New cafe for Christchurch city

Grain Coffee and Eatery's owners Jonny Gudsell and Sophie Dewar in their new cafe.

7 min ago  Grain Coffee and Eatery has newly opened on Southwark St and an award-winning cafe is now open evenings.

Neat places: Baby-friendly cafes

Don't let having a tiny human stop you visiting Christchurch's cafe scene.

5:00 AM  Head out with your tiny tots to explore some of Christchurch's baby-friendly cafes.

Getting fit for charity

A group from two Cadence Cycle studios will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by cycling constantly for 25 hours ...

A spin class is "setting the wheels in motion" to raise money for a potentially life-saving charity.

House of the week: Queenstown

Simon and Marion Botherway wanted space, simplicity and practicality when they commissioned Polish-born architectural ...

A Queenstown home full of art and music is also a playground for a family with four boys.

Larrikin escapades of a WWI soldier

George McNicholl's enlistment form, dated May 11, 1916. McNicholl caused many headaches during his time with the NZ ...

George McNicholl was hardly an exemplary soldier: His story was one of prison escapes, fake names and going AWOL.

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Eat And Drink

New cafe for Christchurch city

Grain Coffee and Eatery's owners Jonny Gudsell and Sophie Dewar in their new cafe.

7 min ago  Grain Coffee and Eatery has newly opened on Southwark St and an award-winning cafe is now open evenings.

Neat places: Baby-friendly cafes

5:00 AM  Head out with your tiny tots to explore some of Christchurch's baby-friendly cafes.

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Art And Stage

'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".

Making plans

Christina Read: Quilt for my bed (detail).

 Artist Christina Read's Christchurch exhibition is about making, and breaking, plans.

The devil rides into Christchurch

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

It's a musical, but not as you might know it.

Blondie and Cyndi Lauper pair up and don't slow down

Debbie Harry, left, sings as a guest during Cyndi Lauper's set during the Blondie/Cyndi Lauper concert at Horncastle Arena.

For those of us free falling through middle age, it was inspiring to see that at 71, Debbie Harry is still rocking new music.

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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