Christchurch Life

Ladi6 discovers Christchurch delights

Where are the best new spots in Chch?

Some of the best new spots in Christchurch have been visited by hip-hop star Ladi6 on a visit to her hometown.

Leaving Auckland was 'best decision'

Rhiannon Selwyn says leaving Auckland led to a better job, more free time and enabled her to save.

Bridge repairs lead to large budget blowout

Thousands of feet will pound over $52 million worth of earthquake repairs on their way to the finish line in the Summer Starter.

Charity push for Ronald McDonald House

Harry Foster will be in a decked-out wheelchair among a sea of runners in a 10-kilometre Summer Starter event this weekend

'Froyo' craze sweeps city

Doubts raised over 'guilt free' claims

Frozen yoghurt is the latest craze to hit Christchurch with four stores opening in the city in the last year. Abbie Napier finds out why it is so popular.

Arts crucial for the rebuild

OPINION: Warren Feeney, chairman of Arts Voice Christchurch, reviews the state of the arts in post-quake Christchurch and calls for more planning.

Friday night food trucks a success

Fridays in the square 'like old Christchurch'

OPINION: It's like the surrounding devastation isn't even there any more. Food trucks in the square are a hit.

Cosmo's biking through chemo

Cosmo Nikau ready to roll

Preschooler battling leukemia shows support for Child Cancer Foundation through Summer Starter.

Doprah singer snubbed by music awards

Her band is nominated for an award at the NZ Music Awards, but Indira Force won't be there.

Who will take home the most Tuis?

Will Sol3 Mio give Lorde the jandal at the 49th Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards tonight?

The many joys of asparagus season


It's that glorious time of year - asparagus season. Here's how to make the most of it.

Christchurch aims to win Aucklanders' hearts

Aucklanders discover best bits of Chch

Andy Ellis and Moorhouse aim to win the hearts of Aucklanders as part of a unique tourism campaign.

My Food Bag: 10,000 Kiwi subscribers

About 10,000 Kiwi homes subscribe to My Food Bag, a weekly delivery of five meals in a bag.

Cafe Chat: Different place, same great food

Give a warm welcome to a different style of Coriander's, a new Dux venture and some Movember dishes.

Giddy smiles at theatre's reopening

Velvet curtains, chandeliers, spectacular dancing and a standing ovation - last night's Isaac Theatre Royal opening was a truly giddy affair.

Personal fight behind $100K fundraiser

Chris Casserly will take to the Fight for Christchurch boxing ring in aid of the charity that helped change his daughter's life.

More money to move to Auckland? No thanks

Auckland city generic scene


Jarrod Henderson loves his job, but relocating to Auckland to keep it was too high a price to pay.

Victoria Square revamp 'sterile, vapid'

OPINION: Poor old Victoria Square. Her leafy shade will be removed and parts of her velvety lawn ripped out.

Christchurch: The place to find a man

NZ’s man drought makes international headlines, with Christchurch touted as a romantic oasis.

Plan to save Bill Sutton's former home

The former home and studio of celebrated artist Bill Sutton may be saved from demolition.

Isaac Theatre Royal takes centre-stage

Champagne flowed for supporters, sponsors and punters at the grand opening of the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Isaac Theatre Royal prepares for opening night

Isaac Theatre Royal busy with last-minute work

DIY madness takes over foyer of Isaac Theatre Royal as workers complete last-minute touch-ups ahead of tonight's opening.

School bullies triggered eating disorder

Renee Walker was mercilessly teased at school. So began a 20-year battle with an eating disorder.

Dicky heart and broken wrists no barrier to 10km

Smiths City's Pete Dickie has 11 stents in his heart. He recently broke his wrists in a fall. But he's still doing the 10km Summer Starter.

Isaac Theatre Royal opens today

Christchurch's historic Isaac Theatre Royal will reopen today after a $40 million rebuild.

Fashion and a flutter on track

Fashion and horses were the stars of the show at the sold-out 151st running of the New Zealand Cup in Christchurch this weekend.

Print your own shoes in Fab Lab

Kiwi fabrication laboratory - a Fab Lab - aims to turn people from consumers into makers.

Cup field impresses in fashion stakes

Cup field impresses in fashion stakes

Eye-catching hats, flowery dresses and tailored suits certainly impressed in this year's fashion competition at the New Zealand Cup.

Thousands enjoy A&P show fun

A one-armed woodchopper and a hulking tank named Boris - the 152nd Canterbury A&P Show had it all.

Keisha Castle-Hughes ready for the races

Watch those hemlines, warns Castle-Hughes

Keisha Castle-Hughes will have her eyes on hats and hemlines when she attends Cup Day at Riccarton racecourse.

Top 10 treats to try at A&P

A wonderland of earthly delights is on offer at the food and wine pavilion. Make sure to try these ones.

Duck herding a crowd-pleaser at show

Forget sheep - Don Stuart's duck herding is the real crowd-pleaser at A&P Show.

The cutting edge of circus

Triple world record-holding sword swallower Brianna Belladonna talks about eating light bulbs and touring NZ.

Waikato teen makes trading debut at A&P

A 13-year-old entrepreneur from Waikato has made his trading debut at this year’s A&P show.

Horse-mounted medics canter around A&P Show

St John workers and their equine sidekicks on hand to help should riders take a topple at the Canterbury A&P pavilion.

Uke orchestra tugging heartstrings

The Wellington Ukulele Orchestra could be selling out big venues, but instead they chose to play at a small community hall in a quake-hit suburb.

Tips to help you get on top of hosting Christmas

Christmas ham

OPINION: This year I'm hosting a Christchurch Christmas, which means at least 13 people will be coming to my place for the meal.

Healthy living needs support

Best way to tackle obesity is with good nutrition messages in schools, Christchurch dietitian says.

No stopping one-armed woodchopper

Woodchopping is hard enough with two hands, let alone one. That has not stopped Nick Fredriksen.

Christchurch nightlife boosted by club-cum-pub

In Engineers and Merchants, upstairs is all about good food and atmosphere, while downstairs caters to the late-night dancing crowd

Frantic final touches on Isaac Theatre Royal

Grand opening going ahead Monday

Workers are racing to get the restored Isaac Theatre Royal ready for its big opening night on Monday.

Super-sized woodchopper out to defend title

At 192 cm tall and 160 kg, world champion wood chopper Adam Lowe cuts an impressive figure.

A&P Show: Kids have a go at shearing

As the rain clouds roll over the A&P Show, 300 school children get ready to try their hand at 'shearing'.

Review: Madam Kwong's Restaurant

The menu at Madam Kwong's is almost an overload of good taste.

A&P Show off to a quiet start

Horses in coats were milling next to their floats while ferris wheels stood idle on the first and quietest day of the Canterbury A&P Show.

Salmonella Dub come home to Christchurch

Salmonella Dub founder has fond childhood memories of the Canterbury A&P Show, which the band will headline this week.

Pony club gets in a scurry at A&P

A flash of rubber, metal and pony will signal world champion scurry racer Cherie Stalker's arrival at this year's Canterbury A&P Show.

Cup Day all about punting and partying

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Cup Day at Addington is a mix of punting, painted bodies and ladies in heels eating hotdogs.

Traditional Sikh ceremony for couple

Sikh wedding

Yesterday, Amrit Singh and Isa Zhao married in what was thought to be the first traditional Sikh wedding in Canterbury.

Best dressed winner 'over the moon'

A North Island woman is "over the moon" to have been crowned Best Dressed Woman at Cup Day.
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