Christchurch Life

Quake-munted memorial bench

Memorial bench

A memorial bench is now isolated and overgrown to the dismay of the family which put it there.

The baroness of beer

Ava Wilson talks to Beck Eleven about brewing beer, falling in love over a tasting glass, and being a new mum in the alcohol industry.

Gary Clark Jr: Saviour of the blues

The 'new Hendrix' Gary Clark Jr and supermodel Nicole Trunfio are in NZ for Clark's three-date tour.

Thanks for great neighbours

Mowing a lawn We hardly saw each other but felt our neighbours were always there in caring and thoughtful spirit.

Introducing Josef & Emily

A helicopter ride, a rapped speech and the sweetest present from the groom... this is one picture-perfect big day.

Would you give up meat?

lamb Our lack of interest in Meat Free Week shows Kiwis aren't keen on giving up their lamb and pies. But why not?

Fun food at Yamagen

Getting food flicked at you is all part of the fun at teppanyaki restaurant Yamagen.

Are you a true beer lover?

Big flavours at Bootleg BBQ

And the best dressed is...

A North Island woman is "over the moon" to have been crowned Best Dressed Woman at Cup Day.

Video: Best of the body art

A unicorn-like creation has taken the top prize in a tough body art competition at Cup Day.

Elegant looks have the edge

Keisha to judge style

Heels, our arch nemesis?

Heels take a lot of heat, but are they really the root cause of our foot problems?

Savage cut to arts funding

The Christchurch Art Gallery's fund for buying new art will be cut by more than two thirds.

Little Britain star to speak in Chch

British comedian David Walliams will speak at Christchurch's literary festival in May.

Street art as fine art?

Mystery street artist outed

Christchurch reclaims its arts festival

The Christchurch Arts Festival is returning to the city centre after retreating to suburban theatres.

Did this taco truck set the trend?

Before Mexican food trucks were found on most Christchurch corners, two guys called Tom quit their full-time jobs, bought a truck on Trade Me and learned to whip up some Mexican favourites.

Art classes with a twist

Picasso and pinot noir go hand in hand at Christchurch's only Paint 'n' Sip studio, started last August by fun-loving American Amanda Anthony.

Luxury tramping in Southland

Proteas on the peninsula

Review: Mexico

The North Island restaurant chain finally comes to Christchurch, and while the food is not strictly authentic, it's just the spot for a party atmosphere.

Ladi6's festival homecoming

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

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.

Persistence beats resistance

Toll of quake stress

'Bloody good race'

Thousands of participants ran and walked through the eastern suburbs for The Press Summer Starter.

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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Event management

Beck Eleven takes a look at what's on this weekend.

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