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There couldn’t be two more different months of the year
than December and January. One is an end; the other, a
December means we get to break out the baubles and
indulge in time-honoured Christmas traditions. With New
Zealand the melting pot it is today, Anna Wallace reached out
to residents around the South Island to see just how they mark
the occasion (page 25). It’s not all about glazed ham and pavlova
Looking past Christmas leftovers, we have the opportunity to
start a new year in a new light. Accomplished businesswoman
Lynette McFadden shares with us her experiences of 2021, a
year that pushed her outside her comfort zone. The upheaval
of a global pandemic saw her draw strength and grounding from
close family, something from which we can all learn as we step
In a Style first, we have a dedicated section for generation Z,
and who better to pen it than those living the life. Discover what
our teens want to watch and read, as well as where they want
to go this summer, in our Teen Edit (from page 65 onwards).
This edition is also the last under my editorship. After four
years in the hot seat, and seven with the company, I leave
behind a greatly talented team that I know will keep you forever
in Style. Thank you all for your ongoing support.
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60 SUMMER READING
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62 BOOK NOOK
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19 WELLBEING RESET
In tough times, Lynette
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25 EAT & BE MERRY
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in the festive spirit
57 NATURE CALLS
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48 WHY, HELLO THERE
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47 SAVE OR SPLASH
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54 WE TRIED IT
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68 THE MEDALLIST
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72 DO UP YOUR DEN
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74 HEALTH POINTS
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78 FINAL FLOURISHES
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80 ACCESS ALL AREAS
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time of year (page 19).
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What is it?
At its best or most vital, I think of
culture as a heartbeat – a pulse –
providing purpose and substance
for the people comprising the group.
I imagine a massive tapestry in
which every person has contributed
to the pattern, leaving a distinct
impression, and that all of this
creates something tangible and
recognizable for others wanting to
be part of that culture.
We are all influenced by culture. In the
sporting arena, culture is easily evident
in the polarized extremes of winning and
losing. A great team will often demonstrate
a strong culture enhanced by equally
strong leadership – our national rugby
team often comes to mind – whilst a team
that is struggling to win or even connect
will have nothing binding the players
together. Perhaps it’s due to a preference
for individual game plans and personal
glory rather than teamwork based on
Business is no different. Cultures within
workplaces are critical in establishing
values and beliefs, shared traditions and
an identity based on songs, symbols
and stories. When this goes well, it looks
like a picture of personal responsibility
combined with collective success, feelings
of being valued and the absence of a
sense of entitlement. In an industry like
real estate, collective group success
can sometimes get replaced by more
individualized pursuits, and leadership
becomes an essential element in ensuring
the culture isn’t altered because of this.
Obvious success can be a sign that a
culture is robust, but it’s what sits under the
success that really needs identifying:
Preparing and training – this means
knowing what the goal is, having the right
tools and being supported in your journey.
This also requires agility. Sometimes the
gameplan needs to change and you must
be astute enough to do that.
Caring about the person next to you – it
seems obvious, but for some individuals
this is really hard and it’s not on their radar
… though it needs to be if the culture you
are striving for is about lifting everyone and
not just the chosen few.
Having standards and values – ‘this is how
we do it’, then doing it proudly and in the
absolute best possible way. Remember,
these levels won’t stand still. They must
be continually reviewed and improved on.
Culture benefits from being dynamic; the
opposite would mean stagnation.
I’ve learnt even more about this lately,
having spent time with some of New
Zealand’s most renowned sporting leaders
and legends. To a man, of which there
were two (and one incredible woman),
they confirmed the importance of culture,
vision, leadership and mateship. And,
finally, ‘what you do off field reflects how
you play on field’. After all, life itself is a
field, so to speak.
So, there you have it. A tiny snapshot of
what culture can mean. But the story needs
one more question: what are you as an
individual doing for the culture of the group
or groups you belong to? Are you adding to
its pulse or tapestry, or taking from it?
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Little Shop of
The hilarious story of
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visual, this fun musical
will transport you.
This quirky, family fun event is
free. See how far you can go at
the National Cherry Stone Spitting
Competition (gold coin entry).
McNulty Gardens, Cromwell,
New Zealand’s top cyclists will
compete for national titles over a
multi-lap circuit through the inner city.
Preceded by the Koha Fitness Street
Race, U17 and U19 categories.
The Great Kiwi Beer Festival
Quench your thirst with the latest
pours from more than 40 craft brewers.
Along with hoptastic beers on tap,
there’s workshops and seminars. The
live music line-up looks ace too.
A Festive Christmas
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and Tony Baizhen Chen (violin).
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Whānau and wellbeing
In Lynette McFadden’s own words, “it’s been challenging at times” over the past two years.
The real estate icon shares how she’s dedicated herself to wellbeing,
without compromising on her values or professionalism.
Words Anna Wallace Photos Darin Young
ABOVE: In a “Covid-constant world”, Lynette has achieved balance by adjusting her ways of working, health habits
and family time – while still indulging in her passion for art and travel.
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ife is bigger than what our occupations are,” says
“LLynette as we sit in the bustling office that houses
50 real estate consultants in Papanui, Christchurch. She
and her husband John have owned the Harcourts Gold
franchise since its inception in 1998 and, at times, it
has felt like her whole world. But she’s at a place in her
life where meaning comes from deep connections, in
business and beyond.
“In our Covid-constant world, I’ve noticed people are
thinking is this what I want to do? Is this enough? Does it
make me feel good? And that’s fair enough.”
Lynette hasn’t been immune to the psychological
effects of this unprecedented period. After the ‘bottomfalling-out’
feel of real estate during part of 2020,
followed by this year’s meteoric rise, the businesswoman
knows better than most the scenarios that wake you in
the early hours.
“I struggled with the challenges of Covid. I was so
stressed about how the hell it would all turn out. We
didn’t realise we’d have this monumental market shift
– initially, I just saw pain and loss.
“It introduced uncertainty, and that affects the way
everybody reacts under stress. As a leader, that places
additional weight on your shoulders,” she explains.
Lynette’s whole family came to stay with the couple
during the first lockdown in 2020.
“My dad would get up and just sit with me when I
was up at 3am! Just so I’d feel that comfort – he didn’t
talk or know the slightest bit about business, but it really
helped me while I worked.”
To be at the top of one’s game in a very competitive
industry takes a lot (theirs was named top international
office in the 2020 Harcourts International Awards).
Unsurprisingly then, when Lynette needed to lighten her
physical and emotional load, she turned first to family.
THE COMFORT OF WHĀNAU
Luckily, Lynette has a strong and deeply connected
family unit that includes John and her two sons, Harry
(29) and Louis (22), as well as her mum and dad, sister
Elise and two nieces.
When Lynette reached out to her parents near the
end of last year, they immediately answered the call.
“I asked my folks if they would come home for a
couple of nights a week, to bring their gorgeous family
ethos with them. They didn’t ask why, they just asked
when. They’re totally selfless – that’s the example that
we’ve been set.”
So, mum Ev cooked the family a meal two nights a
week, and dad Gary could be found watching re-runs
of the Warriors at their place. “It’s the joy of knowing
you’re coming home to a family and there’s nothing
expected of you.”
This conscious way of living echoes the Māori
tradition of multiple generations residing together.
“We built our home so it’s inter-generational, because
ABOVE: Over the last year, the McFaddens and wider family have come together every week at Lynette and John’s home,
which was designed to be inter-generational.
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if my mum and dad came I knew I would want my sister
and niece to come too. We have room for everybody
to be with us comfortably,” Lynette says, radiating
pleasure at the thought.
In what had been a “really challenging year”, Lynette
focused on coping mechanisms, reducing stress and
incorporating wellbeing habits by taking ‘micro-steps’.
She became a pescetarian 18 months ago, for health
and ethical reasons (“my dad keeps thinking it’s a bit
of a phase, but it’s not”), is learning te reo Māori, and
attended two “life-changing” wellness retreats with
Dr Sarah Anticich and Gemma McCaw. After years of
checking her phone late at night and working from the
minute she woke up (starting at 5am), she’s chosen to
“enter each day from a centred place”. Now, Lynette
won’t look at anything on her phone until she has read
something either instructional or “beautiful”. To silence
her inner critic she tries “to expect the best from others
and tell myself that I’ve done my best”.
Water, sleep and nutrition have become mantras.
She still loves wine and sugar though; after all, this
energetic, extroverted and fearless leader needs some
Despite the pandemic, indulging her passion for travel
and art has not been foregone either.
“We’ve travelled locally and I’ve been to a lot of new
places this year – Stewart Island was fantastic, Karamea
was sort of old-school. Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs
in the Far North are owned by an American family with
massive art collections; being someone who absolutely
loves art, that was a fabulous experience.”
FORGING ONE’S PATH
Lynette and John have seen their sons blossom into
worldly, working 20-somethings. Lynette is keen to
reassure the next generation that opportunities are still
“I don’t think your schooling defines who you are or
who you’re going to be as a human being. I love the
Their youngest son is in his first year of work after
graduating from the University of Canterbury with a
commerce degree. “Louis was the first person in our
family to get a degree! We were hugely proud of him.”
Harry is a ski professional, examining instructors
and teaching for six months of the year in northern
hemisphere countries, then spending the rest of the year
based in Wānaka, where the family has a holiday home.
“He did Outdoor Ed for his senior year at Mount
Aspiring College and then studied at Otago Polytechnic.
That was wonderful for his independence and wellbeing.
It allowed him to extend himself in nature – the
mountains are where he feels his most exhilarated and
most calm,” she says.
ABOVE: Whānau is important to Lynette’s wellbeing and way of life, including at Christmas. Left to right: Lynette’s sister Elise, dad Gary, Lynette
and John McFadden, niece Coco, mum Ev, and son Louis.
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Through Harry’s experiences, the McFaddens are
becoming aware of the effects of global warming.
