Christchurch Life

Introducing Kathy & Mike

The proposal was high-tech (with a remote-control chopper) but the wedding was beautifully rustic.

The Bats headline Nostalgia fest

If good music, local beers and unique food is your scene, you might want to get your tickets booked for next year's Nostalgia Festival.

Christmas will be all about BBQ

BBQ corn on the cob We have a long, proud history of standing around a grill with a few beers. Christmas Day should be no exception.

Grum goes global

Hanmer Springs' Graham Firth (Grum) has just hit Cambodia as part of his 2 1/2 year cycling tour.

Jethro Tull hits Christchurch

Ian Anderson has arrived in Christchurch with his trademark flute in his backpack.

Feeling the rush

If you could somehow tap the energy bouncing around the walls inside Chinwag Eathai, you could light the city with it.

Lyttelton Coffee Co reopens

Four years after the quakes and 'serious safety strengthening', a popular Lyttelton cafe is back.

Ham, glorious ham

'It's my selfish bar'

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?

Dali's surreal cameo

A Christchurch rebuild worker has used his work tools to create fleeting works of art in the concrete columns beneath the Christchurch Art Gallery.

A love letter to Chch

The latest graphic novel from Dylan Horrocks is a "little love letter" to Christchurch.

Art transforms drab wall

Ladi6's festival homecoming

A magical Messiah

Full credit to musical director Andrew Withington for a stunning performance of a classic holiday concert.

Around the Bays

Banks pen Banks Peninsula is the ultimate summer playground, with its secluded bays, rolling farmland and starry skies. Explore for a day or, better still, check out these interesting places to stay.

One for the road

"A fun family project" is how Mark and Nicola Wilson describe doing up their 14-foot 1972 Oxford caravan. The end result is enough to tempt anyone on a camping holiday.

At home in the city

Waimate. Why not?

Recipe: Braised pork shoulder

Cook the perfect pulled pork this festive season. It's easily prepared in advance and, served with roast potatoes and salad, stretches to cater for unexpected guests.

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

The reality of being a journalist, I learned this week, involves a lot of doors slamming in my face.

Toll of quake stress

Summer fun run boosts morale

'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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