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6 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Editor’s note<br />

Hello<br />

While it wasn’t intentional (and of course we always try<br />

to include content from this city), you’ll find a strong<br />

Dunedin flavour to this issue – from our incredibly cool and<br />

creative covergirl Meg Gallagher (page 28) who has found<br />

fresh inspiration in the southern city to our in-depth look<br />

at the Otago Farmers Market (page 34), a foodie institution<br />

that sprung up at the Railway Station car park 20 years ago,<br />

and a deliciously dark cocktail recipe from the historic Fable<br />

Hotel’s The Press Club bar (page 66).<br />

Perhaps it’s because I have iD Dunedin on my mind, one<br />

of my favourite events on the New Zealand fashion calendar<br />

and one that I’ve attended ten previous times and loved<br />

every time – even the chilly ones, brrr.<br />

I’ll be there again this year of course – my first as a South<br />

Island resident – and am bringing extra copies of this issue<br />

(several hundred in fact) with me for you to pick up on show<br />

nights (<strong>March</strong> <strong>31</strong> and April 1), so look out for our stands.<br />

I’ll also be attending as many of the amazing fashion-related<br />

events as I can, including Meg’s show opening at OLGA<br />

gallery on Saturday afternoon (which runs across April).<br />

Hopefully see you at one or all of the above (do say hi!)<br />

– but if you can’t make it, I hope you can enjoy some South<br />

Island-celebrating content vicariously via these pages.<br />


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8 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Contents<br />

In this issue<br />

22<br />

FOOD<br />

61 Garden to table<br />

Italian-inspired recipes from Bri DiMattina<br />


28 Double denim<br />

From the catwalk to the<br />

canvas, a Dunedin designer<br />

finds her way home<br />


24 Not just for nanas<br />

Where cardigans meet cool<br />

40 From Paris to Clyde<br />

Ethical brand ReCreate has<br />

come a long way<br />


22 Most wanted<br />

What the <strong>03</strong> team are coveting<br />

right now<br />

44 Back to the future<br />

Eyesore or icon – the Dorset<br />

Street Flats get a facelift<br />

48 The after-hours stylist<br />

Life is too short not to use the<br />

good crockery<br />

FOOD<br />

34 For the love of local<br />

Twenty years of the Otago<br />

Farmers Market<br />

RESENE<br />




DRINK<br />

66 <strong>03</strong> mixology<br />

A deliciously dark drink fit for<br />

fashionistas<br />

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Celebrating four years<br />

“We want to give each and every client what they deserve – the<br />

best skin possible, best treatments, and best spa experience”<br />

That is what prompted Teresa Malik to start Lovoir four years ago.<br />

After more than a decade as a skin therapist for day spas and salons,<br />

she felt the urge to do more for her customers.<br />

More than her past experience, she wanted to share her passion<br />

for skin, beauty treatments, and customer care. And so, on April 1,<br />

2019, Lovoir was born. Located in a charming street in Avonhead,<br />

Lovoir started with three employees and a small community of loyal<br />

customers. It offered a variety of treatments – from premium facials<br />

(like microneedling, chemical peels, and more) to spa treatments<br />

(like massages and body scrubs) to maintenance salon services (like<br />

waxing, tinting, lash lifts and threading).<br />

They had it all, but with only one goal in mind: To make everyone look<br />

and feel their best.<br />

Driven by passion, expertise, and genuine care for others, Lovoir soon<br />

became a popular spot for all things beauty and pampering. Word got<br />

out, referrals spread, and customers flooded in. It was not long before<br />

its success led to expansion, this time in the heart and hustle of the<br />

city. In less than three short years, Lovoir opened its second branch in<br />

Central Christchurch last February 2022.<br />

Now, 4 years, 2 branches, and countless satisfied customers later,<br />

Lovoir is considered one of the best day spas in Christchurch. Its<br />

3-woman team has grown to 19, all expertly trained, backed by<br />

international qualifications, and with a sincere dedication to uplift<br />

others. Further cementing its reputation as the best in beauty, the<br />

day spa was recently recognized as NZ’s Best Day Spa in the 2022<br />

World Day Spa Awards.<br />

When asked about the inspiration behind her business, Teresa’s<br />

answer was simple: “I wanted the ability to do what I thought would<br />

be the best experience, best treatment plan, and best results for my<br />

clients.” And that is exactly what Lovoir is – a place where you can sit<br />

back, relax, and trust that every customer is a priority, and only the<br />

best is promised.<br />

So as we celebrate our 4th anniversary this year, we invite you to<br />

come by the salon, and experience the best beauty treatments in<br />

Christchurch. Visit our website to book your skin consultation or<br />

treatment. You can also contact us directly at our Avonhead and<br />

Central branches to talk to our skin therapists.<br />

See you in the salon<br />

Lovoir Christchurch Central (Level 1 in The Crossing)<br />

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Lovoir Avonhead<br />

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10 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Contents<br />


34<br />

Fashion designer turned<br />

artist Meg Gallagher in her<br />

Dunedin studio.<br />

Photo: Tigh Barrie<br />

RESENE<br />



48<br />

RESENE<br />


TRAVEL<br />

54 Beach a retreat<br />

Our stay at QT Bondi<br />

BEAUTY<br />

26 About face<br />

The best new beauty<br />


68 Cut it out<br />

A Christchurch exhibition brings to light<br />

Aotearoa’s golden age of printmaking<br />

72 Book club<br />

Great new reads to please even the pickiest<br />

bookworms<br />


12 Newsfeed<br />

What’s up, in, chat-worthy, cool, covetable<br />

and compelling right now<br />

74 Win<br />

Joanna Salmond jewellery, Essano Happy<br />

Skin packs, Glasshouse Fragrances car<br />

diffusers and gorgeous glassware from<br />

77 Art & Living<br />


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Newsfeed<br />

What’s up, in, chat-worthy, cool, covetable<br />

and compelling right now.<br />

Glenorchy gourmet<br />

Glenorchy’s culinary scene has recently<br />

been enriched with the addition of The<br />

Headwaters Dining Room. Brainchild<br />

of acclaimed chef Pete Gawron and<br />

philanthropists and Headwaters’ current<br />

keepers Debbi and Paul Brainerd, the<br />

restaurant has a focus on hyper-local<br />

farm-to-table offerings, with many<br />

organic ingredients grown on-site in the<br />

kitchen garden. Chef Pete’s influences<br />

draw from recent jaunts to Morocco,<br />

Thailand and Europe, meaning the<br />

menu will be varied and ever-evolving.<br />

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Life in the Phàrlain<br />

As long time fans of New Zealand<br />

fashion, we’re thrilled to see Aimee<br />

McFarlane’s name back in the mix,<br />

with the launch of new knitwear label<br />

Phàrlain. Co-created with old friend<br />

Brooke Nelson, the former Lonely<br />

Hearts and Huffer designer has come<br />

up with the goods yet again, with a<br />

collection of beautifully crafted pieces in<br />

heavy gauge 100 percent merino that<br />

embrace a relaxed, feminine aesthetic<br />

with a touch of the unexpected.<br />

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Bee brew<br />

If you’re not on the mead buzz yet, now’s the<br />

time. The fermented honey drink is quickly gaining<br />

its wings yet again, and the Christchurch-based<br />

blokes behind Buzz Club are ensuring that their<br />

sparkling honey-based beverages are on everyone’s<br />

lips. Founders Edward Eaton and Wilbur Morrison<br />

have focused on using lesser-known honeys,<br />

such as kāmahi, rātā and pōhutukawa – resulting<br />

in a light, refreshing take on mead, all the while<br />

supporting Kiwi apiarists. Buzz Club’s five meads<br />

are currently stocked at most supermarkets, and<br />

the Buzz Club Bar pop-up is located at Riverside<br />

in Ōtautahi’s CBD for a short, but good, time.<br />

thebuzzclub.co.nz<br />

Think pink<br />

Expanding its beloved Renew+ supplements<br />

range, local wellness company Jeuneora have<br />

just introduced Pink Renew+ ($99) to the<br />

collection – a limited-edition pink lemonade<br />

flavoured collagen powder – in partnership with<br />

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. From every hot<br />

pink container sold, Jeuneora will donate $5 to<br />

BCFNZ to help Kiwis affected by breast cancer.<br />


is the only<br />

Change<br />

Constant<br />

All property markets endure times<br />

of change and sometimes these<br />

changes go on to be described as<br />

‘trends’ or ‘transitions’.<br />

A ‘trend’ can be defined as a general direction<br />

in which something is seen to be developing<br />

or changing, while a ‘transition’ may be<br />

viewed as an evolutionary process relating<br />

to upheavals or alterations – and that best<br />

describes many of the elements currently at<br />

play in the New Zealand property market.<br />

Everywhere I go, there’s a sense of caution<br />

as people communicate the fears they have<br />

about the current contraction in property<br />

values and volumes. But this is nothing new<br />

and you don’t have to go far to find previous<br />

market adjustments.<br />

Over the past two decades, the New<br />

Zealand property market has endured<br />

numerous changes.<br />

Here are but a few and, as each occurred,<br />

they invariably felt like the elephant in the<br />

room.<br />

Consider some of the winds that have hit<br />

various markets, in the knowledge that some<br />

of those winds felt like hurricanes.<br />

The Christchurch Earthquakes were a<br />

tragedy which changed the whole look and<br />

feel of our city. Although it’s taken over a<br />

decade to recover, the subsequent building<br />

boom and injection of capital that followed<br />

provided a huge stimulus to our local<br />

economy and has set us on a pathway to<br />

becoming one of the world’s most exciting<br />

cities.<br />

There have also been numerous<br />

Government interventions, including<br />

changes to Loan to Value Ratios (LVRs).<br />

These were introduced in 2014 and I<br />

remember writing about them at the time!<br />

Prior to this, investors and others could<br />

borrow up to 95% of a property’s value.<br />

This feels outrageous today and, whilst<br />

allowing investors to quickly amass property<br />

portfolios, such policies also created a<br />

number of vulnerabilities for both investors<br />

and banks.<br />

These ratios have since been adjusted seven<br />

times, and we have a more measured set of<br />

borrowing processes as a consequence. This<br />

can also be seen in the tightening of funding<br />

for investors through the introduction of<br />

the Responsible Lending Code, which has<br />

made it harder to take on excessive debt<br />

for property investment. Although some<br />

thought the sky was falling down, after all<br />

of these interventions we’re still here and<br />

moving forward. People are still working on<br />

investing and purchasing property when<br />

their personal circumstances permit. You<br />

see, things never stop completely, they<br />

merely transition.<br />

Now the biggie and that is interest rates. We<br />

are all aware of the hit that’s coming as those<br />

on fixed mortgage terms with interest rates<br />

close to 3% have to adjust to new rates of<br />

6% or more. There are going to be enormous<br />

challenges, but there are options to try and<br />

stay in the property market, if at all possible.<br />

One of the solutions is to list and sell, buying<br />

another, smaller/cheaper property on the<br />

same market. Downsizing allows you to free<br />

up capital whilst reducing debt. Getting good<br />

financial advice is essential and understand<br />

that property is always a long game.<br />

Maybe this is why I’m seeing the busiest<br />

market for first-home buyers that I’ve<br />

seen in a long time. Thanks to the current<br />

property values, homes in a more affordable<br />

price range are becoming available and<br />

selling quickly. This is helped in no small<br />

way by the absence of large numbers of<br />

investors, who are battling with compliance<br />

costs such as those required for Healthy<br />

Homes legislation, and reduced yields in<br />

some quarters, with changes to interest<br />

deductibility being the final straw for others.<br />

There you have it: a brief overview from a<br />

relatively up-close and personal perspective,<br />

and this is excluding the incredible high<br />

points created by the post-COVID property<br />

market as well as the diminishing effect<br />

that the GFC caused way back in 2008. In<br />

fact, many of the people I meet can’t even<br />

remember that event.<br />

The market is changing and it will change<br />

again and again. There will be opportunities<br />

and casualties. There will also be new<br />

transitions and trends, but think on this first<br />

– since 20<strong>03</strong>, corelogic.co.nz has provided<br />

data stating that New Zealand property<br />

values have risen by 300%!<br />

This may just provide a small level of comfort<br />

when you consider whether being in property<br />

is the right thing to do.<br />

I leave the decision to you.<br />

Lynette McFadden<br />

Harcourts gold Business Owner<br />

027 432 0447<br />

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

On the wire<br />

Ico Traders’ powder-coated wire Benmore bench is one of the<br />

Christchurch-based brand’s best selling designs, so the recent addition of<br />

the Beaumont stool, a shorter take on the beloved seat, makes perfect<br />

sense. In the same height, depth and chic colour options as the Benmore,<br />

but just 42cm long, the Beaumont will fit right in with the rest of the Ico<br />

