Best of the breakfast bowls

Thick and tasty with plenty of texture - there's a lot to like about Park Ranger's Acai Bowl.

Forget bacon and eggs - give these delicious breakfast bowls in Christchurch a go instead.

Southern tales in limelight video

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.

How's this for a bachelor pad?

One entire wall of the dining room is a scored mirror that reflects the view back to diners.

Luxurious Christchurch 'bachelor pad' in The Carlton Butchery wins major award.

An unforgettable night

Friday night's concert and the ensemble revolved around the supreme talent of Kenny Barron.

REVIEW: A concert that demanded rapturous applause for the soloing throughout and brought the audience to its feet at the end.

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.

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Eat And Drink

Best of the breakfast bowls

Thick and tasty with plenty of texture - there's a lot to like about Park Ranger's Acai Bowl.

Forget bacon and eggs - give these delicious breakfast bowls in Christchurch a go instead.

The sweet taste of success

Sometimes life gives you the answer you are looking for.

We tried: Grain Coffee and Eatery in Christchurch

We tried: Arborista in Christchurch

Art And Stage

Southern tales in limelight video

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.

An unforgettable night

Friday night's concert and the ensemble revolved around the supreme talent of Kenny Barron.

REVIEW: A concert that demanded rapturous applause for the soloing throughout and brought the audience to its feet at the end.

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.

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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