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Eat And Drink

Review: Saigon Star

Saigon Star does a decent beef pho - the national dish of Vietnam.

If you want a drink, you have to take your own.

How to be voted best cafe

Cafe chat visits an atmospheric cafe that everyone loves and tries cricket tortillas.

Review: Maison de Crepes

Great places to eat out in Lyttelton

Art And Stage

New World Buskers Festival director appointed

The World Buskers Festival's new director, Melissa Haberfield, was appointed in July.

A new director has been appointed to lead the World Buskers Festival as it recovers from a financial loss and prepares to return to the streets.

Mainland inspiration

Charles Blomfield  Head of the Waimakariri 7/2/91 Oil on card Purchased 2013.

The story of one painting is also one of what happened when two artists met

Landscapes that lure you in

Chris Corson-Scott, Last Light, Tokomaru Bay Wharf, 2016.

Auckland artist believes good photography is grounded in the principles of documentary and concerned with confronting realities

New survey show captures wide range of contemporary Chch art

Physics Room director Jamie Hanton checks out a piece by Pauline Rhodes in the Contemporary Christchurch exhibition at ...

What does Coca's new show Contemporary Christchurch say about the city's art scene?

NZ's smallest pipe organ gets restored video

Organ enthusiast and restorer John Dodgshun is restoring New Zealand's smallest pipe organ, now at the Ferrymead ...

A team of Christchurch organ enthusiasts relied on a single photograph to restore one of New Zealand's oldest and smallest pipe organ.

Summer Starter

Weight loss journey to New York

Christchurch woman Tracy Hapi turned her life around after running the Summer Starter, having lost 100 kilograms.

After losing 100 kgs, Tracy Hapi is training for the 2016 New York City Marathon.

Feet beat the streets in the east

Thousands turned out for The Press Summer Starter fun run in 2015.

Thousands of feet will beat the streets of the Christchurch coast again this year in the city's "most fun run".

'We've got the same name' video

Sophie Dawson, 9, and Sophie Lumb, 8, became instant friends after meeting at an end of year party.

Two Sophies from two quake-ravaged schools meet for the first time - see what happens next.

How a sloth starts summer

These people dressed better and ran a much greater distance than Alastair Paulin at The Press Summer Starter.

Alastair Paulin was forced his show off his "skinny, pale legs poking below too short running shorts" to get fit for summer.

Summer Starter offers American experience

Marie Smith, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year, finished The Press Summer Starter fun run with her son and ...

Tracy Hapi has lost 92kg in two years and gone from a size 34 to a 14.

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