“He’s really noticing the change in the weather on the
mountains he’s on, how short the seasons are becoming
– we try hard to understand that world, because that’s
the world our kids are going to have,” she reflects.
The McFaddens have viewed travel as an education
for their boys, heading to Europe most years. John’s
a keen cyclist so they have followed the Tour de
France. Lynette says the boys were good sports
when she dragged them around various European
galleries and museums.
“One year we did a family pilgrimage to the war sites
in Europe – Louis was doing a lot about it at school.
We went to Passchendaele for the 99-year anniversary,
and to Normandy to see where the Allied troops
landed. We even laid poppies on the graves of local
Cantabs in Belgium; it was really moving.”
Harry’s partner Lena is an Italian downhill ski-racing
coach. Their wedding this year will be “very special”
says the thrilled mum-in-law-to-be.
“We’ve tried to open the world up through travel
and experiences. As a consequence, the boys are
comfortable in their own skin.”
Lynette encourages teenagers to be themselves.
“Don’t feel like you need to fit into someone else’s
view of what your world needs to be like. The world’s
changing all the time, there’s so much acceptance
of variance. And if there isn’t, find a place where
HAVE GOAL, WILL GROW
For about 30 years, John and Lynette have set goals.
Not the kind you mention off-hand at a New Year’s
Eve party – the sort that are written down in journals,
straddle the personal and the professional, and get
revisited every few months. They started off as
acquisitionary but are now more holistic – giving back
to family, friends and community.
This habit has become a family ritual, one Harry and
Louis view as fun – and still partake in.
“When the boys were little they would ask what
we were doing. We said we’re talking about things
we’d really like to do this year. They said, ‘Can we say
something?’ So if you look in our past journals you’ll
see things like ‘try other food’ or ‘do a jump on my
skis’ – it’s like a time capsule! Even when Harry was
away, he would still send his goals to us and we’d
write them in his journal.”
This passion for identifying where to go in life has
taken Lynette down the business-mentoring path.
“It’s one of the spaces I most like to be in. A mentor
looks at things from a broader, more holistic place, in
an unaffected way – like a life coach, a wise woman, or
even your grandmother wanting to give you a bit of a
smack now and again,” she says with a twinkle in her
eye. “I mentor industry people and quite a lot of others
– including successful businessmen! Trust and respect is
a big part of it.”
“I absolutely adore Christmas! Sharing food is a really
big thing for me – I can demonstrate how much I care.
Our main Christmas ritual involves whitebait patties and
champagne to start with, while playing Elvis really loud!”
Ev and Elise will help produce tons of food: salmon
will feature, as will desserts. There’s also pancetta and
Aperol spritzes, in a nod to their Italian daughter-in-law.
“We are always welcoming; anyone who’s at a loose
end is always welcome.”
As she sorts the Elvis playlist and indulges her love
of gift-giving, Lynette is grateful for the joy that’s been
created around her this year, from her parents staying
to the new agents welcomed on board, the love
of friends, Louis’ new job and Harry returning from
overseas (and his impending marriage). “All of that has
felt really good,” she signs off.
ABOVE LEFT: John and Lynette have set goals for about 30 years – this is one of the skills that helps Lynette mentor other people.
ABOVE RIGHT: Harry McFadden and his fiancée, Lena are both ski instructors. Harry still partakes in the family’s goal-setting, even when abroad.
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Which culture are you from?
I’m Jewish Canadian – I’ve just done a DNA
test! I’m as Jew as Jew can be on my dad’s
side, but my mum raised us in the Christian
What do you miss?
In Vancouver’s commercial district there’s
the famous clamato juice, which is clam juice
mixed with vodka and a garnish – it’s hair-ofthe-dog
stuff. I miss the variety of authentic
pockets around Vancouver, like Chinatown
and the East Indian village.
What holiday traditions and foods do you
I struggle being abroad when it’s Thanksgiving
in late November. I love pumpkin pie and
we do mashed yams with cinnamon and
marshmallow toasted on top!
My mum raised us and we were all
about Christmas – candlelight tours, making
snowmen, decorating, carving pumpkins (and
trying to eat the seeds, which were gross),
church, carols. I try to recreate that for my
son by throwing open our doors and hosting
gatherings. Last year we did vegan festivities
and there were 20-plus kids.
I like making useful gifts that feed people
and are paperless, like Moroccan spices in jars.
What do people love about your cooking?
Pierogi is a Polish food but with our long
history of immigration, it’s so common in
Canada that there’s a movement to label
it our own – kind of like sushi is in New
Zealand. Dumpling variations are common in
Eastern Europe; it’s essentially peasant’s food,
a plant-based dough that’s cheap and cheerful.
Some people are just so happy to get
pierogi! Canadians, Americans, Poles who
grew up on it and people who’ve sampled it
on their travels. A Polish businessman wanted
to treat his clients to food from his culture,
and I’ve had one guy tell me I’m in his will!
Job satisfaction is pretty high.
People are such foodies. We offer
20 different flavours and uptake always
increases around holiday season – the dishes
Biggest 2021 learnings?
It’s overwhelming to just start up, but this is
my craft, it’s my thing. You can change your
life. As a small business there are growing
pains, but when you get 60 emails coming in
from people all around New Zealand saying
they want to order pierogi, that’s exciting.
I’ve learnt to take advice when experienced
people offer it, and to have a Covid plan (we
can always change if needed).
What’s afoot for 2022?
I’ve had a few goes at making the Pierogi
Joint work and I keep bouncing back because
I know I have something people want. We’re
at the peak for what we can do with one
person pinching pierogi, but the new machine
we’ve imported will enable us to meet
demand and work on an economic scale.
Food is part of my heritage and I love
events. I’ve done a couple of midwinter
Christmas events that attract a lot of
Canadians! We do cooking classes, birthdays
and staff events. I hope we can be involved
with more community events, like the
Dumpling Market. The festival season has
been pushed back so that will keep us busy
right through to autumn.
University of Otago
Lived in New Zealand
since age eight
How was 2021 for you?
The highlight was finishing my honours
degree in physiology. It was a juggle as I
worked three jobs and was president of the
Otago Filipino Students’ Association too; it’s
been a crazy year!
Which culture are you from?
I was born in the Philippines, moved to
Singapore when I was three, then Wellington
when I was about eight. My family has a strong
Catholic faith and many Filipino friends – both
of which feature in our Christmas activities!
As I didn’t grow up in the Philippines,
the Otago Filipino Students’ Association in
Dunedin helped me to get more in touch
with my Filipino side and showed me how
to incorporate traditions into life here. We
often play Filipino party games at our club
events, and everyone loves dancing and
singing so the annual ball was a hit.
What holiday traditions and foods do you
Christmas is the most important time of
year for us. It starts at the beginning of
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“The best change in
tradition when we
came to New Zealand
was starting to eat ham
– it’s my favourite!”
“We also have lots of
noodles, because we
believe this helps you
live a long life.”
September, when Mum puts up
the Christmas tree and hangs up
stockings. We all start going to church
regularly. While studying, I’ve been
going to the Holy Name church in
My dad always puts on movies like
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999
and its sequel from 2004). As our
family is spread across New Zealand,
this together time is really special.
Food is the most important
part. After Christmas Eve mass we
celebrate with Noche Buena, a
midnight feast. After prayers, we sit
down around a table full of round
fruit – in our culture, this represents
good luck. Fruits like apples, melons,
blueberries, oranges are assorted on
round plates. We also have lots of
noodles, because we believe this helps
you live a long life. The best change
in tradition when we came to New
Zealand was starting to eat ham – it’s
my favourite! After church and after
midnight, we open gifts.
On Christmas Day, family friends
come over for lunch – it’s massive and
might include a barbecue. We have
spaghetti, which is much sweeter than
the Western version. Mum makes a
lot of desserts too; my favourite is her
Any plans for the new year?
After watching the fireworks at
midnight, my parents turn on all the
lights in the house – it’s symbolic of
bringing light and happiness into the
house for the year. My brother and I
put coins in our pockets and jump, so
that it brings us good fortune and we
continue to grow. Mum will buy new
fruits to put in the fruit bowl – I think
the number corresponds with the
year – so in 2022 she will put in 22!
We might go camping at Lake
Tekapo this festive season, as I’ve
never been with family and my
parents haven’t been there. I’d like to
make it a new tradition. Knowing my
mum, she will leave the lights on at
home – for good luck.
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Has lived in
ABOVE: Antonella joined
the eight-piece Latin jazz
band Corazon Latino
this year, and they’ve
started doing gigs in
the Arrowtown region.
has made the Argentinian
“happy”. So too has
Christmas, and the food
and drink that comes
How did you end up in the Southern Lakes?
I’m originally from Patagonia but have
travelled around. I came to New Zealand
because a friend recommended it. As I’m
used to mountains and snow, my partner and
I set up in Queenstown where we spend our
There’s a big community of Latin
Americans here. I thought going to a salsa
class would be where I’d find a bunch of
Latinos, but there’s people from everywhere!
That’s what’s so nice about music.
What’s been the best thing about 2021?
Years ago, I used to be a big singer – it was
one of my dreams when I was young – but I
stopped when a past relationship went bad.
At the start of 2021, my partner and I said
we wanted to do more of the things we love.
So I started going to singing lessons and the
teacher introduced me to a group that was
looking for a singer. I joined ‘Corazon Latino’,
a Latin jazz band, around August. We played
our first gig in November, so it’s incredible
what we’ve achieved in a short time.
What holiday traditions and foods do you
I’ve had five Christmases away from family,
which has been tough.
Traditionally, we put up the Christmas tree
on December 8 (Feast of the Immaculate
Conception). I want to put ours up now!
It’s very common for Christians in
Argentina to celebrate on the evening of
the 24th. We open presents after Midnight
Mass and then have a dessert of ice cream,
strawberries and meringue.
