Home's poke salad bowl

Poke salad bowl from Home eatery in Christchurch.

We help readers track down a dish from a restaurant or cafe.

Tested: A laser facial

KM Surgical's Laser Genesis facial is a great way to refresh before an event.

The non-ablative laser stimulates collagen growth and tightens skin without removing any skin layers.

Lost in Middle Earth

As part of the tour you can pose with a replica sword on Mt Sunday, also known as Edoras from the Lord of the Rings movies.

A tour makes it possible to go from central Christchurch to Middle Earth – and back – in a day.

Cloudy but warm

Car parking and cloudy conditions over the Christchurch CBD. Shot from Tuam St. (File photo)

Sun will peek through clouds in most centres on Friday, as we usher in the last weekend of February.

Akaroa Harbour: Beauty, with a darkness beneath

Mum and baby Hector's dolphins swim up to a Black Cat catamaran to check out the tourists.

It's always been a harbour worth fighting over, protecting, celebrating and enjoying. There's nothing like it anywhere else in the world.

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Eat And Drink

Home's poke salad bowl

Poke salad bowl from Home eatery in Christchurch.

We help readers track down a dish from a restaurant or cafe.

Review: Local, Riccarton Bush, Christchurch

A secret spot just right for Sunday lunch.

Recipe: Le Xom's Buddha feast

Madam Woo opens in Christchurch

Art And Stage

What's on in Christchurch this week

Pitch Black are just one of the many artists who will be performing at Hagley Park as part of Saturday's Electric Avenue ...

The coming week offers plenty of musical and theatrical highlights for those in Christchurch.

A night to remember

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – on their first visit to "our hometown" – delivered exactly what the city ...

REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen gives Christchurch a musical memory to be cherished by those who were there.

Changing Physics to promote accessibility

Director Jamie Hanton and artist Charlotte Drayton in the newly domesticated Physics Room gallery spaces; Like stepping ...

What on earth is going on in one of the country's best-known contemporary experiential art spaces?

Eager fans submit to 'roll call'

Glen McCartney ticking off fans at the Bruce Springsteen roll call.

Days before Bruce Springsteen's first Christchurch show, his biggest fans formed an orderly queue in the rain, checked themselves in, and left.

Bruce Springsteen's superfan

Superfan Gill Cross has seen Bruce Springsteen perform about 150 times and has waited 36 years for a dance with her idol.

She's seen him perform over 150 times, has hundreds of T-shirts bearing his name, and named her dog after him.

Summer Starter

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.

Fine day for fun run

Crystal Dodd, on the left, Bronnie Park and Jason Dodd gather  before the start of the 4km event start in Ti Rakau Reserve

Thousands ran on Sunday, with many making it a personal challenge, a costume party or a family day out

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