A traditional sea-craft arrived in Lyttelton harbour this morning, producing a dramatic sight for locals.
While dipping sauces bring flavour to some bland dishes, Rangoon Ruby is 'a rather pricey lesson in Burmese'.
Food is 'off-the-charts good' at new eatery
Engineers, the roof-top bar and restaurant, and Merchants, the downstairs bar and dance hub, are newbies to city nightlife.
Kapa haka festival organisers are getting creative to provide enough beds for 15,000 people.
American pop singer Anastacia has cancelled her New Zealand shows in Christchurch and Auckland in April.
Quake doco respectful, shocking, personal
OPINION: It was with a heavy heart that I began to watch last night's quake documentary The Day That Changed My Life.
New wave icon Peter Hook talks about finding light after New Order and Joy Division.
Kiwi designer set to show in the Big Apple
Wendy Jerard's designs have jumped off Auckland's Sky Tower. Now they will walk New York's Hudson River.
Melbourne's hospitality workers put Christchurch to shame.
Are the Port Hills the best place to bike in NZ?
A hilly Christchurch course is competing with others to be named the the best place to cycle in the country.
There are moments you reflect on in life and February 22 will always be there, writes Dave Broughton.
A new television documentary revisit the 2011 Christchurch earthquake from the perspectives of those caught up in the chaos.
As the full force of the quake hit, Greg Cole recalls having a single thought: the building is going to collapse.
A romantic Budapest proposal, a beautiful outdoor ceremony, and a reception catered by the groom himself!
Malcolm Harris left Christchurch's CTV building at 12.40pm on February 22, 2011, intending to go back.
REVIEW: Foo Fighters show the "best Wednesday night in Christchurch ever". | fans stuck outside
Our street was 'totally wrecked'
John Henry was in traffic for the first Christchurch quake in February 2011. Then the second one hit.
Christchurch art organisations are in limbo over the project.
One of the biggest names in rock was spotted with bike helmet and scone at a New Brighton cafe this morning.
REVIEW: It was a long wait at Town Tonic, but when our food finally arrived, it was exciting and full flavoured.
New food truck offers cheap and healthy southern-style lunches and Coffee Supreme is coming back to CBD.
The adverts saying what to do in an earthquake make it sound as if you have a choice, writes Tracy Woodfield.
Foo Fighters will squeeze a charity gig at the Auckland Town Hall into their whirlwind NZ tour.
SPECTRUM more than a controversial T-shirt
REVIEW: SPECTRUM street art festival is about more than just naughty nuns, despite the news.
Street artists create new colourful work on walls in Christchurch, attracting thousands of people.
YMCA awarded $1 million to provide new central city hang-out and creative space for the city's young people.
Eleanor Catton showed that there are still dangers in being a public intellectual in New Zealand.
The proposal may have been casual but these high-school sweethearts pulled out all the stops for a romantic ceremony.
PM's tram ride doesn't go too smoothly
John Key's inaugural ride on Christchurch's new tram loop lost its way when the tram's trolley pole detached.
Cafe Valentino offers a big menu, a vast wine list and ample staffing.
Robert Koller wins vegetarian category for NZ in the Gourmand World Cookbook awards.
Romantic diners can pay as much as $400 for a special Valentine's Day dinner in Christchurch.
A new restaurant simply named Mexico opens Friday adding to the city's growing love affair with central American fare.
The Civilian's Ben Uffindell has returned to doing what he does best.
Follows red bus journey up to quake moment
A young theatre troupe will recreate Christchurch's February 2011 earthquake in a "messy new musical theatre event" at the Wellington Fringe Festival.
The fig season is upon us, so make the most of this wonderful fruit.
Spectrum street art festival will shed light on the evolution of an explosive global art movement.
World-renowned sculptor in New Brighton
A dragon has risen from the sands of New Brighton Beach, to guard a fantasy castle on the foreshore.
OPINION: Despite four years of daily practice, I am still fighting for the perfect water to coffee ratio.
Artist's view of urban environment
LA-based skateboarder and artist - and former Cantabrian - brings a bit of colour to Christchurch.
Crowds come out for 12-hour music festival
OPINION: Music fans have come from afar to enjoy the first music festival of its kind in post-quake Christchurch.
Burmese flavours shine at Rangoon Ruby
REVIEW: If you love the Bodhi Tree, there's a good chance you'll love Rangoon Ruby.
Street Food brings Vietnamese flavours to the food truck truck scene while Cassels gets all nostalgic with its latest beer.
This is your last chance to see Kenny Rogers perform in Christchurch.
'A myth that young tourists are stingy'
Our relationship with the tourism industry is fraught: we need their money, but we love to complain about them.
The Sparks concert in Hagley Park is on - unless there is a deluge of rain.
Christchurch theatre company at the start of "an exciting new era" with the opening of a new headquarters.
They tied the knot in a beautiful flower-filled private garden. However it wasn't love at first sight ...
Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.
OPINION: It's hard to imagine a nicer place to be on a hot summer's day than The Raspberry Cafe at Tai Tapu.
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