Argentinians like to party so we sleep
in before getting together for more food
on Christmas Day. One of my favourite
traditional dishes is vitello tonnato, a slowcooked
veal steak that’s cut very thinly and
served with a creamy anchovy and tuna
sauce. I’m dying to try my grandma’s one
We do a pancake pyramid, called torre de
panqueques, made of tortillas with savoury
sauces and fillings in the middle.
As it’s summer there too, on the side
we have salads like a Waldorf salad (even
though walnuts are expensive), and potato
salad is common as it goes well with
My mum makes a traditional Italian festive
recipe (my grandparents on my dad’s side
come from there) with lots of cheese, ricotta
and caramelised ham.
My family enjoys drinking limoncello.
Last holidays, I made our own refreshing
festive drink of lemon ice cream mixed with
champagne – it was amazing, you should
What do you think 2022 will hold?
Even though the situation in Argentina is a
bit of a mess, we want to go back to spend
some quality time with family.
I think 2022 will be another year of
changes. Hopefully I will get more attached
to the music, as it makes my soul so happy.
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Mother Nature doesn’t care that your outdoor sofa cost thousands, the cushions
are your favourite colour and you were ‘pretty sure’ the material was water-resistant.
You need outdoor furniture that can withstand our variable seasons and climate.
Words Anna Wallace
As well as material composition, consider what the furniture will be used for and where it will be kept. Photo: DA Lewis
Style | Home 33
s well as selecting
that can stand up to the
elements, consider what
you’ll use the furniture for
and where it will be kept.
Will you be holding dinner
parties or lounging in the
sun? Is it under cover?
Placed on a deck or on
grass? Do you need to
move it often?
A piece may be
identified as suitable for
outdoor use but can still
degrade if left outside
all year round. It’s worth
asking the supplier if the
furniture is certified for
outdoor use in all weather.
New Zealand-made items
are often designed with
our conditions in mind.
Chairs of powder-coated aluminium and polyethylene wicker. Photo: McKenzie & Willis
Commercial-grade aluminium will not rust, making it a preferred frame material
for outdoor manufacturers.
Powder-coating the aluminium with polyester microparticles enables a sharp
look, for longer, and offers the same oxidation protection as it does on steel.
This is a lightweight option, so good for portability.
Storage should be thought about, as the material can corrode if left to the
mercy of the elements.
In theory, powder-coated steel should do the job, but it can flake; beware if
moisture starts to seep underneath the coating.
Stainless steel is preferred as it tends not to corrode. Different grades are
available (316 is known as ‘marine grade’ and is used by many leading outdoor
outlets). Test the quality of the stainless steel grade by holding a magnet to
it – if it sticks, this indicates a lower-grade material.
Galvanised steel is a bit less expensive and easier to manipulate than stainless
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Wicker furniture is hand-woven from
fibres (such as cane, straw, reeds, willows
or rattan) and/or synthetic resins. It’s
a technique that produces a classically
stylish product. A major benefit is that
it’s lightweight. Different weave styles are
Synthetic wicker materials give the
same appearance as natural rattan fibres
but, so long as they’re manufactured to
cope with environmental conditions (such
as being UV stabilised), they last much
better outside. For this reason, along with
its authentic look, polyethylene wicker is
Look for words like ‘all-weather’, as
some wicker furniture is better suited
for indoor or conservatory use. Inferior
wicker will crack if exposed to UV rays.
Polypropylene-resin and polycarbonateplastic
outdoor furniture pieces are
modern-looking and come in an array of
designs, giving a café-style feel. Look for
UV inhibitors in their make-up.
Not all outdoor fabrics are created equal.
Without suitable production processes,
they may rot, perish or fade.
Polyester fabric can be subject to fading
in the sun. UV inhibitors should ideally
be used for colour-fast cushions, sun
umbrellas and coverings.
Sunbrella is an acrylic fabric that has
high durability and resistance to adverse
environmental conditions, including water
(acrylics are ‘hydrophobic’). This product
often comes with a guarantee and means
you can leave items outside without guilt.
Sunproof is another brand that comes
with a guarantee and is favoured on our
Cushions should be made from a
quick-dry material. Look out for products
with years-long warranties as this will
indicate quality composition.
Special, reticulated outdoor foam is a
must, as it’s designed to drain water
and dries quickly. Inferior products are
common; they still use standard foam,
which absorbs a lot of moisture (leaving
your bottom wet even days later!).
Problems with mould can then arise.
Teak is a hardwood often used outside. Photo: McKenzie & Willis
Wood is robust, durable and gives a natural look and feel. It
can often be repurposed, thus avoiding waste.
Kwila is a high-quality, strong and very durable hardwood
often used outdoors.
It’s resistant to rot, warping and splitting. An oiled finish is
easy to maintain, but kwila doesn’t need a protective finish.
An exotic tree often grown in New Zealand, it produces
a fine-grain wood. For outdoor furniture purposes, it may
come air-dried so that it doesn’t crack when moisture
Heartwood macrocarpa is fine outside, but should be
specified and supplied.
Oiling enhances colour and protection.
Teak is a solid hardwood material that has a natural
appearance. It is inherently water and rot repellent, making it
long-lasting and a popular choice in New Zealand.
Look for wood that is made from the heart of the tree as
it will be better quality than the outer. Knots and waviness in
the grain indicate a less stable material.
It’s recommended that a natural oil is applied regularly to
combat weathering, and you may wish to re-stain it over
Reclaimed teak is repurposed wood, perhaps from larger
pieces, and offers a nice, rustic vibe.
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Seek items certified for outdoor use and/or under warranty.
Photo: Global Living
Rattan is a strong, fibrous plant that is similar to
bamboo. Used in weaving, it produces lightweight,
durable, flexible and attractive furniture, In its
natural state, it may be better suited for indoor
and conservatory use. Some types or treatments
make the rattan product cheaper to buy but can
deteriorate quickly; signs of cracking and unravelling
can occur. Experts recommend polyethylene rattan
as it’s fully weatherproof. Certain grades will be
Can provide strength, stability and durability. Look
out for UV-stabilised cane to counter the risk of it
fading in strong sunlight.
ROPE OR CORD
Specially engineered rope or cord products are
becoming more popular in outdoor design. Ask
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Synthetic materials may need less maintenance compared to wood; however, materials like good
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Clever landscaping in the outdoor kitchen and around the pool
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Kelly and John Nicholls always find themselves with
a full house. When living in one of Christchurch’s
first new builds post-earthquake, their vision for the
property was to have a central outdoor living area for
socialising and family living, with seamless access from
each of the internal wings.
‘Water baby’ John, their children and grandchildren
made full use of the pool in summer. The deep
ends encouraged teenage bombs, and John would
do lengths twice a day. Running an office on-site,
employees took dips when the mercury crept up.
With Kelly’s 50th looming, the pair wanted to hold
the party at home and so set about transforming the
“We really wanted a resort-style, holiday feel like
the places we’ve been to in Bali and Thailand.”
Kelly wanted guests to be able to gather in separate
groups while still achieving a feeling of togetherness.
The view of the pool from the house had to remain.
“Without curtains in the main living area inside, we
used the pool’s solar-powered lighting to illuminate
the home at night,” she explains.
Emma Johnston, a senior landscape architect at
Goom Landscapes, came up with a number of ideas.
As well as creating a crisp, resort-style living space,
Emma set out to achieve better flow between the
home, pool and outdoor room, with a pizza oven and
defined seated areas.
With glass fencing, Emma planted different shades
of green Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ and ground covers to
keep the sight line open. “It looked beautiful but was
really about safety, so we could see the kids in the
pool,” Kelly recalls.
Warming up the “sea of concrete” using walls,
planting and tiles enabled Emma to create smaller
spaces or ‘rooms’.
Kelly was happy to trust in Emma’s expertise and that
faith paid off. The project was completed (on budget) a
week before Kelly’s two-day birthday celebration.
“They pulled out all the stops for us and it was
exactly the ‘resorty’ feel we wanted. There’s nothing I
would change – we loved it.”
With the kids all grown up, the Nicholls have since
moved on. “It needed a family to enjoy it.”
For those embarking on a pool landscaping project,
Kelly advises to find a reputable, proven company.
“Look at their other jobs and do the reference
checking before you sign up.”
ABOVE: For Kelly’s 50th party, the couple wanted to create a resort-style, holiday feel, similar to places they had visited in Bali and Thailand.
OPPOSITE: After careful planning, an aesthetically pleasing, seamless glass fence meant the sight line to the pool was uninterrupted.
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Emma says fencing is the number one
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clever, aesthetically pleasing glass fence.
“We didn’t want metal fencing to
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Working with three existing surrounding
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“We had to deal with surface
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Party time -
How to create the perfect
outdoor space for a gathering!
The season of summer entertaining is almost upon us. Covid
has clipped our wings in terms of entertaining in recent timesbut
with the appropriate QR code and precautions, there’s
nothing to stop you from planning a sizeable safe celebration in
your outdoor space.
If you love hosting parties outdoors, what are the key components to
ensure your gathering goes smoothly and is memorable?
The right space
It only takes a few to make a party but generally the size of the guest list
will be dictated by the size of the space, although with clever design, even
a tight space can fit a crowd. Having an enclosed space will define the area
in which you would like your guests to gather and help to minimise the
impact of noise for your neighbours. Enclosing a space can be as simple
as screening and planting and an overhead awning or umbrella or the
gold plated (and more soundproof) version of a fully functioning outdoor
room. Ensuring the outdoor entertaining area has clear access to the
indoor kitchen and living area will enhance the functionality of the space
and flow between the two.
Having different areas for different activities within the gathering will allow
you to cater for the needs of all. Designating a seated chill out space with
comfortable seating for those wanting to relax will be greatly appreciated
if the rigours of socialising upright (or dancing…) become too much!
