as she remembers.

“It was very male-orientated back then, but I taught

them a trick or two,” she says.

She quickly made a name for herself and had a front-row

seat for many historic moments, including when U2 played

at Western Springs Stadium in 1989.

She was snapping away in the photo pit when she lost

sight of Bono through her lens.

“I looked up and he was crawling across the stage,

lunged and kissed me. And I was oh yuck, Bono kissed me!”

“He was very sweaty, so it was a bit sloppy,” she says

with what sounds like a grimace.

That night, however, the kiss was beamed across the

screens of the nation, and Sheena had to deal with the

question “were you the girl...?”

Sheena didn’t fare much better when she met Queen

Elizabeth II during the 1990 Commonwealth Games.

Although there were no lips involved this time, she did

have to practise curtsying. But Sheena got the giggles when

the Queen approached her.

“I wanted to give her a hug. She reminded me of my

nan. I didn’t do a very good curtsy because I was all giggly,”

says Sheena.

With such a big personality, it is no surprise Sheena is

so good at her volunteer role tapping businesses on the

shoulder to ask them for donations for the Christmas box

appeal.

“I just go and remind them of their community spirit to

give back,” she says.


STYLE | special feature 23

Sheena enjoys volunteering and says it probably harks

back to when she was a little girl.

“It comes back to watching my grannie doing it

[volunteering]. The joy it brings, the difference it makes

– that call to service.

“I’ve had a profiled life in my work, and I think it’s

kinda cool that you can operate behind the scenes and

do some stuff that you don’t have to have your name

attached to,” she says.

Happiness House manager Robyn Francis says Christmas

is a “critical time” for some Queenstown families. The

recipients of the 50–60 Christmas boxes are families and

individuals who are struggling to make ends meet.

“Some of these families have been born and raised

here, and this is what they know as home. But unless they

have a high paying job – and there are not a lot of those

– it is a real struggle for them. Buying those extra things at

Christmastime is not an option,” she says.

The Christmas boxes are often received with tears,

says Robyn.

“There is a bit of a mixture of embarrassment too, but

they are so grateful that this is a community caring for

people who need their support.”

Corey Sinteur, 55, business tutor and former university

lecturer, also volunteers at Happiness House, and last

week he was busy helping get the boxes down

from storage. Robyn says he is the go-to man for

the organisation.

Earlier this year, he helped raise $12,000 with the

organisation’s annual Ski Sale – money crucial to keeping

the lights on at Happiness House, so they can continue

supporting the community.

He loves volunteering there because, like Robyn and

Sheena, he knows Queenstown can be a “tough town”

to live in.

“You grow and you learn from other people and

appreciate other people’s situation. I grew up in a

single-parent family in a state house. We had no money;

everything was secondhand. But if I didn’t always have

money, I could give time,” he says.

For Sheena, doing this work is not only fun but about

“not being stuck in your own life”.

“What is the purpose in life? Is not the purpose in life

for all of us to be having a good life? And some people

are not having a good life all of the time and let’s just

help them out a little bit.”

Cory Sinteur volunteers with Happiness House and

helped raise $12,000 to ensure the group can keep

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Marian convinced her boss Mark Field to volunteer at the

House three years ago. They have been doing the night shift

once a month together for three years.

Marian Tredinnick is a firm believer in not dwelling on

things, particularly when it has to do with Canterbury’s

February 22, 2011 earthquake.

But it is the reason why the health and safety manager

volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House South Island

– a place families can stay while children undergo

hospital treatment.

She and her colleagues at EPL, a manufacturing company in

Christchurch, were thrown from their office chairs at 12.51pm

at their Maces Road factory in Bromley when the earthquake

hit. Marian also lost her home.

It was, says Marian, a bit of a rough time. But she chooses to

remember the “kindness and generosity” of people delivering

them lunches, and of their customers providing washing

machines so Marian and her colleagues could do their washing.

And so when the last Portaloo was picked up from the old

factory almost three years later and Marian got her house

sorted, she wanted to give back that which she received.

“It made me think we were very fortunate that the rest of

the country supported us as well as they did,” she says.

Marian, 59, joined what Ronald McDonald House chief

executive Mandy Kennedy calls a band of “volunteer angels”

about three years ago.

“That’s what they are. The gift of time they give us is so

valuable,” says Mandy.

With 145 regular volunteers and 1600 others ready to help

with events and appeals, about 18,000 hours of labour has

been “gifted” to the house this year, she says.

“Without these gifts of time, we couldn’t serve the

1200-odd families every year that we do. They are critical

to the success of the house,” she says.

Marian volunteers with EPL chief executive Mark Field at the

house on Cashel Street once a month. One stays overnight,

usually on a Saturday, while the other one pops down to lend

them a hand for a few hours, mopping the floors and cleaning

up the kitchen.

“They are like part of the family. When they are in doing

their night shift, the families are in a really safe pair of hands.

They have amazingly warm personalities just oozing with

compassion, and they are really fun to be around,” says Mandy.

But this year Mark, 57, is taking on the mammoth task of

cooking Christmas lunch for up to 26 families at the house.

Dry turkey won’t be on the menu though, he’s quick to

reassure. He has a plan involving two Weber barbecues.

“Marian did one for her family last year the day before

Christmas Day and it came out perfectly, so she rang me and

told me how to do it. And it came out spectacularly good,”

he says.

He feels in awe of the parents who are at the house.

“I just admire them. Time after time they cope and put

on the positive face for the kids. Parenting is tough at the

best of times, but man it must be so tough when all that is

happening,” he says.

Normally Marian would volunteer to do the Christmas Day

or Boxing Day overnight shift, as she has done in the past, but

she is due to get ankle surgery.

But she says if she is “reasonably mobile” she might “hobble

in” because, for her, the house is part of her “family”.

Image: Zoe Williams

Image: Zoe Williams

Mark Field will be taking on a bit more than just the

mopping when he cooks Christmas lunch for families

at Ronald McDonald House South Island this year.

Marian Tredinnick wanted to give back to the community after

the earthquakes, so she began volunteering at Ronald McDonald

House South Island.


Your

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Their

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When we think of Christmas, we think of tables laden with food; of turkey and ham with

baby spuds; of brandy snaps, pavs, and tasty treats galore.

But for many Kiwi families, the reality is quite different. In fact, often times it’s just

another day struggling to make ends meet.

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THE COST

OF CHRISTMAS

It’s not just the bank balances that take a hit at this time of year.

Christine de Felice looks at ways we can alleviate the impact on

those less fortunate.


