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Wigs with wow: Georgies Wig Shop


The loss of hair, for whatever reason, can be a traumatic experience, but a fabulous wig can go a long way in boosting a person’s confidence in their physical appearance. For many, it can become their most favourite fashion accessory!



But before investing in a wig or hair piece, Eleanor Burgess of Georgies Wig Shop advises people to think carefully and do some research. “Not all wigs are equal – especially in the structure. You want to be assured that not only does your wig look fantastic, but that it’s of the highest quality. That is the point of difference at Georgies Wigs.”

Eleanor’s team is warm and supportive, and clients can either visit the shop or have consultations in their own homes to discuss the specifications required for their custom-made wig.

For those who love to walk on the wild side, the recent instore arrival of wigs in pink, pale blue and purple, promises full-on fun times ahead; while for ladies embracing their silver locks, scrunchies in various shades of grey, make updos and ponytails absolutely gorgeous!

No matter the reason why, or the colour or style you seek, if it’s a great head of hair you’re wanting, look no further than Georgies Wig Shop.

Visit 570 Barbadoes Street, ph (03) 385 6696 or check out



Take to the track: Supa Karts


A race at Supa Karts with your family, friends or work colleagues is certain to give you a taste of real motorsport competition. A mainstay of family entertainment for decades in the heart of Christchurch, its indoor track makes it fun for all seasons too.



Tandem karts allow children between four and seven years of age to come along for the ride, while the junior karts allow those aged eight and over to get their thrills in safety. The adult karts are perfect for those with a need for speed.

Discover your inner Shane van Gisbergen with single, double or four ride combos. If you crave the ultimate challenge, then take part in the Individual Grand Prix. The fastest in the 10-minute qualifying session is awarded with pole position for the 10-minute race itself. With the Individual Grand Prix, groups of more than eight drivers aged 16 and over are guaranteed to get their F1 fix.



Likewise, the Team Endurance Races cater specifically for large groups and it’s all about strategy. It is a relay event just like Le Mans, with each driver on a team driving for two 10-minute stints. So, make sure your quickest driver is saved for last.

If your workplace needs to let off steam and settle some friendly scores on track, Supa Karts is just the place. The current lap record stands at 22.203 seconds. Think you can beat it?



Fun for all, and all for fun: Chipmunks Playland and cafe

The Christmas school holidays are coming up and so too are the empty days in the calendar which need filling with activities. Enter the Holy-day Grail; Chipmunks Playland and café in Wigram.



Metropol caught up with Anna Dai from the purple-loving play area to hear why you can have fun there whether you are in diapers or the ones changing them.

Baby steps
The designated baby area is perfect for babies under 15 months and is equipped with a LED waterbed to have fun whilst crawling safely.
Low five
There is also a specific area for children under five – which is suitable for pre-school kids. It features an inflatable version of the mascot, Charlie, and an interactive slide.
Fun for all
The interactive ball pit and ball blaster are suitable for all ages. Many a mum and dozens of dads have been spotted channelling their inner child in this play area.
Fear factor
A signature attraction responsible for many a scream is the 9-metre mega slide.
It is the largest inflatable slide in the South Island and suitable for ages 3- to 11-years-old.
Visit Chipmunks at 218 Main South Road. To book a party call (03) 348 7256 or email


What’s happening North Canterbury?


Waitangi Day in the Waimakariri
Make a beeline to Rangiora for a full day of affordable fun with the family, which promises action aplenty this Waitangi Day, Thursday 6 February.

All things inflatable in a kaleidoscope of colour will be bouncing about at Victoria Park in Percival Street, Rangiora, on 6 February.

Jump for joy among the obstacle courses, paddle boats, water walkers, bouncy houses and castles, carnival games, cliff jumps, slides, mini golf and more.

Refreshments after all that action will be on-hand at Food Truck Alley and Mr Whippy – and some special guests will surprise the crowd.

Tickets are $15 per child for a wristband which will give access to all the crazy, amazing activities for up to five hours.

Adults will only have to pay if they join in and play! Presented by Fun HQ and friends.

Bookings can be made through Eventbrite or phone 021 191 0103 for information.

Interislander Summer Festival Rangiora Harness Races
This Waitangi Day it’s Rangiora’s turn to saddle up for race day.

It is tipped to be a relaxed family day out at Rangiora Raceway in Lehmans Road, starting at 10:00am.

The setting is an unsurpassed casual country atmosphere, with fantastic live music and fun entertainment for the kids, in between the nail-biting racing action.

Feast from the food stalls or unwind in the sunshine with a picnic on the lawn.

To book a range of packages for groups and other options visit for more information.

Outstanding Oxford
Celebrate the new decade in the charming town of Oxford with its word-class backdrop of the Southern Alps.

Only 40 minutes from Christchurch – it’s a relaxing summer’s day drive to a special spot of North Canterbury countryside.

With its museum, divine cafés and unique boutique shops, Oxford just gets more enchanting by the year – and staying overnight is even quite tempting.

Oxford Farmers’ Market
The Oxford Farmers’ Market is a country farmers’ market where the stallholder is very likely to be the grower and producer.

Main Street in Oxford, from 9am to 12 noon, transforms with the sights, tastes, textures and smells of artisan and locally grown produce.

There is an appetising range of meats, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, flowers, preserves and sauces more than 15 stalls.

Don’t forget to grab brunch and a coffee while you’re there! The market is burgeoning, so the increasing diversity of local artisan craftspeople makes it a must to discover, while supporting local businesses.

Visit the Oxford Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings, all year round, come rain, hail or shine.

Arts in Oxford
Catch the last few days of Oxford Art Gallery’s biggest exhibition, running until Saturday 26 January. Over 20 artists’ work are showcased, with local artist Amy Hoedemaker among the talent.

The gift shop is full of original handcrafted artwork such as pottery, jewellery, cards and books.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Thursday from 11am to 2pm and Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Phone 03 312 1639 or email