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The south island lifestyle magazine<br />

INSIDE: THE<br />

TEEN EDIT<br />

<strong>December</strong> <strong>2021</strong> / January 2022<br />

the People. The PLACES. ThE TRENDS.<br />

Family values<br />

Lynette mcfadden’s<br />

wellbeing reset<br />

Joy to the world<br />

christmas traditions<br />

on the table<br />

The main event<br />

Paralympian hero<br />

Will Stedman


Nelson’s average sea temperature in February<br />

over the last four years.<br />

Christchurch’s average was 17.4˚.<br />

A difference of 3.5˚...<br />

That’s a lot when you’re swimming!<br />

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Dimples comes to The Colombo<br />

Babies, bees and an iconic Kiwi brand<br />

When you have 14 children, you know exactly what babies need. That’s the secret to Dimples’ success.<br />

Jane Anne McAllister was in the midst of raising her children when she established Dimples in 1992.<br />

She couldn’t find the practical, high-quality clothing she wanted for her babies, so started making<br />

them herself. She sought out quality fabrics and embroidered each piece by hand.<br />

Later, with the help of her entrepreneur father, Jane Anne turned her hobby into a business, building<br />

a reputation for quality New Zealand-made baby clothing.<br />

Flagship South Island store opening <strong>December</strong><br />

The Colombo, 20 Durham Street,<br />

Sydenham, Christchurch<br />

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A note to you<br />

There couldn’t be two more different months of the year<br />

than <strong>December</strong> and January. One is an end; the other, a<br />

beginning.<br />

<strong>December</strong> means we get to break out the baubles and<br />

indulge in time-honoured Christmas traditions. With New<br />

Zealand the melting pot it is today, Anna Wallace reached out<br />

to residents around the South Island to see just how they mark<br />

the occasion (page 25). It’s not all about glazed ham and pavlova<br />

any more!<br />

Looking past Christmas leftovers, we have the opportunity to<br />

start a new year in a new light. Accomplished businesswoman<br />

Lynette McFadden shares with us her experiences of <strong>2021</strong>, a<br />

year that pushed her outside her comfort zone. The upheaval<br />

of a global pandemic saw her draw strength and grounding from<br />

close family, something from which we can all learn as we step<br />

into 2022.<br />

In a <strong>Style</strong> first, we have a dedicated section for generation Z,<br />

and who better to pen it than those living the life. Discover what<br />

our teens want to watch and read, as well as where they want<br />

to go this summer, in our Teen Edit (from page 65 onwards).<br />

This edition is also the last under my editorship. After four<br />

years in the hot seat, and seven with the company, I leave<br />

behind a greatly talented team that I know will keep you forever<br />

in <strong>Style</strong>. Thank you all for your ongoing support.<br />

The team and I wish you the very best for the festivities to<br />

come – and all that follows this summer.<br />

Allied Press Magazines, a division of Allied Press Ltd, is not responsible for any actions taken<br />

on the information in these articles. The information and views expressed in this publication<br />

are not necessarily the opinion of Allied Press Ltd or its editorial contributors.<br />

Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information within this magazine, however,<br />

Allied Press Ltd can accept no liability for the accuracy of all the information.<br />

Kate Preece<br />

EDITOR<br />

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CONTENTS<br />

In this issue<br />

Regulars<br />

12 & 66 NEWSFEED<br />

16 EVENTS<br />

86 SEE BE SEEN<br />

Were you at this month’s<br />

soirées?<br />

90 WIN WITH STYLE<br />

A Queenstown sleepover, teen<br />

tech upgrade & more<br />

Entertainment<br />

& Culture<br />

60 SUMMER READING<br />

There’s something for<br />

everyone in this hot list<br />

62 BOOK NOOK<br />

New releases & our partner’s<br />

top picks<br />

Features<br />

19 WELLBEING RESET<br />

In tough times, Lynette<br />

McFadden turns to family<br />

25 EAT & BE MERRY<br />

Cultural traditions to get us<br />

in the festive spirit<br />

57 NATURE CALLS<br />

Conservation sites to<br />

scratch that camping itch<br />

Drink<br />

48 WHY, HELLO THERE<br />

Mix it up with these<br />

refreshing new drops<br />

72<br />

37<br />

65<br />

RESENE<br />

BROOM<br />

COLOURS OF<br />

THE MONTH<br />

THE BEST OF HOME, LIFE & FASHION<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 />

稀 攀 戀 爀 愀 渀 漀<br />

䌀 甀 爀 愀 琀 攀 戀 礀 吀 爀 攀 氀 椀 猀 攀 䌀 漀 漀 瀀 攀 爀 䜀 愀 愀 爀 搀 䴀 愀 爀 挀 漀 倀 漀 氀 漀<br />

䄀 氀 攀 猀 猀 愀 渀 搀 爀 愀 䰀 攀 洀 漀 渀 吀 爀 攀 攀


74<br />

RESENE<br />

MILK PUNCH<br />

RESENE<br />

GLAMOUR PUSS<br />

Home<br />

32 THE GREAT OUTDOORS<br />

What makes outdoor<br />

furniture stand up to the<br />

elements?<br />

37 REFLECTIONS<br />

Resort-style pool landscaping<br />

47 SAVE OR SPLASH<br />

Move over Gwyneth, we’re<br />

having a Hamptons moment<br />

Beauty<br />

54 WE TRIED IT<br />

The <strong>Style</strong> team goes skin<br />

deep with the latest beauty<br />

products<br />

80<br />

The Teen Edit<br />

68 THE MEDALLIST<br />

Will Stedman cements his<br />

inspirational status<br />

72 DO UP YOUR DEN<br />

Bedroom makeover inspo<br />

74 HEALTH POINTS<br />

A holistic look at how to<br />

stay at the top of your game<br />

78 FINAL FLOURISHES<br />

Accessories to splurge on<br />

80 ACCESS ALL AREAS<br />

Fashion that will take you<br />

from the mall to the beach<br />

and back<br />

82 SCHOOL’S OUT<br />

A school-leaver’s guide<br />

to fun & adventure in<br />

Queenstown<br />

84 BE ENTERTAINED<br />

Binge-worthy and addictive<br />

pop culture highlights<br />

View us online<br />

Our cover<br />

After what’s been a challenging few years,<br />

Harcourts Gold owner Lynette McFadden<br />

talks about her wellbeing journey and the<br />

importance of whānau, especially at this<br />

time of year (page 19).<br />

Photo: Darin Young<br />

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

NEWSFEED<br />

Movember momentum<br />

<strong>Style</strong> stablemate, Rugby<br />

News, recently joined up<br />

with Movember New<br />

Zealand, donating $1<br />

from every copy sold<br />

and $4 for every new or<br />

renewed subscription. It’s<br />

on sale until <strong>December</strong><br />

13 so there’s still time to<br />

sort a gift subscription<br />

and support men’s<br />

health. rugbynews.co.nz<br />

Season of charity<br />

Many charities are making sure kids don’t miss out.<br />

Birthright supports families led by one person. To gift<br />

goods or a holiday experience, email<br />

office@birthrightcanterbury.org.nz<br />

HUG aims to brighten the day for kids under 5 living<br />

in poverty. See gift drop-off points at hug4kids.nz.<br />

We can’t wait to try…<br />

• The tranquility solar pool, crazy river and<br />

pool-side beverage service at the new<br />

Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa in Methven,<br />

Canterbury. opuke.nz<br />

• A festive DIY project, using the resources<br />

and ideas from Spotlight (Moorhouse Ave,<br />

Christchurch; Vogel St, Dunedin) – we like the<br />

sound of a personalised ornament, wine bottle<br />

bag or stylish decorative garland.<br />

spotlightstores.com/projects/christmas-projects<br />

• Making it all the way around the newest<br />

inflatable aquapark at Kaikanui Aqualand NZ<br />

(Kaiapoi, Canterbury) without embarrassing<br />

ourselves in front of the kids. aqualand.co.nz


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

Genius gifts<br />

If you’ve got loved ones afar, Trees That Count<br />

facilitates you gifting a native tree planting (for as little as<br />

$<strong>10</strong>). Add your personalised wishes, and find out what<br />

project you’re helping. treesthatcount.co.nz<br />

The Christchurch Food Show isn’t until March, but<br />

they’ve curated nearly 80 Christmas deals on food and<br />

refreshments from exhibitors. thefoodshow.co.nz<br />

Give the gift of Matilda – Roald Dahl’s Matilda The<br />

Musical, that is. Adding to the much-loved story are<br />

dance numbers, catchy songs and talented performers<br />

– coming to Isaac Theatre Royal April 14 – May 1.<br />

showbiz.org.nz<br />

Footprint<br />

New Zealand has once again shown its number 8 wire<br />

mentality with a new, sustainable shoe brand hailing<br />

from our shores. YY Nation has launched a Legacy<br />

Footwear Collection that includes the world’s lowest<br />

carbon footprint sneaker. Made from materials like wool,<br />

bamboo, pineapple husk, recycled post-consumer plastic,<br />

algae and sugar cane – all elements are designed to be<br />

reused and repurposed. Launching with four styles and<br />

available in 12 colours. yynation.com<br />

Hit the reset button<br />

Are you over the same dinner rotation?<br />

Do your pants feel tight? Need a New<br />

Year nudge? If so, the Fresh Start 6-Week<br />

Reset is for you.<br />

Back in spring, it was our get-out-of-jail<br />

card to experience some exciting new<br />

flavours and reset what fuel we put into<br />

our bods. We did four nights a week for<br />

two people; using the app and choosing<br />

meals was too easy. All meat and produce<br />

is free range and sustainably sourced, with<br />

a recyclable box and insulated NZ wool<br />

bag for freshness!<br />

The Fresh Start 6-Week Reset adds<br />

to your culinary knowledge, gives you<br />

a community of support and brings the<br />

tastes of the world to your table. Keep an<br />

eye out for the new programme.<br />

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– Emma Rogers, designer<br />

Iconic lunch repackaged<br />

Instead of the usual Christmas Day lunch, the<br />

City Mission will be giving out Christmas food<br />

hampers and setting up a toy shop so families<br />

can get presents for their children too. Donations<br />

welcome – see the Christmas Wishlist on the City<br />

Mission website. citymission.org.nz/our-wishlist<br />

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Culture<br />

What is it?<br />

At its best or most vital, I think of<br />

culture as a heartbeat – a pulse –<br />

providing purpose and substance<br />

for the people comprising the group.<br />

I imagine a massive tapestry in<br />

which every person has contributed<br />

to the pattern, leaving a distinct<br />

impression, and that all of this<br />

creates something tangible and<br />

recognizable for others wanting to<br />

be part of that culture.<br />

We are all influenced by culture. In the<br />

sporting arena, culture is easily evident<br />

in the polarized extremes of winning and<br />

losing. A great team will often demonstrate<br />

a strong culture enhanced by equally<br />

strong leadership – our national rugby<br />

team often comes to mind – whilst a team<br />

that is struggling to win or even connect<br />

will have nothing binding the players<br />

together. Perhaps it’s due to a preference<br />

for individual game plans and personal<br />

glory rather than teamwork based on<br />

shared success.<br />

Business is no different. Cultures within<br />

workplaces are critical in establishing<br />

values and beliefs, shared traditions and<br />

an identity based on songs, symbols<br />

and stories. When this goes well, it looks<br />

like a picture of personal responsibility<br />

combined with collective success, feelings<br />

of being valued and the absence of a<br />

sense of entitlement. In an industry like<br />

real estate, collective group success<br />

can sometimes get replaced by more<br />

individualized pursuits, and leadership<br />

becomes an essential element in ensuring<br />

the culture isn’t altered because of this.<br />

Obvious success can be a sign that a<br />

culture is robust, but it’s what sits under the<br />

success that really needs identifying:<br />

Preparing and training – this means<br />

knowing what the goal is, having the right<br />

tools and being supported in your journey.<br />

This also requires agility. Sometimes the<br />

gameplan needs to change and you must<br />

be astute enough to do that.<br />

Caring about the person next to you – it<br />

seems obvious, but for some individuals<br />

this is really hard and it’s not on their radar<br />

… though it needs to be if the culture you<br />

are striving for is about lifting everyone and<br />

not just the chosen few.<br />

Having standards and values – ‘this is how<br />

we do it’, then doing it proudly and in the<br />

absolute best possible way. Remember,<br />

these levels won’t stand still. They must<br />

be continually reviewed and improved on.<br />

Culture benefits from being dynamic; the<br />

opposite would mean stagnation.<br />

I’ve learnt even more about this lately,<br />

having spent time with some of New<br />

Zealand’s most renowned sporting leaders<br />

and legends. To a man, of which there<br />

were two (and one incredible woman),<br />

they confirmed the importance of culture,<br />

vision, leadership and mateship. And,<br />

finally, ‘what you do off field reflects how<br />

you play on field’. After all, life itself is a<br />

field, so to speak.<br />

So, there you have it. A tiny snapshot of<br />

what culture can mean. But the story needs<br />

one more question: what are you as an<br />

individual doing for the culture of the group<br />

or groups you belong to? Are you adding to<br />

its pulse or tapestry, or taking from it?<br />

Life is made better when you add.<br />

Lynette McFadden<br />

Harcourts gold Business Owner<br />

027 432 0447<br />

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

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I’m thrilled at how the team<br />

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for our diverse and wide<br />

ranging number of clients.<br />

Finishing the year on <strong>10</strong>7 stages!<br />

LYNETTE MCFADDEN<br />

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16 <strong>Style</strong> | Events<br />

See you<br />

there<br />

Until January 20<br />

Little Shop of<br />

Horrors<br />

The hilarious story of<br />

hapless florist Seymour<br />

and his bloodthirsty<br />

singing plant. Highly<br />

visual, this fun musical<br />

will transport you.<br />

Court Theatre,<br />

Christchurch<br />

Cherry Festival<br />

This quirky, family fun event is<br />

free. See how far you can go at<br />

the National Cherry Stone Spitting<br />

Competition (gold coin entry).<br />

McNulty Gardens, Cromwell,<br />

<strong>December</strong> 28<br />

Vantage Criterium<br />

National Champs<br />

New Zealand’s top cyclists will<br />

compete for national titles over a<br />

multi-lap circuit through the inner city.<br />

Preceded by the Koha Fitness Street<br />

Race, U17 and U19 categories.<br />

Christchurch CBD,<br />

January 16<br />

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival<br />

Quench your thirst with the latest<br />

pours from more than 40 craft brewers.<br />

Along with hoptastic beers on tap,<br />

there’s workshops and seminars. The<br />

live music line-up looks ace too.<br />

Hagley Park,<br />

January 29<br />

<strong>December</strong> 18<br />

CSO Presents:<br />

A Festive Christmas<br />

Get your seasonal music fix<br />

with Tianyi Lu (Sir Georg Solti<br />

International Conductor winner),<br />

Juliet Reynolds-Midgley (vocals)<br />

and Tony Baizhen Chen (violin).<br />

Christchurch Town Hall<br />

January 30<br />

<strong>December</strong> 29 – January 1<br />

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With the Southern Alps in the<br />

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Vine Run<br />

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

Whānau and wellbeing<br />

In Lynette McFadden’s own words, “it’s been challenging at times” over the past two years.<br />

The real estate icon shares how she’s dedicated herself to wellbeing,<br />

without compromising on her values or professionalism.<br />

Words Anna Wallace Photos Darin Young<br />

ABOVE: In a “Covid-constant world”, Lynette has achieved balance by adjusting her ways of working, health habits<br />

and family time – while still indulging in her passion for art and travel.