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It’s nearly Christmas. That time of year

when family and friends get together

to enjoy everything the festive season

in New Zealand has to offer – delicious

food, drinks, presents, summer holidays

and good times.

On Christmas morning, especially

among the younger ones, expectations

reach fever pitch. Will they find what

they had been dreaming of under the

tree? Although for whoever is cooking

Christmas dinner, there might be more

a feeling of anxiety – will the turkey be

ready on time?

Many of us can relate to this scenario

– it more or less fits with what we will

experience in the coming weeks.

But as we know, there are people

in New Zealand that don’t look

forward to Christmas, because what it

represents for them is financial stress,

disappointment for the children and

loneliness for those on their own.

As head of the Christchurch City

Mission Matthew Mark points out, there

are multiple difficulties for families

and whanau at this time of the year,

especially as costs tend to rise.

“The kids are off school, there are

expectations around presents and

activities, and often there are changes

in the family income, for example if

the income earner is a contractor,

and there are the holidays and stat

days when they are not working. This

can have a significant impact on their

financial situation.”

Over the last 12 months there has

been a 22 per cent increase in demand

at the City Mission’s food bank, Mark

says, and many of the people seeking

food parcels are working families

with two or three children, who are

struggling to make ends meet.

“At this time of the year, from 1100

food parcels a month the demand

quadruples, and this is also post-

Christmas. Families might have made

it through the initial stages, but then

when the credit card bills start coming,

people can be stretched to breaking

point – it can be an issue through

January, February, March.”

The City Mission relies on the

generosity of the public, and people are

generally good at stepping up when the

call goes out for help, Matthew says.

“It takes a community to look after

a community.”

He says there are three ways to

“really help” the City Mission’s work.

Firstly, with donations of food, and

while non-perishable items are always

welcome, fresh fruit and vegetables

such as berries and salads will add

treats to the Christmas food parcels.

Food donations can be dropped off at

275 Hereford Street.

Secondly, there’s the financial aspect,

Matthew says, with donations of money

(see citymission.org.nz) helping to allay

increased costs at this time of year.

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Matthew Mark

The City Mission’s overall theme for 2019 is

‘Your Kindness, Their Christmas’, which conveys

the idea that those that can afford to give can

help others that are struggling to have a better

Christmas through the work of the City Mission.

The third way people can help is by volunteering

their time.

“They can register as a volunteer through the

portal on our website, or phone us. We match the

volunteers to the needs.”

The annual City Mission Christmas lunch attracts

a real mix of people, Matthew says, with 1000

expected to attend this year.

“For socially isolated people, we become their

family for the day.”

And while there are always volunteers to

prepare and serve the Christmas lunch, others are

needed for the clean-up afterwards, so anyone

that can spare some time on Christmas afternoon

would be very welcome, Matthew says.

SUPPORT FOR YOUNG FAMILIES

Christchurch families with young children, who

are experiencing difficulties not only at Christmas

but at any time of the year, can receive valuable

assistance from the home visiting service provided

by the Family Help Trust.

“We help families with children from zero to

five years,” practice manager Bill Pringle says.

“They can be experiencing a wide range of

difficulties such as drug and alcohol dependency

and mental health issues. These can be fairly

complex, high-need situations.

“We visit the families at least once a month,

and help them with parenting skills and general life

skills, as well as advocacy and referrals to more

specialised support.

“Around Christmas especially there can be a

lot of pressure on these families, with societal

expectations for parents to buy their children

presents to give them a good Christmas, and the

children having those expectations. As a result,

people often spend beyond their means.”

He agrees with what the City Mission’s

Matthew Mark says, that after Christmas and

New Year, people are then faced with more

financial problems.

As a charitable NGO, the Family Help Trust

receives financial help from the government and

other sources such as philanthropic grants and

fundraising, but it is always a struggle to make ends

meet, Bill says.

“In the philanthropic funding space it has become

a lot more difficult. There is not the amount of

money that there was, and it’s getting harder and

harder. And some people are wanting to know

how their money is being used.”

Organisations and individuals can donate money

through their website, familytrust.org.nz, while

quality Christmas gifts or grocery vouchers are also

very welcome, Bill says.

He points out that it can also be “poverty of

experience” for some children, so tickets to a

children’s theatre performance, which families

can’t afford, are very acceptable at Christmas. Any

donations can de dropped off at The Loft, which

is upstairs at the Eastgate shopping centre, next to

the library.

Christmas isn’t the same for everyone, but by

supporting organisations like these you will know

you have made Christmas brighter for at least

some struggling families.

Others you could support include:

Ronald McDonald House South Island – rmhsi.org.nz

St Vincent de Paul – svdp.org.nz

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In November, this year’s New

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national award winners were

announced in Queenstown.

The Resene sponsored 2019

New Zealand Architecture Awards

winners spanned from Dunedin to

Great Barrier Island, and Canterbury

– which had more than its fair share

of the 19 winners.

Some of the buildings, such as

Turanga (John Scott Award for

Public Architecture) and Lindis Lodge

(Hospitality Award), you may have

already experienced, while other

smaller and more remote structures

are less likely to be on your radar.

Awards can be given to buildings

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FESTIVE FLORA

Red, green and white is an easy palette to achieve in the garden, or in a vase.

Words Craig Wilson

December brings with it a flurry of activity.

There are the work break-ups, end-of-year

school assemblies and, of course, the main event

itself, Christmas Day. What a great time to enjoy

our gardens, lawns and landscapes as we focus on

good food and good company.

Summer has well and truly kicked in and our

gardens are really coming into their best with

flowering perennials in full bloom, hedges looking

lush and thick, and our deciduous trees at their

best in fresh new leaf.

For many, the December highlight in the garden

is the flowering of our iconic pohutukawa trees.

The bright red flowering display, with its distinctive

cluster of upright stamens, is engrained into our

culture and has rightfully earned the title of the

‘New Zealand Christmas tree’. But before you

head off to the local garden centre to get your

own specimen to relish at Christmas, consider

where you live.

Pohutukawa won’t survive on the flat in

Christchurch unless you are right by the sea –

think Sumner, New Brighton or Akaroa. They’ll

only thrive in a coastal environment or somewhere

on the hills above the frost line. If you want a

quintessential Kiwi beach holiday lazing the day

away under a giant spreading pohutukawa, you’ll

have to make your way to the North Island (yes,

we’ll concede that Auckland has it over us on this

one). Or, to see our very own glorious southern

ratas in fine fiery form, head to Otira Gorge.