A dining space with a table or a built-in bar will be appreciated for the
grazers wanting to stay close to the nibbles. An outdoor bar will reduce
your legwork traipsing between the kitchen and outdoors to provide your
guests with chilled beverages.
The chilly Christchurch easterly has shut down many an outdoor party so
ensure you have heating in the space to keep your guests warm once the
sun goes down. Again, there is a heating option for every budget - from
a portable upright gas heater to an inbuilt bespoke outdoor fire. Braziers
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flames, but slim line overhead electric heating is a discreet and clean way
to keep your guest’s toasty.
Good lighting design will ensure your guests are directed safely from the
street to your gathering once the sun goes down and off your property
when it is time to leave. Ensuring any hazards such as stairs, deck edgings
or changes in height at ground level are well lit will also be appreciated
by guests once the sun goes down. Sensor lighting is an efficient way
of ensuring these areas are only illuminated when needed. Dimmable
lighting in your outdoor entertaining space will enable you to create the
appropriate ambience for the stage of the evening.
For music aficionados, having a wired in sound system with weatherproof
speakers might be the most important feature of the ultimate outdoor
party entertainment area. Thoughtful sound design will ensure the
music is piped evenly throughout the outdoor space. However, with
the evolution of high quality portable blue tooth speakers, moving your
sounds from indoors to out does not have to come with a big price tag.
The team at Goom Landscapes are renowned for the design and
construction of fabulous entertaining spaces - inspired in part by our love
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At New World we’re here to take the difficult out of the dinner, the stress
out of the spread, and the expense out of entertaining. Whether you want to fake it or
make it, we’ve got what you need to win in the kitchen.
Sirloin steak with salsa
verde and kūmara mash
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 35 mins
Who doesn’t love a beautiful piece of steak with
mash, especially when it’s paired with a zingy salsa
verde! This crowd-pleasing dish is easy to make
and super tasty. Better yet, the kūmara makes for a
hearty and healthier option with less carbs.
1kg orange kūmara, peeled and cut into 3-4cm
2 Tbsp Pams Moroccan Capers
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 bunch parsley
Grated zest and juice ½ lemon
¼ cup Pams Extra Virgin Olive Oil
600g sirloin/porterhouse steaks
1. Put the kūmara in a pan of salted water.
Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer
and cook for 20 minutes or until the kūmara
is tender. Drain well, season with salt and
pepper, and mash. Keep covered until
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2. For the salsa verde, chop the anchovies and capers finely and
put into a small bowl with the crushed garlic. Finely chop the
parsley, add to the bowl along with the lemon zest and juice.
Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
3. Rub the remaining oil over the steaks and season with salt.
Heat a frying pan over high heat and cook the steaks for
3 minutes each side for medium rare (or adjust time
according to how well-cooked you like the steaks). Remove
from the pan and set aside to rest in a warm place for
5 minutes before slicing.
4. Serve the steak with the mash and spoon over the salsa verde.
• For a salsa verde with a little more kick, try adding dried chilli
flakes to the mix.
• Serve with a side of green vegetables such as broccoli,
Brussels sprouts or braised silver beet.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 35 mins
A festive treat you can make with the kids: marbled milk
and white chocolate with lots of tasty treats on top. See
the finished platter at instagram.com/tonimstreet
500g milk chocolate
250g white chocolate
6 candy canes, crushed
M&M’s or pebbles
1 packet chopped nuts
1. Melt milk chocolate and white
chocolate (in separate bowls) in
30-second intervals in the microwave
until the chocolate is completely
melted and smooth.
2. Cover a baking tray with baking paper
and pour the milk chocolate over the
tray, spreading out chocolate with a
3. Pour the white chocolate over the
milk chocolate using a fork to make a
4. Quickly add the crushed candy canes,
M&M’s and chopped nuts.
5. Refrigerate until set.
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Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Butterflying your own chicken is much easier than
it looks! Pop this on the BBQ or in the oven, and
pair with a side of slaw and soft tortillas. This
crispy chicken makes for the perfect taco night!
1.5kg whole chicken
2 Tbsp paprika
1 lemon, plus extra wedges to serve
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 bunch spring onions
¼ cup jalapeños, very finely diced
1 large handful coriander, finely diced
2 avocados, chopped into chunks
1. To butterfly your chicken, place the chicken
on a clean board, breast side down. Use
kitchen scissors to cut down each side of
the back bone and remove. Flip the chicken
over and using the heel of your hand, press
down firmly to flatten the chicken. Season
the chicken all over with salt.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika,
the juice of half a lemon, 2 cloves of garlic,
a big pinch of salt and a tablespoon of oil.
Spread this marinade all over the chicken
and under the skin on the breast.
Preheat oven to 200°C.
Cook chicken skin-side
up in a roasting tin
for 40-45 mins, until
3. Preheat your BBQ to a medium-high heat and place the
chicken breast side down for 5 to 10 minutes until the skin is
golden and lightly charred. Flip the chicken over, reduce the
heat to low and continue to cook with the BBQ lid down for
4. While the chicken is cooking, grill the spring onions for
5 minutes until lightly charred. Leave to cool slightly and
5. In a medium bowl, add the remaining garlic, remaining lemon,
jalapeños, coriander, cooked spring onions and a generous
drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, and stir to
6. When the chicken is cooked, place on a board and leave to
rest for 10 minutes.
7. Serve the chicken with the diced avocado and drizzle over the
jalapeño salsa. Serve immediately with extra lemon wedges.
• If you’re not one to de-bone a chook, try roasting it whole for
1 hour 20 minutes.
• Buy a butterflied chicken if you are short on time.
with blue cheese
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Stuffed portobello mushrooms are
the perfect snack or side when you’re
entertaining guests. With every bite,
you get the crunch on the outside and
the delicate creamy blue cheese on the
inside. Stuff them ahead of time and
bake when you’re ready.
4 small portobello mushrooms or 2
large portobello mushrooms, stalks
50g Whitestone Windsor Blue
50g panko breadcrumbs
1 small cup parsley, finely chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
2. Clean the mushrooms using a paper towel and then gently
remove the stems.
3. Arrange the mushrooms on an oven tray, top sides down. Stuff
each mushroom with a layer of blue cheese.
4. Bake mushrooms for 12 minutes, or until you see the top of
the mushrooms turning soft and dark in colour and the cheese
5. Sprinkle a handful of panko breadcrumbs on top of the cheese
and cook until golden (approximately 8 minutes).
6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Garnish with parsley
and serve warm.
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Gris – lightly spiced
& ripe for any
Multi award winner – punchy fruity
hops, crisp lively bitterness.
Prep time: 20 mins + 2½ hrs
Celebrate the new season strawberries with this fresh, easy
and delicious no-bake tart!
250g digestive biscuits, crushed
125g unsalted butter, melted
250g cream cheese, softened
cup icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla essence
½ cup sour cream
1 Tbsp runny honey
1. Using a food processor, blitz the biscuits until they
resemble crumbs. Alternatively, place the biscuits in a
resealable bag, or clean tea towel, and crush with a rolling
2. Place the butter and biscuits in a large mixing bowl and
stir to combine. Scrape the mixture into a standard size
tart tin and press into an even layer along the bottom and
sides. Place in the fridge to set for at least 30 minutes.
3. Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar in a medium bowl
until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Dice half the
strawberries and fold through. Spread filling on the cooled
crust. Chill for at least 2 hours, or until slightly firm.
4. Slice the remaining strawberries, arrange over the creamy
filling and drizzle with runny honey. Slice, and serve
• Dial up the freshness by sprinkling over a handful of fresh
mint or thyme.
• An easy alternative to fresh strawberries is slightly
defrosted frozen strawberries!
super-smooth & silky.
New World has a wide range of wine,
beer and grown-up drinks under 0.5% ABV.
Check out newworld.co.nz/zero and
look out for the Zero Zone signage
instore or ask for assistance in the
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Mix & mingle
Kate Preece expands her horizons with
a bevy of newcomers.
Sharing is caring
For those who are fans of exsherry
cask matured whisky, the
Tamdhu 12 is hard to beat. It is a
complex and rich single malt. The
nose is full of tempting aromas of
iced cinnamon rolls, dried fruit and
old-school boiled sweeties. The
palate has a silky texture and is full
of flavours of fruit and spice.
You can’t go too far wrong with
ex-sherry cask matured Speyside
whisky, and this is certainly a whisky
to be shared and savoured.
– Isla McNaught, Whisky Galore
Produced in Canterbury,
the first small batch gin off
the blocks for KJ & Co is a
doozy. Dubbed Number 6
Gin, it delivers on flavour
with cardamom, ginger
and citrus – particularly
kaffir lime leaf. There’s
plenty of zest thanks to
lemon, grapefruit, mandarin
and lime, with a touch of
pepper. Two tasters thought
that elderflower was in the
mix and though wrong,
this supports the intriguing
nature of a gin that will keep
your taste buds guessing. A
winner in my books, straight
out of the gate.
At the ready
Sundown’s three-flavoured RTD range is free
from preservatives, low in sugar and has a
base gin that’s made with five botanicals, including
kawakawa and horopito. The Gin, Grapefruit
and Elderflower with Soda one I tried wasn’t too
sweet or flush with artificial flavour (traps the big
brands have fallen into), and instead held true
to the sourness of grapefruit – mellowed by the
elderflower, but still sharp and zesty. The Bay of
Plenty gin is officially on my to-try list, while this
pretty little can has challenged cider’s position as
my preferred summer drink.
Diversity is good
A winery adding gin to its
offering brings all my friends
to the party – and this
shindig is care of Waipara
Springs. Katie and Andrew
Moore have been honing
their wine craft for years,
and this new trick is all
about a love for delivering
something a little different.
Aroha Premium Dry Gin
is an easy-drinking, smooth
operator that is simple,
without being downplayed.
With a touch of aniseed, it’s
a refreshing gin that will be
right at home in an icy G&T
on the deck. Cheers.
