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APRIL <strong>2021</strong><br />

APRIL <strong>2021</strong><br />

the lifestyle magazine<br />

the lifestyle magazine<br />

Award-winning design<br />

At home in WĀnaka<br />

Geared to snow<br />

The Kingswood skis story<br />

Kitchen fans<br />

Means for extraction

The collecTive<br />

The Crywolf collection is a favourite for the kids this season!<br />

With their gumboots, fully adjustable Rain Overalls and jackets - made using recycled materials and<br />

waterproof to keep little ones dry. Babynosie is home to the original wooden percussion toys since 2<strong>01</strong>7.<br />

Creative play for your little ones or beautiful wooden décor display items.<br />

STencil<br />

Make sure you out<br />

in your pre order<br />

for the HUFFER<br />

Double Down<br />

21 designs.<br />

nordic chill<br />

Nordic Chill’s<br />

gorgeous printed<br />

cushion covers<br />

that can easily<br />

be mixed and<br />

matched with<br />

other cushions<br />

and used in the<br />

lounge, bedroom<br />

or anywhere that<br />

needs that touch<br />

of softness.<br />

The collecTive<br />

The Gingham Pleat Skirt<br />

in a Lime Gingham print,<br />

by The Others is based off the<br />

all time favourite sunray<br />

pleat skirt featuring a self ruffle<br />

at the waist over a contrast<br />

ribbed inset elastic waistband<br />

and a contrast waist tie.

SolloS<br />

Sollos is an artisan homewares and<br />

gift store, featuring ethically-sourced<br />

products from Aotearoa New Zealand<br />

and beyond – now moved from The<br />

Welder to The Colombo, celebrating the<br />

beautiful and useful. Adjoining the shop,<br />

the working artisan studio hosts creative<br />

workshops and classes, perfect for<br />

individuals or groups.<br />

iSSimo<br />

New sale Items at<br />

ISSIMO from brands<br />

like New Balance,<br />

Puma, Reebok,<br />

Rebecca Balducci,<br />

LK Bennett, Mara<br />

Bini, Oxitaly,<br />

Kathryn Wilson,<br />

Saben, SKA, Ivy Lee<br />

Zoe Kratzmann,<br />

Woden, Dr Martens,<br />

Birkenstock.<br />

The colombo<br />

bookSTore<br />

Thomas Pakenham is an<br />

Anglo-Irish historian and<br />

arborist who has published<br />

many books on diverse<br />

subjects, including trees. In<br />

Meetings with Remarkable<br />

Trees he divides his<br />

selection into fascinating<br />

five groupings that hint at<br />

the joys to be had: Natives,<br />

Travellers, Shrines, Fantasies<br />

and Survivors.<br />

rePerToire<br />

A tailored leg<br />

with a subtle<br />

flare towards the<br />

hem. This pant<br />

works with all of<br />

Repertoires blazers<br />

and jackets and<br />

teams with the<br />

Martini top for<br />

a jumpsuit look.<br />

It suits all figure<br />

types but especially<br />

loves pear shapes.<br />

Flattering and<br />

slimming.<br />

AcAdemy Gold cinemA<br />

My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says<br />

60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances<br />

Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as<br />

planned. Her husband Franklin has been dead for 12<br />

years and with his vast inheritance gone, she cashes<br />

in the last of her possessions and resolves to live<br />

out her twilight days anonymously in a borrowed<br />

apartment in Paris, accompanied by her directionless<br />

son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and a cat named Small<br />

Frank—who may or may not embody the spirit of<br />

Frances’s dead husband.

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Kate Preece<br />

EDITOR<br />

There is a chill in the air and the trees are freely rubbing<br />

shoulders in a manner far removed from our Covidaltered<br />

instincts. There are school holidays on the horizon and<br />

whether that means Easter hunts at home or roadies extended<br />

by Mondayised reflections, a break in normality is on <strong>April</strong>’s<br />

cards – and we’ve got your back.<br />

You don’t have to be a parent to be affected by the school<br />

holidays, nor do you need children to be the ‘excuse’ for a<br />

little indulgence of the chocolate kind. The traffic will be easier<br />

or more congested, depending on where you point your<br />

wheels, and the chocolate wrappers will add a glitter garnish to<br />

your wheelie bin. (For naturopath Deanna Copland’s advice on<br />

healthy moderation, see page 56.)<br />

For those with little ones, we have roads trip they will<br />

love – filled with wildlife and sandy beaches (p. 68). There’s a<br />

recipe (p. 60) and a book (p. 64) that already have stamps of<br />

approval from a couple of tweens, too.<br />

Those hanging out for the long weekends can finesse their<br />

Wānaka itinerary (p. 21) or check whether their ski gear needs<br />

an update ahead of the <strong>2021</strong> season. If you’re anything like<br />

Alex Herbert, it’s bespoke fat skis all the way (p. 17).<br />

Perhaps you’ll finally order that new rangehood (p. 41) or<br />

luxuriate in the discovery of the new season’s fashions to put<br />

the cosy in the cool (p. 54). Heck, you might even find a new<br />

favourite drink (p. 62).<br />

However your mid-autumn plans play out, we hope you<br />

enjoy some rest and relaxation with <strong>Style</strong>.<br />

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ideas from homeowners and DIYers just like<br />

you, visit www.habitatbyresene.co.nz


Next time you’re out for a ride, come by<br />

and check out the newly reopened and purpose<br />

built showroom and service centre for<br />

CMG Motorcycles; back at their original location<br />

of 122 Saint Asaph Street. It really is<br />

state-of-the-art.<br />

It’s now an expansive light-filled space that<br />

houses and displays their flagship brands,<br />

along with riding apparel and OEM parts<br />

and accessories. It has to be the South Islands<br />

biggest range of Indian and Triumph<br />

motorcycles!<br />

The new showroom is only part of the story.<br />

Upstairs in the Collectors Lounge you’ll find<br />

one of the best collections in the world of<br />

Bimota Super Bikes and Motorcycles. Back<br />

downstairs there’s a Display Workshop for<br />

those really special projects. Well worth a<br />

look at any time.<br />

The custom built service centre with a tyre<br />

machine, new hoists, mobile tool chests and<br />

cabinetry is every mechanics dream. Your<br />

bike will receive 5 star treatment every time.<br />

CMG Motorcycles are really excited about<br />

their new showroom and invite you to drop<br />

by and experience a new level of motorcycle<br />

sales and service in Christchurch.<br />

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<strong>2021</strong> VESPA SPRINT 150 RACING 60’s<br />

The bike that caused a sensation years ago is back!<br />

<strong>2021</strong> TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE T100<br />

New. The evolution of an icon. Lighter. More powerful.<br />

2020 INDIAN FTR 1200 S CARBON<br />

New. One of 3 in NZ! Top of the line Carbon model.<br />

NOW BACK AT 122 St Asaph Street, Chch • Ph 03-353-6383<br />

www.cmgmotorcycles.co.nz • ride@cmgmotorcycles.co.nz<br />


Finance with an edge


In this issue<br />

Regulars<br />

10 NEWSFEED<br />


Boots, pearl lace earrings<br />

& more!<br />

Entertainment<br />

64 BOOK NOOK<br />

New releases & the winner of<br />

our reader reviews<br />

66 WHERE IN THE<br />

WORLD?<br />

Guess this mystery location<br />

72 SEE BE SEEN<br />

Were you at this<br />

month’s soirées?<br />

Features<br />


Meet the creator who put fat<br />

skis on Kiwi slopes<br />


A retreat that highlights the<br />

best of Wānaka<br />


We are schooled in the ways<br />

of authentic Mexican cuisine<br />


Road trippin’ around Otago<br />

Harbour<br />

54<br />

50<br />

60<br />

52<br />

RESENE<br />





<strong>Style</strong> is something unique to each of us. Each month <strong>Style</strong> encapsulates what’s remarkable, exciting or<br />

emerging in the vibrant communities from Canterbury down to the Southern Lakes. Be assured, the<br />

best of lifestyle, home and fashion will always be in <strong>Style</strong>.<br />

magazine<br />

designer clothing<br />

sizes 10-26<br />

Sizes<br />

10 - 26<br />

New & Exclusive Chocolat!<br />

Windmill Centre<br />

188 Clarence Street<br />

Riccarton<br />

Christchurch<br />

021 686 929

Core Funder<br />

Jian Liu’s<br />


An evocative collection of night-songs for the piano, played by internationally celebrated<br />

concert pianist, chamber musician and educator Professor Jian Liu. Journey through a<br />

dreamscape of lilting lullabies and cradle songs alongside night-music of mystery and<br />

mischief. Beloved nocturnes by Chopin and Liszt light the way for other gems in an intimate<br />

evening that celebrates the purity and power of solo piano.<br />

16 APRIL<br />

Christchurch<br />

19 APRIL<br />

Dunedin<br />

For tickets and more<br />

information, visit<br />

chambermusic.co.nz<br />

Photo: Maarten Holl/STUFF

56<br />


64<br />

54<br />


Home<br />


With views like these, you don’t<br />

want anything standing in the<br />

way<br />


Revamp your forlorn lawn to<br />

become centre-stage worthy<br />

41 EXTRACT IT<br />

It’s not sexy but a rangehood is a<br />

kitchen necessity<br />


Bathing in style<br />

Fashion & Wellbeing<br />

52 TRIED & TESTED<br />

We take the latest skincare<br />

products for a whirl<br />


Burrow into cosy knits<br />


Turn too much into just enough<br />

Food & Drink<br />


From Roots to a single table<br />

dining experience<br />



The perfect recipe to make these<br />

school holidays<br />


Explorations into the world of gin<br />

Our cover<br />

This stunning Wānaka house has been<br />

designed to capture all the best aspects of<br />

its surroundings (page 29).<br />

Photo Simon Larkin Photography<br />

稀 攀 戀 爀 愀 渀 漀<br />

䐀 攀 攀 愀 渀 渀 攀 䠀 漀 戀 戀 猀 䴀 攀 最 愀 渀 匀 愀 氀 洀 漀 渀<br />

匀 椀 爀 攀 渀 䴀 愀 愀 椀 欀 攀

10 <strong>Style</strong> | Newsfeed<br />


Photo: Onsen Hot Pool Facebook<br />

Serenity<br />

Believe the hype – Onsen Hot Pools (162<br />

Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown) is an incredible<br />

experience. This mum-of-two was more than ready<br />

for a little pampering. The experience began as soon<br />

as I walked into the lounge gallery, where scented<br />

candles filled the room and soothing music played as<br />

I gazed out to the hills. Once you have chosen your<br />

spa package, you are served a drink and snack of<br />

choice – wine and chocolate for me. It was bliss! It<br />

was such an amazingly serene experience to be in a<br />

hot pool while overlooking the Shotover River – can<br />

I go back now, please?<br />

– <strong>Style</strong> designer Emma Rogers<br />

Festival alert<br />

We feel this is a suitably epic way to start compensating<br />

for the year 2020 that wasn’t. Europe’s biggest music<br />

festival Snowboxx, in collaboration with Rhythm & Alps,<br />

is making its southern hemisphere debut right in our<br />

own backyards. Cardrona Alpine Resort (Cardrona<br />

Valley Road) will play host from September 7–14 to DJs,<br />

parties and pistes. We reckon you better get planning<br />

now because it’s time to party like it’s <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