If your garden is elevated and coastal, why not

plant your own pohutukawa or rata ‘Christmas

tree’ this year? It’ll be an investment into the

future, and generations to come will enjoy the

fruits of your labour for many a summer. If your

space is limited, choose a more compact variety

like Metrosideros excelsa ‘Maori Princess’ – the

favoured choice for landscape designers.

If that all sounds like too much work, perhaps

an easier way to add a festive touch to your place

is to simply get a fresh bunch of Christmas lilies

from the supermarket or florist on the way home

from work. Put them in a vase in a prominent spot

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2019.

It’s a wrap!

December- a huge month for us all on many levels- including

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your home. These adorable

dogs hitched a ride –

each one handwoven

from seagrass and available

both in store at Clyde and

online, from $69.90.

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Cosi Fan Tutte

With a catchy mantra

of “Life’s too short for

matching socks”, American

brand Solmate puts the

fun in footwear. Sporting

a range of colours, these

beauties are made using

pre-consumer recycled

textiles at a family-run

factory. Available in men’s,

women’s and baby sizes.

cosifantutte.co.nz

ARCA Gallery

Sophie Divett Jewellery has

harnessed the beauty of

the humble sycamore seed

with these stylish necklaces.

Choose from sterling silver

or gold vermeil ($150-$260).

A wonderful gift to pop

under the Christmas tree!

Available both online and

in the gallery.

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Loft Furniture

A new range of homewares

has arrived at Loft just in

time for the silly season!

Our picks are the quirky

Chagall Face Vase ($99)

and Planter ($69) to

make a unique, beautiful

statement in any space.

Available in both black and

white, see the full range at

130 Moorhouse Avenue.

loftfurniture.co.nz

The Flock

A Summer Tool Kit is

designed for beach lovers

across the nation. With nongreasy

No Dice Sunscreen,

Shearers Soap and a jar

of Gameface Moisturiser

(with jojoba, ponga fern and

horopito), this kit is sure

to keep people safe, fresh

and clean through the dizzy

months to come.

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Little River Gallery

Made of honey jars, steel and

resin, Jane Downes’ sculptures

are seriously lovely. View

an extensive range of Jane’s

metal artwork at Little River

Gallery, where you’ll find a

vast collection of NZ made,

covetable art, jewellery,

ceramics and giftware,

and monthly exhibitions

throughout the year.

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ART NEWS

Words Kate Preece

WINNER TAKES ALL

Debby Williams has taken out the top honours at the annual

Queenstown Art Awards.

The winning work, Assumption, displays a new and contemporary

approach to textile and fabric art. Debby recently won the Viewer’s

Choice Award at the Hamilton Craft and Quilt Fair, and she was the

overall winner of the NZ Hoffman Challenge for her work Pangolins.

Her love of quilting has seen her develop trust in her colour instincts

and ‘try new things’ – an approach that is certainly taking her places.

Held at the Queenstown Arts Centre (corner Ballarat and Stanley

streets), the annual event attracts artists from around the South

Island. The People’s Choice Award is still to be decided, with votes

to be counted and the award presented just prior to the exhibition

closing on 14 December.

Debby Williams’ winning work, Assumption.

FRESH ART

There’s a fresh new spot in Arrowtown that is embracing

all aspects of nature. Arrowtown Botanical is the

brainchild of Rosie Bristed, who is as passionate about

art as she is flowers and wedding styling. Discovering

the light-filled space upstairs at 41 Buckingham Street,

she decided an art gallery would be right at home there,

but she expanded the idea to include all things that have

botanical relevance. It’s now a place to find fresh daily

flowers, homewares, jewellery and exhibitions from an

array of local artists. arrowtownbotanical.co.nz

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CHRISTMAS

WISH LIST

Make memories this year by gifting

items that will see you take out the

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A NEW PASTIME

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Handmade in 925 silver,

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KISSABLE LIPS

For natural wrinkle

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SOMETHING

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WORKS OF ART

The Design Store at Christchurch Art Gallery is your go-to

destination for inspired, creative and unique shopping. From

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PURE ESCAPISM

Treat a loved one to the luxurious Beauty Progress Christmas

special ($99). The one-hour escape features a relaxing back,

neck and shoulder massage; foot and leg or hand and arm

massage; and a facial treatment. With exfoliation, a mini massage

and mask, the face is further lavished with a puffy eyes and dark

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A GREENER LIFE

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ONE FINE TIE

The latest addition to

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DUCKS IN

A ROW

A short drive out of

Christchurch – away

from the crazy crowds

– discover a veritable

treasure trove for the

Christmas shopper. Little

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amazing range of tasteful,

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THE FULL SET

Treat the lady in your

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FUN FOR ALL

Beautifully handcrafted

in solid wood, the

ever-popular Finska and

Kubb outdoor games

are a great way to get

everyone outside for

some laughs and good

times this summer.

Starting at $149 each,

with even more options

in store at Loft Furniture.

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STYLE | fashion 53

WILD WATERS

A hint of the wild side by the pool.

MODELS

Mark and Gabriella,

Portfolio Models

PHOTOGRAPHY

Charlie Jackson,

Charlie Rose Creative

HAIR STYLIST

Tuscany Hamel, GM Hair

MAKEUP ARTIST

Pearl Babington

STYLIST

Jessica Amor, Alchemy Styling

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Cosima Watts

LOCATION

Thanks to Cameron Bailey,

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Gabriella wears:

Storm Journey Silk

Blend Shirt $229,

Storm; Oroton

Mia Sunglasses

$280, Ocula.


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Mark wears: Working Style Coral Jacket $599, Black Polo $129 and White Linen Shorts $229, Working Style; Tom Ford Eric Sunglasses

$645, Ocula; Vans Classic Checkerboard Slip-Ons $99.99, Platypus.

Gabriella wears: Storm Journey Silk Blend Shirt $229, Storm; Oroton Mia Sunglasses $280, Ocula; one-piece swimsuit, model’s own.


STYLE | fashion 55

Mark wears: Tom Ford River Sunglasses $750, Ocula; Working Style Multi Coloured Hibiscus & Fern Linen Short Sleeved Shirt $249 and Pale

Pink Swim Trunks $149, Working Style.

Gabriella wears: Cami NYC Sweetheart Charmeuse Frose $299, Fashion Society; Storm Liquid Midi Skirt $189, Storm; Kathryn Wilson

Miss Wilson Naomi Heel $299, Uncommon Ground Boutique; earrings, stylist’s own.


56 STYLE | fashion

Mark wears: Maui Jim Even Keel Sunglasses $480, Ocula; Working Style White Linen Shorts $229, Working Style; Gazman White Pure

Linen Shirt $139, Rembrandt Mahogany Woven Belt $149 and Italianino Cairo Zip Boots $249, Rembrandt.

