Dean Brettschneider The Global Baker - Essence Magazine

Dean Brettschneider The Global Baker - Essence Magazine
Complimentary                                                                               October 2020

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 The Global Baker
 Dean Brettschneider
                                Fashion, Food & Homewares

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Dean Brettschneider The Global Baker - Essence Magazine
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                                                                                                                                                                                          We are all over the place in this            were on deadline and needed
                                                                                                                                                                                          issue - which has been fun!                  something stronger than coffee!                        Magazine is dedicated to promoting the personality, places
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and businesses in our unique community.
                                                                                                                                                                                          The Global baker and business                When it comes to summer most
                                                                                                                                                                                          magnate Dean Brettschneider                  of us want to make the most of                         Printed copies this month - 30,000 which includes 10,000

                                                                                                                                                                                          chats with our writer Pattie                 our outdoor space – whether                             Christchurch addresses. For further information or our
                                                                                                                                                       Summer knitting is                 Pegler about the secrets to                  that’s an unruly bit of grass or                                    print dates please get in touch.

                                                                                     Eco Felt                                                                                             his success. From his early                  an expansive deck. So how do
                                                                                     Planters          nd                                              here with gorgeous                 years growing up at Waikuku                  you get started? Pattie finds the
                                                               Insect Hotel                          New
                                                                                                                                                            cottons!                      Beach, attending Rangiora High               answers on page 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13 Homewares
                                                                                                     Mug                                                                                  School and becoming a young                  If you are looking for further
                                                                                                                                                                                          apprentice at the Rangiora                   inspiration - the Fernside Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                          Bakery. His story is on page 8               Tour is coming up. Check out
                                                                                                                                                                                          With a lifetime spent travelling             page 26 for details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            08 Profile
                     Love Shopping?                                                                                                                                                       overseas and 30 years living                 Our special feature in this issue
  Our region has some superb stores, offering all sorts of                                                                     Happy Cottons to create                                    in the United States, North                  is - Fashion, Food and Home. It
                                                                         Fabel and Flora Handcrafted Soap                        cute gifts for Xmas                                      Canterbury born, Stella Robinson             has been a privilege for us to put
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cover Image: O Cosmetics have arrived in
   unique items to generate interest and conversation.                                                                                                                                    invites us into her award-winning            this together because we believe                                                                                                      Silverstream. The dedicated team of beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                          home for coffee and delicious                we have the very best boutique                                                                                                        therapists and hair stylists at Le Plaisir
                                                                                                                                                                                          date scones. Her home is filled              stops and eateries right here                                                                                                         welcome you to enjoy a relaxing experience
                                                                                                                                                                                          with memories and intriguing                 in North Canterbury. We have                                                                                                          in their boutique salon.
                                                                                                                                                                                          objects that she has collected               increased our normal print run
                                                                                                                                                                                          over the years and the large                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                         Dachshund                                                                DMC Natura Linen                                                     this issue to include an extra
                                                                                                                                                                                          garden is outstanding - I don’t              10,000 copies to Christchurch
                                                                                        Garden Planter                                                           for summer shawls        believe my photos or space                                                                                                                                                         Photographer; Carmen Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       homes just so we can share the
                                                                                                                                                                                          constraints do it justice. Page 23           excitement.
        The Fabric of Society’s great space is a                                                                                                                                           Rachel Vogan, The Happy
        showcase for their wide selection of fabric                                                                                                                                                                                    We welcome any feedback or
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        and occasional furniture, both old and                                                                                                                                            about life up the garden path.                                                                     09 Events
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Raising funds for youth
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                                                                                                                                                                                           HAVING A BALL                                                                         Call Driving Miss Daisy
                                                                                       On Sunday 11 October, 10 local businesses went head to head for some great
                                                                                                                                                                                  The Rangiora High School year 12 formal was held at The Kaiapoi Club on
                                                                                                                                                                                   Raven Quay Saturday 26 September. Photographer, Carmen Peter was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and ride with a friend.
                                                                                       fun, team building challenges and activities. The Arlington Shopping Centre                                   along to capture the excitement.                                                                           Driving Miss Daisy is NZs number 1
                                                                                       was abuzz with colourful teams, participating in fun and zany challenges, all                                                                                                                                            friendly and reliable companion driving
                                                                                       in aid of supporting local youths in achieving their sporting dreams. Over                                                                                                     service.
                                                                                       $9,000 was raised from this fun community event.
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     Something for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in October
     every purpose                                                                                                                 Celebrating our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Introducing the amazing
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      Leaflets, invites, rack cards, flyers,                                                                                        WOMEN IN BUSINESS
      vouchers, and much more!                                                                                                      We hosted drinks and nibbles to celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We also welcome Sarah, our new Senior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beauty Therapist joining the Le Plaisir
                                                                                                                                         the Women in Business 2020.                                                                                        team, who is fully qualified in using
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ADVICE FOR LANDLORDS
        Enchanted Birthdays and Events                                                                                                                                                                                                                            price is achieved we must exhaust every avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to find the buyer who will pay more than any         Over the past few months I have been              Management, Zac Snelling will have a guest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  other buyer in the market place.                     talking about some of the anomalies               covering a range of topics from current to
  If you have ever been to a Poppy Dewdrop party then you will love Poppy’s new extended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In our experience, there is a considerable           which are cropping up with all of the new         upcoming legislation, even delving into the
  party characters including princesses and super heroes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              legislation we are dealing with in property       financial side of property investment. As I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  difference between what a premium buyer will
  Our Birthday parties princesses are Elsa, Ana, Aerial, Belle, Cinderella, Tiana, Rapunzel,                                                                                                                                                                      pay and what the next best buyer will pay for        management, and I don’t think this is going       say, this will be live-streamed, and you will
  Snow White, Moana, Tinkerbell and faeries plus                                                                                                                                                                                                                  any property. In some cases, the difference can      to stop anytime soon.                             also be able to ask the experts questions on
  Super Hero’s - Spider-Man, Batman and                                                                                                                                                                                                                           amount to tens of thousands of dollars. When                                                           the night.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In my 15 years working within the industry,
  new characters!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 considering this, the investment in a complete       I am finding the latest legislation, which is     The sessions will be recorded, so if you are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  marketing campaign can have a huge return            due to take effect in February next year, is      unable to watch them live you can watch

