Following in the footsteps of 42 Below, Sam and Ben Lu of New Zealand Chinese Liquor have created their own spirit to rival others in the Chinese market and beef up Kiwi cocktails, as a replacement for vodka, with its 58 per cent (ABV) strength.
The iconic '80s sandshoe brand is being revived with new styles and has teamed up with some Kiwi designers in a bid to make Commando-M footwear cool again.
Whether you're a seasoned whisky drinker or a first-timer, staff will suggest the perfect wee dram at this tiny New Regent St drinking hole.
A grand feast
This Riccarton restaurant brings new meaning to going out for Chinese. Its large banquet room definitely has the wow factor and its menu has more than 200 options.
"People who don't like street art are missing out on the opportunity to engage with our city in a new way." - Wongi Wilson
Artists are keen to keep the street art ball rolling long after the Rise festival ends. See what they have to say about the artworks and follow our map to catch a glimpse of every wall.
Who, what, where, when
From new bars and restaurants to where to go for the best furniture finds, this insider guide has the latest on Christchurch's new and existing businesses.
Our man in New York
A decade ago, Jack Tame left Cashmere High School bound for a career in broadcasting. Now based in New York, he travels to United States hot spots, with camera in hand.
Expecting sweet, sour and spicy dishes, we explored the city for the tastes of Thailand.
Ups and downs, highs and lows, what are the hits and misses in the city this month?
It's contemporary and well positioned, with beachy good looks, but this Sumner house has got brains, too. Sumner is the owner's home territory. There was no question this is where he would build.
After two decades living on a property that fired her creative spirit, watercolour artist Nancy Tichborne is leaving French Farm Valley on Banks Peninsula.
Yearning to go native, Avenues editor Yvonne Martin heads to the Catlins on a mini-break.
The popular seaside suburb has picked itself up, dusted off the earthquake debris and is welcoming visitors again.
Jax Hamilton decides Tony Astle's latest venture is worthy of becoming her new local.
An old Poplar Lanes favourite has reopened in High St and gets top marks for ambience.
We all have our local fish and chip shop, but are some worth crossing town for? We cast our net wide to see which chip shop would reel us in.
Fresh, light and with just the right amount of spice.
If you've got strawberries to spare, this cake is a must.
Parmesan, halloumi and ricotta make this a must-try for cheese lovers.
The rebuild is well underway, buildings are occupying empty sites and tenants are moving back into town. Daisy Seely meets the new kids on the block.
Who, what, where, when
From new pop-up tearooms to recent changes to She Chocolat's offerings, this insider guide has the latest on Christchurch's new and existing businesses.
Fine-tune your senses this season to find a fragrance that strikes the perfect chord.
A light but filling fix of crayfish, capsicum and spinach.
Goat's cheese, toasted hazelnuts and a mint and shallot vinaigrette really spice up this pea salad.
The sweet joys of layered trifle topped with whipped cream and fresh berries.
As new buildings begin to shape our city's skyline, Daisy Seely takes a look at the newcomers, starting in Victoria St, in the first of a two-part series.
City favourite is back on the block and is full of all sorts.
For chef Jacob Stanley, a summer Christmas in New Zealand means delicious seafood, with all the trimmings.
A Q&A with boy band Moorhouse's Brock Ashby.
Life has been jammed on fast forward since Brock Ashby, 19, of boy band Moorhouse appeared on X Factor NZ this year. He is recording a debut album, modelling and singing in Christchurch's Christmas in the Park.
Jax Hamilton can't remember a time when she lived in London that wasn't an occasion for a curry and a pint.
Stack these pancakes high.
An Italian favourite is given a brunch twist.
A weekend in Waipara.
With a few extra ingredients, scrambled eggs can be taken to new heights.
The Dunn family focus firmly on the biggest race of them all, the New Zealand Cup at Addington.
OPINION: Civil and Naval in Lyttelton could well be the most intimate, coolest, funkiest bar in town, but that doesn't mean it's perfect.
We put hotel lunch menus through their paces
Dining in the city.
Margaret Agnew is impressed by the English-Kiwi granny style dishes served up at Gustav's.
Four Christchurch residents reveal what it's like waiting for their homes to be repaired
As Christchurch homes are mended, it seems as though half the city's residents are living in temporary accommodation and the rest are waiting to move. A group of exilees make the most of living in limbo.
This 1920s-style cocktail lounge is innovative and inviting.
Wendy Burton knows what it takes to create an award-winning World of WearableArt garment.
Yvonne Martin enters the home of World of WearableArt veteran Wendy Burton.
Irresistible menu items at Kiwi-Latin American tapas bar in Victoria St.
Spend an afternoon in the hillside suburb.
The port town of promise
Kate Preece heads through the tunnel and finds more than enough to encourage a return trip.
Glyn Abbott's tiramisu is a family favourite.
Forget your worries in a hot pool
Geoff Collett finds the best place to relax is a mere two hours from the city,
Where the IT crowd hangs out
Inside an eye-catching building in the CBD, innovative businesses come together over a cup of coffee and a free lunch.
What's there now and what's on the way.
Addington has become one of the city's most vibrant and exciting neighbourhoods.
This CEO can act.
Court Theatre CEO Philip Aldridge steps into the limelight this August.