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ife is bigger than what our occupations are,” says<br />

“LLynette as we sit in the bustling office that houses<br />

50 real estate consultants in Papanui, Christchurch. She<br />

and her husband John have owned the Harcourts Gold<br />

franchise since its inception in 1998 and, at times, it<br />

has felt like her whole world. But she’s at a place in her<br />

life where meaning comes from deep connections, in<br />

business and beyond.<br />

“In our Covid-constant world, I’ve noticed people are<br />

thinking is this what I want to do? Is this enough? Does it<br />

make me feel good? And that’s fair enough.”<br />

Lynette hasn’t been immune to the psychological<br />

effects of this unprecedented period. After the ‘bottomfalling-out’<br />

feel of real estate during part of 2020,<br />

followed by this year’s meteoric rise, the businesswoman<br />

knows better than most the scenarios that wake you in<br />

the early hours.<br />

“I struggled with the challenges of Covid. I was so<br />

stressed about how the hell it would all turn out. We<br />

didn’t realise we’d have this monumental market shift<br />

– initially, I just saw pain and loss.<br />

“It introduced uncertainty, and that affects the way<br />

everybody reacts under stress. As a leader, that places<br />

additional weight on your shoulders,” she explains.<br />

Lynette’s whole family came to stay with the couple<br />

during the first lockdown in 2020.<br />

“My dad would get up and just sit with me when I<br />

was up at 3am! Just so I’d feel that comfort – he didn’t<br />

talk or know the slightest bit about business, but it really<br />

helped me while I worked.”<br />

To be at the top of one’s game in a very competitive<br />

industry takes a lot (theirs was named top international<br />

office in the 2020 Harcourts International Awards).<br />

Unsurprisingly then, when Lynette needed to lighten her<br />

physical and emotional load, she turned first to family.<br />

THE COMFORT OF WHĀNAU<br />

Luckily, Lynette has a strong and deeply connected<br />

family unit that includes John and her two sons, Harry<br />

(29) and Louis (22), as well as her mum and dad, sister<br />

Elise and two nieces.<br />

When Lynette reached out to her parents near the<br />

end of last year, they immediately answered the call.<br />

“I asked my folks if they would come home for a<br />

couple of nights a week, to bring their gorgeous family<br />

ethos with them. They didn’t ask why, they just asked<br />

when. They’re totally selfless – that’s the example that<br />

we’ve been set.”<br />

So, mum Ev cooked the family a meal two nights a<br />

week, and dad Gary could be found watching re-runs<br />

of the Warriors at their place. “It’s the joy of knowing<br />

you’re coming home to a family and there’s nothing<br />

expected of you.”<br />

This conscious way of living echoes the Māori<br />

tradition of multiple generations residing together.<br />

“We built our home so it’s inter-generational, because<br />

ABOVE: Over the last year, the McFaddens and wider family have come together every week at Lynette and John’s home,<br />

which was designed to be inter-generational.


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if my mum and dad came I knew I would want my sister<br />

and niece to come too. We have room for everybody<br />

to be with us comfortably,” Lynette says, radiating<br />

pleasure at the thought.<br />

WELLBEING RESET<br />

In what had been a “really challenging year”, Lynette<br />

focused on coping mechanisms, reducing stress and<br />

incorporating wellbeing habits by taking ‘micro-steps’.<br />

She became a pescetarian 18 months ago, for health<br />

and ethical reasons (“my dad keeps thinking it’s a bit<br />

of a phase, but it’s not”), is learning te reo Māori, and<br />

attended two “life-changing” wellness retreats with<br />

Dr Sarah Anticich and Gemma McCaw. After years of<br />

checking her phone late at night and working from the<br />

minute she woke up (starting at 5am), she’s chosen to<br />

“enter each day from a centred place”. Now, Lynette<br />

won’t look at anything on her phone until she has read<br />

something either instructional or “beautiful”. To silence<br />

her inner critic she tries “to expect the best from others<br />

and tell myself that I’ve done my best”.<br />

Water, sleep and nutrition have become mantras.<br />

She still loves wine and sugar though; after all, this<br />

energetic, extroverted and fearless leader needs some<br />

guilty pleasures.<br />

Despite the pandemic, indulging her passion for travel<br />

and art has not been foregone either.<br />

“We’ve travelled locally and I’ve been to a lot of new<br />

places this year – Stewart Island was fantastic, Karamea<br />

was sort of old-school. Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs<br />

in the Far North are owned by an American family with<br />

massive art collections; being someone who absolutely<br />

loves art, that was a fabulous experience.”<br />

FORGING ONE’S PATH<br />

Lynette and John have seen their sons blossom into<br />

worldly, working 20-somethings. Lynette is keen to<br />

reassure the next generation that opportunities are still<br />

out there.<br />

“I don’t think your schooling defines who you are or<br />

who you’re going to be as a human being. I love the<br />

entrepreneurial mindset.”<br />

Their youngest son is in his first year of work after<br />

graduating from the University of Canterbury with a<br />

commerce degree. “Louis was the first person in our<br />

family to get a degree! We were hugely proud of him.”<br />

Harry is a ski professional, examining instructors<br />

and teaching for six months of the year in northern<br />

hemisphere countries, then spending the rest of the year<br />

based in Wānaka, where the family has a holiday home.<br />

“He did Outdoor Ed for his senior year at Mount<br />

Aspiring College and then studied at Otago Polytechnic.<br />

That was wonderful for his independence and wellbeing.<br />

It allowed him to extend himself in nature – the<br />

mountains are where he feels his most exhilarated and<br />

most calm,” she says.<br />

ABOVE: Whānau is important to Lynette’s wellbeing and way of life, including at Christmas. Left to right: Lynette’s sister Elise, dad Gary, Lynette<br />

and John McFadden, niece Coco, mum Ev, and son Louis.


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Through Harry’s experiences, the McFaddens are<br />

becoming aware of the effects of global warming.<br />

“He’s really noticing the change in the weather on the<br />

mountains he’s on, how short the seasons are becoming<br />

– we try hard to understand that world, because that’s<br />

the world our kids are going to have,” she reflects.<br />

The McFaddens have viewed travel as an education<br />

for their boys, heading to Europe most years. John’s<br />

a keen cyclist so they have followed the Tour de<br />

France. Lynette says the boys were good sports<br />

when she dragged them around various European<br />

galleries and museums.<br />

“One year we did a family pilgrimage to the war sites<br />

in Europe – Louis was doing a lot about it at school.<br />

We went to Passchendaele for the 99-year anniversary,<br />

and to Normandy to see where the Allied troops<br />

landed. We even laid poppies on the graves of local<br />

Cantabs in Belgium; it was really moving.”<br />

Harry’s partner Lena is an Italian downhill ski-racing<br />

coach. Their wedding this year will be “very special”<br />

says the thrilled mum-in-law-to-be.<br />

“We’ve tried to open the world up through travel<br />

and experiences. As a consequence, the boys are<br />

comfortable in their own skin.”<br />

Lynette encourages teenagers to be themselves.<br />

“Don’t feel like you need to fit into someone else’s<br />

view of what your world needs to be like. The world’s<br />

changing all the time, there’s so much acceptance<br />

of variance. And if there isn’t, find a place where<br />

there is.”<br />

HAVE GOAL, WILL GROW<br />

For about 30 years, John and Lynette have set goals.<br />

Not the kind you mention off-hand at a New Year’s<br />

Eve party – the sort that are written down in journals,<br />

straddle the personal and the professional, and get<br />

revisited every few months. They started off as<br />

acquisitionary but are now more holistic – giving back<br />

to family, friends and community.<br />

This habit has become a family ritual, one Harry and<br />

Louis view as fun – and still partake in.<br />

“When the boys were little they would ask what<br />

we were doing. We said we’re talking about things<br />

we’d really like to do this year. They said, ‘Can we say<br />

something?’ So if you look in our past journals you’ll<br />

see things like ‘try other food’ or ‘do a jump on my<br />

skis’ – it’s like a time capsule! Even when Harry was<br />

away, he would still send his goals to us and we’d<br />

write them in his journal.”<br />

This passion for identifying where to go in life has<br />

taken Lynette down the business-mentoring path.<br />

“It’s one of the spaces I most like to be in. A mentor<br />

looks at things from a broader, more holistic place, in<br />

an unaffected way – like a life coach, a wise woman, or<br />

even your grandmother wanting to give you a bit of a<br />

smack now and again,” she says with a twinkle in her<br />

eye. “I mentor industry people and quite a lot of others<br />

– including successful businessmen! Trust and respect is<br />

a big part of it.”<br />

CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA<br />

“I absolutely adore Christmas! Sharing food is a really<br />

big thing for me – I can demonstrate how much I care.<br />

Our main Christmas ritual involves whitebait patties and<br />

champagne to start with, while playing Elvis really loud!”<br />

Ev and Elise will help produce tons of food: salmon<br />

will feature, as will desserts. There’s also pancetta and<br />

Aperol spritzes, in a nod to their Italian daughter-in-law.<br />

“We are always welcoming; anyone who’s at a loose<br />

end is always welcome.”<br />

As she sorts the Elvis playlist and indulges her love<br />

of gift-giving, Lynette is grateful for the joy that’s been<br />

created around her this year, from her parents staying<br />

to the new agents welcomed on board, the love<br />

of friends, Louis’ new job and Harry returning from<br />

overseas (and his impending marriage). “All of that has<br />

felt really good,” she signs off.<br />

ABOVE LEFT: John and Lynette have set goals for about 30 years – this is one of the skills that helps Lynette mentor other people.<br />

ABOVE RIGHT: Harry McFadden and his fiancée, Lena are both ski instructors. Harry still partakes in the family’s goal-setting, even when abroad.