                                                                                                        Turns One!
  We are available for Birthday parties, Christmas                                                                                                                                                                                                                on investment.
  work functions, weddings and more.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the most complicated to date. Couple this         them at a time that works best for you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Claire and Stuart Morris                So how can you be confident that you have            with the 28 infringement penalties that           If you are interested in finding out more
  Our services:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   achieved the very best price for your property?      could be incurred if you get it wrong, it has     please let me know, or you can register at:
  Birthday entertainers, face painting with gems and
  glitter, bouncy castles and candy floss coming soon                                                                                                     Shine celebrated their first year on              With so many buyers in the                                                                                 never been so important to be on top of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the legislation.

  Parties include: from 3 activities
                                                                                                                                                          1st October and already has attracted a
                                                                                                                                                          devoted following.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            market…                                                                                                    But don’t panic, help is on the way!! That’s      In the meantime, if you have any
  Nail polishing, tattoos, pass the parcel with handmade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               right, we understand that not only do these       questions feel free to contact me.
  gifts, piñata with lollies and handmade gifts, dance                                                                                                    The team of fully qualified stylists are          Should You still Invest In A Marketing Campaign?                                                           constant changes need to be implemented,
  parties, pin the horn on the unicorn, sneak up on the                                                                                                   owner/operator Sandy, Senior Stylists                                                                                                                        but even more importantly, they need to be
  batman/faerie. Face painting is available for parties and events please enquire.                                                                        Bernie and Julz and our Apprentice Paige          It’s true that we are seeing more buyers active                                                            understood – and that’s where we can help.
                                                                                                                                                          with another senior stylist joining the team      in the marketplace. We are seeing this in our                                                              I am excited to announce that this year Ray
                                                                                                                                                          soon! Bernie loves creative cutting and           online enquiry, our bidder registrations, and the                                                          White will be hosting a Landlord Academy,
                                                                                                                                                          colouring while Julz specialises in clean         number of pre-approvals at the moment. The                                                                 and we would love all investment property
                                                                                                                                                          blonds. Client well-being and satisfaction is     major portals like,
 “Accept nothing less than the very best for your little Prince or Princess”                                                                              paramount, this extends to all our services,      and are also seeing a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       owners who own rentals anywhere in New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Zealand to join us.
                                                                                                                                                          such as our Complementary consultations.          significant increase in their buyer traffic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            So, with all these buyers looking to purchase                                                              While we normally host these events in our
                                                                                                                                                   If you’re looking to revamp your hair                                                                                                                               offices throughout the country, this year
                                                                                                                                                                                                            property, shouldn’t it be easier to find those
                                                                                                                                                   book now and all new clients will receive                                                                      It’s essential that you cover all bases to ensure    we are making it even easier for landlords
                                                                                                                                                                                                            buyers and sell a property without having to
                                                                                                        half price cut and blow wave with all colour services in Oct/Nov when you book with                                                                       you are putting your property in front of all        by using an online platform to stream this
                                                                                                                                                                                                            invest in a substantial marketing campaign?
                                                                                                        Bernie or Julz and mention this ad and returning clients receive a complementary in-                                                                      potential buyers. Creating competition is our        information to you in the comfort of your
                                                                                                                                                                                                            While this may seem like a logical approach,          end game. Our ability to create competition for      own home (and, of course it is in a Covid
                                                                                                        salon treatment and a bonus home Haircare offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            almost all our owners have an ambition to             your property is what will ultimately obtain a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       proof format!!).
                                                                                                                                                                                                            achieve not just a good price, but a premium          premium price for you.                                                                                 Katrina Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                            price for their property when it sells. And so they                                                        The Academy will run each Thursday in
                                                                                                           Shine is a finalist in 2 categories at                                                           should. Any real estate agent can sell a property     Marketing matters! It can elevate your               November, commencing on the 5th at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Operations Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Property Management
                                                                                                            the NZ Hair Industry Awards!                                                                    for a price, however to ensure that a premium         property above all others. Talk to us today!         7.00pm. Each week our head of Property            E

