With discerning connoisseurs of the finest Indian cuisine, Pepper Bridge Indian Restaurant needs no introduction. Located at Shop 9 in Addington Mall at 300 Lincoln Road, it has gained such a large following, that online food and beverage app Menulog chose the venue as 2018’s best Indian Restaurant.
Whether you go full chicken/beef/lamb vindaloo, tikka masala, or prefer a toned down korma, the range of starters, mains and vegetarian options is prepared with passion and attention to detail. Each dish has its own extraordinary flavour and you can really taste the difference.
The Head Chef has more than 18 years of experience under his hat and will happily cater your dish to suit your dietary requirements. Pepper Bridge continues to provide customers with ever-changing specials and a comprehensive range of wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages is on offer too. Plus from Tuesday to Friday, ‘Winter Happy Hours’ from 4:30 to 6:30 gives you curry, naan, basmati rice and King Fisher Premium Beer, all for just $22.
Pepper Bridge also provides a stellar food takeaway and delivery service, and can cater for functions in and out of Christchurch. Plus, a new chef straight from India will soon be joining the team, with new and authentic dishes also on their way.
For more information or to book a table at Christchurch’s Number One Indian Restaurant, visit www.pepperbridge.co.nz or phone 03-595 0442.
Redevelopment at one of Christchurch’s largest open-air shopping complexes is now complete – and developers say all roads lead to Tower Junction in Addington.
Tower Junction owner and developer Ngāi Tahu Property is focused on “providing a shopping destination that can meet the needs of the whole whānau”, Ngāi Tahu Property Chief Executive, David Kennedy says.
“We see Tower Junction as a shopping option that ticks all the boxes – it has great parking, a range of shops that appeal to everyone and is handily located between Blenheim Road and Whiteleigh Ave on the west side of the city.”
Development on the 2,500m2 site has been underway for the past year and includes two new buildings, recently unveiled to accommodate new food, beverage and retail tenants. These include Look Sharp and a new concept store for Bed, Bath & Beyond. Further retailers including Tower Nails, Acquisitions, SuRa and others are open, or will be opening in the coming weeks.
Ngāi Tahu Property has worked closely with Matapopore, a charitable trust incepted after the quakes to ensure mana whenua values and the voice of Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu are included in the rebuild.
Kennedy says this relationship has resulted in markers of Ngāi Tahu culture being included in the development. The work of Fayne Robinson, a Ngāi Tahu master carver, and other Māori artists, have been incorporated on site.
“These examples of Toi Māori (Māori art) reflect the stories of mana whenua from this area of Canterbury and acknowledge its Māori history. As a tribally-owned business, it’s important for us to
Soho Hair salon owner Sarah Marsh believes more people should experience the regular blow-dry in their daily haircare lives.
“I think there’s definitely potential for people to put themselves a little higher on the agenda,” Sarah says. “Having a regular time to come in, have a coffee, massaging wash and blow-dry just sets you up for the next five days of feeling great,” she adds.
Soho’s ten staff, including three elite stylists with over 15 years’ experience each, still enjoy the loyalty of clients who were pre-quake customers in the central city. In their spacious Addington salon, large sofas and polished floors add a relaxed vibe to the atmosphere.
“People come to us from all over,” she says. Having plenty of available carparks right outside means the weekly haircare session is stress-free.
Sarah would like people to know that blow-dries are not all the same. Some target thinning hair, increasing body and texture; others produce waves; yet others coax out gorgeous curls.
“Our stylists can nurture people’s hair via blow-drying techniques in exactly the way they specify, whether that be to smooth it, straighten it, or help loose waves to form through the ends,” she says.
“And when we look great, we attack our to-do list with more verve and confidence. We just tend to conquer more, with more energy.”
The staff at Soho Hair will always quote first on differing cuts and treatments, along with consulting fully with clients at the outset.
If you are after premium quality tiles to give your home distinctive flair, then look no further than the 100m2 Giovanni Tiles selection studio at 3 Lester Lane, just off Dean’s Ave, which holds a selection of more than 1000 premium tiles.
A tile selection studio that recognises the growing interest from homeowners and construction companies alike, Giovanni Tiles has a dedicated team of friendly experts in colour and style to assist you with all your requirements, from tile selection to free measure and quote, and delivery right to your door.
All tiles in the selection studio are sold under the Giovanni brand and sourced from leading tile manufacturers worldwide. “We import our tiles direct which cuts out the middle man, so our prices are very competitive,” Giovanni Tiles owner, Garey Burgess says.
Giovanni Tiles supplies only premium quality porcelain tiles. They feature the latest colours, fashion and textures for every home or commercial environment and, being porcelain means they are durable and keep their as-new look for many years to come.
The selection studio features extensive areas of tile samples from mosaics, to floor and wall tiles, for both interior and exterior environments. Available in all sizes, this gives customers the best possible idea of what tiles are available, and if they don’t have it, they will find it for you!
