The Guinness is flowing and revellers are decked in green around the city's Irish bars as St Patrick's Day celebrations get under way.
A Banks Peninsula cheesemaker takes out a national award while Monteith's releases an app which pairs beer and meats.
The South Island sun came out for this gorgeous couple's big day.
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's first concert for 2014 was a powerful one indeed.
Following in the footsteps of 42 Below, Sam and Ben Lu of New Zealand Chinese Liquor have created their own spirit to rival others in the Chinese market and beef up Kiwi cocktails, as a replacement for vodka, with its 58 per cent (ABV) strength.
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