                                           Contact us:                                                                                        Shine Hairstylists                                                                                                                                                                                           Rangiora | Pegasus | Kaiapoi | Papanui
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Christmas Country Fete                                                                           Honour Festival 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We are delighted to announce that The Christmas                                                     Honour Festival 2021 is the inaugural event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Country Fete has a new long term home.                                                              created in honour of your mind, your body,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This year, the Fete will move back to North Canterbury                                              and our planet.
Words: Pattie Pegler Images: Supplied                                                                                                                                                                                                to the historic “Amberley House”.                                                                   A yoga festival supporting New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     This event attracts over 4000 people from all over                                                  businesses who stand true to ethical and
From Rangiora High School student to baking business             world beyond North Canterbury.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the world, eager to spend a great day out in the                                                    sustainable practices and those in our
magnate – we caught up with Dean Brettschneider to find          “It was an intrigue. I was certainly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     countryside.                                                                                        communities who have a desire for more -
out the secrets of his success.                                  aware that I had another culture in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Christmas Country Fête has a true Fete                                                          more care for our land and environment, and
Type Dean Brettschneider into the Google search bar and          my life,” says Dean.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     atmosphere.                                                                                         more peace within our minds and bodies.
the autocomplete options include ‘sourdough recipe’ and          At 20 he headed overseas using                                                                                                                                      Please visit our Facebook page for updates and news.                                                27 Feb 2021, Amuri Estate, Hanmer Springs
‘net worth’. They seem like a strange combo – but perhaps        money his parents had offered him
not for a man who has created his own personal brand as          in lieu of a 21st birthday party. He
the Global Baker.                                                gained experience, worked in the
Today Dean owns several businesses in Singapore
including an artisan bakery chain Baker & Cook, a                                                                                                                                                                            Postponed Waikuku Exhibition rises again.
pizza brand Plank Sourdough, Mo & Jo a burger brand,
Crosstown Doughnuts and his own baking and cooking                                                                                                                                                                           The annual exhibition of work by artists from the
school. Oh, and he does some consultancy work around                                                                                                                                                                         Waikuku area was sadly postponed in March due to the
the globe. So is working non-stop basically the key to                                                                                                                                                                       Covid-19 lockdown. Happily the group (Waikuku Artists
business success?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Station Café Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Incorporated or WAI) is going ahead with the show on
“You have to be relentless, you know,” says Dean                                                                                                                                                                             the weekend of 31 October and 1 November in the id
speaking from Singapore. “Relentless on yourself, on                                                                                                                                                                         Gallery at the Brick Mill on Highway One in Waikuku.
your relationships, on your family. Relentless on yourself
physically. I think that was part of the motivation to write
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm both weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             days and adult admission is by gold coin donation.                                     Vibrant and Whimsical
the biography really. I felt there was a story to be told                                                                                                                                                                      This year’s show focuses around the work of guest                The Station Café has been buzzing              everything is for sale”. This includes
about that side of it.”                                                                                                                                                                                                        artist, Elisha Clarke-Jordan who is known for her animal         since it reopened under the new                some of the fabulous display tables and
Dean’s biography, Passion Is My Main Ingredient, does                                                                                                                                        sculptures in stainless steel, and the group is delighted that she has agreed to                   owners, Steve and Vivienne King. The           restored cabinets that are part of the
show behind the scenes. And it’s exhausting. He’s winning                                                                                                                                    show her work.                                                                                     couple are now looking forward to              furniture.
awards, he’s buying a bakery, he’s working for corporates,       UK, met his future wife and moved back to New Zealand.                                                                                                                                                                         adding to the space for their customers
                                                                                                                                                                                             WAI artists will be showing work in a range of media including; painting, sculpture,                                                              The couple aim to create an interesting
he’s in London, he’s in Shanghai, he’s writing baking            There followed a career that saw him buy and sell his own                                                                   photography and pottery. A visit to the exhibition is always a delight because of the              – with the opening of the Station Café
books, he’s on television. He simply doesn’t stop.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             destination for people at The Station
                                                                 bakery in Dunedin, start writing his own baking books,                                                                      imaginative and clever work on show.                                                               Shop offering gifts and fashion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Café and Shop. And now as well as
Early Years                                                      work for a variety of corporates and spend several years in                                                                 This year, once again, we are very pleased to have Totalspan, Woodend as our major                 “I wanted to create a vibrant and              enjoying a coffee or an al fresco lunch in
                                                                 the dynamic city of Shanghai. There was no such thing as                                                                    sponsor and we are also very grateful for the support of all our sponsors. Without their           whimsical space,” says Vivienne who is
He attributes that drive to various sources. Growing up in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the outdoor courtyard area – there is the
                                                                 regular hours but he enjoyed the adrenalin of it and                                                                        help running our show would be much more difficult.                                                the driving force behind the shop. She
Waikuku Beach he recalls putting Readers Digest books                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          chance to do a little browsing or even
                                                                 honed his skills.                                                                                                           The opening night on Friday 30 October at 7.30pm is always a very enjoyable community              has spent many hours researching items
down his socks as shin pads for soccer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        some early Christmas shopping.
                                                                 But nobody gets to work on this basis without sacrifices                                                                    event and an opportunity to be have the first chance of purchasing an artwork. Opening             to stock and trying to create just the
                                                                                                                                                                                             night tickets $25 can be purchased from the id Gallery at the Mill or from the Waikuku             right blend of items, colours and pricing.     The store opened on the 13th October so
                                                                 and Dean has stacked up two divorces and moved around
“I came from nothing. And so it was very                         so much he seems to lack roots. He feels more European                                                                      Beach store and café or $30 at the door.                                                                                                          take some time to drop in for a coffee and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Her research has paid off and the space
important to me to be able to provide,” he says.                 he says but business is in Singapore, for now. He has                                                                                                                                                                                                                         a browse around Rangiora’s newest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                is an appealing variety of everything. It’s    retail offering.
                                                                 friends and family in New Zealand. His son is in London.                                                                                                                                                                       the sort of space that you walk around
                                                                 It’s something he seems aware of but also pragmatic           cycling and travelling and is a Netflix junkie who’s been                                                                                                        wanting to pick up every item for a
But he also experienced an early taste of hard work and
                                                                 about. Money cannot buy happiness he is clear, but it can     bingeing on Sons of Anarchy.                                                                                                                                     closer look – colours and textures and
success that spurred him on. As the only boy in the home
economics group at Rangiora High School when the then            buy security and freedom and choice.                          But he also likes people and is well experienced in                                                                                                              shape draw the eye.
owner of Rangiora Bakery, late John van Til, came looking        “I was building financial freedom and that comes at a         television work having appeared as a judge on NZ’s Hottest                                                                                                       You’ll find colourful Frida Kahlo candles,
for an apprentice Dean was chosen by default.                    cost…I live on my own. I spend 99% of my time on my           Home Baker way back in 2011. Since then he’s done                                                               SATURDAY                                         incense cones and jewellery along with
That was in 1985.                                                own. I make a lot of business decisions on my own,”           several television shows including most recently, The Great                                                  27TH FEB 2021                                       homewares. And on one side of the
During the early days of apprenticeship he lived with            he says.                                                      Kiwi Bake Off.                                                                                                                                                   store stylish summer fashions dominate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMURI ESTATE                                  from labels such as Bohemian Trader