Traders family, or can be used as a side table by simply adding a Benmore<br />

bench plate.<br />

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Crunch time<br />

As the most awarded potato crisp in<br />

Aotearoa, Nelson-based Proper Crisps<br />

has definitely earned its ‘snack essential’<br />

stripes. Its latest offering, Big Cut, is a<br />

range for the finest of chips connoisseurs<br />

(read: everyone). Cut bigger and thicker,<br />

Big Cut’s batches are hand-cooked low<br />

and slow to crisp perfection. With four<br />

flavoursome approaches to the classic<br />

crisp, we firmly recommend the Dill Pickle<br />

& Apple Cider Vinegar or the Purple &<br />

Gold (cracked pepper and sea salt).<br />

propercrisps.com<br />

Hair today<br />

MATER Beauty’s Kiwi founder Petra Škorić<br />

understands the superhuman power of a<br />

good hair day, and it was through her own<br />

dissatisfaction at trial and error using solid<br />

hair care bars that she decided to formulate<br />

her own. The result is the TLC Nourishing<br />

Shampoo Bar ($24) powered by rice protein<br />

for shine and volume, provitamin B5, mango<br />

butter and more, and Good Hair Days Super<br />

Charged Conditioner Bar ($28) packed with<br />

rice and hemp proteins, shea and cocoa<br />

butters and oatmeal – both salon quality,<br />

free of nasties and full of good things for hair.<br />

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Man with a band<br />

Currently touring his 2022 Taite Music Prize winning album Leave<br />

Love Out Of This, APRA Silver Scroll nominee Anthonie Tonnon is also<br />

ensuring his passion as a public transport advocate is front and centre at<br />

his ‘ferry only’ Waiheke show (April 15) and at the Mosgiel Coronation<br />

Hall via the humble number 77 bus from Ōtepoti (April 29). At both,<br />

plus a Queenstown gig at Sherwood on April 30, there’s the promise of<br />

new songs and rarely performed older tracks, with a mix of electronic<br />

and organic instruments and a stunning light show.<br />


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Good shirt<br />

The always sought-after annual Witchery White<br />

Shirt campaign is back from April 11, this year<br />

collaborating with one of Aussie’s current coolest<br />

fashion designers, Pip Edwards of P.E Nation, to<br />

raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research<br />

Foundation. The <strong>2023</strong> White Shirt pays homage<br />

to Pip’s trademark style, balancing classic designs<br />

with cool, contemporary shapes, adding edge<br />

via gold hardware and zipper detailing. For every<br />

White Shirt sold, Witchery will give 100 percent<br />

of gross proceeds to the OCRF.<br />

witchery.co.nz<br />

Double-billed belters<br />

A feat 36 years in the making!<br />

The Dance Exponents have reformed<br />

for a nationwide tour in celebration<br />

of the 40th anniversary of the iconic<br />

album Prayers Be Answered.<br />

With special guests The Exponents,<br />

the double-billing includes a<br />

duelling setlist – a tour through the<br />

evolution of Jordan Luck’s two most<br />

recognisable musical endeavours, with<br />

tributes to ‘fallen comrades’, audience<br />

involvement, and all the while belting<br />

out some of the most recognisable<br />

tunes to come out of Aotearoa.<br />

theexponents.com<br />

Smart food<br />

Kiwi app Foodprint is taking its food rescue mission to the Tasman region,<br />

joining 350 eateries from Auckland down to Christchurch on a collective<br />

mission to reduce food waste, and support local business. The concept is<br />

simple: eateries list their excess at decently discounted prices, and app users<br />

collect the same day. Foodprint has amassed a slew of awards since its release<br />

in 2019, and a recent grant from Nelson City Council has ensured that the<br />

region will take a decent bite into reducing food waste in Nelson, and beyond.<br />

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Dead cool<br />

Fans of cult beauty brands<br />

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of DedCool on our shores.<br />

On a mission to reshape the<br />

way fragrance is defined and<br />

experienced and emphasising<br />

the power of personalisation,<br />

as well as perfume bottles and<br />

candles, DedCool injects its<br />

unique scents into otherwise<br />

mundane products, from laundry<br />

detergent to car fresheners.<br />


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On the Riser<br />

Allbirds’ retrospective sneaker is the<br />

Riser; an eco-minded approach to classic<br />

heritage footwear. With minimal lines,<br />

and expressive design and dimension,<br />

Allbirds’ approach to versatile footwear<br />

will take you from Saturday night gigs<br />

to Sunday morning markets. The Riser<br />

is packed with consciously considered<br />

elements, such as organic canvas, a<br />

carbon-negative sole derived from<br />

sugarcane, as well as features made with<br />

a 100 percent eucalyptus fibre.<br />

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Big, honest Wolf<br />

Following demand from its growing loyal community, cool Kiwi company<br />

Honest Wolf this month introduce directional new styles that cater to<br />

work and travel. The Overnighter, The Wash Bag, The Satchel and The<br />

Briefcase offer functionality without sacrificing style, created in their<br />

hero felted wool and New Zealand leather. As huge fans of weekends<br />

away, we love The Overnighter – a classic, robust weekend bag. Catch<br />

the topographic details on the lining; this is a map of Papanui Estate, the<br />

third‐generation family farm the founders Sam and Sophie Hurley work<br />

from. You can also add a monogram on your chosen bag to make it your<br />

own heritage piece.<br />

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Ultimate home luxury<br />

As well as a gorgeous sparkling new Christchurch<br />

showroom, Trenzseater have an exciting instore<br />

arrival in the form of Ralph Lauren Home. A<br />

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launched in 1983, choose from a sophisticated<br />

collection of lighting, home fragrance, glass- and<br />

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Go to Space Island<br />

Arguably one of our best musical exports, Broods have toured<br />

with Taylor Swift, collaborated with Lorde, performed at<br />

Coachella and Lollapalooza, and are now embarking on a main<br />

city tour of New Zealand for late April, including Christchurch<br />

on April 22. After amassing a staggering billion streams on their<br />

multiple platinum- and gold-certified tracks, the Nelson-raised<br />

brother-sister duo have added their new release Space Island in<br />

the mix – a soundscape of atmospheric indie pop at its best.<br />


Promotion | <strong>Magazine</strong> 19<br />


Sheena Hemens is now bringing her positivity, passion and flair to<br />

a new career in real estate, joining the team at Tall Poppy.<br />

Renowned for being the founder of much-loved<br />

restaurant Maison de Crepe in Merivale, Sheena’s success<br />

story with the business is one she plans to emulate in real<br />

estate. After two years of delicately steering her business<br />

through the trials of Covid, with her staff and families<br />

her constant priority, the business is now under new<br />

management, and Sheena has transitioned away from her<br />

hospitality chapter and followed her instincts into becoming<br />

a part of people’s real estate stories.<br />

Being a ‘relationship’ person through and through, this<br />

is a sound foundation for her clients. The most important<br />

thing for Sheena is to get alongside people in their journeys<br />

and to offer everything she has in her power to help and<br />

ease the path of what can be a stressful time. Her natural,<br />

vivacious nature will attract both sellers and buyers alike to<br />

having her facilitate starting new chapters of where they live.<br />

Sheena has bought and sold many times over the years<br />

and during her most recent purchase, through the Tall<br />

Poppy network, she instantly knew she had found the<br />

perfect partner for her real estate career.<br />

She loved the transparent and sensible process that<br />

Tall Poppy used and sensed the values and care that have<br />

gone into the building of the wildly successful modern real<br />

estate company.<br />

She felt the genuine intent of a process to make both<br />

buyers and sellers comfortable and at ease and it aligned<br />

with her personal values and philosophies perfectly.<br />

Having been a well-recognised personality in the<br />

Christchurch hospitality and marketing landscapes,<br />

Sheena is now bringing her positivity and flair to the real<br />

estate industry.<br />

Originally hailing from London, Sheena’s lovely lilting accent<br />

hasn’t dulled despite nearly three decades of living in her<br />

now-beloved Christchurch. A conversation with her always<br />

puts a smile on your face.<br />


“We are so lucky to have somebody of Sheena’s nature<br />

to join our family-like team. She is instantly likable and so<br />

obviously well-intended.<br />

“In 30 years of real estate, you come to know who will<br />

be outstanding in a real estate career. Sheena is definitely<br />

one of those people!<br />

“Anybody who comes into contact with Sheena will feel<br />

valued, seen and cared for. People want this more and more<br />

in their transactions these days and connection and care is<br />

becoming a number one priority in choosing who we work<br />

with. Sheena will not disappoint.” - Debi Pratt<br />


20 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Newsfeed<br />

Winter warmers<br />

From the bestselling author of A High Country Life,<br />

in Winter Warmers Philippa Cameron shares more<br />

stories of living on an isolated South Island high<br />

country station, plus 70 deliciously hearty fill-’em-up<br />

meals and baking ideas from shepherd’s pie to mini<br />

coffee cakes. Complete with incredible photography<br />

of life in the high country, this is both a practical<br />

guide and a beautiful, aspirational book to browse.<br />

allenandunwin.co.nz / @whats_for_smoko<br />

Added apparel<br />

No longer just about<br />

chic accessories and<br />

custom jewellery,<br />

beloved local brand<br />

SOPHIE has just its<br />

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collection in time for<br />

autumn. Following the<br />

success of the one-off<br />

Always shirt last year,<br />

the debut collection<br />

is a celebration of<br />

effortless style, featuring<br />

trans-seasonal designs<br />

in neutral tones. The<br />

Love This shirt, Shacket<br />

jacket and In Love dress<br />

are elevated staples,<br />

designed to work in with<br />

your current wardrobe.<br />

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enduring style and traditional<br />

craftsmanship, Penelope<br />

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22 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Wishlist<br />

Most wanted<br />

From mood-enhancing prints, ultra luxe skincare and autumn-ready<br />

outerwear to cool stools, pretty pearls and rainproof accessories,<br />

here’s what the <strong>03</strong> team are coveting this month.<br />

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1. Kynn Power Contour bodysuit in Tawny, $80; 2. Marle Agnes jacket, $500; 3. Meadowlark No.2 pearl necklace, $625;<br />

4. Ilse Jacobsen detachable hooded raincoat in Lizard, $423 at Zebrano; 5. SUNNUP outdoor woven mat in Terra, $249;<br />

6. Augustinus Bader The Cleansing Balm cleanser, $1<strong>31</strong> at Mecca; 7. The South Island of New Zealand – From the Road, Robin Morrison, $75;<br />

8. Raaie Sun Milk Drops tinted SPF 50+ sunscreen, $110; 9. Wallace Cotton X Blunt Metro umbrella in Secret Garden, $149;<br />

10. Kowtow scrunchie in Autumn Check, $29; 11. Rains Rush tote bag in Straw, $80;<br />

12. Martino Gamper Arnold Circus stool in Cocoa, $270 at Infinite Definite

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24 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Fashion<br />

Not just for nanas<br />

With cooler weather on its way but not quite fully arrived, the hardest working<br />

style item in your wardrobe right now should be the humble (yet highly underestimated)<br />

cardigan. Nana vibes are where it’s at for AW23, so don’t be shy about going in a full<br />

retro direction with soft browns and beiges, wraps and V-necks – then elevate with a<br />

mix of vintage-inspired and very-contemporary accessories.<br />

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1. Kowtow Composure cardigan in Beige, $259; 2. Untouched World Alina cardigan in Acorn, $399; 3. Juliette Hogan Marvin cardigan in Chalk, $459;<br />

4. Moochi Darted cardigan in Cappuccino, $360; 5. Standard Issue Crop Crew merino cardigan in Alabaster, $299;<br />

6. Loeffler Randall Bellamy oversized headband in Gold, $119 at Superette; 7. Camilla and Marc Romeo cardigan in Mushroom, $405;<br />

8. RUBY Paloma hair claw in Lime, $25; 9. Deadly Ponies Gansu shearling slides in Burnt Toast, $449; 10. Marlow Soho cardigan in Oatmeal Marle, $269;<br />

11. Zoe & Morgan Rhea gold-plated earrings, $<strong>31</strong>0; 12. Deadly Ponies Mr Cinch Pouch bag in Lemongrass, $399;<br />

13. SOPHIE Daisy Day Maxi scarf in Moss, $52; 14. Moochi Attract cardigan in Natural Marl, $360; 15. Chloé sunglasses, $529 at Fashion Society



26 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Beauty<br />

About face<br />

From aloe-infused solutions and ’90s-inspired lippies to pore-perfecting makeup<br />

and powerful pre-cleansers, here’s what the <strong>03</strong> team are trying this month.<br />

1<br />

4<br />

Powerful<br />

precleansing<br />

The popular technique<br />

of double cleansing<br />

has been advanced yet<br />

again by Dermalogica<br />

to efficiently care for<br />

your skin and remove<br />

makeup. We all know<br />

that micellar makeup<br />

removers work<br />

incredibly well by lifting<br />

it off the skin’s surface,<br />

and Dermalogica<br />

has now developed<br />

a new formula that<br />

incorporates the<br />

strengths of micellar,<br />

the Micellar Prebiotic<br />

PreCleanse ($98). The<br />

new first-step cleanser<br />

helps reinforce the<br />

skin’s barrier and<br />

deliver long-lasting<br />

conditioning effects,<br />

preparing the skin for<br />

the second stage of<br />

cleansing.<br />

Soothing solutions<br />

For skin that requires soothing,<br />

say “aloe” to The Ordinary’s latest<br />

release, the Aloe 2% + NAG 2%<br />

Solution ($25). This innovative<br />

formulation was created by the<br />

beloved brand for those with<br />

acne-prone skin, adopting a<br />

holistic approach to address skin<br />

concerns like texture and the<br />

appearance of post-acne blemishes.<br />

Wondering what N-Acetyl<br />

Glucosamine (NAG), one of the<br />

product’s primary components, is?<br />

Us too – it’s a widely researched,<br />

super‐hydrating ingredient that<br />

targets uneven skin tone.<br />

5<br />

3<br />

2<br />

Matte and more<br />

Fresh to Mecca’s shelves is a<br />

new release from fan-favourite<br />

NARS, their multipurpose<br />

skin-perfecting powder.<br />

Beyond just mattifying the<br />

skin, the Soft Matte Advanced<br />

Perfecting Powder ($70 at<br />

Mecca) conceals flaws for<br />

24 hours without leaving a<br />

dry, cakey feeling. This instant<br />

cult hit contains niacinamide,<br />

a skin-friendly ingredient that<br />

minimises the appearance of<br />

skin texture in just one month,<br />

while controlling shine.<br />

Get happy!<br />

New from much-loved<br />

supermarket beauty brand Essano<br />

is the Happy Skin collection,<br />

featuring four cheerfully packaged<br />

products created for skin<br />

happiness, without the big price<br />

tags. Including a jelly cleanser,<br />

toning mist, day cream and our<br />

fave, the Supercharge Glow Serum<br />

(pictured, $40), which comes in<br />

a refillable bottle, the mood- and<br />

skin-enhancing range features<br />

goodies like tropical fruit enzymes,<br />

vitamin C, squalane, hyaluronic<br />

acid and fermented postbiotics.<br />

Bring back the ’90s<br />

With the popularity of ’90s fashion<br />

trends comes a love of the era’s beauty<br />

looks, particularly brown-hued lippies.<br />

Karen Murrell’s most recent range of<br />

lipsticks ($32 each) has been inspired by<br />

these looks. The brand-new Confidence<br />

Collection features four sophisticated<br />

tones, whether you’re after a rich mocha<br />

chocolate tone or a pink rose accent,<br />

this collection is sure to give you a<br />

confidence boost.


Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR):<br />

Anyone born on or after 1 January 1969 who<br />

has not had two doses should have the MMR<br />

vaccine.<br />

Adults born before January 1969 are<br />

considered immune as it was highly infectious<br />

before then.<br />

MMR vaccine is part of the childhood<br />

immunisation programme for children at 12<br />

and 15 months old.<br />

Before planning to get pregnant, check with<br />

your doctor for available immunisations.<br />

If you are unsure whether you are immunised<br />

contact your local practice<br />

COVID-19:<br />

It is important to get vaccinated against COVID-19<br />

before the winter months, to help minimise the<br />

spread of the virus.<br />



Getting immunised is the best way to protect you when<br />

the weather turns cold, protecting you, your whānau and<br />

community against infectious diseases. Making your<br />

health a priority will help reduce the risk of getting sick,<br />

and allowing your immune system to get stronger against<br />

any viruses heading into winter.<br />

During the colder months is when many respiratory<br />

viruses including influenza and COVID-19 are most active.<br />

Both are highly contagious illnesses, and both show a<br />

seasonal pattern with increased transmission during<br />

colder months.<br />

“Getting vaccinated helps us to protect our most<br />

vulnerable members in the community,” said Sherryn<br />

Edwardson, Immunisation Coordinator at Pegasus<br />

Health.<br />

“It may seem early (when we consider the warm<br />

summer that we have experienced in Waitaha,<br />

Canterbury), but our thoughts and planning are focused<br />

on the health challenges. It is a good time to consider<br />

receiving your influenza vaccination to protect yourself<br />

and your whānau. This is particularly important if you<br />

work with vulnerable people, have a chronic medical<br />

condition, are in the older age group or live with someone<br />

who is immunocompromised. Vaccinations tend to be<br />

available from late <strong>March</strong> to early April so now is a great<br />

time to start thinking about what will help protect you<br />

through the colder winter months,” Michael McIlhone,<br />

Director of Nursing at Pegasus Health said.<br />

If you would like to book a vaccine for you or your whānau<br />

make an appointment with your family doctor or check<br />

bookmyvaccine.health.nz<br />

People aged 12 and over can receive two<br />

doses 8 weeks apart<br />

People aged 16 and over can receive two<br />

doses 8 weeks apart and a booster 6 months<br />

later.<br />

Find out where to get your COVID-19 vaccine at:<br />

vaccinatecanterburywestcoast.nz<br />

Human papillomavirus (HPV):<br />

HPV immunisation is free for everyone aged 9<br />

to 26, including non-residents under the age<br />

of 18.<br />

It is recommended to be given at ages 11 - 12<br />

years old.<br />

Those over 15 years old will need three doses<br />

spread out over 6 months.<br />

Children are offered free vaccines at school in<br />

years 7 and 8 but is also available at your local<br />

family doctor.<br />

Meningococcal vaccines:<br />

Menactra® or MenQuadfi®, and Bexsero®<br />

vaccines are free for people aged 13 to 25<br />

years during their first year of living in<br />

boarding school hostel, university hall of<br />

residence, military barracks or prison, or 3<br />

months before they move in.<br />

Bexsero is also funded for people 13 to 25<br />

years of age who are currently living in<br />

boarding school hostels, tertiary education<br />

halls of residence, military barracks or<br />

prisons, from 1 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2023</strong> until 28 February<br />

2024 as a catch up.<br />

Bexsero is available for babies in their<br />

immunisation programme at ages 3 months, 5<br />

months and 12 months old.

Double denim<br />

While Meg Gallagher has switched from sought-after fashion<br />

designer to celebrated painter and from Sydney to Dunedin,<br />

denim has remained her favoured creative medium.<br />



Feature | <strong>Magazine</strong> 29<br />

Just a few years ago Meg Gallagher was entrenched in Sydney’s<br />

fashion world, relishing the challenge of being the denim whiz-kid.<br />

‘‘It was my dream job. I got the job I was desperate for when I was<br />

studying fashion,’’ she says.<br />

Yet she had this magnetic pull to come back to Otago, something<br />

she never thought would happen 20 years ago.<br />

‘‘By the time I got my dream job, my passion and focus was on the<br />

art and painting. I was a different person.’’<br />

She started painting in Sydney four years ago, after she had her son,<br />

discovering ‘‘never-ending’’ inspiration from the world around her.<br />

“I was really into this hard-core fashion job and<br />

had all these staff I was responsible for, but it’s so<br />

interesting how easy it was to give it up.”<br />

‘‘It escalated so quickly because everything is so easy to buy online<br />

at the moment. Everyone loved my connection to New Zealand and<br />

Australian landscapes.’’<br />

Personally, it also resonated, as it was her work, whereas in fashion<br />

she was bringing to life someone else’s vision.<br />

‘‘I loved the creative part of it, but it was always their kind of thing.<br />

When I was creating my art, it was that calmness and stillness of me<br />

being able to do things at my own pace.’’<br />

Meg began to question why she was still ‘‘hustling’’ in Sydney.<br />

She knew if she returned to Dunedin she could make art her<br />

primary focus.<br />

‘‘Also slow down a bit, not focus on quick sales. I could choose the<br />

things I wanted to do.’’<br />

So she made the decision and moved back to Dunedin a year ago.<br />

She did have a few qualms about whether her art practice would<br />

continue to be successful.<br />

‘‘But it’s been beyond what I could expect. It’s been so good. I’ve<br />

got a never-ending bucket of inspiration here. I feel so connected to<br />

myself and this place, it’s made me like, so much more considered<br />

and thoughtful as an artist.’’<br />

Coming back was made easier by finding studio space while she<br />

was still stuck in Sydney during Covid. Her brother, an illustrator, was<br />

able to check it out and give it his tick of approval although there<br />

were concerns about the size and cost of the space.<br />

Its positive attributes of being light and airy and in a great location<br />

won them over. They went ahead and hired the space with the aim<br />

of getting other creatives to join them and share it.

30 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Feature<br />

LEFT: ‘Indigo Magic’, one of the<br />

works in Meg’s solo show at<br />

OLGA gallery, Dunedin, from<br />

April 1, <strong>2023</strong>.<br />

‘‘I was able to hit the ground running and we were able to<br />

find a great mix of people. You get all the benefits of having<br />

work friends, but without having to talk about work... as we’re<br />

doing our own thing. It’s so nice.’’<br />

She has also discovered Dunedin is a different place to the<br />

one she grew up in. The former Otago Girls’ High pupil went<br />

on to study philosophy at the University of Otago for a year.<br />

‘‘As much as I liked it, I was just drawing the whole time.’’<br />

Then there was the choice to go to fashion school or art<br />

school. Otago Polytechnic’s fashion school won out because<br />

of its strength in practical skills and the opportunity to do an<br />

exchange to Milan, Italy.<br />

‘‘I could see myself having a career in fashion. I liked the<br />

connection fashion had with people. Maybe it felt like a<br />

ticket out.’’<br />

She was named as ‘one to watch’ by Vogue Italia and<br />

awarded a scholarship to study at Milan’s Istituto Europeo<br />

di Design.<br />

It gave her the boost to move to Wellington.<br />

‘‘I felt like I had to spread my wings and go. I didn’t feel like<br />

there was enough stuff here for me to grab onto.’’<br />

However, now she has discovered Dunedin’s wonderful<br />

vibe of creatives doing new and interesting things.<br />

‘‘There is a nice support circle here. If you knew me<br />

when I was 20, working in fashion, I was not Dunedin’s<br />

biggest advocate. Now I’m like Dunedin’s number one<br />

tourism advocate.’’<br />

She’s able to quickly put her friends’ concerns about how<br />

she is going in the deep south to rest.<br />

‘‘It’s amazing. I must be a lot older. The quality of life<br />

I can have and the ease of everything makes me feel so<br />

creatively free.’’<br />

Coming from a fashion background she initially thought she<br />

wouldn’t be taken seriously as an artist.<br />

‘‘It’s funny, it’s my thing. I came to working on denim<br />

because I started doing jeans and I worked out how to make<br />

them different colours, and then I started working for a very<br />

experimental jean company that allowed me to tie-dye them<br />

and stuff.’’<br />

She started out in Sydney working in womenswear design<br />

roles for designers such as Collette Dinnigan before ending up<br />

at Ksubi, an experimental denim company.<br />

‘‘They had this cool grungy vibe I could connect with,<br />

almost similar to NOM*d and Zambesi, I got it.’’<br />

Having that knowledge from polytech about textiles meant<br />

she wasn’t afraid to experiment.<br />

‘‘I had no idea that was my thing. At polytech I was<br />

definitely known for not being great at patterns or sewing or<br />

all the really finicky things, but I was really experimental with<br />

textiles and shape, the colours and bigger picture.’’<br />

At Ksubi she really got to know what could be done with<br />

denim, how it could be changed, how varied it was.<br />

‘‘You have to stop me on the denim nerd talk. Once I got<br />

on to it, I absolutely loved it.’’

Feature | <strong>Magazine</strong> <strong>31</strong><br />

“I came up with this technique in my<br />

outdoor studio in Sydney because I<br />

didn’t have walls.”<br />

She became their denim designer before leaving to go to<br />

Camilla and Marc who wanted to introduce a denim range.<br />

‘‘It’s quite rare for someone who just works in denim.’’<br />

General Pants Group, who own Ksubi and other brands,<br />

then asked her to be design director to revive their denim<br />

collections. She worked for them for eight years.<br />

‘‘I then became the denim person. They allowed me to<br />

keep pushing these really crazy ideas.’’<br />

The company also emphasised the importance of travel,<br />

so Meg got to travel to the factories where the denim is<br />

produced. She travelled to Japan to hunt out vintage denim<br />

for inspiration and then to Hong Kong and Turkey to work<br />

with the factories producing her designs.<br />

‘‘Not every designer gets to travel and go to the<br />

factories, but because my job was so textiles-based it<br />

was really important for me to go and I built these really<br />

great relationships.’’<br />

When she started painting, she discovered a roll of<br />

denim at home leftover from a project, and thought she<br />

would try using it as a canvas.<br />

‘‘I was like, ‘Oh this works’. So I started playing around<br />

with that.’’<br />

Then on one of her trips to Hong Kong she asked if they<br />

had any leftover denim she could have. It turned out having<br />

five metres left over from a run was nothing to them. They<br />

were happy to put aside any uncut remnants for her.<br />

‘‘I started getting this beautiful odd mix of denim arrive<br />

occasionally and I started to play around with what was<br />

given to me.’’<br />

Her Australian home had a space under a balcony where<br />

she could happily experiment without worries about getting<br />

dye, bleach or paint everywhere.<br />

‘‘It was a wonderful accidental space to use.’’<br />

To make her works she starts off with raw pieces of<br />

denim which she hangs outside on washing lines or rocks<br />

and pours bleach on it to strip the colour away. Then she<br />

mixes up dyes and pours, dips, strokes them on to the<br />

material and leaves it there, sometimes for days.<br />

‘‘I let them soak up dyes in different areas. Then I<br />

eventually place it in the washing machine and bring it<br />

into the studio. When I’ve got these hectic, textural pieces<br />

of cloth I lay them out and work out which ones are<br />

speaking to me.’’

