Christchurch Life

20,000 visitors likely

Te Matatini a 'major economic' benefit

An estimated 5000 people a day are expected in north Hagley Park for the national kapa haka festival.

Sol3 Mio keeps it real

Top trio talks Pavarotti, performing in rest homes and getting the jandal ahead of Chch concert.

Here's how you feed 5000 people

South Island food will be the star of a feast for 5000 people at the Te Matatini Kapa Haka festival.

Industrial grit with glam

Mama Hooch is the little sister to Italian restaurant Venuti just down the block.

Food containers precinct kicks off

Coffee Traders is the first tenant to open at new foodie spot and Lyttelton Bakery finds a permanent home.

Bland and rather pricey

Rangoon Ruby While dipping sauces bring flavour to some bland dishes, Rangoon Ruby is 'a rather pricey lesson in Burmese'.

Engineers and Merchants

Engineers, the roof-top bar and restaurant, and Merchants, the downstairs bar and dance hub, are newbies to city nightlife.

Smash Palace is moving

Can Christchurch compete?

And the best dressed is...

A North Island woman is "over the moon" to have been crowned Best Dressed Woman at Cup Day.

Video: Best of the body art

A unicorn-like creation has taken the top prize in a tough body art competition at Cup Day.

Elegant looks have the edge

Keisha to judge style

Heels, our arch nemesis?

Heels take a lot of heat, but are they really the root cause of our foot problems?

'Bound by our experiences'

It was with a heavy heart that I began to watch last night's quake documentary The Day That Changed My Life.

New sculpture for north

Christchurch has a new Neil Dawson sculpture to welcome people arriving in Christchurch from the north.

Frustration over arts precinct

Rock royalty in Brighton

Kapa haka 'Maori Olympics'

Kapa haka groups are flooding into Christchurch for a festival some call "the Maori Olympics".

Engineers and Merchants

Engineers Engineers, the roof-top bar and restaurant, and Merchants, the downstairs bar and dance hub, are newbies to city nightlife.

Good as gold

Travel: Collingwood turns out to be the perfect base to explore beautiful golden bay.

Cafe of the month: The Shroom Room

Competitor's coastal shift

Bland and rather pricey

While dipping sauces bring flavour to some bland dishes, Rangoon Ruby is 'a rather pricey lesson in Burmese'.

Ladi6's festival homecoming

Ladi6 is headlining two major events in Christchurch this weekend - The Summer Starter and Christmas in the Park.

How to reach the finish line

Here are some quick tips that will help you get the most out of the Summer Starter fun run and walk this Sunday.

Persistence beats resistance

Toll of quake stress

'Bloody good race'

Thousands of participants ran and walked through the eastern suburbs for The Press Summer Starter.

Treats aplenty at Food Show

food show If you love food, there is no better place to be this weekend than The Food Show.

Event management

Beck Eleven looks at the weekend's events.

Warm-ups

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Event management

Beck Eleven takes a look at what's on this weekend.

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