Christchurch Life

NZSO deliver polished performance

Edo de Waart deftly led the NZSO in Wednesday night's concert at Horncastle Arena.

REVIEW: Maestro Edo de Waart deftly led the orchestra and defied Horncastle Arena's acoustics

Christchurch film festival starts

Nick Paris, left, and festival director Bill Gosden at the Isaac Theatre Royal in central Christchurch.

The Christchurch leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival opens on Thursday evening at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Weather gods smile on Sunset shoot

Scottish model Agyness Deyn stars in Sunset Song, which was partly shot in Canterbury.

Canterbury-shot Sunset Song set to make debut at Film Festival

Sumner gets a new bakery

Bohemian Bakery in Sumner is owned by Maka Angyalova.

The Bohemian Bakery is open in Sumner and Mediterranean Foods is doing Friday night dinners.

Best pork in NZ revealed

Akaroa Butchery and Deli's owner Brendon Foster.

A Canterbury butchery has taken out the title of New Zealand's Ham of the Year.

When Christchurch was our creative capital

The late Dame Ngaio Marsh, pictured in 1977.

Ngaio Marsh, Colin McCahon, James K Baxter, Allan Curnow, Toss Wollaston - they were all in Christchurch in the inter-war years

Some of the best of the fest video

Miss Sharon Jones! looks at the life and career of ones of music's unsung heroines.

Christchurch's annual feast of cinema gets under way on Thursday. The Press previews 13 titles from the vast selection of choices on show.

Grandmother's legacy lives on

Te Iwi Matthews, 10, plays the piano at the Christchurch Music Academy.

Te Iwi's grandmother left her a special gift in music when she died.

Ten exhibitions to see right now

Julia Holderness, The Group home-wares, 2016

Christchurch galleries are currently playing host to a diverse and exciting line-up of exhibitions.

'Best value' alternative meals

Get yourself a two-course meal from fine dining restaurant Saggio di Vino for $54.

 Neat Places chooses their picks of the restaurants offering the best value alternative meals.

Pokemon Goes to the beach gallery video

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Pokemon hunters in New Brighton.
Jordan Shallcrass reacts to catching a pokemon.

Crowds of virtual hunters descended on New Brighton on Saturday, chasing Pokemon down the pier and along the beach.

New blue street artwork

Jacob Yikes completing his artwork on Sunday.

A large empty car park building in central Christchurch is being transformed into a new piece of street art.

Review: Madam Kwong's Restaurant, Christchurch

Madam Kwong's Restaurant is tucked off to the side down Blenheim Rd.

I had to pass on the chewy braised pigs' ears, which failed to win me over.

Review: Mumbaiwala gallery

Firangi Frankie with paneer at Mumbaiwala in Christchurch.

This funky new Indian restaurant is not what you'd expect, and we loved it.

Prepare yourselves, Disney fans video

The Magic Ice Festival involves characters from a raft of Disney favourites.

A massive Disney On Ice mash-up has arrived in New Zealand.

The artist as a young man

Artist Ronnie van Hout with his sculpture Quasi before it was craned atop the Christchurch Art Gallery.

The Christchurch artist behind Quasi talks to Charlie Gates about how his upbringing on a chicken farm in 1970s Aranui has influenced his work.

What's on in Christchurch

The New Zealand International Film Festival starts in Christchurch next Thursday, July 28.

 The NZSO and Troye Sivan head for Christchurch, as the city prepares for this year's NZ Film Festival.

Flume delivers a beautiful night

Flume wowed the Christchurch crowd during Wednesday night's concert at Horncastle Arena.

REVIEW: Christchurch crowd not keen to let Flume and his lightshow go

Rising star wins big in Hollywood

Jack Bubb won big at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood this month.

'The judges were raving about him. I hope he realises just how great he is.'

Rapaki – a slice of paradise video

Bill Phillips at the Rapaki jetty. "This is your home. If I was from Auckland, I'd be up there."

Amid the idyll of Banks Peninsula, Rapaki balances its Maori heritage post-earthquake Canterbury life.

Turning on the heat gallery

A yacht broke its mooring in Wellington in May and was smashed on rock in Evans Bay after wild winds hit the city.

Niwa says Auckland and Christchurch temperatures are rising above the history books, but not everyone agrees.

TV pilot filmed in Chch

Co-writers Max Hoffman, left, and Aaron Keown filming the TV pilot of Dead Famous, their comedy show about Christchurch.

Christchurch will feature in In Production, a comedy TV show promoting the city and nurturing its "deeply wounded creative industry".

Illustrating the Power of Place

Doris Lusk, Onekaka Estuary 1966. Pencil and watercolour. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery, Lawrence ...

Painting evocatively brings to life Doris Lusk's spiritual home

Sal's pizzeria open in CBD

Sal's NZ Pizza has opened on Lichfield St.

Christchurch's newest pizza parlour opens on Lichfield St serving American slices.

Red dresses for the red zone video

Bettina Evans joins "the most Wuthering Heights day ever" in Christchurch's red zone on Saturday.

Dresses wafting in the wind, 30 women and a brave boy recreate Wuthering Heights in Christchurch.

How to make a hit musical

Esther Stephens, who plays Kate Sheppard, does her make-up backstage at The Court Theatre's production of That Bloody Woman.

Bette Midler, tents and songs dashed off in a lunch hour. The five year bloody struggle to bring the suffragettes to punk life.

Great winter bars in Christchurch

Pomeroys: Cosy up to the fireplace with a pint and hearty meal at Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn,

Winter is well and truly here. Get cosy in one of Neat Places' picks for bars to warm up in.

Mt Lyford opens for holidays

Oliver Simpson, 8, gets ready to hit the slopes at Mt Lyford Ski Area.

Mt Lyford Ski Area opened to the public last week, just in time for school holidays.

Review: The Monday Room

The beef rib was heaven in a brioche bun with gherkins.

The beef rib is dangerously delicious, but the fritters fall short.

Broods' high-energy act wows

Georgia Nott worked the Christchurch crowd like a pro at Broods' concert on Thursday.

It's a disconcerting feeling walking across the tarmac to Horncastle Arena for a gig with a half empty parking lot and no line out the door.

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