The sounds of kids splashing and giggling in the Scarborough Paddling Pool will be heard again tomorrow.
Bars busy as workers break up for Christmaas
Christchurch bars are preparing for an influx of holiday revellers this afternoon when many workers are knocking off for Christmas.
A bike share scheme for the central city will go ahead thanks to the success of an online fundraising campaign.
The proposal was high-tech (with a remote-control chopper) but the wedding was beautifully rustic.
If good music, local beers and unique food is your scene, you might want to get your tickets booked for next year's Nostalgia Festival.
We have a long, proud history of standing around a grill with a few beers. Christmas Day should be no exception.
Canty granddad on epic journey for charity
Hanmer Springs' Graham Firth (Grum) has just hit Cambodia as part of his 2 1/2 year cycling tour.
Ian Anderson has arrived in Christchurch with his trademark flute in his backpack.
Crowd brings a buzz to Chinwag Eathai
REVIEW: If you could somehow tap the energy bouncing around the walls inside Chinwag Eathai, you could light the city with it.
Christmas shopping 'crazy and stressful'
OPINION: Who loves shopping? If it means battling crowds and Christchurch's ghastly roads to search for something I may not want or need, no thanks.
Christchurch in days gone by
A new book filled with black and white photographs reminds us how Christchurch looked in the mid-1980s.
This tramp feels remote - a trip back in time. It also provides a raw perspective on the harsh beauty of our land.
Writing, filming and co-producing her first feature film while pregnant was not what Camille Keenan was hoping for.
Australian duo The Veronicas are back and, not surprisingly, twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso from Brisbane are eager to talk about their new album.
Four years after the quakes and 'serious safety strengthening', a popular Lyttelton cafe is back.
OPINION: I don't want to hear a word out of you turkey eaters - Christmas is all about the ham.
Santa may have ditched Christmas cards in favour of email, but for a traditional few, nothing beats snail mail.
Boo Radley's a mix of owner's favourite things
Brett Giddens has brought Bourbon, sticky ribs and a Mississippi vibe to his new bar.
Mountain bike night riders become shooting stars of light in this image from John Burland.
The Honeypot Cafe will be serving up a pot of gold to Christchurch charities every week from today.
Burnside cafe named best in Christchurch while Dunedin's Ironic Cafe is top cafe in NZ.
A relationship between selenium concentration and depression has emerged in new Kiwi research.
Full credit to musical director Andrew Withington for a stunning performance of a classic holiday concert.
Who needs a picnic rug when you have a blow-up couch?
Father Christmas has his work cut out for him with appearances scheduled across Canterbury.
A Christmas carol sing-along in Cathedral Square was a hit for one New Brighton youngster.
Santa Claus is coming to town
Father Christmas cannot wait to see the joy on children's faces at Christchurch's annual Santa Parade.
Moorhouse launches debut album
Rory McKenna of the popular Christchurch band talks fans, fame and life after The X Factor.
Aggressive tumour means Steven Ashley will never meet his first child, due to be born in May.
Top chefs, wine experts and music will delight gastronomes at Hagley Park in Christchurch tomorrow.
Dena crashed a barbecue at Lee's house and they bonded over chicken dopiaza.
Christmas cake recipe divides the whole family
We have a festive problem in our household - or rather, the wider family group.
Dylan Horrocks pays tribute with comic book
The latest graphic novel from Dylan Horrocks is a "little love letter" to Christchurch.
ANNIE BOUGENAnnie Bougen and her husband left New Zealand with three living parents, and came back to one.
It's that time of the year when we look back on the best meals we have sampled in 2014.
City prepares for this weekend's big parade
More than 100 floats will feature popular characters, animals, school bands and, of course, the jolly fella himself.
Makers of Christchurch movie come up with an audacious release strategy thought to be a world first.
REVIEW: Lush green surrounds and perfect portion sizes make Ilex Cafe a top spot for lunch.
Check out these top spots for an outdoor feast
Get the basket packed and enjoy some fun in the sun at these perfect picnic spots.
Another drab Christchurch building facade has been transformed into a colourful artwork.
One man, one bike and one epic journey spanning almost 8000 kilometres.
Christchurch: A week in pictures
The week that was began with a political storm over John Key's text exchange with blogger Cameron Slater and ended with the festive Press Summer Starter fun run and walk.
Thousands of participants ran and walked through the eastern suburbs for The Press Summer Starter.
Town Tonic has open kitchens, fresh produce and a cheekily written menu. What's not to love?.
Prebbleton lights up for Maureen
Metallica, AC/DC and Pat Benatar - or their digital versions at least - will be some of the special guests at the annual Christmas lights extravaganza at Prebbleton.
The rebuild of Christchurch's arthouse cinema scene has fallen to local entrepreneurs.
This Christmas, give the gift of uselessness. And where better to find it than at a mall.
Here are some quick tips that will help you get the most out of the Summer Starter fun run and walk this Sunday.
OPINION: The reality of being a journalist, I learned this week, involves a lot of doors slamming in my face.
Many Cantabrians turning to bad habits, whether alcohol, coffee, smoking or overeating, to cope.
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