What the word?<br />

Octothorpe (n.)<br />

Another term for the hash sign – #whoknew<br />

Struggling to<br />

find a<br />

Shopping is easy at the<br />

Avonhead Shopping Centre<br />

Gift?<br />

Gift Vouchers<br />

available from Piccadilly Books or the<br />

Centre Management Office<br />

AvonheadShoppingCentre<br />

www.avonhead.co.nz<br />

Cnr Withells Rd and Merrin St<br />


28 Helwick Street | Wanaka<br />


12 <strong>Style</strong> | Newsfeed<br />


Churros cheer<br />

You have to check out Gatto’s Churros along Queenstown’s waterfront<br />

(21 Marine Parade). It’s in the cutest little retro trailer. I tried one of the dulce<br />

de leche churros and was in absolute heaven. The owner is super lovely, too, so<br />

go on and support local.<br />

– <strong>Style</strong> designer Emma Rogers<br />

In other news...<br />

Here are some days to mark in your calendar, which are reportedly<br />

actual things. We feel the second one is particularly poignant.<br />

<strong>April</strong> 6: New Beer’s Eve<br />

<strong>April</strong> 7: National No Housework Day<br />

<strong>April</strong> 17: Blah, Blah, Blah Day<br />

Noteworthy<br />

Wānaka bookworms are<br />

enjoying the arrival of<br />

The Next Chapter, an<br />

independent bookshop<br />

that’s popped up at 72<br />

Brownston Street. With its<br />

own book club and author<br />

events, it’s a hub for literary<br />

excellence.<br />

Have you found yourself<br />

lost in Christchurch’s<br />

Stranges Lane? It’s all<br />

different – Capa, Strange<br />

& Co and Orleans are no<br />

more. Instead, find café and<br />

cocktail/wine bar Rascal<br />

(225a High Street), cocktail<br />

bar Cascade (219 High<br />

Street) and its courtyard<br />

A Little Strange, and<br />

restaurant Soul Quarter.<br />

A luxury pet grocer and boutique<br />

offering a lovingly curated collection of<br />

stylish functional products for<br />

discerning pets and their owners.<br />

03 925 9957 | Mon - Sat 9am – 6pm | Sun 10am – 4pm<br />

3/54 Holmwood Road, Merivale, Christchurch<br />

charliandcoco.com<br />

CharliandCoco<br />


14 <strong>Style</strong> | Newsfeed<br />


The best jeans?<br />

You can call off the search. Our<br />

advertising executive Janine Oldfield<br />

thinks she has finally found the<br />

perfect pair of jeans. She has been<br />

raving about IVY Copenhagen jeans<br />

and she is one of those fashionistas<br />

who does it all so effortlessly that we<br />

trust her when it comes to all things<br />

threads-related. She found hers at<br />

Fashion Society in Christchurch but,<br />

for our readers further south, they<br />

are also available from the DEVàL<br />

Boutique in Wānaka.<br />

Float away<br />

We know. The school holidays have rolled around again and that jolly<br />

autumn chill is creasing your brow. Try floating your troubles away.<br />

The doors have opened at City Cave Queenstown (Remarkables<br />

Park Town Centre, 12 Hawthorne Drive). Its float pools are filled with<br />

1000 litres of water and 400kg of Epsom salts, in rooms (not enclosed<br />

floatation tanks) heated by infrared panels and offering the sensory<br />

deprivation that triggers deep relaxation.<br />

New arrival<br />

With the right mix of raw beauty<br />

and tough femininity, Aje has<br />

found a place in our fashion hearts.<br />

Fortunately for us, Lynn Woods (182<br />

Papanui Road) now has this label in<br />

store and online, which means our<br />

wardrobes are going to need a bit of<br />

Marie Kondo-ing to make room.

for a unique engagement ring or a<br />

special piece for your mum or partner<br />

Marc Bendall<br />

is the place to go<br />

UniqUe: Your custom piece is something no<br />

one else has owned or worn before. Even if it’s<br />

just a little different than a ring you’ve seen at<br />

the store, it still has your own unique input and<br />

creative thought woven into it.<br />

roMantic: Although not all bespoke<br />

jewellery is bridal jewellery, a large proportion<br />

is engagement rings and wedding bands.<br />

There’s just something extra special about<br />

creating a ring for your loved one.<br />

cost effective: Yes, you read that<br />

right. Jewellery stores mark up their prices<br />

extensively to cover their costs. Work with<br />

Marc Bendall and you’re likely to find the final<br />

cost surprising.<br />

UnliMited: Creating bespoke jewellery is<br />

a completely different experience that goes<br />

far beyond the standard ‘jewellery shopping’<br />

experience. It’s a very personal journey that<br />

involves your creativity and imagination.<br />

95 main roaD, reDcliffs<br />

www.marcbendall.co.nz<br />

mon-fri 11am-5pm or by<br />

appointment, 03 384 5156<br />

nZ made. *all images are copyright by marc Bendall, all rights reserved.

BANK OF<br />

Every week in our auction rooms I get<br />

to see a huge range of emotions playing<br />

out. I’m often very moved by the drama<br />

that a competitive process can create for<br />

attendees and my heart goes out to them.<br />

There are tears about missing a muchwanted<br />

but very sought-after property,<br />

there’s elation at successfully purchasing,<br />

there’s a genuine pride at finally getting on<br />

the property ladder and, for some parents,<br />

there’s the realisation that without them<br />

the purchase would not have been possible.<br />

These are tears that I can definitely relate to.<br />

It seems more and more parents are seeing<br />

withdrawals from the trusty, rusty or even<br />

crusty ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ and as we<br />

personally get a little bit nearer to that time<br />

ourselves, I thought I’d take a closer look.<br />

Obtaining funds from family is not a new<br />

phenomenon, but it is a very important<br />

one for some first-home buyers – and with<br />

lofty deposits often required, it can involve<br />

big numbers. It’s essential parents are<br />

aware of this and that’s why we will often<br />

see parents not just on auction day but<br />

throughout the whole process, including<br />

open home attendances, and second and<br />

third visits. Being part of a very close family,<br />

I imagine that I’d want to do this as well<br />

and whilst some real estate professionals<br />

struggle with large family viewings – and<br />

even larger post-visit family debates – best<br />

you get used to it!<br />

During my research, I’ve also discovered that<br />

providing funds is not as straightforward as<br />

it once was.<br />

Originally the main means of assisting<br />

were, firstly, contributing to the deposit,<br />

to a level the lender was happy with, and,<br />

secondly, supplementing additional funds<br />

to ensure the debt-servicing criteria were<br />

met. It’s often referred to as a guarantee.<br />

This second method needs to be carefully<br />

thought through by parents, as a default by<br />

their son or daughter (and much as we don’t<br />

like to imagine it, this can happen) could<br />

see them shouldering the responsibility<br />

for the loan themselves. This can become<br />

extremely uncomfortable, especially if they<br />

have their own financial commitments<br />

and pending retirement. To address this,<br />

there have been changes to the legislation<br />

deeming that any and all guarantors to<br />

a loan need to demonstrate the ability<br />

to meet the required loan payments to<br />

avoid the worst from happening.<br />

As much as we all love our families, if you<br />

are considering helping in this particular<br />

way it’s essential to get independent advice.<br />

So, what are these purchasers buying?<br />

It seems they are trying everything.<br />

First-home buyers with limited budgets<br />

are thinking outside the square and in<br />

some cases the market is giving them a<br />

robust education in looking at properties<br />

that buyers might have had the luxury of<br />

excluding in the past.<br />

Varied locations, new subdivisions made<br />

infinitely more desirable due to improved<br />

motorway access, new schools and<br />

communities, are all hugely popular.<br />

We are also encountering parents looking<br />

on behalf of overseas offspring with British<br />

Pounds and American Dollars burning a<br />

hole in their pockets and those budgets are<br />

extraordinary when compared with what<br />

was once considered necessary for making<br />

a purchase in our local market.<br />

So much of what we achieve as human<br />

beings relates to how we have helped or<br />

been helped by others, and I imagine one<br />

day I’ll be in an auction room helping one<br />

of our family members make a withdrawal<br />

from the trusty bank of Mum and Dad too!<br />

So, to all those parents in the same position,<br />

well done, without you a whole generation<br />

wouldn’t get to enjoy what we thought of as<br />

a right – and that’s home ownership.<br />

Lynette McFadden<br />

Harcourts gold Business Owner<br />

027 432 0447<br />

lynette.mcfadden@harcourtsgold.co.nz<br />

Whangaia ka tupu, ka puawai.<br />

That which is nurtured, blossoms then grows.<br />

PAPANUI 352 6166 | INTERNATIONAL DIVISION (+64) 3 662 9811 | REDWOOD 352 0352<br />




<strong>Style</strong> | Feature 17<br />

King craftsman<br />

Had Kingswood Skis’ Alex Herbert not experienced disappointment as<br />

an 18-year-old, it may have taken him longer to find his true passion.<br />

Words Shelley Robinson<br />

ABOVE: Alex Herbert turned his love of snow into a career creating bespoke skis.