Gabriella wears: Lovisa Gem Turban $37.99, Lovisa; Moochi Swim Series Crop $129.99 and Brief $59.99, Moochi; Ganni Pleated Georgette

Maxi Skirt $270, Seletti Concept Store Christchurch.


Gabriella wears: Lovisa Velvet Turban $34.99, Lovisa; Zoe Kratzmann Multi Stripe Dress $319, Fix Fashion; Colette by Colette Hayman

Rachel Buckle Bag White $54.99, Colette by Colette Hayman; Estilo Emporio Classic Pump Blush $399, Fashion Society.

STYLE | fashion 57


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62 STYLE | fashion

FASHION NEWS

Words Kate Preece

IT’S IN THE FAMILY

Stretton is a well-known name in the

fashion world, but this will no longer align

with Annah alone. Daughter Sami has

launched her own label, Everybody Loves

Lucy, with a summer capsule of playful

designs inspired by Lucille Ball (of I Love

Lucy fame). Fifties details get a new look in

bright, contrasting prints that will see you

with a skip in your step. From XS to XL,

it’s an inclusive brand set to brighten up

your summer holidays.

SEASIDE LOVE

AFFAIR

Feel better about

renewing your beachside

look with the addition of

something from Kowtow’s

latest swimwear collection.

Each piece is made from

a regenerated nylon

that has been produced

from waste material

that includes discarded

carpets and fishing nets.

Dubbed Econyl, this

material can be recycled

over and over again,

without compromising

on its quality. The latest

drop sees a combination

of one- and two-piece

options, inspired by

Mondrian colour-blocking

and Italian artist Bruno

Munari’s loves of clean

lines and geometric

shapes. In short, expect

striking simplicity.

LIFE’S A BEACH

In preparation for a Kiwi summer’s changeable weather, you

know to include an extra layer in the beach bag. Fortunately,

the swimwear drop from Moochi has you covered – and the

queue dress is a standout. Hitting the shelves this month, the

three-tier maxi dress provides versatility and extended outings

thanks to its ties that enable you to wear it in whatever way

suits your situation. Light, airy and with a slight shimmer in the

sun, pop this over your swimwear of choice or let it be the

outfit that takes you from the street to the sand.


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64 STYLE | promotion

6 TREATMENTS

FOR BEAUTY BLISS

Be sensible, during the silly season, and come out the other side

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Same great team

the right PrOCeDUre

there are a wide range of clinics offering cosmetic medicine today, but not all are

created equal. Dr Philip Frost of Face Value explains the key difference.

Q & a with

DR. PhIlIP FRost

Who should we turn to when

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treatments?

treatments such as dermal

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newcomers that have been

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beauty clinics. Look to someone

with a membership to the New

Zealand Society of Cosmetic

medicine first and foremost.

It sounds scary, is it still safe?

Safety is paramount to the

Face Value team. For us, the

importance of having a medical

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industry. ahead of any medical

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You have recently moved

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we wanted our clients to feel

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68 STYLE | beauty

BEAUTY NEWS

Words Kate Preece

IMPACT LIPPY

From the team at Indigo & Iris, whose

mascara sales have so far enabled

sight to be restored to 300 people in

the Pacific Islands (through The Fred

Hollows Foundation), comes a new

product. Keeping with the brand’s

ethos to give away 50 per cent of

its profits to benefit others, the new

lipstick range is set to “empower

women to achieve economic

independence” through its ties with

Dress for Success. Another successful

Pledge Me campaign has enabled

the vegan and cruelty-free lippies

to be available from March, straight

from the same Italian suppliers that

make the lengthening and hydrating

Levitate mascara. Watch this space,

as we expect this is not the last we’ll

hear from the Christchurch brand.

HAIR NOW

I was in a salon recently and the stylists were in a

twitter. Turns out, one had received the new Dyson

Supersonic hair dryer for a birthday present and the

boyfriend had secured some serious brownie

points. I’m not surprised. Dyson first

introduced this product to the

market in 2016, having invested

100 million pounds into its

development, and that of

the partner product, the

Dyson Airwrap styler. It went

through 600 prototypes and

four years of development,

and landed in New Zealand

just this year, retailing at $599.

With intelligent heat controls

that assess the air temperature 40

times a second, you won’t burn your

hair – or your head – and you can count on

a high-pressure blast thanks to the digital motor that

propels 13 litres of air into the amplifier every second. It

comes with four magnetic styling attachments that help

control or volumise curls (diffuser), enable precision

drying for sleek looks (styling concentrator), create a

soft, natural finish (smoothing nozzle), and be kind to

sensitive scalps (gentle air attachment).

LET’S BE FRANK

Looking for a product to prep

the skin ahead of a good fake tan

session? Well, Frank Body’s 100 per

cent natural Original Coffee Scrub is

a winner. Packed with coffee grinds

(which stimulate blood flow and

promote collagen production) and

complete with vitamin E and almond

oil (for hydration and healing), it will

leave your skin silky-soft after just

one in-shower application. Plus, it’s

touted as being able to fade and

prevent stretch marks and cellulite.


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70 STYLE | beauty

GET YOUR GLOW ON

Embrace the bottled tan this season by sticking to a few golden rules.

Words Clemency Alice


STYLE | beauty 71

DefenAge 2-Minute Reveal Masque

Self-tanning during the summer season is a skin-safe and

healthy way to achieve a golden glow without making

your skin more vulnerable to the damaging, harmful UV rays

of the sun.

To achieve a radiant glow finish, the first step is to prep

your skin with a gentle exfoliant. This will ensure a smoother

application of the tan and will result in an ultimately flawless

appearance. For the body, remove dead skin cells with a

scrub glove (try Soap & Glory) then rinse with warm, soapy

water. DefenAge 2-Minute Reveal Masque is a fragrance-free

face treatment formulated with sugar crystals and exfoliating

fruit enzymes (papaya, pumpkin and pomegranate).

For luxurious face tanning, select a product that also

provides benefits for the skin. Sisley’s Self Tanning Hydrating

Facial Skincare will impart a luminous sun-kissed glow in just

a few hours. It hosts humectant ingredients of wild pansy and

chestnut. Its light, fluid texture will leave your skin silky, soft

and velvety. Simply apply a fine layer evenly to a cleansed,

dry skin (avoiding eyebrows). This can be two or three times

a week until you have achieved your desired result.

If you have sensitive skin and prefer natural plant-based

products, look for those that are vegan and exclude

parabens, silicones and sulphates from their formulations.

