Style: December 10, 2021

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INSIDE: THE

TEEN EDIT

December 2021 / January 2022

the People. The PLACES. ThE TRENDS.

Family values

Lynette mcfadden’s

wellbeing reset

Joy to the world

christmas traditions

on the table

The main event

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A note to you

There couldn’t be two more different months of the year

than December and January. One is an end; the other, a

beginning.

December means we get to break out the baubles and

indulge in time-honoured Christmas traditions. With New

Zealand the melting pot it is today, Anna Wallace reached out

to residents around the South Island to see just how they mark

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

any more!

Looking past Christmas leftovers, we have the opportunity to

start a new year in a new light. Accomplished businesswoman

Lynette McFadden shares with us her experiences of 2021, a

year that pushed her outside her comfort zone. The upheaval

of a global pandemic saw her draw strength and grounding from

close family, something from which we can all learn as we step

into 2022.

In a Style first, we have a dedicated section for generation Z,

and who better to pen it than those living the life. Discover what

our teens want to watch and read, as well as where they want

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

This edition is also the last under my editorship. After four

years in the hot seat, and seven with the company, I leave

behind a greatly talented team that I know will keep you forever

in Style. Thank you all for your ongoing support.

The team and I wish you the very best for the festivities to

come – and all that follows this summer.

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CONTENTS

In this issue

Regulars

12 & 66 NEWSFEED

16 EVENTS

86 SEE BE SEEN

Were you at this month’s

soirées?

90 WIN WITH STYLE

A Queenstown sleepover, teen

tech upgrade & more

Entertainment

& Culture

60 SUMMER READING

There’s something for

everyone in this hot list

62 BOOK NOOK

New releases & our partner’s

top picks

Features

19 WELLBEING RESET

In tough times, Lynette

McFadden turns to family

25 EAT & BE MERRY

Cultural traditions to get us

in the festive spirit

57 NATURE CALLS

Conservation sites to

scratch that camping itch

Drink

48 WHY, HELLO THERE

Mix it up with these

refreshing new drops

72

37

65

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THE MONTH

THE BEST OF HOME, LIFE & FASHION

Style is something unique to each of us. Each month Style encapsulates what’s remarkable, exciting or

emerging in the vibrant communities from Canterbury down to the Southern Lakes. Be assured, the

best of lifestyle, home and fashion will always be in Style.

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RESENE

GLAMOUR PUSS

Home

32 THE GREAT OUTDOORS

What makes outdoor

furniture stand up to the

elements?

37 REFLECTIONS

Resort-style pool landscaping

47 SAVE OR SPLASH

Move over Gwyneth, we’re

having a Hamptons moment

Beauty

54 WE TRIED IT

The Style team goes skin

deep with the latest beauty

products

80

The Teen Edit

68 THE MEDALLIST

Will Stedman cements his

inspirational status

72 DO UP YOUR DEN

Bedroom makeover inspo

74 HEALTH POINTS

A holistic look at how to

stay at the top of your game

78 FINAL FLOURISHES

Accessories to splurge on

80 ACCESS ALL AREAS

Fashion that will take you

from the mall to the beach

and back

82 SCHOOL’S OUT

A school-leaver’s guide

to fun & adventure in

Queenstown

84 BE ENTERTAINED

Binge-worthy and addictive

pop culture highlights

View us online

Our cover

After what’s been a challenging few years,

Harcourts Gold owner Lynette McFadden

talks about her wellbeing journey and the

importance of whānau, especially at this

time of year (page 19).

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NEWSFEED

Movember momentum

Style stablemate, Rugby

News, recently joined up

with Movember New

Zealand, donating $1

from every copy sold

and $4 for every new or

renewed subscription. It’s

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13 so there’s still time to

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and support men’s

health. rugbynews.co.nz

Season of charity

Many charities are making sure kids don’t miss out.

Birthright supports families led by one person. To gift

goods or a holiday experience, email

office@birthrightcanterbury.org.nz

HUG aims to brighten the day for kids under 5 living

in poverty. See gift drop-off points at hug4kids.nz.

We can’t wait to try…

• The tranquility solar pool, crazy river and

pool-side beverage service at the new

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Canterbury. opuke.nz

• A festive DIY project, using the resources

and ideas from Spotlight (Moorhouse Ave,

Christchurch; Vogel St, Dunedin) – we like the

sound of a personalised ornament, wine bottle

bag or stylish decorative garland.

spotlightstores.com/projects/christmas-projects

• Making it all the way around the newest

inflatable aquapark at Kaikanui Aqualand NZ

(Kaiapoi, Canterbury) without embarrassing

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


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Genius gifts

If you’ve got loved ones afar, Trees That Count

facilitates you gifting a native tree planting (for as little as

$10). Add your personalised wishes, and find out what

project you’re helping. treesthatcount.co.nz

The Christchurch Food Show isn’t until March, but

they’ve curated nearly 80 Christmas deals on food and

refreshments from exhibitors. thefoodshow.co.nz

Give the gift of Matilda – Roald Dahl’s Matilda The

Musical, that is. Adding to the much-loved story are

dance numbers, catchy songs and talented performers

– coming to Isaac Theatre Royal April 14 – May 1.

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Iconic lunch repackaged

Instead of the usual Christmas Day lunch, the

City Mission will be giving out Christmas food

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Culture

What is it?

At its best or most vital, I think of

culture as a heartbeat – a pulse –

providing purpose and substance

for the people comprising the group.

I imagine a massive tapestry in

which every person has contributed

to the pattern, leaving a distinct

impression, and that all of this

creates something tangible and

recognizable for others wanting to

be part of that culture.

We are all influenced by culture. In the

sporting arena, culture is easily evident

in the polarized extremes of winning and

losing. A great team will often demonstrate

a strong culture enhanced by equally

strong leadership – our national rugby

team often comes to mind – whilst a team

that is struggling to win or even connect

will have nothing binding the players

together. Perhaps it’s due to a preference

for individual game plans and personal

glory rather than teamwork based on

shared success.

Business is no different. Cultures within

workplaces are critical in establishing

values and beliefs, shared traditions and

an identity based on songs, symbols

and stories. When this goes well, it looks

like a picture of personal responsibility

combined with collective success, feelings

of being valued and the absence of a

sense of entitlement. In an industry like

real estate, collective group success

can sometimes get replaced by more

individualized pursuits, and leadership

becomes an essential element in ensuring

the culture isn’t altered because of this.

Obvious success can be a sign that a

culture is robust, but it’s what sits under the

success that really needs identifying:

Preparing and training – this means

knowing what the goal is, having the right

tools and being supported in your journey.

This also requires agility. Sometimes the

gameplan needs to change and you must

be astute enough to do that.

Caring about the person next to you – it

seems obvious, but for some individuals

this is really hard and it’s not on their radar

… though it needs to be if the culture you

are striving for is about lifting everyone and

not just the chosen few.

Having standards and values – ‘this is how

we do it’, then doing it proudly and in the

absolute best possible way. Remember,

these levels won’t stand still. They must

be continually reviewed and improved on.

Culture benefits from being dynamic; the

opposite would mean stagnation.

I’ve learnt even more about this lately,

having spent time with some of New

Zealand’s most renowned sporting leaders

and legends. To a man, of which there

were two (and one incredible woman),

they confirmed the importance of culture,

vision, leadership and mateship. And,

finally, ‘what you do off field reflects how

you play on field’. After all, life itself is a

field, so to speak.

So, there you have it. A tiny snapshot of

what culture can mean. But the story needs

one more question: what are you as an

individual doing for the culture of the group

or groups you belong to? Are you adding to

its pulse or tapestry, or taking from it?

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See you

there

Until January 20

Little Shop of

Horrors

The hilarious story of

hapless florist Seymour

and his bloodthirsty

singing plant. Highly

visual, this fun musical

will transport you.

Court Theatre,

Christchurch

Cherry Festival

This quirky, family fun event is

free. See how far you can go at

the National Cherry Stone Spitting

Competition (gold coin entry).

McNulty Gardens, Cromwell,

December 28

Vantage Criterium

National Champs

New Zealand’s top cyclists will

compete for national titles over a

multi-lap circuit through the inner city.

Preceded by the Koha Fitness Street

Race, U17 and U19 categories.

Christchurch CBD,

January 16

The Great Kiwi Beer Festival

Quench your thirst with the latest

pours from more than 40 craft brewers.

Along with hoptastic beers on tap,

there’s workshops and seminars. The

live music line-up looks ace too.

Hagley Park,

January 29

December 18

CSO Presents:

A Festive Christmas

Get your seasonal music fix

with Tianyi Lu (Sir Georg Solti

International Conductor winner),

Juliet Reynolds-Midgley (vocals)

and Tony Baizhen Chen (violin).

Christchurch Town Hall

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Cardrona Valley, Wānaka

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There’s music, views and

refreshments. Proceeds go

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Whānau and wellbeing

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

The real estate icon shares how she’s dedicated herself to wellbeing,

without compromising on her values or professionalism.

Words Anna Wallace Photos Darin Young

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

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


20 Style | Feature

ife is bigger than what our occupations are,” says

“LLynette as we sit in the bustling office that houses

50 real estate consultants in Papanui, Christchurch. She

and her husband John have owned the Harcourts Gold

franchise since its inception in 1998 and, at times, it

has felt like her whole world. But she’s at a place in her

life where meaning comes from deep connections, in

business and beyond.

“In our Covid-constant world, I’ve noticed people are

thinking is this what I want to do? Is this enough? Does it

make me feel good? And that’s fair enough.”

Lynette hasn’t been immune to the psychological

effects of this unprecedented period. After the ‘bottomfalling-out’

feel of real estate during part of 2020,

followed by this year’s meteoric rise, the businesswoman

knows better than most the scenarios that wake you in

the early hours.

“I struggled with the challenges of Covid. I was so

stressed about how the hell it would all turn out. We

didn’t realise we’d have this monumental market shift

– initially, I just saw pain and loss.

“It introduced uncertainty, and that affects the way

everybody reacts under stress. As a leader, that places

additional weight on your shoulders,” she explains.

Lynette’s whole family came to stay with the couple

during the first lockdown in 2020.

“My dad would get up and just sit with me when I

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

talk or know the slightest bit about business, but it really

helped me while I worked.”

To be at the top of one’s game in a very competitive

industry takes a lot (theirs was named top international

office in the 2020 Harcourts International Awards).

Unsurprisingly then, when Lynette needed to lighten her

physical and emotional load, she turned first to family.

THE COMFORT OF WHĀNAU

Luckily, Lynette has a strong and deeply connected

family unit that includes John and her two sons, Harry

(29) and Louis (22), as well as her mum and dad, sister

Elise and two nieces.

