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Mirror Mirror Boutique

Step into Hanmer: Mirror Mirror Boutique is a welcoming shoe destination

Mirror Mirror Boutique is fast becoming the shoe destination in Hanmer Springs. The boutique carries a vast selection of contemporary to classic styles of Minx footwear – a New Zealand designed brand that is fun, fabulous and feminine.

Mirror Mirror Boutique

Discerning shoppers will find C.REED, a collection by Minx designer, Cushla Reed. The popular Kiwi designer created the capsule collection last year after listening to clients asking for guidance on how to style their footwear and accessories with their clothing. C.REED creates a simple base and the perfect canvas for stunning accessories. The uncluttered style is a collection of interchangeable statement pieces, so customers can design their own look, their own way.
Another popular footwear range available at the boutique are Beau Coops – the Beau Coops agenda is simple: to offer beautifully designed, classic footwear that represent a lifestyle of comfort, quality and style. Made in Italy and inspired by her former East London home, the unisex label embodies what the designer refers to as boyfriend chic – reminiscent of that special piece borrowed from a loved one.
The friendly staff can help style customers’ outfits with their range of Elk Accessories and other clothing brands, including Mesop, Eb & Ive, and the New Zealand-made ‘Anyone’s Daughter’.
Mirror Mirror Boutique is located at The Village Shopping Centre, 5/24 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs.
Visit the online store mirrormirrorboutique@outlook.co.nz or phone the team on 03-315 5044.

Hanmer Bakery Cafe

Culinary heaven in Hanmer: The Hanmer Bakery Cafe is a culinary hotspot

Chances are, if you’ve been to Hanmer, you would have been to Hanmer Bakery Café. If not, you’re missing out on some of the best quality eats and drinks in town.

Hanmer Bakery Cafe

Located in the heart of Hanmer Village, Hanmer Bakery Café is the definitive culinary hotspot for locals and holiday makers alike.
Open seven days from 6am to 4pm, customers are served delicious food and provided with comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, together with warm and friendly service. It’s the perfect destination for people before or after heading to Hanmer’s thermal pools.
An extensive range of affordable savoury items made on-site means all tastes are catered for and appetites are spoilt for choice. Gourmet pies with flavours like venison and redcurrant; steak, egg, cheese and onion; and even potato-topped beef, mushroom and red wine pies are a good place to start. You can even get a winter warm-up of pumpkin soup and a crusty roll.
Kiwi favourites like lolly cake, ginger crunch and custard squares are on offer too. Plus, a big selection of freshly baked bread, rolls, pastries, homemade donuts, scones and mega chocolate chip cookies are certain to satisfy any craving.
Hot drinks are also a passion and Hanmer Bakery Café serves up Grinders Coffee, alongside a selection of other drinks.
For more information visit
www.hanmerbakery.co.nz or find the café at the Village Shopping Mall, Hanmer Springs.

Action north of the Waimak'

Action north of the Waimak’: a guide to what’s on in North Canterbury

North Canterbury is a hotbed of innovation and creativity, which means there’s never a dull moment. We’ve staked out the land north of the Waimak’ to bring you some of the best upcoming events.

Action north of the Waimak'

ETHEL & BETHEL BINGO BABES
11 May

World famous in Canterbury, Ethel & Bethel are putting on a fun night with raffles, silent auctions and lots of laughs to help the St. Patrick’s School PTA fundraise for the school.

St Patrick’s Church, 61 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi

Tickets from the St. Patrick’s School office, 03-327 7700 or email
pta@stpatkai.school.nz

RANGIORA COMMUNITY CHOIR AUTUMN CONCERT
27May

Head along to the Rangiora Community Choir’s Autumn Concert and listen to some of your favourites, featuring show tunes, gospel and a couple of classics, including guest performers.

Rangiora Methodist Church, 176 King Street, Rangiora

Tickets via eventfinda.co.nz

MID-WINTER CHRISTMAS MARKET
9 June

An Indoor Market & Winter Wonderland, quality market stalls, fabulous food (pulled pork, high tea, American hot dogs, soup and more), live entertainment, the famous PTA cake stall, silent auction and so much more!

Rangiora New Life School, 2 Denchs Road, Southbrook, Rangiora

Tickets via eventfinda.co.nz

SUE NICHOLSON – EARTH, LIFE & BEYOND
21 June

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her new live show Earth, Life & Beyond. It’ll be a unique, one-of-a-kind learning experience with a difference to enrich your soul.

Rangiora Town Hall, High Street, Rangiora

Tickets via eventfinda.co.nz

A ROCKIN’ GOOD CHRISTMAS
30 June

Amberley Community Preschool and Prep School presents ‘A Rockin’ Good Christmas!’ Forget hibernating at home, grab a babysitter and head to Amberley for a mid-winter Christmas bash! Enjoy hand-crafted platters and live entertainment before the ‘big auction’ and supper to follow.

