Jazz tour 'a huge opportunity'

Hamish Smith is the first South Islander and second Kiwi to ever play in the JM Jazz World Orchestra. He will head to ...

9:11 PM  Unlikely musician jazzed for world orchestra show.

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.

From truant teen to role model

Mary Molyneux has got her life back on track with her work at the 180 Degrees School, Sea Cadets and Outward Bound.

Mary Molyneux has travelled a long way – including a 243km mountain trek – from truant teen to someone her peers can look up to.

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Eat And Drink

Oasis in a craft beer desert video

The Good Drop's artistic banner by North Canterbury artist Leo Buckett.

Beer enthusiast Dave Wilmott is bringing an oasis to the craft beer and cider desert of Rangiora.

Does Madam Woo live up to hype?

"Some of the most enjoyable Asian food I've had in Christchurch for a long time."

Coffee cartel cafe expands

Doughnuts that look like art

Art And Stage

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.

Six roles, 200 auditions video

Thea Erichsen, centre, auditioning for a role in the production of The Sound of Music.

How do you pick six children from 200 auditioning for roles in The Sound of Music?

What's on in Christchurch this week

Kenny Barron headlines this year's Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival which kicks off in ...

From Dr Hook to Kenny Barron - there's music to suit all tastes happening around Christchurch over the next seven days.

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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