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From the editor: 20 January 2022

And a Happy New Year We’re all well into the New Year now, and on many fronts hoping that it will be better than the last. I learnt a long time ago that there really is no such thing as luck. Life is what you make it, and preparedness helps. Remember the Boy Scout motto […]

Sculpture on the Peninsula

After a 20-year run, the team behind the dream of the late Geoff Swinard has decided to call it quits. Back in 2000 when Geoff decided to host a sculpture exhibition in his Governors Bay garden, sell the works and donate the proceeds to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre he could not have known that he would […]

What’s on at the Isaac Theatre Royal

The Isaac Theatre Royal stands as a monument to everything that is good in our community. Signing up for membership supports the theatre and enables members to gain exclusive offers. Made in Canterbury 2022: March 24 – 27 2022 After the success of the inaugural Made in Canterbury in 2021, the festival is back for […]

Things to do in Oamaru

A trip to Oamaru is in easy striking distance for Cantabrians. Located 249km south of Christchurch, it’s a distance that takes a little over 3 hours to drive, and offers a wide range of adventure, nature, food, accommodation and attraction options. Here are some suggestions from Metropol while you’re in the neighbourhood. Visit the Victorian […]

Experience the thrill: Hanmer Springs

Often thought of as a relaxing escape, Hanmer Springs also offers a world of adventure and adrenaline. Just a 90-minute, scenic drive from Christchurch awaits weekend fun for the whole family, with a huge selection of activities that are sure to thrill. Leap into 2022 with some heart racing fun and head to the beautiful […]

The wedding of your dreams: Amuri Estate

With panoramic views of the stunning mountains, and spacious areas for wining and dining, Amuri Estate offers the dream setting for your most special day. Just 10 minutes out of Hanmer Springs and only 90 minutes from Christchurch, Amuri Estate is the perfect destination to escape, relax and celebrate. A luxury destination with a welcoming […]

Wardrobe refresh

Step into the new year fresh with a fun selection of wardrobe pieces, that make outfitting a breeze. Perfect for if you are heading back to the office or lapping up the last of your holidays in the sun, opt for styles that are versatile and can be worn in multiple ways. Beautiful prints inspired […]

Bring on the bands

Hairstyling can be a bad morning’s worst nightmare. Having a few headband options will help achieve a bouncy, effortless look when your hair just isn’t co-operating. From sparkling embellishments to classy black velvet, a headband will glamorise your look while keeping flyaways at bay. Headbands made a comeback after Miuccia Prada spotlighted the accessory in […]

If the shoe fits

Walking is a terrific way to get around and when doing so it is essential to have comfortable footwear. The myriad choices these days effortlessly blend comfort with fashion so yes, you can have both. Remember that shoes should cushion and support your feet, feel comfortable and fit well. Shoes should be bought towards the […]

Beautifully cool healing: Cryosystem

Cryotherapy is the science of exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures to stimulate physical and mental health benefits. The latest innovation, The Cryo-Facial combines traditional beauty therapy with cryotherapy and is quickly becoming the coolest way to deliver overall health, beauty and wellness. The Cryotherapy Facial is emerging as the go-to for cryo-clients who are […]

Cuisine

Fruity summer delights

Stone fruit is one of the great joys of summertime. Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots; there is no need to mess with the delectable flavours of these beauties, which can be enjoyed fresh all summer. If you want to create stone fruit magic in the kitchen, the options are deliciously endless. So too are ways to […]

Lemongrass mussels: Everdure by Heston

Ingredients Coconut reduction • 2g cardamom pods • 40g lemongrass • 1 kaffir lime leaves • 2g coriander seeds • 400g coconut milk • 160g coconut cream Mussels and mussel juice • 500g mussels • 100g white wine Mussel ‘stew’ • 1 Tbsp olive oil • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped • 5g […]

Fish Nicoise Salad with Crispy White Beans and Mustard Mayo

Courtesy of My Food Bag Ingredients Salad 1 can cannellini beans, drained & rinsed 2 tsp oil 2 eggs 200g green beans 1 lettuce, roughly chopped 4 tomatoes cut into wedges 2 tsp white wine vinegar Fish 600g market fish French seasoning (1 tsp lemon pepper, 1/2 tsp dried tarragon, 1/4 tsp ground fennel, 1/4 […]