When Lynette reached out to her parents near the

end of last year, they immediately answered the call.

“I asked my folks if they would come home for a

couple of nights a week, to bring their gorgeous family

ethos with them. They didn’t ask why, they just asked

when. They’re totally selfless – that’s the example that

we’ve been set.”

So, mum Ev cooked the family a meal two nights a

week, and dad Gary could be found watching re-runs

of the Warriors at their place. “It’s the joy of knowing

you’re coming home to a family and there’s nothing

expected of you.”

This conscious way of living echoes the Māori

tradition of multiple generations residing together.

“We built our home so it’s inter-generational, because

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

which was designed to be inter-generational.


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if my mum and dad came I knew I would want my sister

and niece to come too. We have room for everybody

to be with us comfortably,” Lynette says, radiating

pleasure at the thought.

WELLBEING RESET

In what had been a “really challenging year”, Lynette

focused on coping mechanisms, reducing stress and

incorporating wellbeing habits by taking ‘micro-steps’.

She became a pescetarian 18 months ago, for health

and ethical reasons (“my dad keeps thinking it’s a bit

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

attended two “life-changing” wellness retreats with

Dr Sarah Anticich and Gemma McCaw. After years of

checking her phone late at night and working from the

minute she woke up (starting at 5am), she’s chosen to

“enter each day from a centred place”. Now, Lynette

won’t look at anything on her phone until she has read

something either instructional or “beautiful”. To silence

her inner critic she tries “to expect the best from others

and tell myself that I’ve done my best”.

Water, sleep and nutrition have become mantras.

She still loves wine and sugar though; after all, this

energetic, extroverted and fearless leader needs some

guilty pleasures.

Despite the pandemic, indulging her passion for travel

and art has not been foregone either.

“We’ve travelled locally and I’ve been to a lot of new

places this year – Stewart Island was fantastic, Karamea

was sort of old-school. Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs

in the Far North are owned by an American family with

massive art collections; being someone who absolutely

loves art, that was a fabulous experience.”

FORGING ONE’S PATH

Lynette and John have seen their sons blossom into

worldly, working 20-somethings. Lynette is keen to

reassure the next generation that opportunities are still

out there.

“I don’t think your schooling defines who you are or

who you’re going to be as a human being. I love the

entrepreneurial mindset.”

Their youngest son is in his first year of work after

graduating from the University of Canterbury with a

commerce degree. “Louis was the first person in our

family to get a degree! We were hugely proud of him.”

Harry is a ski professional, examining instructors

and teaching for six months of the year in northern

hemisphere countries, then spending the rest of the year

based in Wānaka, where the family has a holiday home.

“He did Outdoor Ed for his senior year at Mount

Aspiring College and then studied at Otago Polytechnic.

That was wonderful for his independence and wellbeing.

It allowed him to extend himself in nature – the

mountains are where he feels his most exhilarated and

most calm,” she says.

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

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


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Through Harry’s experiences, the McFaddens are

becoming aware of the effects of global warming.

“He’s really noticing the change in the weather on the

mountains he’s on, how short the seasons are becoming

– we try hard to understand that world, because that’s

the world our kids are going to have,” she reflects.

The McFaddens have viewed travel as an education

for their boys, heading to Europe most years. John’s

a keen cyclist so they have followed the Tour de

France. Lynette says the boys were good sports

when she dragged them around various European

galleries and museums.

“One year we did a family pilgrimage to the war sites

in Europe – Louis was doing a lot about it at school.

We went to Passchendaele for the 99-year anniversary,

and to Normandy to see where the Allied troops

landed. We even laid poppies on the graves of local

Cantabs in Belgium; it was really moving.”

Harry’s partner Lena is an Italian downhill ski-racing

coach. Their wedding this year will be “very special”

says the thrilled mum-in-law-to-be.

“We’ve tried to open the world up through travel

and experiences. As a consequence, the boys are

comfortable in their own skin.”

Lynette encourages teenagers to be themselves.

“Don’t feel like you need to fit into someone else’s

view of what your world needs to be like. The world’s

changing all the time, there’s so much acceptance

of variance. And if there isn’t, find a place where

there is.”

HAVE GOAL, WILL GROW

For about 30 years, John and Lynette have set goals.

Not the kind you mention off-hand at a New Year’s

Eve party – the sort that are written down in journals,

straddle the personal and the professional, and get

revisited every few months. They started off as

acquisitionary but are now more holistic – giving back

to family, friends and community.

This habit has become a family ritual, one Harry and

Louis view as fun – and still partake in.

“When the boys were little they would ask what

we were doing. We said we’re talking about things

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

something?’ So if you look in our past journals you’ll

see things like ‘try other food’ or ‘do a jump on my

skis’ – it’s like a time capsule! Even when Harry was

away, he would still send his goals to us and we’d

write them in his journal.”

This passion for identifying where to go in life has

taken Lynette down the business-mentoring path.

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

looks at things from a broader, more holistic place, in

an unaffected way – like a life coach, a wise woman, or

even your grandmother wanting to give you a bit of a

smack now and again,” she says with a twinkle in her

eye. “I mentor industry people and quite a lot of others

– including successful businessmen! Trust and respect is

a big part of it.”

CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

“I absolutely adore Christmas! Sharing food is a really

big thing for me – I can demonstrate how much I care.

Our main Christmas ritual involves whitebait patties and

champagne to start with, while playing Elvis really loud!”

Ev and Elise will help produce tons of food: salmon

will feature, as will desserts. There’s also pancetta and

Aperol spritzes, in a nod to their Italian daughter-in-law.

“We are always welcoming; anyone who’s at a loose

end is always welcome.”

As she sorts the Elvis playlist and indulges her love

of gift-giving, Lynette is grateful for the joy that’s been

created around her this year, from her parents staying

to the new agents welcomed on board, the love

of friends, Louis’ new job and Harry returning from

overseas (and his impending marriage). “All of that has

felt really good,” she signs off.

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

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

As 2021 comes to a close, we ask Kiwis with Canadian, Filipino

and Argentinian heritage to reflect and share their festive traditions.

Words Anna Wallace

Style | Feature 25


KATE GRATER

CANADIAN KIWI

Owner of the

Pierogi Joint

Lived in Christchurch

since 2011

Which culture are you from?

I’m Jewish Canadian – I’ve just done a DNA

test! I’m as Jew as Jew can be on my dad’s

side, but my mum raised us in the Christian

church.

What do you miss?

In Vancouver’s commercial district there’s

the famous clamato juice, which is clam juice

mixed with vodka and a garnish – it’s hair-ofthe-dog

stuff. I miss the variety of authentic

pockets around Vancouver, like Chinatown

and the East Indian village.

What holiday traditions and foods do you

partake in?

I struggle being abroad when it’s Thanksgiving

in late November. I love pumpkin pie and

we do mashed yams with cinnamon and

marshmallow toasted on top!

My mum raised us and we were all

about Christmas – candlelight tours, making

snowmen, decorating, carving pumpkins (and

trying to eat the seeds, which were gross),

church, carols. I try to recreate that for my

son by throwing open our doors and hosting

gatherings. Last year we did vegan festivities

and there were 20-plus kids.

I like making useful gifts that feed people

and are paperless, like Moroccan spices in jars.

What do people love about your cooking?

Pierogi is a Polish food but with our long

history of immigration, it’s so common in

Canada that there’s a movement to label

it our own – kind of like sushi is in New

Zealand. Dumpling variations are common in

Eastern Europe; it’s essentially peasant’s food,

a plant-based dough that’s cheap and cheerful.

Some people are just so happy to get

pierogi! Canadians, Americans, Poles who

grew up on it and people who’ve sampled it

on their travels. A Polish businessman wanted

to treat his clients to food from his culture,

and I’ve had one guy tell me I’m in his will!

Job satisfaction is pretty high.

People are such foodies. We offer

20 different flavours and uptake always

increases around holiday season – the dishes

never end!

Biggest 2021 learnings?

It’s overwhelming to just start up, but this is

my craft, it’s my thing. You can change your

life. As a small business there are growing

pains, but when you get 60 emails coming in

from people all around New Zealand saying

they want to order pierogi, that’s exciting.

I’ve learnt to take advice when experienced

people offer it, and to have a Covid plan (we

can always change if needed).

What’s afoot for 2022?

I’ve had a few goes at making the Pierogi

Joint work and I keep bouncing back because

I know I have something people want. We’re

at the peak for what we can do with one

person pinching pierogi, but the new machine

we’ve imported will enable us to meet

demand and work on an economic scale.

Food is part of my heritage and I love

events. I’ve done a couple of midwinter

Christmas events that attract a lot of

Canadians! We do cooking classes, birthdays

and staff events. I hope we can be involved

with more community events, like the

Dumpling Market. The festival season has

been pushed back so that will keep us busy

right through to autumn.

ELENA CRUZ

FILIPINO KIWI

University of Otago

postgraduate student

Lived in New Zealand

since age eight

How was 2021 for you?

The highlight was finishing my honours

degree in physiology. It was a juggle as I

worked three jobs and was president of the

Otago Filipino Students’ Association too; it’s

been a crazy year!

Which culture are you from?

I was born in the Philippines, moved to

Singapore when I was three, then Wellington

when I was about eight. My family has a strong

Catholic faith and many Filipino friends – both

of which feature in our Christmas activities!

As I didn’t grow up in the Philippines,

the Otago Filipino Students’ Association in

Dunedin helped me to get more in touch

with my Filipino side and showed me how

to incorporate traditions into life here. We

often play Filipino party games at our club

events, and everyone loves dancing and

singing so the annual ball was a hit.

What holiday traditions and foods do you

partake in?

Christmas is the most important time of

year for us. It starts at the beginning of


Style | Feature 27

“The best change in

tradition when we

came to New Zealand

was starting to eat ham

– it’s my favourite!”

“We also have lots of

noodles, because we

believe this helps you

live a long life.”

September, when Mum puts up

the Christmas tree and hangs up

stockings. We all start going to church

regularly. While studying, I’ve been

going to the Holy Name church in

North Dunedin.

My dad always puts on movies like

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999

and its sequel from 2004). As our

family is spread across New Zealand,

this together time is really special.

Food is the most important

part. After Christmas Eve mass we

celebrate with Noche Buena, a

midnight feast. After prayers, we sit

down around a table full of round

fruit – in our culture, this represents

good luck. Fruits like apples, melons,

blueberries, oranges are assorted on

round plates. We also have lots of

noodles, because we believe this helps

you live a long life. The best change

in tradition when we came to New

Zealand was starting to eat ham – it’s

my favourite! After church and after

midnight, we open gifts.