his grandmother, Nana Smith, in Rangiora and worked              But he’s on good terms with his first wife and has a          One of the projects he is enthusiastic about is that he                                                       128 MEDWAY ROAD
16-hour days as he learnt his trade. He captained the New                                                                      has recently acquired the Singapore rights to The Great                                                                                                          and colourful Australian brand Olga da
                                                                 strong relationship with his son, Jason, 24. When Dean’s                                                                                                                   HANMER SPRINGS
Zealand Baking Team to victory for Trans-Tasman Baking                                                                         Singapore Bake Off from the BBC. “It means I own the                                                                                                             Polga. All with reasonable price tags.
                                                                 first marriage broke up Jason opted to stay in Shanghai
Trophy in 1987 and in 1988 was New Zealand Baking                with his father for a year. It was a year that cemented       format here and I just need to work with the TV networks                                                               11AM - 7PM                                And a point of difference here say
Apprentice of the Year – amongst many other awards. It           their relationship says Dean. And he has put a focus on       to produce it,” he explains.                                                                                  A yoga festival celebrating                        Steve and Vivienne is that “pretty much
was the sense of pride and satisfaction in his skills that       maintaining that ever since.                                                                                                                                             education and empowerment.
rewarded him – and set him up for the future.                                                                                  Embarking on producing a television series sounds like                                                                  Yoga, speakers,                          The Station Café & Shop,
                                                                 So what next? Well he’s ‘semi-retired’ he says. He doesn’t    exactly the sort of semi-retirement that you’d expect from                                                            musicians, artisan                         2 Blackett Street, Rangiora
Meanwhile his Dutch father and a grandmother who sent            bake anymore but he does teach occasionally. He loves         this high energy entrepreneur.                                                                                demonstions and vendors                            Opening hours:
gifts from Holland at Christmas gave him an interest in the
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                                                                   If you are planning a wedding, corporate event, or           corporate and private events. “One of our premium
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                                                                   or full-on luxury, says Andy Youngman of North               include beautiful wicker outdoor suites, Cinder LPG
                                                                   Canterbury company, Premium Events.                          fire pits, rustic wooden furniture and a fantastic
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Waimakariri Shopping: A Breath of Fresh Air                                TWINE
                                                                                                                                                                                      Twine Antiques is a treasure trove of vintage finds! You will
                                                                                                                                                                                      discover an eclectic mix of antiques, collectables and furniture
                                                                                                             Need a day out? Look no further…                                         to all sorts of gems for your garden - a varied and ever changing
                                                                                                                                                                                      array of beautiful and unusual pieces. New stock arrives daily, so
                                                                                                             Waimakariri is a short drive         Hit the high streets of the         there’s always something to browse!
                                                                                                             north of Christchurch and is         main towns or hop in the car
                                                                                                             making a name for itself as the      and cruise to a handful of          Situated in the Old School Collective, Waikuku
                                                                                                             boutique shopping destination        out-of-the-way destinations
                                                                                                             in Canterbury.                       where you can nab yourself
                                                                                                             The antithesis of the big city       a gorgeous antique, a unique
                                                                                                             malls, shopping in Waimakariri       artwork or some divine
                                                                                                             incorporates small, local            additions for your home or
                                                                                                             businesses, sunshine and fresh       garden. Maybe swing by a
                                                                                                             air, and more than a few hidden      farmers’ market or two, pick up
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                                                                                                             you’re on the hunt for high-end      some of the many quality cafes                                                            right through to carpet, drapes and hunting and fishing                         Fi’s Flowers ‘n’ Art is a modern florist and art business located
                                                                                                             fashion boutiques or top-notch       dotted about the region.                                                                  supplies - Blackwells Department Store is a timeless                            in Rangiora with beautiful wares and the WOW factor! Fi has
                                                                                                             preloved items, beautiful            Friendly faces, charming                                                                  treasure in the heart of Kaiapoi. Established in 1871 the                       a team of experienced florists, who can cater for all of your
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                                                                                                             season’s must-have shoes and         views and all the boutique                                                                service and a great shopping experience for all.                                range of flowers, gifts and art.
                                                                                                             accessories, Waimakariri will        shopping you could want: for a                                                                                           
                                                                                                             deliver in spades.                   real breath of fresh air escape
                                                                                                             With over 30 boutique stores         to Waimakariri, where once is
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                                                                                                             is attracting an increasing          trip? Visit our handy boutique                                                                                                                                          of Society carries a fabulous range of imported designer fabrics,
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                                                                                                             quality shopping experiences          bright new showroom at 15 Station Rd, and let us help you                                                                          for your home.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         beauty. Offering a huge range of high                                                           framed by Cameo Fine Arts. Bring in your treasured
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                                                                                                                                                                                    THE MILL                                                                                           NICHE
                                                                                                                                                                                    The Mill, Waikuku. Where you can                                                                   Niche is a little something different. We are a
                                                                                                                                                                                    discover local and international art,                                                              locally owned and operated homeware, gift, art
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Mill Building. Explore The Emporium                                                                for unique and inspiring brands to bring to
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                                                                                                                                                                                    at Little Bohemia, or nab some unique
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heart of Rangiora Dappermen has everything the modern gentlemen needs to look                                                                                                       stop shop, well worth the trip!
smart and feel good. If you are wanting to look good and feel great for this summer
                                                                                                                                                                                    Find us at The Mill Waikuku
Dappermen is the place to go.
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The Sport Shop is family owned and operated and offers North Canterbury’s largest range of quality
sporting goods. Store owner Nigel with the help of his team, personally select what we stock to ensure                              NZulu is a culmination of life experiences - both Local and Global.       R O BE BO UTIQUE
we know how it works – and how it performs. We only sell the best tools for the job – and if we haven’t                             It represents an alloy of African heritage, love of New Zealand and a     If you love fashion, then you must visit           Our Brands include Augustine, Charlo,
got something you need, then we’ll do our best to source it for you.                                                                sensibility that endorses cross-cultural design aesthetics and ideas.     Robe Boutique in Rangiora.                         Amaya, Honey Denim, Hey Monday, Stella +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gemma, Silent Theory, Sass, Fate+Becker,
345A Flaxton Road, Rangiora                                                                                                         NZulu owner, Shirley has hand-picked select items from designers          Located on High Street, Robe Boutique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OnceWas, Jaclyn M, Tuesday, Nude
03 313 7983 |                                                                                             she has sourced internationally.                                          is home to some of NZ and Australia’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Footwear, Betty Basics, Stilen, Dricoper                                                                                                                                                                                        favourite women’s’ fashion designers
                                                                                                                                    Limited editions enable Nzulu to provide clients with unique pieces                                                          Denim, LTB Denim, Mavi, Standard Issue,
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              everyone whether you need something
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              special for an occasion or just want some
                                                                                                                                                                                                              comfy pants to relax in style.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shop in-store or online, and get free
                                                                                                                                                                                                              overnight shipping on all orders.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Treat yourself at Robe Boutique today!

