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.

Live: TEDx Christchurch 2014

NIgel latta Psychologist Nigel Latta will join scientists and a champion problem solver at the sold-out TEDx event in Christchurch on Saturday. Watch them live online here.

Do you know these people?

Hamish Thompson photos Photographer seeking help to identify Chch shops and workers from the '70s is getting some answers.

Album inspired by Chch

The Eastern Christchurch band The Eastern's latest release is an ode to "this flat and bruised city".

Working with Elvis a 'real treat'

Presley's favourite guitarist, James Burton, talks hamburgers, Hawaii and The King ahead of his NZ tour.

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.

How to make homegrown veges

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

Coffee with a healthy kick

Fair Go: He's not authorised

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.

Back to the future for students

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

Diamond in the flesh

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

Lorde's first show in Chch

Artists gloomy over city plans

The best photograph of the year

Christchurch snapper wins coveted award for striking image of lake-swamped willow tree in Wanaka.

Recipe: Rosemary panna cotta

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

The city debate

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

Down by the bay

Restaurant review: Spice Paragon

Spice Paragon has branched out from its popular Bush Inn base to extend owners Bundit and Bo's upmarket Asian cuisine empire to the city centre.

Asthma no barrier to exercise

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

The value of exercise

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

Hip-hop star comes home

Struggling to rise to challenge

Parkrun ticks all the right boxes

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

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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