Swimming for social therapy video

Howard Booth, aged 69, has Alzheimers and enjoys swimming as therapy.

For Howard Booth swimming is not just a form of exercise. It opens the doors to social interactions and helps him restore any sense of motivation.

X-Factor, ‘hatbeard’ and the music pastor

Those who performed at the talent show at Majestic Church in November 2014 are, from left to right - Stevie Tonks, Olivia France, Endiah Kesha, Loren Sila, Ashy Batchelor and Josh MacGregor.

The curious tale of X Factor, "hatbeard'' and a Christchurch music pastor and vocal coach.

Constellations - a 'super-star script'

The Court Theatre's latest play, Constellations, reviewed.

Groups clean up for future

Tanya Jenkins, Colleen Philip and Zak Cassels are collaborating to clean up the Heathcote River on May 9.

Organisers of a Christchurch river clean-up hope their efforts will stop people "[dumping] their rubbish for free".

'Passionate love of environment'

Udo Benecke

Udo Benecke foresaw many of today's global ecological problems well ahead of his time.

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Eat And Drink

Secret world of mushrooming

A porcini mushroom discovered early in the morning in Hagley Park.

It takes time and effort to learn where and when, but you can find your own porcini in Christchurch.

The Colombo to expand

Demand for space ramps up as The Colombo moves to its next stage of development.

Imperial times at White House Black

Breaking Bad burgers in Lyttelton

Art And Stage

Constellations - a 'super-star script'

The Court Theatre's latest play, Constellations, reviewed.

Brooching the Rococo revolution

Contemporary jeweller Jane Dodd's exhibition Rococo Revolution gets down to the bone.

Christchurch artist Tui McBeath died of motor neurone disease, aged 67. She left a legacy of beautiful works.

Legacy of paintings, adventure

Tui McBeath was a woman unafraid of pursuing adventure.

Summer Starter

Ladi6's festival homecoming

STAR ATTRACTION: Ladi 6 is performing twice in Christchurch.

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

Toll of quake stress

Many Cantabrians turning to bad habits, whether alcohol, coffee, smoking or overeating, to cope.

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Running trainer Bevan Eyles.

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.

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