Christchurch Life

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

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

Toll of quake stress

Many Cantabrians turning to bad habits, whether alcohol, coffee, smoking or overeating, to cope.

Sunday market revives Sumner

Each Sunday morning the village green is transformed into a hive of entrepreneurial activity.

Who should bring what to Christmas lunch?

Pavlova OPINION: The debate about who will bring the pav or whether Aunty Mildred will insist on her overcooked pudding can be tricky.

Japanese favourite rises from ashes

Original @Tony's finally reopens, while funky Asian food stall gets noticed for its steamed buns.

Review: Jagz of Styx Mill

It's not fine dining, but it was hearty, casual dining with good flavours, some nice touches and good service.

Froyo craze sweeps city

Food trucks a hit

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?

Arts crucial for the rebuild

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

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.

Theatre itself takes centre-stage

Preparing for curtains up

CSO shows plenty of promise

The CSO's 2015 programme indicates Benjamin Northey plans to ease into the job of chief conductor.

Recipe: The ultimate steak dish

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

'Tis the party season

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

Travel: Exploring Peel Forest

House: The place to be

Two brothers have converted a Beckenham house into a stylish pad for laidback living and entertaining.

Seniors take up 10km challenge

John Aldridge had a kidney removed in February after a brush with cancer, but will be walking the Summer Starter on Sunday.

Pathway to enhance city lifestyle

The proposed Christchurch coastal pathway would be a lifestyle destination as well as an accessway.

Celebrate east with coastal run

Ladi6 visits home

Summer fun run boosts morale

Summer Starter's route through diverse seaside communities helps the rest of the city understand the area's plight.

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.

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