18 <strong>Style</strong> | Feature<br />

You can imagine it in your mind as Alex Herbert<br />

describes the scene. His three-year-old face<br />

forlornly pressed up to the back of the car window<br />

as his parents drove away from the snow. They were<br />

in Europe, Alex can’t remember exactly where, but<br />

he does remember the feeling that came with his first<br />

experience with snow.<br />

“I was so amazed by it [the snow]. We didn’t have<br />

any gear with us or anything, so I slid around on my<br />

tummy and on my back. It was probably only a really<br />

small patch of snow and seeing it through kids’ eyes<br />

made it bigger, but I think that’s what triggered my<br />

desire to chase the snow. I remember it having a<br />

profound effect on me – when we were driving away<br />

I was looking out the window back at it,” he chuckles<br />

from his Lyttelton home.<br />

And he has turned it into one heck of a relationship.<br />

Alex is the owner and creator behind Kingswood Skis,<br />

where you won’t get a factory-created pair of skis, but<br />

custom fat skis created by Alex’s own hands.<br />

It was disappointment as an 18-year-old that actually<br />

sent him into the industry of ski repairs and then ski<br />

creation. After spending time each year in Austria,<br />

where his mum Heidi Herbert is from, Alex was more<br />

than a bit handy on the old skis. In Austria, he says,<br />

skiing is the national sport, with people popping out in<br />

their lunch break to have a play. In spite of this, when<br />

Alex went to get a coveted gig as a ski instructor at<br />

Thredbo, a ski and resort village in Australia, he didn’t<br />

make the grade. So, he had to do something – it was<br />

either washing dishes or ski repair.<br />

He chose the latter and it turns out that things really<br />

do happen for a reason.<br />

“It was a pivotal point in my life. I really got into ski<br />

repair and learned that I’m better using my hands,”<br />

he says.<br />

Alex worked in Austria, Canada and Australia,<br />

honing and developing his skills. He did insurance<br />

work; damaged snowboards would be replaced with<br />

new boards. But this gave him an opportunity to<br />

develop his repair skills.<br />

“Even if it was pretty minor, they’d throw it in the<br />

bin. So, I started taking it out of the bin and fixing it<br />

up,” he says.<br />

“It was really good gear, so I’d ride on it. When I left,<br />

I just gave it all back.”<br />

While the pinnacle of tuning and repair work is<br />

considered to be out on the competitive circuit with<br />

professional teams, that life didn’t appeal to Alex. He<br />

wanted something different and so went about quietly<br />

developing his own way of doing things, evolving his<br />

skills with what he learned on the way.<br />

Fast forward to 1996, when Alex was competing<br />

in the World Heli Challenge in Wānaka and was a<br />

touch frustrated at how the United States team was<br />

“blitzing” his team on their “fat skis” – a wider ski than<br />

New Zealanders had at the time.<br />

Alex couldn’t find fat skis anywhere and wholesalers<br />

told him there wasn’t a market for them in New<br />

Zealand. So in the summer of 2002, he sourced the<br />

material to make a pair. Then, it was off to the Broken<br />

River skifield to test them.<br />

ABOVE & OPPOSITE: The tools of the trade. Each pair of Kingswood Skis takes about 10 hours to make,<br />

with Alex at the helm for most of the process.

<strong>Style</strong> | Feature 19<br />

“It was off-piste, no groomers. I tested them out by<br />

going skiing with my mates – it wasn’t a clinical test.<br />

And then I could see why the US team was blitzing<br />

us – the skis really made a difference. I was like, ‘No<br />

wonder they had the upper hand!’”<br />

Alex’s mates asked for a pair and word spread. So<br />

much so, Alex’s wife Kris suggested it might be time he<br />

started charging for them.<br />

Things evolved from there. Along with his ski repair<br />

shop, Ski & Snowboard Surgery, Alex now crafts<br />

custom fat skis under his Kingswood Skis brand. It<br />

takes between 10 to 12 hours for him to create a pair<br />

of skis.<br />

“It is quite a meticulous job and can be quite boring,<br />

but I get a real buzz when I peel off the protective<br />

layer – as long as I still get that buzz, I’ll keep doing it.”<br />

With success, it would be easy to get caught up, as<br />

some do, in that need to go “bigger”. But Alex wants<br />

to keep his business in a model that is authentic to him.<br />

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were actually the early days, when they had spare time to<br />

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the community”. But he does in a way, because he<br />

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<strong>Style</strong> | Feature 21<br />

The homestead<br />

It looks like an overseas ski lodge, but it is very much in our own backyard and<br />

has the history of Wānaka woven into its architecture.<br />

ABOVE: Built on part of the historic Wānaka Station is the picture-perfect Wānaka Homestead.<br />

Photo: Oscar Hetherington

22 <strong>Style</strong> | Feature<br />

Kaalene Shale may have been from Auckland, but she<br />

was a South Islander at heart. All she wanted was a<br />

ute, two dogs and a gravel driveway that crunched to let<br />

you know your children had made it home safely at night.<br />

It is apt, then, that she and her Scottish husband, Allan<br />

McAndie, found themselves the owners and operators of<br />

Wānaka Homestead Lodge and Cottages.<br />

It is a beautiful sprawling getaway built on Wānaka<br />

Station – a former sheep station that once covered the<br />

south side of Lake Wānaka before the township was even<br />

a twinkle in the eye of developers.<br />

The lodge at the homestead is like something straight<br />

out of those ski brochures you had on the kitchen bench<br />

before you turfed them out because of Covid-19. With<br />

rustic schist stonework combined with earthy timbers<br />

on the exterior, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had<br />

inadvertently wandered into a Hallmark Christmas special.<br />

Inside, soaring exposed rafters and wrought-iron light<br />

fixtures continue the ambience, while a sense of replete<br />

luxury is brought in with soothing colour hues. If that<br />

wasn’t enough, there are also two delightful self-contained<br />

cottages: Ruby and Lismore.<br />

The journey to this idyllic slice of Wānaka life was equal<br />

parts Hallmark and hard work for this duo.<br />

Kaalene and Allan met when he lived next door to her<br />

sister in Muscat, Oman. Kaalene had popped over to visit<br />

her sister from where she was teaching in London. They<br />

became good friends but it appeared as though their<br />

family had other ideas for the duo. They were made the<br />

godparents of Kaalene’s sister’s second child, Henrik – all<br />

part of their cunning plan, laughs Kaalene.<br />

“We call it an arranged marriage, because our family<br />

were adamant that we should be together!”<br />

But it worked. The couple married in the Bombay Hills<br />

while still living in the Middle East, where Kaalene taught at<br />

a British International School and Allan worked in oil and<br />

gas. Fast-forward a few years and along came twin boys<br />

– and a certain feeling from Allan.<br />

“He got this look on his face, like, ‘I need to figure out<br />

where we are going to land, where we are going to be<br />

and where our littlies will grow,’” says Kaalene.<br />

So Allan began the hunt. His family had operated a<br />

guest house in St Andrew’s, Scotland, around the corner<br />

from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club. He shared<br />

Kaalene’s dream of a simple, small-town home where their<br />

boys could grow up running around, perhaps getting up<br />

to a delightful amount of mischief. In other words, New<br />

Zealand was beckoning.<br />

There were two options on Trade Me – a Hawke’s Bay<br />

property and the Wānaka Homestead.<br />

“He fell in love with Wānaka and we literally bought it<br />

online, subject to seeing it. He flew out from Dubai when<br />

the boys were five months while my mum was with me<br />

and came here for a week,” says Kaalene.<br />

A few days later she got a phone call: “Kaalene, I think<br />

this is it, this feels like home.” And so it was.<br />

ABOVE: Allan and Kaalene with their twins, Joe and Gabe.<br />

Photo: Stephanie Hamilton

<strong>Style</strong> | Feature 23<br />

Homestead beginnings<br />

Local builder Phil Beaufoy was going about the business<br />

of building a house, when a man suddenly appeared in<br />

front of him. He told him that he liked the look of what<br />

he was building and was after the same kind of thing,<br />

but across the road. Was the builder free?<br />

That man was Roger North, who along with his<br />

wife Shonagh, are the original owners of the Wānaka<br />

Homestead. As it turns out the builder was free, so he<br />

walked across the road and began building in 2003.<br />

The homestead is built on the site where Wānaka<br />

Station’s sheds, barn and outbuildings once were.<br />

The buildings had fallen into disrepair, but instead<br />

of consigning them to landfill, Roger chose to have<br />

history preserved by weaving the beech and rimu<br />

timbers into furnishings, the stairway and fences on<br />

the homestead.<br />

Kaalene and Allan are grateful Roger embraced the<br />

heritage of the site.<br />

“He made sure he kept some of the history in<br />

alignment with the area – he was really specific about<br />

keeping these elements which connect the homestead<br />

to the past very much alive and the property as<br />

sustainable as possible, with solar power, for example.<br />

Very forward thinking. There are parts of Wānaka<br />

that are very new and a lot has been let go, but there<br />

are people working within the community who try to<br />

keep it alive,” says Kaalene.<br />

So, Kaalene and Allan became the owners of a<br />

beautiful piece of Wānaka history, with Wānaka Station<br />

Park right across the road in their ‘backyard’. With its<br />

soaring redwoods, it also has an orchard where people<br />

can pluck fruit from the trees, while children play in<br />

the park or people stop to smell the heritage roses.<br />

Then, they can wander down to the lakefront and the<br />

infamous Wānaka Tree – a willow that has become<br />

rather Instagram-famous for growing in Lake Wānaka.<br />

The couple put a manager in place until they<br />

came home in July 2<strong>01</strong>9, when they began operating<br />

it themselves.<br />

For Kaalene and Allan, the building is only part of the<br />

experience. They wanted to create a home away from<br />

home for people. And, after chatting to Kaalene, you<br />

sense this is something that comes naturally to them –<br />

an amazing couple who seem able to make people feel<br />

instantly at ease and know their needs before they do.<br />

And if you are anything like us when you pop away<br />

for your winter skifield escape, you want to know, first,<br />

where to get the best coffee and, second, where to<br />

find some brews that you haven’t tried before – and<br />

Kaalene and Allan have ample knowledge on both.<br />

It is the part Kaalene loves most.<br />

“The building is the building, the place is the place.<br />

But it’s about the people, the connection to them.<br />

Our guests come to our ‘home away from home’ to<br />

experience Wānaka – they want to know what life is<br />

like in the area. They want to experience it and talk<br />

about it... Everything we do is about connection – and<br />

we wouldn’t have it any other way.”<br />

ABOVE FROM LEFT: There are also two cottages on the homestead, two-bedroom Ruby (pictured) and three-bedroom Lismore;<br />

