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Avenues April 2019

Avenues is the definitive city guide that helps people get the most out of living in Christchurch. Avenues delivers the best of everything each month, from dining to trends, fashion, entertainment, South Island travel and local personalities. Coupled with insightful features and reviews, Avenues encapsulates what makes Christchurch the unique community. it is. This is a free app.

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Fred Rogers was an American children’s television show host from the ’60s and ’70s. He often told this story from when he was a young child after experiencing traumatic events unfold on television. “My mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realising that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” We worked on this Health and Hauora issue in the weeks leading up to the horrific events that unfolded on the 15th of March. As I sit here and write this, I genuinely hope that you are looking after yourselves and those around you. Ōtautahi will forever…

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chit chat

BLUE COLLAR We love a man in colour – why not treat the boys in your life to a little bit of razzle-dazzle in the shirt department? Amsterdam brand R2 have stocked up Sergios with a range of vibrant and unique shirts with none of the cheese factor. Designs that look great with jeans or to spice up the ol’ work blazer. sergios.co.nz UNICORN SOUNDS The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is the super-portable Bluetooth speaker with surprisingly big sound. The limited-edition Unicorn Wonderboom has a pastel watercolour design, making it a chic go-to accessory for conjuring the magic out of music. You can enjoy 360-degree sound that is bright, beautiful and with balanced bass. These little pocket rockets are also completely waterproof and they float! If it gets dirty, just rinse it off. This…

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culture club

THE MOUSETRAP The West End’s legendary murder mystery drama The Mousetrap is the longest-running show, of any kind, in the world. Written by the ‘Queen of Crime’, Dame Agatha Christie, The Mousetrap has kept audiences guessing for six decades. With an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner, the tension is razor sharp: everyone is a suspect; everyone a potential victim. One by one the characters reveal their pasts, and a complex web of deceit and suspicion emerges. But who will be next, and who is the killer? 24 April, Isaac Theatre Royal themousetrap.co.nz PODCAST ON Not just your average knitting circle! Join in as the group listen and discuss fascinating podcasts on a range of current issues and knit woollen items for the Christchurch Neo-natal…

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capturing life like never before

Dr Sarah Wakeman talks about the world of fertility technologies and how time lapse imaging is giving more women and couples more information about the first five days of embryo development. “We felt it was really important to invest in bringing this proven fertility technology to Christchurch to help our patients achieve their dream of having a baby – as soon as they possibly can. Time Lapse Morphometry Imaging (TiMI) captures video footage from fertilisation to the fifth day of embryo development. TiMI minimises handling of eggs and embryos, by leaving them undisturbed in the incubator from fertilisation check on day one and embryo transfer or embryo cryopreservation (freezing) on day five or six. “At the time of transfer (day three or five), we can better select the embryo that has…

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the girouard way

There are few things as satisfying as eating a big, delicious meal. As humans, we get so much pleasure and joy out of eating, but so easily we can eat more than is necessary. Finding a good balance between eating your favourite snacks, dieting, and exercising can be incredibly difficult. Hence why so many people struggle with diets, it’s easy to start one, but we always find ourselves crawling back to our comfort foods. Don’t worry, that is absolutely normal. That is the first lesson you will be taught at The Girouard Centre, a state-of-the-art weight management and treatment centre in Kaiapoi. Founders Michael and Jonie Girouard, acknowledge that loving a meal is simply just part of being human. The experienced duo has been in the weight management sector for…

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yeah nah

YEAH 1 The giant silver gnome in his new home overlooking Hagley park. 2 ASB Christchurch Marathon Celebrating it’s 39th year; get your jog on in June! 3 Viral documentaries The talk of the office… the dinner table… after work drinks… 4 The Colombo An inner-city mall that just keeps getting better and better. 5 Resene Sunbaked A hue to help you hold on to any remaining warmth you can. NAH 1 Dorset Street Closing their doors to focus on their Akaroa winery. We’ll miss you! 2 Vanishing monarchs Rats are responsible for the decimation of this season’s butterflies. 3 Creepy internet adverts One curious click and suddenly the item is everywhere you look. 4 Bluetooth speakers Sure, it is great technology, but blasting it at 3am as you ride your BMX? No thanks. 5 Popcorn-less theatres Who are you trying…