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Something old, something new…: Merivale Denture Clinic


We have finally moved into Level 2 and we think that is something worth smiling about. Make sure that smile is your finest, by visiting the team at Merivale Denture Clinic.

 

The clinic offers top-of-the-line services and “Combines the best of both worlds with the latest and most advanced technology with traditional methods of artistry, to produce custom dentures unique to each individual client. These are functional yet aesthetically pleasing,” Senior Clinician, Thomas Gu says.

And it always helps to have a friendly face and welcoming smile like Tom’s in the clinic, which is supported by more than 15 years of experience at the University of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry and private practices.

Merivale Denture Clinic is excited to announce they now have the latest state-of-the-art technology with an E4 digital scanner, Asiga 3D printer and world renowned 3shape computer aided design software to design intra oral prosthesis with computer aided accuracy.

What a great way to ensure that every client is getting the best service and product on the market.

To book a complimentary, obligation-free consultation, phone 03 355 4704.


 

Magic in Merivale: Barry Connor


By combining classic design elements and modern influences, Barry Connor Design’s latest award-winning project is a stunning home, perfectly positioned amongst a private courtyard and garden.

 

 

Last year, this Merivale property took home the 2019 Architectural Designers’ New Zealand (ADNZ) Highly Commended Award for the Residential New Home between 150 and 300sqm category.

Located in a quiet residential setting, this single story, easy-care home takes influences from modern design with its open layout and curved windows, and more traditional styles.

“The site is framed along the road side by an existing boundary brick wall that curves into the site at the entry and this set up one of the initial cues for the dialogue of the concept design,” Barry says.

“The classic heritage red brick wall references the past and so we set upon considering a modern interpretation of this for the new home.”

Built by Mark Prosser Builders, the house is light, bright and open.

Efforts to maximise these elements have been enhanced at every design opportunity throughout the compact 11m wide site.

The main living, kitchen and dining spaces are located to the front of the home and open out to the main courtyard garden.

This allows year-round morning sun to filter through the house and creates a home that feels like it’s a part of the garden, drawing adults, kids and dogs alike outdoors.

“At Barry Connor Design, we believe great homes begin with great design. And great design always begins with you.”

For more information, phone Barry today on 0212035992, or email barry@barryconnordesign.co.nz.

 


 

A dream retirement: Merivale Retirement Village


Nestled in the heart of the genteel locale of Merivale is one of our city’s most forward-thinking retirement complexes that ticks all the boxes when it comes to providing superior quality care for retirees looking to kick back and enjoy the good life in luxurious comfort and style.

 

 

Merivale Retirement Village provides residential solutions for all stages of retirement – whether that be leading up to, and including, rest home-level care in one of their beautifully appointed serviced apartments, or more independent living in a villa, or in one of the soon-to-be available terrace townhouses.

The airy, spacious one-bedroom serviced apartments start from $350,000 and deliver everything in feel and appeal, with sunny and warm aspects, thoughtfully appointed interiors and patio areas that are both pretty and peaceful. As far as safety and security go, residents of the serviced apartments are assured of peace of mind, and they have access to the best in rest home-level care, with a continuum of care and support options should that time come. The added bonus is that although retaining their independence as individuals in an intimate setting, there is also connectivity with other residents to ensure a strong and vibrant social life.

As the serviced apartments are housed within the main complex, residents have easy access to the in house café, where tasty and nutritious meals are served daily, as well as the hair salon, library, and for a fun-filled happy hour, the very popular
Stokesy’s Bar is but a stroll from the main atrium.

 

 

For those retirees wanting complete independence but within a secure environment, the north-facing two and three bedroomed villas are ideal. Open plan kitchen, living and dining lend a timeless elegance, while sun-strewn private courtyards only ramp up the ambience. Internal access garaging provides convenient house entry for residents, while their visitors can utilise the off-street parking space.

Saving the most exciting news until last, Merivale Retirement Village now has eleven terrace townhouses available to purchase off plan!

With the first stage to be completed by mid-2020, these exclusive two-storey homes comprise three bedrooms with walk-in robes an0d ensuites, expansive open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas that open out to north-facing, private paved terrace courtyards.

Factor in luxury features such as an Escea gas fireplace in the living room; a fully ducted Fujitsu HVAC System; surround ceramic tiling and underfloor heating in the bathroom; an internal two-stop lift; double car garaging; a security system that’s second-to-none, and all set amongst park-like surroundings that won a Canterbury Horticultural Society Garden Award, and without a doubt, you have the ultimate dream retirement home.

For a personal guided tour to turn dreams into reality, contact Leah Moore 03 375 4117 or 021 971 487. Email reception@merivaleretirement.co.nz

 

 


 

Embrace Autumn in Merivale


At the heart of the desirable Merivale shopping precinct, you will find the iconic destination store Corso Merivale.

