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painting classes

Unlocking your creative potential in a painting studio over a glass of wine started after Hurricane Katrina.

Review: Riccarton House Bistro

Bistro Featuring an atmospheric venue and local products, this place has plenty of potential.

What we're eating

Jane Montgomery If you listed everything you ate and drank over a day, what would it reveal? This week, it's Jane Montgomery's turn.

Lazy Sumner nights at Joe's

Joe's Garage There's a new nightlife player out in Sumner now that Joe's Garage is opening in the evenings.

Portrait of a miner

David Thorpe A musician has launched a musical tribute for a long-lost relative who died in a mining disaster.

Fondant fears busted

Ruffle cake Fondant - that icing that comes in blocks at the supermarket - is a fickle beast, but here's some tips for creating a perfectly iced cake.

Peri peri chicken quinoa salad

Forget the stews and soups - it's time for salad. Here's a great quinoa option by MasterChef finalist Bec Stanley.

Cooking shows: Good or bad?

The Zen of bread

Student designers stun

Hannah Peart More than 500 people came to see Christchurch student designers showcase their work.

Gym gear gets colour kick

Walking through sports gear stores, the walls are a sea of colours and patterns, each more outrageous than the next.

Introducing Kate & Brendan

'The man of my dreams'

Boys also keen to impress

Teen boys are increasingly concerned about appearance, especially ahead of the ball season.

'Check out my house'

street art house Ren Bell's house is due for demolition this week, so he asked street artists to decorate it for one final hurrah.

Cooking up new art fund

The Christchurch Art Gallery has launched an ambitious $5 million fundraising campaign to attract a new generation of art benefactors and supporters.

Underwhelmed by river precinct

A birthday without mum

Offence 'a form of political currency'

Author Richard King, in Christchurch this month for the WORD Festival, says we are offended far too easily.

Daily trivia quiz: July 26

DISNEY PRINCESS Are you a trivia whiz? Test your knowledge on our daily quiz.

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Are you a trivia whiz? Test your knowledge on our daily quiz.

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Daily trivia quiz: August 9

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How important is good service?

Coffee Forget chefs and business owners. Meet some of Christchurch's hospitality stars - the ones going the extra mile to get our orders just right.

From burgers to bars

Chef Andrew Brown, of Burgers & Beers Inc and The George fame, is about to open The Dragon's Den Social Lounge in Colombo St.

Our dining habits

Call of the mountains

Recipe: Bee-sting cake

Opawa Bakery and Cafe's baker, Detlev Stukenbrok, uses a versatile sweet dough to make his signature bee-sting cake. He tops it with honey and almonds, and fills with vanilla custard.

Web Words Crossword - Daily

If you love crosswords and puzzles this is the site for you. The Daily Web Words crossword is a great daily challenge to keep your brain sharp and also to give you that well deserved break in your busy day.

General Knowledge Crossword - Daily

Test your general knowledge daily with this fun crossword. How much do you know?

Code Cracker - Daily

Find a Word - Daily

Sudoku - Daily

Are you a numbers person? Try the challenging and fun Sudoku puzzles daily on Stuff.

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.


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Event management

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

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