Art and Stage
Writing stars draw crowds
Book lovers and political junkies were out in force at Word Christchurch events last night.
Investigative journalist 'funny in real life'
The author and investigative journalist, whose latest book landed like a bombshell into election campaigning, will be speaking in Christchurch tomorrow.
Alex Fulton, 7, loves reading and devours books in bed - the more outrageous the better.
Pat Dugan performed his first gig in Christchurch in 1936 and has barely been off a stage since.
A public fundraising appeal will be launched on Monday to bring a 24-metre sculpture to Christchurch.
'It was much, much stronger than I expected'
Within the cardboard structure of the cathedral he designed, architect Shigeru Ban opened Christchurch's biennial writer's festival.
Eleanor Catton and other well known writers are in town for the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival.
All of my books are my friends. Dog-eared and foxed many of them are. They are well-thumbed and much loved.
Christchurch musician Julian Hay challenged himself to write, produce, record and release a song a month.
Kiwis are getting to grips with the challenges of taking a show to the largest arts festival in the world.
NZ musician Robert Scott talks about his new album, The Clean's tour plans, and life as a teacher aide.
Caleb Nott, of Kiwi music sensation Broods, is not sure he could deal with the same level of fame as compatriot Lorde.
Author Richard King, in Christchurch this month for the WORD Festival, says we are offended far too easily.
Quake-damaged house becomes art canvas
Ren Bell's house is due for demolition this week, so he asked street artists to decorate it for one final hurrah.
The Christchurch Art Gallery has launched an ambitious $5 million fundraising campaign to attract a new generation of art benefactors and supporters.
A lack of consultation and a hefty price tag mean the Avon River precinct could fall flat on its face.
Co-workers hold fundraiser for debt-hit family
Bryce Cockroft turns 17 on Saturday. It will be the first birthday he spends without his mum after she lost her battle with cancer, but he is far from alone.
Dinah Lee, queen of the '60s mods, has released a pop song about the iconic Christchurch location.
For Natalie Elms, making the move from performing covers to performing her own material has been a long process.
Shauva Thoms has been named Miss Diamond Doll in one of New Zealand's first alternative beauty pageants.
She had to "chivvy" herself along to get her first novel done and it seems to have paid off for Diane Setterfield.
Brian Knappenberger hopes his documentary on Aaron Swartz sparks plenty of debate both here and in US.
Christchurch filmmaker pays tribute to Robin Williams, saying his friend had 'extraordinary talent and wicked humour". | 'He was my hero'
"Superstar author" NoViolet Bulawayo brings colourful stories of Zimbabwean culture to WORD.
A pair of Kiwi films provide the highlights of today's programme at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
15 women are vying for a beauty crown with a difference and prizes including candy floss and a tattoo voucher.
Organisers of an alternative beauty pageant battle online hate campaign. | Living Doll
''It doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter where you live, we all share the same sun,'' says Aaron Tokona.
One of NZ's most respected choreographers is working on a new piece inspired by his near-death experience.
Is Simon Gault a career chef, a businessman, or just mad about slaving over hot stoves?
Press reporter's confusing night in Kiwi thriller
A New Zealand zombie thriller has proved such a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe that it could now tour the world.
Don't be fooled by their song and dance - Christchurch siblings Emily and Jono are in it to win it.
Video of driver doing burn-outs and portraits of vegans among the Kiwi works at major Edinburgh art show.
The rampant success of The Luminaries has turned the New Zealand publishing world upside down.
Zombies, modern dancers and haka groups are leading a New Zealand invasion of the largest arts festival in the world.
Acclaimed installation comes to ChCh
An interactive piece of art playing on people's imaginations has been installed in Christchurch.
Only a Kiwi girl could find a sheep farm in the middle of Los Angeles.
OPINION: There's nothing like a robust, no-holds barred cultural debate over the age-old question: What is art?
Cashmere High School student has high hopes for entry in South Library's steampunk competition.
Christchurch cinema-goers will be among the first in the world to see the hottest slices of international cinema.
The Tannery's Metropolis, set to open next year, heralds the return of arthouse cinema to Christchurch.
VICKI ANDERSON - CanterburyVicki Anderson talks to pioneering rock chick, Ann Wilson, of '70s band Heart.
Chch singer to record at famous studio
Maya Payne is attracting international attention with her music.
The man who has made a life out of reading people's faces is heading to Christchurch.
Kiwi retirees' charming version of Happy gets a big lift after a shout out from the man himself.
Except to see some quirky and original acts at Christchurch's first fringe festival this October.
Despite being kicked out of the country, journalist Luke Harding remains fascinated with Russia.
A Christchurch-based singer, songwriter, actress and vocal coach, Amy Bowie has a passion for musical theatre and writes and sings in multiple genres.
Your guide to what's happening around town
Go naughty with a burlesque show, get conscious at the climate summit, or just go rock out this weekend.
New sculpture made from quake-salvaged wood
Artist Regan Gentry today craned in the final pieces for his Wood from the Trees sculpture being installed in central Christchurch.