                                                                                                           ME, NOW YOU
                                                                                                           Me, Now You Clothing is a
                                                                                                           boutique shop in Amberley with a
                                                                                                           large variety of NEW and quality
                                                                                                           PRE-LOVED items, designer
                                                                                                           clothing & accessories. A pure
                                                                                                           haven for creating your own style.
                                                                                                           2 Pound Street, Amberley
                                                                                                           027 636 8774
                                                                                                           Facebook: menowyouclothing

                                                                                                                                                             LITTLE BOHEMIA
                                                                                                                                                             Little Bohemia is a collection of clothing,
                                                                                                                                                             footwear, jewellery, accessories and
                                                                                                                                                             homewares. Sourced from around the
                                                                                                                                                             globe and locally. Ethical and sustainable
                                                                                                                                                             items available.
                                                                                                                                                             Find us at The Mill Waikuku
                                                                                                                                                             Main North Rd, Waikuku
                                                                                                                                                             Mon-Fri 11-3, Sat & Sun 10-4

THEA’S NEW & PRELOVED                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MOLTO BELLA
BOUTIQUE                                                                             BLACKWELLS                                                                                                             TAD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Molto Bella brings the best of Italian style to New Zealand.
Pop in and be amazed by our extensive                                                Blackwell’s Department Store is a family owned business located                                                        TAD Design is a boutique retail store – specialising in style that will make you swoon. Shop
range of beautiful fashion, accessories,                                                                                                                                                                    the latest on-trend fashions in store or from the comfort of home.                                   Owner Anette Drewery has spent extensive time travelling in
                                                                                     in Kaiapoi – known as the ‘stalwart’ since the late 1800’s. Newly                                                                                                                                                           Italy and exploring the culture, and just had to bring the classic
gifts and lifestyle range in our                                                     rebuilt and keeping up with the latest trends, we stock a wide                                                         “People shouldn’t feel intimated by fashion,” says owner Tracey. “TAD is a space that’s free
little boutique.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 European styles back with her. The unique linens and silks are
                                                                                     range of quality NZ-made and imported products, from                                                                   from judgment, and it makes my day to see women come in, feel beautiful and have a great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reminiscent of the fashions from the stunning Amalfi Coast
Our hours are Wednesday to Saturday                                                  brand-names we trust to deliver quality and satisfaction.                                                              experience.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Florence in Italy, and complement the size and shapes of
10am to 4pm.                                                                         Cnr Williams Street and Raven Quay, Kaiapoi                                                                            199 High Street, Rangiora                                                                            women of any age
102 Main Street, Oxford                                                              03 327 8029 |                                                                           0800 823 337 |
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 199 High St, Rangiora
+64 027 687 7219                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 03 313 1366 |

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CRAZE                                                                                                                                                             RANGIORA SHOE LINES
                                                                                                      At CRAZE, our passion is for fashion. Owned and operated by Sherie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We are proud to be a little Independent Shoe Store local to North Canterbury, having been
                                                                                                      - a style devotee who sources her collection from the hottest urban
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        at the heart of Rangiora for 50 wonderful years.
                                                                                                      and modern brands around the world - helping you shop the look
                                                                                                      you crave. Brands include Federation, Home-Lee, Wish, Cooper,                                                                                                     Each and every gorgeous shoe instore has been carefully curated – meticulously
                                                                                                      Stella & Gemma, Stitch Ministry, Eb & Ive, Minx and many more.                                                                                                    handpicked for shoe uniqueness, tested for fit, quality and detail with our end goal being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        outstanding comfort. Shoe labels such as Alfie & Evie, Django & Juliette, Merrell, Belle
                                                                                                      178 Williams Street, Kaiapoi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scarpe, Bresley, Minx, Kacper, Ecco and Ziera feature with many more on offer, ensuring
                                                                                                      03 327 2157 |
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        your feet are always in impeccable hands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We really do LOVE SHOES!! Pop in and see us!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        162 High Street, Rangiora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        03 313 8444 |

So You! Is a popular one-of-a-kind North Canterbury fashion destination.                                                                                                                               COUNTRY LANE
Owner Debbie Albrecht, a hands-on, accredited personal image consultant, loves helping                                                                                                                 Our aim is to showcase top quality New Zealand and
women discover their personal style and feel fabulous.                                                                                                                                                 International brands in an environment where everyone feels
                                                                                                                                                                                                       welcome. By combining our talents and experience we are able
Add our legendary friendly service to the gorgeous fashion, unique range of accessories and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       to bring you timeless wardrobe staples alongside some of the
carefully selected giftware and it’s no wonder our clients ‘enter as strangers and leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                       latest trends. We employ passionate and experienced staff that
as friends’!
                                                                                                                                                                                                       share our vision for premium customer service in a no pressure
Shop 3, 188 High Street (Ground Floor)                                                                                                                                                                 environment. Helping you find something that not only looks
Conway Building, Rangiora                                                                                                                                                                              fabulous but will make you feel amazing too.
03 313 1720 |
                                                                                                                                                                                                       144 High Street, Rangiora
                                                                                                                                                                                                       03 313 4565 |

                                                                                                                                                           SONYA LEE BAGS
                                                                                                                                                           Sonya designs and creates these beautiful
                                                                                                                                                           leather bags from her home in Ohoka,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nice to
                                                                                                                                                           where she and her husband also run a
                                                                                                                                                           busy upholstery business. Beautifully
                                                                                                                                                           made and reasonably priced, you can find
                                                                                                                                                           Sonya on Facebook and at various markets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        meet you...
                                                                                                                                                           in Canterbury.
                                                                                                                                                           03 312 0570
                                                                                                                                                               Sonya Lee Bags

                                                                                                                                                                      Sonya Lee Bags                                                                                                     Hello! Katy here, founder of Feather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         & Oak Interiors. We are passionate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         about creating stylish and beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         interiors for your home.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         We would love to help with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         your next project.

