'Passionate love of environment'

Udo Benecke

Udo Benecke foresaw many of today's global ecological problems well ahead of his time.

Inside a swingers community

All together now. The social stigma about swinging means most involved guard their identity closely.

Most swingers are middle class or higher – police officers, teachers, accountants, doctors and lawyers.

Legacy of paintings, adventure

Christchurch artist Tui McBeath died of motor neurone disease, aged 67. She left a legacy of beautiful works.

Tui McBeath was a woman unafraid of pursuing adventure.

Guns, God and family video

David Tipple at Gun City, Christchurch, in 2014. Examples of the imitation pistols that Customs seized are on the counter in front of him.

You could say that there are two types of people in this world: those who are comfortable using firearms and those who naturally resist them.

Christchurch's best playgrounds?

Aidan Bradford, 7, and his mother, Michelle Bradford, test the playground bars in the Wairakei School grounds.

A seven-year-old playground "aficionado" has compiled a list of the city's top play spots.

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Eat And Drink

Secret world of mushrooming

A porcini mushroom discovered early in the morning in Hagley Park.

It takes time and effort to learn where and when, but you can find your own porcini in Christchurch.

The Colombo to expand

Demand for space ramps up as The Colombo moves to its next stage of development.

Imperial times at White House Black

Breaking Bad burgers in Lyttelton

Art And Stage

Legacy of paintings, adventure

Christchurch artist Tui McBeath died of motor neurone disease, aged 67. She left a legacy of beautiful works.

Tui McBeath was a woman unafraid of pursuing adventure.

Everclear - ready to 'sparkle' again

90s American rockers Everclear are celebrating a special anniversary says frontman Art Alexakis.

Jaya Mangalam Gibson has just been appointed director of XCHC, a Christchurch space for creatives and artists.

Designer, strategist, activist

The new director of an innovative creative space in Christchurch has the sort of background makes people take notice. WILL HARVIE reports.

Summer Starter

Ladi6's festival homecoming

STAR ATTRACTION: Ladi 6 is performing twice in Christchurch.

Ladi6 is headlining two major events in Christchurch this weekend - The Summer Starter and Christmas in the Park.

Toll of quake stress

Many Cantabrians turning to bad habits, whether alcohol, coffee, smoking or overeating, to cope.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Running trainer Bevan Eyles.

How to reach the finish line

Here are some quick tips that will help you get the most out of the Summer Starter fun run and walk this Sunday.

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