Art and Stage
Two decades after its release, we look at how Peter Jackson made Heavenly Creatures in the shadow of the Parker-Hulme murder.
A flock of multi-coloured giraffes will be coming to Christchurch this summer to raise money for charities.
The Rolling Stones will finish their On Fire tour on 22 November in Auckland.
Adapting a famous detective story for the stage is daunting but this comedic version turns the supernatural chiller into a comedic tour de farce.
Judging from this concert, there is only one thing better than hearing the City Choir, and that is to sing in it.
Pop artist turns to opera
A former choirboy turned Smokefreerockquest winner is now an up-and-coming opera star.
We have yet to find a single work of art to rally around as a lone symbol of city centre recovery, but Sara Hughes' Flag Wall certainly helps.
On June 27, 1964, the Beatles played two shows at Christchurch's now-being-demolished Majestic Theatre.
Ahead of their sell-out Christchurch show, Aidan, of world No 1 male strip revue Manpower, tells all about his crazy life.
Charlie Gates writes about late-night brainstorming, sleep deprivation and mild hallucinations.
Lyttelton's "big guy in heels" is organising this weekend's Revenge of the Easter Bunny.
Venue closing with 'musical homage' to city
Using chainsaws and sledgehammers alongside more traditional instruments, the Deconstruction Orchestra have created a fitting sonic farewell for the Pallet Pavilion.
Experiences teenage girl's moving poem
Slam poetry is a global, social, literary movement. The spoken word form owes a lot to hip-hop culture.
Activist and musician Serj Tankian's sole New Zealand concert was intriguing, provocative and riveting.
REVIEW: Jurassic 5 played before 50,000 at Coachella last year so kudos to them for coming to Christchurch.
Sol3 Mio's natural humour and tremendous vocal abilities quickly won me over last night.
Pritzker Prize for cardboard cathedral designer
One of architecture's most prestigious international awards has been given to the man behind Christchurch's cardboard cathedral.
This play at the Court Theatre has a cunning conceit: the script is handed in a sealed envelope to a different actor each night.
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Joshua Homme 'demanded' Christchurch be added to their tour schedule.
It wasn't quite dancing on the ceiling all night long but it was close.
Hearing Lionel Richie and John Farnham, who play Christchurch tonight, chatting is like attending a mutual admiration society.
An artist has started hiding 126 kakapo sculptures around Christchurch for residents to find and adopt.
Henry Turner is exhibiting 16 artworks inspired by an adventure to the remote sub-Antarctic Islands.
Chch loves Milton Springsteen - but who is he?
Street artist Milton Springsteen's true identity is a closely guarded secret.
A three-storey-high mural of a naked woman is being painted on the side of a central-city strip club.
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's first concert for 2014 was a powerful one indeed.
OPINION: The rebuild is slower than expected and architectural wonders don't appear to be arriving.
The Lansdown Summer Series is a new venture that on the surface looks as though it should be for the connoisseur.
OPINION: The fact that erasing the 1925 building was even considered is an indictment on the thought processes in the rebuild.
Springsteen gig would give Chch 'a boost'
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel invited Bruce Springsteen to Christchurch.
OPINION: Is there such a thing as New Zealand art? With the disputatious bromides of Waitangi Day behind us, it's a timely question.
Dates with construction industry workers looking for love will be auctioned in Lyttelton on February 14.
Even the stairwells of Canterbury Museum are getting the star treatment as it hosts the RISE street art festival.
In a meeting of art and commerce, the Court Theatre in Christchurch is one of the most financially successful theatres in NZ.
REVIEW: It was the end of the rainbow, sure enough, at the Court Theatre on Saturday night.
Fireworks and music delighted the crowd as last night's annual Classical Sparks concert.
OPINION: The World Buskers Festival is not simply just another event. For Christchurch it is THE event.
This year the Festival of Flowers returns to the inner city, with many events staged and installed in Cathedral Square.
OPINION: I loathe being director of a closed gallery and I'm keen to see this one re-open, says Christchurch Art Gallery's Jenny Harper.
A quip-laden play about a couple who have each developed techniques to relieve the tedium of their married lives.
A large mural on St Asaph St is one of three council-commissioned works hoped to put off taggers.
Famous sci-fi exhibition arrives in Chch
Fantastical creatures, curious weapons and alien trophies come together in a Weta Workshop exhibition.
Kim Dotcom on his debut album, new music platform and the upcoming movie about his life.
OPINION: Show me a Victorian or Edwardian narrative painting and I'll surrender to the inevitable.
Concert pianist's fingers are just inch-long
Concert pianist Richard Healey was born with fingers only an inch long, but you wouldn't know it when you hear him play.
OPINION: Christchurch is blessed - or cursed- with an abundance of bare walls begging for creative intervention.
The South Island's first public sonic arts gallery opens today with a show sharing the sound of Cantabrian's problems.
Metal hooks inserted into skin? Dangling in mid air? The phrase "hanging out" takes on new meaning.
OPINION: Now exhibited, on a wall at the Canterbury Museum, is a painting which when seen from a distance is easily taken to be Rita Angus' 1936 landscape Cass.
Street artist ROA has completed his large painting of a moa on the side of the Canterbury Museum.