Folk singer Phil Garland given farewell

Funeral service for New Zealand folk music legend Phil Garland.

Christchurch folk singer Phil Garland was remembered as a troubadour, a family man and a mentor at his funeral on Friday.

Rare orca sighting in Lyttelton Harbour video

Orca

For one long-time resident, it was the first time he had seen the animals in the area.

Weekend rain and cloud

Pull out your umbrellas for a weekend of wet weather across the south.

Kids playing footy this weekend? Pack your umbrellas and prep the washing machine for muddy socks.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Neo-soul singer Sacha Vee brings her Luminous Album Tour home to Woolston's Blue Smoke tonight.

There's an eclectic range of events and concerts headed our way over the next week

Curtis and Wardrop play Cardrona in April

Cardrona folk singer-songwriter Martin Curtis at the Wanaka cenotaph.

Martin Curtis has been recording songs of war, mountains, keas, and his love of the land for more than 35 years.

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Eat And Drink

How does vegan food bag go? video

Green Dinner Table trial. Eating vegan dinners for three nights.

"My husband resorted to making a cheese toastie to fill the gap."

Review: Rogues of Rotherham, Christchurch

This exciting newcomer brings innovative touches to dishes.

Best baked goods in town

Exclusive mansion opens its kitchen

Art And Stage

What's on in Christchurch this week

Neo-soul singer Sacha Vee brings her Luminous Album Tour home to Woolston's Blue Smoke tonight.

There's an eclectic range of events and concerts headed our way over the next week

Curtis and Wardrop play Cardrona in April

Cardrona folk singer-songwriter Martin Curtis at the Wanaka cenotaph.

Martin Curtis has been recording songs of war, mountains, keas, and his love of the land for more than 35 years.

Priscilla's 'orchestrated mayhem'

210317 NEWS Photo: Joseph Johnson
Diane Brodie, wardrobe manager, on the left and Sarah Greenwood-Buchanan, wig and ...

"It is mayhem, but orchestrated mayhem," says wardrobe manager Diane Brodie.

Don delivers, Jewel shines during magical night

Don Henley entertained a near capacity crowd at Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on Tuesday night.

REVIEW: Whether it was close harmony singing or a surprisingly effective rendition of Tears for Fears' Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Don Henley had the crowd enthralled.

Live comedy, science and music extravaganza

Comic and mathematician Matt Parker will be one of many to take the stage at Isaac Theatre Royal for the Cosmic Shambles ...

Get in the draw to see Cosmic Shambles Live.

Summer Starter

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.

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

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