On Christmas Day, family friends

come over for lunch – it’s massive and

might include a barbecue. We have

spaghetti, which is much sweeter than

the Western version. Mum makes a

lot of desserts too; my favourite is her

leche flan.

Any plans for the new year?

After watching the fireworks at

midnight, my parents turn on all the

lights in the house – it’s symbolic of

bringing light and happiness into the

house for the year. My brother and I

put coins in our pockets and jump, so

that it brings us good fortune and we

continue to grow. Mum will buy new

fruits to put in the fruit bowl – I think

the number corresponds with the

year – so in 2022 she will put in 22!

We might go camping at Lake

Tekapo this festive season, as I’ve

never been with family and my

parents haven’t been there. I’d like to

make it a new tradition. Knowing my

mum, she will leave the lights on at

home – for good luck.

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ANTONELLA CASTAGNINO

ARGENTINIAN

Singer for

Corazon Latino

Has lived in

Queenstown for

two years

ABOVE: Antonella joined

the eight-piece Latin jazz

band Corazon Latino

this year, and they’ve

started doing gigs in

the Arrowtown region.

Rediscovering singing

has made the Argentinian

“happy”. So too has

Christmas, and the food

and drink that comes

with it.

How did you end up in the Southern Lakes?

I’m originally from Patagonia but have

travelled around. I came to New Zealand

because a friend recommended it. As I’m

used to mountains and snow, my partner and

I set up in Queenstown where we spend our

winters snowboarding.

There’s a big community of Latin

Americans here. I thought going to a salsa

class would be where I’d find a bunch of

Latinos, but there’s people from everywhere!

That’s what’s so nice about music.

What’s been the best thing about 2021?

Years ago, I used to be a big singer – it was

one of my dreams when I was young – but I

stopped when a past relationship went bad.

At the start of 2021, my partner and I said

we wanted to do more of the things we love.

So I started going to singing lessons and the

teacher introduced me to a group that was

looking for a singer. I joined ‘Corazon Latino’,

a Latin jazz band, around August. We played

our first gig in November, so it’s incredible

what we’ve achieved in a short time.

What holiday traditions and foods do you

partake in?

I’ve had five Christmases away from family,

which has been tough.

Traditionally, we put up the Christmas tree

on December 8 (Feast of the Immaculate

Conception). I want to put ours up now!

It’s very common for Christians in

Argentina to celebrate on the evening of

the 24th. We open presents after Midnight

Mass and then have a dessert of ice cream,

strawberries and meringue.

Argentinians like to party so we sleep

in before getting together for more food

on Christmas Day. One of my favourite

traditional dishes is vitello tonnato, a slowcooked

veal steak that’s cut very thinly and

served with a creamy anchovy and tuna

sauce. I’m dying to try my grandma’s one

again.

We do a pancake pyramid, called torre de

panqueques, made of tortillas with savoury

sauces and fillings in the middle.

As it’s summer there too, on the side

we have salads like a Waldorf salad (even

though walnuts are expensive), and potato

salad is common as it goes well with

barbecued meat.

My mum makes a traditional Italian festive

recipe (my grandparents on my dad’s side

come from there) with lots of cheese, ricotta

and caramelised ham.

My family enjoys drinking limoncello.

Last holidays, I made our own refreshing

festive drink of lemon ice cream mixed with

champagne – it was amazing, you should

try it!

What do you think 2022 will hold?

Even though the situation in Argentina is a

bit of a mess, we want to go back to spend

some quality time with family.

I think 2022 will be another year of

changes. Hopefully I will get more attached

to the music, as it makes my soul so happy.

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Words Anna Wallace

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


Style | Home 33

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Poolside

Clever landscaping in the outdoor kitchen and around the pool

gave this entertainer’s home a resort feel.

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38 Style | Landscaping

Kelly and John Nicholls always find themselves with

a full house. When living in one of Christchurch’s

first new builds post-earthquake, their vision for the

property was to have a central outdoor living area for

socialising and family living, with seamless access from

each of the internal wings.

‘Water baby’ John, their children and grandchildren

made full use of the pool in summer. The deep

ends encouraged teenage bombs, and John would

do lengths twice a day. Running an office on-site,

employees took dips when the mercury crept up.

With Kelly’s 50th looming, the pair wanted to hold

the party at home and so set about transforming the

property further.

“We really wanted a resort-style, holiday feel like

the places we’ve been to in Bali and Thailand.”

Kelly wanted guests to be able to gather in separate

groups while still achieving a feeling of togetherness.

The view of the pool from the house had to remain.

“Without curtains in the main living area inside, we

used the pool’s solar-powered lighting to illuminate

the home at night,” she explains.

Emma Johnston, a senior landscape architect at

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As well as creating a crisp, resort-style living space,

Emma set out to achieve better flow between the

home, pool and outdoor room, with a pizza oven and

defined seated areas.

With glass fencing, Emma planted different shades

of green Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ and ground covers to

keep the sight line open. “It looked beautiful but was

really about safety, so we could see the kids in the

pool,” Kelly recalls.

Warming up the “sea of concrete” using walls,

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spaces or ‘rooms’.

Kelly was happy to trust in Emma’s expertise and that

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“They pulled out all the stops for us and it was

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would change – we loved it.”

With the kids all grown up, the Nicholls have since

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For those embarking on a pool landscaping project,

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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.

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

space, flow

was needed

between the

house, pool and

outdoor areas.

LOCATION

Sawyers Arms Road, Harewood,

Christchurch.

POOL

12m x 9m Pioneer pool.

LANDSCAPE BUILD AND DESIGN

Goom Landscapes.

LIGHTING

South Island Electrical.

TILING

IMO Tiling.

GLASS POOL FENCING

New Zealand Frameless Glass.

SIZE OF OUTDOOR AREA

Approximately 270sqm, including the

pool.

PROJECT LENGTH

Seven months.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Emma says fencing is the number one

consideration for pool areas: “It requires

time and thought.” The result was a

clever, aesthetically pleasing glass fence.

“We didn’t want metal fencing to

be an eyesore as we looked out,” says

Kelly. The panels have a minimal gap,

and with no lines provide a seamless

look. Two of the fence lines double as

one end of the outdoor room and a

wall of the house. Retractable, they can

be opened up in summer and enclosed

in winter. “It’s an entertainer’s dream

while still being safe for the younger

children.”

CHALLENGES

Working with three existing surrounding

buildings was tricky for Emma and the

build team.

“We had to deal with surface

drainage, which is where the water goes

if it rains or splashes out of the pool.

We had a very clever build team for

the set out.” Good attention to detail

is a must when dealing with what’s

underneath, Emma says.

DESIGNER’S HIGHLIGHT

“The pool area ended up being very

complementary to the house, thanks

to the materials and colours we used

– including kwila and two types of (nonslip)

tiles,” Emma says.

AWARDS

2021 Landscapes of Distinction Awards:

a gold award for landscape construction

and a silver for landscape design.


40 Style | Promotion

MARKETPLACE

A CAREFULLY CURATED SHOWCASE OF LOCAL BUSINESSES

AND THEIR GORGEOUS WARES.

FLEUR BY DK

FLORAL DESIGN

The talented florists

at Fleur can create a

beautiful bouquet just

for you or for that

special occasion – be it

Christmas, a birthday or

to say thank you. Online

and in-store, find some

stunning gifts.

fleurdk.co.nz

LITTLE RIVER GALLERY

Mariska de Jager explores figurative

form and the human condition

through her contemplative ceramic

sculptures. Part of the artist’s Fragility

series, this work is hand-built and

finished with a combination of glazes,

resulting in a rich, bronze-like lustre.

Pictured piece: 37cm (h) x

19cm (w) x 17cm (d), $495.

littlerivergallery.com

EXISLE PUBLISHING

Written by Kiwi Renée Hollis, Voices

of World War II: New Zealanders Share

Their Stories shows the human side of

war through a collection of memories

sent in by 100 families across New

Zealand. Fascinating and genuine, it

is both a tribute to the resilience and

bravery of those who served in WWII.

exislepublishing.com

FOLKLORE HOME STORE

Serve your summer fare in style

with these beautiful pieces: a range

of unique, marble onyx bowls and

platters (from $269); hand-forged

salad servers with an antique brass

finish (from $49); and lopsided

Japanese ceramic mugs in a range of

colours and sizes ($25–$31).

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Style | Promotion 41

JOANNA SALMOND

JEWELLERY

Embrace the festive season

and treat yourself or someone

special. Effortless style is easy

to achieve with these gold

and matt quartz rod earrings

($140; also available in silver).

Pop into the Dunedin studio

or hop online to see more of

the collection.

joannasalmond.co.nz

ETHIQUE

Ideal for on-the-go holiday

antics, The Adventurer ($29)

features both the multi-tasking

Tip-to-Toe Shampoo &

Shaving Bar and Flash! Solid

Laundry Bar & Stain Remover

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NEVÉ

Named after the striking Southern Alps glaciers,

this collection of mesmerising scents ($26 –

$58) adds instant style and ambience to your

space, while wood wicks captivate with their

soft crackling sound and long burn time. Proudly

hand-poured in New Zealand.

neve.co.nz

FOLKLORE HOME STORE

Adorn your shelf with these

lovely cast bronze sculptures.

They’re sold as a seated

pair and finished in antique

bronze. Subject to stock,

choose any combination of

male or female-shaped figures.

Each piece is 170mm high x

35mm wide ($149).

folklorestore.co.nz

MASON CARTER

This gorgeous ring is absolutely

exquisite. A rare size and beautiful

deep colour, any woman would be

super thrilled to own this. A ‘one

only’, as this size of stone is rarely

found now. Aquamarine with

Diamonds, $14,550.

mason-carter-jewellers.com

ANY EXCUSE

Flowers with Friends is another

richly informative, beautifully

illustrated book by New Zealand

author Julia Atkinson-Dunn. Julia

shares insights on harvesting and

arranging flowers from your own

garden. Priced at $49.99.

anyexcuse.co.nz


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

with Tim Goom

Party time -

How to create the perfect

outdoor space for a gathering!

The season of summer entertaining is almost upon us. Covid

has clipped our wings in terms of entertaining in recent timesbut

with the appropriate QR code and precautions, there’s

nothing to stop you from planning a sizeable safe celebration in

your outdoor space.

If you love hosting parties outdoors, what are the key components to

ensure your gathering goes smoothly and is memorable?

