Christchurch Life

The struggle to 'switch off'


Most people do not know the basics about how to get a good night's sleep, an expert says.

Live: TEDx Christchurch 2014

NIgel latta Nigel Latta regales TEDxChristchurch audience with tale of how he performed CPR on a dying man - who vomited in Latta's mouth. Watch live.

Powerful lineup at Electric Avenue

The new Electric Avenue Music Festival is expected to attract up 8000 people at Hagley Park on Waitangi Day.

Allergies addressed

gluten Cantabrians can try, buy and learn to bake gluten-free foods at the Gluten Free Food & Allergy Show.

Online reviews a growing force

Online word of mouth is a powerful form of communication the hospitality industry needs to take seriously.

Beloved dessert truck is back

Raewyn Taylor of the Vanilla Ice truck The much-loved Vanilla Ice truck is returning to Victoria Square on Saturday for the first time since the quakes.

How to make homegrown veges

Cooking with your own produce is awesome - you know where it comes from plus you get to be totally smug.

Coffee with a healthy kick

Fair Go: He's not authorised

Safety fences the inspiration

WOW A rebuild-inspired creation by a North Canterbury designer received an honourable mention at the World of WearableArt (WOW) awards.

Introducing Rachael & Mike

The mountains and lakes of Central Otago provide the perfect backdrop for this wonderfully romantic occasion.

Silence for Dawson

Boys also keen to impress

Simple but smart for races

Want a winning look for Cup Day? Take some tips from those in the know.

Working with Elvis a 'real treat'

Presley's favourite guitarist, James Burton, talks hamburgers, Hawaii and The King ahead of his NZ tour.

The best photograph of the year

Christchurch snapper wins coveted award for striking image of lake-swamped willow tree in Wanaka.

Back to the future for students

Diamond in the flesh

Album inspired by Chch

Christchurch band The Eastern's latest release is an ode to "this flat and bruised city".

Recipe: Rosemary panna cotta

panna cotta With the berry season upon us, pair this traditional Italian dessert with a mixed berry compote.

The city debate

There's no shortage of opinion about how we really want Christchurch to look. What do the city's leading lights think?

Redcurrent celebrates 15 years

Down by the bay

Restaurant review: Spice Paragon

Spice Paragon has branched out from its popular Bush Inn base to extend owners Bundit and Bo's upmarket Asian cuisine empire to the city centre.

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.

Asthma no barrier to exercise

Exercise Physical activity does not cause asthma, says an expert in respiratory health.

The value of exercise

Grant Close is doing all he can to ensure his staff are healthy and fit.

Hip-hop star comes home

Struggling to rise to challenge

Parkrun ticks all the right boxes

It's social, outdoors, well-organised, positively focused and free - this new weekly 5km is on to a winner.

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