                            LORDSHIP LINENS                                                           SHOE THERAPY
                            Lordship Linens is a true local business. About 80% of what we do         Shoe Therapy is the ultimate place to
                            is proudly made in North Canterbury. We use natural fabrics such          discover gorgeous shoes and accessories
                            as cotton, silk & mostly linen, with a little bit of ‘other’ thrown in.   – from funky trainers to on-trend sandals                                                                                                                                          03 313 0123 166 High Street Rangiora
                            We design our own range of garments and fashion is not really our         and summer styles. All designs are hand                                                                                                                                  
                            ‘thing’. We just love classic styles you’ll want to wear every day and    selected by our resident fashion stylist and
                            believe that smart dressing doesn’t mean fancy clothes.                   director, Debbie. Leading brands from
                                                                                                      New Zealand, Australian and European
                            Honestly, we’re a bit old fashioned and love great colours, the
                                                                                                      brands include Superga, Django & Juliette,
                            feminine form and beautiful fabrics.
                                                                                                      Saben, and Ziera.
                            We might look a bit fancy in our little store... pop in and see.
                                                                                                      178a Williams Street, Kaiapoi
                            130 High Street Rangiora,                                                 03 3270966
                            0210 800 0809 |                           

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North Canterbury                                                                               NOM NOM KITCHEN

                                                                                                                                                                               WINE & FOOD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NEW DISH ALERT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Introducing our Sticky Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wings: Deep fried chicken wings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           caramelized with special sauce. GF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and Vegan options available upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           request. Experience authentic South
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           East Asian Cuisine in a cosy, fully
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           licensed restaurant with impressive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Asian style décor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Book online or call (03) 313 4276
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           257 High Street, Rangiora

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LITTLE VINTAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fabulous food, great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   coffee and amazing service!

                                                                                          BAX & BERG                                                                               COFFEE WORX                                                                                                                                       Little Vintage Espresso Café
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20 Markham St, Amberley

                                                                                          Bax & Berg is a progressive designer boutique,                            There is nothing more satisfying for a coffee drinker than sitting
                   RUBY SIX                                                               established with intention to create confident women.                     down with your favourite coffee and taking that first sip and then
                                                                                          Carefully curated by two New Zealand mothers, the                         that feeling…aaah! Coffee is one of our favourite rituals, whether
                   Amberley’s iconic gift and design store Ruby Six offers a carefully
                                                                                          store carries designer garments that feature purposeful                   before we start our day, at mid-morning with a magazine or paper
                   curated range to treat yourself or that special someone. This
                   spring, Ruby Six features clothing from Elk the Label and Coop
                                                                                          tailoring and a chic, modern attitude. Bax & Berg is a
                                                                                          home for all women to discover new pieces from the
                                                                                                                                                                    for company, or with a friend or loved one for a refreshing catch up.                                                           MAINSTREET SPORTS BAR
                   along with a wonderful selection of accessories including Status                                                                                 At Coffee Worx we are in the business of making all those moments
                                                                                          transformative world of global fashion.                                   possible by taking the time and expertise to produce award winning                                                           Celebrate the Melbourne Cup
                   Anxiety, Antler and Sophie Store.
                                                                                          88 Carters Road, Amberley                                                 coffee, either at our Roastery café in Rangiora, or at your place with                                                       with us on Tues 3rd November
                   6 Markham Street, Amberley                                             03 314 7251 |                                        our retail coffee available for purchase.                                                                                    and be lucky in the Mainstreet
                   03 314 8847 |                                                                                                                                                                                                          sweepstakes!! We now have full
                                                                                                                                         Come and see for yourself why so many people from North                                                                      TAB facilities so be in to win,
                                                                                                                                                                    Canterbury have made us their preferred local coffee destination,                                                            plenty of nibbles and fun…
                                                                                                                                                                    with something for everyone from our brunch menu and freshly                                                                 “Unlucky Punters Live Band”
                                                                                                                                                                    made cabinet food, to our great range of drink options for non-                                                              after the big race!
                                                                                                                                                                    coffee drinkers, all served by our friendly staff in our relaxed and
                                                                                                                                                                    welcoming retro industrial café.                                                                                             37 High Street, Rangiora
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 03-310 7546
                                                                                                                                                                    13 Ashley Street, Rangiora                                                                                                   Open everyday 9am-11pm
                                                                                                                                                                    03 423 3243 |

                                                                                         Looking for a unique shopping experience?                                                                              THE GOOD HOME                                               ROUTE 72                                                             Treat yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with a visit to
                                                                                         Hurunui will surprise and delight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Route 72 Café Bar
                                                                                         Designer fashion and accessories, must have homewares, artisan goods                                                     Overlooking Lake Pegasus, our purpose                                                                                          in Cust.
                                                                                         and original work from established and emerging artists all feature in                                                   built boat sheds are designed to reflect the
                                                                                         beautifully presented stores and galleries dotted throughout the region.                                                                                                                                                                               The “Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nautical and coastal life of the area.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                72” lunching
                                                                                         Add in the picturesque Hurunui backdrop and you’ve got the perfect                                                       The Good Home Pegasus has a flavour all                                                                                       and brunching
                                                                                         destination for a day out. Plan your trip to the region today!                                                           of its own, when you visit us you’ll notice                                                                                   experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the enticing array of drinks at the bar, the                                                                                  will be a day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tempting treats on the menu and the smiles                                                                                    to remember
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of the friendly folk who’ll serve them to you.                                       with friends, family or an escape on your own. With an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   62 Pegasus Main St, Pegasus                                                         eclectic array of fashion, homeand gardening delights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   03 967 6891                                                                         there really is something for everyone. Now with private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Open daily from 10am                                                                accommodation available you can stay in the picturesque
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       village and explore the local scenery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1697 Cust Rd, Cust | Ph 03 312 5595

