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'I'll walk with you'

Those who fear going out on their own can now ask for help from a new Christchurch support group.

Want to win a camera?

Just share with us your best summer photo to be in with a chance to win camera and other top prizes.

Scarborough paddling pool to open

The sounds of kids splashing and giggling in the Scarborough Paddling Pool will be heard again tomorrow.

'Tradie day' booming

Christchurch bars are preparing for an influx of holiday revellers this afternoon when many workers are knocking off for Christmas. 

Free bikes for Christchurch

A bike share scheme for the central city will go ahead thanks to the success of an online fundraising campaign.

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.

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

Ham, glorious ham

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?

A magical Messiah

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

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

Art transforms drab wall

Jethro Tull hits Christchurch

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

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.

Ladi6's festival homecoming

Ladi6 is headlining two major events in Christchurch this weekend - The Summer Starter and Christmas in the Park.

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

Toll of quake stress

'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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