Amberley Domain, Douglas Road, Amberley

Contact 03-314 9147 or via www.facebook.com/events/195432094573519/

HOT SPRINGS SALSA ANNUAL WINTER FESTIVAL
6 July – 8 July

Head to Hanmer for a snowy winter holiday weekend and warm up to the rhythms of salsa, zouk, bachata, merengue and cha, with Latin dance workshops in the afternoon and salsa parties at night, whether you’re a beginner, seasoned dancer or never danced before.

Memorial Hall, Hanmer Springs

Contact info@salsalatina.co.nz or
www.hanmersalsa.com

THE BOOTLEG BEACH BOYS
28 July

A fully costumed show that takes you right from the very beginning of The Beach Boys and through their career featuring classic hits and cult favourites from California’s most famous band.

Rangiora Town Hall, High Street, Rangiora

For tickets phone 0800 ticketek

Clear Ridge

Matrimonial magic awaits: we look to Clear Ridge in Hanmer Springs to help plan a destination wedding that is still close to home

A wedding day stands out as being an inimitable occasion; something the happy couple and their friends and family wish they could live over and over again. It makes sense therefore, to prolong the joy for as long as possible and introduce pre and post wedding events that make this momentous occasion even more memorable.

Clear Ridge

Clear Ridge luxury accommodation in Hanmer has played spectacular host to many wedding related occasions, right from the beginning of the romantic journey – the proposal. “We take great pride in providing a beautiful backdrop for a couple as they embark on the journey of a lifetime. We have played host to all-occasions, from the initial engagement right through to the hen’s party and then the honeymoon. Our accommodation caters for everything,” Manager Rosie McFarlane says.
A stunning range of luxury suites – thirteen in total – sets the tone, with indulgent and exemplary hospitality designed to spoil guests. With the apartments located on Jacks Pass Road, guests can take advantage of all Hanmer has to offer, with the thermal pools and village only two minutes’ walk.
A Qualmark Five Star facility, Clear Ridge can cater to groups and couples as well as solo travellers. Each suite boasts a fully equipped open plan kitchen, a laundry, sitting and dining areas, plus a study and bathroom.
For more information about how the friendly team can look after you and your nearest and dearest during one of the most important times in your life, visit www.clearridge.co.nz.

Kjole

Quality, comfort & style: Kjole in Hanmer Springs is a fashion destination

The classic, clean and contemporary collection at Kjole has a focus on timeless style, with its exclusive range of Scandinavian clothing.

Kjole

Kjole, meaning ‘dress’ in Danish, is located at the new Boulder Point Retail Precinct in Hanmer Springs. Mother and daughter duo Stephanie and Penny Suckling opened the store in December last year.
Predominantly importing clothing from Denmark, Stephanie was introduced to the clothing range and was so impressed by the quality, comfort and style, she was eager to share her fortuitous discovery. “I worked in fashion leading up to starting this business, and the connection was established 20 years ago when we employed a young Danish boy, whose brother is part-owner of the Danish clothing company and he offered us the opportunity to introduce the range to New Zealand.”
While aimed mostly at the 35-plus age group, there is also an Australian label called ‘Wite’ for younger shoppers, she says. “Penny and I enjoy and wear a lot of the clothing – the fabrics have a soft, comfortable feel. This range is great for women looking for something a bit different, while being fashionable and stylish with a pared- back look.”
Kjole has already attracted a loyal following of repeat customers, and the jeans are a favourite – mid-waisted, with the perfect amount of stretch. The team also provide a styling service and a friendly, welcoming environment.
Visit the store or shop online at
www.kjole.co.nz.

Red Post Cafe

A dining destination: a visit to Culverden’s Red Post Cafe

Someone wise once said, life’s a journey, not a destination. On the journey to Hanmer, there is a great place to stop in Culverden at the Red Post Café’.

Red Post Cafe

Red Post Cafe
NORTH CANTERBURY HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER

It has a fantastic cathartic old-style cottage garden to relax in and partake in some wonderful home baking and savouries that make it one of those unique, special places you find on your journey.
If you’re lucky you might get to try the Carrot Cake with an outstanding coffee. The Salmon Soufflé is always a treat but perhaps, if it’s a hearty feed you’re up for, then the Big Breakfast is the way to go.
The Steak Sandwich never goes amiss or perhaps Red Post Café’s famous Seafood Platter. There are gluten free options for those that need it and, with a cabinet full of fresh treats for the weary traveller, there will be something for everyone.
If you’re visiting North Canterbury, you can immerse yourself with the locals and Carolyn or Trent will be able to tell you where to find all the special places to see and visit in the area.
North Canterbury has so much to offer and Red Post Café is a great place to start your adventure while recharging the battery. Make this part of your North Canterbury itinerary. Open from 8am–5pm Monday to Thursday, weekends until 5.30pm and Friday until 8pm.