"We're so happy you're back" is the comment George Taylor and his wife, Raewyn, hear most often since their Vanilla Ice cart returned to Victoria Square.
Spice Paragon has branched out from its popular Bush Inn base to extend owners Bundit and Bo's upmarket Asian cuisine empire to the city centre.
Strange's Lane is buzzing with people, ranging from bespectacled hipsters with sardonic facial hair to after-work drinkers in sober suits and tiny women in tinier skirts.
Town Tonic chef Mark Collings whips up pan-fried salmon, buttermilk-dill dressing and a spring vegetable salad.
Fine-tune your senses this season to find a fragrance that strikes the perfect chord.
Shaun Maloney has built an old English pub complete with a 'snug' for the ladies, in his backyard in North Canterbury.
While whale watching and swimming with dolphins are high on the to-do list for many visitors to Kaikoura, there's also dry land to explore.
There's no shortage of opinion about how we really want Christchurch to look. What do the city's leading lights think?
This dessert can be reinvented over and over again.
Avenues searches the city for the dishes worth waking up for.
Apply a base coat and then enhance your features with a myriad of colours.
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