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Eat And Drink

Heat and bold flavours at a Sichuan star

The humble cabbage starred in grilled shredded chicken, kept warm over a flame at Corner House.

The surprising star of our dinner at Corner House was the humble cabbage.

Sushi seaweed 'nutritionally dead'

Cheap sushi seaweed is a pale imitation of the real thing, say local experts.

Coffee on tap comes to Chch

City's only vegan cafe

Art And Stage

Art takes to the skies video

British artist Tom Dale's artwork Terminal Blue took to the skies above Christchurch on Friday morning.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's art.

What's on in Christchurch this week

To mark its 20th anniversary, Bic Runga will perform Drive in its entirety in Christchurch on Friday night.

Bic's big bash

Exhibition a celebration of the domestic

The installation My hand is a season, is a free-standing aluminium tree with items hanging from the geometry of its ...

Why one returning artist's first solo exhibition in six years offers plenty of food for thought.

Christchurch-shot Iranian drama sets debut

Iranian film director Reza Dormishian has made four films. His last film, I'm Not Angry, was banned in his home country.

Celebrated Iranian director Reza Dormishian's experimental post-earthquakes drama White Chairs will screen at a Brazilian film festival later this month.

Something Wicked this way comes

Actors Kristin Chenoweth, right, and Idina Menzel perform a number from Wicked at The Tony Awards in June 2004.

One of the most successful musicals of all time is coming to Christchurch.

Summer Starter

CrossFit: Rate or hate?

Reporter Maddison Northcott doing the 'duck walk' as part of an exercise circuit at a CrossFit gym in Papanui.

Parking down the street to get a quick jog in before I embarked on my first CrossFit class was the first in a series of painful, rookie errors.

The long road to recovery

Fi Glasgow has taken up exercise to help improve her mental health.

In the time it took to close her car door, Fi Glasgow's world was "ripped away" by crippling anxiety and depression.

Oscars and a pilgrimage

Christchurch man Hammond Peek is doing the Summer Starter as preparation for walking El Camino de Santiago, in Spain.

Award-winning Christchurch sound recordist talks Lord of the Rings and a Spanish pilgrimage.

Walking a kind of therapy

Andrew Garfield hits the pavement in his home suburb of Aranui.

Andrew Garfield's weekly trek through Christchurch is what keeps him going - and his disability at bay.

The first rule of Fight Club video

Reporter Maddison Northcott, right, training for the Summer Starter.

To say I'm a coward is an understatement. I'm terrified of pain, have zero co-ordination and am incompetent at most sports at best.

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