Giovanni Tiles is able to source other tiles direct from manufacturers and holds more than 40,000m2 on site at all times, so they can deliver to you when you require them.
For more information or to view the comprehensive range, visit
giovannitiles.co.nz or phone 03-423 1696.
We share our city with some incredible people who put heart, mind and soul into the support of philanthropic endeavours, so much so that we couldn’t possibly hope to list them all.
What we can do however, is list some of the upcoming events on the local social calendar which have been formed to support the vital charitable services that are at the heart of a strong community. We hope you enjoy.
Battle of the artists
Art Battle is live, competitive painting where 12 of Christchurch’s top artists have just 20 minutes to paint a canvas. The audience votes for the winner and all artworks are available by silent auction on the night.
But what is perhaps the most exciting aspect of this endeavour, is that it supports the charity ‘Just Peoples’ which was set up to connect Kiwis with the means and desire to join the fight against global poverty with small, locally led micro-projects across Asia and Africa. Sunday 6 May from 5:30-9:30pm
Sixty6 on the corner Peterborough and Durham Streets
For tickets visit www.eventbrite.co.nz
It’s an iconic mystery dining experience and it’s all in support of Ronald McDonald House. Arrive with your guests at the pre-dinner function and enjoy a glass of champagne and canapes. This is where excitement builds with a live auction, before you find out where you will be dining for the night with a live mystery dining draw.
From exclusive local restaurants to private chefs at unique dining destinations, Supper Club Christchurch is sure to impress your dinner guests. Friday 15 June from 5:30pm until late
Pre-dinner location to be revealed soon, mystery dinner location announced on the night
For bookings contact Robyn Medlicott on 027 225 5221 or email@example.com
A charitable cook
Life Education Trust Canterbury is very lucky to have the opportunity to host a fundraising event alongside Annabel Langbein.
Ticket proceeds will go directly to Life Education Trust Canterbury, enabling this talented team to continue delivering health educational lessons to 20,000 primary and intermediate school children in Canterbury each year.
During this exclusive event the second volume Essentials cookbook will be launched and Annabel will share stories from her free-range life as well as top tips and tricks to help you become a more confident and creative cook. Monday 7 May from 6:30-8:30pm
St Margaret’s College, Charles Luney Auditorium
Tickets are available on www.eventfinda.co.nz
Wham Bam Author Jam
We have a lot of talented authors in this beautiful country of ours, and Addington Raceway wanted to create a place for the public to meet them and perhaps find their next favourite!
The event will feature local authors and even some from further afield, with ticket and raffle proceeds supporting the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. So, grab the family, grab your friends and head to Wham Bam Author Jam! Saturday 24 November, 10am-4pm
Addington Raceway 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington
Tickets are available on www.eventfinda.co.nz
“Kia ora tātou. Welcome to Hagley’s Junior Graduating College!
What’s important at Hagley, a school with a 160-year history making it nearly as old as Christchurch itself?
Our values matter. Those values are seen in the relationships our teachers build with each of our students. It’s how we treat our students that sets Hagley apart, valuing them as individuals – that is the Hagley way. What does that mean for our students? They feel that teachers are interested in them and care about their learning; they feel that they’re experiencing success – and much more.”
When you enrol into the Junior College at Hagley, you are in a learning environment that will enable you to achieve and exceed your goals and have a great overall experience at Hagley.
The school offers a range of support throughout your children’s junior years. From the beginning the students are tested and interviewed to see where they will slot in best. They then receive amazing pastoral support from both tutors and deans, and they will get to work on achieving Hagley Credits throughout the year to graduate into the following year.
“We’re often asked, what makes Hagley different,” Principal Mike Fowler says.
“We have a culture like no other. No one wears a uniform and everyone’s on a first name basis. But that’s just for starters. Students come to Hagley because they’re treated with respect, accepted for who they are as unique individuals. They know it’s cool to be different!”
It’s a strong framework, designed to get the best out of its students. At Hagley, learning is enhanced within the context of a student’s individual learning needs and is applied to their learning within the classroom setting. A wide range of support is offered aimed at scaffolding students’ learning appropriately to their needs.
“We love our students aiming high and doing well,” Mike says. “We believe there is no single stereotype for success. At Hagley being successful comes in many shapes and forms.
“We want you to feel excited about coming here. We look forward to you being part of Hagley’s 2019 Junior Graduating College!”
It’s been said that to achieve greatness, one must keep great company, which is the very premise behind one of the city’s most inspiring upcoming events.
On Wednesday 16 May from 12-3pm at the Addington Event Centre, the Women Inspiring Women luncheon brings together some of the country’s most inspiring women. From entrepreneurs and company directors to wellness warriors and television personalities, names from Toni Street and Angela Stone, to Lynette McFadden and Traci Houpapa will be on hand for inspiration.
Hosted by Inspired Events NZ and featuring MC Hilary Muir, the event supports some of the city’s most worthy causes.
