Christchurch Life

The Guru finally lands in Christchurch

Jacob Rajan plays 17 characters in the Indian Ink show The Guru of Chai.

Indian Ink's Jacob Rajan talks Gurus, new venues and his company turning 20 next year

Ten exhibitions worthy of attention

Euan MacLeod, Dusky Sound, 2015-16 acrylic on polyester.

September offers a range of exhibitions around the city that certainly won't disappoint

An engaging and energetic hour

Tenor Oliver Sewell provided some good examples of his impassioned delivery during Saturday night's CSO concert.

REVIEW: Under the rule of Law, the CSO delivered a performance with energy and drive

From Hoon Hay to NYC

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson graduates from the prestigious Juilliard School of dance in New York City in May.

Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson dances for up to 10 hours a day and has calluses on the soles of his feet and toes.

Student's mammoth effort

Felicity Thomas has completed 12 races, in 12 countries, in 12 months, raising money for Multiple Sclerosis NZ.

Felicity Thomas has just finished the last of 12 runs, in 12 countries, in 12 months.

Fairies lobby for festival

Lavdendula Louella, left, Maleficent and Lily Peas Blossom, right, ask the city council to host a faerie festival.

Usually they stick to the bottom of the garden but Christchurch's fairies want more magic.

Life, death and the law

Mortician, author and blogger Caitlin Doughty and fan, New Plymouth mortuary technician Katy Gerrand.

A US mortician, in Christchurch to talk about death, says the funeral industry is an old boys' club.

It began with a tweet

Hollie Fullbrook describes David Lynch as a kind person who went out of his way to help her when they recorded Dream ...

On the day NZ muso Tiny Ruins had a cup of tea with US director and musician David Lynch.

Brewing great expectations video

Up close: Coffee beans flecked with gingers are a sign of a naturally sun-dried crop.

Would you gag on meat-flavoured ice-cream? 3D printed food? Instant coffee?

New World Buskers Festival director appointed

The World Buskers Festival's new director, Melissa Haberfield, was appointed in July.

A new director has been appointed to lead the World Buskers Festival as it recovers from a financial loss and prepares to return to the streets.

Mainland inspiration

Charles Blomfield  Head of the Waimakariri 7/2/91 Oil on card Purchased 2013.

The story of one painting is also one of what happened when two artists met

Landscapes that lure you in

Chris Corson-Scott, Last Light, Tokomaru Bay Wharf, 2016.

Auckland artist believes good photography is grounded in the principles of documentary and concerned with confronting realities

New survey show captures wide range of contemporary Chch art

Physics Room director Jamie Hanton checks out a piece by Pauline Rhodes in the Contemporary Christchurch exhibition at ...

What does Coca's new show Contemporary Christchurch say about the city's art scene?

Review: Saigon Star

Saigon Star does a decent beef pho - the national dish of Vietnam.

If you want a drink, you have to take your own.

NZ's smallest pipe organ gets restored video

Organ enthusiast and restorer John Dodgshun is restoring New Zealand's smallest pipe organ, now at the Ferrymead ...

A team of Christchurch organ enthusiasts relied on a single photograph to restore one of New Zealand's oldest and smallest pipe organ.

Cast, CSO combine for magnificent Giselle

Qi Huan and Lucy Green star in the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of Giselle.

REVIEW: Lucy Green in complete command of virtuosic choreography, while providing a finely calibrated dramatic performance.

How to be voted best cafe

Winning cafe Hello Sunday says it's the human touches that make the difference.

Cafe chat visits an atmospheric cafe that everyone loves and tries cricket tortillas.

Review: Maison de Crepes

Maison de Crepes is among The Colombo's newest additions.

A slice of Paris in Christchurch's coolest shopping centre.

A priceless evening's entertainment

The Oxford Scholars have been giving a series of recitals and concerts around Christchurch during August.

REVIEW: Combined concert offers only a taste of the visiting Oxford Scholars

'You always have your favourites' video

Natasha Bol with her beloved horse Leonard.

Horse-mad Natasha Bol says connecting with something else, like a horse, helps get away from working life sometimes.

Guiding a generation of English students

Professor Richard (Dick) Corballis died on June 20 after a career at both the University of Canterbury and Massey University.

Professor Dick Corballis' impact on English education in New Zealand was immeasurable. 

Piano fills with music for first time

Piano Music Centre director Brownyn Bijl with a grand piano in the new building's foyer space.

The Piano Music Centre has opened its doors for the first time, ending a five year journey for a new home

How students cheat

04122012 news photo JOHN SELKIRK Students during the last NCEA exam, year 13 Spanish exam at St Cuthberts. quiet Please ...

It's not just cellphones, Kiwi students are still smuggling notes in drink bottles, and hiding material in the toilets.

Carr offers smooth comedy ride

British comedian Alan Carr provided plenty of warm humour on a chilly Christchurch Thursday night.

REVIEW: While not of the brain-tingling calibre of Bill Bailey or the mad genius of Billy Connolly, Carr is a professional comic entertainer who knows how to read and engage an audience.

A new lease of life thanks to plasma donations

Sabrina Luecht receives an antibody infusion, a treatment for her myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disease.

"The treatment means I am living my life rather than just existing."

When the mighty Fall came

The Press' photograph of Fall guitarist Marc Riley arriving at Christchurch Airport was on the front page of the paper ...

Cult British band The Fall's 1982 tour of New Zealand was defined by punch ups, legal threats and "astounding'' gigs.

NZSQ delivers in outstanding new venue

Internationally acclaimed pianist Stephen De Pledge joined the New Zealand String Quartet for an eclectic programme at ...

REVIEW: The NZSQ's legendary sense of cohesion and communication enhanced a wonderful experience

Five sports in one day in Chch stuff nation

The team in action on their day of adventure in and around Christchurch.

OPINION: It's great to get out on the water, snow, mountains and rocks. All in one day? Exhausting but brilliant.

Europe glory for ballet troupe video

Ayiana Lo-Fo-Wong, 13 of Canterbury Ballet also won a "Talent of Dance" award, performing a classical ballet.

Canterbury dancers also won two individual prizes at the New Prague Dance Festival.

A feast of Rachmaninov

Piers Lane combined with the CSO on Saturday night to show exactly how the beast that is a piece by Sergei Rachmaninov ...

REVIEW: The obvious empathy between soloist and orchestra demonstrated exactly how to tackle Rachmaninov without losing any of the emotional impact.

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