Feature | <strong>Magazine</strong> 33<br />

“Even though I do landscapes, the colours I use are what I see a lot of<br />

in interior architecture or fashion. I think it might be why people are drawn<br />

to them in a way. It’s not just ‘the grass is green and the sky is blue’.<br />

The ground can be pink, the sky can be brown.”<br />

At that stage she’s not trying to make a particular<br />

composition. She cuts it into the size she wants, stretches it<br />

onto huge pieces of ply board and staples it.<br />

‘‘I came up with this technique in my outdoor studio in<br />

Sydney because I didn’t have walls.’’<br />

Then she creates a mood board of images she is ‘‘into’’ to<br />

have a reference of colours and shapes she likes.<br />

Due to her fashion background, using Photoshop is<br />

second nature so she uses that to block out shapes and<br />

colours to help her avoid the parts of the textile she does<br />

not want to cover.<br />

‘‘I do a tiny plan. I don’t sweat over it. I stick it next to<br />

the painting. The painting never turns out like it. I then start<br />

layering on thick layers of acrylic. I use palette knives, not<br />

brushes. I only use a brush to sign my name.’’<br />

Between all the steps a lot of drying time is required –<br />

sometimes up to three days in winter.<br />

‘‘I think it’s kind of healthy, it forces me to step away<br />

from it.’’<br />

At the start of the process, she works on the pieces<br />

upright, but then she lays them on the floor for the final<br />

paint layer.<br />

Meg gave up her full-time design director role to pursue<br />

her painting, but keeps in touch with those in the business<br />

and helps out with the development of new denim lines.<br />

‘‘I was prepared to say goodbye to all of that stuff, but<br />

things that come up I try to squeeze in, it feels natural to do<br />

and they’re really supportive of my art too.’’<br />

She has realised all her visual references and inspiration<br />

come from her experience in textiles and fashion, even her<br />

use of colour.<br />

‘‘Even though I do landscapes, the colours I use are what I<br />

see a lot of in interior architecture or fashion.<br />

‘‘I think it might be why people are drawn to them, in a<br />

way. It’s not just ‘the grass is green and the sky is blue’. I try<br />

to never do that with my stuff. The ground can be pink, the<br />

sky can be brown.’’<br />

The past couple of months she has been working on<br />

material for a show in Sydney and one in Dunedin at OLGA<br />

to tie in with iD Dunedin Fashion Week – she is a former iD<br />

International Emerging Designer Award finalist.<br />

‘‘I thought it was a beautiful lifetime loop of coming back.<br />

In a way it inspired all the pieces I’m doing for it.’’<br />

Meg even got in the car for a tour around Otago<br />

Harbour for inspiration, driving to Aramoana and around<br />

to Portobello, stopping along the way to take photos. Her<br />

mother lives at Broad Bay and her father at Port Chalmers,<br />

so the journey from one side of the harbour to the other is<br />

etched in her memory.<br />

‘‘I’ve got such a nostalgic memory of driving around the<br />

harbour and seeing all those shapes and landscapes etched<br />

on the harbour. Coming back, I see Dunedin in this whole<br />

new rose-tinted glasses way. I had all this inspiration already<br />

there in my mind.’’<br />

The result is a series of paintings that have some literal<br />

features, but are more about appreciating the light and dark<br />

sides of Dunedin, maybe as a way to apologise for being so<br />

dismissive of the city when she was younger, she says.<br />

‘‘It has this really nice moody gothic thing to it as well<br />

as this positive side to it. I wanted to paint Dunedin in this<br />

magical way without making fantasy paintings.’’<br />

Looking back over the past couple of years, Meg says it<br />

has been this ‘‘bizarre organic journey’’.<br />

‘‘If you told me even five years ago this is where I’d be, I’d<br />

say, ‘what?’. I was really into this hard-core fashion job and<br />

had all these staff I was responsible for, but it’s so interesting<br />

how easy it was to give it up.’’<br />

Meg just fell in love with art.<br />

‘‘I felt this is what I was meant to be doing.’’<br />

The Covid situation meant she had a taste of what it<br />

would be like to slow down and she had the time to reassess<br />

her priorities. The ease of working remotely also highlighted<br />

she could work from anywhere.<br />

‘‘What’s the difference between me being in Dunedin<br />

or living in Sydney? The world doesn’t seem so inaccessible<br />

from here. Nobody cares where I am.<br />

‘‘If anything, they kind of love that I’ve decided to hibernate<br />

in Dunedin and paint. It makes it unique and authentic.’’

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For the love of local<br />

Serving up the region’s best produce and fare (from Bluff<br />

oyster pies and baked goods to berries and bacon butties) from the<br />

Dunedin Railway Station carpark every Saturday, the much-loved<br />

Otago Farmers Market celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.<br />


It is 2.45am and the alarm is blaring.<br />

John and Heather Preedy throw the<br />

bedcovers off and get ready for the biggest<br />

day of their working week – a two-hour drive<br />

to Dunedin, followed by hours standing in<br />

the driving rain, wind, beating sun, frost or<br />

occasionally snow, protected only by a gazebo,<br />

and followed by the same drive home.<br />

They have repeated this 12-hour routine<br />

nearly every Saturday for the past 20 years,<br />

ever since the Otago Farmers Market started in<br />

<strong>March</strong> 20<strong>03</strong>.<br />

“We were the first people to sign up,” John says.<br />

Why? Well, when visiting a strawberry-grower<br />

friend in Australia they got told the local farmers’<br />

market there was “bloody worthwhile”, so when<br />

the idea of setting one up in Dunedin hit the<br />

media, he watched with interest.<br />

The idea was sparked by Dunedin growers<br />

looking for an outlet for their produce as<br />

roadside stall sales declined. The late Ray<br />

Goddard was Otago Vegetable Growers<br />

Association president back then and<br />

spearheaded the idea as a way for producers<br />

to survive in a tough environment where large<br />

supermarkets dominated.<br />

“It will be a lifeline; it’s the only way some of<br />

them will survive,” he told the Otago Daily Times<br />

in 20<strong>03</strong>.<br />

A charitable trust was set up with the aim of<br />

creating a true farmers’ market – one that sold<br />

produce and products grown or made in Otago.<br />

Behind it was a group of passionate advocates of<br />

the idea.<br />

It was first mooted the market should be in<br />

the Exchange, as some businesses were keen to<br />

see the area revitalised, but others were not so<br />

keen, so the Dunedin City Council proposed<br />

the Dunedin Railway Station’s northern car park.<br />

The council also stumped up a $10,000 grant to<br />

help get the market started with advertising and<br />

promotion as well as a part-time coordinator.<br />

And with that, the market was on. On day<br />

one there were 38 stalls – a mix of meat, plants,<br />

vegetables and fruit – ready for action at 8am.<br />

As were the Preedys. By 9am they had sold<br />

out. The next week the market grew to 51 stalls.<br />

The Preedys brought more produce and have<br />

continued to come each week.<br />

The market has become their sole outlet<br />

apart from their roadside shop at Ettrick and<br />

some mail-order deliveries (the result of a<br />

Covid pivot).<br />

“We’re not at the mercy of the supermarkets.<br />

We have control of our own destiny and a wider<br />

range of produce so we don’t have all our eggs<br />

in one basket,” John says.<br />

Even if it has meant some hairy trips to<br />

Dunedin during the winter. After one close call<br />

on black ice they decided for safety’s sake to<br />

travel to Dunedin on the Friday for Saturday’s<br />

market during the winter months.<br />

They have got through every type of weather<br />

Dunedin can throw at them – “snow, gales, you<br />

name it”. One time they could not get home<br />

because of torrential rain. The only time they<br />

have not sold anything was during the South<br />

Dunedin floods.<br />

“We just turn up every Saturday and sell stuff<br />

to the public of Dunedin. I think there has only<br />

been two days we haven’t been able to get<br />

down because of snow,” John says.

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They follow the demands of the market customers – courgettes were<br />

once something new and are now mainstream; fennel, cavolo nero and kale<br />

are other vegetables new to the paddock in the past 10 years.<br />

Their commitment has meant changes for their<br />

orchard. Instead of their focus being apples, they<br />

have moved to growing more vegetables. They<br />

follow the demands of the market customers –<br />

courgettes were once something new and are<br />

now mainstream; fennel, cavolo nero and kale are<br />

other vegetables new to the paddock in the past<br />

10 years.<br />

“I think with all the cooking shows, people’s<br />

eating habits have changed. It is always evolving,”<br />

Heather says.<br />

For John, it’s that challenge which keeps the<br />

job interesting. Vegetable crops can be changed<br />

every year, unlike apples which take five years<br />

to produce.<br />

“It’s not boring. I get very bored.”<br />

The new crops are grown along with traditional<br />

winter favourites such as parsnips, carrots, leeks<br />

and yams, which are stored in the ground and dug<br />

up every week for the market.<br />

But what hasn’t changed is the demand for<br />

berries. Peaking every Christmas, queues always<br />

form for raspberries, strawberries and blueberries.<br />

At peak raspberry harvesting time the Preedys<br />

can have 30 staff plus RSE (recognised seasonal<br />

employer) workers picking and packing. But the<br />

business averages about eight to ten staff during<br />

the rest of the season.<br />

“A couple of hepatitis scares has meant people<br />

are realising where their berries come from.<br />

There’s not a lot of berry fruit growers left in the<br />

country. We’re a dying breed.”<br />

It is the same for horticulture in general. Now<br />

they are at retirement age, they would like to take<br />

it a bit easier, but their business has been on the<br />

market for 18 months.<br />

“It’s going to be a problem. You can’t eat a<br />

laptop for lunch, or pine cones.”<br />

Trust chairwoman Sharyn Crawford says<br />

there are fewer growers at the market, reflecting<br />

reduced numbers of growers in the region, but<br />

those growers that remain provide produce on a<br />

much bigger scale than they did in the earlier years.<br />

“There’s a lot less growers – it’s happening<br />

throughout the country; it’s a global problem. It’s<br />

an issue we’ve been talking about for a long time<br />

around the board table.”<br />

But not everyone was sold on the idea of<br />

the farmers’ market in the early days. Critics<br />

questioned whether Dunedinites would come<br />

out in any weather, and some growers were<br />

among them.<br />

“Lots told us it would never succeed in Dunedin,<br />

it was a crazy idea,” Paul Crack, a former trust<br />

adviser, trust chairman and market manager, says.<br />

It was an effort to get enough growers as they<br />

had to find producers growing enough, but not<br />

supermarket amounts. Ray “strong-armed” some<br />

along and was instrumental in getting vendors there.<br />

“He was a champion. It was tough to get people<br />

motivated to come every Saturday and get out<br />

of bed early to cut their veges. It sounds easy – it<br />

only took us two years.”<br />

Paul, a market researcher, got involved in the<br />

early days to help the trust make the concept<br />

work. To do that he believed, after researching<br />

overseas markets, it had to focus on fresh, local<br />

produce, plants and food made from fresh local<br />

produce, not crafts or imported goods.<br />

“It was always going to be the Otago farmers’<br />

market even when we were scribbling things on<br />

the back of envelopes. If it was grown in Otago<br />

and it was fresh and local that was OK.”<br />

The other necessary ingredient was rules.<br />

“If it was to be a real farmers’ market, people<br />

couldn’t just rock up. We wrote the vendors’<br />

guide so that if somebody wanted to sell at Otago<br />

Farmers Market they had to agree to certain rules.”<br />

The trust has stuck to those concepts over the<br />

years, which is what has made it a success, he says.<br />

“Those same rules are very much in evidence<br />

today as the day we opened. I’ve worked with

“The interaction with vendors<br />

and learning about what food is<br />

in season, when and how to cook<br />

it is a wonderful opportunity and<br />

really engages people.”

others ... Everyone has failed who did not have rules. It<br />

didn’t make us a lot of friends at the time.”<br />

Supermarkets were also not too happy about the idea of<br />

the farmers’ market. But time showed people still needed<br />

supermarkets for their basics and that the market did not<br />

compete with them.<br />

“At the time the supermarkets got really grumpy. After<br />

time they learnt to live with us.”<br />

The success of those first markets surprised everyone.<br />

“The magic started on the day it opened. We had no<br />

idea there were so many people out there who wanted<br />

fresh local produce.”<br />

The other contributor to its success has been its ability<br />

to provide enough good-quality product to sell, matched<br />

with enough people to buy it, he says.<br />

“Somehow the good people at the trust have managed<br />

to keep that balance over the past 20 years.”<br />

Over the years the farmers market has grown to about<br />

62–65 vendors on any given Saturday, many of those new<br />

vendors falling into the ready-to-eat or drink category.<br />

Products vary from cheese, baked goods, jams, pickles and<br />

chutneys to wine, spirits and kombucha.<br />

The market has provided a great opportunity for new<br />

businesses to market-test their products and some have<br />

gone on to greater success.<br />

One of the vendors there from the very early days is<br />

Mike Cornelissen, of The Bacon Buttie Station. The butcher<br />

admits to being one of the early sceptics and only being<br />

there because his stepdaughter Tia urged him to give it a go.<br />

“I thought Dunedin wasn’t big enough to sustain it, but I<br />

went and had a look and thought I could do better than a<br />

sausage in some bread.”<br />

He got some of his frankfurters and bacon out of the<br />

freezer and thought he would give it a go for three weeks<br />

just to appease his stepdaughter.<br />

“It started off with a bang. I sold out.”<br />

Two years later, after watching market neighbour<br />

Evansdale Cheese’s Colleen Dennison stay dry in the rain,<br />

he bought a caravan and hasn’t looked back.<br />

“I’m very loyal to the market. A lot of people come<br />

for us, so I don’t take a day off – people expect you to<br />

be there.”<br />

When his stepdaughter returned from Australia, they set<br />

up the “bricks and mortar” version of the buttie station.<br />

“I supply her with bacon and do the market on Saturday<br />

– it’s my livelihood now. What I sell is what I make, well,<br />

apart from the bread. I have total control over the quality<br />

of the sandwich.”<br />

After spending his week alone, with just the radio for<br />

company, making his Dutch-inspired smallgoods, Mike loves<br />

nothing more than a yarn on a Saturday morning.<br />

“You get a good rapport going with your customers,<br />

sometimes too good a rapport if there’s a queue. You have<br />

a few laughs.”<br />

But, as with the Preedys, time is marching on and he is<br />

looking to the future.