The right space

It only takes a few to make a party but generally the size of the guest list

will be dictated by the size of the space, although with clever design, even

a tight space can fit a crowd. Having an enclosed space will define the area

in which you would like your guests to gather and help to minimise the

impact of noise for your neighbours. Enclosing a space can be as simple

as screening and planting and an overhead awning or umbrella or the

gold plated (and more soundproof) version of a fully functioning outdoor

room. Ensuring the outdoor entertaining area has clear access to the

indoor kitchen and living area will enhance the functionality of the space

and flow between the two.

Having different areas for different activities within the gathering will allow

you to cater for the needs of all. Designating a seated chill out space with

comfortable seating for those wanting to relax will be greatly appreciated

if the rigours of socialising upright (or dancing…) become too much!

A dining space with a table or a built-in bar will be appreciated for the

grazers wanting to stay close to the nibbles. An outdoor bar will reduce

your legwork traipsing between the kitchen and outdoors to provide your

guests with chilled beverages.

Heating

The chilly Christchurch easterly has shut down many an outdoor party so

ensure you have heating in the space to keep your guests warm once the

sun goes down. Again, there is a heating option for every budget - from

a portable upright gas heater to an inbuilt bespoke outdoor fire. Braziers

and pizza ovens create a lovely welcoming ambience with their open

flames, but slim line overhead electric heating is a discreet and clean way

to keep your guest’s toasty.

Lighting

Good lighting design will ensure your guests are directed safely from the

street to your gathering once the sun goes down and off your property

when it is time to leave. Ensuring any hazards such as stairs, deck edgings

or changes in height at ground level are well lit will also be appreciated

by guests once the sun goes down. Sensor lighting is an efficient way

of ensuring these areas are only illuminated when needed. Dimmable

lighting in your outdoor entertaining space will enable you to create the

appropriate ambience for the stage of the evening.

Music

by Goom

For music aficionados, having a wired in sound system with weatherproof

speakers might be the most important feature of the ultimate outdoor

party entertainment area. Thoughtful sound design will ensure the

music is piped evenly throughout the outdoor space. However, with

the evolution of high quality portable blue tooth speakers, moving your

sounds from indoors to out does not have to come with a big price tag.

The team at Goom Landscapes are renowned for the design and

construction of fabulous entertaining spaces - inspired in part by our love

of outdoor parties. Many a convivial gathering has been hosted by Ant and

myself in our respective outdoor entertaining areas – so when it comes to

how best to host a gathering in your outdoors space, we are the experts!

The champions

of landscape

design and build.

10 AWARDS - 2021

DESIGN | MANAGE | CONSTRUCT

Create a Lifespace with us. | goom.nz

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44 Style | Promotion

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

out of the spread, and the expense out of entertaining. Whether you want to fake it or

make it, we’ve got what you need to win in the kitchen.

Sirloin steak with salsa

verde and kūmara mash

Serves:

4

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 35 mins

Who doesn’t love a beautiful piece of steak with

mash, especially when it’s paired with a zingy salsa

verde! This crowd-pleasing dish is easy to make

and super tasty. Better yet, the kūmara makes for a

hearty and healthier option with less carbs.

Ingredients

1kg orange kūmara, peeled and cut into 3-4cm

chunks

3-4 anchovies

2 Tbsp Pams Moroccan Capers

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 bunch parsley

Grated zest and juice ½ lemon

¼ cup Pams Extra Virgin Olive Oil

600g sirloin/porterhouse steaks

Method

1. Put the kūmara in a pan of salted water.

Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer

and cook for 20 minutes or until the kūmara

is tender. Drain well, season with salt and

pepper, and mash. Keep covered until

required.

For more inspirational

recipes head to

www.newworld.co.nz

2. For the salsa verde, chop the anchovies and capers finely and

put into a small bowl with the crushed garlic. Finely chop the

parsley, add to the bowl along with the lemon zest and juice.

Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

3. Rub the remaining oil over the steaks and season with salt.

Heat a frying pan over high heat and cook the steaks for

3 minutes each side for medium rare (or adjust time

according to how well-cooked you like the steaks). Remove

from the pan and set aside to rest in a warm place for

5 minutes before slicing.

4. Serve the steak with the mash and spoon over the salsa verde.

Top tips

• For a salsa verde with a little more kick, try adding dried chilli

flakes to the mix.

• Serve with a side of green vegetables such as broccoli,

Brussels sprouts or braised silver beet.

Toni Street’s

festive bark

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 35 mins

A festive treat you can make with the kids: marbled milk

and white chocolate with lots of tasty treats on top. See

the finished platter at instagram.com/tonimstreet

Ingredients

500g milk chocolate

250g white chocolate

6 candy canes, crushed

M&M’s or pebbles

1 packet chopped nuts

Method

1. Melt milk chocolate and white

chocolate (in separate bowls) in

30-second intervals in the microwave

until the chocolate is completely

melted and smooth.

2. Cover a baking tray with baking paper

and pour the milk chocolate over the

tray, spreading out chocolate with a

spatula.

3. Pour the white chocolate over the

milk chocolate using a fork to make a

marble pattern.

4. Quickly add the crushed candy canes,

M&M’s and chopped nuts.

5. Refrigerate until set.


Style | Promotion 45

Paprika butterfly

chicken

Serves:

2

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Butterflying your own chicken is much easier than

it looks! Pop this on the BBQ or in the oven, and

pair with a side of slaw and soft tortillas. This

crispy chicken makes for the perfect taco night!

Ingredients

1.5kg whole chicken

2 Tbsp paprika

1 lemon, plus extra wedges to serve

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 bunch spring onions

¼ cup jalapeños, very finely diced

1 large handful coriander, finely diced

2 avocados, chopped into chunks

Method

1. To butterfly your chicken, place the chicken

on a clean board, breast side down. Use

kitchen scissors to cut down each side of

the back bone and remove. Flip the chicken

over and using the heel of your hand, press

down firmly to flatten the chicken. Season

the chicken all over with salt.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika,

the juice of half a lemon, 2 cloves of garlic,

a big pinch of salt and a tablespoon of oil.

Spread this marinade all over the chicken

and under the skin on the breast.

No BBQ?

No problem!

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Cook chicken skin-side

up in a roasting tin

for 40-45 mins, until

cooked through.

3. Preheat your BBQ to a medium-high heat and place the

chicken breast side down for 5 to 10 minutes until the skin is

golden and lightly charred. Flip the chicken over, reduce the

heat to low and continue to cook with the BBQ lid down for

40 minutes.

4. While the chicken is cooking, grill the spring onions for

5 minutes until lightly charred. Leave to cool slightly and

finely dice.

5. In a medium bowl, add the remaining garlic, remaining lemon,

jalapeños, coriander, cooked spring onions and a generous

drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and stir to

combine.

6. When the chicken is cooked, place on a board and leave to

rest for 10 minutes.

7. Serve the chicken with the diced avocado and drizzle over the

jalapeño salsa. Serve immediately with extra lemon wedges.

Top tips

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

1 hour 20 minutes.

• Buy a butterflied chicken if you are short on time.

Portobello mushrooms

with blue cheese

Serves:

2

Prep time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Stuffed portobello mushrooms are

the perfect snack or side when you’re

entertaining guests. With every bite,

you get the crunch on the outside and

the delicate creamy blue cheese on the

inside. Stuff them ahead of time and

bake when you’re ready.

Ingredients

4 small portobello mushrooms or 2

large portobello mushrooms, stalks

removed

50g Whitestone Windsor Blue

50g panko breadcrumbs

1 small cup parsley, finely chopped

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. Clean the mushrooms using a paper towel and then gently

remove the stems.

3. Arrange the mushrooms on an oven tray, top sides down. Stuff

each mushroom with a layer of blue cheese.

4. Bake mushrooms for 12 minutes, or until you see the top of

the mushrooms turning soft and dark in colour and the cheese

has melted.

5. Sprinkle a handful of panko breadcrumbs on top of the cheese

and cook until golden (approximately 8 minutes).

6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Garnish with parsley

and serve warm.


46 Style | Promotion

Rapaura Springs

Reserve Pinot

Gris 2021

Champion Pinot

Gris – lightly spiced

& ripe for any

occasion.

No-bake strawberry

cheesecake

Panhead

Port

Road

Pilsner

Multi award winner – punchy fruity

hops, crisp lively bitterness.

Serves:

12

Prep time: 20 mins + 2½ hrs

chilling time

Celebrate the new season strawberries with this fresh, easy

and delicious no-bake tart!

Ingredients

250g digestive biscuits, crushed

125g unsalted butter, melted

250g cream cheese, softened

cup icing sugar

½ tsp vanilla essence

½ cup sour cream

250g strawberries

1 Tbsp runny honey

Method

1. Using a food processor, blitz the biscuits until they

resemble crumbs. Alternatively, place the biscuits in a

resealable bag, or clean tea towel, and crush with a rolling

pin.

2. Place the butter and biscuits in a large mixing bowl and

stir to combine. Scrape the mixture into a standard size

tart tin and press into an even layer along the bottom and

sides. Place in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes.

3. Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar in a medium bowl

until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Dice half the

strawberries and fold through. Spread filling on the cooled

crust. Chill for at least 2 hours, or until slightly firm.

4. Slice the remaining strawberries, arrange over the creamy

filling and drizzle with runny honey. Slice, and serve

immediately.

Top tips

• Dial up the freshness by sprinkling over a handful of fresh

mint or thyme.

• An easy alternative to fresh strawberries is slightly

defrosted frozen strawberries!

Trinity Hill

Hawke’s Bay

Syrah 2020

Champion Syrah,

sensational,

seductive,

super-smooth & silky.

NON-ALCOHOLIC OPTIONS?

New World has a wide range of wine,

beer and grown-up drinks under 0.5% ABV.

Check out newworld.co.nz/zero and

look out for the Zero Zone signage

instore or ask for assistance in the

liquor department.


Style | Home 47

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48 Style | Drink

Mix & mingle

Kate Preece expands her horizons with

a bevy of newcomers.

Sharing is caring

For those who are fans of exsherry

cask matured whisky, the

Tamdhu 12 is hard to beat. It is a

complex and rich single malt. The

nose is full of tempting aromas of

iced cinnamon rolls, dried fruit and

old-school boiled sweeties. The

palate has a silky texture and is full

of flavours of fruit and spice.

You can’t go too far wrong with

ex-sherry cask matured Speyside

whisky, and this is certainly a whisky

to be shared and savoured.

– Isla McNaught, Whisky Galore

First timer

Produced in Canterbury,

the first small batch gin off

the blocks for KJ & Co is a

doozy. Dubbed Number 6

Gin, it delivers on flavour

with cardamom, ginger

and citrus – particularly

kaffir lime leaf. There’s

plenty of zest thanks to

lemon, grapefruit, mandarin

and lime, with a touch of

pepper. Two tasters thought

that elderflower was in the

mix and though wrong,

this supports the intriguing

nature of a gin that will keep

your taste buds guessing. A

winner in my books, straight

out of the gate.