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With a cult following across the country, it was only a matter of time before
Augustine opened in the South Island. We caught up with owner and designer
Kelly Coe to celebrate the Kiwi fashion brand’s biggest store yet.
othing beats getting your girlfriends together
“Nover brunch then trying on clothes in a store,”
says Augustine owner and designer Kelly Coe.
With Canterbury the second largest online market
for ‘House of Augustine’ and its 10 labels, the Kiwi
brand opened on Cashel Street in November after a
successful fashion show in Christchurch. The exuberant
response from locals matches Kelly’s take on fashion.
“Augustine stores are a colour explosion, as our
clothes are designed to be exciting and vibrant. I’ve
always banged on about how wearing bright colours
can change your whole attitude – when people give
you positive comments about what you’re wearing, it’s
great for your mental health,” she says.
With 14,000 VIP members and 170,000 Facebook
followers, stockists have been a big part of the success
story. However, as their labels and ranges increased, it
was time to invest in their own premises. With stores
in Auckland, Tauranga and Wellington, “people kept
asking when we were going to open up down here”.
“It’s quite funny that we ended up launching our
biggest store ever in a pandemic! Although, we did
start out 12 years ago in a global recession,” Kelly
The flagship range is vast: active wear resides
alongside denim jeans and accessories; party outfits,
resort pieces and formalwear show off next to pyjamas
and candles; youngsters and men are catered for too.
The large Cashel Street footprint enabled husband
Nathan, who designs and oversees store fit-outs, to
give each label its own space. There’s even an enclosed
pod in which kids can play safely, as mums peruse.
“We have three daughters so I know what it’s like to
go shopping with little ones,” Kelly says.
Repeat visits will be rewarded with new reveals, the
“We’ve stayed true to the ethos we started out with
– while we may have grown in the amount of styles
we offer, we still keep to small runs. That way, fans
know that what they’re buying is unique.”
Augustine Flagship Store now open at 161 Cashel Street, Christchurch. augustine.co.nz
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54 Style | Beauty
Tried and tested
The Style team trial the latest beauty products.
Clarins Milky Boost
You’re on holiday; you’ve hung
up the heels and ditched the
daily makeup routine. But,
hold on, who’s that coming
down the drive? This is just
one moment when Clarins
Milky Boost BB cream comes
to the rescue. Quick and easy
to apply, it provides a ‘natural’
look while evening out your skin
tone and adding a subtle glow.
The speckled white, thin liquid
transforms on contact with the
skin to reveal its true colours.
Available in five shades, 04
Milky Auburn was spot on for
me, blending beautifully and
further reassuring my choice
with promises to hydrate as it
luminates and let my skin breathe
in the process. A lightweight
solution ideal for summer.
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Weleda 24h Hydrating
I’m not prone to dryness, so when
my normal moisturisers weren’t
working – an hour after applying,
my skin would feel parched again – I
didn’t quite know where to turn
(exfoliating and drinking water wasn’t
helping either). I was on the scout
for a quenching day moisturiser that
wouldn’t make my face look sheeny
or leave sticky white residue.
Enter this cream that claims to help
store moisture (like the prickly pear
cactus), thanks to its high content
of water-binding compounds. It also
helps to reactivate your skin’s own
ability to store moisture.
Immediately, my skin felt satiated,
refreshed and smooth. The small tube
is perfect for travel and packs a punch.
Would thoroughly recommend if your
skin is on the dry side.
RRP $29.90 (30ml)
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The wording “skincare
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As I get older, I try and avoid
a wrinkled décolleté. Wearing
sports tops out on the water
over summer, my skin is
exposed, so avoiding more skin
ageing is paramount. I like the
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Glendhu Bay, Wanaka
Saturday March 19th 2022
Over 30 of Central Otago’s finest Wine & Food producers
Wine tastings, live music, demonstrations,
delicious food and (of course) stunning views to match
Tickets on Sale now at www.ripewanaka.nz
Full refund if event affected
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Camping is one of our favourite national pastimes. There’s nothing like setting
off in a jam-packed car, kicking daily routines, sleeping under canvas,
cooking al fresco and exploring nature in jandals.
Words Anna Wallace
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DOC aims to foster recreation in nature, connecting people
with our nation’s stunning environment and unique heritage.
The organisation manages more than 200 campsites throughout
New Zealand – from forest settings to lakeshores and sandy
beaches. Around 95 are designated ‘backcountry’ or ‘basic’.
Some are bookable, whereas others are first-in-best-dressed.
“There’s still plenty of availability at many popular campsites
this summer,” advises Steve Taylor, DOC’s Heritage and
Visitors Director. “Booking ahead secures people a spot during
this busy timeframe.”
At the time of printing, these DOC holiday spots in the
South Island all had spaces available in December and January.
Services vary, but many of the places listed here have powered
and non-powered sites, showers, kitchen and toilet amenities,
and drinking water. Check what is at each site before booking
(DOC.govt.nz/campsites). The DOC Campsite Pass can be
used to book in some areas, although can be date-dependent.
ABOVE: Momorangi Bay, Marlborough.
Your friends are stocking up on insect
repellent, getting the car serviced
and cancelling their food boxes. They’re
going camping, joining the mass exodus
that occurs once Christmas leftovers
have been smashed and the Home
Alone movies dutifully chuckled at. If
the unpredictability of 2021 has done a
number on you and you haven’t sorted
a campsite for the holidays yet – no
worries! Bookable, or even nonbookable
sites are available.
Medium to large commercial
campgrounds, like Top 10 Holiday
Parks (top10.co.nz), are popular as
they’re often found in prime locations,
are well-serviced and have plenty of
entertainment for families. Those at the
smaller end of the scale are Department
of Conservation (DOC) sites, or those
run by community groups. There are
apps that facilitate you staying on
private property (campable.com), or if
you’re on wheels, there’s the option of
KERR BAY AND WEST BAY
Both sites are located next to Lake Rotoiti in the
Nelson Lakes region – surrounded by beech forest,
with a boat-launch ramp nearby.
Camp amongst kahikatea, beech and rimu trees by the Pelorus
River, which is suitable for swimming, fishing and kayaking.
Walking tracks abound. There’s a café and shop on-site.
A family campsite beside a sheltered bay, popular for
swimming, boating and fishing. A short walk and
glow-worm grotto is on-site. Campers can access
Wi-Fi, a playground and shop.
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HANS BAY – LAKE KANIERE
This is a large, grassy lake-front campsite. Fish
from the jetty, or boat and swim in the lake.
Camp and enjoy water sports at the lake
beside a forest. There are limited services here,
such as cold showers, and the water is untreated
so needs to be boiled before use.
ABOVE: Lake Mahinapua is located beside a West Coast forest.
Discover the remnants of the magnificent podocarp forest that
once covered this area. Walk to Acland Falls, fish or boat on
the Rangitata River, and explore the Rangitata Valley.
WHITE HORSE HILL
Camp beneath alpine scenery, including Mt Sefton. Enjoy a
variety of walks from the valley floor to mountain tops. Hot
showers and shops are found in the village that’s 2.5km away.
Camp alongside Lake Hawea, in a large, grassy area near
mountain beech trees. Go for walks and swims, or go fishing.
Portable toilets are in use, due to a new toilet block being built.
Located in the Mt Aspiring National Park near Wānaka.
Take in the magnificent views of Mt Hooker; fish in nearby
Haast River; enjoy short walks or picnics.
You can try your luck at one of DOC’s
non-bookable campsites (DOC.govt.nz/
campsites). Most of these have limited
facilities and operate on a first-come,
first-served basis. These places may have
sites up for grabs:
• Nelson/Tasman: Cobb River, Siberia
Flat, Courthouse Flat
• Marlborough: Elaine Bay, Harvey
Bay, Butchers Flat, Cowshed Bay,
Camp Bay, Waimaru, Davies Bay,
Rarangi, Whites Bay, Onamalutu,
Mill Flat, Marfells Beach, Molesworth
Cob Cottage, Acheron House
• Canterbury: Loch Katrine, Andrews
Shelter, Lake Poaka, Temple, Round
Bush, Lake Middleton, Ahuriri
• Otago: Sylvan, Twelve Mile Delta,
Moke Lake, Skippers, Macetown,
• Southland: Mavora Lakes
• Fiordland: Thicket Burn
When freedom camping on public land
in a van or camper, you need to know
where it’s permitted and what the rules
are (to avoid a fine). Some DOC sites will
allow it (DOC.govt.nz/freedomcamping).
Every district and council has different
bylaws for you to be aware of.
ABOVE: Cascade Creek is the start of the Lake Gunn Nature Walk.
You’ll find this scenic spot beside Lake Te Anau.
Accommodates campervans and there are small
sites in regenerating beech forest. Limited services,
with water taken from a stream.
Good for larger vehicles, this is close by the Eglinton and
Cascade Rivers that are popular for fly fishing. The Lake Gunn
Nature Walk starts here. Camp fires are permitted (if no bans).
Be safe out there
DOC encourages people to enjoy the
outdoors safely: take the correct supplies
and equipment; check the conditions
(and any alerts) for your destination;
tell someone your plans; follow any
rules, such as restrictions on dogs, fires
and vehicles; and follow the Ministry of
60 Style | Read
Style readers Tara Gardner-Snoad and Brian Phillips have your summer
reading sorted with these recommendations.
For many years Ian Rankin has been
thrilling crime fiction aficionados with
his superbly crafted Inspector Rebus
series. He has become, without
doubt, the ‘King of Scottish Crime
Fiction’. A close-run second to this
crown was William McIlvanney,
whose DC Laidlaw novels were a
brilliant evocation of criminal life in
Glasgow. When McIlvanney died he
left behind notes for a prequel to the
Laidlaw novels and now Rankin has
brought this to life in a dazzling pageturning
novel. Loved it.
