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A Run With Heart


Ashburton’s Lake Hood is the picturesque location for a run with heart – both figuratively and literally.

 

 

 

One of several events across New Zealand supporting the Heart Foundation, the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk returns this year on Sunday 12 May 2019! Heart disease is New Zealand’s single biggest killer, claiming the lives of one New Zealander every 90 minutes. The fact that this event corresponds with Mother’s Day is not lost on organisers, with heart disease claiming the lives of more than 3000 women every year.

Jennian Homes has been a loyal supporter of the Heart Foundation for almost a decade, in the fight to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and to enable those with heart disease to live full lives.
Now in its eighth year, the run is offering families across the country the chance to have fun on Mother’s Day, get active and support the Heart Foundation along the way. The event will start at 9am on Sunday 12 May and entries include a free t-shirt for each attendee (sizes available will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and while stocks last).

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.jennianmothersday.com.


 

Luxury Facilities: Dakins Group


When it comes to providing your event with the best possible portable toilet and bathroom facilities, you need look no further than the Dakins Group, a family business proudly run by husband and wife team Diane Dakin and Jay Ritchie.

 

 

The Dakins Group offers everything from single unit port-aloos to luxury facilities. They also have the South Island’s largest selection of 20-foot and 40-foot portable toilet and bathroom facilities. Many event organisers and planners work with the Dakins Group, such as the bi-annual Classic Fighters AirShow from the 19th to the 21st of April. When it comes to significant events involving high numbers of patrons, The Dakin Group definitely has the necessary planning, implementation and staffing experience to provide safe, secure and hygienic sanitation for all guests.

To discuss facilities for your event, visit www.dakins.co.nz for more information or call 03 384 9100.


 

Beautifully bespoke: Canterbury Jewellers


The talented team at Canterbury Jewellers can turn your ideas into a beautifully handcrafted bespoke piece.

 

 

Located in the heart of the city, the family owned business has been providing an on-site repair, alteration and handcrafted jewellery service for over 35 years. Visiting the business is a refreshing change to what can sometimes be a daunting and sterile experience, says second generation jeweller, Jason Baylis. “We are honest, friendly and down to earth – many customers come back to us for that reason. Our business is built on word-ofmouth, so pretty much everyone who comes here are referrals.”

Delivering a personal design and creation service for anything from a unique engagement ring, to an elegant pendant, Canterbury Jewellers has a large, skilled team of 13 to keep up with demand and all jewellery is made in-house. Current trends indicate blue or pink sapphire engagement rings are popular and rose gold is back.

www.canterburyjewellers.co.nz


 

Sharpen up this ski season: SnowRide Sports


The days are getting shorter, summer has slipped away and the workshop at SnowRide Sports is already hummin’ in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 ski season.

 

 

Owner Richard Naylor has over 35 years of ski tuning under his belt, 13 of them from his Lincoln Road based ski shop. In December 2018, the shop took delivery of New Zealand’s first Montana Crystal ONE automated ski tuning machine, which marks a significant $200,000 investment in the Canterbury ski scene. Known for its ability to produce the highest quality ski tune available, the Crystal ONE incorporates leading technology to create a level of tuning precision not possible by hand. It carries on the tradition of performance, quality and innovation that the brand Montana is known for internationally.

Using the brand’s GRIPtech system, the Crystal ONE edge grinds in a vertical direction, which results in the most precise, sharp and long-lasting race edge possible, without creating grooves. It combines this with the innovative 8-fold VAR10 structures for base grinding, which allows a user to adapt the gliding characteristics of a ski base to all conditions, essential in the sometimes variable Canterbury conditions. Added to the mix is Montana’s built in tech tuning (HTT) system, which allows an operator to create and polish bevelling angles with an unprecedented degree of precision. The end result is a ski tune that is long lasting, precise and of a quality unparalleled in New Zealand.

For Richard, the adoption of Crystal ONE was a no brainer. “We have always prided ourselves on our ability to get customers’ gear performing its absolute best and by adopting Crystal ONE, we are able to offer the highest quality ski tune possible. It’s about giving our customers the best ride, no matter what the conditions.” Not convinced! SnowRide Sports’ workshop offers Crystal ONE tunes from just $60, so you can book in now and see the results for yourself. Now, all we need is the snow.

www.snowride.co.nz


 

An expression of love: Ellen Estate Interiors


Home is an expression of love between couples. Interior designers at Ellen Estate Interiors understand that ‘Home’ looks different for everyone.

 

 

With access to globally sourced materials, furniture and home accessories, Ellen Estate can assist with everything involved in creating your home. Business owner and interior designer Michelle Laming sees herself as a facilitator in the creation of clients’ homes. Michelle’s philosophy is that the ‘Home’ should be a refuge, somewhere worries stop at the front door.

