Christchurch Life

Jethro Tull hits Christchurch

Ian Anderson has arrived in Christchurch with his trademark flute in his backpack.

Feeling the rush

REVIEW: If you could somehow tap the energy bouncing around the walls inside Chinwag Eathai, you could light the city with it.

Pain or pleasure?

OPINION: Who loves shopping? If it means battling crowds and Christchurch's ghastly roads to search for something I may not want or need, no thanks.

Exploring the 80s

A new book filled with black and white photographs reminds us how Christchurch looked in the mid-1980s.

Rugged beauty

This tramp feels remote - a trip back in time. It also provides a raw perspective on the harsh beauty of our land.

Lyttelton Coffee Co reopens

Four years after the quakes and 'serious safety strengthening', a popular Lyttelton cafe is back.

Ham, glorious ham

I don't want to hear a word out of you turkey eaters - Christmas is all about the ham.

'It's my selfish bar'

Honeypot Cafe's charity Mondays

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?

Dali's surreal cameo

A Christchurch rebuild worker has used his work tools to create fleeting works of art in the concrete columns beneath the Christchurch Art Gallery.

A love letter to Chch

The latest graphic novel from Dylan Horrocks is a "little love letter" to Christchurch.

Art transforms drab wall

Ladi6's festival homecoming

A magical Messiah

Full credit to musical director Andrew Withington for a stunning performance of a classic holiday concert.

One for the road

Caravan "A fun family project" is how Mark and Nicola Wilson describe doing up their 14-foot 1972 Oxford caravan. The end result is enough to tempt anyone on a camping holiday.

At home in the city

What is being done to lure residents back to live within Christchurch's four Avenues?

Waimate. Why not?

The best of 2014: Food in Chch

Around the Bays

Banks Peninsula is the ultimate summer playground, with its secluded bays, rolling farmland and starry skies. Explore for a day or, better still, check out these interesting places to stay.

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.

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

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

Toll of quake stress

Summer fun run boosts morale

'Bloody good race'

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

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