Fancy making a footstool?

Picking the right fabric is key to getting a great footstool.

5:00 AM  With the right class, even non-crafty types can learn how to do upholstery.

Night owl artist's flight of fancy

Illustrator-designer Sarah Greig has returned to Christchurch, attracted by her hometown's creative vibe.

5:00 AM  Many mums collapse into bed at the end of the day but that's when Sarah Greig gets out her paint brushes.

An artistic dream come true

Min Kim started painting at a young age and has pursued her passion around the world.

5:00 AM  A serious illness helped Min Kim make the transition from interior designer to an artist with her own gallery.

McCaw flight lifts patient's spirits video

Hailey Crossan, 18, gets a hug from mum Kara after her flight with Richie McCaw.

Sky's the limit for cancer patient with All Blacks great Richie McCaw in support.

Shave for charity, again

Christchurch bloke Ronald Parish will shave off his large beard next month for charity.

A Christchurch man with a large beard is shaving it all off for charity, again.

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Eat And Drink

Review: Local, Riccarton Bush, Christchurch

Kiwifruit and passionfruit curd with a berry crumble make up of a loaded-up pavlova dish.

A secret spot just right for Sunday lunch.

Recipe: Le Xom's Buddha feast

´╗┐We help readers track down a dish from a restaurant or cafe.

Madam Woo opens in Christchurch

Best late night dining spots

Art And Stage

A night to remember

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – on their first visit to "our hometown" – delivered exactly what the city ...

REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen gives Christchurch a musical memory to be cherished by those who were there.

Changing Physics to promote accessibility

Director Jamie Hanton and artist Charlotte Drayton in the newly domesticated Physics Room gallery spaces; Like stepping ...

What on earth is going on in one of the country's best-known contemporary experiential art spaces?

Eager fans submit to 'roll call'

Glen McCartney ticking off fans at the Bruce Springsteen roll call.

Days before Bruce Springsteen's first Christchurch show, his biggest fans formed an orderly queue in the rain, checked themselves in, and left.

Bruce Springsteen's superfan

Superfan Gill Cross has seen Bruce Springsteen perform about 150 times and has waited 36 years for a dance with her idol.

She's seen him perform over 150 times, has hundreds of T-shirts bearing his name, and named her dog after him.

Quake hero on The Boss' side

Michael Harford rescued seven people from the PGC Building after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This week, he is ...

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

Summer Starter

Summer's strange, mad beauty

SEPTEMBER 25: We turn our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time and summer. And in central Auckland, a 4-year-old ...

As Aristotle mused, while slapping sunscreen on the skin left exposed by his beach toga: The whole is greater than the summer of fits and starts.

Four Corners: Summer tales from Kitchener's Cafe and Dairy

Bruce and Sue Sullivan of Kitchener's Cafe and Dairy in Martinborough.

Our summer series continues with a story of the ritual humiliation inflicted on political pundits who underestimated the Don.

'I blame Steph for the quake'

Nick and Steph Thompson of Kaikoura Four Square are pragmatic about the earthquake despite facing a 'torrid' 12 months ahead.

The morning of the Kaikoura earthquake, Steph Thompson opened her Four Square store in a dressing gown. And that's how her customers arrived, too.

OK, it's raining, but at least you won't get sunburnt video

Oli Stewart is a surf lifesaver at Piha in Auckland.

Summer in New Zealand isn't all about iceblocks and sunburn.

Fine day for fun run

Crystal Dodd, on the left, Bronnie Park and Jason Dodd gather  before the start of the 4km event start in Ti Rakau Reserve

Thousands ran on Sunday, with many making it a personal challenge, a costume party or a family day out

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