Christchurch Life

Noodle market problems tackled video

More than 20,000 attended the opening night of the Night Noodle Market in Hagley Park.

Organisers promise opening night issues have been solved and encourage punters to try again.

100 years of saving lives

Young surf lifesavers carry line and reel in a rescue and resuscitation event in 1949.

Taylors Mistake Surf Lifesaving Club has patrolled their remote part of the Canterbury coast for 100 years.

Shakespeare for the masses succeeds

Top Dog Theatre's Hamlet is being performed at Mona Vale until February 20.

REVIEW: Hamlet condensed into a pacy two-hour, open-air romp

Crowds overwhelm noodle market video

Seasoned professionals Hoy Pinoy was a popular choice for barbecue.

Hour long queues, stallholders running out of food and major traffic jams as thousands turned out for Christchurch's Night Noodle Markets.

Rumbling tummies at noodle market

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel waits in line to order food at Christchurch's Night Noodle Market.

Christchurch's first evening noodle market attracts huge crowds – and huge queues.

Arts precinct vision released

The proposed $14 million Piano Centre for Music and Arts, which will be the first new building in the performing arts precinct.

The city council has released its vision for the performing arts precinct.

CoCA gallery returns

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm’s Organisation of Love is a ‘‘living sculpture’’, which invites participants to pair up and attempt to hold an assortment of plastic bottles filled with liquid in place in the space between their bodies.

Christchurch's Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) will reopen on Saturday after a five-year absence.

Top chopsticks - which is your favourite?

A range of food will be available at this week's Night Noodle Markets in Christchurch.

Vote for your favourite stall at the Night Noodle Markets and be in to win flights for two to South East Asia.

Hidden quake paintings

Artist Tony de Lautour is using a camouflage technique called dazzle to camouflage an ugly concrete service building in front of the Christchurch Art Gallery.

When artist Tony de Lautour moved house he uncovered a forgotten trove of art created in the aftermath of the quakes.

Nick Willis wins street mile

Olympian Nick Willis is joined by children on his warm-down lap after winning the street mile race during an athletics event held in central Christchurch.

For just a few minutes, a group of Christchurch kids kept up with Olympian Nick Willis.

Young women help feed homeless

Muslim girls Addeana Husaini, 19 (third from right), Asayal Almutairi, 17, and Rabia Mofassir, 18, help serve a meal to people in Latimer Square.

An effort to help feed the homeless has given confidence to young Muslim women in Christchurch.

Things to do on Waitangi Day

The Black Caps will play Australia in Hamilton today.

Scratching around for ways to use up those last few hours of the public holiday? Here's five ideas.

Day to inspire cyclists

Make Collective director Tim Chesney, with his son Franklin, 3, says Christchurch is a good cycling city, but there is "always room for improvement".

A nationwide initiative to get people pedalling kicks off this week.

Artist returns to fix tagged mural gallery video

Artist Ash Keating returned to Manchester St on Saturday to revamp his mural after it was tagged recently.

A prominent mural in central Christchurch has been given a new lease of life.

Theatre Review: Winston's Birthday

Yvonne Martin and Geoffrey Heath star in Court Theatre production Winston's Birthday.

Winston's Birthday is simply the story of a dysfunctional family; equally flawed and stubborn as its patriarch.

Electric Avenue draws thousands to Hagley Park

06022016 New Photo:Dean Kozanic/FairfaxNZ. Electric Avenue music festival in North Hagley Park. The crowd for P-Money.

Crowd "reasonably well behaved" at Canterbury's largest music festival on Waitangi Day.

5 things to do on Valentine's Day

See how pygmy marmoset couple Wicket and Cuzco will be spending Valentine's Day at Wellington Zoo.

Looking for some last-minute Valentine's Day inspiration? Here are our picks around the country.

Trio deliver fabulous entertainment

The Mozart Narropera Trio, German artists Dorothee Jansen (soprano) and Hanns Heinz Odenthal (violin) and Cantabrian Haydn Rawstron (piano and narrator), provided terrific entertainment on Thursday night.

REVIEW: Narropera's Figaro a winning package

Waitangi weekend events in Canterbury

Waka paddling will be held on Opara Stream as part of the annual Okains Bay Waitangi Day event.

Range of options for Cantabrians looking for something to do this Waitangi weekend.

Sydney mayor backs Nix

Sydney's mayor has backed the 'Save the Nix' campaign - citing the ''mutually beneficial'' bond between New Zealand and Australia.

The Wellington Phoenix have a new ally, an Aussie.

Plan your noodle market feast

The Asiatique is serving laksa with noodles.

Plan your culinary experience at the Night Noodle Markets opening tonight in Christchurch.

Dame Kiri firmly focused on the future

Dame Kiri says she never loses sight of New Zealand being her birthplace, her home, and where her roots are.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa on her NZ tour, her beloved dogs, and why she finds selfies horrible.

Chinese New Year kicks off video

Dancers in exquisite costumes delighted the crowds with traditional Chinese performances.

Dancers and dignitaries helped kick off more than a week of festivities in Christchurch to mark the Chinese New Year.

Behind the scenes with the bird whisperer

Jackie Stevenson, bird rescue hero, with one of two New Zealand kingfishers in her care.

Down a quiet suburban driveway in Parklands, Jackie Stevenson has created a bird refuge, with aviaries surrounding her home.

A taste of... Made Espresso Bar

Made Espresso Bar on Montreal St does a healthy office lunch.

Made Espresso Bar does a great office lunch, dine in or take away.

Revival of Revival under way

Owner Brett Giddens and manager Adam Wood at the revamped Revival Bar, now Little Neighbourhood.

Revival has been given a makeover and is now Little Neighbourhood, opening next week.

From the Menu: The Brewery's melon salad

Melon salad from The Brewery is perfect for your next barbecue.

Christchurch pub The Brewery shared its recipe for a summery melon salad

Woman finds love walking NZ

Rebekah Clews is walking the Te Araroa trail, raising money and awareness for Tearfund's anti-human-trafficking work.

Tramping the length of the country was set to be a lonely journey for Rebekah Clews, until she met Johnathan Andersson.

Giving voice to the homeless

Lindsay Tasker, aged 27, is currently homeless in Christchurch.

If not for the tarpaulin, strapped tightly to his red canvas pack, Lindsay Tasker could be another backpacking tourist in Christchurch.

Pop and chaos heralds full gallery reopening

The Tangle art installation will start forming from Friday outside the Christchurch Art Gallery.

A new pop art exhibition and a chaotic public artwork will mark the complete reopening of the Christchurch Art Gallery.

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