A city with opportunity

Christchurch's new city centre has been perfectly designed to appeal to visitors – intimate laneways and courtyards, ...

18 min ago  OPINION: We are witnessing a modern, dynamic, boutique urban hub as it comes to fruition and our visitors love it already.

Plea for bigger, bolder city events

Dallas Tamaira from Fat Freddies Drop on the main stage at the Electric Avenue festival in Hagley Park.

19 min ago  Call for events to be ''stepped up a notch'' to attract cashed-up tourists to Christchurch.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are playing at Horncastle Arena this week.

7:14 AM  From Manfredini to Macklemore, it's music galore in Christchurch this week

'Embrace every moment'

Caleb Skene has lived with New Zealand's most common genetic disorder all his life but doesn't let it stop him living ...

Caleb Skene was told he would be dead by 18. Now 19, he's proving doubters wrong.

NZSO deliver polished performance

Edo de Waart deftly led the NZSO in Wednesday night's concert at Horncastle Arena.

REVIEW: Maestro Edo de Waart deftly led the orchestra and defied Horncastle Arena's acoustics

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Eat And Drink

Sumner gets a new bakery

Bohemian Bakery in Sumner is owned by Maka Angyalova.

The Bohemian Bakery is open in Sumner and Mediterranean Foods is doing Friday night dinners.

Best pork in NZ revealed

A Canterbury butchery has taken out the title of New Zealand's Ham of the Year.

'Best value' alternative meals

Review: Madam Kwong's Restaurant, Christchurch

Art And Stage

What's on in Christchurch this week

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are playing at Horncastle Arena this week.

From Manfredini to Macklemore, it's music galore in Christchurch this week

NZSO deliver polished performance

Edo de Waart deftly led the NZSO in Wednesday night's concert at Horncastle Arena.

REVIEW: Maestro Edo de Waart deftly led the orchestra and defied Horncastle Arena's acoustics

Christchurch film festival starts

Nick Paris, left, and festival director Bill Gosden at the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch.

The Christchurch leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival opens on Thursday evening at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Weather gods smile on Sunset shoot

Scottish model Agyness Deyn stars in Sunset Song, which was partly shot in Canterbury.

Canterbury-shot Sunset Song set to make debut at Film Festival

When Christchurch was our creative capital

The late Dame Ngaio Marsh, pictured in 1977.

Ngaio Marsh, Colin McCahon, James K Baxter, Allan Curnow, Toss Wollaston - they were all in Christchurch in the inter-war years

Summer Starter

'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.

Summer off to a good start gallery video

Start of the 10km The Press Summer Starter fun run.

More than 5000 people - and about 130 dogs - ran and walked across our city in The Press Summer Starter.

Summer Starter inspiration

Personal trainer, Cate Grace and husband Riwai Grace are encouraging others to join them in the Summer Starter.

Tomorrow, thousands of folk at least 120 dogs will take part in the second Press Summer Starter.

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