Professional bakers are encouraging Cantabrians to have a go at making their own hot cross buns.
Two decades after its release, we look at how Peter Jackson made Heavenly Creatures in the shadow of the Parker-Hulme murder.
Christchurch goes all out for the chocolate celebration of the year.
It's an intimate restaurant, without being intimidating, and n daylight you can see across the golf course to Lake Wanaka.
In the last couple of years cider has gone from zero to hero in New Zealand, but are we drinking the proper stuff?
A flock of multi-coloured giraffes will be coming to Christchurch this summer to raise money for charities.
Adapting a famous detective story for the stage is daunting but this comedic version turns the supernatural chiller into a comedic tour de farce.
It's all about glamorous corsets and silky bow ties at the latest addition to New Regent St.
Judging from this concert, there is only one thing better than hearing the City Choir, and that is to sing in it.
Pop artist turns to opera
A former choirboy turned Smokefreerockquest winner is now an up-and-coming opera star.
We have yet to find a single work of art to rally around as a lone symbol of city centre recovery, but Sara Hughes' Flag Wall certainly helps.
On June 27, 1964, the Beatles played two shows at Christchurch's now-being-demolished Majestic Theatre.
Ahead of their sell-out Christchurch show, Aidan, of world No 1 male strip revue Manpower, tells all about his crazy life.
A group of Christchurch retirement home residents bust out funky moves in front of surprised shoppers to show flash mobs are not just for young people.
Civil and Naval is a tapas bar; this makes deciding easy - a little of what you fancy.
A popular Victoria St coffee house will soon open its doors following three years out of action due to quake damage.
The $2.2m World Buskers Festival made a loss this year for the first time since the council bought it.
It used to take Sam Weaver two hours to walk round Hagley Park - she can now do it in 40 minutes.
Work is expected to soon begin on replacing the former Deans Ave roundabout with pedestrian/cycle crossing.
New Victoria St closures are adding to increased traffic congestion in the central city this morning.
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Rebuild workers trade tool belts for boxing gloves in open-air ring for inaugural charity event.
Lyttelton's "big guy in heels" is organising this weekend's Revenge of the Easter Bunny.
Venue closing with 'musical homage' to city
Using chainsaws and sledgehammers alongside more traditional instruments, the Deconstruction Orchestra have created a fitting sonic farewell for the Pallet Pavilion.
Mark Sullivan never thought it would take three years to reopen his bar.
Despite concerns the lights are broken on the Lichfield/Manchester St intersection, there is a minimum 6-second green light on High St.
Experiences teenage girl's moving poem
Slam poetry is a global, social, literary movement. The spoken word form owes a lot to hip-hop culture.
After losing her Lyttelton store in the quake, designer Caro Allison has opened a new boutique in The Tannery.
Great winery restaurants work hard to present their wines in the best possible light - Waipara Hills ticks this box.
The popular Brick Mill Cafe is up for sale after seven years in business plus frozen yoghurt arrives in Riccarton.
A reader calls for an 'anything goes' rubbish collection for unwanted furniture, electrical and sporting goods.
Olympic medallist turns jewellery model
Paralympic swimmer Sophie Pascoe has ditched her togs for jewellery in a photo shoot for a new sponsor.
Washington Way Skate Park to be extended and landscaped at a cost of $3 million.
A landlord investing $400,000 from his own pocket to keep an old building open is a rarity.
A vintage treasure trove is opening up in Cathedral Junction, thanks to a generous landlord and Life in Vacant Spaces.
Otautahi, the Maori name for Christchurch, means "the place of Tautahi", referring to Te Potiki Tautahi.
Activist and musician Serj Tankian's sole New Zealand concert was intriguing, provocative and riveting.
They say first impressions last but not so at Savoire Cafe and Wine Bar.
Council event spending is to top $9.5m next year as its finance chief criticises lack of spending discipline.
REVIEW: Jurassic 5 played before 50,000 at Coachella last year so kudos to them for coming to Christchurch.
Sol3 Mio's natural humour and tremendous vocal abilities quickly won me over last night.
A $5m donation to children of the eastern suburbs has been spread across seven projects.
The Station doesn't grandstand, and delivered the best service we've had for some time.
A brand-new brunch haunt, beer launches and the return of Black Betty.
The corn grows as high as an elephant's eye at the New Brighton community garden.
Beer nerds will take on wine ponces in the first Grain versus Grape debate tonight.
Deidre Mussen discovers many of Catton's characters' surnames in Hokitika's 1860s history.
OPINION: I have just spent 10 minutes discovering the best selfie comes from holding the camera high and saying "prune".
A southwesterly change has hit Christchurch bringing rain, lightning and wind gusts of up to 100kmh.
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