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Meet the creator of Tin Man

Tin Man

Tony Cribb is back after brain tumour surgery in November last year and on a creative roll, between naps.

Britomart boys are back in town

Stranges Lane

Britomart Hospitality Group has spent the last few years developing bars and restaurants in Auckland. Now, its returning to its roots, with three new ventures in the Strange's Building.

Living the dream

Rockets

With the New Zealand altitude record in sight, University of Canterbury engineering students George Buchanan and David Wright spend their days building rockets and launching them.

Technology helps avoid traffic

Traffic

The Transport for Christchurch website allows people to track real-time traffic flow information and anticipate delays by drawing on Bluetooth technology in cars and mobiles.

Travel: Celebrate history and nature in North Otago

Oamaru

Oamaru, a town often passed on journeys south, is a place where steampunk, Victorian buildings and a colony of blue penguins reign.

No escaping debt with virtual kitty

Glassjar

University of Canterbury graduates have created software to manage flat finances. Glassjar software stops the "carnage" of figuring out who owes what, founder George Smith says.

Hewitt gearing up for Glasgow

Andrea Hewitt

Despite the health troubles fiance, coach and fellow triathlete Laurent Vidal has encountered over the past few months, triathlete Andrea Hewitt is competing at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this month.

Selling the great outdoors

Haka Tours

Haka Tours is offering people the chance to visit and ski six South Island mountains in seven days.

To Greymouth by train

West Coast

Daisy Seely catches a train bound for the West Coast in search of an adventure. The TranzAlpine train transports her over distance and back in time.

Guide to the skifields

Ski guide

Ski season is upon us. Pattie Pegler looks at what Canterbury has to offer, to help you choose the best slope.

Preston's mini-series dramatises quakes

Gaylene Preston

The filmmaker's latest production, Hope and Wire, pays tribute to the resilience of Christchurch residents following the devastating earthquakes.

Honey, I shrunk the house

Tiny Houses

These Cantabrians have turned their backs on traditional home ownership and explored weird, wonderful and cheap ways to set up home.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Hit and miss: The May edition

King of snake

Ups and downs, highs and lows, Avenues picks hits and misses from around the city this month.

Meet the man behind the motivation

Bevan Eyles

When he isn't coaxing people out for a run, fitness instructor Bevan James Eyles plays the piano, meditates and enjoys some peace and quiet.

Does your workplace measure up?

Trade Me

Some companies organise fitness classes, others encourage playtime and some even allow sleeping on the job. Are Kiwi corporate outfits slowly coming to the party?

Health and wellbeing: Boxing 101

boxing

There's nothing like pummeling a punch bag to relieve stress. With a nemesis in mind, exercise binger Charles Anderson picks up boxing gloves for his latest fitness splurge.

Dancing in the dark

Beck Eleven

Beck Eleven joins a group of strangers for a night of dancing under the stars, without the lycra.

Heritage update: Saving our city's soul

"We've got to keep some history of the city."

Heritage Watch

Christchurch might have lost nearly half of its heritage buildings, but it is what we do with the rest of them that matters most.

Not your average garage: The mini cave

'A homage to the Mini'

Mini cave

A shrine to the Mini is taking over classic car restorer Paul Costin's garage. This man cave is a nod to the 1960s mod culture, with two full-sized minis sitting among vintage steering wheels, license plates and a khaki parka.

Canterbury's rural playground

Mt Somers

Tired of the big smoke? Just an hour from Christchurch, Mt Somers is the perfect starting point for a Mid-Canterbury adventure.

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