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“I thought Dunedin wasn’t big enough to sustain it, but I went and had a look<br />

and thought I could do better than a sausage in some bread ...<br />

I’m very loyal to the market. A lot of people come for us, so I don’t<br />

take a day off – people expect you to be there.”<br />

“I was 42 when I started – now I’m 62.<br />

Saturdays can be a drain and affect your social<br />

life. I like to play bowls – I’d like to dedicate more<br />

time to it.”<br />

Who Ate All the Pies is another success story.<br />

Paul can remember coming across two young men<br />

making pies at the Savoy and suggesting they come<br />

along to the market.<br />

“They brought along 30 pies and sold out in<br />

about 14 and a-half minutes.”<br />

They became a regular at the market, which<br />

continued when they sold the business to<br />

Englishman Steven Turner 15 years ago.<br />

“I was literally there through snow, frost, illness<br />

– for five years I never missed a farmers’ market.<br />

It’s been the cornerstone of our business for a long<br />

time,” Steven says.<br />

In the early days, the market was an important<br />

part of the business, nearly 40 percent of the<br />

company’s trade happening in one day.<br />

The market also got the company, now based<br />

in South Dunedin, noticed by the supermarkets.<br />

They sent testers in to try the product and<br />

from that Steven got invitations to sell his pies<br />

in supermarkets, which was also helped by him<br />

developing a method of packing the pies.<br />

National media coverage of the market then got<br />

him noticed by top gourmet food shop Farro Fresh.<br />

“Next we’re supplying the poshest supermarket<br />

in New Zealand.”<br />

The company has gone from producing 100–150<br />

family pies a week when Steven took over to now<br />

producing more than 4000 family pies each week.<br />

The market also provides him with the perfect<br />

opportunity to do market research, trial new<br />

products and also make some products he can’t<br />

sell in supermarkets, such as his Cornish pasties and<br />

pork pies or his seasonal special of steak and Bluff<br />

oysters. One of his most popular recent additions is<br />

‘seconds’ pies – burnt or damaged pies.<br />

“I get feedback instantaneously and I can give<br />

value for money and specials you don’t get in the<br />

supermarket.”<br />

Like Mike, he enjoys having a chat with customers<br />

and also doing his own shopping, making the most<br />

of easy access to fresh produce.<br />

“I can’t believe more people don’t use it. It’s as<br />

busy as I’ve seen it in five or ten years, which is<br />

great. I think people are being a bit more savvy<br />

in their weekly shop and I think the vendors are<br />

meeting them on price point.”<br />

Beam Me Up Bagels is another success story,<br />

starting out at the market where it sold 200 bagels<br />

on its first day. It now has a bricks-and-mortar<br />

business, as do market vendors Bay Rd Peanut<br />

Butter, Evansdale Cheese and No. 8 Distillery.<br />

Sharyn says the market, which is thought to be<br />

the third-oldest in the country, is always evolving,<br />

but one of the biggest changes has been how the<br />

market has become a tourist destination.<br />

The city council and others market it as<br />

something to do when visiting Dunedin at the<br />

weekend. It has featured in national media and<br />

begun winning TripAdvisor Awards. It has also won<br />

the Outstanding Food Producers’ top farmers’<br />

market award four times.<br />

The fan base is broad, ranging from the<br />

everyday Dunedin person doing their weekly<br />

shop to people from Auckland visiting their<br />

children at university, to cruise ship passengers<br />

and students themselves.<br />

The market’s continued popularity over the years,<br />

she believes, is down to the quality of the produce<br />

and prices being kept consistent.<br />

“The produce is picked fresh for the market and<br />

its shelf life is very good.”<br />

Sometimes the market’s Otago border is<br />

stretched if there is not anyone to meet that need<br />

from the region.<br />

As part of the community, the trust tries to do<br />

its bit when it comes to sustainability and waste<br />

minimisation. It also supports a community group<br />

each week by providing a stall for it to fundraise from.<br />

“It’s another way for the market to give back to<br />

the community.”<br />

But at its heart, the market is all about providing<br />

good-quality food, she says. These days many<br />

people are concerned about food security and<br />

where their food comes from.<br />

“The interaction with vendors and learning about<br />

what food is in season, when and how to cook it is<br />

a wonderful opportunity and really engages people.”

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From Paris to Clyde<br />

Disillusioned with the fashion industry she loved, Marielle van de Ven<br />

thought she may have to give it up – until she discovered ethical and sustainable<br />

Kiwi clothing company ReCreate… and moved to Clyde.<br />


Paris, London, Dunedin, Auckland, Clyde – from fashion<br />

capitals to regional New Zealand, Marielle van de Ven has<br />

found smaller to be better in many ways.<br />

It has been a journey she never envisaged when she<br />

started out as a fresh-faced master’s fashion graduate from<br />

the Royal College of Art in London.<br />

Back then she was excited to be awarded a scholarship<br />

at the Mittelmoda Fashion Awards to travel to New<br />

Zealand 12 years ago and work at Otago Polytechnic’s<br />

fashion school passing on her knowledge to Dunedin<br />

fashion students. She also helped with the Emerging<br />

Designer collection for iD in 2011.<br />

“I wouldn’t be in New Zealand if it wasn’t for iD<br />

Fashion Week.”<br />

She returned to London, but there was always a special<br />

place in her heart for Dunedin, so when Margi Robertson<br />

from NOM*d offered her a job she returned to take it up<br />

and spent three years designing for the top Dunedin label.<br />

“My last time at iD [prior to <strong>2023</strong>] was eight years ago<br />

with NOM*d.”<br />

After that she took up a job with Karen Walker in<br />

Auckland before she headed back to Europe to work.<br />

“At that stage in my career I became more and more<br />

aware of the negative impact the industry and garment<br />

production were having on the environment. It became<br />

harder for me to keep designing and putting more product<br />

into the world.”<br />

Marielle, who is from the Netherlands, had little<br />

knowledge of the people who made the clothing and the<br />

conditions they worked and lived in and where the fabric<br />

was coming from.<br />

“I realised as a designer I knew so little, like really what was<br />

happening on the floors in the garment factories. Something<br />

needed to change. I wasn’t inspired to design more and<br />

more product that was making such an impact.”<br />

She started to research to see if she could find any others<br />

in the industry doing things differently and came across New<br />

Zealand’s ReCreate, a company founded by Erica Gadsby to<br />

help provide fair employment for women in the marginalised<br />

community of Dey Thmey, Cambodia, through learning the<br />

skills to make clothing.<br />

“For me it was quite incredible. To do something useful<br />

with a skill I had to create change in the industry, and show<br />

it was possible to have garment production with a softer<br />

footprint and be proud of the industry again – that had been<br />

missing for me. Showing it could be done, has to be done.”<br />

She loved what the company was doing and its ethos of<br />

having 100 percent of its profits go back to Dey Thmey and<br />

so offered to help out.<br />

“I saw their products and thought they needed some help<br />

so I tried to get their products looking better and offered to<br />

help for a year for free.”<br />

Unfortunately, she couldn’t continue to do the work for<br />

free and pay the bills, so when she was offered a job in<br />

Antwerp she took it.<br />

It wasn’t long before she and her partner decided to<br />

move back to New Zealand and she took up a full-time job<br />

with ReCreate.<br />

“It’s an industry I thought I wouldn’t be able to continue<br />

with but to turn it around to apply my skills and my values,<br />

I’m very lucky.”<br />

She now designs all the garments from her home in Clyde,<br />

“of all places”, having ended up in the small Central Otago<br />

town during lockdown as her writer partner’s family comes<br />

from there.<br />

“It’s a bit different being creative in a small town in New<br />

Zealand, especially after living in big cities. It’s been an<br />

interesting process.”<br />

They had just returned from Europe and were working<br />

remotely while travelling the country prior to lockdown.<br />

“We didn’t know where we wanted to live but we knew<br />

we didn’t want to come back to Auckland. Then lockdown<br />

hit and it became a bit challenging.”<br />

The in-laws made their holiday house available, so they<br />

decided to sit out lockdown in Clyde.<br />

“It’s been really nice. Three years later we’re still here.”

“It gets people out<br />

of the slums, out of<br />

prostitution, we take<br />

them in and train<br />

them up in sewing and<br />

pattern making… We<br />

hopefully provide a<br />

future for them and the<br />

next generation.”<br />

Travel has also influenced her design style, as people dress<br />

completely differently living in New Zealand compared to<br />

European fashion weeks or travelling – as Marielle did a lot of<br />

before her return to New Zealand.<br />

“I lived out of carry-on luggage for months on end. You just<br />

wanted a good piece of quality clothing that’s versatile and<br />

you can wear it day after day. That shifted my perspective as a<br />

designer, and my design aesthetic.”<br />

Creating good quality pieces that “still look amazing” but<br />

can be thrown in a bag and don’t need to be steamed or<br />

ironed is important to her. Clothes that can be worn to the<br />

office, getting the children from school or going out for dinner.<br />

“That they do all those jobs is really important.”<br />

Once Marielle designs the garments, the designs are sent to<br />

ReCreate’s sewing centre in Cambodia to be made.<br />

“It gets people out of the slums, out of prostitution, we<br />

take them in and train them up in sewing and pattern making.<br />

Also they’ve never been to school so they can’t read or write<br />

so we provide that. More than that we provide them with<br />

the whole package. We help them secure mortgages to buy a<br />

home and help them with savings and make sure the kids go<br />

to school and university. To really turn things around for them.<br />

“We hopefully provide a future for them and the<br />

next generation.”<br />

The team in Cambodia makes the samples, and prior to<br />

Covid lockdowns Marielle would travel over to develop<br />

collections and do training. Unable to travel there in recent<br />

years they have been sending photographs of the pieces and<br />

Marielle draws over the top indicating any changes and sends<br />

them back.<br />

“We’re still making sure they have all the skills possible. To<br />

have the skill is such an asset for them.”<br />

ReCreate’s garments don’t follow fashion trends.<br />

“We really focus on timeless pieces, that will be really<br />

good investments for your wardrobe, that will not go out of<br />

fashion – they’re still relevant in five, ten, twenty years’ time.”<br />

They are made from organic cottons with a neutral colour<br />

palette. They don’t use a big range of fabrics to ensure what<br />

they do use meets their standards.<br />

“It’s not just helping the one community that makes our<br />

garments, we don’t want to help one and neglect another.<br />

Across the board we want a really soft footprint and really<br />

look after the farmers that grow our cotton.”<br />

Another priority is ensuring nothing from their garments<br />

goes into landfill, which has meant forgoing zips.<br />

“We’re closing our loop, we’re fully circular which means<br />

at the very end of the lifetime of our garments the fabrics<br />

get shredded and woven into new textiles.”<br />

So when Marielle is designing the garments she needs to<br />

take that into consideration.

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“It’s a bit different being<br />

creative in a small town in<br />

New Zealand, especially after<br />

living in big cities. It’s been an<br />

interesting process.”<br />

“We design toward our values, that is huge to us.”<br />

Deciding to remove zips from their clothing, especially pants,<br />

has been a huge challenge.<br />

“It’s taken a couple of years to get our heads around that but<br />

challenges create new opportunities and we have finally nailed it.”<br />

They now use buttons that can easily be snapped off a<br />

garment and elastic which meets their standards. This means all<br />

her pants now have elastic waistbands.<br />

The range also includes tops, dresses and sweatshirts.<br />

“We keep it simple. All our ranges are trans-seasonal but we<br />

don’t do big winter coats or anything like that.”<br />

They only follow seasonal trends that they feel are sustainable.<br />

“We don’t feel the need for that. We have to rethink what<br />

we wear. It’s really important we don’t design a sleeve that<br />

people say, ‘that is so last year’. We design our silhouette with<br />

that in mind.”<br />

Looking back, she now sees the things that drew her to the<br />

fashion industry as a young designer are the things that put her<br />

off now.<br />

“Back in high school, fashion sounded very exciting and I<br />

was so inspired by what other designers were doing. I loved<br />

Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week but having done<br />

fashion weeks for many years I’m very happy not to be part of<br />

it anymore. I loved it for years but now it’s different parts of the<br />

industry I’m drawn to.”