Kora Organics Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion is an exquisite

self-tanner for the body and is luxuriously enriched with oils

of rose hip, avocado and sea buckthorn.

A faux tan can come with a distinctive odour. This comes

from dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which produces a darkening

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It is ideal to apply your fake tan in the evening so

that it works its golden magic while you rest.

effect – and smell – when it reacts with the amino

acids on our skin’s surface. DHA is a colourless sugar

derived from plants, such as sugar beets and sugar

cane. While you can’t avoid it, there are products

that do their best to mute and limit its impact.

French luxury brand Guerlain has created a unique

sensorial tanning experience with their Terracotta

Sunless. The gentle scent is inspired by their beautiful

Terracotta fragrance, interwoven with tiaré flower

(think Tahitian gardenia) and exotic vanilla. Elegantly

presented in a golden mist bottle, the first application

creates a golden glow that becomes more ambery

after round two. Apply once a day and repeat until

you have achieved your desired result, then one or

two times per week to maintain your Riviera tan.

This can also be used during the cool, crisp winter

months to revive a dull complexion.

It is important to note that once you have worked

the tanning product into your skin, you must rinse

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SIX WAYS TO LET GO

OF A GRUDGE

With the end of another year in sight, now’s the time to determine what

emotional baggage is truly worth carrying through to 2020.

Words Dr John Demartini


STYLE | wellbeing 75

ust like the notorious feuds

Jbetween Joan Crawford and

Bette Davis, or Taylor Swift and

Katy Perry, when the actions or

words of another are perceived

as hurtful, such perceptions can

initiate feelings of anger, sadness

and disappointment.

Getting angry is one thing, but

dwelling on those so-called hurtful

events can lead to a cascade of

concomitant emotions, such as

bitterness, resentment or even

holding a grudge. It may seem like

those partly self-imposed painful

feelings are here to stay, but it is

possible to loosen their grip and

neutralise their impact.

Resentments or grudges can arise

from interactions with others in any

area of your life – financial, vocational,

familial, social, physical, spiritual or

mental – and are based on the

perception that an individual has

displayed behaviour that you perceive

has challenged your highest values or

priorities. You then unwisely assume

that it has ‘caused’ you more pain

than pleasure, more loss than gain,

more negatives than positives, or

more disadvantages than advantages.

As a result, you can form a grudge

that can linger irrespective of time.

The longer this resentment remains,

the more it can initiate ungoverned

subconsciously induced behaviours,

such as seeking anything associated

with its opposite or avoiding anything

associated with the initially resented

behaviour. This is because anything

you resent will occupy space and

time in your mind and will run your

life, until you dissolve or rebalance

its underlying misperceptions and

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When you hold onto resentment, it

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It’s not what happens to you

that matters as much as how

you perceive it and what you

decide to do with it.

Here are some questions and methods you

can use to initiate this process:

1. Identify what the grudge is about. What

specific trait, action or inaction (behaviour)

do you perceive this individual has displayed

or demonstrated that you resent most?

2. Ask yourself where and when you have

displayed the same (or a similar) behaviour.

Go to a moment when you have perceived

yourself displaying this same or similar trait,

action or inaction (behaviour). Whatever

behaviour you perceive in others, and react to,

reflects an action you have demonstrated but

have become too proud within to admit to.

3. Imbalanced perceptions can keep the

grudge alive. It’s not what happens to you

that matters as much as how you perceive it

and what you decide to do with it.

4. Have a look at where the grudge may

have benefitted you. This serves to clear any

shame or guilt that may be lingering from the

past, which is one of the reasons you reacted

and resented the behaviour demonstrated by

this individual – since it reminded you of your

own action that you have not balanced out

and still carry around as shame or guilt.

5. There are two sides to the coin. Go to

a moment where this same individual has

displayed the exact opposite behaviour to

the one you resented initially. By discovering

moments where and when they acted out

the opposite behaviour you realise that no

one, and no situation, is ever one-sided. In

this way you can dissolve any biased labels

you may have projected onto them.

6. The unconscious becomes conscious.

When you resent someone, you are

conscious of the negatives and unconscious

of the positives. When you discover the

complementary opposite behaviour, you

become fully conscious and intuitively

awaken the unconscious. This liberates

you from the grudge and the so-called

resented memory.

By prioritising your daily actions, you can

begin filling your day with your highest

priorities and most meaningful actions. This

elevates your own self-worth and reduces

your emotional reactions, which leads you

to wiser daily actions. You become the

master of your destiny and not a victim of

your history, and you’ll be less vulnerable to

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Train Travel An authentic way to traverse Sri Lanka,

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it is friendly on the wallet too. The journey between

Kandy and Ella is said to be one of the world’s most

scenic passes and the train ride, as it meanders through

mountains overlooking tea plantations and villages, is not

to be missed.

Wildlife Sri Lanka has incredible natural beauty and

home to a vast range of wildlife that roam the island. With

over 20 National Parks, there are many opportunities

for spotting elephant, leopard, deer, crocodile, jackals,

mongoose, colourful birds, buffalo and reptiles. Guides on

safaris are very knowledgeable and an excellent eye for

spotting wildlife.

Tea PlanTaTions The tea industry in Sri Lanka is over

150 years old. One of the most well-known tea figures in

history, Sir Thomas Lipton, started a factory in 1890 and it

can still be visited today. You can even stay in a converted

tea factory and pluck your own tea!

desTinaTion dining The Maldives is renowned for

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LIFE’S A BACH

Style goes on a hunt to find the unique, off-the-grid and more

traditional baches around the country.

Words Shelley Robinson

Overlooking the sweep of

Waimarama Beach, First

Light House is also ecofriendly.

Kiwis and baches go together like pavlova

and cream at Christmas. But to get

there, early decisions must be made. Do you

travel once the children have been sated

with their gifts and filled to the gills with

Nan’s chocolate? Or work up a detailed

plan for packing the presents in the back of

the car, along with Aunt Maisie’s very heavy

Christmas cake and a ham that will have to

sit in the back seat with the children?

But the crucial thing is to book your bach

well in advance. Otherwise, you’d best be

planning for a tent in the backyard. The

key to a good holiday bach is to have one

in the family or have an appointed person

whose sole responsibility for the year is to

find your abode for the holidays. Several

browser tabs will be required – and maybe

a Facebook group chat.

With that in mind, Style has done a bit of

the legwork for you, with the help of the folk

from Bookabach, to find an eclectic range of

baches around the country that may pique

your travel interest for next Christmas. Not

this year, of course. If you haven’t booked yet,

it’s out the back and into the tent you go.