At the ready

Sundown’s three-flavoured RTD range is free

from preservatives, low in sugar and has a

base gin that’s made with five botanicals, including

kawakawa and horopito. The Gin, Grapefruit

and Elderflower with Soda one I tried wasn’t too

sweet or flush with artificial flavour (traps the big

brands have fallen into), and instead held true

to the sourness of grapefruit – mellowed by the

elderflower, but still sharp and zesty. The Bay of

Plenty gin is officially on my to-try list, while this

pretty little can has challenged cider’s position as

my preferred summer drink.

Diversity is good

A winery adding gin to its

offering brings all my friends

to the party – and this

shindig is care of Waipara

Springs. Katie and Andrew

Moore have been honing

their wine craft for years,

and this new trick is all

about a love for delivering

something a little different.

Aroha Premium Dry Gin

is an easy-drinking, smooth

operator that is simple,

without being downplayed.

With a touch of aniseed, it’s

a refreshing gin that will be

right at home in an icy G&T

on the deck. Cheers.


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52 Style | Promotion

Flagship colours

With a cult following across the country, it was only a matter of time before

Augustine opened in the South Island. We caught up with owner and designer

Kelly Coe to celebrate the Kiwi fashion brand’s biggest store yet.

othing beats getting your girlfriends together

“Nover brunch then trying on clothes in a store,”

says Augustine owner and designer Kelly Coe.

With Canterbury the second largest online market

for ‘House of Augustine’ and its 10 labels, the Kiwi

brand opened on Cashel Street in November after a

successful fashion show in Christchurch. The exuberant

response from locals matches Kelly’s take on fashion.

“Augustine stores are a colour explosion, as our

clothes are designed to be exciting and vibrant. I’ve

always banged on about how wearing bright colours

can change your whole attitude – when people give

you positive comments about what you’re wearing, it’s

great for your mental health,” she says.

With 14,000 VIP members and 170,000 Facebook

followers, stockists have been a big part of the success

story. However, as their labels and ranges increased, it

was time to invest in their own premises. With stores

in Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington, “people kept

asking when we were going to open up down here”.

“It’s quite funny that we ended up launching our

biggest store ever in a pandemic! Although, we did

start out 12 years ago in a global recession,” Kelly

quips.

The flagship range is vast: active wear resides

alongside denim jeans and accessories; party outfits,

resort pieces and formalwear show off next to pyjamas

and candles; youngsters and men are catered for too.

The large Cashel Street footprint enabled husband

Nathan, who designs and oversees store fit-outs, to

give each label its own space. There’s even an enclosed

pod in which kids can play safely, as mums peruse.

“We have three daughters so I know what it’s like to

go shopping with little ones,” Kelly says.

Repeat visits will be rewarded with new reveals, the

designer promises.

“We’ve stayed true to the ethos we started out with

– while we may have grown in the amount of styles

we offer, we still keep to small runs. That way, fans

know that what they’re buying is unique.”

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


AUGUSTINE FLAGSHIP STORE

161 CASHEL STREET, CHRISTCHURCH

WWW.AUGUSTINE.CO.NZ


54 Style | Beauty

Tried and tested

The Style team trial the latest beauty products.

DEPUTY

EDITOR AND

NEW RECRUIT

ANNA

WALLACE

Clarins Milky Boost

You’re on holiday; you’ve hung

up the heels and ditched the

daily makeup routine. But,

hold on, who’s that coming

down the drive? This is just

one moment when Clarins

Milky Boost BB cream comes

to the rescue. Quick and easy

to apply, it provides a ‘natural’

look while evening out your skin

tone and adding a subtle glow.

The speckled white, thin liquid

transforms on contact with the

skin to reveal its true colours.

Available in five shades, 04

Milky Auburn was spot on for

me, blending beautifully and

further reassuring my choice

with promises to hydrate as it

luminates and let my skin breathe

in the process. A lightweight

solution ideal for summer.

RRP $64 (50ml)

EDITOR

AND GIN

APPRECIATOR

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PREECE

Weleda 24h Hydrating

Facial Cream

I’m not prone to dryness, so when

my normal moisturisers weren’t

working – an hour after applying,

my skin would feel parched again – I

didn’t quite know where to turn

(exfoliating and drinking water wasn’t

helping either). I was on the scout

for a quenching day moisturiser that

wouldn’t make my face look sheeny

or leave sticky white residue.

Enter this cream that claims to help

store moisture (like the prickly pear

cactus), thanks to its high content

of water-binding compounds. It also

helps to reactivate your skin’s own

ability to store moisture.

Immediately, my skin felt satiated,

refreshed and smooth. The small tube

is perfect for travel and packs a punch.

Would thoroughly recommend if your

skin is on the dry side.

RRP $29.90 (30ml)

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The wording “skincare

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As I get older, I try and avoid

a wrinkled décolleté. Wearing

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over summer, my skin is

exposed, so avoiding more skin

ageing is paramount. I like the

rye seed extract as it assists

with smoothing the neckline.

Being fragrance free and nongreasy

is great. It has simple

instructions and the roller

application is also easy to use.

It’s now an automatic part of

my routine – day and night.

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Glendhu Bay, Wanaka

Saturday March 19th 2022

Over 30 of Central Otago’s finest Wine & Food producers

Wine tastings, live music, demonstrations,

delicious food and (of course) stunning views to match

Tickets on Sale now at www.ripewanaka.nz

Full refund if event affected

by covid restrictions

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Pitch up

Camping is one of our favourite national pastimes. There’s nothing like setting

off in a jam-packed car, kicking daily routines, sleeping under canvas,

cooking al fresco and exploring nature in jandals.

Words Anna Wallace

Style | Travel 57


58 Style | Travel

Conservation sites

DOC aims to foster recreation in nature, connecting people

with our nation’s stunning environment and unique heritage.

The organisation manages more than 200 campsites throughout

New Zealand – from forest settings to lakeshores and sandy

beaches. Around 95 are designated ‘backcountry’ or ‘basic’.

Some are bookable, whereas others are first-in-best-dressed.

“There’s still plenty of availability at many popular campsites

this summer,” advises Steve Taylor, DOC’s Heritage and

Visitors Director. “Booking ahead secures people a spot during

this busy timeframe.”

At the time of printing, these DOC holiday spots in the

South Island all had spaces available in December and January.

Services vary, but many of the places listed here have powered

and non-powered sites, showers, kitchen and toilet amenities,

and drinking water. Check what is at each site before booking

(DOC.govt.nz/campsites). The DOC Campsite Pass can be

used to book in some areas, although can be date-dependent.

ABOVE: Momorangi Bay, Marlborough.

Your friends are stocking up on insect

repellent, getting the car serviced

and cancelling their food boxes. They’re

going camping, joining the mass exodus

that occurs once Christmas leftovers

have been smashed and the Home

Alone movies dutifully chuckled at. If

the unpredictability of 2021 has done a

number on you and you haven’t sorted

a campsite for the holidays yet – no

worries! Bookable, or even nonbookable

sites are available.

Medium to large commercial

campgrounds, like Top 10 Holiday

Parks (top10.co.nz), are popular as

they’re often found in prime locations,

are well-serviced and have plenty of

entertainment for families. Those at the

smaller end of the scale are Department

of Conservation (DOC) sites, or those

run by community groups. There are

apps that facilitate you staying on

private property (campable.com), or if

you’re on wheels, there’s the option of

freedom camping.

NELSON/TASMAN

KERR BAY AND WEST BAY

Both sites are located next to Lake Rotoiti in the

Nelson Lakes region – surrounded by beech forest,

with a boat-launch ramp nearby.

MARLBOROUGH

PELORUS BRIDGE

Camp amongst kahikatea, beech and rimu trees by the Pelorus

River, which is suitable for swimming, fishing and kayaking.

Walking tracks abound. There’s a café and shop on-site.

MOMORANGI BAY

A family campsite beside a sheltered bay, popular for

swimming, boating and fishing. A short walk and

glow-worm grotto is on-site. Campers can access

Wi-Fi, a playground and shop.

Lake Rotoiti


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WEST COAST

HANS BAY – LAKE KANIERE

This is a large, grassy lake-front campsite. Fish

from the jetty, or boat and swim in the lake.

LAKE MAHINAPUA

Camp and enjoy water sports at the lake

beside a forest. There are limited services here,

such as cold showers, and the water is untreated

so needs to be boiled before use.

ABOVE: Lake Mahinapua is located beside a West Coast forest.

CANTERBURY

PEEL FOREST

Discover the remnants of the magnificent podocarp forest that

once covered this area. Walk to Acland Falls, fish or boat on

the Rangitata River, and explore the Rangitata Valley.

WHITE HORSE HILL

Camp beneath alpine scenery, including Mt Sefton. Enjoy a

variety of walks from the valley floor to mountain tops. Hot

showers and shops are found in the village that’s 2.5km away.

OTAGO

KIDDS BUSH

Camp alongside Lake Hawea, in a large, grassy area near

mountain beech trees. Go for walks and swims, or go fishing.

Portable toilets are in use, due to a new toilet block being built.

PLEASANT FLAT

Located in the Mt Aspiring National Park near Wānaka.

Take in the magnificent views of Mt Hooker; fish in nearby

Haast River; enjoy short walks or picnics.

Winging it

You can try your luck at one of DOC’s

non-bookable campsites (DOC.govt.nz/

campsites). Most of these have limited

facilities and operate on a first-come,

first-served basis. These places may have

sites up for grabs:

• Nelson/Tasman: Cobb River, Siberia

Flat, Courthouse Flat

• Marlborough: Elaine Bay, Harvey

Bay, Butchers Flat, Cowshed Bay,

Camp Bay, Waimaru, Davies Bay,

Rarangi, Whites Bay, Onamalutu,

Mill Flat, Marfells Beach, Molesworth

Cob Cottage, Acheron House

• Canterbury: Loch Katrine, Andrews

Shelter, Lake Poaka, Temple, Round

Bush, Lake Middleton, Ahuriri

Bridge

• Otago: Sylvan, Twelve Mile Delta,

Moke Lake, Skippers, Macetown,

Homestead

• Southland: Mavora Lakes

• Fiordland: Thicket Burn

When freedom camping on public land

in a van or camper, you need to know

where it’s permitted and what the rules

are (to avoid a fine). Some DOC sites will

allow it (DOC.govt.nz/freedomcamping).

Every district and council has different

bylaws for you to be aware of.