The beautiful exposed beams add to the warmth of the lodge’s interior. Photos: Oscar Hetherington

24 <strong>Style</strong> | Feature<br />

Kaalene & Allan’s degustation<br />

guide to Wānaka<br />

Coffee<br />

Florence’s Foodstore & Café (corner Cardrona Valley and<br />

Orchard roads) serves up Atomic Coffee. Their barista,<br />

Keighley, gives a hug when it is needed (and allowed!) and<br />

makes a mean flat white.<br />

For Allpress coffee, head to Pembroke Patisserie<br />

(20 Alison Avenue, Albert Town). You’ll be hard pressed to<br />

resist a pastry… or two. The almond croissant is sublime!<br />

If you want Supreme coffee, visit Kai Whakapai<br />

(121 Ardmore Street). Look for Cam on the machine, he<br />

works some serious magic with those beans.<br />

Talented Bonnie at The Coffee Shack (75 Brownston<br />

Street) will serve up some delicious Flight Coffee, extracted<br />

to perfection!<br />

Food<br />

For such a small place, we are full of<br />

deliciousness.<br />

For cafés, Federal Diner (47<br />

Helwick Street), Relishes Café (1/99<br />

Ardmore Street), Ritual Espresso<br />

Café (18 Helwick Street), Urban<br />

Grind (72 Ardmore Street), Big Fig<br />

(105 Ardmore Street) and Alchemy<br />

(151 Ardmore Street) each offer<br />

something a little different, but all<br />

serve great food with a friendly smile<br />

– and, later in the day, a brew or two.<br />

If you are talking restaurants, KIKA<br />

(2 Dunmore Street) has good, fresh,<br />

original food – they just consistently<br />

deliver and it would be our guests’<br />

number one pick, as it is ours. Make<br />

sure to book in advance.<br />

The food is amazing at Ode (Post<br />

Office Lane, 33 Ardmore Street)<br />

too. We highly recommend their<br />

‘test kitchen’ nights, at which you<br />

can provide feedback on their new<br />

experimental dishes. Certainly worth<br />

making a reservation for.<br />

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Wineries<br />

We’re a bit partial to the Super Nanny Pinot Noir, from Nanny<br />

Goat Vineyard (68 Queensberry Terrace, Queensberry). It’s a<br />

superstar in the making. We advise guests to go there because<br />

it is a bit different. It is about a 10- to 15-minute drive to get<br />

there, plus the winemaker is awesome and is usually there to<br />

tell a story.<br />

A lot of guests also go to Rippon winery (246 Wānaka-<br />

Mount Aspiring Road) for breathtaking views while tasting the<br />

fruits of local labour.<br />

Of course, you have the Maude Tasting Room (76 Golf<br />

Course Road), which is a lovely wee spot to have an awardwinning<br />

drop.<br />

Aitken’s Folly Vineyard (246 Riverbank Road) has lovely<br />

wines and a great little rosé, if you’re quick enough to get it!<br />

Drink<br />

Rhyme and Reason Brewery<br />

(17 Gordon Road), Ground Up<br />

Brewing (4 Gordon Road), Wanaka<br />

Beerworks (891 Wānaka-Luggate<br />

Highway) and b.effect brewing co.<br />

(60 Anderson Road) provide great<br />

tasting experiences and personalities<br />

that speak to the flavour of where<br />

we live.<br />

Notable mention: the diverse<br />

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The real<br />

deal<br />

Kate Preece’s taste<br />

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Mexico via a food<br />

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Fernandez Anaya.<br />

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In a Wigram kitchen, Citlalli ‘Ally’<br />

Fernandez Anaya tells tales of a<br />

childhood in Mexico City, where food<br />

has its place in the heart of the home.<br />

Her six-person audience has come<br />

together to absorb the lessons she<br />

learnt alongside her grandmother,<br />

mother and sister (now a Le Cordon<br />

Bleu chef), and gain an understanding<br />

of what authentic Mexican food is<br />

really like.<br />

“I cannot remember a time I have<br />

not been in love with food,” says<br />

Ally. “From the time I could reach my<br />

grandmother’s and mother’s apron I<br />

was on a stool in the kitchen making<br />

masa [maize dough] for tortillas, an<br />

everyday staple.”<br />

Ally created Kahlo, her Mexican<br />

cooking school, to pass on her<br />

culinary secrets, off the back of<br />

some rather successful Mexican<br />

Independence Day celebrations.<br />

Ally would spend days preparing<br />

food in the kitchen in the leadup<br />

to the annual event, which<br />

saw her friends treated to a feast<br />

that commemorated Mexico’s<br />

independence from Spain. Being<br />

able to present an evolving range<br />

of dishes to households around<br />

Christchurch seemed just the way to<br />

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With Mexican ingredients more<br />

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favourable range of dried and tinned<br />

chillies, and the tomatillo that’s key to<br />

a true salsa verde. Alongside frozen<br />

chillies found at Asian supermarkets,<br />

we have little excuse not to follow<br />

Ally’s lead.<br />

While Ally no longer feels the need<br />

to bring food-filled suitcases back with<br />

her from Mexico, she is very specific<br />

about which ingredients are used –<br />

particularly in the Tacos Al Pastor she<br />

creates for us. If you haven’t found<br />

achiote paste (a Mexican condiment<br />

made from annatto seeds), do not<br />

even consider making the pork<br />

marinade that’s essential for this<br />

recipe. Another sin would be to skip<br />

topping the taco with pineapple.<br />

Authenticity is key to what Kahlo is<br />

all about. Ally’s classes offer a chance<br />

to learn about the staples of Mexican<br />

cuisine (chillies, lemon, lime, salt and<br />

garlic) and how they work together<br />

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we are more used to consuming at<br />

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Take, for example, Ally’s signature<br />

guacamole. It includes no tomato<br />

or red onion. There is white onion<br />

in the recipe, but it’s blended, not<br />

diced, into a smooth dip that has<br />

extra silkiness due to its milk content.<br />

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coated in lashings of mayonnaise,<br />

rolled in grated white cheese, and<br />

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<strong>Style</strong> | Home 29<br />

See-through<br />

With a view that could be gazed at all day, Pete Barham wanted to make sure<br />

this was actually possible – from any room in the house.<br />

Words Shelley Robinson Photos Simon Larkin Photography<br />

ABOVE: The holiday home has an expansive view of Lake Wānaka, including<br />

Ruby Island and the mountains, which is visible from most rooms.

30 <strong>Style</strong> | Home<br />

A perfect design for a holiday home,<br />

where the lure of the water<br />

will prove to be too much to leave<br />

those kayaks in storage over winter.<br />

ABOVE: In Wānaka, views come with wind. The house wraps around the central courtyard to enable outdoor living all year round.

<strong>Style</strong> | Home 31<br />

I<br />

t was a build led by the view. The expanse of<br />

Lake Wānaka beckoned from the north, with<br />

Ruby Island beautifully picture-framed by the<br />

distant mountains. It would have been a shame<br />

for those who dwelt within the house not to be<br />

able to see it from every room, so architectural<br />

designer Pete Barham made it happen.<br />

Where traditionally there may have been<br />

walls, Pete and the client decided there<br />

needed to be three-metre floor-to-ceiling<br />

windows in order to encapsulate the view.<br />

This means there is a bit of wizardry going<br />

on – you can see right through the dwelling,<br />

from the hidden lounge area at the back of the<br />

house through to the central courtyard and<br />

the front living room, out to the stage that is<br />

Lake Wānaka.<br />

It’s a marvel for the unlearned, but, according<br />

to Pete, it makes good architectural common<br />

sense.<br />

“You don’t want to be hidden from it<br />

[the view]; you want to arrange the building<br />

around these things in order to have the view<br />

throughout. The east, west and south views are<br />

nondescript, with large retaining walls and other<br />

houses, so you have to do what you can to<br />

look out to that north view,” he says.<br />

“A lot of structure and work has gone into<br />

the front elevation to make sure it’s totally<br />

glazed so every room and every space within<br />

the house can see the view.”<br />

The external use of materials also seems<br />

to build on that view. The cold, solid metal<br />

exterior alludes to the mountains and the<br />

stillness of the lake, while the cedar timber<br />

cladding brings in the warmth of the natural<br />

environment. The cedar softens the places<br />

where you may engage with the building: the<br />

central courtyard and the battens near the front<br />

entrance.<br />

“The battens to the entry tie it into the<br />

ground and create a bit of separation from the<br />

outdoor living,” says Pete.<br />

A perfect design for a holiday home, where<br />

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to leave those kayaks in storage over winter.

