Your guide to what's happening around town
Go naughty with a burlesque show, get conscious at the climate summit, or just go rock out this weekend.
A stunning dress, vintage cars and a picturesque venue - this wedding really had it all.
Ex soldier and 'disco legend' just can't keep still
Keep active to have a healthy life, they say. But can you be too active? Christchurch man Harry Marquet sails close to that edge.
OPINION: One thing never changes, Lake Tekapo is always that same striking colour.
The Donut Boutique sets up new Riccarton store and while the central city gets an Argentinian-style polo bar and hotel.
New sculpture made from quake-salvaged wood
Artist Regan Gentry today craned in the final pieces for his Wood from the Trees sculpture being installed in central Christchurch.
The Japanese fried chicken is by far the best dish of the night - cooked in crispy spicy batter, it is moist and flavoursome.
Kim Dotcom has pushed rewind on the Internet Party party after his last attempt was canned.
Theft of one-off piece of memorabilia tainted 70th birthday celebration of country singer John Grenell.
Students will be able to get traditional tattoos when CPIT celebrates Maori culture next week.
Groovy Chch retirees make Happy parody
Residents and staff from Christchurch retirement Village prove ageing bones are no barrier to making a music video.
Christchurch songstress wins two national awards for her beautifully crafted children's music.
Kiwi singer-songwriter legend Neil Finn is taking his latest album "Dizzy Heights" on the road.
New Brighton's beauty and creative community make it New Zealand's best little town, writes Ben Crowe.
Creative attitudes in a resourceful city
Creative attitudes are helping Christchurch get back on its feet.
For 12 years, Mandy Roberts has devoted much of her life to teaching hundreds of Christchurch children to dance.
The Children's Music Awards celebrate music written for Kiwi kids. For the first time they will be presented live on What Now on Sunday.
White-tailed spider bite hit health hard
The public is invited to a free 'hootenanny' to celebrate John Grenell's 70th birthday this weekend.
OPINION: The town hall is 'timeless and perfectly suited' for purpose and should be restored.
Statistically, apparently, Christchurch band Doprah are tipped to be the next big sound by Billboard.
'Singing about drunken karaoke at the corner pub in a Kiwi accent, that's country.''
Men make lists, women 'dodge all over the place'
While men make systematic grocery lists and fear unpackaged fruit and vege, women seek to walk the most miles.
OPINION: Over-priced food, borrowed seats and exposed foundations . . . but none of that seems to matter on match day.
A new vegetarian eaterie has opened in Lyttelton while former city favourite Sullivans is now in Addington.
The sushi burger offers two flat cylinders of rice instead of bread around a beef pattie and teriyaki sauce.
Having seen La Boheme many times, I'd rate NZ Opera's production one of the most enjoyable.
New World Ilam launches gummy bear hybrid
Gummy bears in a pork sausage sound like your bag? Well New World Ilam are selling the interesting banger.
Jayne quits office job to drive concrete trucks
Jayne Hamilton quit answering phones to drive concrete trucks and despite 'the freezing cold' wouldn't swap it.
Architectural critic with Hurricane Katrina ties hopes Christchurch will avoid "rear-view mirror" effect.
Forget politics and favouritism, we need to start working with what we have to get things done.
Free-range products are taking off in supermarkets but an expert says buyers should look deeper.
Bill Bailey admits he has got to a point in his life when he's stopping and assessing things.
Ricky Martin will be living la vida loca in April next year, when he plays four concerts in New Zealand.
Ex Throwing Muses indie star Kristin Hersh says her other personality wrote her songs.
After seven years of hard work and fundraising, a Christchurch-made documentary about the Sumner Lifeboat is set to air.
Christchurch is getting more choice than ever before at the New Zealand International Film Festival this year.
A Kiwi band has created a stir with its colourful new music video inspired by Japanese pop culture.
A new technique allows women who are not yet ready to have a baby, to freeze their eggs for later use.
In a city the size of Christchurch the performance of a gargantuan work such as Mahler's Symphony No 2 is a rare event.
Bar owner Johnny Moore is a champion for small business in the city. Beck Eleven finds out more.
A new pops choir is ready for a big production, reports Will Harvie.
Plans for a network of public food forests in Christchurch are starting to take root.
Council unlikely to face consequences for a blunder which left food outlets unlicensed.
Teen boys are increasingly concerned about appearance, especially ahead of the ball season.
Tomorrow, the new Air Force Museum hangar will be home to structures only limited by their creators' imaginations.
Even Tyler Brown's mum had no idea of his talent, asking of his first recording: "What an incredible voice. Who is singing?"
A quake-prone tea kiosk looks may be strengthened and re-opened in time for summer.
OPINION: If only Gaylene Preston had spared us the thrush, racism, violence and ''disaster sex".
I Am Giant's Paul Matthews talks about their new album Science & Survival and the risks they took to create it.
My name is Sadie (the seriously silly sausage dog) and my strange diet might just be the secret to me still being alive.
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