Always wanted a personal trainer at the click of a finger? New gym 9Round makes it possible to work out whenever you want, under the guidance of a personal trainer, every time. The concept is a 30-minute kickboxing fitness class, the difference is a new circuit starts every three minutes. Get your hit at 209 Madras Street. Mike Pero has opened a classic Japanese motorcycle gallery, said to be New Zealand’s first permanent public display of classic Japanese motorcycles. The Mike Pero’s Motorcycle Gallery (1 Hawthornden Rd, Avonhead) displays more than 60 motorcycles from the 70s, 80s and 90s – loaned from owners and collectors nationwide. Gallery 125 is a pop-up gallery that has recently opened in Merivale. Located at 125 Aikmans Road, the contemporary art gallery is the first of its kind in Merivale and is a partnership between Heather and Neville Brown and SCAPE Public Art. We are thrilled to see Merivale become part of the public arts scene.
There’s a new skin treatment range on the market, and it’s made here in New Zealand. Following extensive research on cell death and renewal in plants (apoptosis), globally-renowned cellular scientist Dr Iona Weir has paired her findings with natural New Zealand ingredients to create Atopis (www.atopis.com). The clever anti-aging, acne and itchy skin products are designed to ‘convince’ the human body’s immune system to repair the affected area. A pair of young New Zealand mums are behind the launch of the inbetweenie™, a unique range of fully enclosed infant sleeping bags designed for babies who don’t like being swaddled. The range is crafted from 100% feather-fine cotton – a natural, breathable and antibacterial material, which helps to prevent the risk of overheating when sleeping. Available at www. girlandboyco.com. Distinguished stationery designer Mont Blanc has launched a new range of coloured accessories. The normally monochrome design has been replaced with deep orange and purple hues.
For all things hoppy, check out The Beer Library at The Colombo. The family-run bottle shop offers an impressive selection of more than 300 varieties of craft beer – not to mention spirits, wine and Cider. They are sure to have what you are looking for, as well as many more options to please the taste buds.
Hackthorne Gardens Luxury Accommodation is now able to host guests for dinner in this exquisite location. From a sample luncheon, which included a dish of peking duck, foie gras bao bun, fresh shitake mushrooms, edamame beans, and sour plum sauce, we’re expecting great things at 141 Hackthorne Road, Cashmere.
Cathay Pacific will introduce a new seasonal service between Hong Kong and Christchurch from December 2017, directly linking the two cities by air for the first time and complementing the airline’s existing service to Auckland. The non-stop Christchurch service will operate three times per week, departing Hong Kong on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. We are excited about the launch of Montrose Estate, a new luxury alpine retreat on the Rakaia River at the foot of the Southern Alps. Montrose is comprised of three luxury self-contained homes, situated in a private valley of 260 hectares. Right beside a fivehectare spring-fed lake, there’s two kilometres of Rakaia River frontage to admire. The estate is one hour’s drive from the city – or a short helicopter journey from Christchurch