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Relaxing is easy when you

have views overlooking

Waimarama Beach.

- THE ECO-FRIENDLY -

Once upon a time, a bach with a long drop out the

back and some dodgy wiring was deemed an ‘eco’

option. Fortunately for our noses, time and technology

have moved us into an era of beautifully crafted

eco-friendly homes.

First Light House – Hawke’s Bay

This house went on an OE before finding its own little

slice of Kiwi paradise overlooking the white sands of

Waimarama Beach.

Designed and built by some very clever students at

Victoria University, the house was constructed in a Lyall

Bay warehouse before being packed down and rebuilt,

not only on the Wellington waterfront but then again

in Washington, DC for an international competition.

After winning a few awards, the house has settled on

Lightning Ridge. It has a small energy footprint due to

its solar-powered design – it produces at least as much

energy as it uses.

With one bedroom though, it is more of a sneaky

getaway for a couple, so a very good excuse to leave

the in-laws at home.

With its solar-powered design, First Light House

produces more energy than it uses.

Surrounded by nature, with views to match, this bach

will revive your energy.

Keeper’s Nest – Golden Bay

This is billed as a truly ‘off the grid’ experience – yes, it has

no wi-fi. Sounds delicious already.

With an orchard of apples, plums, figs and feijoas, this

eco-friendly bach is perched on a hill above Collingwood,

where you can pop your feet up at the end of the day

– perhaps with a suitably frosty glass in hand – and

breathe in the incredible views.

The bach is fully solar-powered and located moments

away from the beach. If you are looking for a place where

the boss can’t possibly expect you to check your work

emails, this bach is the one to book. With beach swimming

on your doorstep, cockles to collect and the Heaphy Track

nearby, it really is a place to soothe the soul.


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Throw open the doors

and relax on the deck,

surrounded by forest.

The only neighbours

here are the alpacas

and the cats.

- OFF THE MAP -

Sometimes you just need to feel like the city,

work and traffic are a thousand miles away,

and find that special place that gives you the

good vibes and a tickle inside. Even better

if there are alpacas thrown in.

Ashley Forest Luxury Retreat

– Canterbury

Set on two hectares and surrounded by

forest with spectacular views, this Canterbury

bach in Ashley Forest, about 50 minutes

from Christchurch, is something special.

The only neighbours here are the alpacas

and the cats, so – after a day of exploring

the walking tracks – you can pop yourself

in the spa pool and enjoy pure and utter

relaxation in the peace and quiet.

The bach can accommodate up to six and

is only eight minutes from Rangiora, so if you

forget your Nespresso pods you can nip in

for a quick coffee fix.

The Log Cabin in the Woods

– Twizel

Like something out of a Western movie, this

newly constructed bach has a rustic flavour but is

decked out with all the trimmings of modern life.

If waterskiing, swimming and fishing are some

of the things you enjoy on your Christmas break,

then this will tick the box for you. Lake Ohau and

Lake Middleton are just a 10-minute jaunt down

the road, and there are plenty of walking tracks

for you to work up a ferocious appetite for some

leftover plum pudding and pavlova.

Bookabach gave the nod of approval to this

three-bedroom home, giving it a silver gong in its

Bach of the Year Awards in the Unique category.

Rustic, but with all the trimmings of modern bach life, this newly constructed abode is

near Lake Ohau and Lake Middleton.


84 STYLE | travel

WEIRD BUT

WONDERFUL

Some people look at a cowshed and

see cows. But others see a beautiful

opportunity to create a bach. We found

two holiday abodes that have a bit of a

story behind them.

TOP: A former herringbone cowshed in Waikato has been crafted into a modern

marvel of bach bliss; ABOVE: A rustic feel is introduced by an outdoor bath.

The Cowshed – Waikato

Normally the words luxury and cowshed

are not strung together, but it seems to

work for this bach located 10 minutes from

Waihi.

Tucked up in the front corner of an

11-hectare lifestyle block, this former

herringbone cowshed has been recrafted

and furnished to sleep four people.

You can sit back, relax and enjoy the

totara, rimu and manuka trees and even

cool off in a shallow waterhole fed by a

small stream.

As a homage to its former four-legged

occupants, you can step into the old tanker

stand to find two showers with plenty

of space, while the original hot water

cylinder has been repurposed as hand

basins. Boards from the former calf sheds

provide framing for the bathroom, while

the corrugated iron that was on the roof is

now on the walls and ceilings.

Te Pahika – West Coast

What do you do with a train carriage

after it crashes? Well, it turns out

they make a nifty bach in the hands

of the right people. This former

guard’s van was built in the early

1900s and put to work until 1963,

when it crashed at Moana.

Nestled between native bush and

a pond, Te Pahika’s main carriage is

now the bedroom and dressing area,

while the newly built ‘station house’

has a kitchen and bathroom, linking

to the carriage with a nifty semicovered

deck.

The ‘station house’ contains the kitchen and bathroom, accessed via a semi-covered deck.


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It is close to Redwood

Forest, which is a popular

mountain biking option.

- KIWI CLASSIC -

Nothing says ‘typical Kiwi bach’ like a humble home

by the water, complete with a barbecue and a deck.

They are the creators of great childhood memories.

Views of Lake Rotorua from

the living and dining areas.

Hannahs Bay Waterfront Family

Getaway – Rotorua

Head out the gate and onto the lakefront at this

classy getaway. This renovated 1950s cottage by Lake

Rotorua can fit two families and has a launching ramp

and jetty a short distance from the property, with

kayaks provided. It won the Family Friendly category

at this year’s Bookabach awards. And the icing on the

Christmas cake? It is close to Redwood Forest, which

is a popular mountain biking destination.

Overlooking the sea with a deck to enjoy, this

Whangarei Heads bach is a classic.

Little Harbourfront

Bach – Northland

You’ve finished cooking on the

barbecue and now it’s time to

put your feet up while gazing out

at the sea and mountains. What

a way to spend a Christmas

break. Located in Whangarei

Heads, the bach is near the

sea and close to walking tracks.

Simple and understated but

with incredible views, it’s a good

place to let time slip away.


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HANGOVER-FREE

COCKTAIL

Promising all the flavour and none of the nasties, this alcohol-free

Seedlip cocktail might be just what you need this summer.

Created by Jasmin

Rutter, Seedlip

Country Manager,

New Zealand.

TEASER

Ideal for a single serve

or batching for a

group, this cocktail has a

brilliant colour as well as

being refreshingly sweet

for sunny afternoons.

