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Freedom to camp

'A myth that young tourists are stingy'

Our relationship with the tourism industry is fraught: we need their money, but we love to complain about them.

Fireworks concert to go ahead

The Sparks concert in Hagley Park is on - unless there is a deluge of rain.

Showbiz gets back to business

Christchurch theatre company at the start of "an exciting new era" with the opening of a new headquarters.

Introducing Tom & Danielle

They tied the knot in a beautiful flower-filled private garden. However it wasn't love at first sight ...

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.

The art of the chip buttie

fish and chips Some of the best summer meals I have eaten did not involve cloth napkins.

Raspberry Cafe now an institution

It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.

Set some culinary goals

Baking is bigger than ever

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?

Comedy meets burlesque

Aussie duo The English Gents go back to their acrobatic roots at the buskers festival.

From the West End to Chch

Sam Wills is back at the buskers festival with the original version of his hit show, Boy with Tape on his Face.

A moving piece of cabaret

Accessible Jane Austen

A boost for buskers

Prize money from the Press Critics Choice award helps performers bring their shows to the world.

Review: Corianders

Corianders Even before mounting the steps and entering the double doors, the beautiful mural on the side of the building, filigree balcony and lights on the verandah welcome us with open Indian arms, in modern, Bollywood-style.

Christchurch crowds are the toughest

World Buskers Festival veteran Derek Flores, aka El Jaguar, says Christchurch audiences make him work hardest for laughs. This year, he'll host the festival's nightly comedy club and be set on testing our limits.

Summer's best scents

House of the month

Review: Vesuvio Courtyard Bar

This redux version of an old CBD hangout might be the size of a single garage, but it is perfectly formed.

Ladi6's festival homecoming

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

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

Toll of quake stress

'Bloody good race'

Thousands of participants ran and walked through the eastern suburbs for The Press Summer Starter.

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.

Warm-ups

Press play

Event management

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

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