Feature | <strong>Magazine</strong> 45<br />

Back to the future<br />

Eyesore or icon – whatever the perspective on Sir Miles Warren’s Dorset Street Flats, there’s no<br />

denying their significance to New Zealand’s architectural canon.<br />


he Dorset Street Flats were regarded as the ugliest<br />

“Tbuildings in town; the tour buses regularly detoured<br />

to see what was dubbed ‘Fort Dorset’. As a young architect I<br />

was proud to achieve such notoriety,” wrote Sir Miles Warren<br />

in his 2008 autobiography of the block of ‘bachelor’ flats he<br />

designed in 1956 and himself lived in until 1965.<br />

“Our friends thought we were so poor we could not afford<br />

plaster on the concrete block.”<br />

Fast-forward nearly 70 years, and Sir Miles’ notorious block<br />

of flats, freshly and painstakingly strengthened and restored<br />

just in time for the 2022 Open Christchurch festival, is now<br />

considered one of the city’s – and country’s – most important<br />

pieces of residential architecture.<br />

These days listed as a Category 1 Historic Place on Rārangi<br />

Kōrero/The New Zealand Heritage List, the cinder block flats<br />

launched the distinct architectural style now known as the<br />

‘Christchurch School’ and have been formative in our national<br />

architectural design ever since.<br />

“The Flats have been described by heritage experts as<br />

“of outstanding significance as one of the most important<br />

Modern Movement buildings constructed in this country,” says<br />

Greg Young, the Christchurch-based architect tasked with<br />

their restoration.<br />

“They are extremely important to New Zealand and<br />

Christchurch architecture. They changed architecture in New<br />

Zealand when they were designed, and continue to influence<br />

our work.”<br />

Extensively damaged in the February 2011 earthquakes and<br />

with seven owners and five different insurance companies<br />

involved, the complicated situation meant the flats were left in<br />

limbo for several years.<br />

Once finally settled and handed over to the owners to<br />

manage, the restoration took a year of planning and two and<br />

half years of construction.<br />

Greg says the flats were in “a terrible state” when he and<br />

his firm Young Architects started work on them.<br />

“They were bent, broken, leaking and vandalised.”<br />

He says the biggest challenges during construction all<br />

involved the interiors.<br />

“The exteriors had been well preserved, architecturally, due<br />

to a heritage covenant, but after 60 years and 20 different<br />

owners, with the ’80s and ’90s interior desecration in the mix,<br />

the interiors were in a bad state.”<br />

“We had to peel back layers to find what they were<br />

probably like originally so we could do the architecture justice.<br />

This involved poring through photos, film clips, memories –<br />

and some surgical forensics. From there we still ended up with<br />

eight flats that are all subtly different (as they were originally)<br />

and a reflection of how they were when first built.”<br />

“From the outside,” says Greg, “you wouldn’t know we’ve<br />

changed anything (unless you look really hard, and know what<br />

you’re looking for), when in actual fact we’ve changed some<br />

things significantly. There are two main areas we needed to<br />

concentrate on – structural resilience, and comfort.<br />

“The structure is predominantly hidden, but one obvious<br />

element we’ve upgraded is some exposed concrete walls in<br />

the downstairs flats.”<br />

“We had to peel back layers to find<br />

what they were probably like originally<br />

so we could do the architecture justice.<br />

This involved poring through photos,<br />

film clips, memories – and some<br />

surgical forensics.”

“The brilliance of Sir Miles’<br />

early designs is difficult to explain<br />

without standing in them – but they<br />

really make your soul sing.”

Feature | <strong>Magazine</strong> 47<br />

“The only areas we’ve replicated are the landscaping,<br />

where we worked off the original drawings to replicate<br />

some of the courtyard features.”<br />

“For comfort, one of the owners once told me that he<br />

used to get ice forming on the inside of the bathroom in<br />

winter. We’ve insulated, double glazed, and installed central<br />

heating and air conditioning – they are now toasty warm.”<br />

Greg says the most rewarding part of the work is “when<br />

the new occupants tell me how they love living in them”.<br />

Revolutionary for their time and described as providing<br />

a new kind of residential living for the era in terms of their<br />

small size and purpose-built nature, how do they stand<br />

up today?<br />

“At 43m 2 , the Flats are small but perfectly formed,” says<br />

Greg. “They stand up proudly today as a valid reference<br />

point for apartment living, though since they were officially<br />

‘bachelor pads’ the bedrooms and storage are less<br />

than expected.<br />

“The brilliance of Sir Miles’ early designs is difficult to<br />

explain without standing in them – but they really make<br />

your soul sing. The proportion of the spaces, the balance<br />

of materials, and the way natural light is channelled through<br />

the spaces makes these flats truly wonderful. Add to this<br />

north-facing sheltered courtyards, and their vicinity to<br />

Hagley Park, and they really are a joy to live in.<br />

“When I met with Sir Miles to discuss the repairs, he<br />

was surprised at why it was taking so long and costing so<br />

much, as – in his own words – they were so simple to put<br />

together. This surprise is mirrored by many. Twelve years<br />

and a large sum of money were spent restoring such small<br />

simple flats. Their simplicity added so much difficulty, as<br />

there is nowhere to hide.”<br />

View the Dorset Street Flats (architects: F. M. Warren A.N.Z.I.A, 1956–57;<br />

Young Architects, 2021) at this year’s Open Christchurch festival, May 6–7, <strong>2023</strong>. openchch.nz

The after-hours stylist<br />

Cantabrian Kate Williams shares some of her stylish and sought-after ways to<br />

repurpose, think creatively and cultivate simple elegance in your home.<br />


Interiors | <strong>Magazine</strong> 49<br />

love of nature and a need to celebrate what each season offers is<br />

A at the heart of Kate Williams’ talent and passion for creativity and<br />

styling, while her popular floral workshops and garden tours at her rural<br />

Canterbury property are sell-out events.<br />

China & cutlery<br />

Fossicked and found<br />

My beloved china cabinet is rearranged regularly to suit the seasons.<br />

While the cabinet itself is its own visual feast, the china is used regularly<br />

no matter how much sentimental value each piece holds. Life is too<br />

short to not use the good crockery, and we all know how much better a<br />

cup of tea tastes in a thin-lipped, gold-rimmed piece of floral beauty.<br />

My china and cutlery collections are also treasures fossicked and found<br />

over the years. Each piece holds a story, from old bone cutlery – some<br />

rescued from clay residue after flooding at our bach, to pieces gifted at<br />

our wedding, and picnic wares brought out year after year. If only these<br />

treasures could speak of the occasions and tell their own stories.<br />

“Life is too short<br />

to not use the good<br />


50 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Interiors<br />

Dried flowers<br />

Prolonging texture and beauty<br />

My husband and I were married in the old<br />

Majestic Theatre in Christchurch in the early<br />

’90s, and we styled the entire interior in<br />

dried flowers, which was so fashionable at<br />

the time. Most of those arrangements then<br />

furnished our first home, and when I try<br />

to work out why I struggle to embrace the<br />

resurgence of dried flowers these days, I<br />

think I still only associate them with dry and<br />

dusty statice and gypsophila that lingered<br />

too long in our cottage.<br />

However, there are some dried flowers I<br />

can live with, knowing they provide interest<br />

and texture during winter. Hydrangeas,<br />

roses and peonies are all flowers that dry<br />

easily, as do eucalyptus and magnolia leaves.<br />

I have experimented with various<br />

methods, and leaving hydrangeas in a<br />

small amount of water for them to drink<br />

themselves dry in their vase is my best way<br />

to retain their form and colour. You can<br />

also add one-part glycerine to two-parts<br />

water to assist with the drying process.<br />

Another method is to place your chosen<br />

flower in a flat container with silica gel for<br />

48 hours. Silica gel can be purchased online<br />

and is reusable. I hang roses, peonies,<br />

eucalyptus and magnolia leaves to dry with<br />

no other treatment.<br />

Display your dried flowers simply in an<br />

old rusty container or create an artful still<br />

life in a vase placed on a coffee table or<br />

sideboard. To prevent that dry dusty look, I<br />

spray hydrangeas with clear hairspray. Any<br />

flower heads that break or don’t survive<br />

the process are used for other purposes,<br />

like decorating the Christmas tree, placed in<br />

potpourri or as table decorations.<br />

Laundry & linen<br />

Stowed away for safekeeping<br />

While a laundry is often associated with<br />

everyday chores, this room has been<br />

thoughtfully designed so that even mundane<br />

tasks can be done in a pretty space. It has<br />

always been important to me that storage<br />

areas are well organised.<br />

And that they smell nice – my laundry has<br />

a vase of daphne and other fresh flowers in<br />

here, all year round.<br />

The overflow of jars, books and<br />

preserving pans are stowed here. It is also<br />

the place for storing the harvest before<br />

preserving, freezing and dehydrating.<br />

Another item I collect is material – furnishing scraps, fabric offcuts and<br />

linens – so the linen cupboard is a treasure trove waiting for just the right<br />

occasion to use that certain piece of velvet or paisley fabric.<br />

I like placing linen on a dressing table to instantly soften the look, or use<br />

fabric to fancy up a feast or make the everyday more special.<br />

I am always on the lookout for beautiful linens and have been known to fill<br />

suitcases with fabrics when travelling overseas.<br />

Vases & vessels<br />

You can never have too many<br />

Being an avid flower-lover lends itself to collecting a vast array of containers.<br />

I do have plenty – many of them found while fossicking for second-hand<br />

treasures, which is one of my favourite pastimes.<br />

Vessels and vases can range from beautiful glass to tin buckets, fruit-salad<br />

bowls from another lifetime to cans with their labels removed.<br />

The trick is to find somewhere to store them all. My vases and containers<br />

are stored in an indoor studio where it is warm and inviting for the winter<br />

months of sorting and creating. They can also be repurposed to create layers<br />

on a display, to stack cakes and build tiered tablescapes.<br />

Picking fresh blooms and foliage and placing them in a vase of choice is<br />

such a simple way of bringing nature indoors, and it doesn’t have to stop just<br />

because it’s colder and there are fewer flowers available. Just think creatively,<br />

and look and display any beauty of nature.<br />

Extracted from The After-Hours Stylist by Kate Williams & Anna McLeod.<br />

Published by Bateman Books, RRP$60.

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with Tim Goom<br />

For the love<br />

of garden design<br />

The Little Big Tree Company is<br />

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high-grade plants and trees, large<br />

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Established over a sprawling 10 acres on<br />

Sawyers Arms Road, the nursery not only<br />

has a huge range of plants and helpful knowledgeable staff- but also a very<br />

talented designer, Lorraine Parry. We caught up with Lorraine to discuss<br />

her love of garden design.<br />

When did you discover your passion for garden design?<br />

As a child, my grandfather was a breeder of chrysanthemums- one of<br />

my earliest memories was taking these to the county shows. As kids, we<br />

would sit with vases of chrysanthemums between our knees. Granddad,<br />

in his broad Lancashire accent would say ‘mind’t flowers’. I grew up around<br />

flowers and that’s where my passion began.<br />

After marrying and buying our first home, I became excited about the<br />

luxury of designing my own garden. We eventually built on Sawyers Arms<br />

Road in the early 2000s- my husband and I planned the layout and Chris<br />

Goom came to give me some advice. He walked around my garden, arms<br />

crossed, contemplating then said, ‘Huh- what do you need me for?’. At<br />

the end of the consultation, he offered me a job. He went on to teach me<br />

so much about garden design. I worked for Chris before his retirement<br />

and then had a hiatus for several years helping in my husband’s building<br />

business- switching to designing homes instead of gardens.<br />

After a stint in Nelson my passion for garden design was reignited. As a<br />

test, to see if I still ‘had it’ I was asked to create a plan for a fictional client<br />

of the nursery. Ever since, I have been happily working here, meeting with<br />

clients and creating garden designs.<br />

Do you have a particular garden design style?<br />

No, every house and client is different and so I consider all of those factors<br />

(including architecture of the home, aspect of the site, whether low<br />

maintenance is important or whether they are avid gardeners etc) as part<br />

of my design.<br />

Do you prefer urban or rural garden design?<br />

I live on a 10-acre lifestyle block, so I am very familiar with how to get<br />

the most out of a block that size without too much work. However, I<br />

can get very excited about the smallest Courtyard as these create some<br />

wonderful opportunities to display great design in a limited space.<br />

What services do you provide at The Little Big Tree Company?<br />

We provide a Garden Consultation Service (fee on application). This<br />

involves an on-site visit, where we leave the client with a sketch and a list of<br />

recommended trees and plants. Sometimes this might suffice for a client to<br />

move forward but if a more detailed plan is required, we can provide a full<br />

‘to scale’ landscape layout and planting plan. Clients are also welcome to visit<br />

the nursery (with their photos or ideas) so they can be guided around the<br />

nursery to discuss the different options available.<br />

I am a practical person who is mindful of budgetary constraints and like the<br />

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The hotel lobby sets the scene for your whole stay<br />

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Dish up these school holiday-friendly meals and baking treats that the whole family<br />

can create – that are also great for entertaining extra guests.




