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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
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,
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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.
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
bottle of Villa Maria Cellar Selection Syrah Hawke’s Bay 2018.
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Summer Secret Garden, Crown Plaza
Gibbston Valley Lodge & Spa (artist’s impression)
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
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.
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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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
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The Maes with Holly Arrowsmith
Contemporary folk on tour.
11: Blue Smoke, Christchurch
13: 50Dundas, Dunedin
14: Sherwood, Queenstown
CSO Presents: Festive Christmas
Your favourite festive carols.
Christchurch Town Hall
The Edge NYE19
Kiwi musical maestros L.A.B. headline
this free event, alongside other
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
Boasting Tiki Taane, Stan Walker and
Sons of Zion on a star-studded bill.
Caroline Bay Park, Timaru
A chance to remember what it is to
be a teenager – in all its frustrating,
exhilarating and painful glory.
Rangi Ruru Merivale Lane Theatre
Christmas Show 2019
Christmas traditions and how the rest
of the world celebrates Christmas.
Queenstown Events Centre
Dita Von Teese: Glamonatrix
Modern burlesque performer Dita
Von Teese’s exhilarating live shows
Isaac Theatre Royal
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
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
Sky Sport NZ Breakers vs. S.E.
Sky Sport NZ Breakers bring regular
season games to Christchurch.
The Great Southern Alps Miler
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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
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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
“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
“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
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,”
It is, says Alana, a gift of love when words
are made up
over the year
by a large group
Image: Liz Smith
Often there are hugs and tears when a volunteer shows up to deliver a basket to its recipient. Image: Liz Smith
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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
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
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,”
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
“I just go and remind them of their community spirit to
give back,” she says.
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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,
“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
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
helping the Queenstown community.
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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
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 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.
Embrace the Christmas spirit.
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.
By donating money, food, or your time to the City Mission this Christmas you’ll be helping
us make the festive season a little bit special for real families, in real need.
Embrace the spirit of giving. Donate now.
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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
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
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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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
“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
“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
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
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
Aviva Family Violence Services – avivafamilies.org.nz
Salvation Army – salvationarmy.org.nz
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The New Zealand Architecture Awards highlights exemplary
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Words Richard Dalman
In November, this year’s New
Zealand Institute of Architects
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
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of the 19 winners.
Some of the buildings, such as
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Public Architecture) and Lindis Lodge
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Awards can be given to buildings
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through its clever positioning and carefully framed views, with the wider view and
more immediate surrounds, especially the kowhai tree for which it is named. The
house, which was designed for the architect’s own family, is an intriguing exercise
in self-experimentation – a little box of inbuilt happiness.”
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Arrowtown House by RTA Studio
Image: Patrick Reynolds
“A bold composition for artist clients,
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traditional building and industrial
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ground its constituent elements in the
landscape. Following the contours of
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it is an extraordinary experience to
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The material approach pursued on
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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
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December- a huge month for us all on many levels- including
in the garden! I love December, temperatures increase,
another busy year of work winds up, holidays, and plenty of
entertaining with family and friends. With all this activity,
it is important to put a few measures in place to keep your
outdoor space looking it’s best into 2020 and beyond.
Keeping your lawn green and inviting over summer is a real challenge.
Soaring temperatures, increased foot traffic and the odd game of backyard
cricket pose real challenges. Fertiliser is your friend. Digging out or spraying
unsightly and potentially prickly weeds is a must, as is resisting the urge to
aggressively mow the lawn- lawn growth will slow in the heat of summer
so mow less often and to a longer length. Watering either side of the
hottest part of the day will be more effective and a deep watering every
few days will have greater benefits than a light spray every day.
Minimise irrigation irritation
On that note, if you have an irrigation system- make sure you check it
is in working order, is calibrated to suit the season and any maintenance
undertaken. Having timed irrigation while you are away on holiday will save
you from returning to a yellow desiccated wasteland. Mulching will also
help the soil to retain moisture, reduce surface evaporation and keep the
weeds at bay. Removing any dead foliage and leaves is also important to
ensure fungal infections and pests are kept at bay.