Pay It Forward, with the charity Dress for Success, will have a clothing donation booth on site. Dress for Success invites attendees, and those unable to attend, to gift a ‘buddy ticket’, to enable a disadvantaged woman to attend, while In the Community Charitable Trust creates opportunities to do something special for mums with breast cancer.
Christine Korako and former Silver Ferns player and Motivationz Director Marg Foster are the names behind Inspired Events NZ. Established to inspire and motivate others, they believe investing in personal and professional development enhances individual and group motivation, leading to greater success and happiness.
“It’s all about connecting engaging and participating,” Christine says.
“We flourish when we have the right people around us who can advise us, support and strengthen our individual capability, grow our confidence and challenge us to reach our goals.
“People with a positive mindset are irresistible and that is why we came together to create Inspired Events. We unpack layers of motivation and inspiration through speakers and workshops to create a point of difference in people’s lives.”
For more information and tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @inspiredevents on Facebook.
Christchurch is embracing the burgeoning international trend of co-working, with savvy businesses snapping up shared spaces throughout the city. Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, start-up or community group, the clever co-working concept is creative Christchurch at its best.
Evil Genius Bar & Lair
Unit B, 1091 Ferry Road
Described as a café, bar and co-working space for ‘outcasts, geniuses, mavericks and misanthropes looking for a cool spot to work, eat and drink… not necessarily in that order’.
6 Hazeldean Road Addington and Awly Building, 287-293 Durham Street
A statement office, friendly coworking space to hire, a buzzing business lounge and meeting rooms with all mod cons – it’s all here to rent between these two innovative spaces.
215 Marine Parade, New Brighton
‘An ecosystem of passionate and driven professionals’, offering desks, an event space, meeting room, parking, in-house events and networking, with beach views and surfboard storage!
Christchurch Community House
301 Tuam St, Christchurch Central
Run by a group of non-profit organisations committed to modelling a strong, connected community, there’s ‘hot desking’ for community groups, and a range of tenancy options and bookable rooms.
270 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central
Desks and meeting rooms for freelancers, entrepreneurs and start-ups in the vibrant Boxed Quarter laneways, it even has a roof-top balcony.
76/106 Manchester St, Christchurch Central
A hub of high-tech digital collaboration for some of New Zealand’s brightest high-tech companies, it has meeting rooms, event spaces, a co-working lounge and hosts interesting speakers every week.
10 Wakefield Ave, Sumner
A shared space for remote-working Sumner residents, it’s located above the local surf shop, with six permanent desks and one hot desk, available between 9am and 5pm.
146 Lichfield St, Christchurch Central
An innovation hub for start-ups, scale-ups and small businesses with 40 desks, meeting rooms and an open event space for up to 100, offering tailored support, programmes and events.
192 St Asaph St, Christchurch Central
Provided by the Ministry of Awesome, this co-working space is designed to support start-ups, freelancers, small businesses and individuals.
Phillipstown Community Hub
39 Nursery Rd, Phillipstown
Made up of groups working towards developing a more inclusive community, it has three community lounges and several office spaces.
Suite 1, Level 1, 185 Manchester St
Offering desks and meeting rooms, its founders wanted to create a home for freelancers, start-ups and entrepreneurs to ‘create a diverse community where our workspace continually inspires us’.
376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham
Providing spaces to produce, showcase and share creative works, there’s an onsite licensed café and bar, exhibition and event space, and a loft apartment for visitors and artists in residence.
4 Ash Street, Christchurch Central
There are 150 desks, three meeting rooms and an open event space. Marketed as ‘more than just a desk’, insightful people and programmes are on hand to help businesses grow.
111 Cashel St, Christchurch Central
A free co-working space at BNZ in the CBD offering flexible hot-desks and meeting rooms, available for anyone during business hours.
First we started changing how we’re working, now we’re changing where we’re working, as savvy businesses embrace the global trend of flexible working spaces.
Now Christchurch businesses are reaping the benefits of this clever working platform, with the recent opening of two sites by revolutionary office-space provider Regus.
With a world-wide infrastructure of office space, enabling people and companies to work with total flexibility, Regus opened the Hazeldean Road site in Addington in December and now a second premium location in the Awly building, 293 Durham Street.
Established by European entrepreneur Mark Dixon in 1989, Regus is providing a perfect counterbalance to new city buildings offering large floorplates, long leases, and commitment to extensive fitouts.
Redefining office space as a service, flexibility is the central tenet. Leases are for one month or as many as you require, there are no fitout costs, and spaces range from a shared communal space through to any number of spaces and layouts, New Zealand Manager Pierre Ferrandon says. “The cost benefit is fabulous because you only pay for the exact space you need: you can upsize or downsize with immediate effect as you take on or shed staff.”
There is car parking, bike racks, kitchen and bathroom facilities, with 24-hour access available. The Awly site even features a beautiful courtyard space, on site café and food offerings. All Christchurch clients have automatic complimentary access to 3,000 business locations across the world, in more than 1,000 cities and 100 countries.
The interactive website can be found at www.regus.co.nz.