 

The exquisite boutique is characterised by notable brands not found elsewhere in Christchurch and it is their goal to ensure that Corso Merivale sets itself apart in quality, selection and service. As we head into autumn it gives us an opportunity to embrace the cooler weather and all its characteristics. Strong rich colours in whisky, dark inks and saffron can be found in a beautiful range of hand blocked linen cushions made at the hands of talented artisans. Natural materials are the focus at Corso Merivale; cashmere, wool, linen and organic cotton, just to touch on a few.

Along with the change of season comes an exciting change in beautiful quality homewares and lifestyle ranges on offer, from the comfort of Danish house shoes Glerups to the stunning fragrances from Belgium, Baobab candles. Cashmere separates by Laing Home are enduringly stylish, while Missoni’s very latest towelling selection will add vibrancy to your bathrooms, and layering textures and colours will give you depth, creating a rich and inviting ambience.

 

For the fashion savvy, R.M. Williams’s boots have marked their territory firmly at Corso Merivale. These iconic boots will endure for many years and only get better with age. Bassike continues to be a firm favourite, while Good & Co.’s unique winter range of merino and silk scarves are a touch of luxury either as a gift or for yourself.

Corso Merivale invites you to come and be inspired at 209-211 Papanui Road, or visit www.corsomerivale.nz.

 

Mainmark

Re-levelling Solution: Mainmark


New Zealand is no stranger to seismic activity and Christchurch residents know only too well the importance of structural integrity. Widespread liquefaction has affected countless building foundations in the region, including the Kamahi Apartments, an eight-storey residential apartment building in Merivale.

 

Mainmark

 

When Bruce McDonald from KCRB Ltd purchased Kamahi Apartments, geotechnical engineers confirmed that the building needed to be re-levelled and structurally strengthened to meet the New Building Standard (NBS). Due to the building’s height, Bruce wanted absolute confidence when taking steps to achieve 100 percent NBS. Having remediated hundreds of structures affected by seismic liquefaction, including the Christchurch Art Gallery, ground engineering specialist Mainmark had proven longevity, expertise and trusted solutions.
“Mainmark came up as being the major player based on reputation, results and confidence in a good outcome,” Bruce says.

Thorough geotechnical investigations of ground conditions identified there was adequate stability to proceed with re-levelling the building, which had suffered differential settlement. Mainmark technicians worked around the clock to achieve the required level tolerances across the entire building’s footprint, completing works before Christmas 2017. This then allowed extensive renovation and refurbishment of the Kamahi Apartments to be completed, preparing the building for occupancy.

Based on his experiences, Bruce recommends avoiding assumptions when it comes to structural safety. “Make sure you ascertain the current capability in the ground as well as the building, so you can get the right people to quote the right remedies relevant to your site. If you try to take a shortcut that needs to be fixed retrospectively, it can be very costly.”

 


www.mainmark.com


 

JDV

Still partying: JDV


For the best Cup Week party atmosphere dished up with great food, beverages and a friendly professional service head to JDV in Merivale.

 

JDV

 

Cup Week kicks off `under starters orders’ on Monday November 12 with rosé tasting, Veuve Clicquot and food matching. A special Veuve Clicquot breakfast welcomes in NZ Trotting Cup Day on Tuesday November 13 before the `A Day Not at the Races’ celebrations begin.  Avoid the crowds and spend the day with JDV instead.

View all the action from Addington on JDV’s big screen and celebrate until late. Throughout Cup Week, dinner will be served up until 11.30pm every evening so there’s no excuse not to celebrate well after the sun’s gone down. With music throughout the week, patrons are also invited to head upstairs to boogie the night away at the Verandah Bar where the Moët & Chandon champagne cocktails will be flowing. It’s all about having fun and great service and that’s what JDV have been giving people for the past 18 years.

JDV’s `intimate food’ experience in a relaxing environment allows you to enjoy truly a memorable occasion. The week-long party at JDV encompasses a Ladies Day on November 14, Sail Away with Cloudy Bay and the Royal JDV Yacht Squadron on November 15, Canterbury Anniversary Day celebrations on November 16, Gallops Day on November 17 and a Recuperation Day on Sunday November 17.

With delicious locally sourced produce and a tempting menu, JDV is setting a high standard and leading the way with its 11:30pm late night dining.

 



 

Merivale Denture Clinic

Personalised Smiles: Merivale Denture Clinic


Senior clinician Thomas Gu now leads the team at Merivale Denture Clinic with his highly specialised expertise and down-to earth personality.

