Our relationship with the tourism industry is fraught: we need their money, but we love to complain about them.
It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.
A unicorn-like creation has taken the top prize in a tough body art competition at Cup Day.
Sam Wills is back at the buskers festival with the original version of his hit show, Boy with Tape on his Face.
Even before mounting the steps and entering the double doors, the beautiful mural on the side of the building, filigree balcony and lights on the verandah welcome us with open Indian arms, in modern, Bollywood-style.
World Buskers Festival veteran Derek Flores, aka El Jaguar, says Christchurch audiences make him work hardest for laughs. This year, he'll host the festival's nightly comedy club and be set on testing our limits.
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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