                                                                                                                                                                         KINGSFORD KITCHEN                                                                                   MILLY’S FUDGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AND CHOCOLATES
                                                                                          Bax and Berg                                   Kjole Style                 Nestled in the bustling business
                                                                                                                                                                     district of Rangiora, North                                                                   Milly’s Fudge and Chocolates started in the
                                                                                                                                                                     Canterbury, Kingsford Kitchen is                                                              beautiful North Canterbury area of Waikuku
                                                                                                                                                                     a daytime eatery offering fresh,                                                              in early September 2020.
                                                                                                                                                                     creative, flavoursome, New Zealand                                                            Our fudge is made locally and we source
                                                                                                                                                                     eats. Open Monday to Friday,                                                                  and use local suppliers and products where
                                                                                                                                                                     Kingsford, a hidden gem, offers an                                                            possible to support Canterbury and NZ. We
                                                                                                                                                                     eclectic sundries section, perfect for                                                        have fudge tastings and really enjoy our
                                                                                                                                                                     Christmas or thank you gifts. Their                                                           customers delight with our range of flavours.
                                                                                                                                                                     Instagram is also a worthy follow.
        45 MINUTES NORTH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Old School Collective
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1429 Main North Road
        OF CHRISTCHURCH                                                                   Ruby Six                                       Tait Gallery                6 Kingsford Smith Drive, Rangiora
                                                                                                                                                                     03-313 2190                                                                                   0273817718

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A taste of
                                                                                                                                                                                                New Look Menu ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                Book Your Work Function
                                                                                                                                                                                                Time to welcome in the summer at
                                                                                                                                                                                                Rangiora’s popular family favourite, Five
                                                                                                                                                                                                Stags. The new menu includes plenty of
                                                                                                                                                                                                dishes inspired by the change of seasons
                                                                                                                                                                                                and includes dishes to suit all like the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rachel Vogan, The Happy Gardener
      GRACEBROOK                                                                                                                                                                                delicious Blue Cod and the ever popular
                                                                                                                                                                                                Popcorn Chicken.                                                                                             has plenty of soil under her fingernails,
Welcome to Gracebrook. We love good fresh food!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with over 30 years in the garden game.
                                                                                                                                                                                                And with party season fast approaching                                                                       Rachel joins the Essence team to
Visit our Country store… we stock a range of quality products, including honey, pickles,                                                                                                        why not get your work do booked in?                                                                          share her wealth of knowledge about
sauces, jams, eggs, nuts, fresh fruit and our delicious spicy cherry sauce!                                                                                                                     Five Stags offer the perfect setting for                                                                     life up the garden path. Rachel is an

                                                                                                   Chicken Pesto Filo Parcels
We love good food and quality products, and you can rest assured that your purchases                                                                                                            group bookings - with menus priced for all budgets, dishes                                                   acclaimed writer, International Garden
from Gracebrook will be the best in quality and in service.                                                                                                                                     include grazing platters and set menus as well as dishes to suit                                             Judge, Radio host and has published
                                                                                                                                                                                                all tastes from good old fashioned pork belly to lighter options                                             many books, she offers advice on
156 Ashworth Rd Amberley | Ph 033147076                                                                                                                                                         such as salmon. So if you’re thinking of a family gathering,
                                                                                               Our successful Little Garden Promotion is coming to an end. It been very popular and                                                                                                                          gardens and is a serious plant lover.                                                                           a great way to encourage gardening with the younger members of your family. This                 birthday or work do then get in touch with the team at
                                                                                               month’s recipe is from Our Little Garden Recipe Collection, Chicken Pesto Filo Parcels.          Five Stags and get booked in for the perfect group dinner.
                                                                                               This recipe is full of fresh flavours and is certainly easy to make and it will certainly
                                                                                               impress your hungry dinner guests.                                                               3/29 Huntingdon Drive, Arlington                                                                                                 CITRUS on my mind
                                                                                               A couple of pointers to make your job easier, if you are pushed for time you can use one or      03 313 7871 |                                                                         With an abundance of Lemons about and with Christmas just
                                                                                               our readymade Pesto’s available in the chilled dairy section of our store. Keep an eye on the                                                                                                                        around the corner it seems timely that my first story with
            WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CBK CRAFT                                                      parcels as they can easily burn especially if you are reheating them up later and if you don’t
                                                                                               have any spinach you can substitute silver beet.                                                                                    BETTER HALF CAFE & BAR                                                          Essence be about (Booze) and making the most of Lemons.

