Muscle Car Madness comes to North Canty
More than a thousand vehicles will feature at this weekend's Muscle Car Madness event, which is marking its 25th year.
Iron Chicken award helps performers go global
Prize money from the Press Critics Choice award helps performers bring their shows to the world.
Aussie duo The English Gents go back to their acrobatic roots at the buskers festival.
Better eating habits? More well-rounded cook? It's time for some food-related resolutions.
Sam Wills is back at the buskers festival with the original version of his hit show, Boy with Tape on his Face.
'There's nothing like the conversation killer, 'I do not have any'. All of a sudden... it's like they have doubts about you as a nice person.'
British comedian Eddie Izzard returns to New Zealand next month as part of a grand world tour.
When it comes to baking, you can't just wing it and see what happens, says Jo Seagar.
Owners led astray by wolf-laden fantasy shows
When the high-energy dogs prove too much for some people, Husky Rescue New Zealand steps in.
Re:Start mall's new layout means buskers have been relocated to accommodate market stallholders.
British diva Lili la Scala has returned to Christchurch with a gentle and, at times, emotionally raw show.
Musical more than 'teacups and silliness'
Local performer Penny Ashton has brought her critically acclaimed show Promise and Promiscuity to the World Buskers Festival.
It is refreshing to find a standup comedian who is not driven by angst and anger, and instead brings an endearing and relaxed stage presence.
REVIEW: Just when you think Ian D Montford is a complete fraud, he cleverly reveals an audience member's secrets.
Great weather brings in the crowds
The World Buskers Festival is back in the Christchurch Arts Centre for the first time in four years.
REVIEW: Husband and wife team romp from song to song, with some bawdy bickering and a bit of smutty crowd work. But, like all marriages, cracks are starting to show.
Urzila Carlson using buskers show to educate on South Africa's history - but with some laughs.
Dozens of performers descend on Christchurch for 10 days of wild entertainment.
Jimmy Ryan used his drone to get a new perspective on Christchurch's old AMI stadium.
Haunting footage of Christchurch's red zones that still exist after 2011's devastating earthquake.
Chimney sweep business hit by quakes
Pohlen Newbery, of Lyttelton, says her chimney sweep business suffered when the quakes wiped out half the city's chimneys.
She astounds audiences with her flexibility and grace, but Lucia Carbines was not always considered a beautiful swan.
Retiring from his architectural practice 20 years ago, Sir Miles Warren sought a change. So he designed a garden.
Rory Horne specialised in mechanical engineering because of he didn't want to introduce himself as a "c-c-civil engineer".
Teen drums up a storm on plastic buckets
Jackson Roche just needs a few buckets and his drum sticks to entertain crowds in Cashel Mall and Cathedral Square.
The Sept 2010 quakes brought geo-excitement...the horror of Feb brought me down to earth.
Summer essay: Dave's holiday job
Dave Armstrong was a 13-year-old klutz in slippery sandshoes - but that didn't get in the way of a job on a roof.
Winning his first homebrew competition with an all-NZ recipe proved spurred one man to switch from engineering to the beer industry.
Many say they wouldn't be the person they are today if it hadn't been for the quakes. Has your life changed?
The leap looks more death-defying than it is, says selfie teen's mum.
Evie Callander is an unlikely superhero. She lived just two years, but inspired a book, a fundraising drive and much more.
Prizes up for grabs for your best summer photo
Just share with us your best summer photo to be in with a chance to win camera and other top prizes.
A few weeks ago, we took the kids and took part in the new old Christchurch. Or is that the old new Christchurch?
Try to keep cool
Temperatures in the region are expected to be the highest seen in some time, forecasters say.
Hapless wee beast rescued from the pool
This cute reader's picture shows a very soggy hedgehog as it is rescued from a pool.
Revellers ring in the New Year
Christchurch rocked last night but we were happy about it.
Big year ahead for Christchurch
Stadium rock bands, international cricket and a giant celebration of New Zealand's Maori culture are among a score of exciting events Christchurch will host this year.
Shapeshifter return home to Christchurch to top the Electric Avenue Music Festival next month.
'Carter country' is for sale
The Southbridge Hotel, self-declared ''Carter country'', is for sale.
The 142-year-old pub has had a new lease of life since a civil servant from Wellington moved in.
Thousands of people enjoyed "perfect" conditions at the annual Motukarara trots.
A bible reading marathon is under way at Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral.
Publicans want to sell and 'cruise' NZ
A black and white sign with an arrow points to a spearmint-coloured building on the edge of State Highway 75.
New Zealand may be small but it's packed full of quirky, characterful establisments. But which is the nation's best?
Locals can rack up a hand-written tab ahead of pay day at this place, where the publican is never "grumpy".
Overcrowding, claustrophobia and controlled entries on the cards as Kiwis battle Boxing Day sales.
For many used to taking advantage of snow, sun and no turkey was an odd way to spend the big day.
Festive food parcels devoured by zoo animals
It's not just humans who like to indulge at Christmas, even tigers need a festive treat.
REVIEW: Buddha Stix offers super accessible Asian food. Only a diehard meat-and-three-veg type would not like.
The "most obnoxious tool in the kit of digital narcissism", the selfie stick, is a hot Christmas gift.
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