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Spa-tacular prizes! Champs Elysees Day Spa

Supporting local businesses, collaborating as we move forward and, of course, making ourselves feel fabulous, are the touchstones of this extraordinary winter. Champs Elysées Day Spa is leading the way with a wonderful new promotion which brings all three concepts together.



Ten gorgeous brands are joining forces to share products and services for their mutual support and our marvellous advantage.

This exciting competition offers a prize pack worth $2000 dollars, comprising gifts from Armstrong’s Christchurch, The George Hotel, Dyrberg Kern, Fashion Society, Occula, Issimo Shoes, Merivale Manor, Jenny Burtt Florists, Maison de Crêpes, Matis, Russley Golf Club, and of course, Champs Elysées.

Every booking you make with Champs Elysées in July and August to the value of $99 or more generates an entry to the $2000 prize package.

And, as if that were not exciting enough, each partner business will also be running a competition in-house, with a $150 Champs Elysees voucher to be won.

In addition to the competition, Champs Elysées is running a scavenger hunt: each partner business will display a poster at their premises and in the bottom right hand corner will be a unique letter.

To enter, you need to visit each business, locate the poster, note down the unique letter and once you have collected all 10 letters, assemble them to discover the secret word.

Happy hunting!

Send your entry containing the secret word via Champs Elysées’ Facebook Messenger or Instagram direct messaging.

Each of your individual entries gains you two extra entries, plus an entry to win a bonus $150 voucher to use at the day spa.


Fostering culinary innovation

Kiwis are well known for their ingenuity, but even with all the imagination in the world, it can be hard for entrepreneurs to kick-start their great ideas without the right support. Access to expertise, research and development and the ability to get their product in front of people can be the biggest road blocks to success.



A partnership between Foodstuffs South Island and Ministry of Awesome, the FoodStarter competition aims to identify the most innovative and promising food or beverage product in New Zealand and help the winner get it to retail.

FoodStarter 2019 is now open for entries – and the prize is a food entrepreneur’s dream. This year’s prize pack is worth more than $75,000, and includes product development from FoodSouth, brand and design guidance from Strategy Advertising, business acceleration at Te Ōtaka – Centre for Growth and Innovation, and guidance from the team at MYOB. Winners also receive something money can’t buy – the guaranteed placement of their product stocked across all New World stores in the South Island. The month-long search culminates in a ‘Pressure Cooker’ event on 20 November, when the top five finalists present their product to a panel of experts and the winner is announced.

Last year’s winners, The Brothers Green, aka Brad Lake and Brendon McIntosh, won the 2018 FoodStarter competition. More than 98,000 of their Green Hempy Bars are now in production, along with hemp clothing and skincare ranges.
Foodstuffs Chief Executive Steve Anderson said it was exciting to see innovative, small-scale companies like The Brothers Green getting their products on supermarket shelves. What often holds entrepreneurs back is access to expertise, R&D and barriers to market; FoodStarter helps remove these barriers.

“Winning products are not just born in big companies – it’s innovative entrepreneurs and small businesses like The Brothers Green who often disrupt the norm by using raw products in ways which can have major success,” Anderson says.
To be eligible, entrants must be an individual entrepreneur or small business with an innovative food or beverage product. Entrants can come from anywhere in New Zealand, but the winner must be willing to take full advantage of the Canterbury-based acceleration prize package.

Last year’s top five ‘Pressure Cooker’ finalists were Fernglen Limited, The Brothers Green, The Kasundi Project, Ento, and Empire Coffee.