Putting southern tales in the limelight

Performers Kim Garrett, Jane Leonard and Albany Peseta exploring "Aoraki".

A brand new legend of Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) will wing its way to kids all over Canterbury from next week. Matatihi promises an action packed tale of personal bravery told through music, puppetry, kapa haka, waiata and te reo Māori.

The sweet taste of success

Artisan honey with distinctive flavours has been a business winner for Jeremy Friend and Sharyn Woodnorth.

Sometimes life gives you the answer you are looking for.

Coughlan holds nothing back

With Mary Coughlan you know she isn't just singing the words, she's telling her life story

REVIEW: Mary Coughlan was open, sincere and disarmingly candid during her opening Jazz & Blues Fest concert.

Restaurant review: Gatherings, Christchurch

Gatherings restaurant in Christchurch embraces a minimalist chic.

Sustainable, vegetarian, organic and delicious.

Foraged fare

Check and re-check that foraged mushrooms are not poisonous, Peter Langlands says.

Even road-kill rabbit is fair game for dedicated forager Peter Langlands.

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Eat And Drink

The sweet taste of success

Artisan honey with distinctive flavours has been a business winner for Jeremy Friend and Sharyn Woodnorth.

Sometimes life gives you the answer you are looking for.

We tried: Grain Coffee and Eatery in Christchurch

A sleek new, industrial-style cafe is housed in the lobby of a business in Southwark St in central Christchurch.

We tried: Arborista in Christchurch

Restaurant review: Baretta, Christchurch

Art And Stage

Putting southern tales in the limelight

Performers Kim Garrett, Jane Leonard and Albany Peseta exploring "Aoraki".

A brand new legend of Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island) will wing its way to kids all over Canterbury from next week. Matatihi promises an action packed tale of personal bravery told through music, puppetry, kapa haka, waiata and te reo Māori.

Coughlan holds nothing back

With Mary Coughlan you know she isn't just singing the words, she's telling her life story

REVIEW: Mary Coughlan was open, sincere and disarmingly candid during her opening Jazz & Blues Fest concert.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Jon Toogood joins the CSO for Saturday night's Symphonic Oddity.

Musical icons of the past are being celebrated around the city over the next seven days.

Show proves Bacharach's music still packs punch

Jennine Bailey  and Tom Rainey were among the impressive performers at Wednesday night's The Bacharach Years concert.

REVIEW: Tom Rainey and company gave the audience a truly Proustian evening.

A night of extraordinary music-making

New Zealand pianist Diedre Irons' robust and energetic playing was the standout feature of Tuesday night's Christopher's ...

REVIEW: Tuesday night's combination was a match made in heaven.

Summer Starter

Review: Sound of Music hits the right notes

The Strudels group of von Trapp children.

North Canterbury Musical Society's Sound of Music hits all the right notes on the Rangiora stage.

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.

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