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Southbridge Hotel

Southbridge Hotel sign

The South Rakaia Hotel

South Rakaia Hotel The 142-year-old pub has had a new lease of life since a civil servant from Wellington moved in.

Country Pub: Waiau Lodge Hotel

Blair Allpress Locals can rack up a hand-written tab ahead of pay day at this place, where the publican is never "grumpy".

Country pub: Little River Hotel

Mark Smith A black and white sign with an arrow points to a spearmint-coloured building on the edge of State Highway 75.

'Tradie day' booming

Christchurch bars are preparing for an influx of holiday revellers this afternoon when many workers are knocking off for Christmas. 

Buddha Stix proves family-friendly

Buddha Stix offers super accessible Asian food. Only a diehard meat-and-three-veg type would not like.

Feeling the rush

If you could somehow tap the energy bouncing around the walls inside Chinwag Eathai, you could light the city with it.

Leisurely lunch in the gardens

Review: Jagz of Styx Mill

Japanese favourite rises from ashes

Original @Tony's finally reopens, while funky Asian food stall gets noticed for its steamed buns.

Different place, same great food

Give a warm welcome to a different style of Coriander's, a new Dux venture and some Movember dishes.

New St Asaph bar has it all

Facelift for local square

'It's my selfish bar'

Brett Giddens has brought Bourbon, sticky ribs and a Mississippi vibe to his new bar.

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