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New wine bar opening

The Wine Bar

It's not Le Plonk, but appeals to same market

Laidback wine bar from Monday Room owner about to open on Papanui Rd, plus Cranford St gets its own Joe's Garage.

Review: The Institution

The Institution This cute wee bar, tucked away in New Regent St, excels with its service and drinks and food offerings.

Chch's food vs the capital

Soft poached egg After a few days in Wellington, I'm feeling pretty positive about where the Christchurch food scene is heading.

New life for RSA

RSA RSA's new building will honour our history while providing a place of comfort and genuine Kiwi hospitality.

Architect up for festival

Shigeru Ban Within the cardboard structure of the cathedral he designed, architect Shigeru Ban opened Christchurch's biennial writer's festival.

Canty beer fails to brew a win

The Mt Hutt Gingernut Ale made with Gingernuts, Oxford milk and Mt Hutt snow wasn't enough to make Beervana cut.

A beery good time at Monteiths

The Monteith's Brewing Company is about as West Coast as it gets.

The cutest comfort food

Wine and design experience

Boys also keen to impress

Schoolboy test, exam, test results, exam results, student, pupil Teen boys are increasingly concerned about appearance, especially ahead of the ball season.

Student designers stun

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

Gym gear gets colour kick

Introducing Kate & Brendan

Silence for Dawson

A moment of silence for the late Charlotte Dawson was held at the beginning of NZ Fashion Week tonight.

Books are very good company

Gerry Walmisley All of my books are my friends. Dog-eared and foxed many of them are. They are well-thumbed and much loved.

Song-a-month challenge

Christchurch musician Julian Hay challenged himself to write, produce, record and release a song a month.

Conquering Edinburgh

Robert Scott's new album

Festival a success before it starts

Eleanor Catton and other well known writers are in town for the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival.

Recipe: Bee-sting cake

Bee-sting 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.

How important is good service?

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

Our dining habits

Your guide to eating out

With an eye to dining around the world, the Avenues team scopes the best places in Christchurch to satiate a craving for international cuisine.

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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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