32 <strong>Style</strong> | Home<br />


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“A corridor runs the length of the house, north to<br />

south, with a full height window at the northern<br />

end of it. The intent was for that window to pick up<br />

Ruby Island front and centre. It is not until you get a<br />

timber frame on site and scaffolding down that you<br />

can really assess that and make sure you’ve got what<br />

you want.<br />

“And I really enjoyed the process of working<br />

with the clients and builders. Ideas were challenged<br />

– we bounced off each other and that saw the<br />

thinking grow. At the early concept stage, you want<br />

engagement; you don’t want someone to say yes if<br />

they don’t mean it.”<br />


“Though it is a large site, the developers had built<br />

schist retaining walls to the north of this site and<br />

the south, which dictated the driveway position and<br />

reduced the buildable area. Ultimately we were<br />

working with a tight building platform. What we have<br />

built is quite an achievement.”

<strong>Style</strong> | Home 33<br />

OPPOSITE CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Pete designed the home so the view could be seen even from the hidden rear lounge area, by placing<br />

ceiling-to-floor windows through three areas; The hallway was designed to have a view of Ruby Island; The view from the front living room.<br />

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36 <strong>Style</strong> | Gardening<br />

A lawn worthy<br />

If you want glorious summer garden parties on emerald-green<br />

lawns, you’d best get busy now.<br />

Words Janice Marriott

<strong>Style</strong> | Gardening 37<br />

Summer soirées need that emerald-green<br />

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38 <strong>Style</strong> | Gardening<br />

WHEN TO SOW?<br />

The answer to this is: do you want<br />

nature to help you out with seed<br />

germination? Yes. Of course you do, so<br />

autumn, with its rain showers, is going<br />

to be the best time.<br />

The two things that grass seeds<br />

need to germinate are warmth and<br />

moisture. You want rainwater rather<br />

than a baking sun that will dry out the<br />

seeds and soil, but you don’t want it<br />

to be too cold. Now is, on balance,<br />

the best time.<br />

Turf it<br />

You can also lay an instant turf lawn,<br />

often called ready lawn. As with<br />

seeds, these huge rolls of turf come<br />

in different varieties. Some use coarse<br />

grasses, which could be great if you just<br />

want to mow a strip for the kids to kick<br />

balls around on. Look for a fine fescue<br />

or a browntop if you want to lie on the<br />

lawn in summer with a long drink.<br />


Don’t mow your new lawn as soon<br />

as you see that green glow where once<br />

there was just soil. Wait until it has grown<br />

to at least 5cm so the root system has<br />

had time to develop. After that, use<br />

sharp blades and set your mower to<br />

the highest level. You can gradually lower<br />

this level as the grass settles in.<br />

Don’t walk on the new lawn until<br />

the grass is well established.<br />

This includes dogs. How do you teach<br />

them this? I don’t know.<br />


Perfectionists will have started their lawn<br />

planning in summer by spraying the area<br />

thoroughly. After waiting patiently for the weeds<br />

to die off and regrow, another spray takes place.<br />

That way they are ensuring a good start to a<br />

weed-free lawn. If you missed the memo to do<br />

this, you can get busy spraying now. It takes two<br />

to three weeks for the weeds to die off.<br />

Raking and rolling is the name of the game here.<br />

Remove the dead plants then rotary hoe or just<br />

rake the area (depending on the lawn’s size) to<br />

smooth the soil out. Then, compact the ground<br />

with a roller or your boots. Water the soil.<br />


Sow seed on a fine day at the rate set out on the pack.<br />

Scatter seed by swinging your arm in one direction, then<br />

turn 90 degrees and repeat. That way you should get an<br />

even distribution.<br />

At this point you can scatter lawn mix or lawn builder<br />

lightly on top. Rake the bed lightly to make sure the seed<br />

is covered. Then, it’s a matter of watering. Often. Regularly.<br />

Keep the soil moist on a daily basis during the crucial<br />

germination period. Try to avoid making puddles with the<br />

water from your hose or sprinkler as this can move the lawn<br />

seed around.<br />

Moist soil brings up the worms. Worms attract blackbirds.<br />

Blackbirds seem to encourage sparrows. Watch out for<br />

these birds eating your precious seeds. I put a net over the<br />

seed, raised up on posts so the birds can’t reach the seed.<br />

You’ll need this net and posts if you have a cat, too.<br />


The idea is to make sure your patch of soon-to-be-lawn<br />

doesn’t dry out until the grass has become established. After<br />

the seed has germinated, you can water less frequently. But<br />

now you have to water for longer each time. Think of the<br />

roots growing. At first you wanted water on the surface<br />

to encourage germination of the seed, but now you want<br />

the roots to grow down in search of moisture, making for<br />

longer, stronger, deeper roots.


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<strong>Style</strong> | Home 41<br />

What’s your extraction?<br />

With delivery of whiteware taking as long as six months due to Covid-19,<br />

now is the time to get ordering. Interior designer Michelle Laming takes a look at<br />

extraction systems to help guide your buying.

42 <strong>Style</strong> | Home<br />

In the kitchen, most of us know<br />

how we like to cook – be it gas or<br />

induction. We also know what oven<br />

size and design of refrigeration we<br />

are expecting to install. Remember<br />

that at the end of the day, a kitchen<br />

is a kitchen and it will encompass the<br />

typical elements – no matter how<br />

elaborate the design.<br />

Extraction systems are sometimes<br />

the least alluring but one of the most<br />

important elements in a kitchen.<br />

Note<br />

The supply of whiteware and<br />

kitchenware is at an all-time low due<br />

to the global Covid-19 pandemic.<br />

It is now commonplace to wait<br />

six months or so for goods, as<br />

manufacturing has been severely<br />

impacted due to problems with<br />

sourcing supplies from overseas. I<br />

would highly recommend ordering as<br />

soon as possible.<br />

Air extraction or recirculation?<br />

The air extraction system (ducting) uses aluminium filters<br />

to absorb all the grease, which can be washed in warm<br />

soapy water when cleaning is required. If you are just using<br />

aluminium filters then you will need a ducting kit for the<br />

cooker canopy to send the air outside.<br />

The air recirculation method also uses aluminium filters<br />

to absorb the grease, but the air is then passed through a<br />

carbon/charcoal filter to clean it before the clean air is then<br />

passed back into the kitchen.<br />


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Convenient<br />

A cooker canopy hood is a<br />

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way of removing smells and<br />

odours from your kitchen.<br />

The canopy fits neatly on<br />

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unit or stands alone.<br />

They come in a wide range<br />

of styles, with one to suit<br />

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44 <strong>Style</strong> | Home<br />

Seamless<br />

Integrated cooker hoods attach to<br />

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Stella Ceiling Hood, 90cm in Stainless Steel, FALMEC<br />

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FALMEC<br />

Hide it away<br />

If you don’t have space for a traditional option or simply<br />

don’t like the sight of them, there are solutions available.<br />

A downdraft extractor slots into your kitchen worktop,<br />

rising up at the touch of a button, as and when it’s required.<br />

It is ventilated through the wall to an outdoor zone.<br />

Updraft extractors are mounted flush to the ceiling and<br />

controlled remotely. They are visually effective for those<br />

who don’t like anything above the benchtop.<br />

Going big<br />

Kitchen island hoods are big in<br />

size and in cost. But if you have<br />

the space for a kitchen island and<br />

you are planning on doing all the<br />

cooking on it, then you are going<br />

to need an island hood.<br />

Cylinder wall and island hoods<br />

are quite streamlined and look<br />

rather attractive – some of them<br />

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kitchen some ambience once the<br />

cooking is complete.<br />

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46 <strong>Style</strong> | Promotion<br />


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48 <strong>Style</strong> | Promotion<br />

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52 <strong>Style</strong> | Beauty<br />

Tried and tested<br />

The <strong>Style</strong> team trial the latest beauty products.<br />




EMMA<br />

ROGERS<br />

Linden Leaves Pink<br />

Grapefruit & Pepper<br />

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I found this was a light and<br />

refreshing spritz to freshen<br />

up my face and body. It was<br />

especially helpful after I’d been<br />

for my lunchtime walk and<br />

needed to freshen up. The<br />

fragrance came through ever<br />

so slightly but not enough to<br />

be overpowering. A handy<br />

item to have in your handbag.<br />

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Bulldog Original Stubble Moisturiser 100ml<br />

A stubble moisturiser is not something I would have ever thought<br />

I needed, but as it turns out, it has been an excellent product to<br />

use, especially post-shave when my skin feels raw and sensitive. The<br />

ingredients include camelina oil, green tea and aloe vera, which all<br />

work in unison to soothe the skin without the common side-effects<br />

of dryness or flakiness.<br />

I don’t tend to grow my beard particularly long, but what’s there is<br />

left soft to the touch with no sticky residue and with a natural, nonoverpowering<br />

scent. A little goes a long way and it’s super-quick to<br />

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Even my hands feel comfortable and moisturised after use. A<br />

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<strong>Style</strong> | Beauty 53<br />



AND MUM-ON-<br />

THE-RUN<br />

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EMMA<br />

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Clio – Peachy Nude Lipstick<br />

Now, I know what you’re thinking<br />

– coral is a shade that sparks fear, and<br />

I’ll admit to feeling a bit of trepidation.<br />

But this shade was very complementary<br />

to my skin tone and didn’t scream ‘nana<br />

at the family wedding’ (where you’re left<br />

with an apricot hue smeared on your<br />

cheek from a big smooch).<br />

This formula is so silky and moistening<br />

to the lips that it’s delightful to apply.<br />

Admittedly, the wear is like a sheer<br />

lipstick formulation, but really this<br />

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around the office – with a quick<br />

reapplication, you’re good to go.<br />

I also value that this product is<br />

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Bondi Sands Pure Self<br />

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Well, here’s a game changer – for me<br />

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I use self-tan, I usually leave my face<br />

free of tan because it’s easier that way.<br />

(To be honest, I haven’t mastered<br />

the art of applying a foaming solution<br />

to my face without it looking like I’ve<br />

been in a mud bath.) But then this<br />

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I tested out this dry shampoo after<br />

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Training in a water sport a few<br />

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You only need a small amount of<br />

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54 <strong>Style</strong> | Fashion<br />

MAX MARA<br />

CHANEL<br />

DIOR<br />


ETRO<br />

The chill is nipping, which means it is time to fold into the sublime cosiness of<br />

comfort knits. Wear as a statement or layer for the seasons in between.