LIST<br />

Hearty minestrone<br />

An Italian-inspired soup with chunky vegetables and pasta, perfect to feed a crowd<br />

on cooler autumn evenings. Loaded with vegetables, you can also add leftover<br />

chicken or beef.<br />

Serves:<br />

4<br />

Prep time: 15 mins<br />

Cooking time: 30 mins<br />

1 tablespoon oil<br />

1 onion, finely diced<br />

2 garlic cloves, grated or 1 teaspoon crushed garlic<br />

1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs<br />

750ml (3 cups) reduced salt chicken stock<br />

500ml (2 cups) water<br />

400g can chopped tomatoes<br />

2 large carrots, cut into 1cm cubes<br />

2 medium potatoes, cut into 1cm cubes<br />

200g dry pasta<br />

⅓ pumpkin, cut into 1cm cubes<br />

2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed<br />

150g (1 cups) frozen peas<br />

salt and pepper, to taste<br />

150g frozen chopped leaf spinach<br />

Heat oil in a large pot on the stove over medium–high heat. Sauté onions until<br />

softened and stir through garlic, fry until fragrant. Mix in the dried mixed herbs.<br />

Carefully pour in the stock, water and chopped tomatoes into the pot. Stir through<br />

the carrots, cover with a lid and turn the heat to high to bring to a boil.<br />

Add potatoes, stir and bring to a boil. Add pasta, cook for about 5 minutes while<br />

stirring occasionally.<br />

Mix in pumpkin, cannellini beans and peas, bring to a boil and test taste, adding salt<br />

and pepper if needed. Stir through the frozen spinach. Once simmering and pasta<br />

and vegetables are tender it is ready to serve.<br />

Produce<br />

2 onions<br />

11 carrots<br />

5 potatoes<br />

1 pumpkin<br />

120g seasonal salad leaves<br />

2 pears<br />

2 red onions<br />

2 broccoli<br />

Butchery<br />

500g beef schnitzel<br />

500g skinless chicken thighs<br />

Chilled<br />

125g sour cream<br />

250g cheese<br />

Frozen<br />

500g chopped leaf spinach<br />

750g peas<br />

Grocery<br />

1 litre reduced salt chicken stock<br />

3 x 400g canned chopped tomato<br />

500g pasta<br />

2 x 400g canned cannellini beans<br />

400g canned black beans<br />

6 eggs<br />

220g panko breadcrumbs<br />

425g canned tuna<br />

8-pack wholemeal pita bread<br />

70g walnuts (optional)<br />

Pantry staples*<br />

oil, for frying<br />

garlic – fresh bulbs or crushed<br />

dried mixed herbs<br />

flour, plain<br />

salt<br />

pepper<br />

paprika – sweet or smoked<br />

your favourite salad dressing<br />

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and fun to make, perfect for the kids to help with!<br />

Cookie Time lolly log slice<br />

Treat yourself and your family with this delicious lolly log slice made<br />

with Cookie Time biscuits and condensed milk. Your kids will love it!<br />


Serves:<br />

10 Slices<br />

Prep time: 15 mins +<br />

cooling time<br />

4 x Cookie Time Original Chocolate Chip cookies<br />

120g melted butter<br />

⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk<br />

150g marshmallow based lollies, chopped into small pieces<br />

100g white chocolate, melted<br />

½ cup shredded coconut<br />

Using a food processor or by hand, crush the Cookie Time cookies<br />

until they reach a sandy consistency.<br />

In a large bowl, combine the crushed cookies with the melted<br />

butter, condensed milk, a pinch of salt and the chopped lollies. Stir<br />

well until fully incorporated, then press into a lined slice tin.<br />

Take the melted white chocolate and drizzle generously over the<br />

slice. Top with the shredded coconut, then place into the fridge to<br />

set for 1–2 hours or until firm.<br />

Once set, cut the slice into squares and serve, or store in an airtight<br />

container in the fridge for up to 5 days.<br />


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Garden to table<br />

Inspired by the abundant lemon trees and tomato vines of her Italian grandparents’<br />

garden, Bri DiMattina – a home gardener and trained chef who inherited her love of good food<br />

from her chef mother and her Italian nonna – shares three delicious recipes from her new<br />

book Nostrana using fresh produce you can easily grow and harvest yourself.<br />


62 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Recipe<br />


Arancini are usually made with rice, often from<br />

leftover risotto. They have a delectable filling, such as<br />

cheese, truffle or ragu and are rolled in breadcrumbs<br />

and deep-fried. A lot of Italian cooking represents this<br />

style of using up everything, and is the spirit of this<br />

dish. If you, like me, are seduced into planting lots of<br />

zucchini, unsurprisingly you will have lots of zucchini<br />

to use up, so this is for you.<br />

Arancini are Sicilian and southern Italian, and a<br />

similar recipe in Rome is called suppli. There are many<br />

variations and other names as you travel through<br />

Italy, but I think this one, made purely from grated<br />

zucchini, is a uniquely New Zealand garden version.<br />

Serves 6<br />

3 zucchini, grated<br />

1 tablespoon olive oil<br />

1 onion, finely chopped<br />

2 garlic cloves, crushed<br />

Small handful of parsley, finely chopped<br />

Thyme leaves, to taste<br />

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper<br />

2 eggs<br />

½ cup (40g) finely grated pecorino<br />

½ cup (100g) fine dry breadcrumbs, plus more, to coat<br />

100g mozzarella, cut into 1cm cubes<br />

Vegetable oil, to deep-fry<br />

Place the grated zucchini into a clean tea towel and wring<br />

out over the sink, to remove excess liquid. Place zucchini<br />

into a large bowl.<br />

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat.<br />

Gently cook the onion and garlic until translucent, then<br />

add to the zucchini.<br />

Add the parsley, thyme, pepper, eggs, pecorino and<br />

breadcrumbs.<br />

Mix well and season with salt and pepper. If the mixture<br />

seems too wet add some more breadcrumbs, though it<br />

should be fairly moist.<br />

Take a small handful of the mixture and flatten a little in<br />

the palm of your hand. Place a cube of mozzarella in the<br />

centre, then enclose with the zucchini mixture and shape<br />

into a ball. Roll in the fine breadcrumbs to thoroughly coat.<br />

Half fill a large saucepan with vegetable oil and heat over<br />

medium high heat. Deep-fry arancini in batches until<br />

golden brown. Drain on paper towel.<br />

Note: You can make these in big batches and freeze them<br />

after crumbing. They make a great lunch snack in the<br />

middle of winter.



This sauce is essentially a ‘cooked salsa’ to<br />

serve on fish, chicken or even beans, rather<br />

than as a pasta or pizza sauce (although go<br />

right ahead!).<br />

It’s a summer flavour bomb and goes<br />

with everything. Most memorable for me<br />

growing up was this sauce served on blue<br />

cod, so that’s what I’m giving you here. If<br />

you like, make a bigger batch of the sauce<br />

and keep it in the fridge or freezer to have<br />

on hand for a quick meal.<br />

Serves 4<br />

Plain flour, for dusting the fish<br />

4 blue cod fillets<br />

3 eggs<br />

¼ cup (60ml) milk<br />

Chopped fresh herbs (such as<br />

parsley, thyme or oregano), to taste<br />

½ cup (40g) finely grated<br />

parmesan<br />

Butter or olive oil, for frying<br />


2 tablespoons olive oil<br />

1 onion, finely chopped<br />

2 slices pancetta or streaky bacon<br />

4 large tomatoes, chopped<br />

5 garlic cloves, crushed<br />

1 teaspoon lemon zest<br />

½ teaspoon paprika<br />

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional<br />

2 tablespoons tomato paste<br />

1 cup (250ml) water<br />

1 cup (250ml) white wine<br />

1 cup combined oregano and<br />

parsley leaves, finely chopped<br />

100g butter, chopped<br />

¼ cup (50g) capers<br />

To make the sauce, heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan over<br />

medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, then<br />

add the pancetta and cook until crispy.<br />

Add the tomatoes, garlic and lemon zest. Cook for a few minutes,<br />

until the tomatoes have reduced down a little, then add the spices,<br />

tomato paste, water, wine and half the herbs. Simmer for about 10<br />

minutes, until it thickens. Add the butter and stir until melted and<br />

combined.<br />

Remove from the heat and add the remaining herbs and capers (if<br />

you want, you could fry the capers in a little butter until crispy first).<br />

Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.<br />

Season the flour with salt and pepper then use to lightly dust the<br />

fish. I do this by placing a few tablespoons of seasoned flour to a bag,<br />

then adding the fillets and shaking gently to coat evenly.<br />

In a shallow bowl, lightly whisk the eggs and milk together, then stir<br />

in the herbs and parmesan.<br />

Heat the butter or olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.<br />

Dip the fillets into the egg mixture and place into the pan (you may<br />

need to spoon a little of the herbs and cheese left in the dish on top<br />

of them). Cook for about 5 minutes each side, until lightly golden<br />

brown and just cooked through.<br />

Reheat the sauce and serve with the fish on top.<br />

Note: You could swap the blue cod for monk fish, or talk to your<br />

fishmonger for other alternatives.

64 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Recipe<br />


This recipe hails from my mother’s café,<br />

Eliza’s Pantry. It’s super simple and uses<br />

four apples with their skin on. The apples<br />

don’t have to be at their best, it’s a little like<br />

a banana bread recipe for apples. They can<br />

be rescued because no one is inclined to eat<br />

them, and turned into something delicious –<br />

but the best part is that it is all just mixed up<br />

in a food processor then baked.<br />

Serves 12<br />

4 apples, quartered, cored, but not peeled<br />

2 eggs<br />

2 cups (440g) sugar<br />

2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda<br />

2 teaspoons ground allspice<br />

250g butter, at room temperature, chopped<br />

2 cups (300g) plain flour<br />

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br />

Ice cream and caramel sauce, to serve<br />

Cinnamon crumble<br />

½ cup (110g) brown sugar<br />

½ cup (45g) rolled oats<br />

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br />

25g butter<br />

Preheat the oven to 180°C fan-forced. Grease<br />

a 23cm springform tin and line with baking paper.<br />

To make the crumble, combine the ingredients<br />

in a food processor and process until crumbly.<br />

Transfer to a bowl and set aside.<br />

For the cake, place the apples into the food<br />

processor and process until finely chopped.<br />

Add the remaining ingredients and process for<br />

1 minute. Pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle<br />

with the topping.<br />

Bake for 1–1.5 hours, until a skewer inserted<br />

into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan<br />

for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to<br />

cool completely.<br />

Serve with ice cream, caramel sauce, or both.<br />

Extracted from Nostrana by<br />

Bri DiMattina. Published by<br />

HarperCollins NZ, RRP$55.

66 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Recipe<br />

<strong>03</strong> Mixology<br />

With our editor ensconced<br />

at the historic Fable hotel<br />

during iD Dunedin <strong>2023</strong>,<br />

it seemed like the perfect<br />

time to request a suitably<br />

stylish, appropriately<br />

themed cocktail recipe to<br />

share with our readers.<br />

Set like a jewel at the front of<br />

the recently renovated Victorian<br />

building, Fable Dunedin’s<br />

bespoke bar and restaurant<br />

The Press Club pays homage<br />

to the city’s original haunt<br />

for journalists, editors and<br />

publishers from the 1870s.<br />

Custom-made by talented<br />

food and beverage manager<br />

Jeremy Jourdain, this beautifully<br />

moody tipple features rich fruit<br />

flavours with a touch of citrus,<br />

finished with champagne for a<br />

playful fizz.<br />


20ml Scapegrace Black gin<br />

20ml Graham’s Six Grapes port<br />

20ml crème de cassis<br />

15ml fresh lemon juice<br />

15ml maraschino cherry syrup<br />

Dried raspberry powder, to garnish<br />

Shake with ice, then top up with<br />

champagne in a margarita glass.

