Christchurch Life

Home's poke salad bowl

Poke salad bowl from Home eatery in Christchurch.

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

Tested: A laser facial

KM Surgical's Laser Genesis facial is a great way to refresh before an event.

The non-ablative laser stimulates collagen growth and tightens skin without removing any skin layers.

Lost in Middle Earth

As part of the tour you can pose with a replica sword on Mt Sunday, also known as Edoras from the Lord of the Rings movies.

A tour makes it possible to go from central Christchurch to Middle Earth – and back – in a day.

Cloudy but warm

Car parking and cloudy conditions over the Christchurch CBD. Shot from Tuam St. (File photo)

Sun will peek through clouds in most centres on Friday, as we usher in the last weekend of February.

Akaroa Harbour: Beauty, with a darkness beneath

Mum and baby Hector's dolphins swim up to a Black Cat catamaran to check out the tourists.

It's always been a harbour worth fighting over, protecting, celebrating and enjoying. There's nothing like it anywhere else in the world.

What's on in Christchurch this week

Pitch Black are just one of the many artists who will be performing at Hagley Park as part of Saturday's Electric Avenue ...

The coming week offers plenty of musical and theatrical highlights for those in Christchurch.

Fancy making a footstool?

Picking the right fabric is key to getting a great footstool.

With the right class, even non-crafty types can learn how to do upholstery.

Night owl artist's flight of fancy

Illustrator-designer Sarah Greig has returned to Christchurch, attracted by her hometown's creative vibe.

Many mums collapse into bed at the end of the day but that's when Sarah Greig gets out her paint brushes.

An artistic dream come true

Min Kim started painting at a young age and has pursued her passion around the world.

A serious illness helped Min Kim make the transition from interior designer to an artist with her own gallery.

McCaw flight lifts patient's spirits video

Hailey Crossan, 18, gets a hug from mum Kara after her flight with Richie McCaw.

Sky's the limit for cancer patient with All Blacks great Richie McCaw in support.

Shave for charity, again

Christchurch bloke Ronald Parish will shave off his large beard next month for charity.

A Christchurch man with a large beard is shaving it all off for charity, again.

Kaikoura train groceries for Chch

0800 Hungry's Kerry and Nicky Bensemann at their Woolston warehouse.

Non-perishable groceries from a stranded train after Kaikoura quake donated to City Mission.

Review: Local, Riccarton Bush, Christchurch

Kiwifruit and passionfruit curd with a berry crumble make up of a loaded-up pavlova dish.

A secret spot just right for Sunday lunch.

A dance with The Boss video

Bruce Springsteen poses for a selfie with Christchurch fan Gill Cross.

Gill Cross's dreams came true when she got her Dancing in The Dark moment with Bruce Springsteen.

Recipe: Le Xom's Buddha feast

Le Xom's  Buddha feast.

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

Madam Woo opens in Christchurch

Madam Woo has opened its fifth eatery, bringing its fresh, authentic big flavours to Christchurch locals.

Madam Woo opens in the central city, The Fudge Cottage has plans to return to the Arts Centre and the Night Noodle Markets head south to Dunedin.

Camping out for independence

Matthew Swaffield takes the plunge on the flying fox.

A Down syndrome support group has recorded its largest number of campers as it seeks to branch out around the South Island.

Best late night dining spots

Mexicano's food encourages you to share with the table.

Neat Places finds the best places for late-night dining.

A night to remember

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – on their first visit to "our hometown" – delivered exactly what the city ...

REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen gives Christchurch a musical memory to be cherished by those who were there.

Chch's new central city emerging

The International Market has plans to reopen in Tuam St, Christchurch.

New cafes, shops and markets, along the reopening of old favourites, will mark year seven of the Christchurch rebuild.

New start for gallery restaurant

Tony Astle outside his new premises at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Christchurch Art Gallery's restaurant - closed since the earthquakes - will be reopened by well-known restaurateur Tony Astle.

Changing Physics to promote accessibility

Director Jamie Hanton and artist Charlotte Drayton in the newly domesticated Physics Room gallery spaces; Like stepping ...

What on earth is going on in one of the country's best-known contemporary experiential art spaces?

Eager fans submit to 'roll call'

Glen McCartney ticking off fans at the Bruce Springsteen roll call.

Days before Bruce Springsteen's first Christchurch show, his biggest fans formed an orderly queue in the rain, checked themselves in, and left.

Bruce Springsteen's superfan

Superfan Gill Cross has seen Bruce Springsteen perform about 150 times and has waited 36 years for a dance with her idol.

She's seen him perform over 150 times, has hundreds of T-shirts bearing his name, and named her dog after him.

Quake hero on The Boss' side

Michael Harford rescued seven people from the PGC Building after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. This week, he is ...

On the eve of the 6th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake, hero Michael Harford is back - but now he's working for The Boss.

$10m boost from show

Bruce Springsteen will perform in Christchurch for the first time on Tuesday night.

Bruce Springsteen concert expected to bring $10m into Christchurch economy as 30,000 fans descend on the city.

Extra Springsteen tickets on sale

It's not too late to see The Boss in Christchurch.

Missed out on tickets for the Christchurch concert? Here's your last chance to get in.

Springsteen shows Chch he cares

Bruce Springsteen's team are looking forward to their Christchurch show.

"I think he wants to come in and go, 'Well hey, I'm here with you'," Springsteen's promoter says.

Latest 'narropera' a novelty and a treat

Part of the Lansdown Festival of Narroperas, the German Opera Gala provided a perfect showcase for the remarkable talent ...

REVIEW: By anyone's standards, the Gala of German Opera offered up glorious singing.

Ten of The Boss' songs we'd like to hear

Bruce Springsteen is in the country for two concerts this week. But what songs, from his extensive back catalogue, will ...

From Born to Run to The Ghost of Tom Joad - 10 Boss songs to keep Kiwis dancing into the dark.

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