<strong>Style</strong> | Fashion 55<br />

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56 <strong>Style</strong> | Wellbeing<br />

Balance<br />

It may all turn into a bit of an indulgence haze this month – two long<br />

weekends plus the school holidays. But naturopath Deanna Copland<br />

has it in hand for you with these tips.<br />

It’s that time of the year.<br />

We have two long<br />

weekends, with Easter<br />

(cue chocolate) and then<br />

Anzac Day, where we not<br />

only observe the holiday<br />

but tend to luxuriate and<br />

treat ourselves. And then<br />

come the school holidays.<br />

Phew. So you may find<br />

yourself in a bit of an<br />

indulgence haze over the<br />

next month. Here are<br />

some tips to help you<br />

keep the balance.<br />

Chocolate that satisfies<br />

If, like me, you love chocolate,<br />

choose something that is really<br />

good quality, perhaps a dark<br />

option. Dark chocolate is an<br />

acquired taste, but it satisfies you<br />

much sooner without the need<br />

to overindulge. Ideally, something<br />

with at least 70 per cent dark<br />

cocoa is great because it has the<br />

added bonus of antioxidants.<br />

Higher levels of cocoa have also<br />

been shown to lower blood<br />

pressure. As a rule, never eat<br />

chocolate on an empty stomach<br />

as this will cause havoc with your<br />

blood sugar levels for the rest of<br />

the day. And remember, ultimately<br />

everything is fine in moderation.

<strong>Style</strong> | Wellbeing 57<br />

Back to the table<br />

If reaching or maintaining a healthy<br />

weight is something on your mind,<br />

here are a few tips to stay on track.<br />

The conditions will never be perfect<br />

– there will always be busy periods,<br />

trips away, and so on – so making<br />

good choices the majority of the time<br />

pays off. Just remember the tale of<br />

the tortoise and the hare: slow and<br />

steady wins the race.<br />

Television is so distracting that<br />

it makes it harder to realise when<br />

we’re actually satiated – in addition<br />

to commercials of unhealthy food<br />

and drinks increasing our cravings.<br />

A study in The American Journal of<br />

Clinical Nutrition says paying attention<br />

while eating can aid weight loss<br />

efforts, while distracted eating can<br />

lead to a long-term increase in food<br />

consumption. Try to go back to<br />

basics and sit at a dining table or<br />

breakfast bar to make the mealtime<br />

about the meal. Sitting upright with<br />

a long spine also helps your digestive<br />

organs to function properly.<br />

Hard to ignore<br />

Buy a fruit bowl and place it in a prominent spot on your<br />

benchtop. You’re more likely to grab fruits and veges over less<br />

healthy options if they’re ready to eat and in sight. We know that<br />

eating seven to nine servings of fresh fruit and veges daily helps to<br />

reduce the waistline and meet our daily fibre requirements. Keep<br />

washed and prepared veges like cucumbers, celery sticks, peppers,<br />

sugar snap peas and carrots in the front of the fridge so they aren’t<br />

overlooked. Bananas, apples, pears, oranges and cherry tomatoes<br />

fare well as sweet snacks and should be kept on the counter<br />

where everyone can see them. Aim to have about two pieces of<br />

fresh fruit each day and then as many veges as desired.<br />

Be boring<br />

Repetition builds rhythm. Be boring. Those on a successful weight<br />

loss journey have just a couple of go-to healthy breakfasts or<br />

snacks. This might be a smoothie with plant protein powder,<br />

frozen berries, baby spinach and almond milk; scrambled eggs with<br />

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58 <strong>Style</strong> | Wellbeing<br />

Flat or fizz it?<br />

Choose to drink water little and often, and avoid<br />

juice and fizzy drinks. A study published in the<br />

journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice aimed<br />

to see whether it could be the carbonation in<br />

soft drinks, rather than the sugar, that explains<br />

the link between soft drinks and obesity.<br />

Overall, the study found that rats which drank<br />

diet or regular fizzy drinks ate more and gained<br />

more weight over six months than rats that<br />

drank flat soft drinks or water. The weight gain<br />

was associated with increased production of the<br />

appetite hormone ghrelin, which is produced by<br />

both rodents and humans.<br />

The researchers then looked at the effects of<br />

carbonated drinks in young men and found they<br />

also had higher blood ghrelin levels after drinking<br />

fizzy drinks than after flat soda or water.<br />

Obesity is caused by multiple environmental,<br />

social and lifestyle factors (rather than<br />

carbonation on its own), but this is one factor<br />

we can address by easily switching fizzy drinks<br />

to water.<br />

Homemade Fruit<br />

and Nut Chocolate<br />


½ cup coconut oil, melted<br />

2 Tbsp cacao butter * , melted<br />

¼ cup nut butter, such as almond butter<br />

cup roasted almonds, roughly chopped<br />

cup raisins<br />

3 Tbsp cacao powder<br />

2 Tbsp maple syrup/rice malt syrup<br />

1 tsp vanilla extract<br />

small pinch of salt<br />

METHOD<br />

1. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a tin<br />

lined with baking paper.<br />

2. Pop into the fridge for at least one hour to set.<br />

*<br />

Cacao butter is optional but helps it to set better<br />

Quad it<br />

Move your body, especially when you have<br />

some time. Interestingly, low thigh muscle mass<br />

(quadriceps) is linked with insulin resistance, so<br />

activities like hill walking, swimming, lunges and<br />

squats are particularly beneficial for improving<br />

diabetes risk factors, as well as the waistline.

<strong>Style</strong> | Promotion 59<br />

It seems you have been creating something from the<br />

heart of late. Tell us about your latest offering, Mapu.<br />

Yes, it takes time and a lot of courage to start something<br />

very, very different. But it pays off. I had that when I<br />

opened Roots – you need to be very persistent with<br />

what you are doing.<br />

I was looking at opening a bigger restaurant after<br />

Roots, but Covid happened and I’m glad I didn’t. It was<br />

also becoming obvious to me the restaurant system was<br />

not working because it is dependent on so many things.<br />

You can have passion and will, but still be dependent on<br />

the landlord giving you a good price, on produce prices,<br />

staff, customers and tourists – too many things. I didn’t<br />

want to do anything like that anymore, but I knew there<br />

were still people in Christchurch who love to go out<br />

and eat.<br />

Photo: Charlotte Clements<br />

A different<br />

mentality<br />

After closing his award-winning<br />

Lyttelton restaurant Roots, Giulio<br />

Sturla decided to pare everything right<br />

back to a new style of dining that<br />

embraces what he loves – without<br />

giving him a ‘headache’.<br />

See Giulio Sturla at The Christchurch Food Show<br />

<strong>April</strong> 9-11, Christchurch Arena.<br />

So, you started exploring other ways of operating?<br />

Yes, I asked, ‘Why are we being so dependent on all<br />

this? Why do we continue to have this headache?’ We<br />

know things will not change, so we need to change the<br />

mentality around it – it was as simple as that. So I created<br />

Mapu with a totally different mentality, but still centred<br />

on making people happy and giving them an incredible<br />

experience and incredible product. Mapu is a six-person<br />

restaurant, but I call it a ‘test kitchen’. It is one table so<br />

it is very different to what people think a restaurant is<br />

– even the word doesn’t fit what I am doing. It is more<br />

of a private experience in the kitchen with one person<br />

operating it.<br />

You seem to have a real connection to the<br />

environment and ingredients around you?<br />

The ingredients are one thing, but the people who<br />

look after the ingredients are the important part. I love<br />

relationships with people – if there is anything that<br />

will save you when things are bad, it is sharing a good<br />

conversation and cup of coffee with someone.<br />

I’m using 100 per cent New Zealand ingredients. I<br />

make my food with whatever I have here. We can’t<br />

go anywhere else so let’s enjoy what we have here<br />

– elevate it to the point of being a superstar. It is<br />

about celebrating what we have here, and this is the<br />

opportunity we have been presented with Covid.<br />

What have you been experimenting with lately?<br />

I’m focusing a lot on fermentation. I love to study the<br />

chemistry and science behind cooking. For me, soy sauce<br />

is very important and so I looked into how I can make<br />

my own. I love creating flavour – looking at all cultures<br />

but creating flavour with New Zealand products, using<br />

pāua, clams, kina, crayfish; things that nobody thought<br />

could be done. And that is the uniqueness of my menu.<br />

What can we expect to see from you at The<br />

Christchurch Food Show?<br />

I want to create a few dishes that are very simple with<br />

local produce, but will create such a memory that it stays<br />

in your mind. I don’t want you to tell me this is good; I<br />

want you to tell me you will never forget this flavour.