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Cultural comforts<br />

As <strong>2021</strong> comes to a close, we ask Kiwis with Canadian, Filipino<br />

and Argentinian heritage to reflect and share their festive traditions.<br />

Words Anna Wallace<br />

<strong>Style</strong> | Feature 25


KATE GRATER<br />

CANADIAN KIWI<br />

Owner of the<br />

Pierogi Joint<br />

Lived in Christchurch<br />

since 2011<br />

Which culture are you from?<br />

I’m Jewish Canadian – I’ve just done a DNA<br />

test! I’m as Jew as Jew can be on my dad’s<br />

side, but my mum raised us in the Christian<br />

church.<br />

What do you miss?<br />

In Vancouver’s commercial district there’s<br />

the famous clamato juice, which is clam juice<br />

mixed with vodka and a garnish – it’s hair-ofthe-dog<br />

stuff. I miss the variety of authentic<br />

pockets around Vancouver, like Chinatown<br />

and the East Indian village.<br />

What holiday traditions and foods do you<br />

partake in?<br />

I struggle being abroad when it’s Thanksgiving<br />

in late November. I love pumpkin pie and<br />

we do mashed yams with cinnamon and<br />

marshmallow toasted on top!<br />

My mum raised us and we were all<br />

about Christmas – candlelight tours, making<br />

snowmen, decorating, carving pumpkins (and<br />

trying to eat the seeds, which were gross),<br />

church, carols. I try to recreate that for my<br />

son by throwing open our doors and hosting<br />

gatherings. Last year we did vegan festivities<br />

and there were 20-plus kids.<br />

I like making useful gifts that feed people<br />

and are paperless, like Moroccan spices in jars.<br />

What do people love about your cooking?<br />

Pierogi is a Polish food but with our long<br />

history of immigration, it’s so common in<br />

Canada that there’s a movement to label<br />

it our own – kind of like sushi is in New<br />

Zealand. Dumpling variations are common in<br />

Eastern Europe; it’s essentially peasant’s food,<br />

a plant-based dough that’s cheap and cheerful.<br />

Some people are just so happy to get<br />

pierogi! Canadians, Americans, Poles who<br />

grew up on it and people who’ve sampled it<br />

on their travels. A Polish businessman wanted<br />

to treat his clients to food from his culture,<br />

and I’ve had one guy tell me I’m in his will!<br />

Job satisfaction is pretty high.<br />

People are such foodies. We offer<br />

20 different flavours and uptake always<br />

increases around holiday season – the dishes<br />

never end!<br />

Biggest <strong>2021</strong> learnings?<br />

It’s overwhelming to just start up, but this is<br />

my craft, it’s my thing. You can change your<br />

life. As a small business there are growing<br />

pains, but when you get 60 emails coming in<br />

from people all around New Zealand saying<br />

they want to order pierogi, that’s exciting.<br />

I’ve learnt to take advice when experienced<br />

people offer it, and to have a Covid plan (we<br />

can always change if needed).<br />

What’s afoot for 2022?<br />

I’ve had a few goes at making the Pierogi<br />

Joint work and I keep bouncing back because<br />

I know I have something people want. We’re<br />

at the peak for what we can do with one<br />

person pinching pierogi, but the new machine<br />

we’ve imported will enable us to meet<br />

demand and work on an economic scale.<br />

Food is part of my heritage and I love<br />

events. I’ve done a couple of midwinter<br />

Christmas events that attract a lot of<br />

Canadians! We do cooking classes, birthdays<br />

and staff events. I hope we can be involved<br />

with more community events, like the<br />

Dumpling Market. The festival season has<br />

been pushed back so that will keep us busy<br />

right through to autumn.<br />

ELENA CRUZ<br />

FILIPINO KIWI<br />

University of Otago<br />

postgraduate student<br />

Lived in New Zealand<br />

since age eight<br />

How was <strong>2021</strong> for you?<br />

The highlight was finishing my honours<br />

degree in physiology. It was a juggle as I<br />

worked three jobs and was president of the<br />

Otago Filipino Students’ Association too; it’s<br />

been a crazy year!<br />

Which culture are you from?<br />

I was born in the Philippines, moved to<br />

Singapore when I was three, then Wellington<br />

when I was about eight. My family has a strong<br />

Catholic faith and many Filipino friends – both<br />

of which feature in our Christmas activities!<br />

As I didn’t grow up in the Philippines,<br />

the Otago Filipino Students’ Association in<br />

Dunedin helped me to get more in touch<br />

with my Filipino side and showed me how<br />

to incorporate traditions into life here. We<br />

often play Filipino party games at our club<br />

events, and everyone loves dancing and<br />

singing so the annual ball was a hit.<br />

What holiday traditions and foods do you<br />

partake in?<br />

Christmas is the most important time of<br />

year for us. It starts at the beginning of


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“The best change in<br />

tradition when we<br />

came to New Zealand<br />

was starting to eat ham<br />

– it’s my favourite!”<br />

“We also have lots of<br />

noodles, because we<br />

believe this helps you<br />

live a long life.”<br />

September, when Mum puts up<br />

the Christmas tree and hangs up<br />

stockings. We all start going to church<br />

regularly. While studying, I’ve been<br />

going to the Holy Name church in<br />

North Dunedin.<br />

My dad always puts on movies like<br />

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999<br />

and its sequel from 2004). As our<br />

family is spread across New Zealand,<br />

this together time is really special.<br />

Food is the most important<br />

part. After Christmas Eve mass we<br />

celebrate with Noche Buena, a<br />

midnight feast. After prayers, we sit<br />

down around a table full of round<br />

fruit – in our culture, this represents<br />

good luck. Fruits like apples, melons,<br />

blueberries, oranges are assorted on<br />

round plates. We also have lots of<br />

noodles, because we believe this helps<br />

you live a long life. The best change<br />

in tradition when we came to New<br />

Zealand was starting to eat ham – it’s<br />

my favourite! After church and after<br />

midnight, we open gifts.<br />

On Christmas Day, family friends<br />

come over for lunch – it’s massive and<br />

might include a barbecue. We have<br />

spaghetti, which is much sweeter than<br />

the Western version. Mum makes a<br />

lot of desserts too; my favourite is her<br />

leche flan.<br />

Any plans for the new year?<br />

After watching the fireworks at<br />

midnight, my parents turn on all the<br />

lights in the house – it’s symbolic of<br />

bringing light and happiness into the<br />

house for the year. My brother and I<br />

put coins in our pockets and jump, so<br />

that it brings us good fortune and we<br />

continue to grow. Mum will buy new<br />

fruits to put in the fruit bowl – I think<br />

the number corresponds with the<br />

year – so in 2022 she will put in 22!<br />

We might go camping at Lake<br />

Tekapo this festive season, as I’ve<br />

never been with family and my<br />

parents haven’t been there. I’d like to<br />

make it a new tradition. Knowing my<br />

mum, she will leave the lights on at<br />

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ANTONELLA CASTAGNINO<br />

ARGENTINIAN<br />

Singer for<br />

Corazon Latino<br />

Has lived in<br />

Queenstown for<br />

two years<br />

ABOVE: Antonella joined<br />

the eight-piece Latin jazz<br />

band Corazon Latino<br />

this year, and they’ve<br />

started doing gigs in<br />

the Arrowtown region.<br />

Rediscovering singing<br />

has made the Argentinian<br />

“happy”. So too has<br />

Christmas, and the food<br />

and drink that comes<br />

with it.<br />

How did you end up in the Southern Lakes?<br />

I’m originally from Patagonia but have<br />

travelled around. I came to New Zealand<br />

because a friend recommended it. As I’m<br />

used to mountains and snow, my partner and<br />

I set up in Queenstown where we spend our<br />

winters snowboarding.<br />

There’s a big community of Latin<br />

Americans here. I thought going to a salsa<br />

class would be where I’d find a bunch of<br />

Latinos, but there’s people from everywhere!<br />

That’s what’s so nice about music.<br />

What’s been the best thing about <strong>2021</strong>?<br />

Years ago, I used to be a big singer – it was<br />

one of my dreams when I was young – but I<br />

stopped when a past relationship went bad.<br />

At the start of <strong>2021</strong>, my partner and I said<br />

we wanted to do more of the things we love.<br />

So I started going to singing lessons and the<br />

teacher introduced me to a group that was<br />

looking for a singer. I joined ‘Corazon Latino’,<br />

a Latin jazz band, around August. We played<br />

our first gig in November, so it’s incredible<br />

what we’ve achieved in a short time.<br />

What holiday traditions and foods do you<br />

partake in?<br />

I’ve had five Christmases away from family,<br />

which has been tough.<br />

Traditionally, we put up the Christmas tree<br />

on <strong>December</strong> 8 (Feast of the Immaculate<br />

Conception). I want to put ours up now!<br />

It’s very common for Christians in<br />

Argentina to celebrate on the evening of<br />

the 24th. We open presents after Midnight<br />

Mass and then have a dessert of ice cream,<br />

strawberries and meringue.<br />

Argentinians like to party so we sleep<br />

in before getting together for more food<br />

on Christmas Day. One of my favourite<br />

traditional dishes is vitello tonnato, a slowcooked<br />

veal steak that’s cut very thinly and<br />

served with a creamy anchovy and tuna<br />

sauce. I’m dying to try my grandma’s one<br />

again.<br />

We do a pancake pyramid, called torre de<br />

panqueques, made of tortillas with savoury<br />

sauces and fillings in the middle.<br />

As it’s summer there too, on the side<br />

we have salads like a Waldorf salad (even<br />

though walnuts are expensive), and potato<br />

salad is common as it goes well with<br />

barbecued meat.<br />

My mum makes a traditional Italian festive<br />

recipe (my grandparents on my dad’s side<br />

come from there) with lots of cheese, ricotta<br />

and caramelised ham.<br />

My family enjoys drinking limoncello.<br />

Last holidays, I made our own refreshing<br />

festive drink of lemon ice cream mixed with<br />

champagne – it was amazing, you should<br />

try it!<br />

What do you think 2022 will hold?<br />

Even though the situation in Argentina is a<br />

bit of a mess, we want to go back to spend<br />

some quality time with family.<br />

I think 2022 will be another year of<br />

changes. Hopefully I will get more attached<br />

to the music, as it makes my soul so happy.<br />

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have good initiative and be prepared to use it. an<br />

ability to follow instructions is also imperative. they<br />

would need a vehicle and to be well-presented in all<br />

aspects.<br />

This high flyer<br />

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successful and busy team.<br />

she now requires a likeminded<br />

real estate savvy<br />

person to come alongside<br />

her to help with her<br />

everyday tasks, supporting<br />

both herself and her team<br />

when required.<br />

How many hours a week would the position be?<br />

Debi: it would be 20-30 hours per week depending<br />

on skill sets and i would love to work with somebody<br />

who has the ability to be a little flexible. some<br />

weeks i am absolutely run off my feet and others<br />

are a little more relaxed. somebody who can step<br />

into the breach when things are manic then enjoy<br />

lighter weeks when they occur would be amazing.<br />

What profile of person have you found in the past<br />

to work best in this role?<br />

Debi: this is a really close relationship where i<br />

usually end up friends with the person. i love<br />

having a laugh, stopping for lunch when i can or<br />

occasionally skiving off when a mental health day<br />

is required. i’m quite sensitive to others and their<br />

needs and love being able to have a give and take<br />

relationship with time and availability. that said,<br />

i am happy to provide guaranteed hours so they<br />

can know where they are at for their own financial<br />

purposes. i need somebody who is comfortable<br />

with part-time for the foreseeable future and<br />

preferably doesn’t come into the role seeing it as a<br />

stop-gap for something else. i have previously had<br />

Pas who have been with me for many years at a time<br />

and this would be my preference.<br />

i need a cool, calm and collected person who can<br />

keep me on track when things are super-busy which<br />

is most of the time to be honest.<br />

When are you wanting this person to start?<br />

Debi: i would like this person to be able to start at<br />

the end of January 2022.<br />

How do they apply for this role?<br />

Debi: Please send an email application with a cV<br />

and brief cover letter to debi.pratt@tallpoppy.co.nz<br />

Debi Pratt<br />

Business Owner<br />

Bulsara t/a tall POPPy licenseD unDer reaa 2008<br />

021 480 155<br />

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

Elemental<br />

Mother Nature doesn’t care that your outdoor sofa cost thousands, the cushions<br />

are your favourite colour and you were ‘pretty sure’ the material was water-resistant.<br />

You need outdoor furniture that can withstand our variable seasons and climate.<br />

Words Anna Wallace<br />

As well as material composition, consider what the furniture will be used for and where it will be kept. Photo: DA Lewis


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A<br />

s well as selecting<br />

quality materials<br />

that can stand up to the<br />

elements, consider what<br />

you’ll use the furniture for<br />

and where it will be kept.<br />

Will you be holding dinner<br />

parties or lounging in the<br />

sun? Is it under cover?<br />

Placed on a deck or on<br />

grass? Do you need to<br />

move it often?<br />

A piece may be<br />

identified as suitable for<br />

outdoor use but can still<br />

degrade if left outside<br />

all year round. It’s worth<br />

asking the supplier if the<br />

furniture is certified for<br />

outdoor use in all weather.<br />

New Zealand-made items<br />

are often designed with<br />

our conditions in mind.<br />

Chairs of powder-coated aluminium and polyethylene wicker. Photo: McKenzie & Willis<br />

ALUMINIUM<br />

Commercial-grade aluminium will not rust, making it a preferred frame material<br />

for outdoor manufacturers.<br />

Powder-coating the aluminium with polyester microparticles enables a sharp<br />

look, for longer, and offers the same oxidation protection as it does on steel.<br />

