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Eat And Drink

New Zealand's must-try dishes

The Nest, by L'oeuf.

6:22 AM  How many of these 40 dishes can you tick off?

Rollickin Gelato on the rise

6:00 AM  Rollickin Gelato is a hive of activity with second store at the Arts Centre in the works.

Places to quiz, chat or meet politicians

Review: High tea in Kaiapoi

Art And Stage

The state of the arts in Christchurch

While graffiti and street art has thrived in post-earthquake Christchurch, many of those working in the arts sector ...

Why Christchurch's approach needs to be more than just "arts in the service of commerce".

Students to perform winning tragedy

Wakatipu High School drama students from the team that won the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare regional final for Southland: ...

Modern day Othello tragedy set in high school propels drama students to national final.

A musical smorgasbord

Cellist Torlief Thedeen tackled Dmitri Shostakovich's formidable Cello Concerto No.1  with a potent blend of power and ...

REVIEW: A triumphant performance of a daunting, but profoundly rewarding work.

Six roles, 200 auditions video

Thea Erichsen, centre, auditioning for a role in the production of The Sound of Music.

How do you pick six children from 200 auditioning for roles in The Sound of Music?

What's on in Christchurch this week

Kenny Barron headlines this year's Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival which kicks off in ...

From Dr Hook to Kenny Barron - there's music to suit all tastes happening around Christchurch over the next seven days.

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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