THE MIGHTY WAIKATO

A geographically and culturally diverse region, the Waikato has a range of activities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes – from the vibrant city hub of Hamilton to the rugged west coast, underground wonders and Middle-earth movie magic.

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EXCEPTIONAL ELECTRIC

We all know that magic isn’t real, but magicians exist nevertheless. And certainly, some magic went into the Audi e-tron. Audi’s all-electric vehicle is a beautiful car to drive. It’s not weird, it drives the same as a standard Audi, it’s just electric. And it’s flying off the tarmac shelves. It’s certainly creating a sense of wonder, just as magicians do.

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GUARDIANS IN THE GARDEN

Often, the most striking element of a garden or public space is its trees. Whether tough and evergreen or delicate and adorned with fleeting blooms, we are drawn to their strength and size, the shade they gift us on a hot day or their welcome shelter in the face of an icy wind.

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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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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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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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