Noodle markets 'outstanding success'

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel waits in line to order food at Christchurch's Night Noodle Market.

More than double the anticipated numbers turned out for Christchurch's first Night Noodle Markets.

The fear beneath the surface

Dust clouds rise in Sumner following Sunday's large earthquake

'It's Valentines Day and I'm hunched in a doorway. This, somehow, is still life in Christchurch five years on.'

The treasures of the herbarium

Ines Schonberger sorts through the 630,000 plant samples at the Lincoln herbarium.

Plants collected in NZ in 1769-70 still exist and tell stories.

Why Chch trumps NY

Perception PR partner Amy Carter.

OPINION: Set to move to New York, but rebuilding greater Christchurch was the opportunity we had been craving.

Taste testing at Noodle Markets

A selection of dishes from the Night Noodle Markets.

The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?

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Eat And Drink

Taste testing at Noodle Markets

A selection of dishes from the Night Noodle Markets.

The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?

Noodle market problems tackled video

Organisers promise opening night issues have been solved and encourage punters to try again.

Crowds overwhelm noodle market video

Plan your noodle market feast

Art And Stage

Creating a meaningful experience

Grayson Perry, Portrait Claire, 2014, photograph: Pal Hanson

My Pretty Little Art Career offers up a comprehensive mid-career survey exhibition of Grayson Perry's work

This week's Go Guide

Quidam comes to Christchurch this week.

From the Coast to Coast to Classical Sparks there's plenty happening in Christchurch this weekend

Shakespeare for the masses succeeds

Top Dog Theatre's Hamlet is being performed at Mona Vale until February 20.

REVIEW: Hamlet condensed into a pacy two-hour, open-air romp

Arts precinct vision released

The proposed $14 million Piano Centre for Music and Arts, which will be the first new building in the performing arts precinct.

The city council has released its vision for the performing arts precinct.

CoCA gallery returns

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm’s Organisation of Love is a ‘‘living sculpture’’, which invites participants to pair up and attempt to hold an assortment of plastic bottles filled with liquid in place in the space between their bodies.

Christchurch's Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) will reopen on Saturday after a five-year absence.

Summer Starter

'We've got the same name' video

Sophie Dawson, 9, and Sophie Lumb, 8, became instant friends after meeting at an end of year party.

Two Sophies from two quake-ravaged schools meet for the first time - see what happens next.

How a sloth starts summer

These people dressed better and ran a much greater distance than Alastair Paulin at The Press Summer Starter.

Alastair Paulin was forced his show off his "skinny, pale legs poking below too short running shorts" to get fit for summer.

Summer Starter offers American experience

Marie Smith, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year, finished The Press Summer Starter fun run with her son and partner.

Tracy Hapi has lost 92kg in two years and gone from a size 34 to a 14.

Summer off to a good start gallery video

Start of the 10km The Press Summer Starter fun run.

More than 5000 people - and about 130 dogs - ran and walked across our city in The Press Summer Starter.

Summer Starter inspiration

Personal trainer, Cate Grace and husband Riwai Grace are encouraging others to join them in the Summer Starter.

Tomorrow, thousands of folk at least 120 dogs will take part in the second Press Summer Starter.

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