This is a lightweight option, so good for portability.<br />

Storage should be thought about, as the material can corrode if left to the<br />

mercy of the elements.<br />

STEEL<br />

In theory, powder-coated steel should do the job, but it can flake; beware if<br />

moisture starts to seep underneath the coating.<br />

Stainless steel is preferred as it tends not to corrode. Different grades are<br />

available (316 is known as ‘marine grade’ and is used by many leading outdoor<br />

outlets). Test the quality of the stainless steel grade by holding a magnet to<br />

it – if it sticks, this indicates a lower-grade material.<br />

Galvanised steel is a bit less expensive and easier to manipulate than stainless<br />

steel. It is still corrosion resistant, and the patina that develops over time gives a<br />

more casual look.<br />

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

WICKER<br />

Wicker furniture is hand-woven from<br />

fibres (such as cane, straw, reeds, willows<br />

or rattan) and/or synthetic resins. It’s<br />

a technique that produces a classically<br />

stylish product. A major benefit is that<br />

it’s lightweight. Different weave styles are<br />

available.<br />

Synthetic wicker materials give the<br />

same appearance as natural rattan fibres<br />

but, so long as they’re manufactured to<br />

cope with environmental conditions (such<br />

as being UV stabilised), they last much<br />

better outside. For this reason, along with<br />

its authentic look, polyethylene wicker is<br />

popular.<br />

Look for words like ‘all-weather’, as<br />

some wicker furniture is better suited<br />

for indoor or conservatory use. Inferior<br />

wicker will crack if exposed to UV rays.<br />

PLASTIC<br />

Polypropylene-resin and polycarbonateplastic<br />

outdoor furniture pieces are<br />

modern-looking and come in an array of<br />

designs, giving a café-style feel. Look for<br />

UV inhibitors in their make-up.<br />

FABRICS<br />

Not all outdoor fabrics are created equal.<br />

Without suitable production processes,<br />

they may rot, perish or fade.<br />

Polyester fabric can be subject to fading<br />

in the sun. UV inhibitors should ideally<br />

be used for colour-fast cushions, sun<br />

umbrellas and coverings.<br />

Sunbrella is an acrylic fabric that has<br />

high durability and resistance to adverse<br />

environmental conditions, including water<br />

(acrylics are ‘hydrophobic’). This product<br />

often comes with a guarantee and means<br />

you can leave items outside without guilt.<br />

Sunproof is another brand that comes<br />

with a guarantee and is favoured on our<br />

shores.<br />

Cushions should be made from a<br />

quick-dry material. Look out for products<br />

with years-long warranties as this will<br />

indicate quality composition.<br />

FOAM<br />

Special, reticulated outdoor foam is a<br />

must, as it’s designed to drain water<br />

and dries quickly. Inferior products are<br />

common; they still use standard foam,<br />

which absorbs a lot of moisture (leaving<br />

your bottom wet even days later!).<br />

Problems with mould can then arise.<br />

Natural materials<br />

Teak is a hardwood often used outside. Photo: McKenzie & Willis<br />

TIMBER<br />

Wood is robust, durable and gives a natural look and feel. It<br />

can often be repurposed, thus avoiding waste.<br />

KWILA<br />

Kwila is a high-quality, strong and very durable hardwood<br />

often used outdoors.<br />

It’s resistant to rot, warping and splitting. An oiled finish is<br />

easy to maintain, but kwila doesn’t need a protective finish.<br />

MACROCARPA<br />

An exotic tree often grown in New Zealand, it produces<br />

a fine-grain wood. For outdoor furniture purposes, it may<br />

come air-dried so that it doesn’t crack when moisture<br />

releases.<br />

Heartwood macrocarpa is fine outside, but should be<br />

specified and supplied.<br />

Oiling enhances colour and protection.<br />

TEAK<br />

Teak is a solid hardwood material that has a natural<br />

appearance. It is inherently water and rot repellent, making it<br />

long-lasting and a popular choice in New Zealand.<br />

Look for wood that is made from the heart of the tree as<br />

it will be better quality than the outer. Knots and waviness in<br />

the grain indicate a less stable material.<br />

It’s recommended that a natural oil is applied regularly to<br />

combat weathering, and you may wish to re-stain it over<br />

time.<br />

Reclaimed teak is repurposed wood, perhaps from larger<br />

pieces, and offers a nice, rustic vibe.


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Seek items certified for outdoor use and/or under warranty.<br />

Photo: Global Living<br />

RATTAN<br />

Rattan is a strong, fibrous plant that is similar to<br />

bamboo. Used in weaving, it produces lightweight,<br />

durable, flexible and attractive furniture, In its<br />

natural state, it may be better suited for indoor<br />

and conservatory use. Some types or treatments<br />

make the rattan product cheaper to buy but can<br />

deteriorate quickly; signs of cracking and unravelling<br />

can occur. Experts recommend polyethylene rattan<br />

as it’s fully weatherproof. Certain grades will be<br />

more long-lasting.<br />

CANE<br />

Can provide strength, stability and durability. Look<br />

out for UV-stabilised cane to counter the risk of it<br />

fading in strong sunlight.<br />

ROPE OR CORD<br />

Specially engineered rope or cord products are<br />

becoming more popular in outdoor design. Ask<br />

about rot resistance. Quality versions are durable<br />

and weather-resistant.<br />

Synthetic materials may need less maintenance compared to wood; however, materials like good<br />

quality hardwoods last and can be recycled or repurposed to avoid ending up in landfill.<br />

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Poolside<br />

Clever landscaping in the outdoor kitchen and around the pool<br />

gave this entertainer’s home a resort feel.<br />

Words Anna Wallace Photos Sarah Rowlands<br />

ABOVE: This award-winning landscape design and construction project<br />

complements the existing house and pool.


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

Kelly and John Nicholls always find themselves with<br />

a full house. When living in one of Christchurch’s<br />

first new builds post-earthquake, their vision for the<br />

property was to have a central outdoor living area for<br />

socialising and family living, with seamless access from<br />

each of the internal wings.<br />

‘Water baby’ John, their children and grandchildren<br />

made full use of the pool in summer. The deep<br />

ends encouraged teenage bombs, and John would<br />

do lengths twice a day. Running an office on-site,<br />

employees took dips when the mercury crept up.<br />

With Kelly’s 50th looming, the pair wanted to hold<br />

the party at home and so set about transforming the<br />

property further.<br />

“We really wanted a resort-style, holiday feel like<br />

the places we’ve been to in Bali and Thailand.”<br />

Kelly wanted guests to be able to gather in separate<br />

groups while still achieving a feeling of togetherness.<br />

The view of the pool from the house had to remain.<br />

“Without curtains in the main living area inside, we<br />

used the pool’s solar-powered lighting to illuminate<br />

the home at night,” she explains.<br />

Emma Johnston, a senior landscape architect at<br />

Goom Landscapes, came up with a number of ideas.<br />

As well as creating a crisp, resort-style living space,<br />

Emma set out to achieve better flow between the<br />

home, pool and outdoor room, with a pizza oven and<br />

defined seated areas.<br />

With glass fencing, Emma planted different shades<br />

of green Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ and ground covers to<br />

keep the sight line open. “It looked beautiful but was<br />

really about safety, so we could see the kids in the<br />

pool,” Kelly recalls.<br />

Warming up the “sea of concrete” using walls,<br />

planting and tiles enabled Emma to create smaller<br />

spaces or ‘rooms’.<br />

Kelly was happy to trust in Emma’s expertise and that<br />

faith paid off. The project was completed (on budget) a<br />

week before Kelly’s two-day birthday celebration.<br />

“They pulled out all the stops for us and it was<br />

exactly the ‘resorty’ feel we wanted. There’s nothing I<br />

would change – we loved it.”<br />

With the kids all grown up, the Nicholls have since<br />

moved on. “It needed a family to enjoy it.”<br />

For those embarking on a pool landscaping project,<br />

Kelly advises to find a reputable, proven company.<br />

“Look at their other jobs and do the reference<br />

checking before you sign up.”<br />

ABOVE: For Kelly’s 50th party, the couple wanted to create a resort-style, holiday feel, similar to places they had visited in Bali and Thailand.<br />

OPPOSITE: After careful planning, an aesthetically pleasing, seamless glass fence meant the sight line to the pool was uninterrupted.


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For a resortstyle<br />

space, flow<br />

was needed<br />

between the<br />

house, pool and<br />

outdoor areas.<br />

LOCATION<br />

Sawyers Arms Road, Harewood,<br />

Christchurch.<br />

POOL<br />

12m x 9m Pioneer pool.<br />

LANDSCAPE BUILD AND DESIGN<br />

Goom Landscapes.<br />

LIGHTING<br />

South Island Electrical.<br />

TILING<br />

IMO Tiling.<br />

GLASS POOL FENCING<br />

New Zealand Frameless Glass.<br />

SIZE OF OUTDOOR AREA<br />

Approximately 270sqm, including the<br />

pool.<br />

PROJECT LENGTH<br />

Seven months.<br />

SPECIAL FEATURES<br />

Emma says fencing is the number one<br />

consideration for pool areas: “It requires<br />

time and thought.” The result was a<br />

clever, aesthetically pleasing glass fence.<br />

“We didn’t want metal fencing to<br />

be an eyesore as we looked out,” says<br />

Kelly. The panels have a minimal gap,<br />

and with no lines provide a seamless<br />

look. Two of the fence lines double as<br />

one end of the outdoor room and a<br />

wall of the house. Retractable, they can<br />

be opened up in summer and enclosed<br />

in winter. “It’s an entertainer’s dream<br />

while still being safe for the younger<br />

children.”<br />

CHALLENGES<br />

Working with three existing surrounding<br />

buildings was tricky for Emma and the<br />

build team.<br />

“We had to deal with surface<br />

drainage, which is where the water goes<br />

if it rains or splashes out of the pool.<br />

We had a very clever build team for<br />

the set out.” Good attention to detail<br />

is a must when dealing with what’s<br />

underneath, Emma says.<br />

DESIGNER’S HIGHLIGHT<br />

“The pool area ended up being very<br />

complementary to the house, thanks<br />

to the materials and colours we used<br />

– including kwila and two types of (nonslip)<br />

tiles,” Emma says.<br />

AWARDS<br />

<strong>2021</strong> Landscapes of Distinction Awards:<br />

a gold award for landscape construction<br />

and a silver for landscape design.


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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS<br />

with Tim Goom<br />

Party time -<br />

How to create the perfect<br />

outdoor space for a gathering!<br />

The season of summer entertaining is almost upon us. Covid<br />

has clipped our wings in terms of entertaining in recent timesbut<br />

with the appropriate QR code and precautions, there’s<br />

nothing to stop you from planning a sizeable safe celebration in<br />

your outdoor space.<br />

If you love hosting parties outdoors, what are the key components to<br />

ensure your gathering goes smoothly and is memorable?<br />

The right space<br />

It only takes a few to make a party but generally the size of the guest list<br />

will be dictated by the size of the space, although with clever design, even<br />

a tight space can fit a crowd. Having an enclosed space will define the area<br />

in which you would like your guests to gather and help to minimise the<br />

impact of noise for your neighbours. Enclosing a space can be as simple<br />

as screening and planting and an overhead awning or umbrella or the<br />

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<strong>Style</strong> | Promotion 43


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

At New World we’re here to take the difficult out of the dinner, the stress<br />

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Sirloin steak with salsa<br />

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Serves:<br />

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Prep time: 15 mins<br />

Cooking time: 35 mins<br />

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1kg orange kūmara, peeled and cut into 3-4cm<br />

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3-4 anchovies<br />

2 Tbsp Pams Moroccan Capers<br />

1 garlic clove, crushed<br />

1 bunch parsley<br />

Grated zest and juice ½ lemon<br />

¼ cup Pams Extra Virgin Olive Oil<br />

600g sirloin/porterhouse steaks<br />

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2. For the salsa verde, chop the anchovies and capers finely and<br />

put into a small bowl with the crushed garlic. Finely chop the<br />

parsley, add to the bowl along with the lemon zest and juice.<br />

Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.<br />

3. Rub the remaining oil over the steaks and season with salt.<br />

Heat a frying pan over high heat and cook the steaks for<br />

3 minutes each side for medium rare (or adjust time<br />

according to how well-cooked you like the steaks). Remove<br />

from the pan and set aside to rest in a warm place for<br />

5 minutes before slicing.<br />

4. Serve the steak with the mash and spoon over the salsa verde.<br />

Top tips<br />

• For a salsa verde with a little more kick, try adding dried chilli<br />

flakes to the mix.<br />

• Serve with a side of green vegetables such as broccoli,<br />

Brussels sprouts or braised silver beet.<br />

Toni Street’s<br />

festive bark<br />

Prep time: 15 mins<br />

Cooking time: 35 mins<br />

A festive treat you can make with the kids: marbled milk<br />

and white chocolate with lots of tasty treats on top. See<br />

the finished platter at instagram.com/tonimstreet<br />

Ingredients<br />

500g milk chocolate<br />

250g white chocolate<br />

6 candy canes, crushed<br />

M&M’s or pebbles<br />

1 packet chopped nuts<br />

Method<br />

1. Melt milk chocolate and white<br />

chocolate (in separate bowls) in<br />

30-second intervals in the microwave<br />

until the chocolate is completely<br />

melted and smooth.<br />

2. Cover a baking tray with baking paper<br />

and pour the milk chocolate over the<br />

tray, spreading out chocolate with a<br />

spatula.<br />

3. Pour the white chocolate over the<br />

milk chocolate using a fork to make a<br />

marble pattern.<br />

4. Quickly add the crushed candy canes,<br />

M&M’s and chopped nuts.<br />

5. Refrigerate until set.


<strong>Style</strong> | Promotion 45<br />

Paprika butterfly<br />

chicken<br />

Serves:<br />

2<br />

Prep time: <strong>10</strong> mins<br />

Cooking time: 20 mins<br />

Butterflying your own chicken is much easier than<br />

it looks! Pop this on the BBQ or in the oven, and<br />

pair with a side of slaw and soft tortillas. This<br />

crispy chicken makes for the perfect taco night!<br />

Ingredients<br />

1.5kg whole chicken<br />

2 Tbsp paprika<br />

1 lemon, plus extra wedges to serve<br />

4 cloves garlic, crushed<br />

1 bunch spring onions<br />

¼ cup jalapeños, very finely diced<br />

1 large handful coriander, finely diced<br />

2 avocados, chopped into chunks<br />

Method<br />

1. To butterfly your chicken, place the chicken<br />

on a clean board, breast side down. Use<br />

kitchen scissors to cut down each side of<br />

the back bone and remove. Flip the chicken<br />

over and using the heel of your hand, press<br />

down firmly to flatten the chicken. Season<br />

the chicken all over with salt.<br />

2. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika,<br />

the juice of half a lemon, 2 cloves of garlic,<br />

a big pinch of salt and a tablespoon of oil.<br />

Spread this marinade all over the chicken<br />

and under the skin on the breast.<br />

No BBQ?<br />

No problem!<br />

Preheat oven to 200°C.<br />

Cook chicken skin-side<br />

up in a roasting tin<br />

for 40-45 mins, until<br />

cooked through.<br />

3. Preheat your BBQ to a medium-high heat and place the<br />

chicken breast side down for 5 to <strong>10</strong> minutes until the skin is<br />

golden and lightly charred. Flip the chicken over, reduce the<br />

heat to low and continue to cook with the BBQ lid down for<br />

40 minutes.<br />

4. While the chicken is cooking, grill the spring onions for<br />

5 minutes until lightly charred. Leave to cool slightly and<br />

finely dice.<br />

5. In a medium bowl, add the remaining garlic, remaining lemon,<br />

jalapeños, coriander, cooked spring onions and a generous<br />

drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and stir to<br />

combine.<br />

6. When the chicken is cooked, place on a board and leave to<br />

rest for <strong>10</strong> minutes.<br />

7. Serve the chicken with the diced avocado and drizzle over the<br />

jalapeño salsa. Serve immediately with extra lemon wedges.<br />

Top tips<br />

• If you’re not one to de-bone a chook, try roasting it whole for<br />

1 hour 20 minutes.<br />

• Buy a butterflied chicken if you are short on time.<br />

Portobello mushrooms<br />

with blue cheese<br />

Serves:<br />

2<br />

Prep time: <strong>10</strong> mins<br />

Cooking time: 20 mins<br />

Stuffed portobello mushrooms are<br />

the perfect snack or side when you’re<br />

entertaining guests. With every bite,<br />

you get the crunch on the outside and<br />

the delicate creamy blue cheese on the<br />

inside. Stuff them ahead of time and<br />

bake when you’re ready.<br />

Ingredients<br />

4 small portobello mushrooms or 2<br />

large portobello mushrooms, stalks<br />

removed<br />

50g Whitestone Windsor Blue<br />

50g panko breadcrumbs<br />

1 small cup parsley, finely chopped<br />

Method<br />

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.<br />

2. Clean the mushrooms using a paper towel and then gently<br />

remove the stems.<br />

3. Arrange the mushrooms on an oven tray, top sides down. Stuff<br />

each mushroom with a layer of blue cheese.<br />

4. Bake mushrooms for 12 minutes, or until you see the top of<br />

the mushrooms turning soft and dark in colour and the cheese<br />

has melted.<br />

5. Sprinkle a handful of panko breadcrumbs on top of the cheese<br />

and cook until golden (approximately 8 minutes).<br />

6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Garnish with parsley<br />

and serve warm.


