Christchurch Life

Merry and bright

Prebbleton lights up for Maureen

Metallica, AC/DC and Pat Benatar - or their digital versions at least - will be some of the special guests at the annual Christmas lights extravaganza at Prebbleton.

Starring role for arthouse cinemas

The rebuild of Christchurch's arthouse cinema scene has fallen to local entrepreneurs.

A complete turkey for $30

This Christmas, give the gift of uselessness. And where better to find it than at a mall.

How to reach the finish line

Here are some quick tips that will help you get the most out of the Summer Starter fun run and walk this Sunday.

Persistence beats resistance

OPINION: The reality of being a journalist, I learned this week, involves a lot of doors slamming in my face.

Who should bring what to Christmas lunch?

Pavlova The debate about who will bring the pav or whether Aunty Mildred will insist on her overcooked pudding can be tricky.

Japanese favourite rises from ashes

Original @Tony's finally reopens, while funky Asian food stall gets noticed for its steamed buns.

Review: Jagz of Styx Mill

Froyo craze sweeps city

And the best dressed is...

A North Island woman is "over the moon" to have been crowned Best Dressed Woman at Cup Day.

Video: Best of the body art

A unicorn-like creation has taken the top prize in a tough body art competition at Cup Day.

Elegant looks have the edge

Keisha to judge style

Heels, our arch nemesis?

Heels take a lot of heat, but are they really the root cause of our foot problems?

CSO shows plenty of promise

The CSO's 2015 programme indicates Benjamin Northey plans to ease into the job of chief conductor.

Arts crucial for the rebuild

Warren Feeney, chairman of Arts Voice Christchurch, reviews the state of the arts in post-quake Christchurch and calls for more planning.

A proper theatre for a proper city

Theatre itself takes centre-stage

Ladi6's festival homecoming

Ladi6 is headlining two major events in Christchurch this weekend - The Summer Starter and Christmas in the Park.

Review: Sugarhorse Bar and Eatery

Sugarhorse Courtyard drinking and dining might be accompanied by views of the latest furniture deals, but its the platter you'll remember at this horsey-themed Moorhouse Ave bar.

House: The place to be

Two brothers have converted a Beckenham house into a stylish pad for laidback living and entertaining.

Recipe: The ultimate steak dish

'Tis the party season

Review: White House Black

This Halswell restaurant is set well back from a busy arterial road, in a two-storey, 1880s homestead with an impressive fit-out.

Summer fun run boosts morale

Summer Starter's route through diverse seaside communities helps the rest of the city understand the area's plight.

Seniors take up 10km challenge

John Aldridge had a kidney removed in February after a brush with cancer, but will be walking the Summer Starter on Sunday.

Pathway to enhance city lifestyle

Celebrate east with coastal run

Toll of quake stress

Many Cantabrians turning to bad habits, whether alcohol, coffee, smoking or overeating, to cope.

Treats aplenty at Food Show

food show If you love food, there is no better place to be this weekend than The Food Show.

Event management

Beck Eleven looks at the weekend's events.


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Event management

Beck Eleven takes a look at what's on this weekend.

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