Creating your home with Ellen Estate is relaxed, with their approach designed to take the load off your shoulders. With the support of the Ellen Estate team, Michelle can happily share her experience as an international interior designer with you.
Once you’ve found your special someone, head to Ellen Estate’s showroom to create your wedding registry or browse on their website.

Find the showroom at 6 Normans Road, Strowan or visit www.ellenestate.co.nz.


 

The Home Haven: Barrington Gifts


Loved ones can be difficult to buy for, but you won’t have a hard time choosing the perfect gift at Barrington Gifts.

 

 

You’ll find quality, heartfelt gifts suitable for men, women and children alike. Browse a curated collection of giftware, sourced from New Zealand and around the world, that is ideal for weddings, anniversaries and other special occasions. From beautiful home décor, jewelry and accessories through to quirky novelty gifts, you’re sure to find something for that special someone and, if you have any trouble deciding, the helpful, friendly staff are more than happy to offer advice.

Thanks to the convenient bonus of free gift-wrapping, perfect for that last minute rush, you can start and finish your gift buying mission in store! When you need a gift, look no further. Barrington Gifts is your one-stop giftware shop. Pop down to Barrington Mall, 256 Barrington Street.


 

One of a kind collection: Dusty Old Things


Immerse yourself in a 20th century haven at Dusty Old Things which has recently taken up residence in Burnside.

 

 

Browse the store’s one of a kind collection of items from every decade of the 1900s, which are sourced from both New Zealand and abroad. Owner Glenis Parker, who completes all furniture painting and restoration herself in her onsite workshop, describes the business as a one-stop shop for antique collectors.

Check out the dedicated Crown Lynn room with over 2000 pieces and find stunning vintage estate and costume jewellery perfect for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions. Transform your home with timeless items that would suit both modern and vintage abodes, such as linens, lights, kitchenalia, furniture and collectables.

There’s ‘a little bit of everything’ at Dusty Old Things! Phone Glenis on 03 359 0454 or visit 526 Wairakei Road.


 

A beautiful backdrop: Chateau on the Park


Nestled amongst five acres of stunning gardens and greenery, Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton, has a number of ideal backdrops for your big day.

 

 

Its outdoor spaces lend themselves beautifully to an outdoor ceremony, with options to add on a casual platter-style poolside reception to celebrate with your closest friends and family. They have your wet weather options covered, in either the Baronial-styled Camelot room or The Great Hall for larger celebrations.

Chat to the team about the wedding package, inclusive of venue hire and set up, a Honeymoon Suite for the lucky couple and a first anniversary dinner in the Garden Court Brasserie. The team will take care of every detail from ceremony to reception to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams.

To start planning your big day, call 03 348 8999 or visit www.christchurchdoubletree.com.


 

An idyllic location: Methven Resort


Just an hour from Christchurch, Methven Resort offers an unforgettable experience for a wedding venue or exceptional conference location.

 

 

 

This exclusive escape in Methven Village is renowned for fine food, fantastic facilities, entertainment, serenity and space in a beautiful mountain setting. Accommodation staff will personalise every detail for your event to ensure everything runs seamlessly. The main conference room, the largest in mid-Canterbury, accommodates up to 300 and can host a sumptuous banquet.

The resort attracts weddings and conferences all year round, with Mount Hutt offering a majestic backdrop for photos. Booking early is advisable, with summer weddings and conferences proving especially popular. Methven Resort is revered for exquisite top-class food, with the restaurant seating up to 100. There are 47 affordable and comfortable rooms, including family suites that sleep four, along with three steamy outdoor hot pools and a 25 metre heated pool.

Visit www.methvenresort.com or phone 03 302 8724.


 

Flowers from the heart: Victoria Florists


We have long celebrated big events with flowers and when it comes to big events, they don’t come much bigger than the wedding day.

 

 

After all, no wedding is complete without beautiful blooms, whether they are for décor, accessories or bouquets. Delivering the most beautiful displays for your big day is Victoria Florists. For Leanne Lovell and her team, floristry has always been more than just flowers. It’s about creating something really special and personal for their customers, turning their talented hands to beautiful, imaginative designs from the freshest blooms.

Since taking over Victoria Florists six months ago, they have transformed the premises on the corner of Idris and Wairakei Roads. With a cosy vintage feel, it is a welcoming and warm atmosphere for all their clients. Leanne would like to thank all her loyal customers and welcome new customers to have a look around. Phone 03 351 7444 or email flowers@victoriaflowers.co.nz.

For more information, visit www.victoriaflorists.co.nz.