CITY-SIZED AUDI

Sometimes everything just falls into place. With a mission to find a new scooter and the newly arrived Audi A1 on the drive, I was ticking two boxes in one. My mission: to see what a compact Audi really feels like to drive in and around the streets of Christchurch. My 8-year-old son’s mission: to find and buy a new scooter for whizzing to and from school on.

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BREWING BY THE RIVER

t has been five years since Avenues last caught up with craft beer brewer Dave Gaughan, owner of Eagle Brewing NZ. Much has happened since our last interview alongside a stainless-steel tank in shared brewery premises in Riccarton. Today’s interview is at the Port & Eagle, his smart new riverside brewpub in Kaiapoi.

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IN ESSENCE

The essence of the brief for this graceful urban dwelling was clear. The clients wished for simple forms, embodied with the natural warmth of timber, inspired by a Central Otago aesthetic. The couple’s specific request for a gable form silhouette was an intentional nod to their former home, a loved Warren and Mahoney house.

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HomeLiam Stretch
25 YEARS OF CARE

When you think of laser hair removal – you will probably think of Caci. That is because they were one of the first clinics in the world to offer this revolutionary treatment, giving them a definite edge.

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Liam Stretch
FULL CIRCLE

I have a very strong connection with the Arts Centre, it’s where I learned to sing. I remember playing at Annie’s wine bar. This has been a very nostalgic time, and I have just loved it,” says musician and singer-songwriter, Bic Runga, back home in Auckland after spending most of April and May cocooned at the Christchurch Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, as the first artist to participate in the revitalised creative residencies programme since the earthquakes.

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In DetailLiam Stretch
A GOOD SORT

The first thing you notice about Ben is his demeanour. Kind, welcoming, 100 per cent proud of his barber shop. Ben’s been cutting hair for some time now. Having started back in his early twenties while in a flat, he used to cut his own hair and his roommates’ as well.

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MINISTRY FREQUENCIES

From breakfast radio host to chaplain, to husband and father – Spanky Moore is embarking on a colourful journey. From his beginnings on local student radio RDU to his current position at the University of Canterbury, Spanky been a familiar part of Ōtautahi’s social culture for close to twenty years.

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Joshua Brosnahan
A CIRCLE OF ART APPRECIATION

WORDS Joshua Brosnahan PHOTOS Supplied

The birth of the Christchurch Art Show in 2014 provided artists with space to exhibit, after losing so many precious gallery spaces due to the quakes. Creative Director Kate Morrison, along with her daughter Hannah started the show, now in its sixth year, from humble beginnings to its place as the largest art show in the South Island.

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SUITS YOU, SIR

Karl Clausen knows his way around a suit. Currently the creative director behind New Zealand menswear brand Working Style, the Christchurch-born apparel aficionado has brought a raft of international experience with him.

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