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Is Property Investment a Good Way to Build Wealth?

Investing in property has long been the Kiwi dream – it’s something known, tangible and continues to be a proven way to make money, writes Michael Karabassis. Along with many of my friends and associates, the majority of my clients opt for property investment as a reliable way to build wealth. It is still considered […]

Made for Walking

Former Milford Track guide and outdoor enthusiast Lucas Smith says these South Island walks should be at the top of your 2017 to-do list. Sometimes we can forget about the adventures to be had right out on our doorstep. It was only while I was guiding tourists through the Milford Track, and heard feedback from […]

Hair Trends 2017

Sophie Matthews gives us the rundown of top hair colours and styles for 2017.   Balayage This colouring technique is still on the frontline for hair trends for 2017, with a slight change in that regrowth is softer. It’s a great option due to the little maintenance that’s required. TIP: This versatile colour can be […]

Letters of Love

Be inspired this Valentine’s Day with five of the greatest love stories in history, from Ludwig van Beethoven and his Immortal Beloved to the glamour and drama of the Hollywood Hills. Victoria Tait reports on the lovers and their most personal letters.  Ludwig van Beethoven and His Immortal Beloved One of the most intriguing relationships […]

How Observant Are You?

Test your observational skills with these questions that will have you focused on Christchurch’s architecture. WORDS Richard Dalman Last month I challenged you to look carefully at the buildings around you and consider what the architect was thinking and why the building has been designed a particular way. This month, I have a quiz to […]

50 Shades of Green

How to incorporate the 2017 Pantone colour of the year into your interiors. WORDS Victoria Tait Greenery’ has been named the Pantone colour of the year for 2017. While the exact colour selected is a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” we see all colours of green as beautiful, certainly on trend, and likely to appear in […]

Joining Forces

Architect Craig South discusses how he worked with a client to create two elegant homes that both had access to sun, views and outdoor living.Words: Davina Richards Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in urban Christchurch, the award-winning ‘Gleneagles Terrace’ is two large family homes that hug the Wairarapa Stream – which essentially defined the overall […]

Sounds of Summer

Speaking with Christine de Felice ahead of new music festival Selwyn Sounds, singer-songwriter Jason Kerrison discusses his career, music, beliefs and planetarian ventures. Some of New Zealand’s most well-loved and iconic musicians will be ripping up the Lincoln Domain when they perform at the inaugural Selwyn Sounds music festival in March. The line-up includes bands […]

Review: Thai Chef

Take time to experience one of Christchurch’s newest arrivals. WORDS Vanessa Ortynsky, PHOTOGRAPHY Charlie Jackson Thai Chef’s Restaurant is located at the western edge of Hagley Park, and it boasts an authentic, award-winning menu. Open on Riccarton Road since November, the restaurant is the first of its kind in the South Island, as well as […]