Stay cool in your pool
If you are lucky enough to already own a pool, it’s probably up and running
for the onslaught of the silly season. Having a pool in the heat of summer
is the next level in outdoor entertainment. It’s usually at this time of the
year that installing a pool suddenly seems like a great idea. We’ve recently
acquired Compass Pools Christchurch and can attest that pool enquiries
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There is a process involved in any pool installation, which takes time,
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December heralds in a new year. With your garden, it’s the perfect time
to register what works and what doesn’t in your outdoors so you can plan
ahead. Are the selection and location optimal for plants to thrive? Have
you enough shelter from sun, rain and wind? Would a heating source give
your outdoor entertaining greater longevity into the evening? Are you
at the stage where a pool would perfect your outdoor space? Would a
lighting design plan extend the usable areas of the garden after dark?
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Debby Williams has taken out the top honours at the annual
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Her love of quilting has seen her develop trust in her colour instincts
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Held at the Queenstown Arts Centre (corner Ballarat and Stanley
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to be counted and the award presented just prior to the exhibition
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Debby Williams’ winning work, Assumption.
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A hint of the wild side by the pool.
Mark and Gabriella,
Charlie Rose Creative
Tuscany Hamel, GM Hair
Jessica Amor, Alchemy Styling
Thanks to Cameron Bailey,
Storm Journey Silk
Blend Shirt $229,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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LIFE’S A BEACH
In preparation for a Kiwi summer’s changeable weather, you
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Words Kate Preece
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.
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
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GET YOUR GLOW ON
Embrace the bottled tan this season by sticking to a few golden rules.
Words Clemency Alice
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Self-tanning during the summer season is a skin-safe and
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Kora Organics Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion is an exquisite
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It is ideal to apply your fake tan in the evening so
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effect – and smell – when it reacts with the amino
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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
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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
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
re-experience a more meaningful
state in which you feel appreciation
When you hold onto resentment, it
is stored in what has been called your
subconscious mind and/or subcortical
brain physiology, both electronically
and electrochemically. It also initiates
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expression, which results in physical
symptomatology designed to awaken
you to the original imbalanced
perception that you now resent or
have a grudge about.
The good news is that once
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through deeper reflection and
by answering intuitively guided
questions, it will balance out your
mind’s inherent neutral love equation
and you will be able to dissolve
resentments and grudges.
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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
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
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master of your destiny and not a victim of
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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
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
exquisite views and what better way to experience these
than while simultaneously dining on sumptuous food.
Whether it be under the star-studded sky at the end of
a jetty, on the beach on furniture carved from sand and
surrounded by tealights, or even on an uninhabited island,
it will be a meal to remember.
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be wowed by the marine life. Windsurfing, parasailing or
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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
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
86 STYLE | promotion
Restaurant & Bar
Take in the sensational
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Harbour as you enjoy
breakfast, lunch, dinner or
tapas at Bully Hayes, where
award-winning cuisine is
matched with local wine and
Monteith’s and Tuatara craft
beer on tap.
A premium seafood restaurant and bar, The Wharf is a place
from which to soak in Akaroa Harbour. The beautifully appointed
bar offers 60 gins, cocktails, champagne and a selection of tap
and craft beers, while boutique accommodation includes seaview
suites and studios, plus the Old Shipping Office – a two-bedroom
apartment ideal for special occasions.
Originating on Stewart Island, this specialist merino clothing
manufacturer uses premium fine and superfine South Island
merino wools to make all its garments, in its own Canterbury
facility. A family owned and run company, Glowing Sky stocks a
wide range of clothing specifically built for comfort and style, best
suited to our New Zealand environment.
Cantabrians are so fortunate to have this
multi-faceted gem on our doorstep.
Cruise around the outer coast
of Akaroa’s Pohatu Marine
Reserve in a sea kayak and be
surrounded by the spectacular
beauty of towering cliffs, reefs
and deep sea caves. Observe
the diverse wildlife and marine
species such as penguins, seals,
sea birds and dolphins.
Mt Vernon Lodge
Amazing views and great
facilities make Mt Vernon
Lodge the optimal choice
for your stay in Akaroa.
Ideal for a romantic or
family getaway, the range
of accommodation caters
especially well for weddings
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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
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.