60 <strong>Style</strong> | Food<br />

Photo: Sarah Burtscher

<strong>Style</strong> | Food 61<br />

Lemon Mistakes Cookies<br />

To help you out these school holidays when your children look like they<br />

are ready to utter the ‘b’ word, Sarah Burtscher and her daughter<br />

Edie share a recipe they developed together.<br />

When mum was developing her cookbook project<br />

during last year’s Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, I<br />

decided I wanted to do some baking, too.<br />

I thought we had plenty of cornflakes to get through<br />

and decided that making Afghan biscuits would be<br />

yum. Mum pretty much said, “Go for it,” and then<br />

went to hang out the washing or something.<br />

But as I was creaming the butter, I realised we had<br />

no cornflakes or cocoa powder left, as well as no<br />

walnuts for the decoration on top! I thought, ‘Uh oh.’<br />

But mum came back in and said, “Don’t worry; we’ll<br />

just make something up.”<br />

I made the biscuit base and we added in extra<br />

flour to make up for the cocoa powder, and then we<br />

made the icing using lemon juice. I was a little sceptical<br />

at first, but it turns out they are super tasty with a<br />

delicious and zesty lemon crunch.<br />

– Edie Burtscher, 12<br />

Check out Sarah’s<br />

new cookbook:<br />

Fridge Cleaner Cooking:<br />

Waste Not Want Not,<br />

published by SJKB Ltd<br />

and distributed<br />

by Bateman Books,<br />

release date<br />

<strong>April</strong> 10, <strong>2021</strong>,<br />

RRP $39.99<br />


Cookies<br />

200g butter<br />

½ cup sugar<br />

1 tsp vanilla essence<br />

2 Weet-Bix, crushed<br />

(or 1½ cups cornflakes)<br />

1¼ cups plain flour<br />

Icing<br />

1 cup icing sugar<br />

1 lemon (juice and zest)<br />

1 tsp water (approx.)<br />

METHOD<br />

1. Preheat oven to 180°C.<br />

2. Cream butter and sugar<br />

until it is light and fluffy.<br />

3. Beat in vanilla essence.<br />

4. Stir in flour.<br />

5. Gently fold in the Weet-<br />

Bix (or cornflakes).<br />

6. Place spoonfuls of the<br />

mixture onto a greased<br />

or lined oven tray, and<br />

press down gently with<br />

a fork.<br />

7. Bake for 15 minutes<br />

or until set.<br />

8. Wait until the cookies are<br />

cold before icing. Mix all<br />

icing ingredients in a bowl,<br />

being careful not to add<br />

too much water. It needs<br />

to be spreadable, but<br />

not runny.<br />

9. Ice the cookies – we put<br />

on lots of icing!

62 <strong>Style</strong> | Drink<br />

Treat me<br />

Kate Preece enjoys the spoils<br />

from her birthday, and a glass<br />

from someone else’s.<br />

must say, <strong>2021</strong> was a good birthday year<br />

I for me. No, it wasn’t a significant number,<br />

but it was just one of those wonderful days<br />

different enough to mark it as the special<br />

day it deserves to be. And, of course, who<br />

can complain when the end result sees<br />

more gin to enjoy.<br />

Kelp me<br />

I first tried the Isle of Harris gin at the Christchurch<br />

Gindulgence festival some years ago, and it was a winner<br />

from the first sip. Distilled in Tarbert, on Scotland’s Outer<br />

Hebrides, it’s the locally sourced, hand-picked sugar kelp<br />

seaweed that will pique a gin fancier’s interest.<br />

Smooth and balanced, the citrus notes don’t dominate<br />

this dry gin. I didn’t have a grapefruit to hand, but I<br />

appreciate it would be a good way to drink it.<br />

For those who like a good-looking bottle, it gets the<br />

tick, with enough finesse to garner a reaction simply by<br />

putting it on the table.<br />

Hold the lime, caller<br />

An established Tanqueray fan, I was unsure<br />

messing with this recipe could be a good<br />

thing, even with a high-roller ingredient such<br />

as lime. I imagined that Tanqueray Rangpur<br />

had an injection of fake lime essence, which<br />

isn’t exactly fair, and instead I found myself<br />

going back for more.<br />

The drop takes its name from the rangpur<br />

lime – a mandarin-orange-citron hybrid that<br />

looks like a mandarin but is as zesty as a lime.<br />

The result? It’s going to give you more of a hit<br />

than a slice of lime in your glass, yet it boosts<br />

the taste like the real deal.<br />

No. 3 revisited<br />

This one has me slightly baffled. I have tried the No. 3<br />

before, but it arrived in a different bottle – and what’s<br />

inside seems a cut above. Today’s bottle is clear (not<br />

green), still brandishes the stuck-on key and comes with<br />

a bevy of awards – the ‘world’s best’ four times at the<br />

International Spirits Challenge, with the distiller, Dr David<br />

Clutton, described as the “only man to hold a PhD in gin”.<br />

When poured today, I can appreciate its accolades and<br />

know anyone after a classic drop will find this smooth,<br />

uncomplicated and satisfying.




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64 <strong>Style</strong> | Read<br />

The book nook<br />

A place to discover what deserves a spot in your TBR pile.<br />



Half Life<br />

Jillian Cantor<br />

(Simon & Schuster, $35)<br />

A sliding-doors reimagining of the passionate life of the<br />

first woman to win the Nobel Prize – and the life Marie<br />

Curie might have led if she had chosen love over science.<br />

In 1891, Marie Curie was engaged to mathematician,<br />

Kazimierz Zorawski. But when his mother insisted she<br />

was too poor and not good enough, he broke off the<br />

engagement. Eventually, Marie Curie would go on to<br />

change the course of science forever. But what if Marie<br />

had married Kazimierz and never attended the Sorbonne<br />

or discovered radium?<br />

Two Shakes of<br />

a Lamb’s Tail:<br />

The Diary of a Country Vet<br />

Danielle Hawkins<br />

(HarperCollins, $37.99)<br />

The funny, illuminating diary of a year<br />

in the life of a New Zealand farm vet. From calving cows<br />

to constipated dogs, weddings to weaning lambs, each<br />

season brings new challenges and delights. Sometimes it’s<br />

exhausting – but it’s almost always a lot of fun.<br />

Hoot<br />

Carl Hiaasen<br />

(Pan Macmillan, $18)<br />

Roy Eberhardt despised having to move<br />

to Florida. New school. New friends. New<br />

bullies. Dana Matherson, the biggest bully in<br />

Florida, constantly has a bone to pick with<br />

Roy and will do anything to snag a pack of<br />

cigarettes.<br />

One Monday morning, Dana ambushes<br />

Roy on the bus and smooshes Roy’s face<br />

into the window. There Roy sees a boy, but<br />

no ordinary boy. This boy has no shoes, no<br />

backpack, and if this boy was going to school<br />

he’d probably be sent back home to change.<br />

Roy couldn’t stop thinking about the<br />

running boy all day. He had to investigate.<br />

Along with Beatrice Leep, Roy uncovers more<br />

secrets about the boy than you’d think.<br />

My favourite character is Beatrice Leep,<br />

because she’s a bit like a Cadbury Dairy<br />

Milk Caramello in some ways – hard on the<br />

outside and soft on the inside; strong and<br />

tough, as well as kind-hearted and friendly.<br />

– Ava Preece, age 10<br />




REVIEW<br />

The Husband’s Secret<br />

Liane Moriarty (Pan Macmillan)<br />

This is a good book to start you reading again.<br />

Between busy schedules, children and housework,<br />

the story is captivating enough to make you find<br />

time to read. Discover the husband’s secret,<br />

which unfolds from a letter that wasn’t supposed<br />

to be read until after he died.<br />

– Sandra Tuckwell

<strong>Style</strong> | Read 65<br />


Land: How the Hunger<br />

for Ownership Shaped<br />

the Modern World<br />

Simon Winchester<br />

(HarperCollins, $39.99)<br />

This is a fascinating view of how we are attached to<br />

land and how societies have accepted the concept of<br />

land ownership.<br />

Bestselling author Simon Winchester takes us<br />

across the globe, from the transition of communal<br />

land to individual ownership – changes brought<br />

about by kings, queens, invaders, colonisers and<br />

governments. The effects of mass appropriation<br />

of land, former and current relocation of peoples,<br />

pollution and climate change are considered – and,<br />

with particular relevance for New Zealanders, it<br />

looks at “Māori approaches to the guardianship and<br />

preservation of land”.<br />

– Neville Templeton, Piccadilly Bookshop<br />

Perfection: The Life and<br />

Times of Sir William<br />

Manchester<br />

Earle Brown and<br />

Michael F. Klaassen<br />

(Mary Egan Publishing, $39.99)<br />

Sir William ‘Bill’ Manchester was born and raised in<br />

Waimate and trained in medicine at the University<br />

of Otago. After graduating, he volunteered with<br />

the Royal New Zealand Army Medical Corps<br />

during World War II and undertook further training<br />

in England. After the war he was instrumental in<br />

establishing plastic surgery units at Burwood and<br />

Middlemore, developing a world-wide reputation.<br />

This biography will appeal to members of the<br />

medical profession and defence forces, past and<br />

present – and particularly those interested in plastic<br />

surgery and the setting up of units at Burwood and<br />

Middlemore. A good local history for those with<br />

Canterbury and Otago connections.<br />

– Helen Templeton, Piccadilly Bookshop<br />


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66 <strong>Style</strong> | Travel<br />

Where in the world?<br />

We can’t help but think of faraway places, planning for travels yet to come.<br />

Do you know the destination we’re dreaming about this month?<br />

CLUES<br />

• Traditional fare includes<br />

apple dessert Gâche Mélée<br />

(pronounced Gosh Mel-are),<br />

and Ormer Casserole – a dish<br />

made from abalone found on<br />

its shores.<br />

• Known for its beach resorts<br />

and stunning soaring coastal<br />

cliffs, it is a self-governing<br />

British Crown dependency.<br />

• On the island there is a place<br />

called Le Creux ès Faies – a<br />

megalithic passage tomb dated<br />

between 3000 and 2500BC. It<br />

is affectionately known as the<br />

entrance to the fairy kingdom<br />

in island folklore.<br />

ANSWER: Guernsey

68 <strong>Style</strong> | Travel<br />

The wild road trip<br />

Pristine beaches alongside incredible coastal scenery and penguin watching<br />

makes Otago Harbour a memorable school holiday road trip.<br />

Words Peter Janssen<br />

In recent years the<br />

Otago Peninsula<br />

has gained a<br />

reputation as one of<br />

New Zealand’s best<br />

and more accessible<br />

areas in which to<br />

see wildlife such as<br />

penguins, seals and<br />

seabirds. However,<br />

the peninsula and<br />

the harbour are an<br />

area of outstanding<br />

natural beauty in their<br />

own right, and all<br />

within a short drive of<br />

Dunedin city.<br />

Getting there<br />

Both sides of the harbour<br />

are easily accessible from<br />

central Dunedin. However,<br />

the peninsula is hilly and steep,<br />

and the roads correspondingly<br />

winding and often very narrow.<br />

Sealed for the most part, some<br />

roads around the Hoopers and<br />

Papanui inlets are gravel. The<br />

road out to the albatross colony<br />

can, at times, be very busy.<br />

ABOVE: View from Mount Cargill, showing Otago Harbour and Otago Peninsula.

