A grand way to start 2017

Madeleine Pierard was one of three excellent vocal soloists at Saturday's Opera in the Vines concert.

REVIEW: Opera in the Vines was a good day at the office for the orchestra.

'A funny little milestone'

Harper, of Tuahiwi, is also a Justice of the Peace, funeral celebrant and president of the McAlpines North Canterbury ...

In 50 years at Customs, Ray Harper has seen changes in technology, drug busts, and human behaviour "a bit different".

Midnight Oil to tour NZ

Australian rock-band Midnight Oil is reforming.

Peter Garrett and the boys have re-formed and will return to NZ for the first time in 27 years.

B52s and Simple Minds serve up tasty 80s dish

Simple Minds brought their mix of 80s new wave and stadium filling anthems to Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on ...

REVIEW: The B52s are still in fine voice, while Simple Minds' anthems had the crowd singing along.

What's on in Christchurch

Bic Runga will be part of the trio of singers on display at The Winery Tour concert at Waipara Hills Winery on Saturday ...

The Christchurch Lantern Festival returns, while Salmonella Dub official come home and a top trio unite to sing among the vines.

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Eat And Drink

Review: Indian Sumner, Christchurch

Indian Sumner is a long-serving success in Sumner.

Old style Indian dining saves the day.

Chch's 'Ponsonby Central' readies

Hospitality businesses prepare to move into $50m complex in central Christchurch.

Review: Thai Box, Christchurch

Is this the most delicious lamb? video

Art And Stage

A grand way to start 2017

Madeleine Pierard was one of three excellent vocal soloists at Saturday's Opera in the Vines concert.

REVIEW: Opera in the Vines was a good day at the office for the orchestra.

Midnight Oil to tour NZ

Australian rock-band Midnight Oil is reforming.

Peter Garrett and the boys have re-formed and will return to NZ for the first time in 27 years.

B52s and Simple Minds serve up tasty 80s dish

Simple Minds brought their mix of 80s new wave and stadium filling anthems to Christchurch's Horncastle Arena on ...

REVIEW: The B52s are still in fine voice, while Simple Minds' anthems had the crowd singing along.

What's on in Christchurch

Bic Runga will be part of the trio of singers on display at The Winery Tour concert at Waipara Hills Winery on Saturday ...

The Christchurch Lantern Festival returns, while Salmonella Dub official come home and a top trio unite to sing among the vines.

Classic Carmen not to be missed

Natalya Kusch as Carmen and Joseph Skelton as Don Jose in Carmen.

REVIEW: A triumphant vindication of RNZB artistic director Francesco Ventriglia's decision to stage Petit's Carmen.

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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