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Eat And Drink

The best places to eat out? We're on it

Black Betty won the best cafe award last year. Will it retain the title this year?

The hunt for Canterbury's best cafes and restaurants is on.

A brine to get your pork tender

Brining could bring an end to the despair of the dried out pork chop.

$25,000 dinner at art centre gym

Meals on wheels

Art And Stage

Sculpture helps new works see the light of day

Ernest George Gillick's Ex Tenebris Lux was a feature of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens between 1980 and 2003.

Even in storage, sculpture helps inspire

A clear future for COCA

The Centre of Contemporary Art has helped many local artists establish their careers, including the likes of  Neil Dawson, Bruce Edgar, Ross Marwick and Boyd Webb, who had their graduate exhibition from the University of Canterbury School of Fine Arts there in June, 1971.

COCA to reopen February 2016

New Zealand Burlesque Festival returns

Kerry Rodda on stage as MisRed Delicious.

Kiwis, prepare to blush. The New Zealand Burlesque Festival is back.

On the road again

Mel Parsons is done with collecting hotel bathroom utilities on tour, "After a while I got home and thought what am I doing, you're never going to use this stuff!"

Touring has taught Mel Parsons a thing or two about travelling, and herself.

A work that changed the landscape

Evelyn Page, Summer Morn, 1929. Oil on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, E Rosa Sawtell Bequest, 1940.

The Karamea Venus revealed

Summer Starter

Charities colour dash gallery video

Is it a bird? No, it's Matthew Mark dressing in yellow to support Ronald McDonald House.

With just 15 minutes and $15 to choose your colour combo - would you go silly, serious or sexy?

Mum's battle to lose 30kg video

Weight Watchers leader Michelle Harvey is doing the Summer Starter on November 29.

Mum who once ran in iron man competitions is losing weight one step at a time.

When helping others can actually hinder

Youngsters starting out on their own running journeys need the right sort of support from those who have gone before.

If you saw a young person heading down the same path you've followed, what sort of advice would you pass on?

The other exercises runners need

Sam Bluemel

Whether a novice or an expert, get ready for the running season with Sam Bluemel's advice series. This week it's exercises to build complete strength.

Charity helps family find their feet

Jackson Leonard, 3, has received more than 400 beads from the Child Cancer Foundation since he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Life has been on hold for the Leonard family over the last 18 months.

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