                    BAR & KITCHEN?                                                             Until next time happy cooking.                                                                                               We opened our new kitchen and Bar in March 2020, with a new rustic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            interior design and bar, with plenty of seating, perfect for larger groups and
                It’s all about the kids down at CBK the next                               Ingredients (Serves 4)                            Prep time 30 mins|Cook time: 20 mins                                           functions, but cosy booth seating and quiet corners for those who want a          This is an incredibly easy recipe, and I can tell you it will put
                              couple of months!                                            •       3 cups fresh basil                        • In a food processor, blend the basil,                                        more intimate dining experience. Our covered outdoor area is perfect for          a smile on the face of anyone who samples it. This makes a
                                                                                           •       1/4 cup pistachios, deshelled!              pistachios, vinegar, garlic and olive oil                                    those sunny summer days and evenings and over the summer months, we               wonderful gift.
           •    We will be running our famous food drive during                                                                                until smooth. Season to taste with salt and                                  will have bands playing every Sunday, while every Wed will hold our Quiz          •      A good bag full of ripe juicy ripe Lemons 20 – 30
                                                                                           •       1 Tbsp. vinegar or lemon juice
                November & December. Bring in 3 cans and receive a                                                                             pepper, then place 1/3 cup into a large                                      evenings.                                                                         •      2 bottles of vodka
                                                                                           •       1 clove garlic, peeled
                                                                                                                                               mixing bowl and set the rest aside.
                FREE skillet cookie in return – bonus!                                     •       1/3 cup Pams Cold Pressed Extra                                                                                          We have a fabulous new menu, offering great food and our on site smoker           •      4 cups of water
                                                                                                                                             • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius                                     provides a “low and slow” BBQ spin on the menu. We offer friendly service         •      Juice from all the lemons
                                                                                                   Virgin Olive Oil plus extra for
           •    Come in from 11 November – 11 December and                                         brushing
                                                                                                                                               fan bake. To the mixing bowl, add the                                        and pride ourselves on our hospitality.                                           •      2-3 cups of sugar.
                the kids can write a letter to Santa – and wait for a                                                                          cooked chicken, ricotta and spinach. Mix                                     With plenty of off street carparking, there is plenty of room for everyone and    •      2 – 3 large bottles (you can use the vodka bottles) or if you
                                                                                           •       2 cups chopped cooked chicken               well to combine, then season to taste with                                   ideal for car/bike rallies.                                                              are like me you may have some empty wine bottles.
                response in the letterbox in the lead up to Christmas!
                                                                                           •       100g ricotta cheese                         salt and pepper.                                                                                                                                               1.     Peel the yellow skins, avoiding the pith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Open Wed to Sunday 11.30 - late (9am to late on weekends - breakfast)
           •    From 8th - 24th December we will be gifting EVERY                          •       2 cups spinach, roughly                   • Take one sheet of filo and brush it lightly                         | 03 3129083                                                 2.     Place peel, lemon juice, water in a pot, add sugar and
                child (under 12) a Christmas                                                       chopped                                     with olive oil. Top with another filo sheet,                                                                                                                          heat to dissolve sugar, then allow to cool.
                gift (T&C’s apply).                                                        •       8 rectangular sheets filo pastry            then fold in half lengthways. Spoon ¼ of                                                                                                                       3.     Add vodka and mix, pour into bottles, place in a dark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cupboard (hide it from yourself)
                                                                                           •       Green salad to serve                        the chicken mixture into the centre of the          THREE LLAMAS GOURMET COFFEE                                                                                4.     The colour will start to change from cloudy to bright
           •    Keep your eyes peeled for our                                                                                                  filo rectangle, and use your hands to bring
                NEW summer menu                                                                                                                together into a money/parcel shape.              Woodend is lucky enough to have its very own spot to indulge in some                                                 yellow once ready. Allow 6 to 9 weeks. This recipe was
                – coming soon!                                                                                                                                                                  seriously good java - Three Llamas Coffee House and Roastery! Not                                                    adapted to suit my taste.
                                                                                                                                             • Place onto a lined baking tray, and repeat
                                                                                                                                               with the remaining pastry and chicken            only do they pride themselves on superb coffee, they are also proud
           WWW.CBK.NZ - ITS A LOCAL THING!                                                                                                     filling. Once all four parcels are made, place   to source all their beans from a small mountainous region in northern
                                                                                                                                                                                                Peru. Their selection is so good it doesn’t need to be blended with                                           Top Tips for Citrus:
           4/77 Hilton Street Kaiapoi P. 03 327 9224 |                                                                 into the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or
           Open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday from 11am to late                                                                              until the parcels are golden brown and crisp.    coffees from other countries, no blends, no confusion – just the finest                                       •      Full sun, the hotter the better, nestle them up close to the
           Weekends from 9am to late                                                                                                                                                            Arabica coffee from the best growing regions in Peru.                                                                house, wine barrels make great containers for Citrus.
                                                                                                                                             • Serve the parcels alongside the remaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                The café along the Main North Rd has some quaint tables on a small                                            •      Protect from frost
                                                                                                                                               pesto and side salad of your choice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                veranda where you can enjoy an espresso, have a bite to eat and                                               •      Feed twice a year with citrus fertiliser once now and again
                                                                                                                                                                                                take home some freshly roasted specialty beans to brew your own at                                                   in autumn. Avoid using Epsom Salts too often
                                                                                                                                                                                                home. If you are lucky you may even be able to watch them in-store,                                           •      Water deeply once a week from now until Autumn, half a
                                                                                           Barbara Palmer has worked at New World Rangiora
                                                                                                                                                                                                in action while they are roasting!                                                                                   bucket of water once a week will do it
            Tear this off for a FREE Famous CBK Skillet Cookie.                             for 17 years, the last six as their New World Brand            RANGIORA                                                                                                                                           •      Prune to allow air movement through the plant, this aids
                                                                                             Ambassador during which time she has created
     Available when dining in, Mon - Thurs until 10th November 2020.                                       many striking recipes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Three Llamas Coffee House and Roastery                                                                               in fruit production and helps prevent a build-up of black
                               One FREE Dessert per voucher.                                                                                                                                    65A Main North Road, Woodend                                                                                         sooty mould
                                                                                                                                                                                       Ph 03 310 0632

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Old Leithfield Hotel has a
                                                                                                                                                                   ST   ROPU                                                                                                                                                                             new lease of life under the new
                                                                                                                                                                GA              B
                                                                                                                                                                      The                                                                                                                                                                                management of Neil Tiplady
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and his team… they pride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         themselves on great food and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         great service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The menu has delicious, beautifully presented food, all created
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       onsite and a summer menu due to be introduced soon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       With a dedicated dining room, perfect for private functions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       dining in the bar next the log burner, or outside in the beautiful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       garden bar area, the ideal place to enjoy a drink and nibble.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       We cater for large groups –specialising in car and motorbike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       clubs, through to casual diners and live bands play once a

                Brunch I lunch I dinner I coffee I drinks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       month with a courtesy bus to take you home.

               Open daily from 10am - 62 PEGASUS MAIN ST, pegasus - 03 967 6891                                                                                                                                                             11 Old Main North Road, Leithfield | | 03 3147230

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