 

Merivale Denture Clinic

 

 

He is already providing his patients with the finest quality handmade dentures that are comfortable, functional and aesthetically pleasing and those patients are very happy with his work.
Tom studied and worked at the University of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry in Dunedin for more than 10 years. He led various departments in removable prosthetics, including partial dentures, full dentures, implant supported prosthetics and orthodontic appliances. His additional few years working at a private clinic in Christchurch prior to joining the Merivale team, support his extensive and wide array of experiences from complex and highly specialised hospital cases, to conventional dentures and prosthetics.

 

“For me, spending a good amount of time with each patient before starting the treatment is crucial. This allows me to make a thorough and comprehensive diagnosis to identify the needs and requirements necessary to produce the highest quality dentures. Dentures aren’t something you can pick off the shelves and away you go. They are oral prosthetics. They should be designed to the specific conditions of each patient’s mouth to adequately restore essential functions such as speech, and the abilities to eat and smile, which a lot of us take for granted.”

 


To book a complimentary, obligation-free consultation, phone 03 355 4704.


 

Kudos Hairdressing

Fuelled by creativity and innovation: the team at Merivale’s Kudos Hairdressing love what they do

Kudos Hairdressing is a beautiful, warm and inviting space in the heart of Merivale and not surprisingly, because this is a team which recognises that, whether a hairstyle or your business, first impressions really do count.

Kudos Hairdressing

This attention to detail extends to far more than the physical face of the business, with a talented team at the top of its professional game. “Our team is highly trained and extremely motivated, with strong creativity and a deep love for what we do,” Senior Stylist and Director Michelle Farmer says.
It certainly explains the loyal clientele the growing team continues to accumulate. Laura has recently joined the salon and specialises in cutting and flawless balayage. With more than 15 years’ experience, she fits right in at the dynamic salon where you are always greeted with a smile, a choice of beverage and the latest glossy magazine.
Kudos has recently started using System Professional products, a range based on the recognition that everyone’s hair is as unique as their fingerprint. “All our treatments are 100 percent customised and the results are fantastic,” Michelle explains.
A total curl range delivering up to 48 hours of defined, moisture locked curls, the new Sebastian Professional Twisted range is another popular addition while, for those after a sleek, straight look, a Keratin Express blow out can last for up to six weeks. The salon also stocks Quay Australia sunglasses, a cutting-edge brand Kylie Jenner has collaborated with.
Keeping up with current trends is all part of the fun and fuels the team’s creativity. So, while you may leave with a new look or some new shades, either way, you’ll leave looking fantastic.

V for Hair

Going grey gracefully: Vicki from V for Hair on embracing a change to grey

Beautifully styled grey hair is turning more heads than ever before in a growing trend towards natural beauty – enhanced with a little salon magic.

V for Hair

Master Stylist Vicki Ogden-O’Fee, of V for Hair and Beauty upstairs in Merivale Mall, says women often start to grey by 35, or even earlier – and many are now loving the look and making the most of the change.
It’s important to choose a shade that suits your skin. The grey colour palette in clothes fashion has never dated, so sultry hues of silver, sand, dove, iris and lilac for hair can also be incredibly feminine and flattering.
Like any change in hair colour or style, it’s a transition, so planning ahead for special occasions is vital. V for Hair and Beauty’s stylists offer a complimentary consultation and may suggest going lighter with a base colour, highlights, age-blend colours to soften obvious lines, or weaving in lowlights for darker hair. Visit www.vforhair.co.nz.

Merivale Denture Clinic

Transforming smiles: Merivale Denture Clinic aims to take the hassle our of denture wearing

For more than 40 years, the team at Merivale Denture Clinic has been transforming the smiles of thousands of denture wearers. Situated on the corner of Papanui Road and Mansfield Avenue, and with a branch in Nelson, patients come from far and wide based on the clinic’s reputation for making superior dentures.

Merivale Denture Clinic

Whether you are a first time or experienced denture wearer upgrading, have teeth and gum failure in your twenties, or are middle aged with missing teeth, the team at Merivale Denture Clinic can explain your options, the creation and fitting process, and put you at ease.
Practice Manager Ottilia says new full or partial dentures transform the look of your face: people often don’t realise the effect of aging or worn dentures, or missing teeth. A 20-year-old set of dentures might fit like favourite old slippers, but they won’t necessarily look great and could cause problems, which can take longer to correct if left untreated.
These days there is so much importance placed on having nice teeth and there is no need to put up with a gappy smile with so many budget-friendly solutions available. Modern technology and techniques mean that adjusting to new dentures is easier than in the past. The team makes sure your new dentures look natural, enhance your smile and facial structure, and have optimum function. Ottilia says it’s very rewarding to see the improvement in every patient.
Phone for a complimentary consultation on 03-355 4704 and visit the website
www.merivaledentureclinic.co.nz.