– Brian Phillips
Rick Gekoski was a student in
London when he discovered that
he could sell his first-edition DH
Lawrence books for more than he
paid for them. This led to a career
as an internationally renowned
dealer in rare books. In this, his third
exploration of the arcane world of
rare books and their collectors, he
reveals his transition from dealing in
books to handling literary estates.
Gekoski is a wonderful storyteller
and he has some amazing stories
to tell, involving a slew of famous
– Brian Phillips
Stephanie Plum is a bond
enforcement agent – AKA bounty
hunter – who works for her bail
bond cousin Vinnie in New Jersey.
The only problem is that she’s not
very good at it. Her hight ticket FTA
(Failed to Appear) is Jimmy Poletti, a
well-known car-dealer who has been
caught selling more than just cars off
his yard, and he has disappeared.
Throw in her complicated love
life, quirky co-workers, crazy family,
10 killer chihuahuas, an unexpected
4-foot roommate and zany bail-bond
skippers, and this colourful cast will
have you laughing out loud.
– Tara Gardner-Snoad
The Pink Jumpsuit: Short
Fictions, Tall Truths
(Quentin Wilson Publishing, $35)
The Piano Girls
(Quentin Wilson Publishing, $35)
New Zealand has a rich history of short story writers, dating back before Katherine Mansfield. Short stories are such a pleasure
– the ability to dip in and out at will is something to be enjoyed. While searching for a collection to recommend, I found two
and couldn’t separate them. Elizabeth Smither is an outstanding short story writer with a dozen previously published collections.
Emma Neale, poet, novelist and former editor of the literary magazine Landfall, has published her first collection. Both are
wonderfully crafted examples of the genre with some of the best stories you will read this year. Don’t be surprised to see one
(or both) of these on the shortlist for the next Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
– Brian Phillips
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Lee Child and
Once again our hero Jack Reacher
is on the road – this time on a
deserted Arizona road, where he
discovers a jeep crashed into the
only tree for miles. Michaela Fenton,
the driver, is a former Afghan vet
badly injured by an IED. Now she’s
an FBI agent seeking her missing twin
brother Michael. Of course, being
Reacher, he agrees to help with
her search. The usual contingent
of violent characters emerge – cue
Reacher-style fist fights. Great holiday
– Brian Phillips
Kathy Reichs is an actual forensic
anthropologist (FA) whose books
inspired the TV series Bones.
FA Dr Temperance Brennan is
called to a run-down apartment
where the mummified remains
of a new-born baby have been
discovered. Using her medical
training to try and solve the mystery
and locate the baby’s missing mother
is a dangerous job indeed.
Gritty and gripping from the first
page, this is a book that’s hard to put
– Tara Gardner-Snoad
Jessie Casey is a successful
businesswoman who’s happily
married to Johnny and loves her
children. She includes Johnny’s
two brothers and their partners in
constant get-togethers. However, as
with any large group they bring their
own insecurities, and things are not
always as they seem. Near the end
of the story, secrets are accidentally
revealed and the reader will go back
to the start where it all began, slowly
unpeeling the many layers. Funny and
sad, this is an insightful look at family
dynamics and why it can be difficult
to finally have to Grow Up.
– Tara Gardner-Snoad
The Subtle Art of Not
Giving a F*ck
(First published HarperCollins;
Re-published Pan Macmillan, $34.99)
If you are a ‘glass-half-empty’ person or feel like a ‘have
not’ in a world of haves, then this is the self-help book
Written by blogger Mark Manson, whose philosophy is
that, instead of turning lemons into lemonade, sometimes
you just have to suck the lemon and forgo the sugar.
Life is messy, he says, with humorous insights into the
human psyche. Find out “why we simply can’t all be
extraordinary” and why that’s okay.
– Tara Gardner-Snoad
A Man Called Ove
(Hodder & Stoughton, $24.99)
While not recent, this was my favourite book of 2021.
I recommend it as a great holiday read as you’ll find
yourself drawn into the grumpy world of the ageing
Ove – a recently retired Swede with a passion for Saabs.
It is peopled with wonderful characters and entertaining
storylines. And a cat to remember. You will find yourself
cheering for Ove as the story unfolds, and bereft when
the story comes to an end. Unmissable.
– Brian Phillips
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The book nook
Discover new releases to add to your TBR pile these holidays.
The Lincoln Highway
(Penguin Random House, $37)
Emmett Watson is 18, and after making one bad decision
he was sent to a juvenile reform farm. Newly released to
care for his eight-year-old brother Billy after their father’s
untimely death, they hatch a scheme to find their mother
who abandoned them years ago. Their only clues are a
series of postcards she sent them eight years earlier from
various stops along the Lincoln Highway, ending in San
These plans come unstuck, however, when two of
Emmett’s former prison mates (albeit escaped) turn up on
the brothers’ doorstep, with plans of their own to go to
Set in the 1950s, this story travels by car and freight train
through America. It’s touching and humorous, beautifully
written and absolutely addictive.
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The heart and soul of Lyttelton is laid out on the table
with this beautiful new recipe book. Supported by their
community and fellow creatives, a small group of parent
volunteers from Lyttelton Primary School has brought
together more than 150 recipes from the port town’s
residents. There’s star power from the likes of Joe
Bennett, muso Lindon Puffin (his advice on how to fillet
a fish is superb), Lois Ogilvie (of Volcano Café fame) and
restaurateur Giulio Sturla (Mapu), and lashings of cuteness
thanks to featured drawings by the local schoolchildren for
which this book is fundraising.
The sequel to what was first printed in 2009, Harbour
Kitchens: Another Helping is divided into seasons, with
additional sections, such as ‘party’ and ‘lockdown’, capturing
the mood of 2021.
The Marmalade Chicken comes highly praised – and
the simple yet refreshingly satisfying Strawberry Salsa is a
– Kate Preece
Recipes for Every Day
(Penguin Books, $55)
Written by a New Zealander for New Zealanders, Lucy
Corry’s Homecooked takes us on a seasonal journey
incorporating unique, richly flavoured ingredients from
From our land for our traditions, seasons and whānau,
you’ll find simple meals for every day and inspiration for
every occasion. Lucy truly loves food and sharing her ideas,
and her cooking features in magazines such as Cuisine and
NZ Life & Leisure. With an emphasis on fresh and locally
sourced ingredients, this book is not only budget-friendly but
environmentally friendly also.
– Tara Gardner-Snoad
Tara Gardner-Snoad is a writer
and mum of three adult sons (and
an eight-year-old staffy). She enjoys
sitting in the sun with a good book
and a New Zealand pinot gris.
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based in Christchurch. He is a former
publisher and recent judge for the
Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
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Come Back to Mona
Vale: Life and Death in a
(Otago University Press, $40)
If you live in Christchurch you have probably visited the
Mona Vale Homestead in Fendalton Road and explored the
beautiful gardens. Now you must read an account of “life
and death” in this location.
Every family has its secrets and the Goughs are no
exception. This 332-page account of the Gough legacy
is tellingly recorded by Tracy Thomas Gough’s grandson,
Alexander McKinnon. His eye for detail and descriptive
prose, together with his sense of loyalty and duty to the
family, makes this a vivid read.
I couldn’t put it down.
As a frequent visitor to the Mona Vale gardens, I will view
this ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Christchurch with new eyes in
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John le Carré
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Author John le Carré lived from 1931 to 2020. This is his
final completed novel, and written with undiminished skill.
Once again he returns a tale of espionage and spying
with 33-year-old Julian, who has just purchased a rundown
bookshop, becoming deeply involved. The Secret
Intelligence Service are very interested in Julian’s customer,
Edward, and his post-Cold War history with events in
Bosnia, Poland, Yugoslavia and Palestine.
This is an engrossing read and a stand-alone novel
that could introduce a new reader to a master writer, or
remind his fans of all the wonderful novels he has written.
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SUMMER INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG ADULTS
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Tapping into emotions
If you’re looking for an emo reset,
How Do I Feel? A Dictionary of
Emotions for Children by Rebekah
Lipp and Craig Phillips (Wildling
Books, $39.95) helps people of all
ages to understand their feelings
and develop emotional intelligence.
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Where there’s a Will
Flying the flag for New Zealand’s Paralympic team in Tokyo was Will Stedman.
Nine years after he first imagined competing, the Cantabrian has secured a
suite of medals across two Games. Fellow Port Hills Athletic Club runner,
Louie Howell, discovers what propels him.
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As a kid, William Stedman played a lot of sports:
cricket, football, canoe polo. At that, I stop him:
“Hang on a second – canoe what-now?”
“Canoe polo! You know? It was quite big at our
school. You play it in kayaks, in teams, and score through
suspended goals. The good guys could carry the ball on
the ends of their paddles…” Sensing my bewilderment,
Will trails off.
It’s not surprising that the sporty youngster went on to
have a distinguished athletic career. Will has to his name
a plethora of international track and field titles, including
four Paralympic medals – two of which he won when he
was just 16 years old.
Schoolyard sports or not, Will’s success is the result of
his remarkable perseverance, self-assurance – and a wee
bit of luck.
THE MAIN EVENT
All his life Will has had ataxic cerebral palsy (CP),
which impairs his motor skills. Though he admits
he’s lucky – some people with CP can’t walk, have
regular seizures, and struggle with cognitive tasks – his
movement is still significantly affected. When he runs,
his arms and legs tense up. When we meet, the first
thing I notice is his splay-legged limp.
Will never let CP hold him back. Aside from team
sports, young Will skied, hiked and ran cross-country.
But for all his activities, he never connected his disability
with professional sport – not, that is, until fate placed
him and his family in London during the Paralympic
Games in August 2012. Here were athletes with his
disability competing at the highest level. The Stedmans
tried to get tickets but the games were booked out, so
Will watched “tons” of events on TV. By the end his
mind was made up; at the next Games, he was going to
be one of the competitors.
Will threw himself wholeheartedly into athletics
– what he considered to be “the main Olympic sport”.