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

Rapaura Springs<br />

Reserve Pinot<br />

Gris <strong>2021</strong><br />

Champion Pinot<br />

Gris – lightly spiced<br />

& ripe for any<br />

occasion.<br />

No-bake strawberry<br />

cheesecake<br />

Panhead<br />

Port<br />

Road<br />

Pilsner<br />

Multi award winner – punchy fruity<br />

hops, crisp lively bitterness.<br />

Serves:<br />

12<br />

Prep time: 20 mins + 2½ hrs<br />

chilling time<br />

Celebrate the new season strawberries with this fresh, easy<br />

and delicious no-bake tart!<br />

Ingredients<br />

250g digestive biscuits, crushed<br />

125g unsalted butter, melted<br />

250g cream cheese, softened<br />

cup icing sugar<br />

½ tsp vanilla essence<br />

½ cup sour cream<br />

250g strawberries<br />

1 Tbsp runny honey<br />

Method<br />

1. Using a food processor, blitz the biscuits until they<br />

resemble crumbs. Alternatively, place the biscuits in a<br />

resealable bag, or clean tea towel, and crush with a rolling<br />

pin.<br />

2. Place the butter and biscuits in a large mixing bowl and<br />

stir to combine. Scrape the mixture into a standard size<br />

tart tin and press into an even layer along the bottom and<br />

sides. Place in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes.<br />

3. Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar in a medium bowl<br />

until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Dice half the<br />

strawberries and fold through. Spread filling on the cooled<br />

crust. Chill for at least 2 hours, or until slightly firm.<br />

4. Slice the remaining strawberries, arrange over the creamy<br />

filling and drizzle with runny honey. Slice, and serve<br />

immediately.<br />

Top tips<br />

• Dial up the freshness by sprinkling over a handful of fresh<br />

mint or thyme.<br />

• An easy alternative to fresh strawberries is slightly<br />

defrosted frozen strawberries!<br />

Trinity Hill<br />

Hawke’s Bay<br />

Syrah 2020<br />

Champion Syrah,<br />

sensational,<br />

seductive,<br />

super-smooth & silky.<br />

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beer and grown-up drinks under 0.5% ABV.<br />

Check out newworld.co.nz/zero and<br />

look out for the Zero Zone signage<br />

instore or ask for assistance in the<br />

liquor department.


<strong>Style</strong> | Home 47<br />

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

Mix & mingle<br />

Kate Preece expands her horizons with<br />

a bevy of newcomers.<br />

Sharing is caring<br />

For those who are fans of exsherry<br />

cask matured whisky, the<br />

Tamdhu 12 is hard to beat. It is a<br />

complex and rich single malt. The<br />

nose is full of tempting aromas of<br />

iced cinnamon rolls, dried fruit and<br />

old-school boiled sweeties. The<br />

palate has a silky texture and is full<br />

of flavours of fruit and spice.<br />

You can’t go too far wrong with<br />

ex-sherry cask matured Speyside<br />

whisky, and this is certainly a whisky<br />

to be shared and savoured.<br />

– Isla McNaught, Whisky Galore<br />

First timer<br />

Produced in Canterbury,<br />

the first small batch gin off<br />

the blocks for KJ & Co is a<br />

doozy. Dubbed Number 6<br />

Gin, it delivers on flavour<br />

with cardamom, ginger<br />

and citrus – particularly<br />

kaffir lime leaf. There’s<br />

plenty of zest thanks to<br />

lemon, grapefruit, mandarin<br />

and lime, with a touch of<br />

pepper. Two tasters thought<br />

that elderflower was in the<br />

mix and though wrong,<br />

this supports the intriguing<br />

nature of a gin that will keep<br />

your taste buds guessing. A<br />

winner in my books, straight<br />

out of the gate.<br />

At the ready<br />

Sundown’s three-flavoured RTD range is free<br />

from preservatives, low in sugar and has a<br />

base gin that’s made with five botanicals, including<br />

kawakawa and horopito. The Gin, Grapefruit<br />

and Elderflower with Soda one I tried wasn’t too<br />

sweet or flush with artificial flavour (traps the big<br />

brands have fallen into), and instead held true<br />

to the sourness of grapefruit – mellowed by the<br />

elderflower, but still sharp and zesty. The Bay of<br />

Plenty gin is officially on my to-try list, while this<br />

pretty little can has challenged cider’s position as<br />

my preferred summer drink.<br />

Diversity is good<br />

A winery adding gin to its<br />

offering brings all my friends<br />

to the party – and this<br />

shindig is care of Waipara<br />

Springs. Katie and Andrew<br />

Moore have been honing<br />

their wine craft for years,<br />

and this new trick is all<br />

about a love for delivering<br />

something a little different.<br />

Aroha Premium Dry Gin<br />

is an easy-drinking, smooth<br />

operator that is simple,<br />

without being downplayed.<br />

With a touch of aniseed, it’s<br />

a refreshing gin that will be<br />

right at home in an icy G&T<br />

on the deck. Cheers.


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

Flagship colours<br />

With a cult following across the country, it was only a matter of time before<br />

Augustine opened in the South Island. We caught up with owner and designer<br />

Kelly Coe to celebrate the Kiwi fashion brand’s biggest store yet.<br />

othing beats getting your girlfriends together<br />

“Nover brunch then trying on clothes in a store,”<br />

says Augustine owner and designer Kelly Coe.<br />

With Canterbury the second largest online market<br />

for ‘House of Augustine’ and its <strong>10</strong> labels, the Kiwi<br />

brand opened on Cashel Street in November after a<br />

successful fashion show in Christchurch. The exuberant<br />

response from locals matches Kelly’s take on fashion.<br />

“Augustine stores are a colour explosion, as our<br />

clothes are designed to be exciting and vibrant. I’ve<br />

always banged on about how wearing bright colours<br />

can change your whole attitude – when people give<br />

you positive comments about what you’re wearing, it’s<br />

great for your mental health,” she says.<br />

With 14,000 VIP members and 170,000 Facebook<br />

followers, stockists have been a big part of the success<br />

story. However, as their labels and ranges increased, it<br />

was time to invest in their own premises. With stores<br />

in Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington, “people kept<br />

asking when we were going to open up down here”.<br />

“It’s quite funny that we ended up launching our<br />

biggest store ever in a pandemic! Although, we did<br />

start out 12 years ago in a global recession,” Kelly<br />

quips.<br />

The flagship range is vast: active wear resides<br />

alongside denim jeans and accessories; party outfits,<br />

resort pieces and formalwear show off next to pyjamas<br />

and candles; youngsters and men are catered for too.<br />

The large Cashel Street footprint enabled husband<br />

Nathan, who designs and oversees store fit-outs, to<br />

give each label its own space. There’s even an enclosed<br />

pod in which kids can play safely, as mums peruse.<br />

“We have three daughters so I know what it’s like to<br />

go shopping with little ones,” Kelly says.<br />

Repeat visits will be rewarded with new reveals, the<br />

designer promises.<br />

“We’ve stayed true to the ethos we started out with<br />

– while we may have grown in the amount of styles<br />

we offer, we still keep to small runs. That way, fans<br />

know that what they’re buying is unique.”<br />

Augustine Flagship Store now open at 161 Cashel Street, Christchurch. augustine.co.nz


AUGUSTINE FLAGSHIP STORE<br />

161 CASHEL STREET, CHRISTCHURCH<br />

WWW.AUGUSTINE.CO.NZ


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

Tried and tested<br />

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

DEPUTY<br />

EDITOR AND<br />

NEW RECRUIT<br />

ANNA<br />

WALLACE<br />

Clarins Milky Boost<br />

You’re on holiday; you’ve hung<br />

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daily makeup routine. But,<br />

hold on, who’s that coming<br />

down the drive? This is just<br />

one moment when Clarins<br />

Milky Boost BB cream comes<br />

to the rescue. Quick and easy<br />

to apply, it provides a ‘natural’<br />

look while evening out your skin<br />

tone and adding a subtle glow.<br />

The speckled white, thin liquid<br />

transforms on contact with the<br />

skin to reveal its true colours.<br />

Available in five shades, 04<br />

Milky Auburn was spot on for<br />

me, blending beautifully and<br />

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with promises to hydrate as it<br />

luminates and let my skin breathe<br />

in the process. A lightweight<br />

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RRP $64 (50ml)<br />

EDITOR<br />

AND GIN<br />

APPRECIATOR<br />

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Facial Cream<br />

I’m not prone to dryness, so when<br />

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Enter this cream that claims to help<br />

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Immediately, my skin felt satiated,<br />

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Would thoroughly recommend if your<br />

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delicious food and (of course) stunning views to match<br />

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Pitch up<br />

Camping is one of our favourite national pastimes. There’s nothing like setting<br />

off in a jam-packed car, kicking daily routines, sleeping under canvas,<br />

cooking al fresco and exploring nature in jandals.<br />

Words Anna Wallace<br />

<strong>Style</strong> | Travel 57


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

Conservation sites<br />

DOC aims to foster recreation in nature, connecting people<br />

with our nation’s stunning environment and unique heritage.<br />

The organisation manages more than 200 campsites throughout<br />

New Zealand – from forest settings to lakeshores and sandy<br />

beaches. Around 95 are designated ‘backcountry’ or ‘basic’.<br />

Some are bookable, whereas others are first-in-best-dressed.<br />

“There’s still plenty of availability at many popular campsites<br />

this summer,” advises Steve Taylor, DOC’s Heritage and<br />

Visitors Director. “Booking ahead secures people a spot during<br />

this busy timeframe.”<br />

At the time of printing, these DOC holiday spots in the<br />

South Island all had spaces available in <strong>December</strong> and January.<br />