Make sure you don’t

add ice or soda until

serving, to ensure no

dilution of flavours.

INGREDIENTS

50ml Seedlip Grove 42

10ml honey syrup

(see right)

10ml lemon juice

80ml cold rhubarb tea

(see right)

soda water

strawberry

ice

HONEY SYRUP

½ cup honey

½ cup boiling water

Mix and dissolve honey

to create a thinner

consistency

RHUBARB TEA

250ml boiling water

2 tea bags (Red Seal

Strawberry & Rhubarb)

Steep tea bags in

boiling water for an

hour. Remove bags

and let cool.

METHOD

Measure Seedlip Grove

42, honey syrup, lemon

juice and tea into a glass.

Mix well with a bar spoon.

Add a generous amount

of ice. Splash in a dash

of soda water and stir.

Garnish with a fresh slice

of strawberry.


88 STYLE | food

FOOD FINDS

From eatery updates to delicious dishes, we provide

the scoop on the latest taste sensations.

GO BACK TO…

Madam Woo have recently launched their spring

menu and it’s filled with a whole host of newbies,

plus all the regular favourites. We’re particularly fond

of the eggplant hawker roll and the fried chicken.

Image: Vanessa Ortynsky

AFTER FIVE

Rather than a pavlova or a more traditional

Christmas dessert, we’ll be reaching for affogatos

all summer long. The one at Allan Scott Wines

in Marlborough is especially delightful. Served

with vanilla bean ice cream, it’s positively divine.

Image: Vanessa Ortynsky

FRIENDLY FOR VEGANS

It’s time to try Monza Sports Bar’s (Christchurch

Casino), deliciously tempting and vegan-friendly pizzas.

The hand-crafted pizzas are enough to leave your

tablemates green-eyed — especially if you order the

Fiat pizza. Based with oven-roasted tomato and topped

with roasted cauliflower, vegan cream cheese, Indian

curry-flavoured vegan mayonnaise and kumara chips –

it is quickly becoming a Monza favourite for vegans and

non-vegans alike! Get your sports fix live and loud on

the 208” LCD screen knowing there’s something on

the menu for every member of your team.


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FRESH ON THE PLATE

Combining the intense, bold flavour of

dark chocolate with the lightness of fresh

raspberries, the delicious Raw Raspberry

Dark Chocolate Tartlet at Untouched

World Kitchen (155 Roydvale Avenue,

Burnside) is the ultimate summer treat.

Vegan, refined sugar-free and packed

with superfoods, including almonds, chia

seeds and coconut. Delish!

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Seek out Side-on (326 Moray Place, Dunedin)

to discover an array of international foods.

Think Euro-influenced fermented breads,

panipopo Samoan coconut buns served warm

with coconut milk, and fried cauliflower with

haloumi and cream cheese on sourdough and

a curry vinaigrette... hungry yet?

Arbour Restaurant.

Image: Vanessa Ortynsky

Image: Malia Rose Photography

SO HOT RIGHT NOW

Storm clams with apple, celery and

lemon is a surprising yet delicious spring

combination we just can’t get enough of.

WE’RE DRINKING....

Rosé. Is there anything more festive than a

chilled glass of this strawberry pink number?

We’ll have those by Black Estate, The Bone

Line and Allan Scott on repeat.


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COCKTAIL HOUR

The team at The Spirit Workshop (11 Sandyford Street,

Sydenham) let the cocktail out of the bag, sharing this delicious

recipe that we can see going down a treat all summer long.

INGREDIENTS

30ml Recipe 23 gin

15ml simple syrup

15ml lemon juice

dash orange bitters

sparkling rosé

orange peel

– CURIOUS 75 – IN THE PANTRY

METHOD

Pour gin, simple syrup (1 cup sugar

dissolved in 1 cup water), lemon

juice and bitters into a shaker over

ice. Shake together and strain into

a chilled coupé glass or champagne

flute (less than 150ml). Top up

with sparkling rosé and garnish with

orange peel.

Open on Fridays and Saturdays, The Good

Food Co. (174 Eglinton Road, Dunedin) is an

artisan food store that baosts an impressive

array of pasta, cheese, condiments and nibbles.

Better still, there’s freshly baked breads, ‘special

guest’ cakes and slices too. Pop in to try the

sample platters that will hone your taste buds

in on their selected, high-end goods.

AS SEEN ON TV

You’ve seen these wee beauties on television,

now it is time to try Paua Dumplings from

Fisherman’s Wharf (39 Norwhich Quay)

for yourself. As you may know already, the

dynamic dyo from Lyttelton, PJ and Rob,

were a team on TVNZ’s show My Restaurant

Rules. They presented the dumplings to the

judges and now it’s time for you to treat

your tastebuds. Paua is sourced from down

south, then minced and hand-crafted into

the dumplings. A popular entree at the

restaurant, you’ll be hard-pressed to find this

on too many other menus.


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BLACK BEAUTY

Driving from Tai Tapu to Purau with a carload of adults offered just the right amount of

ups and downs to put the Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d through its smooth-as-silk paces.

Words Kate Preece Photos Charlie Rose Creative

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My passengers hadn’t set foot inside

this generously sized black beauty

ahead of our journey over the hill and

far away. The appropriate oohs and

aahs promptly ensued.

From the pinstripe of light that leads

the eye from one side of the dash to

the other and the elongated touchscreen

control panel that is remarkably

user-friendly, to the way you can hide

remnants of that coffee spillage and

phone on charge with one sleek little

roller door, there’s no denying they

found themselves in the lap of luxury.

After style comes comfort, but it

remained a close second. Bumps and

pot-holes were met with a cushioned

bounce – a seafarer’s reverie. The

seats hugged the body (more so if you

pushed the right button), as did the

head rests, cocooning you in your safe

place (nine airbags in total).

Then there were the eight massage

settings the driver and passenger

seats offered. Between these and

the cooling function, road rage was

impossible, and the stress of taking

a $150,000-plus test vehicle around

the sharp turns of Diamond Harbour

(almost) dispelled.

There was not one moment when

this mean-looking all-wheel-drive

struggled. It imparted a pleasing growl

upon ascents and whenever there was

a bit of hoon space. It still told me off

plenty of times, whether I was outside

the white lines or too near a garden’s

trailing greenery (oh how I love the

Mercedes-Benz parking cameras), but

otherwise, Mercedes and I were at one.

As for the passengers, they sat back

in style, squeaking only when the

sun shone too brightly through the

panoramic sliding sunroof. Even the one

from whom it is most difficult to garner

much response was heard to comment

on its roominess. (It makes sense that

you can opt for a 7 Seat Package.)