50ml Seedlip Grove 42
10ml honey syrup
10ml lemon juice
80ml cold rhubarb tea
½ cup honey
½ cup boiling water
Mix and dissolve honey
to create a thinner
250ml boiling water
2 tea bags (Red Seal
Strawberry & Rhubarb)
Steep tea bags in
boiling water for an
hour. Remove bags
and let cool.
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
88 STYLE | food
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
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?
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.
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.
90 STYLE | food
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.
30ml Recipe 23 gin
15ml simple syrup
15ml lemon juice
dash orange bitters
– CURIOUS 75 – IN THE PANTRY
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
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.
You Are Us - Aroha Nui Concert
Christchurch Town Hall Reopening
Māia Health Foundation - A Fine Feast
BlackCaps Internationals - Hagley Oval
Thank You Christchurch
Thank you to all our partners, supporters and to the Christchurch community for celebrating with Vbase during 2019.
Our most-loved Christchurch Venues are places for locals and visitors - where life’s great moments happen - the places
where concert-goers dance and businesses celebrate; where products are launched, anniversaries are marked and
feasts are enjoyed.
Every day we deliver amazing experiences and conferencing solutions across our diverse venue portfolio. We
understand every event is unique. We know our city Christchurch and know you have been welcomed with open arms.
We know the local experts, the creative geniuses, the ones that help take your event to the next level.
During 2019 we welcomed over 665,000 guests and warmly celebrated more than 450 events across our five major
venues. We are passionate supporters of community groups, charitable organisations, and are pleased to welcome
major business events back into the City.
We wish you a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
92 STYLE | motoring
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
Kate wears Mustique Dress in Green/Navy $679, Jane Daniels; Hair: Hannah, Soho Hair; Makeup: Susan, Coco Beauty Studio.
STYLE | motoring 93
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
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
Roomy interior space.
User-friendly control systems.
That diamond radiator grille
with chrome pins.
After driving the test model,
you’d be hard-pressed to turn
down some of the optional
extras! (The Luxury Seat
Package for one.)
Length 4924mm; width
2157mm; height 1772mm
ANCAP 5 stars
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:
4.5 out of 6 stars; 6.9l/100km
0–100km/h 6.9 sec
From $128,200 + orc
1 2 3
POTTERY BARN AND
WEST ELM LAUNCH IN
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
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.
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
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.
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.)
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.
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
Share twin based on a lower deck cabin.
Ask us about our single and/or upgrade cabin prices.
• An experienced House of Travel Host
• 11 night land tour in Slovenia & Croatia
• Accommodation in 4-star hotels
• 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
Share twin based on an inside cabin.
Ask us about our single and/or upgrade cabin prices.
• 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
• Transfers, sightseeing and
entry fees per itinerary
• Gratuities on included services
• Return economy class flights from Auckland
• Airline and airport taxes
BETTER TOGETHER TOGETHER
BARRINGTON 331 7182 I CHRISTCHURCH CITY 365 7687 I FERRYMEAD 331376 4022 7182 I HIGH ST LANES I 335 3722 CHRI
HORNBY 344 3070 I MERIVALE 355 2200344 I NORTHLANDS 352 3070 4578 I RANGIORA 313 I 0288 MERIVAL
I RICCARTON 341 3900
SHIRLEY 385 0710 I UPPER RICCARTON 385 343 0869 0710 I UPPER RI
CONDITIONS: Pricing is in New Zealand dollars and is correct as Pricing at 1 December 2019 and includes is return in economy New class airfares from Zealand Auckland as specified on each itinerary. dollars Departures from other domestic and is
NZ airports are an airports additional cost. All package pricing are is based on twin an share, inside additional cabin, unless otherwise stated, with additional cost. prices for other All cabin types as shown on each package. All cruise pricing
beverages and items of a personal nature are at and own cost except where items outlined as included. of A non-refundable a personal deposit of $2000 is required nature within 7 days of booking. are Final payments at are due own 120 days c
prior to departure. Further to terms and departure. conditions apply. For more information see in-store Further or visit www.hot.co.nz/crs0819-hosted terms and conditions apply