The island that almost wasn't there

Pukerauaruhe Island, aka Browne's Island, in the Port Levy bay on Banks Peninsula.

Pukerauaruhe Island was said to mean a heap of ferns but it did not look like one and was so barren it would struggle to grow very much at all.

Older, wiser and more productive

Nearly all New Zealand politicians pay homage to Grey Power. Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith addresses a meeting in ...

New Zealanders are living longer and the elderly are healthier. What it means to be "old" is changing.

Youth promote Jailbreak campaign

Piata Thompson, 16, is one of the faces of the Jailbreak campaign.

A group of young Canterbury leaders have joined forces to re-brand the youth and disability sector.

Life Story: Leslie Kenton

Leslie Kenton died on November 13 in Governors Bay, Christchurch. She was 75.

A visionary of health and beauty, Leslie Kenton inspired millions with her words and her wisdom.

Ten exhibitions to see in December

Chrystabel Aitken, Chiko, Handmade Christmas Card, 1962, Macmillan Brown Library Archives, (MB1380, 134221) Chrystabel ...

Christmas finally comes to Christchurch's gallery

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Eat And Drink

Review: Thai Orchid, Christchurch

The Riccarton Rd Thai Orchid dining area has a bright, functional interior.

Friendly smiles and good sauces enhance this restaurant.

NZ's best fruit mince pie revealed

Mother-in-law's recipe a key ingredient in NZ's winning fruit mince pie.

Bringing history to life

Best places for outdoor eating

Art And Stage

Ten exhibitions to see in December

Chrystabel Aitken, Chiko, Handmade Christmas Card, 1962, Macmillan Brown Library Archives, (MB1380, 134221) Chrystabel ...

Christmas finally comes to Christchurch's gallery

A big, bold and defiant work

Julius Olsson, Moonlight. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu; purchased by the Canterbury Society ...

How one romantic naturalist raged against the 1930s tide of more modern paintings

Woven creations on display

Sue Cootes, of Spring Creek, with her Piu Piu Cape.

Raranga graduates exhibit woven creations at Omaka Marae.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Santa will be the main star at Christchurch's annual Santa Parade on Sunday afternoon.

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Christchurch this week

The Court's family-friendly festive treat

The Court Jesters' warm and witty latest show weaves improv into the enduring structure of A Christmas Carol.

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol as you have never seen it before.

Summer Starter

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

Fine day for fun run

Dogs are welcomed back onto the 10km course this year. Kevin the Doberman pup, complete with tutu, took part in last ...

Thousands of runners with hundreds of dogs are joining this year's ASB Summer Starter.

One day to go for fun run

It was Kieran Blatch's idea for the family to dress as The Simpsons in last year's Summer Starter. This year they will ...

Thousands of runners with hundreds of dogs: this year's ASB Summer Starter is nearly here.

Team Yellow gears up for fun run

New Zealand half-marathon champ Oska Inkster-Baynes took a group of students from Te Waka Unua School through a training ...

 Oska Inkster-Baynes, by his own admission, was not a model student in school.

Fun run in the name of health

Pastor Siaosi Kei and the Garden City Fellowship Tongan group take a walk around Wycola Park.

Tongan church encouraging Pasifika health with ASB Summer Starter.

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