Liquorice allsorts

One of the lovely recipes in ‘Harbour Kitchens Another Helping’ cookbook, published by the Lyttelton Education Charitable Trust as a fundraiser for Lyttelton Primary School. This recipe came from Ann Stanaway through a Christmas workshop in the late 1990s run by the Well Women’s Group. It has become a family tradition to make these every […]

Fashion & Beauty

Wardrobe refresh

Step into the new year fresh with a fun selection of wardrobe pieces, that make outfitting a breeze. Perfect for if you are heading back to the office or lapping up the last of your holidays in the sun, opt for styles that are versatile and can be worn in multiple ways. Beautiful prints inspired […]

Bring on the bands

Hairstyling can be a bad morning’s worst nightmare. Having a few headband options will help achieve a bouncy, effortless look when your hair just isn’t co-operating. From sparkling embellishments to classy black velvet, a headband will glamorise your look while keeping flyaways at bay. Headbands made a comeback after Miuccia Prada spotlighted the accessory in […]

If the shoe fits

Walking is a terrific way to get around and when doing so it is essential to have comfortable footwear. The myriad choices these days effortlessly blend comfort with fashion so yes, you can have both. Remember that shoes should cushion and support your feet, feel comfortable and fit well. Shoes should be bought towards the […]

Beautifully cool healing: Cryosystem

Cryotherapy is the science of exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures to stimulate physical and mental health benefits. The latest innovation, The Cryo-Facial combines traditional beauty therapy with cryotherapy and is quickly becoming the coolest way to deliver overall health, beauty and wellness. The Cryotherapy Facial is emerging as the go-to for cryo-clients who are […]

Home & Living

Your ideal agent: Karen Glassey

Buying or selling property is a stressful business. The marketing and negotiating process can be an anxious time for vendors, which is why expert guidance from an agent is crucial. Paramount to a successful buy or sell is to find an agent prepared to walk beside you every step of the way and smooth every […]

Beautiful baches

From beachside cottages handed down through generations to cosy caravans, custom built hideaways and fold-out designer container homes, baches are part of the Kiwi psyche. Long weekends, holidays and overnight breaks are all excuses to up sticks and head for a bach. Usually located by the sea, river, lake or forest, baches are all about […]

Adding bling to your bach

For many, bach living is back to basics and the yearly relaxation exodus that allows us all to disconnect in order to reconnect. There is nothing basic however about the line-up of the new essentials we’ve selected, a mix of old world meets new, to jazz up your bach. No matter how easy bach living […]

Hobby craft room: RESENE

Having room to spare isn’t a common problem. If you’re lucky enough to have a bonus room in your home, consider yourself lucky. Whether you need a relaxing spot to practise yoga or an organised area for your DIY supplies, chances are you don’t actually need four walls surrounding you to get the job done. […]

Build

Future arena design

Preliminary design images for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA) are giving people an exciting glimpse into what the future holds for central Christchurch. Crafted by Christchurch-based architects Warren & Mahoney and international stadium design experts Populous, the images show how the CMUA will sit and look on the site. CMUA Project Delivery Ltd Board Chair […]

Creative use of colour recognised

In Resene’s 75th year, it seems fitting that the latest Resene Total Colour Awards have been a true celebration of all things colour. From neutral to bright, pastel to weathered, each winner’s palette is distinctively unique in hue – yet all share an excellence in colour selection. It was captivating colour which beautifully complements its […]

Architectural Meet, Greet & Eat: Archipro

If you’re building or renovating, ArchiPro’s “Meet, Greet & Eat” is a must attend event, with the inaugural South Island event being held in Christchurch on Friday 4 March. Now in its sixth edition, ArchiPro’s “Meet, Greet & Eat” is a national event that shines a light on the state of the architecture and building […]

Rolleston Fields forever

Construction is well underway on the new Rolleston Fields development. The $85 million development is being built in four stages over five years. A mixed-use development, it will cater to a wide range of experiences – from food and beverage, health and wellness, retail, office and co-working spaces, plus public exploration and play areas. The […]

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