ABOVE: Cascade Creek is the start of the Lake Gunn Nature Walk.

FIORDLAND

HENRY CREEK

You’ll find this scenic spot beside Lake Te Anau.

Accommodates campervans and there are small

sites in regenerating beech forest. Limited services,

with water taken from a stream.

CASCADE CREEK

Good for larger vehicles, this is close by the Eglinton and

Cascade Rivers that are popular for fly fishing. The Lake Gunn

Nature Walk starts here. Camp fires are permitted (if no bans).

Be safe out there

DOC encourages people to enjoy the

outdoors safely: take the correct supplies

and equipment; check the conditions

(and any alerts) for your destination;

tell someone your plans; follow any

rules, such as restrictions on dogs, fires

and vehicles; and follow the Ministry of

Health guidelines.


60 Style | Read

Happy reading

Style readers Tara Gardner-Snoad and Brian Phillips have your summer

reading sorted with these recommendations.

The Dark

Remains

William

McIlvanney,

Ian Rankin

(Canongate,

$32.99)

For many years Ian Rankin has been

thrilling crime fiction aficionados with

his superbly crafted Inspector Rebus

series. He has become, without

doubt, the ‘King of Scottish Crime

Fiction’. A close-run second to this

crown was William McIlvanney,

whose DC Laidlaw novels were a

brilliant evocation of criminal life in

Glasgow. When McIlvanney died he

left behind notes for a prequel to the

Laidlaw novels and now Rankin has

brought this to life in a dazzling pageturning

novel. Loved it.

– Brian Phillips

Guarded by

Dragons

Rick Gekoski

(Little, Brown

Book Group,

$37.99)

Rick Gekoski was a student in

London when he discovered that

he could sell his first-edition DH

Lawrence books for more than he

paid for them. This led to a career

as an internationally renowned

dealer in rare books. In this, his third

exploration of the arcane world of

rare books and their collectors, he

reveals his transition from dealing in

books to handling literary estates.

Gekoski is a wonderful storyteller

and he has some amazing stories

to tell, involving a slew of famous

literary names.

– Brian Phillips

Top Secret

Twenty-One

Janet Evanovich

(Headline

Publishing Group,

$24.99)

Stephanie Plum is a bond

enforcement agent – AKA bounty

hunter – who works for her bail

bond cousin Vinnie in New Jersey.

The only problem is that she’s not

very good at it. Her hight ticket FTA

(Failed to Appear) is Jimmy Poletti, a

well-known car-dealer who has been

caught selling more than just cars off

his yard, and he has disappeared.

Throw in her complicated love

life, quirky co-workers, crazy family,

10 killer chihuahuas, an unexpected

4-foot roommate and zany bail-bond

skippers, and this colourful cast will

have you laughing out loud.

– Tara Gardner-Snoad

The Pink Jumpsuit: Short

Fictions, Tall Truths

Emma Neale

(Quentin Wilson Publishing, $35)

The Piano Girls

Elizabeth Smither

(Quentin Wilson Publishing, $35)

New Zealand has a rich history of short story writers, dating back before Katherine Mansfield. Short stories are such a pleasure

– the ability to dip in and out at will is something to be enjoyed. While searching for a collection to recommend, I found two

and couldn’t separate them. Elizabeth Smither is an outstanding short story writer with a dozen previously published collections.

Emma Neale, poet, novelist and former editor of the literary magazine Landfall, has published her first collection. Both are

wonderfully crafted examples of the genre with some of the best stories you will read this year. Don’t be surprised to see one

(or both) of these on the shortlist for the next Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

– Brian Phillips


Style | Read 61

Better off

Dead

Lee Child and

Andrew Child

(Penguin Random

House, $29.99)

Once again our hero Jack Reacher

is on the road – this time on a

deserted Arizona road, where he

discovers a jeep crashed into the

only tree for miles. Michaela Fenton,

the driver, is a former Afghan vet

badly injured by an IED. Now she’s

an FBI agent seeking her missing twin

brother Michael. Of course, being

Reacher, he agrees to help with

her search. The usual contingent

of violent characters emerge – cue

Reacher-style fist fights. Great holiday

reading.

– Brian Phillips

Bones are

Forever

Kathy Reichs

(Cornerstone,

$26)

Kathy Reichs is an actual forensic

anthropologist (FA) whose books

inspired the TV series Bones.

FA Dr Temperance Brennan is

called to a run-down apartment

where the mummified remains

of a new-born baby have been

discovered. Using her medical

training to try and solve the mystery

and locate the baby’s missing mother

is a dangerous job indeed.

Gritty and gripping from the first

page, this is a book that’s hard to put

down.

– Tara Gardner-Snoad

Grown Ups

Marian Keyes

(Penguin Books,

$24)

Jessie Casey is a successful

businesswoman who’s happily

married to Johnny and loves her

children. She includes Johnny’s

two brothers and their partners in

constant get-togethers. However, as

with any large group they bring their

own insecurities, and things are not

always as they seem. Near the end

of the story, secrets are accidentally

revealed and the reader will go back

to the start where it all began, slowly

unpeeling the many layers. Funny and

sad, this is an insightful look at family

dynamics and why it can be difficult

to finally have to Grow Up.

– Tara Gardner-Snoad

The Subtle Art of Not

Giving a F*ck

Mark Manson

(First published HarperCollins;

Re-published Pan Macmillan, $34.99)

If you are a ‘glass-half-empty’ person or feel like a ‘have

not’ in a world of haves, then this is the self-help book

for you.

Written by blogger Mark Manson, whose philosophy is

that, instead of turning lemons into lemonade, sometimes

you just have to suck the lemon and forgo the sugar.

Life is messy, he says, with humorous insights into the

human psyche. Find out “why we simply can’t all be

extraordinary” and why that’s okay.

– Tara Gardner-Snoad

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

(Hodder & Stoughton, $24.99)

While not recent, this was my favourite book of 2021.

I recommend it as a great holiday read as you’ll find

yourself drawn into the grumpy world of the ageing

Ove – a recently retired Swede with a passion for Saabs.

It is peopled with wonderful characters and entertaining

storylines. And a cat to remember. You will find yourself

cheering for Ove as the story unfolds, and bereft when

the story comes to an end. Unmissable.

– Brian Phillips


62 Style | Read

The book nook

Discover new releases to add to your TBR pile these holidays.

NEW RELEASES

The Lincoln Highway

Amor Towles

(Penguin Random House, $37)

Emmett Watson is 18, and after making one bad decision

he was sent to a juvenile reform farm. Newly released to

care for his eight-year-old brother Billy after their father’s

untimely death, they hatch a scheme to find their mother

who abandoned them years ago. Their only clues are a

series of postcards she sent them eight years earlier from

various stops along the Lincoln Highway, ending in San

Francisco.

These plans come unstuck, however, when two of

Emmett’s former prison mates (albeit escaped) turn up on

the brothers’ doorstep, with plans of their own to go to

New York.

Set in the 1950s, this story travels by car and freight train

through America. It’s touching and humorous, beautifully

written and absolutely addictive.

– Tara Gardner-Snoad

Harbour Kitchens:

Another Helping

Various contributors

(Lyttelton Education Charitable

Trust, $40)

The heart and soul of Lyttelton is laid out on the table

with this beautiful new recipe book. Supported by their

community and fellow creatives, a small group of parent

volunteers from Lyttelton Primary School has brought

together more than 150 recipes from the port town’s

residents. There’s star power from the likes of Joe

Bennett, muso Lindon Puffin (his advice on how to fillet

a fish is superb), Lois Ogilvie (of Volcano Café fame) and

restaurateur Giulio Sturla (Mapu), and lashings of cuteness

thanks to featured drawings by the local schoolchildren for

which this book is fundraising.

The sequel to what was first printed in 2009, Harbour

Kitchens: Another Helping is divided into seasons, with

additional sections, such as ‘party’ and ‘lockdown’, capturing

the mood of 2021.

The Marmalade Chicken comes highly praised – and

the simple yet refreshingly satisfying Strawberry Salsa is a

personal fave.

– Kate Preece

Homecooked: Seasonal

Recipes for Every Day

Lucy Corry

(Penguin Books, $55)

Written by a New Zealander for New Zealanders, Lucy

Corry’s Homecooked takes us on a seasonal journey

incorporating unique, richly flavoured ingredients from

Aotearoa.

From our land for our traditions, seasons and whānau,

you’ll find simple meals for every day and inspiration for

every occasion. Lucy truly loves food and sharing her ideas,

and her cooking features in magazines such as Cuisine and

NZ Life & Leisure. With an emphasis on fresh and locally

sourced ingredients, this book is not only budget-friendly but

environmentally friendly also.

– Tara Gardner-Snoad

Tara Gardner-Snoad is a writer

and mum of three adult sons (and

an eight-year-old staffy). She enjoys

sitting in the sun with a good book

and a New Zealand pinot gris.

Brian Phillips is an online bookseller

based in Christchurch. He is a former

publisher and recent judge for the

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.


Style | Read 63

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Come Back to Mona

Vale: Life and Death in a

Christchurch Mansion

Alexander McKinnon

(Otago University Press, $40)

If you live in Christchurch you have probably visited the

Mona Vale Homestead in Fendalton Road and explored the

beautiful gardens. Now you must read an account of “life

and death” in this location.

Every family has its secrets and the Goughs are no

exception. This 332-page account of the Gough legacy

is tellingly recorded by Tracy Thomas Gough’s grandson,

Alexander McKinnon. His eye for detail and descriptive

prose, together with his sense of loyalty and duty to the

family, makes this a vivid read.

I couldn’t put it down.

As a frequent visitor to the Mona Vale gardens, I will view

this ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Christchurch with new eyes in

the future.

– Helen Templeton, Piccadilly Bookshop

Silverview

John le Carré

(Penguin Books, $35)

Author John le Carré lived from 1931 to 2020. This is his

final completed novel, and written with undiminished skill.

Once again he returns a tale of espionage and spying

with 33-year-old Julian, who has just purchased a rundown

bookshop, becoming deeply involved. The Secret

Intelligence Service are very interested in Julian’s customer,

Edward, and his post-Cold War history with events in

Bosnia, Poland, Yugoslavia and Palestine.

This is an engrossing read and a stand-alone novel

that could introduce a new reader to a master writer, or

remind his fans of all the wonderful novels he has written.

– Neville Templeton, Piccadilly Bookshop

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SUMMER INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG ADULTS


66 Style Teen | Newsfeed

NEWSFEED

Tapping into emotions

If you’re looking for an emo reset,

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Emotions for Children by Rebekah

Lipp and Craig Phillips (Wildling

Books, $39.95) helps people of all

ages to understand their feelings

and develop emotional intelligence.

