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Your guide to dining out: Part II

Costas Taverna

Take a culinary journey through The Americas and Europe without leaving Christchurch city limits.

Christchurch's top five walks

Lyttelton

The Port Hills offer a bird's eye view across the expansive Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. Most tracks are now open and ready to explore.

The big cat lady

Cheetah cubs

Every morning, Orana Wildlife Park's carnivore keeper is greeted with hugs and loud purring by Boo and Lion, the playful cheetah cubs.

Mackenzie mini-break

Tekapo

With Mackenzie Country on our doorstep, it's easy to spontaneously hop in the car and head south for a short break.

Garden City in bloom

Dan Rutherford

Garden guru Dan Rutherford remains upbeat about the future of our Garden City despite the demise of the Ellerslie International Flower Show. He is hopeful an alternative show will emerge.

Your guide to eating out

Maharaja

With an eye to dining around the world, the Avenues team scopes the best places in Christchurch to satiate a craving for international cuisine.

How important is good service?

Coffee

Forget chefs and business owners. Meet some of Christchurch's hospitality stars - the ones going the extra mile to get our orders just right.

From burgers to bars

Andrew Brown

Chef Andrew Brown, of Burgers & Beers Inc and The George fame, is about to open The Dragon's Den Social Lounge in Colombo St.

Our dining habits

Food Crusade

From the rubble, countless restaurants have emerged that are setting national dining trends. Could Christchurch become the nation's food capital?

Tony Astle expands his Victoria St empire

Tony Astle

The owner of King of Snake, Mexicano's and The Dirty Land will soon reopen Chinwag Eathai.

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.

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