Services vary, but many of the places listed here have powered<br />

and non-powered sites, showers, kitchen and toilet amenities,<br />

and drinking water. Check what is at each site before booking<br />

(DOC.govt.nz/campsites). The DOC Campsite Pass can be<br />

used to book in some areas, although can be date-dependent.<br />

ABOVE: Momorangi Bay, Marlborough.<br />

Your friends are stocking up on insect<br />

repellent, getting the car serviced<br />

and cancelling their food boxes. They’re<br />

going camping, joining the mass exodus<br />

that occurs once Christmas leftovers<br />

have been smashed and the Home<br />

Alone movies dutifully chuckled at. If<br />

the unpredictability of <strong>2021</strong> has done a<br />

number on you and you haven’t sorted<br />

a campsite for the holidays yet – no<br />

worries! Bookable, or even nonbookable<br />

sites are available.<br />

Medium to large commercial<br />

campgrounds, like Top <strong>10</strong> Holiday<br />

Parks (top<strong>10</strong>.co.nz), are popular as<br />

they’re often found in prime locations,<br />

are well-serviced and have plenty of<br />

entertainment for families. Those at the<br />

smaller end of the scale are Department<br />

of Conservation (DOC) sites, or those<br />

run by community groups. There are<br />

apps that facilitate you staying on<br />

private property (campable.com), or if<br />

you’re on wheels, there’s the option of<br />

freedom camping.<br />

NELSON/TASMAN<br />

KERR BAY AND WEST BAY<br />

Both sites are located next to Lake Rotoiti in the<br />

Nelson Lakes region – surrounded by beech forest,<br />

with a boat-launch ramp nearby.<br />

MARLBOROUGH<br />

PELORUS BRIDGE<br />

Camp amongst kahikatea, beech and rimu trees by the Pelorus<br />

River, which is suitable for swimming, fishing and kayaking.<br />

Walking tracks abound. There’s a café and shop on-site.<br />

MOMORANGI BAY<br />

A family campsite beside a sheltered bay, popular for<br />

swimming, boating and fishing. A short walk and<br />

glow-worm grotto is on-site. Campers can access<br />

Wi-Fi, a playground and shop.<br />

Lake Rotoiti


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

WEST COAST<br />

HANS BAY – LAKE KANIERE<br />

This is a large, grassy lake-front campsite. Fish<br />

from the jetty, or boat and swim in the lake.<br />

LAKE MAHINAPUA<br />

Camp and enjoy water sports at the lake<br />

beside a forest. There are limited services here,<br />

such as cold showers, and the water is untreated<br />

so needs to be boiled before use.<br />

ABOVE: Lake Mahinapua is located beside a West Coast forest.<br />

CANTERBURY<br />

PEEL FOREST<br />

Discover the remnants of the magnificent podocarp forest that<br />

once covered this area. Walk to Acland Falls, fish or boat on<br />

the Rangitata River, and explore the Rangitata Valley.<br />

WHITE HORSE HILL<br />

Camp beneath alpine scenery, including Mt Sefton. Enjoy a<br />

variety of walks from the valley floor to mountain tops. Hot<br />

showers and shops are found in the village that’s 2.5km away.<br />

OTAGO<br />

KIDDS BUSH<br />

Camp alongside Lake Hawea, in a large, grassy area near<br />

mountain beech trees. Go for walks and swims, or go fishing.<br />

Portable toilets are in use, due to a new toilet block being built.<br />

PLEASANT FLAT<br />

Located in the Mt Aspiring National Park near Wānaka.<br />

Take in the magnificent views of Mt Hooker; fish in nearby<br />

Haast River; enjoy short walks or picnics.<br />

Winging it<br />

You can try your luck at one of DOC’s<br />

non-bookable campsites (DOC.govt.nz/<br />

campsites). Most of these have limited<br />

facilities and operate on a first-come,<br />

first-served basis. These places may have<br />

sites up for grabs:<br />

• Nelson/Tasman: Cobb River, Siberia<br />

Flat, Courthouse Flat<br />

• Marlborough: Elaine Bay, Harvey<br />

Bay, Butchers Flat, Cowshed Bay,<br />

Camp Bay, Waimaru, Davies Bay,<br />

Rarangi, Whites Bay, Onamalutu,<br />

Mill Flat, Marfells Beach, Molesworth<br />

Cob Cottage, Acheron House<br />

• Canterbury: Loch Katrine, Andrews<br />

Shelter, Lake Poaka, Temple, Round<br />

Bush, Lake Middleton, Ahuriri<br />

Bridge<br />

• Otago: Sylvan, Twelve Mile Delta,<br />

Moke Lake, Skippers, Macetown,<br />

Homestead<br />

• Southland: Mavora Lakes<br />

• Fiordland: Thicket Burn<br />

When freedom camping on public land<br />

in a van or camper, you need to know<br />

where it’s permitted and what the rules<br />

are (to avoid a fine). Some DOC sites will<br />

allow it (DOC.govt.nz/freedomcamping).<br />

Every district and council has different<br />

bylaws for you to be aware of.<br />

ABOVE: Cascade Creek is the start of the Lake Gunn Nature Walk.<br />

FIORDLAND<br />

HENRY CREEK<br />

You’ll find this scenic spot beside Lake Te Anau.<br />

Accommodates campervans and there are small<br />

sites in regenerating beech forest. Limited services,<br />

with water taken from a stream.<br />

CASCADE CREEK<br />

Good for larger vehicles, this is close by the Eglinton and<br />

Cascade Rivers that are popular for fly fishing. The Lake Gunn<br />

Nature Walk starts here. Camp fires are permitted (if no bans).<br />

Be safe out there<br />

DOC encourages people to enjoy the<br />

outdoors safely: take the correct supplies<br />

and equipment; check the conditions<br />

(and any alerts) for your destination;<br />

tell someone your plans; follow any<br />

rules, such as restrictions on dogs, fires<br />

and vehicles; and follow the Ministry of<br />

Health guidelines.


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

Happy reading<br />

<strong>Style</strong> readers Tara Gardner-Snoad and Brian Phillips have your summer<br />

reading sorted with these recommendations.<br />

The Dark<br />

Remains<br />

William<br />

McIlvanney,<br />

Ian Rankin<br />

(Canongate,<br />

$32.99)<br />

For many years Ian Rankin has been<br />

thrilling crime fiction aficionados with<br />

his superbly crafted Inspector Rebus<br />

series. He has become, without<br />

doubt, the ‘King of Scottish Crime<br />

Fiction’. A close-run second to this<br />

crown was William McIlvanney,<br />

whose DC Laidlaw novels were a<br />

brilliant evocation of criminal life in<br />

Glasgow. When McIlvanney died he<br />

left behind notes for a prequel to the<br />

Laidlaw novels and now Rankin has<br />

brought this to life in a dazzling pageturning<br />

novel. Loved it.<br />

– Brian Phillips<br />

Guarded by<br />

Dragons<br />

Rick Gekoski<br />

(Little, Brown<br />

Book Group,<br />

$37.99)<br />

Rick Gekoski was a student in<br />

London when he discovered that<br />

he could sell his first-edition DH<br />

Lawrence books for more than he<br />

paid for them. This led to a career<br />

as an internationally renowned<br />

dealer in rare books. In this, his third<br />

exploration of the arcane world of<br />

rare books and their collectors, he<br />

reveals his transition from dealing in<br />

books to handling literary estates.<br />

Gekoski is a wonderful storyteller<br />

and he has some amazing stories<br />

to tell, involving a slew of famous<br />

literary names.<br />

– Brian Phillips<br />

Top Secret<br />

Twenty-One<br />

Janet Evanovich<br />

(Headline<br />

Publishing Group,<br />

$24.99)<br />

Stephanie Plum is a bond<br />

enforcement agent – AKA bounty<br />

hunter – who works for her bail<br />

bond cousin Vinnie in New Jersey.<br />

The only problem is that she’s not<br />

very good at it. Her hight ticket FTA<br />

(Failed to Appear) is Jimmy Poletti, a<br />

well-known car-dealer who has been<br />

caught selling more than just cars off<br />

his yard, and he has disappeared.<br />

Throw in her complicated love<br />

life, quirky co-workers, crazy family,<br />

<strong>10</strong> killer chihuahuas, an unexpected<br />

4-foot roommate and zany bail-bond<br />

skippers, and this colourful cast will<br />

have you laughing out loud.<br />

– Tara Gardner-Snoad<br />

The Pink Jumpsuit: Short<br />

Fictions, Tall Truths<br />

Emma Neale<br />

(Quentin Wilson Publishing, $35)<br />

The Piano Girls<br />

Elizabeth Smither<br />

(Quentin Wilson Publishing, $35)<br />

New Zealand has a rich history of short story writers, dating back before Katherine Mansfield. Short stories are such a pleasure<br />

– the ability to dip in and out at will is something to be enjoyed. While searching for a collection to recommend, I found two<br />

and couldn’t separate them. Elizabeth Smither is an outstanding short story writer with a dozen previously published collections.<br />

Emma Neale, poet, novelist and former editor of the literary magazine Landfall, has published her first collection. Both are<br />

wonderfully crafted examples of the genre with some of the best stories you will read this year. Don’t be surprised to see one<br />

(or both) of these on the shortlist for the next Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.<br />

– Brian Phillips


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

Better off<br />

Dead<br />

Lee Child and<br />

Andrew Child<br />

(Penguin Random<br />

House, $29.99)<br />

Once again our hero Jack Reacher<br />

is on the road – this time on a<br />

deserted Arizona road, where he<br />

discovers a jeep crashed into the<br />

only tree for miles. Michaela Fenton,<br />

the driver, is a former Afghan vet<br />

badly injured by an IED. Now she’s<br />

an FBI agent seeking her missing twin<br />

brother Michael. Of course, being<br />

Reacher, he agrees to help with<br />

her search. The usual contingent<br />

of violent characters emerge – cue<br />

Reacher-style fist fights. Great holiday<br />

reading.<br />

– Brian Phillips<br />

Bones are<br />

Forever<br />

Kathy Reichs<br />

(Cornerstone,<br />

$26)<br />

Kathy Reichs is an actual forensic<br />

anthropologist (FA) whose books<br />

inspired the TV series Bones.<br />

FA Dr Temperance Brennan is<br />

called to a run-down apartment<br />

where the mummified remains<br />

of a new-born baby have been<br />

discovered. Using her medical<br />

training to try and solve the mystery<br />

and locate the baby’s missing mother<br />

is a dangerous job indeed.<br />

Gritty and gripping from the first<br />

page, this is a book that’s hard to put<br />

down.<br />

– Tara Gardner-Snoad<br />

Grown Ups<br />

Marian Keyes<br />

(Penguin Books,<br />

$24)<br />

Jessie Casey is a successful<br />

businesswoman who’s happily<br />

married to Johnny and loves her<br />

children. She includes Johnny’s<br />

two brothers and their partners in<br />

constant get-togethers. However, as<br />

with any large group they bring their<br />

own insecurities, and things are not<br />

always as they seem. Near the end<br />

of the story, secrets are accidentally<br />

revealed and the reader will go back<br />

to the start where it all began, slowly<br />

unpeeling the many layers. Funny and<br />

sad, this is an insightful look at family<br />

dynamics and why it can be difficult<br />

to finally have to Grow Up.<br />

– Tara Gardner-Snoad<br />

The Subtle Art of Not<br />

Giving a F*ck<br />

Mark Manson<br />

(First published HarperCollins;<br />

Re-published Pan Macmillan, $34.99)<br />

If you are a ‘glass-half-empty’ person or feel like a ‘have<br />

not’ in a world of haves, then this is the self-help book<br />

for you.<br />

Written by blogger Mark Manson, whose philosophy is<br />

that, instead of turning lemons into lemonade, sometimes<br />

you just have to suck the lemon and forgo the sugar.<br />

Life is messy, he says, with humorous insights into the<br />

human psyche. Find out “why we simply can’t all be<br />

extraordinary” and why that’s okay.<br />

– Tara Gardner-Snoad<br />

A Man Called Ove<br />

Fredrik Backman<br />

(Hodder & Stoughton, $24.99)<br />

While not recent, this was my favourite book of <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

I recommend it as a great holiday read as you’ll find<br />

yourself drawn into the grumpy world of the ageing<br />

Ove – a recently retired Swede with a passion for Saabs.<br />

It is peopled with wonderful characters and entertaining<br />

storylines. And a cat to remember. You will find yourself<br />

cheering for Ove as the story unfolds, and bereft when<br />

the story comes to an end. Unmissable.<br />

– Brian Phillips


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

The book nook<br />

Discover new releases to add to your TBR pile these holidays.<br />

NEW RELEASES<br />

The Lincoln Highway<br />

Amor Towles<br />

(Penguin Random House, $37)<br />

Emmett Watson is 18, and after making one bad decision<br />

he was sent to a juvenile reform farm. Newly released to<br />

care for his eight-year-old brother Billy after their father’s<br />

untimely death, they hatch a scheme to find their mother<br />

who abandoned them years ago. Their only clues are a<br />

series of postcards she sent them eight years earlier from<br />

various stops along the Lincoln Highway, ending in San<br />

Francisco.<br />

These plans come unstuck, however, when two of<br />

Emmett’s former prison mates (albeit escaped) turn up on<br />

the brothers’ doorstep, with plans of their own to go to<br />

New York.<br />

Set in the 1950s, this story travels by car and freight train<br />

through America. It’s touching and humorous, beautifully<br />

written and absolutely addictive.<br />

– Tara Gardner-Snoad<br />

Harbour Kitchens:<br />

Another Helping<br />

Various contributors<br />

(Lyttelton Education Charitable<br />

Trust, $40)<br />

The heart and soul of Lyttelton is laid out on the table<br />

with this beautiful new recipe book. Supported by their<br />

community and fellow creatives, a small group of parent<br />

volunteers from Lyttelton Primary School has brought<br />

together more than 150 recipes from the port town’s<br />

residents. There’s star power from the likes of Joe<br />

Bennett, muso Lindon Puffin (his advice on how to fillet<br />

a fish is superb), Lois Ogilvie (of Volcano Café fame) and<br />

restaurateur Giulio Sturla (Mapu), and lashings of cuteness<br />

thanks to featured drawings by the local schoolchildren for<br />

which this book is fundraising.<br />

The sequel to what was first printed in 2009, Harbour<br />

Kitchens: Another Helping is divided into seasons, with<br />

additional sections, such as ‘party’ and ‘lockdown’, capturing<br />

the mood of <strong>2021</strong>.<br />

The Marmalade Chicken comes highly praised – and<br />

the simple yet refreshingly satisfying Strawberry Salsa is a<br />

personal fave.<br />

– Kate Preece<br />

Homecooked: Seasonal<br />

Recipes for Every Day<br />

Lucy Corry<br />

(Penguin Books, $55)<br />

Written by a New Zealander for New Zealanders, Lucy<br />

Corry’s Homecooked takes us on a seasonal journey<br />

incorporating unique, richly flavoured ingredients from<br />

Aotearoa.<br />

From our land for our traditions, seasons and whānau,<br />

you’ll find simple meals for every day and inspiration for<br />

every occasion. Lucy truly loves food and sharing her ideas,<br />

and her cooking features in magazines such as Cuisine and<br />

NZ Life & Leisure. With an emphasis on fresh and locally<br />

sourced ingredients, this book is not only budget-friendly but<br />

environmentally friendly also.<br />

– Tara Gardner-Snoad<br />

Tara Gardner-Snoad is a writer<br />

and mum of three adult sons (and<br />

an eight-year-old staffy). She enjoys<br />

sitting in the sun with a good book<br />

and a New Zealand pinot gris.<br />

Brian Phillips is an online bookseller<br />

based in Christchurch. He is a former<br />

publisher and recent judge for the<br />

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.