<strong>Style</strong> | Travel 69<br />

Mount Cargill and the Organ Pipes<br />

To drive to the top of Mount Cargill from the city<br />

centre, travel north on Great King Street and follow<br />

Pine Hill Road to Cowan Road, which then continues<br />

to the top; a distance of 10km. This last section of<br />

road is very rough.<br />

Looming over Dunedin from the north, 676-metre<br />

Mount Cargill is very exposed and often shrouded<br />

in cloud, creating a unique subalpine environment<br />

on the summit just a short drive away from the<br />

city. While there is a road to the top (very rough<br />

on the final section), the best way to experience<br />

Mount Cargill is by foot via the Organ Pipes. This<br />

two-hour return walk is not difficult (most of the<br />

climbing is in the first 15 minutes) and the track<br />

winds through fine bush, ferns and mosses. What<br />

look like carefully shaped steps are in fact natural<br />

formations of broken rock from the Organ Pipes.<br />

The mountain is part of the rim of a volcano<br />

and the Pipes are basalt rocks that have been<br />

shaped into very precise geometric forms during<br />

the cooling process. The views from the top<br />

are superb. If you want to walk to the top then<br />

follow North Road in the North East Valley until<br />

it eventually morphs into Mount Cargill Road, a<br />

distance of 8km. The car park is 3km from here on<br />

the left, but there is very limited parking space.<br />

Sunset over Port Chalmers and Mount Cargill.<br />

Aramoana<br />

From the city centre take SH 88 to<br />

Port Chalmers and then continue<br />

following the coast on the Aramoana<br />

Road to the end; a distance of 25km.<br />

Essentially, Aramoana is a large<br />

sandbar protecting the sheltered<br />

waters of the Otago Harbour from<br />

the open sea. Facing the ocean<br />

is a wide sweep of white sand<br />

broken by the long breakwater,<br />

constructed to stop the harbour<br />

channel from silting up. Directly<br />

opposite Taiaroa Head, Aramoana<br />

is a good spot to watch albatross<br />

in flight (binoculars will come in<br />

very handy), and fur seals and<br />

blue penguins are not uncommon<br />

on the beach. Just inside the<br />

breakwater, a track and boardwalk<br />

lead through the wide tidal salt<br />

marshes, home to numerous<br />

wading birds including godwits in<br />

the summer months.<br />

Aramoana Beach and Heyward Point.

70 <strong>Style</strong> | Travel<br />

Royal Albatross, Taiaroa Head Reserve<br />

From Dunedin take the Portobello Road 19km east; at<br />

Portobello, continue east for a further 12km on Harington<br />

Point Road to the very end.<br />

The site of an unusual mainland colony of northern<br />

royal albatross, there are albatross at Taiaroa Head all<br />

year round, although numbers vary considerably. There<br />

is also a blue penguin colony at the centre. The best<br />

time to view the birds is from December to February,<br />

and you are more likely to see them on the wing when<br />

the weather is rough and windy. The only access to the<br />

colony is by guided tour, and bookings are recommended<br />

as this is a very popular spot to visit. While the albatross<br />

are the undoubted stars of the show, the reserve is home<br />

to another 11 bird species, including the rare Stewart<br />

Island shag.<br />

Views from the Royal Albatross Centre.<br />

Otago Peninsula<br />

Like Banks Peninsula in Canterbury, Otago Harbour is the<br />

drowned crater of a large ancient volcano formed during the<br />

Miocene epoch between 13 and 10 million years ago. The<br />

rugged peaks surrounding the harbour are the relics of the<br />

old crater rim, and the basalt columns at the Organ Pipes<br />

on Mount Cargill and the Pyramids in the Okia Reserve are<br />

graphic reminders of this region’s turbulent geological past.<br />

On the peninsula itself, the highest peak is Mount Charles<br />

(408 metres) near Allans Beach and on the mainland Mount<br />

Cargill reaches over 600 metres. Two shallow inlets on the<br />

southern side of the peninsula are a haven for aquatic birds,<br />

while the undeveloped beaches are famed for wildlife such<br />

as seals and penguins.<br />

The Penguin Place<br />

The Penguin Place is 1km from the albatross<br />

colony on Harington Point Road.<br />

Otago Peninsula is home to both blue and<br />

yellow-eyed/hoiho penguins, but in recent<br />

years the popularity of penguin watching<br />

has placed undue stress on the birds with<br />

visitors unintentionally diminishing the<br />

very wildlife they come to see. There<br />

is a viewing hide at Sandfly Bay near<br />

Sandymount, and little blues come ashore<br />

at Pilots Beach just below the albatross<br />

colony. However, an alternative is to visit<br />

the Penguin Place. A working farm with a<br />

colony of rare yellow-eyed penguins as well<br />

as some blues, the Penguin Place offers a<br />

one-and-a-half-hour tour of the breeding<br />

colony, with specially constructed hides<br />

that permit very close viewing of these<br />

stand-offish birds that prefer to keep their<br />

distance from neighbours by nesting in thick<br />

scrub. The Penguin Place has substantially<br />

replanted the dunes, and while the<br />

replanting takes hold, they have provided<br />

private nesting boxes for the birds. Groups<br />

comprise no more than 15 people, and if<br />

there are no penguins the tours don’t go.<br />

Only afternoon and early evening viewings<br />

are available in winter, with all-day tours<br />

from October to Easter; chicks can be seen<br />

November to February.

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Okia Reserve, Victory Beach<br />

Return towards Portobello village and after 9km<br />

turn left into Weir Road. Follow this road, which<br />

is gravel but in reasonable condition, 5km to<br />

the end.<br />

This large coastal reserve comprises an<br />

extensive area of dune, wetland and a pristine<br />

beach, wide open to the Southern Ocean<br />

and about as wild as it gets on the Otago<br />

Peninsula. The dunes behind the beach are<br />

nesting grounds for both hoiho and little blue<br />

penguins and a resting area for Hooker’s<br />

sea lions. Easily camouflaged in the scrubcovered<br />

dunes, be aware that the sea lions<br />

can be quite aggressive and dangerous when<br />

disturbed. The volcanic origin of the Pyramids,<br />

two aptly named small hills guarding the<br />

approach to the coast, is evidenced by the<br />

geometric basalt columns on the seaward side<br />

of the smaller pyramid (similar to the Organ<br />

Pipes on Mount Cargill). There is a short<br />

scramble to the top of the smaller pyramid<br />

that gives a lovely view over the dune country.<br />

Sandymount<br />

Return to Portobello village, but instead of heading back<br />

to Dunedin along the coast veer left into Highcliff Road,<br />

which runs along the spine of the peninsula. After 5km<br />

turn left into Sandymount Road and continue 4km to the<br />

car park. Watch for loose sand over the road.<br />

As the name suggests, Sandymount consists of windblown<br />

sand driven up from Sandfly Bay to cover the<br />

rocky summit that rises to 319 metres. A rough track<br />

leads up from the car park to the top, with spectacular<br />

views south to Nugget Point and north to Moeraki<br />

and a glimpse of Dunedin city. However, the area is<br />

best known for the Chasm and Lover’s Leap, dramatic<br />

coastal cliffs over 200 metres high, both reached by<br />

a short easy walk. The Chasm is a huge slash in the<br />

hillside dropping to a rock base and beyond that to<br />

the sea, while at Lover’s Leap a sheer cliff face plunges<br />

to a large sea arch. From both lookout points the<br />

views along the high cliffs on the southern coast of the<br />

peninsula are fantastic, but in windy weather it can be<br />

very exposed so come prepared.<br />

Karetai Trig Lookout<br />

Continue west along Highcliff Road towards Dunedin and<br />

after 5.5km turn left into Centre Road. Follow Centre Road<br />

for 3km and turn left into Tomahawk Road. The track to<br />

the trig starts at the end of Tomahawk Road.<br />

A steady uphill trudge through farmland leads to a<br />

clifftop trig with excellent views west over the city<br />

beaches: Smaills, Tomahawk, St Kilda and St Clair. Far to<br />

the south lies Nugget Point, and to the east along the<br />

coast dramatic sheer-faced cliffs descend into a rugged<br />

sea. This is a good spot to watch seabirds wheeling far<br />

below along the wave-lashed cliffs, while offshore is the<br />

tiny and appropriately named Bird Island.<br />

Sandfly Bay<br />

Return to Highcliff Road and turn left, and<br />

after 1km turn left again into Seal Point Road<br />

and continue 2km to the very end.<br />

Taking its name not from the bloodsucking<br />

insect but from the exposed nature of<br />

the coast that has driven sand high on to<br />

Sandymount, this beautiful, wide, white-sand<br />

beach is flanked by steep cliffs at either end,<br />

while offshore lie several small rock stacks.<br />

Yellow-eyed penguins nest in the extensive<br />

dunes and seals are common on the beach.<br />

You can also walk from Sandymount to<br />

Sandfly Bay (pictured) in under an hour.<br />

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The Les Mills City2Surf in association with Star Media<br />

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