Art | <strong>Magazine</strong> 69<br />

Cut it out<br />

Passionate about printmaking since the acquisition of his first (Ralph Hotere)<br />

print as an art history student “many years ago”, Christchurch Art Gallery curator<br />

Peter Vangioni talks about new exhibition Ink on Paper, a selection of print works made<br />

during one of the most dynamic periods in Aotearoa’s art history.<br />


Make no bones about it, Ink on Paper: Aotearoa New<br />

Zealand Printmakers of the Modern Era is an exhibition<br />

I have long wanted to curate. I acquired my first print direct<br />

from Ralph Hotere when I was an art history student here<br />

in Christchurch many years ago. Hotere was the artist that<br />

piqued my interest in printmaking, but it is the Aotearoa<br />

New Zealand printmakers of the 1910s through to the 1950s<br />

that I love the most.<br />

Ink on Paper focuses on a generation of artists that were at<br />

the forefront of the medium when, following the printmaking<br />

revival in Britain, printmaking in Aotearoa was increasingly<br />

becoming accepted as an art form rather than simply a<br />

method of reproduction.<br />

Ink on Paper includes examples of linocut, woodcut,<br />

wood‐engraving, lithography, etching (and even a humble<br />

potato print) by well-known artists such as Adele<br />

Younghusband, Rita Angus, Rhona Haszard, Doris Lusk<br />

and Colin McCahon alongside others that have fallen into<br />

obscurity like Marion Tylee, Harry Vye Miller, Gertrude Ball,<br />

Nancy Bolton and Frank Weitzel.<br />

Collectively however, as Marion Maguire says, “their artistic<br />

impulse shines through” and they laid the groundwork that<br />

subsequent generations of printmakers built upon.<br />

I love the roughness of many of the works in this exhibition<br />

and the linocuts in particular – a new medium for the new<br />

modern era of the 1920s and 1930s. The linocut encouraged<br />

simplification of form, and detail and imagery are often<br />

reduced to basic elements – solid masses of black and white<br />

rather than tonal gradations.<br />

The prints in Ink on Paper are, on the whole, small<br />

in size, subtle and intimate but ambitious. It is this that<br />

appeals so greatly to me – you have to get up close to<br />

experience the art.<br />

I found the development of this exhibition highly rewarding,<br />

from taking stock of the Gallery’s collection of prints from<br />

this era, to ascertaining where the gaps were and figuring out<br />

how to fill them.<br />

Through purchase and gift we have added some stunning,<br />

and often rare, examples of printmaking by Rhona Haszard,<br />

Harry Vye Miller, Adele Younghusband, Gertrude Ball, Mabel<br />

Annesley, Leo Bensemann, Ivy Fife and Chrystabel Aitken to<br />

name a few.<br />

Some prints, such as Haszard’s ‘Sidi Bishr, Egypt’ and<br />

Francis Shurrock’s ‘Poppies’, both coincidently linocuts made<br />

around 1929, were in a sorry state and required extensive<br />

conservation treatment by the Gallery’s works on paper<br />

conservator Eliza Penrose.<br />

I’d describe ‘Sidi Bishr’ as being on life support when it first<br />

came into the Gallery but Eliza was up to the challenge and<br />

has done a remarkable job in saving this print. It is the only<br />

copy of this stunning work known to exist and was originally<br />

in the collection of Harry Vye Miller.<br />

Haszard studied in Christchurch at the Canterbury College<br />

School of Art and, after leaving for Europe in 1926 with her<br />

husband and fellow artist Leslie Greener, eventually settled in<br />

Alexandria, Egypt.<br />

While in London in 1929 the pair visited the First<br />

Exhibition of British Lino-Cuts organised by Claude Flight<br />

at the Redfern Gallery and were inspired to begin<br />

making linocuts.<br />

Back in Alexandria, they worked with the medium in<br />

earnest from October 1929 to <strong>March</strong> 1930, when the results<br />

were included in the exhibition Modern Woodcuts. It is a<br />

confusing title but the prints exhibited were all linocuts – the<br />

artists saw little distinction between these two similar types<br />

of relief prints.<br />

A short while later the pair contributed prints to the<br />

Second Exhibition of British Lino-Cuts at the Redfern Gallery<br />

alongside some of Britain’s most highly regarded printmakers,<br />

Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews and Cyril Power.<br />

Francis Shurrock’s ‘Poppies’ was also not in good<br />

shape when it was acquired as part of a larger grouping<br />

of the artist’s prints, photographs, sketchbooks, designs<br />

and sculptures.<br />

OPPOSITE: Francis Shurrock, ‘Poppies’ c. 1929. Linocut and watercolour.<br />

Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased 2021.

70 <strong>Magazine</strong> | Art<br />

“I love the roughness of many of the works in this<br />

exhibition and the linocuts in particular – a new medium for<br />

the new modern era of the 1920s and 1930s.”<br />

Given the rarity of this linocut, and the fact it was a unique<br />

version that had been hand-coloured with watercolours<br />

by the artist, it was also felt to be worthy of some muchneeded<br />

conservation treatment by Eliza and rescued for<br />

future generations to enjoy.<br />

Shurrock was one of the young generation of progressive<br />

British artists who immigrated to New Zealand during<br />

the 1920s under the La Trobe Scheme, taking up teaching<br />

positions at art schools across the country in a bid to<br />

modernise attitudes towards art.<br />

Many of them, including Shurrock, Robert Field, William<br />

Allen and Roland Hipkins, had first-hand experience of the<br />

revival of printmaking that began in England in the 1910s,<br />

which they shared with their New Zealand students.<br />

One young artist who benefited immensely from the La<br />

Trobe Scheme was Harry Vye Miller. He studied under Field<br />

and Allen at the Dunedin Art School in the late 1920s and<br />

early 1930s, where Allen encouraged him in his printmaking.<br />

Miller’s family gave me access to a folio of his prints from<br />

this period, and it was an amazing experience to go through<br />

the unframed works. A selection was made to add to the<br />

Gallery’s collection and the story of this relatively little-known<br />

artist and his intense interest in printmaking unfolded.<br />

Miller went on to become a champion of the linocut in<br />

New Zealand, producing numerous examples himself as well<br />

as taking up the artist/educator role. In 1942 he wrote the<br />

article ‘Teaching Linocutting’ for Art in New Zealand, in which<br />

he advocated the democratic nature of the medium and its<br />

suitability for its use by artists and art students alike, due to<br />

the fact that the materials used were very affordable and<br />

within anyone’s reach.<br />

One of the least known yet most talented printmakers<br />

of her generation, Hinehauone Coralie Cameron produced<br />

wood-engravings and linocuts that were at the forefront of<br />

regionalism in New Zealand.<br />

Like so many of her contemporary artists she travelled to<br />

England in the late 1920s. There, she studied printmaking at<br />

the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London; her interest<br />

in modernism grew and she developed an appreciation for the<br />

avant-garde Vorticist movement under the tutelage of British<br />

artist William Roberts.<br />

Returning home to her family farm at Te Ore Ore in the<br />

Wairarapa, she continued her efforts as a printmaker, focusing<br />

on farm work, rural landscapes and wharves at Wellington<br />

harbour as well as modern Māori life at Te Ore Ore.<br />

Cameron was one of the few New Zealand artists to work<br />

as a wood-engraver during the 1930s, although her work<br />

was viewed as too modern by some and was refused for<br />

exhibition by the committee of the New Zealand Academy<br />

of Fine Arts in 1937.<br />

Extant examples of her printmaking are extremely rare,<br />

which accounts for the relative obscurity of her profile as a<br />

printmaker – something I hope that Ink on Paper will rectify.<br />

In the 1950s, lithography was taken up by several New<br />

Zealand artists including Juliet Peter, Louise Henderson and<br />

Colin McCahon.<br />

Peter in particular fully embraced the medium in her art<br />

practice. In England during the first half of the 1950s, she<br />

and her husband Roy Cowan studied lithography at London’s<br />

Central School of Arts and Crafts and the Hammersmith<br />

School of Arts and Crafts.<br />

Lithography was going through a revival at this time, with<br />

many contemporary British painters producing limited-edition<br />

original lithographs.<br />

The complicated printing process aside, lithography is a<br />

very natural medium for painters because it closely resembles<br />

painting in the use of washes and crayons.<br />

Peter found she had a natural and intuitive connection<br />

with it, although she wrote of finding its technical challenges<br />

“exasperating”.<br />

In 1954 she sent eight lithographs from London for<br />

inclusion in the annual Group Show here in Christchurch,<br />

and when she returned to New Zealand the following year<br />

she and Cowan brought with them a lithographic press, with<br />

which they continued to make prints from their studio in<br />

Wellington for several decades.<br />

Although only a handful of artists are included in this<br />

article, Ink on Paper is the first extensive survey dedicated<br />

to printmaking from the Modern era. There is nothing<br />

ostentatious about the prints in the exhibition, yet together<br />

they are some of the most riveting works produced by New<br />

Zealand artists.<br />

Their impact is in the materiality of ink on paper, the<br />

duality of elegance and brutal simplicity, the skill required in<br />

their execution, and the personal scale on which they are<br />

made and viewed. These printmakers were at the forefront<br />

of modernism and the establishment of a New Zealand<br />

printmaking tradition, bringing the medium rightfully into the<br />

fold of respected creative practice alongside painting and<br />

sculpture, and contributing their own voices to a body of<br />

printmaking work we can all delight in.<br />

Originally published in B.211 by Christchurch Art Gallery<br />

Te Puna o Waiwhetū.<br />

Ink on Paper: Aotearoa New Zealand Printmakers of the Modern<br />

Era runs until May 28, <strong>2023</strong> at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

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FROM LEFT: Juliet Peter, ‘Facades, W.9’, 1954.<br />

Lithograph. Collection of Christchurch Art<br />

Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, purchased 1954;<br />

Roland Hipkins, ‘East Cape’, 1940. Woodcut.<br />

Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna<br />

o Waiwhetū, purchased 1992.<br />

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Great new reads to please even the pickiest of bookworms.<br />




KIND<br />

Stephanie Johnson | Penguin $37<br />

Super yachts and stereotypes, #metoo blunders and postapocalyptic<br />

bolt holes, locking down and locking up – noted<br />

New Zealand writer Stephanie Johnson returns with an<br />

action-packed, highly entertaining novel following political<br />

party backbencher and member of the Pandemic Response<br />

Committee Lyall Hull as he embarks on a lengthy bike ride in<br />

the Southern Alps (instead of staying home during lockdown as<br />

the government has advised), and subsequently goes missing.<br />


Kate Morton | Allen & Unwin, $37<br />

At the end of a scorching hot Christmas Eve day in 1959,<br />

beside a creek in the grounds of a grand country house, a<br />

local man makes a terrible discovery. Police are called, and the<br />

small town of Tambilla becomes embroiled in one of the most<br />

baffling murder investigations in the history of South Australia.<br />

The highly anticipated new novel from the worldwide<br />

bestselling author of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, Homecoming is<br />

an epic, intricate story that spans generations.<br />

VERITY<br />

Colleen Hoover<br />

Hachette, $25<br />

Did Verity live up to the hype<br />

from #booktok? Yes it did.<br />

Normally a slow reader, I<br />

finished this fast-paced and<br />

suspenseful thriller in under<br />

a week. I found some parts<br />

so disturbing I couldn’t read<br />

them at night. It’s also worth<br />

mentioning this book contains,<br />

like, a lot of sex. Prepare to<br />

clutch your pearls, people.<br />

Not for prudes or scaredy<br />

cats, but Verity is practically<br />

made for the big screen.<br />

- Jess McLean<br />


Barbara Else | Penguin, $40<br />

From best-selling and acclaimed Kiwi author Barbara Else comes<br />

this funny, moving memoir structured in delightful snippets of<br />

memory and loaded with Else’s signature wit. Dedicated to her<br />

grandmother “although she would be horrified by much of this”,<br />

Else’s tale is of her transformation from a shy but stubborn child,<br />

through her ‘housewife’ era and into a fulfilled, successful adult,<br />

surviving cancer and finding new love along the way, and how<br />

she rebelled against being a ‘good girl’.<br />

THE DECK<br />

Fiona Farrell | Penguin, $37<br />

A vivid and absorbing new novel from award-winning<br />

Otago-born author Fiona Farrell, The Deck borrows the<br />

motifs of Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th-century masterpiece<br />

The Decameron in which a small group gathers to avoid<br />

contagion and passes the time telling stories. Farrell’s work<br />

takes us “a little way off in the future” during a time of plague<br />

and social collapse, where a group of friends escape to a<br />

country house and entertain themselves playing music, eating,<br />

drinking and talking about their lives.

Read | <strong>Magazine</strong> 73<br />




Soraya Lane<br />

Little, Brown Book Group, $37<br />

Soraya tells a story of mystery,<br />

love and family set in Italy. Lily<br />

is a viticulturist who has been<br />

working in a vineyard in New<br />

Zealand and is in London on<br />

her way to work in a vineyard<br />

in Italy. In London she receives<br />

a letter to an appointment at a lawyers. Here she learns<br />

from the lawyer that her grandmother Estee was an<br />

unmarried mother who left behind a box with clues as<br />

to Lily’s family history.<br />

Lily travels to Italy to work in the vineyard and with the<br />

help of the owners and the owner’s son, Antonio, traces<br />

the clues left in the box. This leads to finding out about<br />

Estee as a young girl and her childhood friend Felix.<br />

The novel flashes back to Estee and her life to help<br />

reveal the history and mystery.<br />

I enjoyed the story and learning about the characters.<br />

I wanted to read to the end to see what the outcome<br />

was, to see if Lily would find out about her grandmother<br />

and whether she would be able to follow her love once<br />

she found the truth. An enjoyable light read of intrigue<br />

and story of love encompassing generations.<br />

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Robert Verkaik<br />

Welbeck Publishing, $40<br />

Colditz Castle became the<br />

German prison in which some<br />

of the most “difficult” allied<br />

officer prisoners of war were<br />

held during WWII. Post-war<br />

histories, biographies and<br />

movies have recorded and<br />

illustrated the remarkable escape attempts made. So,<br />

as a prison largely run under the terms of the Geneva<br />

Convention, it is one of the most renowned internment<br />

camps not directly connected to the monstrous Nazi<br />

system of extermination.<br />

Here, Robert Verkaik has – after extensive research<br />

into archives in England, France and Germany and<br />

interviews with surviving participants – given new insight<br />

into the espionage, counter-espionage, acts of great<br />

bravery, loyalty and disloyalty. The cast of characters is<br />

huge, inside and outside Colditz.<br />

- Neville Templeton<br />



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From their hot glass studio in Adelaide, Meg and David<br />

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New Zealand’s favourite natural skincare brand is changing<br />

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Made in Dunedin<br />

From talented Dunedin fine jeweller Joanna Salmond, we<br />

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