Events made easy: No. 4 Bar

Searching for a suitable space for a function can sometimes be the most time-consuming and taxing part of organising an event. What’s needed is somewhere that has both the flexibility to accommodate groups of different sizes and delivers delicious food that makes a function memorable for all the right reasons. The search can stop at […]

Boot it: ECCO Shoes

Stepping up your boot game for the cooler months is a no-brainer. To protect and prepare against all weather and terrain without sacrificing style, look to this renowned shoe brand. Think stylish yet practical, classy yet unique. ECCO Shoes’ latest collections, Sculpted and Metropole, are crafted with premium luxurious leathers, ‘Ideal for the modern woman […]

Life’s essentials: White Fox & Jones

Now is the time to review your will and enduring power of attorney. It’s not something that we like to think about, but having an up-to-date will is as important as renewing your home insurance policy. We cannot predict when the worst might happen, and without a will the Administration Act 1969 dictates asset distribution […]

Editor’s Note: Building a future

A recent survey has shown that building and construction costs have “normalised” (see page 68), which is good news. Canterbury has a plentiful number of construction companies, architects, structural engineers, and clients associated with the building industry, not to mention their subcontractors. From new commercial, civic, and residential builds to renovations and refresh projects, the […]

Creating metal magic

Buildings come in all shapes, sizes, designs, and materials, including an increasing number comprising various types of metal. Copper, roofing iron, and corrugated iron are all popular choices in modern architecture. Contemporary corrugated iron is extremely weatherproof, so it offers an excellent, cost-effective solution in areas exposed to wind, rain, snow, and hot, dry conditions. […]

Gorgeous winter colours

The best gardens are those that have colour of some sort, during all four seasons. I am a flower fancier, so need a plentiful supply to pick during spring, summer, autumn, and especially winter. From beautiful patterned bark, red berries, and colourful blooms, autumn and winter trees and shrubs add bursts of beauty during darker […]

Getting back to working: Enableworks

If you have had an accident or experience chronic pain, returning to a regular work schedule may seem impossible. Loss of confidence, feeling stressed, depressed, or out of control because of pain, compound the difficulties experienced in committing to a work schedule. Fortunately, local company EnableWorks holds the licence in New Zealand for an excellent […]

Businesses optimistic

The results of MYOB’s Annual Business Monitor for 2024 show that Canterbury-based businesses are feeling more optimistic and expecting a stronger performance in the year ahead. The nationwide survey of 1000+ SME business owners and leaders revealed that New Zealand SME confidence has improved markedly on this time last year. More than a third (36%) […]

An arty day out: Windsor Gallery

Exploring contemporary art at a local gallery offers a splendid opportunity for a day out with a companion. During the first weekend of May, Windsor Gallery will host its bi-annual Art Show. This grand event promises an impressive showcase of 300 plus artworks, contributed by over 50 artists. With such a diverse array of media, […]

Grilled Prawns with Miso Butter: United Fisheries

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins What you need: 500g Sea Cuisine Raw Prawn Cutlets (defrosted) 2 Tbsp Butter (melted) 3 tsp Miso paste 1 Tbsp Mirin 2 Tbsp Japanese sake (optional) 1 tspFresh ginger (grated) Garnish: toasted sesame seeds, spring onion, chilli flakes What to do:  In a large bowl, whisk together […]