With a diamond grille like this one

and a high position on the road, this

car means business – especially when

topped up with the AMG Sport

Package. The ride was smooth and the

passengers quiet. It’s easy to see why

this car has been welcomed by SUV

lovers everywhere.

MERCEDES-BENZ

GLE 300d

LIKES:

Roomy interior space.

User-friendly control systems.

That diamond radiator grille

with chrome pins.

DISLIKES:

After driving the test model,

you’d be hard-pressed to turn

down some of the optional

extras! (The Luxury Seat

Package for one.)

VEHICLE SIZE:

Length 4924mm; width

2157mm; height 1772mm

SAFETY RATING:

ANCAP 5 stars

FUEL TANK CAPACITY:

85 litres

FUEL CONSUMPTION:

4.5 out of 6 stars; 6.9l/100km

ENGINE:

1950cc turbocharged

4-cylinder diesel

TRANSMISSION:

9-speed automatic

IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

180kW, 500Nm

0–100km/h 6.9 sec

From $128,200 + orc


1 2 3

4

POTTERY BARN AND

WEST ELM LAUNCH IN

BALLANTYNES

7

Guests were treated to an evening of sneak peeks and

styling sessions at Ballantynes Department Store as

they celebrated the addition of the three concept stores

Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm.

Photography: Mihiata Albury Photography

6

5

1. Simone Anderson, Quinn Alexandre; 2. Adrienne Campbell, Lexi Kentmann; 3. Anna McKenzie, Maria O’Halloran, Sarah Webster; 4. Rebecca Duncan, Shelley

Ferguson; 5. Daisy and Izzy Daag, Brodie Kane; 6. Lisa Phelan, Joshua Brosnahan, Anissa Trinder, Corentin Esquent, Liam Stretch; 7. Georgia and Shayden Whupps.


CHRISTCHURCH CASINO

CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

Christchurch Casino celebrated its 25th birthday

with a dinner party at its own function venue, Sixty6

on Peterborough. Guests included 25 year long-serving

employees, business partners, friends of the casino and

charities. Great food paired well with the great company.

Photography: Tony Stewart


THE FERMENTIST

BEER LAUNCH

To celebrate the launch of New Zealand’s most

sustainable beer, carboNZero, The Fermentist invited

friends over for an evening of great food, entertainment

and, of course, beer. To top it off, guests were treated to a

meditative, sense-tingling audio visual experience.

Photography: Jane Wyles Photography


A WEEK AT THE RACES

Addington and Riccarton racecourses each played

host to their own days of designer dress-ups as Cup

Week hit Canterbury in full force. The weather played ball

and the entertainment certainly didn’t skip a beat.

Photography: Zoe Williams and Mihiata Albury Photography


98 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 December 20.

Guilt-free drinking

Craft a little alchemy in a glass and unwind at the end of the

day – sans alcohol. With New Zealand-made East Imperial

tonic, non-alcoholic Seedlip Grove 42, a copper jigger and

freeze-dried Fresh As blood orange, you’ll soon be in business

with a Cook & Nelson Cocktail Artisanal Gift Box. We have

one, valued at $109.95, to see you raise a glass this summer.

A spot of polo

We have two General Admission tickets ($130 total) that

will see one winner experience the thrills and spills of the

NZ Polo Open with a friend. Held on 22 February, 2020,

at the Auckland Polo Club grounds, enjoy full access to all

entertainment, food and bar facilities, plus the afterparty on the

Peroni lawn. (Flights and accommodation not included.)

Summer sounds

Jabra’s Elite 65t earbuds are engineered for the best true

wireless calls and music experience. With their Bluetooth

connection, 15-hour battery life and snug fit, these earbuds

are a stylish and practical addition to anyone’s day. We have

one titanium black and one copper black Jabra Elite 65t

earbuds set, valued at $349.99 each, for two lucky readers.

Simple style

Known for her use of directional shapes, exciting colour

combinations and unique, yet wearable, pieces, Dunedin’s

Joanna Salmond is the designer behind these elegant earrings.

With frosted quartz globes, sterling silver and 18-carat gold

waves, they are one of the many designs available. We have

a pair of the pictured earrings, valued at $150, to give away.

LAST MONTH’S WINNERS: ACORN TV SUB: Tony Ripper, $100 ARCA VOUCHER: Sera Dowie,

AHHH SUBSCRIPTION: Denise Ann Sanders, TWO RAW SISTERS BOOK: Louise Massie, Emma Rooney, Linda McIndoe.

*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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DEPARTS NZ 18 MAY 2020

TREASURES TREASURES OF CROATIA, SLOVENIA AND MONTENEGRO OF CRO

from

$ 14,895pp

Share twin based on a lower deck cabin.

Ask us about our single and/or upgrade cabin prices.

INCLUDES

• An experienced House of Travel Host

• 11 night land tour in Slovenia & Croatia

• Accommodation in 4-star hotels

including porterage

• 7 night cruise on a deluxe small

sail ship sailing the Adriatic coastline

• Cruise port taxes

• 2 night stay in Dubrovnik

• Day trip to Montenegro visiting

Perast, Kotor and Budva

• Transfers, sightseeing and entry fees

• Gratuities on included services

• Return economy class flight from Auckland

• Airline and airport taxes

25 DAYS FLY/STAY/CRUISE/TOUR.

DEPARTS NZ 17 MAY 2020

MEDITERRANEAN MEDITERRANEAN TO THE SWISS ALPS

TO

from

$ 14,695pp

Share twin based on an inside cabin.

Ask us about our single and/or upgrade cabin prices.

INCLUDES

• An experienced House of Travel Host

• 2 night hotel stay in Barcelona with

local guided sightseeing tour

• 10 night cruise from Barcelona to

Rome onboard Celebrity Apex SM

• Cruise port taxes

• 9 night land tour from Rome to Zurich

• Day cruise on Lake Maggiore

• Glacier Express from Tirano to St. Moritz

• Bernina Express from St. Moritz to Zermatt

• Accommodation in 4-star hotels

including porterage

• Transfers, sightseeing and

entry fees per itinerary

• Gratuities on included services

• Return economy class flights from Auckland

• Airline and airport taxes

BETTER TOGETHER TOGETHER

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HORNBY 344 3070 I MERIVALE 355 2200344 I NORTHLANDS 352 3070 4578 I RANGIORA 313 I 0288 MERIVAL

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SHIRLEY 385 0710 I UPPER RICCARTON 385 343 0869 0710 I UPPER RI

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excursions,

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