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starship – all without leaving

Florida’s Walt Disney

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– The Addams Family 2

– Ghostbusters: Afterlife

– Clifford the Big Red Dog

Thanks to Silky Otter, we’ve got

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See our Instagram page

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Special thanks

Our ‘Gen Z’ contributors – Louie

Howell from Cashmere High

School along with Kyla Otway

and fellow students from

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.

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68 Style Teen | Feature

Where there’s a Will

Flying the flag for New Zealand’s Paralympic team in Tokyo was Will Stedman.

Nine years after he first imagined competing, the Cantabrian has secured a

suite of medals across two Games. Fellow Port Hills Athletic Club runner,

Louie Howell, discovers what propels him.


Style Teen | Feature 69

As a kid, William Stedman played a lot of sports:

cricket, football, canoe polo. At that, I stop him:

“Hang on a second – canoe what-now?”

“Canoe polo! You know? It was quite big at our

school. You play it in kayaks, in teams, and score through

suspended goals. The good guys could carry the ball on

the ends of their paddles…” Sensing my bewilderment,

Will trails off.

It’s not surprising that the sporty youngster went on to

have a distinguished athletic career. Will has to his name

a plethora of international track and field titles, including

four Paralympic medals – two of which he won when he

was just 16 years old.

Schoolyard sports or not, Will’s success is the result of

his remarkable perseverance, self-assurance – and a wee

bit of luck.

THE MAIN EVENT

All his life Will has had ataxic cerebral palsy (CP),

which impairs his motor skills. Though he admits

he’s lucky – some people with CP can’t walk, have

regular seizures, and struggle with cognitive tasks – his

movement is still significantly affected. When he runs,

his arms and legs tense up. When we meet, the first

thing I notice is his splay-legged limp.

Will never let CP hold him back. Aside from team

sports, young Will skied, hiked and ran cross-country.

But for all his activities, he never connected his disability

with professional sport – not, that is, until fate placed

him and his family in London during the Paralympic

Games in August 2012. Here were athletes with his

disability competing at the highest level. The Stedmans

tried to get tickets but the games were booked out, so

Will watched “tons” of events on TV. By the end his

mind was made up; at the next Games, he was going to

be one of the competitors.

Will threw himself wholeheartedly into athletics

– what he considered to be “the main Olympic sport”.

Initially, he trained for long-distance but, after attending

a para-athletics development camp, he decided he

preferred jumping and shorter track events. “Long

jump’s my favourite,” he reveals. “I like the 400m too

but, well, it hurts – a lot.”

MOVING ON UP

In 2014, Will joined Port Hills Athletic Club and began

to train with the middle-distance squad. Upon hearing of

Will’s Paralympic ambitions, the squad’s manager put him

in contact with coach, George Edwards, who remains

Will’s coach today.

George was, allegedly, somewhat sceptical upon

meeting Will. For all his dedication, Will was a beginner

with little experience and aspirations of international

glory. But George took him on and, throughout 2015,

Will proved himself something special with impressive

performances in Queensland, Cairns and Doha. Slowly,

it became clear that Will’s Paralympic dream was

something more tangible.

ABOVE: Will springs forth in the Men’s 800m T36 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images).

OPPOSITE: At the NZ Paralympic Team Athletics Selection Announcement on May 20, 2021, in Auckland (photo: Dave Rowland/Getty Images).


70 Style Teen | Feature

Still, he might never have qualified if not for an

unexpected development.

“My classification changed,” he says. “For cerebral

palsy, the classes range from T38 to T35, with T35 being

most impaired. At first I was T38. Some of those guys

could run 10.5 for 100m” – and 10.5 seconds is quick,

whether or not you’re able-bodied. In this category, the

competition for 15-year-old Will was simply too strong.

But, following his performance in Queensland, his

class was reconsidered. Will was moved from T38 to

T36. Now, racing against those whose ability was more

similar to his, the qualifying times and lengths were

suddenly achievable. In due course, Will met them.

Four years after he first imagined it, he was going to the

Paralympic Games.

IN PURSUIT OF MEDALS

Leading up to Rio, Will thought he had “an outside

chance”. He’d seen his competitors’ times and knew, on

a good day, that he was in contention for a medal. But

he couldn’t be certain of anything and his nerves were

ablaze. All this work, all these years, for three jumps and a

few minutes on the track – such a small amount of time,

in which so much could go wrong.

Of course, it didn’t. Will performed exceptionally,

placing third in both the 400m and 800m events. He

has continued to perform exceptionally. In 2017, he

placed second in the 800m at the World Para Athletics

Championships. In 2019, he placed third in 400m at the

same event. In 2021, he attended his second Games,

picking up his first Olympic silver in the long jump and a

third bronze in the 400m.

STRENGTH OF MIND

That’s not to say there haven’t been setbacks; when I ask,

he rattles off a list of injuries that would fill the page. In

fact he’s injured now, with a stress fracture in his back, for

which he has to take 12 weeks off running.

Will got engaged in July to Annika, whom he met at

Middleton Grange School, so he has plenty with which to

occupy himself in the coming months, including studying

part-time towards an engineering degree at the University

of Canterbury.

For Will, it doesn’t matter what physical state you’re

in – sport is all about the mental game. Being such a

high-profile athlete from such a young age has taught him

that. Will’s Christian religion has been especially helpful in

this respect, and something he’s turned to more in recent

years. “Sport can be pretty consuming. It helps to remind

myself that what I do… I do for my faith. It takes me out

of that tight spot.”

So, what does the future hold for William Stedman?

More canoe polo?

“I’m definitely aiming for Paris, in 2024,” he says.

“Beyond that… I haven’t really thought about it…

anything’s possible, I suppose.”

For someone of Will’s focus and talent, that’s

undoubtedly true.

Louie Howell has just finished Year 13 at Cashmere High School. A competitive 800m runner,

he’s hoping to combine his love of sport with commerce studies at university next year.

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT: Will celebrates winning the bronze medal in the Men’s 400m – T36 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

(photo: Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images); Will competes in the Men’s Long Jump – T36 at Tokyo 2020 (photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images).


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Teen health

The teenage years throw up a bevy of potential health challenges,

which naturopath Deanna Copland advises can be combatted.

Teens are more susceptible to Epstein-Barr

virus, which causes glandular fever,

so a robust immune system is important.

One of the key steps for supporting digestive

health – and overall wellbeing – is by

increasing diversity of the gut microbiome. Some

studies have even linked diverse healthy gut

bacteria to a reduced incidence of anxiety, and

this is a common issue during the challenging

teenage years.

• When it comes to gut health, diversity is

about the variety of plant foods consumed.

Examples include: fresh fruits, vegetables

(cooked and raw), beans, lentils and grains

such as rice and quinoa.

• The two main plant components that

benefit the gut are fibre and colours.

• A good place to start is to replace one

meat-based dish with a plant-based dish per

week. Some easy swaps are Lentil Bolognese

(Chelsea Winter has a wonderful recipe),

black bean brownies, vege soup made with

lots of vegetables and some lentils, or adding

beans to mince.


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Correcting a zinc deficiency

A zinc deficiency can lead to fussy

eating, and this can stem from early on

in childhood.

• A deficiency in this important

mineral often leads to acne once

puberty hits as it is required to

manufacture hormones.

• A well-nourished body and brain

is more likely to withstand ongoing

stress and recover from illness

faster, so correcting any underlying

deficiencies will support a more

varied, balanced diet.

• An oral zinc taste test through

a naturopath or from a health

shop can be useful to see if zinc

deficiency may be an issue.

Let them sleep

We need different amounts of sleep depending on

which age and stage we are at, but Matthew Walker,

a neuroscientist who specialises in sleep, claims that

teenagers need 10 hours per night.

Sleep deprivation can have devastating effects on

the brain, linking it to numerous neurological and

psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression,

chronic pain and suicide.

The frontal lobe in the brain is the last to mature and

this enables rational thinking and critical decision-making.

Sleep is not the only factor in the ripening of the brain,

but it appears to be a significant one that paves the way

to mature thinking and reasoning ability.

Ideally, our best quality sleep is before 2am when

cortisol (a stress hormone) is at its lowest, so instead of

studying late at night, teens would be better to go to bed

before 10pm and get up early to study.

Matthew Walker states that we are socially,

organisationally, economically, physically, behaviourally,

linguistically, cognitively and emotionally dependent on

sleep, and these factors are all crucial to stability during

the vulnerable teenage years.

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Levelling up

Omega 3, obtained from food or supplements, is important for

helping us to study and learn effectively and also helps to reduce

the incidence of depression.

Adequate omega 3 levels also improve skin health and support

healthy reproductive hormones.

There are hundreds of studies supporting the use of omega 3

fish oil supplements for children with learning difficulties, such as

dyslexia and ADHD.

• Food sources include: sardines, salmon, walnuts, pecans, hemp

seeds, chia seeds, algae.

• A 140g salmon fillet each week would meet the

recommended requirements for a developing teenage brain.

The wonder of exercise

The Sport New Zealand Active NZ Survey 2019 found

that only seven per cent of five to 17 year olds met

the Ministry of Health guidelines of at least one hour of

moderate-to-vigorous activity a day.

Dr John J. Ratey has written a wonderful book, Spark,

about his research findings on the effects of exercise

on high school-age students. The students had to do

moderate-to-high intensity exercise before school each

day for a year. He found that those with higher physical

fitness had higher test scores, with better attention,

working memory and processing speed. Plus, the

incidence of physical altercations dropped by 95 per

cent over the school year.

Exercise improves neuroplasticity of the brain so aids

learning, mood, energy, immunity, quality of sleep and

overall wellbeing.

Ironing out anaemia

Anaemia is common for all females, but

often first appears in the teen years.

It can be from heavy blood loss during

menstruation, as well as poor absorption

and/or poor intake of iron-rich foods.

Iron deficiency results in fatigue, pale

skin, poor concentration, dark circles

under the eyes, muscle weakness,

broken bones, frequent infections and/

or irritability.

• Healthy gut bacteria are critical

for iron absorption, so probiotics

and lactoferrin greatly enhance

this. A naturopath can recommend

appropriate products and dosages

for these.

• Some iron-containing foods (from

highest to lowest) include: paua,

mussels, lamb and beef liver and

kidneys, red meat, egg, tofu, figs,

pumpkin seeds, marmite, molasses.

• The Recommended Daily Intake

(RDI) for teen girls is 15mg (e.g.

1 cup broccoli, 100g beef and two

paua fritters); for teen boys it is

10mg.

Deanna Copland is a naturopath

and nutritionist whose favourite

cuisine is Asian fusion.

