Christchurch Life

Talking books

Eleanor Catton

Writing stars draw crowds

Book lovers and political junkies were out in force at Word Christchurch events last night.

Bennett a brew believer

Martin Bennett. Martin Bennett doesn't look like a brewer, but when he's talking about beer his eyes light up.

Bars shift from SOL to Terrace

Terrace bars Terrace hospitality strip will get two new bars after plans to revive Sol Square were abandoned.

Passage of time bypasses city lane

Christchurch CBD A laneway in central Christchurch is still "owned" by a man who died in 1865.

Finding a lost continent

continent New science shows New Zealand is part of a continent that's 94 per cent underwater.

Chch's food vs the capital

Soft poached egg After a few days in Wellington, I'm feeling pretty positive about the Christchurch food scene.

Review: The Institution

This cute wee bar, tucked away in New Regent St, excels with its service and drinks and food offerings.

New wine bar opening

Canty beer fails to brew a win

Boys also keen to impress

Schoolboy test, exam, test results, exam results, student, pupil Teen boys are increasingly concerned about appearance, especially ahead of the ball season.

Student designers stun

More than 500 people came to see Christchurch student designers showcase their work.

Gym gear gets colour kick

Introducing Kate & Brendan

Silence for Dawson

A moment of silence for the late Charlotte Dawson was held at the beginning of NZ Fashion Week tonight.

If your boy won't read

Alex Fulton Alex Fulton, 7, loves reading and devours books in bed - the more outrageous the better.

'Godfather of country'

Pat Dugan performed his first gig in Christchurch in 1936 and has barely been off a stage since.

Fanfare campaign begins

Architect up for festival

Nicky Hager in Chch

The author and investigative journalist, whose latest book landed like a bombshell into election campaigning, will be speaking in Christchurch tomorrow.

Daily trivia quiz: August 9

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Daily trivia quiz: July 26

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Daily trivia quiz: August 22

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Review: Hachi Hachi

Hachi Hachi Hachi Hachi, Victoria St, is reminiscent of pre-quake Japanese eatery Wagamamas, with communal tables, served-when-ready dishes and wallet-friendly prices.

Your guide to eating out

With an eye to dining around the world, the Avenues team scopes the best places in Christchurch to satiate a craving for international cuisine.

Recipe: Bee-sting cake

How important is good service?

Review: The Institution

This petite New Regent St bar brings together some of the best things local vendors have to offer.

Web Words Crossword - Daily

If you love crosswords and puzzles this is the site for you. The Daily Web Words crossword is a great daily challenge to keep your brain sharp and also to give you that well deserved break in your busy day.

General Knowledge Crossword - Daily

Test your general knowledge daily with this fun crossword. How much do you know?

Code Cracker - Daily

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Sudoku - Daily

Are you a numbers person? Try the challenging and fun Sudoku puzzles daily on Stuff.

Treats aplenty at Food Show

food show If you love food, there is no better place to be this weekend than The Food Show.

Event management

Beck Eleven looks at the weekend's events.

Warm-ups

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Event management

Beck Eleven takes a look at what's on this weekend.

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