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Alexander McKinnon<br />

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If you live in Christchurch you have probably visited the<br />

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Every family has its secrets and the Goughs are no<br />

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Author John le Carré lived from 1931 to 2020. This is his<br />

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Once again he returns a tale of espionage and spying<br />

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SUMMER INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG ADULTS


66 <strong>Style</strong> Teen | Newsfeed<br />

NEWSFEED<br />

Tapping into emotions<br />

If you’re looking for an emo reset,<br />

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Emotions for Children by Rebekah<br />

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The Star Wars: Galactic<br />

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– A Boy Called Christmas<br />

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– Encanto<br />

– Spider-Man: No Way Home<br />

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– West Side Story<br />

– The Matrix Resurrections<br />

– The Addams Family 2<br />

– Ghostbusters: Afterlife<br />

– Clifford the Big Red Dog<br />

Thanks to Silky Otter, we’ve got<br />

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Special thanks<br />

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68 <strong>Style</strong> Teen | Feature<br />

Where there’s a Will<br />

Flying the flag for New Zealand’s Paralympic team in Tokyo was Will Stedman.<br />

Nine years after he first imagined competing, the Cantabrian has secured a<br />

suite of medals across two Games. Fellow Port Hills Athletic Club runner,<br />

Louie Howell, discovers what propels him.


<strong>Style</strong> Teen | Feature 69<br />

As a kid, William Stedman played a lot of sports:<br />

cricket, football, canoe polo. At that, I stop him:<br />

“Hang on a second – canoe what-now?”<br />

“Canoe polo! You know? It was quite big at our<br />

school. You play it in kayaks, in teams, and score through<br />

suspended goals. The good guys could carry the ball on<br />

the ends of their paddles…” Sensing my bewilderment,<br />

Will trails off.<br />

It’s not surprising that the sporty youngster went on to<br />

have a distinguished athletic career. Will has to his name<br />

a plethora of international track and field titles, including<br />

four Paralympic medals – two of which he won when he<br />

was just 16 years old.<br />

Schoolyard sports or not, Will’s success is the result of<br />

his remarkable perseverance, self-assurance – and a wee<br />

bit of luck.<br />

THE MAIN EVENT<br />

All his life Will has had ataxic cerebral palsy (CP),<br />

which impairs his motor skills. Though he admits<br />

he’s lucky – some people with CP can’t walk, have<br />

regular seizures, and struggle with cognitive tasks – his<br />

movement is still significantly affected. When he runs,<br />

his arms and legs tense up. When we meet, the first<br />

thing I notice is his splay-legged limp.<br />

Will never let CP hold him back. Aside from team<br />

sports, young Will skied, hiked and ran cross-country.<br />

But for all his activities, he never connected his disability<br />

with professional sport – not, that is, until fate placed<br />

him and his family in London during the Paralympic<br />

Games in August 2012. Here were athletes with his<br />

disability competing at the highest level. The Stedmans<br />

tried to get tickets but the games were booked out, so<br />

Will watched “tons” of events on TV. By the end his<br />

mind was made up; at the next Games, he was going to<br />

be one of the competitors.<br />

Will threw himself wholeheartedly into athletics<br />

– what he considered to be “the main Olympic sport”.<br />

Initially, he trained for long-distance but, after attending<br />

a para-athletics development camp, he decided he<br />

preferred jumping and shorter track events. “Long<br />

jump’s my favourite,” he reveals. “I like the 400m too<br />

but, well, it hurts – a lot.”<br />

MOVING ON UP<br />

In 2014, Will joined Port Hills Athletic Club and began<br />

to train with the middle-distance squad. Upon hearing of<br />

Will’s Paralympic ambitions, the squad’s manager put him<br />

in contact with coach, George Edwards, who remains<br />

Will’s coach today.<br />

George was, allegedly, somewhat sceptical upon<br />

meeting Will. For all his dedication, Will was a beginner<br />

with little experience and aspirations of international<br />

glory. But George took him on and, throughout 2015,<br />

Will proved himself something special with impressive<br />

performances in Queensland, Cairns and Doha. Slowly,<br />

it became clear that Will’s Paralympic dream was<br />

something more tangible.<br />

ABOVE: Will springs forth in the Men’s 800m T36 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images).<br />

OPPOSITE: At the NZ Paralympic Team Athletics Selection Announcement on May 20, <strong>2021</strong>, in Auckland (photo: Dave Rowland/Getty Images).


70 <strong>Style</strong> Teen | Feature<br />

Still, he might never have qualified if not for an<br />

unexpected development.<br />

“My classification changed,” he says. “For cerebral<br />

palsy, the classes range from T38 to T35, with T35 being<br />

most impaired. At first I was T38. Some of those guys<br />

could run <strong>10</strong>.5 for <strong>10</strong>0m” – and <strong>10</strong>.5 seconds is quick,<br />

whether or not you’re able-bodied. In this category, the<br />

competition for 15-year-old Will was simply too strong.<br />

But, following his performance in Queensland, his<br />

class was reconsidered. Will was moved from T38 to<br />

T36. Now, racing against those whose ability was more<br />

similar to his, the qualifying times and lengths were<br />

suddenly achievable. In due course, Will met them.<br />

Four years after he first imagined it, he was going to the<br />

Paralympic Games.<br />

IN PURSUIT OF MEDALS<br />

Leading up to Rio, Will thought he had “an outside<br />

chance”. He’d seen his competitors’ times and knew, on<br />

a good day, that he was in contention for a medal. But<br />

he couldn’t be certain of anything and his nerves were<br />

ablaze. All this work, all these years, for three jumps and a<br />

few minutes on the track – such a small amount of time,<br />

in which so much could go wrong.<br />

Of course, it didn’t. Will performed exceptionally,<br />

placing third in both the 400m and 800m events. He<br />

has continued to perform exceptionally. In 2017, he<br />

placed second in the 800m at the World Para Athletics<br />

Championships. In 2019, he placed third in 400m at the<br />

same event. In <strong>2021</strong>, he attended his second Games,<br />

picking up his first Olympic silver in the long jump and a<br />

third bronze in the 400m.<br />

STRENGTH OF MIND<br />

That’s not to say there haven’t been setbacks; when I ask,<br />

he rattles off a list of injuries that would fill the page. In<br />

fact he’s injured now, with a stress fracture in his back, for<br />

which he has to take 12 weeks off running.<br />

Will got engaged in July to Annika, whom he met at<br />

Middleton Grange School, so he has plenty with which to<br />

occupy himself in the coming months, including studying<br />

part-time towards an engineering degree at the University<br />

of Canterbury.<br />

For Will, it doesn’t matter what physical state you’re<br />

in – sport is all about the mental game. Being such a<br />

high-profile athlete from such a young age has taught him<br />

that. Will’s Christian religion has been especially helpful in<br />

this respect, and something he’s turned to more in recent<br />

years. “Sport can be pretty consuming. It helps to remind<br />

myself that what I do… I do for my faith. It takes me out<br />

of that tight spot.”<br />

So, what does the future hold for William Stedman?<br />

More canoe polo?<br />

“I’m definitely aiming for Paris, in 2024,” he says.<br />

“Beyond that… I haven’t really thought about it…<br />

anything’s possible, I suppose.”<br />

For someone of Will’s focus and talent, that’s<br />

undoubtedly true.<br />

Louie Howell has just finished Year 13 at Cashmere High School. A competitive 800m runner,<br />

he’s hoping to combine his love of sport with commerce studies at university next year.<br />

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT: Will celebrates winning the bronze medal in the Men’s 400m – T36 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games<br />

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74 <strong>Style</strong> Teen | Wellbeing<br />

Teen health<br />

The teenage years throw up a bevy of potential health challenges,<br />

which naturopath Deanna Copland advises can be combatted.<br />

Teens are more susceptible to Epstein-Barr<br />

virus, which causes glandular fever,<br />

so a robust immune system is important.<br />

One of the key steps for supporting digestive<br />

health – and overall wellbeing – is by<br />

increasing diversity of the gut microbiome. Some<br />

studies have even linked diverse healthy gut<br />

bacteria to a reduced incidence of anxiety, and<br />

this is a common issue during the challenging<br />

teenage years.<br />

• When it comes to gut health, diversity is<br />

about the variety of plant foods consumed.<br />

Examples include: fresh fruits, vegetables<br />

(cooked and raw), beans, lentils and grains<br />

such as rice and quinoa.<br />

• The two main plant components that<br />

benefit the gut are fibre and colours.<br />

• A good place to start is to replace one<br />

meat-based dish with a plant-based dish per<br />

week. Some easy swaps are Lentil Bolognese<br />

(Chelsea Winter has a wonderful recipe),<br />

black bean brownies, vege soup made with<br />

lots of vegetables and some lentils, or adding<br />

beans to mince.


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Correcting a zinc deficiency<br />

A zinc deficiency can lead to fussy<br />

eating, and this can stem from early on<br />

in childhood.<br />

• A deficiency in this important<br />

mineral often leads to acne once<br />

puberty hits as it is required to<br />

manufacture hormones.<br />

• A well-nourished body and brain<br />

is more likely to withstand ongoing<br />

stress and recover from illness<br />

faster, so correcting any underlying<br />

deficiencies will support a more<br />

varied, balanced diet.<br />

• An oral zinc taste test through<br />

a naturopath or from a health<br />

shop can be useful to see if zinc<br />

deficiency may be an issue.<br />

Let them sleep<br />

We need different amounts of sleep depending on<br />

which age and stage we are at, but Matthew Walker,<br />

a neuroscientist who specialises in sleep, claims that<br />

teenagers need <strong>10</strong> hours per night.<br />

Sleep deprivation can have devastating effects on<br />

the brain, linking it to numerous neurological and<br />

psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression,<br />

chronic pain and suicide.<br />

The frontal lobe in the brain is the last to mature and<br />

this enables rational thinking and critical decision-making.<br />

Sleep is not the only factor in the ripening of the brain,<br />

but it appears to be a significant one that paves the way<br />

to mature thinking and reasoning ability.<br />

Ideally, our best quality sleep is before 2am when<br />

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Matthew Walker states that we are socially,<br />

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Levelling up<br />

Omega 3, obtained from food or supplements, is important for<br />

helping us to study and learn effectively and also helps to reduce<br />

the incidence of depression.<br />

Adequate omega 3 levels also improve skin health and support<br />

healthy reproductive hormones.<br />

There are hundreds of studies supporting the use of omega 3<br />

fish oil supplements for children with learning difficulties, such as<br />

dyslexia and ADHD.<br />

• Food sources include: sardines, salmon, walnuts, pecans, hemp<br />

seeds, chia seeds, algae.<br />

• A 140g salmon fillet each week would meet the<br />

recommended requirements for a developing teenage brain.<br />

The wonder of exercise<br />

The Sport New Zealand Active NZ Survey 2019 found<br />

that only seven per cent of five to 17 year olds met<br />

the Ministry of Health guidelines of at least one hour of<br />

moderate-to-vigorous activity a day.<br />

Dr John J. Ratey has written a wonderful book, Spark,<br />

about his research findings on the effects of exercise<br />

on high school-age students. The students had to do<br />

moderate-to-high intensity exercise before school each<br />

day for a year. He found that those with higher physical<br />

fitness had higher test scores, with better attention,<br />

working memory and processing speed. Plus, the<br />

incidence of physical altercations dropped by 95 per<br />

cent over the school year.<br />

Exercise improves neuroplasticity of the brain so aids<br />

learning, mood, energy, immunity, quality of sleep and<br />

overall wellbeing.<br />

Ironing out anaemia<br />

Anaemia is common for all females, but<br />

often first appears in the teen years.<br />

It can be from heavy blood loss during<br />

menstruation, as well as poor absorption<br />

and/or poor intake of iron-rich foods.<br />

Iron deficiency results in fatigue, pale<br />

skin, poor concentration, dark circles<br />

under the eyes, muscle weakness,<br />

broken bones, frequent infections and/<br />

or irritability.<br />

• Healthy gut bacteria are critical<br />

for iron absorption, so probiotics<br />

and lactoferrin greatly enhance<br />

this. A naturopath can recommend<br />

appropriate products and dosages<br />

for these.<br />

• Some iron-containing foods (from<br />

highest to lowest) include: paua,<br />

mussels, lamb and beef liver and<br />

kidneys, red meat, egg, tofu, figs,<br />

pumpkin seeds, marmite, molasses.<br />

• The Recommended Daily Intake<br />

(RDI) for teen girls is 15mg (e.g.<br />

1 cup broccoli, <strong>10</strong>0g beef and two<br />

paua fritters); for teen boys it is<br />

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5. Recycled Nylon Floral Swimsuit, COUNTRY ROAD $79.90; 6. Carina L Kids’ Sneakers, PUMA $70;<br />

7. Nellie Tie-Front Tee in Yellow, FOREVER NEW $39.99; 8. Save the Light Two Piece in Hot Pink, SHOWPO $89.95.


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5. Quiksilver Seedling Shirt Youth, AMAZON SURF $62.99; 6. Vans Kids Old Skool, PLATYPUS SHOES $99.99;<br />

7. Adidas Boys Colourblock Fleece Hoody, REBEL SPORT $79.99; 8. Absent Knee Rip Skinny Jeans, HALLENSTEIN BROTHERS $59.99.


