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Eat And Drink

Restaurant review: Baretta, Christchurch

Baretta recreates the atmosphere of an Italian trattoria.

Baretta recreates the atmosphere of a traditional Italian trattoria.

The 40 NZ dishes you must try

How many of these 40 dishes can you tick off?

Rollickin Gelato on the rise

Places to quiz, chat or meet politicians

Art And Stage

Show proves Bacharach's music still packs punch

Jennine Bailey  and Tom Rainey were among the impressive performers at Wednesday night's The Bacharach Years concert.

REVIEW: Tom Rainey and company gave the audience a truly Proustian evening.

A night of extraordinary music-making

New Zealand pianist Diedre Irons' robust and energetic playing was the standout feature of Tuesday night's Christopher's ...

REVIEW: Tuesday night's combination was a match made in heaven.

The state of the arts in Christchurch

While graffiti and street art has thrived in post-earthquake Christchurch, many of those working in the arts sector ...

Why Christchurch's approach needs to be more than just "arts in the service of commerce".

Students to perform winning tragedy

Wakatipu High School drama students from the team that won the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare regional final for Southland: ...

Modern day Othello tragedy set in high school propels drama students to national final.

A musical smorgasbord

Cellist Torlief Thedeen tackled Dmitri Shostakovich's formidable Cello Concerto No.1  with a potent blend of power and ...

REVIEW: A triumphant performance of a daunting, but profoundly rewarding work.

Summer Starter

Review: Sound of Music hits the right notes

The Strudels group of von Trapp children.

North Canterbury Musical Society's Sound of Music hits all the right notes on the Rangiora stage.

Summer's strange, mad beauty

SEPTEMBER 25: We turn our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time and summer. And in central Auckland, a 4-year-old ...

As Aristotle mused, while slapping sunscreen on the skin left exposed by his beach toga: The whole is greater than the summer of fits and starts.

Four Corners: Summer tales from Kitchener's Cafe and Dairy

Bruce and Sue Sullivan of Kitchener's Cafe and Dairy in Martinborough.

Our summer series continues with a story of the ritual humiliation inflicted on political pundits who underestimated the Don.

'I blame Steph for the quake'

Nick and Steph Thompson of Kaikoura Four Square are pragmatic about the earthquake despite facing a 'torrid' 12 months ahead.

The morning of the Kaikoura earthquake, Steph Thompson opened her Four Square store in a dressing gown. And that's how her customers arrived, too.

OK, it's raining, but at least you won't get sunburnt video

Oli Stewart is a surf lifesaver at Piha in Auckland.

Summer in New Zealand isn't all about iceblocks and sunburn.

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