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A new chapter: Flow Wellbeing


Supporting wellness throughout your life journey.

 

There is something for everyone at the Flow Wellbeing Centre – opening Spring 2021.

In the centre you will find four elemental themed studios, with class lengths of 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes, alongside multiple clinician rooms offering you gold-standard practitioners to support your wellbeing.

Flow Yoga

Fire Studio:
Hot Flow and Power Vinyasa Flow.

Earth Studio:
Cool Flow, Yin, Yin Yang, Meditation, Restorative, Shakti, Golden Yogies and Beginner’s Flow.
Flow Yoga offers a drop in model membership.

Flow Therapeutics

Water Studio:
Pregnancy Yoga via Opti-mum, Feldenkreis, Beginners, Pelvis Core + Restore, Receive + Restore… and more.

Air Studio:
Education Workshops via Lifetime Learning that serves the community to learn, grow and nourish themselves.

In all purpose-built studios, your health is their priority with state-of-the-art heating systems that exchange the air, keeping it fresh and clean and at a heat suitable to the various class types and styles.

There is a welcoming space for everyone here – from the beginning to the end of life, and the ride in between.

“Tangata ako ana i te kaenga te turanga ki te marae, tau ana.”
A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society.


 

Hydroslide heaven coming


 

Look up to the top of the under construction Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre on St Asaph Street, then imagine yourself hurtling down from that height at 40km/h on a hydroslide.

 

MSF artist impression

 

With five slides, ranging from two to three storeys high, Christchurch is set to become home to the biggest and best collection of indoor hydroslides in the country when construction is completed around the end of 2022.

Parakiore is being delivered by Crown company Ōtākaro Limited and will be operated by Christchurch City Council.

Ōtākaro Project Director, Alistair Young, says the slides will draw people from around New Zealand to central Christchurch.

“Parakiore will be home to the country’s first trapdoor hydroslide, where you wait in a chamber, never quite knowing when the floor is going to drop away on you to start a speedy descent to the pool below.

 

Having five slides means we can offer a range of thrills, ensuring a wide range of people want to come and try the facility out. The sphere slide is being assembled on site now. It is ridden by two people in an inflatable raft, so mum and dads can join in the action with the kids.

A big day out with the family on the slides and in any of the eleven pools at Parakiore can then be followed up with a walk along the river, to a lunch spot in town or for a bit of shopping. That flow on effect is what the Anchor Projects are all about.”

The colouring of the hydroslides is as unique as the excitement they offer. The traditional blues and reds have been replaced with a combination of black and grey.

“We worked closely with Council and Matapopore on a design that adds extra depth to the facility. So, what we have here resembles silver-bellied eels in an eel pot, allowing us to showcase a Ngāi Tūāhuriri / Ngāi Tahu tradition in a contemporary way,” says Young.

The new name – Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre – also aligns what was the Metro Sports Facility with an overarching desire to tell a story about the region’s cultural heritage.

Parakiore was the son of a Ngāi Tahu chief of Kaiapoi Pa. He is described as a man of great strength and amazing speed as a runner.

Young says when the doors swing open, he certainly expects to see a few people sprinting for the hydroslides.

 


 

Cruise into Mega Motorcycles: Mega Motorcycle Centre


Mega Motorcycle Centre has become a hub for Canterbury motorcyclists and anyone who loves bikes. Formerly known as Budget Motorcycle Spares, it has grown, as the new name suggests, into a biker’s paradise of mega proportions. “Mega Motorcycle Centre is very much a one stop-shop for everything to do with motorcycling,” says Mega Motorcycle Centre’s Sam Davison.

 

What started a shop for spares, accessories, and riding apparel, has grown exponentially into a fully-fledged engineering facility with engine tuning, dyno testing and other mechanical work.

“We can carry out any form of mechanical tuning or upgrades to your bike,” says Sam.

Also, Sam, Dennis and the team of tight-knit mechanics and technicians are some of the most passionate motorcycle enthusiasts around. They know their stuff and can take on everything from a simple service to a full engine rebuild.

Mega Motorcycle Centre also welcomes any brand of bike into the shop. The team knows what unites keen motorcyclists is the love of the ride, regardless of what they are into.

So, whether you get your kicks on your Harley-Davidson Softail Cruiser, or your Ducati 916 Sports Bike, you are more than welcome at Mega Motorcycle Centre, 334 Wilsons Road, Waltham, Christchurch.