82 <strong>Style</strong> Teen | Travel<br />

Adrenaline dose<br />

Between jet boating and bungeejumping,<br />

ziplining and downhill biking,<br />

Queenstown delivers an overdose of<br />

adrenaline to thrill-seekers. Some options<br />

(that come highly recommended by the<br />

locals) include the adventures offered by<br />

Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding and<br />

Hang Gliding, and the Shotover Canyon<br />

Swing – the highest jump of its kind in the<br />

world – which sends you plummeting<br />

over 60m towards the white-water rapids<br />

below on the end of a rope.<br />

Q tips<br />

Heading to the mighty Queenstown for<br />

the holidays? Louie Howell’s got your<br />

getaway covered with these<br />

fun ideas and handy tips.<br />

Finishing high school means a lot of things: independence;<br />

adulthood; figuring out what the hell to do with the rest of<br />

your life; and, for some, a chance to finally see the world. Of<br />

course, in the current age of face masks and lockdowns, that’s a<br />

significantly more difficult undertaking. However, if you’re Year<br />

13 and ready to cut loose, you’ll be hoping to at least be able to<br />

join the migration to a classic New Zealand summer destination,<br />

Queenstown.<br />

School-leavers have been spending New Year in Queenstown<br />

for years. It’s true that the trip has traditionally been about beer<br />

cans, nightclubs and hangovers, but if these aren’t your priorities<br />

there’s still plenty else for a young adult to enjoy in the world’s<br />

adventure capital.<br />

Photo: The World Bar Queenstown Facebook<br />

Stretch your legs<br />

Queenstown’s renowned ski-fields<br />

– Coronet Peak and The Remarkables<br />

– won’t be open come New Year, but<br />

visitors can still enjoy the tussocky slopes and<br />

picturesque landscapes via the area’s dense<br />

network of walking trails. And hey, after a<br />

hard night, it can be nice to stretch your legs.<br />

For an easy walk (that still has some<br />

stunning views of the lake) try the<br />

Queenstown Trail, which follows the coast<br />

along the Frankton arm, through the Botanic<br />

Gardens and into town. Or, if you’re feeling<br />

a bit more ambitious, the Tiki Trail climbs<br />

2.1km to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you<br />

can engage in more blood-pumping activities<br />

or rest your legs on a gondola-ride back to<br />

the bottom.


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Photo: Fergburger Facebook<br />

Burger it<br />

Admittedly, Queenstown’s food scene can be both busy and pricey.<br />

But there are plenty of options for quick, cheap, tasty grub as well<br />

– if you know where to look. For instance, mentioning ‘burger’ and<br />

‘Queenstown’ in the same sentence probably conjures thoughts of<br />

the famous Fergburger, and the lines around the block, around the<br />

clock, to get to it. But Ferg’s isn’t the only burger<br />

joint in Queenstown: for something arguably better, head three roads<br />

over to Church Street and try Devil Burger.<br />

With <strong>10</strong> times less traffic, just as much variety and burgers that, on<br />

average, are $2 cheaper than Ferg’s, it’s a time-saving,<br />

mouth-watering detour you won’t regret.<br />

Not your average bar<br />

If you’re intent on partying, why not<br />

do it in style? By all accounts, The<br />

World Bar is one of Queenstown’s<br />

best pubbing destinations. With its<br />

retro design and creative menu, it<br />

offers the quirkiness that can be<br />

absent from some of the town’s<br />

more bog-standard bars.<br />

Situated in a converted courthouse,<br />

1876 also appeals to students and is<br />

reasonably priced.<br />

New Year’s countdown<br />

Whatever the time of year, Queenstown<br />

always has something to offer – but<br />

heading there for the 31st guarantees<br />

more. While the official New Year’s<br />

celebration of fireworks and music has<br />

been cancelled, you can still support<br />

local businesses as they ring in 2022.<br />

And there’s the company it attracts: an<br />

influx of like-minded individuals at the<br />

same stage in life. So grab a mate, find<br />

a place to stay (they’re already thin on<br />

the ground), tag along, and bid farewell<br />

to 13 years of school on the shores<br />

of Lake Wakatipu. It’s bound to be an<br />

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84 <strong>Style</strong> Teen | Relax<br />

What we’re loving<br />

Sit back and read-watch-listen-play with these pop-culture suggestions<br />

from students at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.<br />

LISTEN<br />

Six60<br />

Six60 is a music band from New Zealand – they make all different types<br />

of music including Māori. It’s also made for all ages. I love listening to their<br />

music. I just think it’s nice and cheerful. It’s an awesome band. It’s childfriendly<br />

and it makes everyone happy.<br />

– Sofia Hall, Year 7<br />

PLAY<br />

Minecraft<br />

(Mojang, free)<br />

Who would like this? Anyone from eight<br />

to 88!<br />

You build houses and adventure into the<br />

world. There are Survival and Creative<br />

modes for playing. In Survival, your goal<br />

is to survive, and in Creative you can do<br />

anything you want.<br />

Minecraft is, in my opinion, the best<br />

game that could ever exist. It is so much<br />

fun, especially to play with your friends.<br />

– Phoebe Ensor, Year 7<br />

Easy on Me<br />

Adele<br />

After six years of silence on the<br />

musical stage, Adele has dropped a<br />

new hit single, ‘Easy on Me’, as part of<br />

her new album 30 that was released<br />

in November. With meaningful and<br />

thought-provoking lyrics, I thoroughly<br />

enjoy listening to this song. Adele has<br />

overcome her battles, which makes<br />

the song that bit more powerful and<br />

interesting to listen to. As a well-known<br />

artist with top-ranked songs, Adele’s<br />

‘Easy on Me’ is one more to add to the<br />

playlist.<br />

– Kyla Otway, Year 13<br />

Minecraft is a game where you make<br />

your own worlds. You can also join other<br />

people’s worlds. You can literally build<br />

anything – the sky is the limit. There are<br />

multiple things to do and so many things<br />

to make. It is soooo much fun to play!<br />

I love Minecraft and I think we can all<br />

learn a lot of skills from it – problemsolving,<br />

collaboration, creativity and<br />

communication. It’s super fun to play<br />

with friends.<br />

– Harper Scales, Year 7<br />

Let’s Talk the Untalked with Jake Bailey<br />

An engaging and insightful podcast promoting awareness of mental health,<br />

this episode of Let’s Talk the Untalked featured Jake Bailey on the power<br />

of perspective and resilience. One person can talk about being resilient,<br />

but Jake has a lot of experience when it comes to it. When diagnosed<br />

with the most aggressive form of cancer known to man, he delivered a<br />

speech to his school (Christchurch Boys’ High School) as head boy, when<br />

he couldn’t even stand on his own. Throughout this podcast, Jake gives<br />

tips, skills and strategies he learnt when going through cancer and the<br />

impact that resilience can have on you. What I enjoy about this podcast is<br />

the realness of the conversation – it’s brutally honest about how to cope<br />

through some of the toughest times.<br />

– Kyla Otway, Year 13


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READ<br />

WATCH<br />

These Violent Delights<br />

Chloe Gong<br />

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Genre: Mystery, romance, historical fiction<br />

Who would like this? Older teens<br />

Shanghai is divided between two rival<br />

gangs, The White Flowers and the Scarlet<br />

Gang, but at the heart of it all are the<br />

two heirs: Juliette and Roma. Roma was<br />

Juliette’s first love... and first betrayal.<br />

When members of both gangs start<br />

dropping like flies, the gangs have to put<br />

their weapons, and their past, behind<br />

them to defeat the madness that is causing<br />

both gangs to rip their own throats out.<br />

Welcome to These Violent Delights, a<br />

retelling of Romeo and Juliet.<br />

The plot is very twisted and the<br />

characters are never who you think they<br />

are. You may think it’s all lovey-dovey, but<br />

it’s really not.<br />

Also, the characters are really likeable<br />

and the author grew up in New Zealand<br />

(Auckland).<br />

– Penelope Sutton, Year 7<br />

To the Bone<br />

(Movie, 2017)<br />

Genre: Drama<br />

For viewers: 16 and over<br />

To the Bone is about a young woman’s struggle with anorexia. But it’s<br />

also about identity, self-acceptance and healing at the same time. The<br />

film demonstrates how diverse every one of us is, and how each of us<br />

might react to different treatments and ideas.<br />

To the Bone highlights issues that are prominent in today’s society,<br />

especially for youth and young adults. The main concept viewers<br />

should take away from this film is how common eating disorders<br />

actually are, and that there are all kinds of different eating disorders.<br />

What works for one person may not work for another.<br />

– Pippa Russek, Year 12<br />

Outer Banks<br />

(TV Series, Netflix, 2020–21)<br />

Genre: Mystery<br />

For viewers: 16 and over<br />

On an adventure to find gold, four young guns find themselves in<br />

some dangerous and troubling situations with their enemies. Outer<br />

Banks is an adventure-filled show with ongoing personal and workrelated<br />

drama. My passion for this show comes from being able to<br />

relate to the characters. I love binge-watching a show that provides a<br />

sense that you could do the same as them one day. If you are yet to<br />

watch Outer Banks it needs to be next on your list as this is one of the<br />

best shows I have watched to date.<br />

– Kyla Otway, Year 13<br />

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Invited guests enjoyed tasty morsels made from the<br />

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how Māui slowed down the sun. Senior:<br />

Agatha Weston and Sienna Oshannessey from<br />

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. Their steel sculpture<br />

is of a waka to reflect the Ōtākaro (Avon)<br />

river as a historic food source. On display until<br />

January 14, for the SCAPE Public Art Season.<br />

Photography: Heather Joy Milne<br />

2<br />

1. Te Ao Rangimarie Davis and family; 2 Sienna Oshannessey, Te Ao Rangimarie Davis and Agatha Weston.


RACE-DAY FUN<br />

Roving <strong>Style</strong> photographers were out and about in town on<br />

Cup Day. The usual flower walls, bold fashion statements<br />

and heady fascinators all featured, as punters had a blast at<br />

Mr Brightside and Aikmans bars, the Riverside Market, and the<br />

Christchurch Casino.<br />

Photography: Zoe Williams


ADDINGTON CELEBRATES CUP<br />

IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day went ahead with a host of<br />

industry figures at Addington Raceway. A jubilant atmosphere<br />

reigned throughout the day, celebrating the sport of harness racing<br />

and toasting the winners. This year, The Crossing Fashion Starts<br />

Here contest saw fashionable folks enter online with family and<br />

friends from around the country. The hospitality sector supported<br />

the event by hosting punters at bars and restaurants nationwide.<br />

#celebrateNZCup<br />

Photography: Charlie Rose Creative<br />

EVENTS<br />

Addington Events Centre is<br />

the perfect blank canvas for<br />

your next conference, product<br />

launch, meeting, dinner,<br />

seminar or workshop.<br />

75 JACk Hinton DrivE<br />

ADDington<br />

www.addington.co.nz


BACK ON<br />

TRACK BUFFET<br />

Join us back on track on Friday<br />

21 January 2022 and enjoy our<br />

‘Back on track Buffet’ for only<br />

$40 per person.<br />

75 Jack Hinton Drive<br />

aDDington<br />

www.addington.co.nz


90 <strong>Style</strong> | Win<br />

GIVEAWAYS<br />

Win with <strong>Style</strong><br />

Every month, <strong>Style</strong> sources a range of exceptional prizes to give away.<br />

It’s easy to enter, simply go to stylemagazine.co.nz and fill in your details on the<br />

‘Win With <strong>Style</strong>’ page. Entries close January 25.<br />

SUITE ACTION<br />

If Queenstown is your destination, this<br />

is the place to relax after your day’s<br />

adventures. At 89 Frankton Road,<br />

Stay of Queenstown’s self-contained<br />

suites have a private outdoor area<br />

and spectacular view of the region’s<br />

mountains and Lake Wakatipu. On<br />

offer is a night’s accommodation<br />

(worth $325) at this stylish boutique<br />

accommodation, which is conveniently<br />

located near town. The suite houses<br />

two guests and includes a welcome<br />

basket of breakfast items, local wine and<br />

divine cheeses. Valid for stays until 31<br />

March 2022 (subject to availability).<br />

stayofqueenstown.co.nz<br />

SHINE BRIGHT<br />

Illuminate your skin with this trio of BrightenUp vegan<br />

skincare formulas from Arbonne. The Day and Night<br />

Radiance Kit will help even tone and brighten dulllooking<br />

skin. It includes: BrightenUp Pearlescent Foaming<br />

Cleanser, BrightenUp Targeting Essence with Retinol and<br />

BrightenUp Illuminating Cream with SPF 15. Worth $256,<br />

this day-to-night kit could be yours. arbonne.com/nz/en<br />

THE POP IN POP CULTURE<br />

What you can’t put into words, put into emojis. Level up<br />

your personal workspace with Logitech’s POP Keys with<br />

emoji keys and POP Mouse with emoji button, putting<br />

the power of emojis at your fingertips. Worth over $200,<br />

we have a POP Keys and POP Mouse to give away.<br />

logitech.com<br />

Last<br />

competition<br />

winners<br />

LOGITECH WIRELESS HEADSET: Keri Eastwood<br />

BONDI SANDS SUNCARE KIT: Shelley Clark<br />

ANIHANA GIFT BOX: Denise Bonn<br />

BIALETTI VENUS STOVETOP: Simon Leslie<br />

*Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per<br />

person. You may enter all giveaways. If you<br />

are selected as a winner, your name will be<br />

published in the following month’s edition. By<br />

registering your details, entrants give permission<br />

for Star Media to send further correspondence,<br />

which you can opt out of at any stage.


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4 Normans Road, Strowan<br />

Telephone 03 420 2923<br />

christchurch@briarwood.co.nz<br />

briarwood.co.nz


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