Farmer who wants to be TV star

Louisa McClintock says the first her grandfather hears the news that she went on Survivor will be through reading the ...

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Review: Mexico, Christchurch

Mexico is decorated exactly how you'd expect a Mexican restaurant to be decorated.

The exciting Friday night vibe comes at a cost.

What makes a great cafe? video

Offering something different can be a cafe's saviour, but there is a risk in becoming gimmicky.

Coffee connoisseurs share their secrets to surviving the fiercely competitive bean scene.

The comic absurdity of David Shrigley

A head made from a vacuum cleaner and with crayons up its nose turns out another creation for Lose Your Mind.

An exhibition by a wildly popular British artist is something art lovers should be losing their minds over.

Christchurch's food flood continues

Bink Bowler of the Black and White Coffee Cartel says some cafes are losing their way by failing to focus on good coffee.

Fierce competition has failed to deter new entrants to Christchurch's already crowded hospitality scene.

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Review: Mexico, Christchurch

Mexico is decorated exactly how you'd expect a Mexican restaurant to be decorated.

The exciting Friday night vibe comes at a cost.

What makes a great cafe? video

Coffee connoisseurs share their secrets to surviving the fiercely competitive bean scene.

New cafe for Christchurch city

Baby-friendly cafes in Chch

Art And Stage

The comic absurdity of David Shrigley

A head made from a vacuum cleaner and with crayons up its nose turns out another creation for Lose Your Mind.

An exhibition by a wildly popular British artist is something art lovers should be losing their minds over.

Loss, love and parenthood

Christchurch singer Matthew Smith (ex Von Voin Strum) releases his new album which he recorded in Lyttelton.

First Marlon Williams, now Matthew Smith, Lyttelton Records pumps out golden folk tunes.

Shirtless jokes a win

2016 Billy T Award winner David Correos.

"I'm a f**king weirdo," says rising Kiwi comedian David Correos.

'Let the songs shine'

Free Theatre manager George Parker, left, singer-songwriter Delaney Davidson and director Peter Falkenberg.

The songs at the heart of this warped and twisted musical are as barnacled, magnificent and romantic as a shipwreck.

Martin Phillipps' 'dark years'

The Chills frontman Martin Phillipps is back after more than a decade rebuilding the band.

The Chills' frontman is ready, after 19 years, to relaunch as "a legacy band".

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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