Musical voyages with Ritmata

Simon Thacker chases a primal feeling when making music. "It's like a drug,'' the Scottish guitar virtuoso says. He is in New Zealand to perform Ritmata as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival

9:53 AM  When Simon Thacker plays music, he is searching for something primal.

Carlton owner opens new venue

James Murdoch, owner of The Carlton, is opening another venue in Christchurch.

Bush Inn confirms tenants and Spitfire Square announces foodie outlets.

Cantabs build sheds for Nepal

Steve Trevella is fund raising from Christchurch to continue a shelter-making project he helped launch in Nepal.

Christchurch man joins volunteer project in the growing temporar tin towns in Nepal.

Shoot 'em up Shakespeare

Hamlet: The Videogame opens at The Court Theatre on Thursday as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

Hamlet fights zombies, Ophelia is an intelligent computer and there are Angry Birds. Welcome to Hamlet: The Video Game.

Christchurch Spamalot a ‘world first’

The Wizard (Ian Brackenbury Channell) is the self-described "official Wizard of New Zealand". His role as historian in the Showbiz Christchurch production of Spamalot marks a world first.

Eric Idle, the original Monty Python member, and writer and of Spamalot, confirms that the inclusion of an ''actual wizard'' in the cast was a world first for Spamalot.

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Eat And Drink

Carlton owner opens new venue

James Murdoch, owner of The Carlton, is opening another venue in Christchurch.

Bush Inn confirms tenants and Spitfire Square announces foodie outlets.

Cabbages fit for kings

Spring's savoy cabbage has a mild, sweetish flavour - and these two recipes showcase it perfectly.

Cream of the crop

Nuts reveal their soft side

Art And Stage

Musical voyages with Ritmata

Simon Thacker chases a primal feeling when making music. "It's like a drug,'' the Scottish guitar virtuoso says. He is in New Zealand to perform Ritmata as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival

When Simon Thacker plays music, he is searching for something primal.

Shoot 'em up Shakespeare

Hamlet: The Videogame opens at The Court Theatre on Thursday as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

Hamlet fights zombies, Ophelia is an intelligent computer and there are Angry Birds. Welcome to Hamlet: The Video Game.

Christchurch Spamalot a ‘world first’

The Wizard (Ian Brackenbury Channell) is the self-described "official Wizard of New Zealand". His role as historian in the Showbiz Christchurch production of Spamalot marks a world first.

Eric Idle, the original Monty Python member, and writer and of Spamalot, confirms that the inclusion of an ''actual wizard'' in the cast was a world first for Spamalot.

Footnote put best foot forward

Footnote celebrates its 30th anniversary with a wide ranging retrospective show.

Footnote celebrate 30th anniversary with wonderful retrospective show.

Kids wow at Cultural Festival

Oceana Olson doesn't let her crutches hinder her performance at the Christchurch Cultural Festival

Thousands of Canterbury school children gather to twirl poi, stamp feet and sing songs at a region-wide cultural festival.

Summer Starter

Summer Starter on crutches gallery video

Cate Grace is a personal trainer with Leap Fitness and Motivation, who positively manages living with chronic illnesses. She is now an ambassador for The Press Summer Starter.

Cate Grace smiles in the face of adversity and is encouraging others to join her.

Chambers joins Summer Starter fun

Noel Chambers has signed up for the Summer Starter, as have all the staff at his firm.

The Summer Starter event will be a family affair for one tight-knit Christchurch business.

Businesses take up running challenge

Tradestaff managing director Kevin Eder will wear a blue tutu in this year's Summer Starter.

A Christchurch businessman will don a tutu and his running shoes for The Press Summer Starter.

Summer Starter entries open

Runners hit their paces at the start of the inaugural The Press Summer Starter Fun Run.

The race is on for Cantabrians to enter for The Press Summer Starter fun run and walk.

School takes up Summer Starter challenge

St Michael's School will be running or walking in The Press Summer Starter fun run and walk.

A Christchurch school is taking up a challenge to get active and address their health and well being.

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