Initially, he trained for long-distance but, after attending
a para-athletics development camp, he decided he
preferred jumping and shorter track events. “Long
jump’s my favourite,” he reveals. “I like the 400m too
but, well, it hurts – a lot.”
MOVING ON UP
In 2014, Will joined Port Hills Athletic Club and began
to train with the middle-distance squad. Upon hearing of
Will’s Paralympic ambitions, the squad’s manager put him
in contact with coach, George Edwards, who remains
Will’s coach today.
George was, allegedly, somewhat sceptical upon
meeting Will. For all his dedication, Will was a beginner
with little experience and aspirations of international
glory. But George took him on and, throughout 2015,
Will proved himself something special with impressive
performances in Queensland, Cairns and Doha. Slowly,
it became clear that Will’s Paralympic dream was
something more tangible.
ABOVE: Will springs forth in the Men’s 800m T36 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images).
OPPOSITE: At the NZ Paralympic Team Athletics Selection Announcement on May 20, 2021, in Auckland (photo: Dave Rowland/Getty Images).
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Still, he might never have qualified if not for an
“My classification changed,” he says. “For cerebral
palsy, the classes range from T38 to T35, with T35 being
most impaired. At first I was T38. Some of those guys
could run 10.5 for 100m” – and 10.5 seconds is quick,
whether or not you’re able-bodied. In this category, the
competition for 15-year-old Will was simply too strong.
But, following his performance in Queensland, his
class was reconsidered. Will was moved from T38 to
T36. Now, racing against those whose ability was more
similar to his, the qualifying times and lengths were
suddenly achievable. In due course, Will met them.
Four years after he first imagined it, he was going to the
IN PURSUIT OF MEDALS
Leading up to Rio, Will thought he had “an outside
chance”. He’d seen his competitors’ times and knew, on
a good day, that he was in contention for a medal. But
he couldn’t be certain of anything and his nerves were
ablaze. All this work, all these years, for three jumps and a
few minutes on the track – such a small amount of time,
in which so much could go wrong.
Of course, it didn’t. Will performed exceptionally,
placing third in both the 400m and 800m events. He
has continued to perform exceptionally. In 2017, he
placed second in the 800m at the World Para Athletics
Championships. In 2019, he placed third in 400m at the
same event. In 2021, he attended his second Games,
picking up his first Olympic silver in the long jump and a
third bronze in the 400m.
STRENGTH OF MIND
That’s not to say there haven’t been setbacks; when I ask,
he rattles off a list of injuries that would fill the page. In
fact he’s injured now, with a stress fracture in his back, for
which he has to take 12 weeks off running.
Will got engaged in July to Annika, whom he met at
Middleton Grange School, so he has plenty with which to
occupy himself in the coming months, including studying
part-time towards an engineering degree at the University
For Will, it doesn’t matter what physical state you’re
in – sport is all about the mental game. Being such a
high-profile athlete from such a young age has taught him
that. Will’s Christian religion has been especially helpful in
this respect, and something he’s turned to more in recent
years. “Sport can be pretty consuming. It helps to remind
myself that what I do… I do for my faith. It takes me out
of that tight spot.”
So, what does the future hold for William Stedman?
More canoe polo?
“I’m definitely aiming for Paris, in 2024,” he says.
“Beyond that… I haven’t really thought about it…
anything’s possible, I suppose.”
For someone of Will’s focus and talent, that’s
Louie Howell has just finished Year 13 at Cashmere High School. A competitive 800m runner,
he’s hoping to combine his love of sport with commerce studies at university next year.
ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT: Will celebrates winning the bronze medal in the Men’s 400m – T36 final at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
(photo: Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images); Will competes in the Men’s Long Jump – T36 at Tokyo 2020 (photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images).
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The teenage years throw up a bevy of potential health challenges,
which naturopath Deanna Copland advises can be combatted.
Teens are more susceptible to Epstein-Barr
virus, which causes glandular fever,
so a robust immune system is important.
One of the key steps for supporting digestive
health – and overall wellbeing – is by
increasing diversity of the gut microbiome. Some
studies have even linked diverse healthy gut
bacteria to a reduced incidence of anxiety, and
this is a common issue during the challenging
• When it comes to gut health, diversity is
about the variety of plant foods consumed.
Examples include: fresh fruits, vegetables
(cooked and raw), beans, lentils and grains
such as rice and quinoa.
• The two main plant components that
benefit the gut are fibre and colours.
• A good place to start is to replace one
meat-based dish with a plant-based dish per
week. Some easy swaps are Lentil Bolognese
(Chelsea Winter has a wonderful recipe),
black bean brownies, vege soup made with
lots of vegetables and some lentils, or adding
beans to mince.
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Correcting a zinc deficiency
A zinc deficiency can lead to fussy
eating, and this can stem from early on
• A deficiency in this important
mineral often leads to acne once
puberty hits as it is required to
• A well-nourished body and brain
is more likely to withstand ongoing
stress and recover from illness
faster, so correcting any underlying
deficiencies will support a more
varied, balanced diet.
• An oral zinc taste test through
a naturopath or from a health
shop can be useful to see if zinc
deficiency may be an issue.
Let them sleep
We need different amounts of sleep depending on
which age and stage we are at, but Matthew Walker,
a neuroscientist who specialises in sleep, claims that
teenagers need 10 hours per night.
Sleep deprivation can have devastating effects on
the brain, linking it to numerous neurological and
psychiatric conditions such as anxiety, depression,
chronic pain and suicide.
The frontal lobe in the brain is the last to mature and
this enables rational thinking and critical decision-making.
Sleep is not the only factor in the ripening of the brain,
but it appears to be a significant one that paves the way
to mature thinking and reasoning ability.
Ideally, our best quality sleep is before 2am when
cortisol (a stress hormone) is at its lowest, so instead of
studying late at night, teens would be better to go to bed
before 10pm and get up early to study.
Matthew Walker states that we are socially,
organisationally, economically, physically, behaviourally,
linguistically, cognitively and emotionally dependent on
sleep, and these factors are all crucial to stability during
the vulnerable teenage years.
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Omega 3, obtained from food or supplements, is important for
helping us to study and learn effectively and also helps to reduce
the incidence of depression.
Adequate omega 3 levels also improve skin health and support
healthy reproductive hormones.
There are hundreds of studies supporting the use of omega 3
fish oil supplements for children with learning difficulties, such as
dyslexia and ADHD.
• Food sources include: sardines, salmon, walnuts, pecans, hemp
seeds, chia seeds, algae.
• A 140g salmon fillet each week would meet the
recommended requirements for a developing teenage brain.
The wonder of exercise
The Sport New Zealand Active NZ Survey 2019 found
that only seven per cent of five to 17 year olds met
the Ministry of Health guidelines of at least one hour of
moderate-to-vigorous activity a day.
Dr John J. Ratey has written a wonderful book, Spark,
about his research findings on the effects of exercise
on high school-age students. The students had to do
moderate-to-high intensity exercise before school each
day for a year. He found that those with higher physical
fitness had higher test scores, with better attention,
working memory and processing speed. Plus, the
incidence of physical altercations dropped by 95 per
cent over the school year.
Exercise improves neuroplasticity of the brain so aids
learning, mood, energy, immunity, quality of sleep and
Ironing out anaemia
Anaemia is common for all females, but
often first appears in the teen years.
It can be from heavy blood loss during
menstruation, as well as poor absorption
and/or poor intake of iron-rich foods.
Iron deficiency results in fatigue, pale
skin, poor concentration, dark circles
under the eyes, muscle weakness,
broken bones, frequent infections and/
• Healthy gut bacteria are critical
for iron absorption, so probiotics
and lactoferrin greatly enhance
this. A naturopath can recommend
appropriate products and dosages
• Some iron-containing foods (from
highest to lowest) include: paua,
mussels, lamb and beef liver and
kidneys, red meat, egg, tofu, figs,
pumpkin seeds, marmite, molasses.
• The Recommended Daily Intake
(RDI) for teen girls is 15mg (e.g.
1 cup broccoli, 100g beef and two
paua fritters); for teen boys it is
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Between jet boating and bungeejumping,
ziplining and downhill biking,
Queenstown delivers an overdose of
adrenaline to thrill-seekers. Some options
(that come highly recommended by the
locals) include the adventures offered by
Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding and
Hang Gliding, and the Shotover Canyon
Swing – the highest jump of its kind in the
world – which sends you plummeting
over 60m towards the white-water rapids
below on the end of a rope.
Heading to the mighty Queenstown for
the holidays? Louie Howell’s got your
getaway covered with these
fun ideas and handy tips.
Finishing high school means a lot of things: independence;
adulthood; figuring out what the hell to do with the rest of
your life; and, for some, a chance to finally see the world. Of
course, in the current age of face masks and lockdowns, that’s a
significantly more difficult undertaking. However, if you’re Year
13 and ready to cut loose, you’ll be hoping to at least be able to
join the migration to a classic New Zealand summer destination,
School-leavers have been spending New Year in Queenstown
for years. It’s true that the trip has traditionally been about beer
cans, nightclubs and hangovers, but if these aren’t your priorities
there’s still plenty else for a young adult to enjoy in the world’s
Photo: The World Bar Queenstown Facebook
Stretch your legs
Queenstown’s renowned ski-fields
– Coronet Peak and The Remarkables
– won’t be open come New Year, but
visitors can still enjoy the tussocky slopes and
picturesque landscapes via the area’s dense
network of walking trails. And hey, after a
hard night, it can be nice to stretch your legs.
For an easy walk (that still has some
stunning views of the lake) try the
Queenstown Trail, which follows the coast
along the Frankton arm, through the Botanic
Gardens and into town. Or, if you’re feeling
a bit more ambitious, the Tiki Trail climbs
2.1km to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you
can engage in more blood-pumping activities
or rest your legs on a gondola-ride back to
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Photo: Devil Burger Facebook
Photo: Fergburger Facebook
Admittedly, Queenstown’s food scene can be both busy and pricey.
