For one night only

Students from Kaikoura High School, Hapuku School, Kaikoura Primary and St Joseph's School had time with the orchestra.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra gives new meaning to "a night to forget" as Kaikoura residents brush aside their quake worries through the power of music.

Exhibition a way to establish personal history

Jacquelyn Greenbank, Necklace, 2016, bisque and fired clay, thread, acrylic support, photograph courtesy of the artist.

Artist's latest work "a slice-of-life from a previously undiscovered culture".

'Brilliant contribution' to city video

Maurice Marks will step down from his post two days before his 84th birthday after volunteering at the Christchurch City ...

When most get ready retire, Maurice Marks began a new mission. Now that's drawing to a close.

Burling - and Burling? video

Jono Rose, 33 and Tom Davison, 27, both dressed as Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, raise a replica Auld Mug.

About 100 supporters - including two mates dressed as Peter Burling - packed a Chch pub to see the Kiwis win.

Who is helping children in East Chch? video

Suicide prevention officer Zion Tauamiti: "There's so much talent in Christchurch it's crazy."

Zion Tauamiti tells them they're beautiful, clever and smart - all the things they might never have heard.

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Eat And Drink

Review: El Camino Grill, Christchurch

Like all Kiwi Mexican restaurants, El Camino has some death motif art on the walls for atmosphere.

Mexican food from deep in the suburbs.

Historic High St reopens for hospo

 The Monday Room has reopened on lower High St, making it the first hospitality business to do so.

Three neat micro-roasters

Review: Bloody Mary's, Christchurch

Art And Stage

For one night only

Students from Kaikoura High School, Hapuku School, Kaikoura Primary and St Joseph's School had time with the orchestra.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra gives new meaning to "a night to forget" as Kaikoura residents brush aside their quake worries through the power of music.

Exhibition a way to establish personal history

Jacquelyn Greenbank, Necklace, 2016, bisque and fired clay, thread, acrylic support, photograph courtesy of the artist.

Artist's latest work "a slice-of-life from a previously undiscovered culture".

What's on in Christchurch this weekend

Dr Jane Goodall's upcoming tour of New Zealand will go beyond chimpanzees, and look at the state of humanity.

Music and musings dominate the week's events in Christchurch

Christchurch band wins new fans

Christchurch band Nomad have been performing together for several years.

Former school mates encounter each other when band visits youth unit.

An evening of fine music and outstanding musicianship

American conductor James Feddeck led the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Christchurch on Wednesday night.

REVIEW: The NZSO delivered a programme of music which seemed perfectly attuned with the contrasting moods of our times..

Summer Starter

Review: Sound of Music hits the right notes

The Strudels group of von Trapp children.

North Canterbury Musical Society's Sound of Music hits all the right notes on the Rangiora stage.

Summer's strange, mad beauty

SEPTEMBER 25: We turn our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time and summer. And in central Auckland, a 4-year-old ...

As Aristotle mused, while slapping sunscreen on the skin left exposed by his beach toga: The whole is greater than the summer of fits and starts.

Four Corners: Summer tales from Kitchener's Cafe and Dairy

Bruce and Sue Sullivan of Kitchener's Cafe and Dairy in Martinborough.

Our summer series continues with a story of the ritual humiliation inflicted on political pundits who underestimated the Don.

'I blame Steph for the quake'

Nick and Steph Thompson of Kaikoura Four Square are pragmatic about the earthquake despite facing a 'torrid' 12 months ahead.

The morning of the Kaikoura earthquake, Steph Thompson opened her Four Square store in a dressing gown. And that's how her customers arrived, too.

OK, it's raining, but at least you won't get sunburnt video

Oli Stewart is a surf lifesaver at Piha in Auckland.

Summer in New Zealand isn't all about iceblocks and sunburn.

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