The Guinness is flowing and revellers are decked in green at the city's Irish bars as St Patrick's Day get under way.
Three crashes around Christchurch disrupted traffic and kept emergency services busy today.
An artist has started hiding 126 kakapo sculptures around Christchurch for residents to find and adopt.
Henry Turner is exhibiting 16 artworks inspired by an adventure to the remote sub-Antarctic Islands.
In a former life, Purple Weka was a bland little cafe but it's had a fantastic makeover.
Chch loves Milton Springsteen - but who is he?
Street artist Milton Springsteen's true identity is a closely guarded secret.
The area between reservoirs on Huntsbury Hill is being considered for entertainment and playground facilities.
No significant change has been seen in chemical analyses, despite residents saying water seems noticeably harder.
You are looking at a tapas-style evening with everyone sharing at this new restaurant.
A Banks Peninsula cheesemaker takes out a national award while Monteith's releases an app which pairs beer and meats.
Motorway signs showing travel times to southern suburbs will show Papanui and central city in future.
The Christchurch Airport Marathon is 12 weeks away and it time to start training.
Council gives intersection advice for CBD bikers
Cyclists should sit in the middle of a busy central city lane to cross safely, say council officials.
Motorists warned over delays at a Linwood intersection due to broken traffic lights.
Women dig craft beer. This has probably been known to some women for quite a while.
Review: Corner Cafe
GLENN CONWAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsCorner Cafe is a new business that has quietly emerged in the busy Addington Mall on the thriving, hospitality-laden Lincoln Rd in the busy Addington suburb.
The past writes the future and the future tells the past in When The Rain Stops Falling.
Author plots from her back shed
Bestselling author Natalie King has turned her pen from lovers' clinches to a mystery for young adults.
© Fairfax NZ NewsPeople turn up in their hundreds to hear New Zealand writer Eleanor Catton speak. It takes some getting used to.
Some roads around Lyttelton and Sumner are still closed due to post-flood slips and debris.
Popular Irish bar The Bog reopens tonight, three years after it was closed by quake damage.
Gap Filler is temporarily using a vacant shop in Cathedral Junction to demonstrate the appeal of inconvenience
Looking around the quiet gentility of The Square in the Novotel, it seems a lifetime since the The Press moved in after the September 2010 quake.
Rotherhams of Riccarton is being refitted and rebranded with Masterchef 2012 contestant Matt Gilray at the helm.
One flight from Christchurch Airport has been cancelled with staff monitoring wind "closely".
A driver has been taken to hospital after a logging truck rolled on SH6 near Nelson.
Flower show struggles to pull in punters
The Ellerslie Flower Show has improved, but the punters still aren't attending in big numbers.
OPINION: Letters from The Front reveal the trials of WWI NZ Army padre Clive Mortimer Jones.
The first word that springs to mind as you wander into Browsers Garden Cafe is oasis.
Display of 100 pink plants wins People's Choice
The power of pink has won the love of Ellerslie Flower Show visitors with Sally Brown's garden Passion crowned People's Choice this year.
Watering sports fields is tightly controlled to prevent excessive grass growth, says council.
Thousands lined up yesterday morning to be first in the gate at the Ellerslie Flower Show.
Two neighbours of Harlequin Public House 'love the place' and cannot understand the noise complaints.
Anna and Jamie were working in the same building in Christchurch, but didn't meet until the Feb 22 quake.
Arts Centre clock tower lifted back into place
One of the oldest pieces of the Christchurch Arts Centre has been put back into place in another milestone of the centre's restoration.
Cloud will clear this morning for a fine and warm day, with a high of 25C.
SHELLEY ROBINSON - © Fairfax NZ NewsA popular Victoria St restaurant prepares for battle after neighbours object to its liquor licence.
A masculine setting with a menu specialising in steak - two pages are devoted to various cuts, breeds and weights.
The Bog Irish bar is reopening, the Twisted Hop starts comedy nights and That Mexican Guy departs Volstead.
Ellerslie gardens may be the best yet
REVIEW: The gardens are what we come for, and this year they are fantastic, says The Press' gardening editor.
It seems only natural to get kids into food when they're young and encourage capability in the kitchen.
Welcome to a wrap of the weather and what's on in Christchurch today.
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra's first concert for 2014 was a powerful one indeed.
Construction of an underpass at Johns Rd roundabout may begin in September.
Cargo bike racers lugging beer kegs, sacks and bike frames turned heads in the central city this weekend.
The trio of acts headlining the Classic Hits Winery Tour offered thousands of Cantabrians a fantastic evening's entertainment.
Cafe has clean-eating philosophy
ABBIE NAPIER - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe philosophy is clean eating and Pure offers plenty of vegetarian, gluten-free and paleo options.
Amongst the first words from British band The Hollies was "Didn't fancy the rugby then?"
Despite ageing bodies, older people are happier than the young and fit, according to a Your Weekend reader survey.
While the politicians scrap over election-year policies Nikki Macdonald asks prominent and ordinary Kiwis about their vision for New Zealand.
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