Christchurch Life

The struggle to 'switch off'


Most people do not know the basics about how to get a good night's sleep, an expert says.

How to make homegrown veges

Tomato plantings OPINION: Cooking with your own produce is awesome - you know where it comes from plus you get to be totally smug.

Parkrun ticks all the right boxes

Hagley parkrun It's social, outdoors, well-organised, positively focused and free - this new weekly 5km is on to a winner.

Coffee with a healthy kick

Caffeine Kick Lineup of top chefs announced for South Island food festival and Les Mills launches coffees with a protein hit.

Fair Go: He's not authorised

keyboard Consumer affairs show distances itself from nasty restaurant review spat.

Beloved dessert truck is back

Raewyn Taylor of the Vanilla Ice truck The much-loved Vanilla Ice truck is returning to Victoria Square on Saturday for the first time since the quakes.

Which is our best restaurant?

Ten restaurants vied for the title of 2014 Zest restaurant of the year. Today we reveal the winner.

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

How to cater for vegetarians

Safety fences the inspiration

WOW A rebuild-inspired creation by a North Canterbury designer received an honourable mention at the World of WearableArt (WOW) awards.

Introducing Rachael & Mike

The mountains and lakes of Central Otago provide the perfect backdrop for this wonderfully romantic occasion.

Silence for Dawson

Boys also keen to impress

Simple but smart for races

Want a winning look for Cup Day? Take some tips from those in the know.

Diamond in the flesh

Lorde Lorde launches her first headlining tour of NZ with a bang at Horncastle Arena.

Lorde's first show in Chch

Lorde launches her first headlining tour in NZ with a performance in Christchurch tonight.

Artists gloomy over city plans

Clown conjures up play

Back to the future for students

Hundreds of music students will use a repaired Arts Centre's building for eight years from April.

The city debate

City There's no shortage of opinion about how we really want Christchurch to look. What do the city's leading lights think?

Redcurrent celebrates 15 years

Rebecca Kain, co-founder of home and giftware store Redcurrent, reflects on the art of giving and her vision for the new Christchurch.

Down by the bay

Top five takeaways

Recipe: Rosemary panna cotta

With the berry season upon us, pair this traditional Italian dessert with a mixed berry compote.

The value of exercise

Grant Close Grant Close is doing all he can to ensure his staff are healthy and fit.

Hip-hop star comes home

Kiwi hip-hop queen to "give back" to her hometown by singing Cantabrians across the finish line.

Struggling to rise to challenge

Walking to get fit for summer

Asthma no barrier to exercise

Physical activity does not cause asthma, says an expert in respiratory health.

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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