But there are plenty of options for quick, cheap, tasty grub as well
– if you know where to look. For instance, mentioning ‘burger’ and
‘Queenstown’ in the same sentence probably conjures thoughts of
the famous Fergburger, and the lines around the block, around the
clock, to get to it. But Ferg’s isn’t the only burger
joint in Queenstown: for something arguably better, head three roads
over to Church Street and try Devil Burger.
With 10 times less traffic, just as much variety and burgers that, on
average, are $2 cheaper than Ferg’s, it’s a time-saving,
mouth-watering detour you won’t regret.
Not your average bar
If you’re intent on partying, why not
do it in style? By all accounts, The
World Bar is one of Queenstown’s
best pubbing destinations. With its
retro design and creative menu, it
offers the quirkiness that can be
absent from some of the town’s
more bog-standard bars.
Situated in a converted courthouse,
1876 also appeals to students and is
New Year’s countdown
Whatever the time of year, Queenstown
always has something to offer – but
heading there for the 31st guarantees
more. While the official New Year’s
celebration of fireworks and music has
been cancelled, you can still support
local businesses as they ring in 2022.
And there’s the company it attracts: an
influx of like-minded individuals at the
same stage in life. So grab a mate, find
a place to stay (they’re already thin on
the ground), tag along, and bid farewell
to 13 years of school on the shores
of Lake Wakatipu. It’s bound to be an
exhilarating, life-affirming experience.
Photo: The World Bar Queenstown Facebook
If you’re heading to Queenstown and need a place to relax at day’s end, enter our ‘Win with Style’
draw for a night’s boutique accommodation at Stay of Queenstown (worth $325). See page 90 for details.
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What we’re loving
Sit back and read-watch-listen-play with these pop-culture suggestions
from students at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.
Six60 is a music band from New Zealand – they make all different types
of music including Māori. It’s also made for all ages. I love listening to their
music. I just think it’s nice and cheerful. It’s an awesome band. It’s childfriendly
and it makes everyone happy.
– Sofia Hall, Year 7
Who would like this? Anyone from eight
You build houses and adventure into the
world. There are Survival and Creative
modes for playing. In Survival, your goal
is to survive, and in Creative you can do
anything you want.
Minecraft is, in my opinion, the best
game that could ever exist. It is so much
fun, especially to play with your friends.
– Phoebe Ensor, Year 7
Easy on Me
After six years of silence on the
musical stage, Adele has dropped a
new hit single, ‘Easy on Me’, as part of
her new album 30 that was released
in November. With meaningful and
thought-provoking lyrics, I thoroughly
enjoy listening to this song. Adele has
overcome her battles, which makes
the song that bit more powerful and
interesting to listen to. As a well-known
artist with top-ranked songs, Adele’s
‘Easy on Me’ is one more to add to the
– Kyla Otway, Year 13
Minecraft is a game where you make
your own worlds. You can also join other
people’s worlds. You can literally build
anything – the sky is the limit. There are
multiple things to do and so many things
to make. It is soooo much fun to play!
I love Minecraft and I think we can all
learn a lot of skills from it – problemsolving,
collaboration, creativity and
communication. It’s super fun to play
– Harper Scales, Year 7
Let’s Talk the Untalked with Jake Bailey
An engaging and insightful podcast promoting awareness of mental health,
this episode of Let’s Talk the Untalked featured Jake Bailey on the power
of perspective and resilience. One person can talk about being resilient,
but Jake has a lot of experience when it comes to it. When diagnosed
with the most aggressive form of cancer known to man, he delivered a
speech to his school (Christchurch Boys’ High School) as head boy, when
he couldn’t even stand on his own. Throughout this podcast, Jake gives
tips, skills and strategies he learnt when going through cancer and the
impact that resilience can have on you. What I enjoy about this podcast is
the realness of the conversation – it’s brutally honest about how to cope
through some of the toughest times.
– Kyla Otway, Year 13
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These Violent Delights
(Hachette New Zealand, $19.99)
Genre: Mystery, romance, historical fiction
Who would like this? Older teens
Shanghai is divided between two rival
gangs, The White Flowers and the Scarlet
Gang, but at the heart of it all are the
two heirs: Juliette and Roma. Roma was
Juliette’s first love... and first betrayal.
When members of both gangs start
dropping like flies, the gangs have to put
their weapons, and their past, behind
them to defeat the madness that is causing
both gangs to rip their own throats out.
Welcome to These Violent Delights, a
retelling of Romeo and Juliet.
The plot is very twisted and the
characters are never who you think they
are. You may think it’s all lovey-dovey, but
it’s really not.
Also, the characters are really likeable
and the author grew up in New Zealand
– Penelope Sutton, Year 7
To the Bone
For viewers: 16 and over
To the Bone is about a young woman’s struggle with anorexia. But it’s
also about identity, self-acceptance and healing at the same time. The
film demonstrates how diverse every one of us is, and how each of us
might react to different treatments and ideas.
To the Bone highlights issues that are prominent in today’s society,
especially for youth and young adults. The main concept viewers
should take away from this film is how common eating disorders
actually are, and that there are all kinds of different eating disorders.
What works for one person may not work for another.
– Pippa Russek, Year 12
(TV Series, Netflix, 2020–21)
For viewers: 16 and over
On an adventure to find gold, four young guns find themselves in
some dangerous and troubling situations with their enemies. Outer
Banks is an adventure-filled show with ongoing personal and workrelated
drama. My passion for this show comes from being able to
relate to the characters. I love binge-watching a show that provides a
sense that you could do the same as them one day. If you are yet to
watch Outer Banks it needs to be next on your list as this is one of the
best shows I have watched to date.
– Kyla Otway, Year 13
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In 2009, some clever Lyttelton folk published a recipe
book to fundraise for the local primary school. Its
resounding success inspired a repeat serving. Among
friends and family, Harbour Kitchens: Another Helping was
officially launched at Eruption Brewing in November.
Invited guests enjoyed tasty morsels made from the
recipes found within, as the huge volunteer effort behind
this quality publication was acknowledged.
Photography: Kieran Nicholson and John Cosgrove
1. Eve Poff; 2 Kim Hickford; 3. Giulio Sturla, Gaynor Stanley, Kate Preece; 4. Fraser Walker-Pearce, Phil de Joux.
Congratulations to this year’s winners.
Junior: Te Ao Rangimarie Davis from Te
Pā o Rākaihautū School. Her acrylic explores
how Māui slowed down the sun. Senior:
Agatha Weston and Sienna Oshannessey from
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. Their steel sculpture
is of a waka to reflect the Ōtākaro (Avon)
river as a historic food source. On display until
January 14, for the SCAPE Public Art Season.
Photography: Heather Joy Milne
1. Te Ao Rangimarie Davis and family; 2 Sienna Oshannessey, Te Ao Rangimarie Davis and Agatha Weston.
Roving Style photographers were out and about in town on
Cup Day. The usual flower walls, bold fashion statements
and heady fascinators all featured, as punters had a blast at
Mr Brightside and Aikmans bars, the Riverside Market, and the
Photography: Zoe Williams
ADDINGTON CELEBRATES CUP
IRT New Zealand Trotting Cup Day went ahead with a host of
industry figures at Addington Raceway. A jubilant atmosphere
reigned throughout the day, celebrating the sport of harness racing
and toasting the winners. This year, The Crossing Fashion Starts
Here contest saw fashionable folks enter online with family and
friends from around the country. The hospitality sector supported
the event by hosting punters at bars and restaurants nationwide.
Photography: Charlie Rose Creative
Addington Events Centre is
the perfect blank canvas for
your next conference, product
launch, meeting, dinner,
seminar or workshop.
75 JACk Hinton DrivE
Join us back on track on Friday
21 January 2022 and enjoy our
‘Back on track Buffet’ for only
$40 per person.
75 Jack Hinton Drive
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Win with Style
Every month, Style sources a range of exceptional prizes to give away.
It’s easy to enter, simply go to stylemagazine.co.nz and fill in your details on the
‘Win With Style’ page. Entries close January 25.
If Queenstown is your destination, this
is the place to relax after your day’s
adventures. At 89 Frankton Road,
Stay of Queenstown’s self-contained
suites have a private outdoor area
and spectacular view of the region’s
mountains and Lake Wakatipu. On
offer is a night’s accommodation
(worth $325) at this stylish boutique
accommodation, which is conveniently
located near town. The suite houses
two guests and includes a welcome
basket of breakfast items, local wine and
divine cheeses. Valid for stays until 31
March 2022 (subject to availability).
Illuminate your skin with this trio of BrightenUp vegan
skincare formulas from Arbonne. The Day and Night
Radiance Kit will help even tone and brighten dulllooking
skin. It includes: BrightenUp Pearlescent Foaming
Cleanser, BrightenUp Targeting Essence with Retinol and
BrightenUp Illuminating Cream with SPF 15. Worth $256,
this day-to-night kit could be yours. arbonne.com/nz/en
THE POP IN POP CULTURE
What you can’t put into words, put into emojis. Level up
your personal workspace with Logitech’s POP Keys with
emoji keys and POP Mouse with emoji button, putting
the power of emojis at your fingertips. Worth over $200,
we have a POP Keys and POP Mouse to give away.
LOGITECH WIRELESS HEADSET: Keri Eastwood
BONDI SANDS SUNCARE KIT: Shelley Clark
ANIHANA GIFT BOX: Denise Bonn
BIALETTI VENUS STOVETOP: Simon Leslie
*Conditions: Each entry is limited to one per
person. You may enter all giveaways. If you
are selected as a winner, your name will be
published in the following month’s edition. By
registering your details, entrants give permission
for Star Media to send further correspondence,
which you can opt out of at any stage.
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