Christchurch Life

Summer Starter's charity push

Harry Foster will be in a decked-out wheelchair among a sea of runners in a 10-kilometre Summer Starter event this weekend

Repairs lead to budget blowout

Thousands of feet will pound over $52 million worth of earthquake repairs on their way to the finish line in the Summer Starter.

Froyo craze sweeps city

Frozen yoghurt is the latest craze to hit Christchurch with four stores opening in the city in the last year. Abbie Napier finds out why it is so popular.

Arts crucial for the rebuild

OPINION: Warren Feeney, chairman of Arts Voice Christchurch, reviews the state of the arts in post-quake Christchurch and calls for more planning.

Food trucks a hit

OPINION: It's like the surrounding devastation isn't even there any more. Food trucks in the square are a hit.

Delicious green gold is back

asparagus It's that glorious time of year - asparagus season. Here's how to make the most of it.

What's in Nadia Lim's food bag?

About 10,000 Kiwi homes subscribe to My Food Bag, a weekly delivery of five meals in a bag.

Different place, same great food

Top 10 treats at the Show

Video: Best of the body art

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

Fashion judge says she will be looking for an cohesive outfit - but that doesn't often come cheap.

Keisha to judge style

Rebuilding, then regilding the lily

And the best dressed is...

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

Theatre itself takes centre-stage

Champagne flowed for supporters, sponsors and punters at the grand opening of the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Preparing for curtains up

DIY madness takes over foyer of Isaac Theatre Royal as workers complete last-minute touch-ups ahead of tonight's opening.

Theatre Royal opens today

Popularity painter's problem

A proper theatre for a proper city

Velvet curtains, chandeliers, spectacular dancing and a standing ovation - last night's Isaac Theatre Royal opening was a truly giddy affair.

'Tis the party season

Theme Productions What's it like to be a professional party planner? Chris Stead knows. His job is to throw ultimate parties that people never forget.

Best city brunch spots

To start the day the right way, Avenues searched the city for some brunch favourites.

Travel: Exploring Peel Forest

Bar review: Dragons Den Social Lounge

Recipe: The ultimate steak dish

Take the best-quality steak you can find and pair it with a French-inspired potato gratin, asparagus and red wine sauce.

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.

'You never fully recover'

Renee Walker was mercilessly teased at school. So began a 20-year battle with an eating disorder.

Pete beats broken wrists, dicky heart

Smiths City's Pete Dickie has 11 stents in his heart. He recently broke his wrists in a fall. But he's still doing the 10km Summer Starter.

Healthy living needs support

Birthday swim went wrong

Biking through chemo

Preschooler battling leukemia shows support for Child Cancer Foundation through Summer Starter.

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