'Hated because of how I look'

Jackel, a Kiwi rapper who lives in Australia, is holding a release party for her new video Put In Fitness at Winnie Bagoes City on Saturday. She has previously received online abuse over her appearance.

Because of her tattooed appearance, online commentators once told Jackel Aitchison to kill herself.

Woolston Brass rally for champs video

Christchurch's Woolston Brassband perform at Wigram Air Force Museum under the direction of Tyme Masters.

Prestigious Christchurch band Woolston Brass prepared for the national championships with a special gig.

Canterbury Smokefreerockquest winners

Alternative rock band Altero, from left: Bede Barrie, Jared Whiting, Miceal Wilson, Min-Young Her, of Lincoln High School. Winners of the 2015 Canterbury regional final of the Smokefreerockquest competition.

Altero, a four-piece alternative band from Lincoln High School, have won the Canterbury regional final of Smokefreerockquest.

Pregnant Brooke Fraser's stage outfits

Brooke Fraser is happy to be home

Three Kiwi designers help an expanding Brooke Fraser to fit into her stage outfits.

Orchestra drops concert hall plan

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra performing in the Town Hall in 2005.

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra has dropped plans for a new concert hall after the council voted to restore the Town Hall.

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