Christchurch Life

Photography exhibition brimming with possibilities

Andrew Beck Red cutting through black 2016. Acrylic, enamel, silver gelatin prints, conservation glass in artist frames. ...

New Christchurch Art Gallery exhibition looks at the wider possibilities of photography.

The Bats are back

The Bats, from left to right, Robert Scott, Malcolm Grant, Kaye Woodward and Paul Kean.

One iconic 1980s Kiwi band not only has a new album, but a couple of gigs across the Tasman.

Summer scorcher ahead

Christchurch is the pick of the bunch on Tuesday with a mixed weather bag for the Mainland.

Scorching weather approaching 30C in Christchurch will mean afternoon outdoors for sun seekers.

Night Noodle Markets return

Tasty food is prepared on site at the Night Noodle Markets in Hagley Park.

The popular Night Noodle Markets are returning to Christchurch in a few weeks.

Rents hit record high

Figures from the Trade Me Rental Index showed the median weekly rent jumped to a record $450 nationally.

Having trouble finding an affordable place to rent? You're not alone.

Council increases contribution for new Christchurch library

The construction site looking west down Gloucester St.

Council's contribution to the new Christchurch central library has risen from $60 million to $95m.

Community thanks loved music teacher

Ally Palmer and her team have transformed Addington School's music department from virtually non-existent, to an ...

A Christchurch woman and her team have transformed Addington School's music department.

Warm weekend ahead

Temperatures in Christchurch are expected to reach to be warm all weekend.

The sun is set to shine in Christchurch, Blenheim and Nelson, while elsewhere rain may dampen spirits.

Beach junk pile taken to cleaners

Fly My Pretties musicians Moana "Mo" Ete and James Coyle clearing rubbish by the bagful on New Brighton beach.

A hefty 3000 litres of rubbish picked up on New Brighton beach in a sweep backed by Fly My Pretties musicians.

A road trip south

The original Bishop Suter Memorial Art Gallery was built in 1899 and refurbished in the 1970s. It has been redeveloped again.

OPINION: There are new galleries to visit in the South Island.

West Coast racetrack 'waterlogged'

Kumara Racing Club president John Ryall at the waterlogged West Coast track.

The popular Kumara races have been cancelled and roads partially washed out as heavy rain pounds the West Coast.

Theatre company and art gallery to move into Chch Arts Centre

Tom Eason and Holly Chappell-Eason of theatre company Two Productions.

 A theatre company and an art gallery are moving into the restored Christchurch Arts Centre.

Pushing to the 'edge' for patients

Dr Jan Bone, left, has worked with three others to bring her workplace, The Christchurch Hospital ED, closer together, ...

One of Australasia's busiest emergency departments is employing a unique way to get the best for its patients.

Review: Ilex Cafe, Christchurch

Lunchtime fries just as they should be.

This beautiful airy setting is home to quality food.

Avon River penguin rescued video

Avon the little penguin inspects his new surroundings.

The little blue penguin spotted in the Avon River in central Christchurch has been taken to a wildlife rehabilitation centre to fatten up.

'It's just so bloody awful' video

Murray Freeman, 79, whose Redwood garden was vandalised.

Vandals destroyed one man's garden in random night-time attack.

Presenting your new City Missioner video

110117 NEWS Photo: Joseph Johnson
Matthew Mark is the new City Missioner.
He is from Ronald McDonald House, where he was CEO.

Matthew Mark is a familiar face around Christchurch and will soon head one of the city's most prominent social services.

Summer sets in

A sunny day in Christchurch calls for a trip to the beach, although gusty nothwesters in the afternoon may turn people off.

Wednesday's expected to be hot and dry in Christchurch as summer conditions sweep the mainland.

Bees 'a family pet' video

Upwards of 40 kilograms could be gathered from the Ballantynes hives when van Dooren harvests in about six weeks.

Christchurch city rooftops and backyards are abuzz with the latest trend.

Orca in Akaroa Harbour video

A pod or 10 orca were spotted in Akaroa Harbour on Tuesday.

A pod of the world's smallest and largest members of the dolphin family came out to play together.

New cafe keeps vegan menu under wraps

The Origin's pancakes on the breakfast menu.

 A vegan cafe, The Origin opens in St Albans while a spray-free market garden enjoys a bumper first season and the French restaurant St Germain is on the move.

Madam Woo's shredded duck salad

Shredded duck and cabbage salad from Madam Woo

We help readers track down a dish from a restaurant or cafe.

Review: Dux Central, Christchurch

Ginger beer and rhubarb sodas from Dux Central, Christchurch

These guys have one of the most extensive craft beer selections in the city.

Neat places to eat around Canterbury

Neat Places takes a look at some of the best places to eat in Canterbury.

'It's really exhilarating'

Canterbury Blokart Club members race during one of their meets in Wigram.

Barry Emms reckons speeding along Canterbury's beaches in a howling easterly with the lingering smell of the sea is hard to beat.

Weather warnings

Tuesday's morning cloud in Christchurch would clear by Tuesday afternoon, with an expected high of 19C.

Heavy rain warning forn the West Coast and severe gales in Canterbury on Wednesday and Thursday.

Hard work makes fresh tracks

The new track at Montgomery Spur on the Port Hills will help developing mountain bikers get a taste for the riding in ...

Over 750 volunteer hours went into the new addition to Christchurch mountain biking.

Park 'puts Chch on the map' video

The number of moutainbikers riding at the Christchurch Adventure Park has been higher than expected.

The $24m world-class adventure park in Christchurch is the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

'I had to prove a point'

Ingrid Robertson, pictured on the Oceans of Hope yacht when it visited Auckland in 2015, will be among about 60 from ...

Ingrid Robertson will not let the need for a walking stick stop her sailing around Croatia.

Cycling answer to 'many world problems'

Don Babe is encouraging the community to get on their bikes, starting with his grandson, Max Dwyer.

"Cycling is the answer to so many of the world's problems," advocate Don Babe says.

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