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6. Popping Pineapple Organza Scrunchie with Pom Poms, MITA $9.99; 7. Rectangle Claw Clip in Matt Dusty Pink, MITA $9.99;

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3. Cross Over Sheepy Slipper in Bubblegum Pink, LA TRIBE X SUPERETTE $119; 4. Angela Bra in Pure Blossom, VIDERIS $95;

5. Recycled Nylon Floral Swimsuit, COUNTRY ROAD $79.90; 6. Carina L Kids’ Sneakers, PUMA $70;

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;

7. Adidas Boys Colourblock Fleece Hoody, REBEL SPORT $79.99; 8. Absent Knee Rip Skinny Jeans, HALLENSTEIN BROTHERS $59.99.


82 Style Teen | Travel

Adrenaline dose

Between jet boating and bungeejumping,

ziplining and downhill biking,

Queenstown delivers an overdose of

adrenaline to thrill-seekers. Some options

(that come highly recommended by the

locals) include the adventures offered by

Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding and

Hang Gliding, and the Shotover Canyon

Swing – the highest jump of its kind in the

world – which sends you plummeting

over 60m towards the white-water rapids

below on the end of a rope.

Q tips

Heading to the mighty Queenstown for

the holidays? Louie Howell’s got your

getaway covered with these

fun ideas and handy tips.

Finishing high school means a lot of things: independence;

adulthood; figuring out what the hell to do with the rest of

your life; and, for some, a chance to finally see the world. Of

course, in the current age of face masks and lockdowns, that’s a

significantly more difficult undertaking. However, if you’re Year

13 and ready to cut loose, you’ll be hoping to at least be able to

join the migration to a classic New Zealand summer destination,

Queenstown.

School-leavers have been spending New Year in Queenstown

for years. It’s true that the trip has traditionally been about beer

cans, nightclubs and hangovers, but if these aren’t your priorities

there’s still plenty else for a young adult to enjoy in the world’s

adventure capital.

Photo: The World Bar Queenstown Facebook

Stretch your legs

Queenstown’s renowned ski-fields

– Coronet Peak and The Remarkables

– won’t be open come New Year, but

visitors can still enjoy the tussocky slopes and

picturesque landscapes via the area’s dense

network of walking trails. And hey, after a

hard night, it can be nice to stretch your legs.

For an easy walk (that still has some

stunning views of the lake) try the

Queenstown Trail, which follows the coast

along the Frankton arm, through the Botanic

Gardens and into town. Or, if you’re feeling

a bit more ambitious, the Tiki Trail climbs

2.1km to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you

can engage in more blood-pumping activities

or rest your legs on a gondola-ride back to

the bottom.


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Photo: Fergburger Facebook

Burger it

Admittedly, Queenstown’s food scene can be both busy and pricey.

But there are plenty of options for quick, cheap, tasty grub as well

– if you know where to look. For instance, mentioning ‘burger’ and

‘Queenstown’ in the same sentence probably conjures thoughts of

the famous Fergburger, and the lines around the block, around the

clock, to get to it. But Ferg’s isn’t the only burger

joint in Queenstown: for something arguably better, head three roads

over to Church Street and try Devil Burger.

With 10 times less traffic, just as much variety and burgers that, on

average, are $2 cheaper than Ferg’s, it’s a time-saving,

mouth-watering detour you won’t regret.

Not your average bar

If you’re intent on partying, why not

do it in style? By all accounts, The

World Bar is one of Queenstown’s

best pubbing destinations. With its

retro design and creative menu, it

offers the quirkiness that can be

absent from some of the town’s

more bog-standard bars.

Situated in a converted courthouse,

1876 also appeals to students and is

reasonably priced.

New Year’s countdown

Whatever the time of year, Queenstown

always has something to offer – but

heading there for the 31st guarantees

more. While the official New Year’s

celebration of fireworks and music has

been cancelled, you can still support

local businesses as they ring in 2022.

And there’s the company it attracts: an

influx of like-minded individuals at the

same stage in life. So grab a mate, find

a place to stay (they’re already thin on

the ground), tag along, and bid farewell

to 13 years of school on the shores

of Lake Wakatipu. It’s bound to be an

exhilarating, life-affirming experience.

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84 Style Teen | Relax

What we’re loving

Sit back and read-watch-listen-play with these pop-culture suggestions

from students at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.

LISTEN

Six60

Six60 is a music band from New Zealand – they make all different types

of music including Māori. It’s also made for all ages. I love listening to their

music. I just think it’s nice and cheerful. It’s an awesome band. It’s childfriendly

and it makes everyone happy.

– Sofia Hall, Year 7

PLAY

Minecraft

(Mojang, free)

Who would like this? Anyone from eight

to 88!

You build houses and adventure into the

world. There are Survival and Creative

modes for playing. In Survival, your goal

is to survive, and in Creative you can do

anything you want.

Minecraft is, in my opinion, the best

game that could ever exist. It is so much

fun, especially to play with your friends.

– Phoebe Ensor, Year 7

Easy on Me

Adele

After six years of silence on the

musical stage, Adele has dropped a

new hit single, ‘Easy on Me’, as part of

her new album 30 that was released

in November. With meaningful and

thought-provoking lyrics, I thoroughly

enjoy listening to this song. Adele has

overcome her battles, which makes

the song that bit more powerful and

interesting to listen to. As a well-known

artist with top-ranked songs, Adele’s

‘Easy on Me’ is one more to add to the

playlist.

– Kyla Otway, Year 13

Minecraft is a game where you make

your own worlds. You can also join other

people’s worlds. You can literally build

anything – the sky is the limit. There are

multiple things to do and so many things

to make. It is soooo much fun to play!

I love Minecraft and I think we can all

learn a lot of skills from it – problemsolving,

collaboration, creativity and

communication. It’s super fun to play

with friends.

– Harper Scales, Year 7

Let’s Talk the Untalked with Jake Bailey

An engaging and insightful podcast promoting awareness of mental health,

this episode of Let’s Talk the Untalked featured Jake Bailey on the power

of perspective and resilience. One person can talk about being resilient,

but Jake has a lot of experience when it comes to it. When diagnosed

with the most aggressive form of cancer known to man, he delivered a

speech to his school (Christchurch Boys’ High School) as head boy, when

he couldn’t even stand on his own. Throughout this podcast, Jake gives

tips, skills and strategies he learnt when going through cancer and the

impact that resilience can have on you. What I enjoy about this podcast is

the realness of the conversation – it’s brutally honest about how to cope

through some of the toughest times.

– Kyla Otway, Year 13


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READ

WATCH

These Violent Delights

Chloe Gong

(Hachette New Zealand, $19.99)

Genre: Mystery, romance, historical fiction

Who would like this? Older teens

Shanghai is divided between two rival

gangs, The White Flowers and the Scarlet

Gang, but at the heart of it all are the

two heirs: Juliette and Roma. Roma was

Juliette’s first love... and first betrayal.

When members of both gangs start

dropping like flies, the gangs have to put

their weapons, and their past, behind

them to defeat the madness that is causing

both gangs to rip their own throats out.

Welcome to These Violent Delights, a

retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

The plot is very twisted and the

characters are never who you think they

are. You may think it’s all lovey-dovey, but

it’s really not.

Also, the characters are really likeable

and the author grew up in New Zealand

(Auckland).

– Penelope Sutton, Year 7

To the Bone

(Movie, 2017)

Genre: Drama

For viewers: 16 and over

To the Bone is about a young woman’s struggle with anorexia. But it’s

also about identity, self-acceptance and healing at the same time. The

film demonstrates how diverse every one of us is, and how each of us

might react to different treatments and ideas.

To the Bone highlights issues that are prominent in today’s society,

especially for youth and young adults. The main concept viewers

should take away from this film is how common eating disorders

actually are, and that there are all kinds of different eating disorders.

What works for one person may not work for another.

– Pippa Russek, Year 12

Outer Banks

(TV Series, Netflix, 2020–21)

Genre: Mystery

For viewers: 16 and over

On an adventure to find gold, four young guns find themselves in

some dangerous and troubling situations with their enemies. Outer

Banks is an adventure-filled show with ongoing personal and workrelated

drama. My passion for this show comes from being able to

relate to the characters. I love binge-watching a show that provides a

sense that you could do the same as them one day. If you are yet to

watch Outer Banks it needs to be next on your list as this is one of the

best shows I have watched to date.

– Kyla Otway, Year 13

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HARBOUR KITCHENS

BOOK LAUNCH

In 2009, some clever Lyttelton folk published a recipe

book to fundraise for the local primary school. Its

resounding success inspired a repeat serving. Among

friends and family, Harbour Kitchens: Another Helping was

officially launched at Eruption Brewing in November.

Invited guests enjoyed tasty morsels made from the

recipes found within, as the huge volunteer effort behind

this quality publication was acknowledged.

Photography: Kieran Nicholson and John Cosgrove

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RE:ACTIVATE

ASPIRING ARTISTS

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Congratulations to this year’s winners.

Junior: Te Ao Rangimarie Davis from Te

Pā o Rākaihautū School. Her acrylic explores

how Māui slowed down the sun. Senior:

Agatha Weston and Sienna Oshannessey from

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. Their steel sculpture

is of a waka to reflect the Ōtākaro (Avon)

river as a historic food source. On display until

January 14, for the SCAPE Public Art Season.

Photography: Heather Joy Milne

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1. Te Ao Rangimarie Davis and family; 2 Sienna Oshannessey, Te Ao Rangimarie Davis and Agatha Weston.


RACE-DAY FUN

Roving Style photographers were out and about in town on

Cup Day. The usual flower walls, bold fashion statements

and heady fascinators all featured, as punters had a blast at

Mr Brightside and Aikmans bars, the Riverside Market, and the

Christchurch Casino.

Photography: Zoe Williams


ADDINGTON CELEBRATES CUP

IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day went ahead with a host of

industry figures at Addington Raceway. A jubilant atmosphere

reigned throughout the day, celebrating the sport of harness racing

and toasting the winners. This year, The Crossing Fashion Starts

Here contest saw fashionable folks enter online with family and

friends from around the country. The hospitality sector supported

the event by hosting punters at bars and restaurants nationwide.

#celebrateNZCup

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SUITE ACTION

If Queenstown is your destination, this

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adventures. At 89 Frankton Road,

Stay of Queenstown’s self-contained

suites have a private outdoor area

and spectacular view of the region’s

mountains and Lake Wakatipu. On

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accommodation, which is conveniently

located near town. The suite houses

two guests and includes a welcome

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divine cheeses. Valid for stays until 31

March 2022 (subject to availability).

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SHINE BRIGHT

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