DUX CENTRAL

Dux Central is buzzing on a crisp sunny Saturday afternoon. Packed indoors and out, the young and hip are keeping warm by nursing glasses filled with steaming mulled wine and cider.

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HANMER BACH

Holidays in a village with the foothills of the Southern Alps as a backdrop are hard to beat. If you tire of tramping, horse trekking and jet-boating, and bungy jumps above the icy rapids aren’t your thing, a long, hot soak in a therapeutic thermal pool just might be.

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JUNGLE FEVER

Desperate to thaw out up after the frigid night air, we gravitate to the gas fire between Amazonita’s bar and restaurant. As we look around and soak up the interior details, it’s clear to see every aspect has been carefully considered and exquisitely executed, from the beautifully designed menus to the lush hanging plants above the plush velvet booths to the open kitchen where all the action is happening. 

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TAXIDERMIST

I was only 12 when I started and a possum was the first thing I ever did. By 17, I was employed by Terry Jacobs, New Zealand’s biggest taxidermist of the time, and he trained me until I was 22, when I went out on my own. 

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A NEW LEAF

Kim Odering is back. After 16 years out of the public eye, the woman who was the face of one of Christchurch’s most prominent horticultural dynasties, the Oderings, has launched a landscape design business. 

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