Christchurch Life

Support for the cryptids video

A shot from Calling Crypto, a pilot written and directed by Kyan Krumdieck.

 A dramedy pilot shot in Christchurch about a helpline for monsters was quite a feat for its production crew.

Strassman on tour

240913 NEWS PHOTO. SUPPLIED NOT FOR SALE. SUBURBAN NEWSPAPERS COMPETITION International ventriloquist David Strassman is ...

"I've turned this piece of s**t art form and made it into something cool."

Picasso comes to Christchurch

The Hours Spin Skulls - 175, 2009 by Damien Hirst will be on sale in Christchurch.

A doubling of demand for fine art in Christchurch will see works by world-famous artists on sale in the city for three weeks.

Top meals for $10 in Christchurch gallery

Ramen at Takara Ramen, Auckland.

Affordable meals that taste great and don't burn a hole in your pocket.

Christchurch choirs represent the best in new play

Alison Bruce and Arlo Gibson star in The Forge's production of The Events.

Christchurch community choirs play powerful role in new Court Theatre play about mass shooting.

Christchurch artist wins scholarship

Deagan Wells, with his exhibition at Christchurch's Centre of Contemporary Art, has just won national art award the 2017 ...

Christchurch artist Deagan Wells has just won national art award for his work on the city's red zone.

Painting through the storm

Artists in the Ignite and Excite exhibition Liz Cropp and Bob Moulder in front of Cropp's 'Through the Storm'.

A Christchurch couple in recovery are trying to turn their life around.

Beloved book comes to life

A stage adaptation of The Gruffalo is currently touring NZ.

Gruffalo performers meeting the challenge of the world's toughest audiences

Opinion: Time's up for Quasi

It is time for Ronnie van Hout's Quasi to leave the Christchurch Art Gallery building. believes Warren Feeney.

OPINION: Ronnie Van Hout's latest work is a one-line joke that has already provoked all the reactions that it's going to get.

Artworks map lost Christchurch

A companion piece in Mileo's "There are holes in the documentation" maps lost heritage across the Blue Print's opening ...

A fresh analysis of lost Christchurch heritage architecture made its points in beautiful ways.

16,000 crowded to Festa

Performance artist Julie Harvie (no relation) made a suspended nest using hazel sticks.

Modest ambitions and a cold wind saw a less impressive Festa than in previous years.

Festival of Lights in the city

A spectacle of colour, lights and costumes at Christchurch's Diwali festival.

Thousands of Cantabrians came together to celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.

Festa street party begins

Expect something similar to Festa's main event in 2014.

Lights, music and food stalls have attracted hundreds of people to Festa in central Christchurch.

Chef selling central city restaurant

Harlequin Public House is up for sale.

Christchurch chef Jonny Schwass is selling his Harlequin Public House restaurant and bar in the central city.

Christchurch from above gallery video

A Harvard NZ944 in flight over Christchurch, circa 1944.

Images from air force planes show changes in the garden city from 1918 onwards.

Plea to save historic mansion video

The building will attract a forecast 100,000 visitors a year.

Urgent $2m cash injection needed to save one of the world's largest wooden houses and turn it into a major Christchurch tourist attraction.

'Exclusive' clubs where NZ's elite meet

Models Jojanneke and Grace flank Sally Ridge at a 2009 Northern Club event.

These invite-only clubs have a long history of providing a hideaway for the rich and powerful.

Touch of class comes to Chch

The Happening is a premium bar and kitchen located in the heart of the city centre in Christchurch.

 Cafe chat: A fine dining restaurant opens in Christchurch, while Tequila Mockingbird gets new owners.

The life of a career grocer

Jim Turner, pictured at his 60th wedding anniversary, directed Fendalton New World and Fendalton Mall for more than 60 ...

Encapsulating the life of James Tennent Turner, known as "Gentleman Jim", was never going to be easy.

Bailey delivers face-hurting funny

Bill Bailey began his Australasian tour in Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday night.

Review: Despite persistent interruptions, Bill Bailey showed why he is still a unique, funny, inventive and lovable stage presence.

What's on in the city

The Festival of Transitional Architecture (Festa) returns to Christchurch this long weekend, bringing with it plenty of ...

Labour Weekend in Christchurch offers Festa street party, Big Band Festival and Diwali.

Red zone turns film location

A screenshot from test footage filmed in the Christchurch residential red zone for the upcoming film The Changeover.

Money spent filming adaptation of Margaret Mahy's The Changeover "quite lucrative" for Christchurch, producer says.

Review: The Monday Room

The sheltered courtyard makes for the perfect place to relax in the sun.

Melbourne inspired food on Moorhouse Ave.

Morning showers clear for fine day

Early showers before fine conditions across the South Island for the long weekend.

Fine conditions for most southern centres for the long weekend, with highway holiday traffic expected from 2pm.

'Old girl' still trucking along at 150

Wendy and Richard Gibbons have had a stake in The Black Horse since 2008.

 Christchurch hotel with chequered past of law-breaking and horseplay has turned 150.

Countdown to Festa street party

Expect something similar to Festa's main event in 2014.

Fine weather forecast for the light show in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Food spots fill Sydenham site

Pedro Carazo will open a third "Pedro's House of Lamb" in Sydenham, on the former Funky Pumpkin site.

Pedro's House of Lamb, Funky Pumpkin and Burger Fuel to open in south Christchurch.

Overcoming homelessness to sing her song

Grandmother and solo parent, Byllie-Jean Rangihuna dislikes the way women in the music industry are labelled by their ...

She’s been homeless and has battled music industry stereotypes. Now Christchurch musician Byllie-Jean Rangihuna is releasing her first EP.

Recipe: Gumbo at Laundry, Wellington

Gumbo from Laundry, in Cuba St, Wellington


Bill Bailey loves pineapple lumps

Welcome to New Zealand, Bill Bailey.

The British comic has been welcomed to New Zealand with Pineapple Lumps - and he's stoked.

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