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We’re 25 years old!

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Our website has been around since the stone age of the internet – 1996! This month is our 25th birthday and we’re looking back on quarter of a ...

 

Christchurch and Northland on TIME Magazine's top 100 world's greatest places

Destinations - North Island - South Island - Word on the street

It's official: Christchurch and Northland are two of the greatest places in the world according to TIME Magazine. The magazine’s annual travel ...

 

New Zealand Fashion Week 2021: Bonus Miromoda show added to the lineup

Culture - Shopping - Word on the street

New Zealand Fashion Week is gearing up for an unforgettable event in August, and there will now be two appearances of the popular Miromoda ...

 

Christchurch's Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival dates announced for 2022

Destinations - South Island - See & Do - What's On - Word on the street

The world-famous world buskers festival is returning to infuse the streets of Christchurch with laughs, creativity and belief-defying acts this ...

 

Christchurch wildlife park helping to save the rhinos

Destinations - South Island - See & Do - Word on the street

Christchurch’s Orana Park is stepping up to help save rhinos from extinction, beginning construction on a new White Rhino Conservation Centre ...

 

Top ten most bingeworthy TV series in July 2021

Culture - What's On - Word on the street

Looking for a new show to hook you in and have you cancelling your plans? Look no further – we’ve rounded up our picks of the top ten bingeable ...

 

The 10 best fashion podcasts to check out in 2021

Shopping - See & Do - Word on the street

Fashion is a massive topic and a huge part of our world, and there’s just so much to know about it. Luckily What's Hot New Zealand has the ...

 

The Kiwi acre (or 15,000): Central Christchurch's massive back yard

Word on the street

What's Hot New Zealand takes a look over the fence at the best back yard in town. As far as back yards go, this one’s pretty sweet. It’s got a ...

 

Futurescape: Some wild predictions for the future of central Christchurch

Word on the street

What does the Christchurch CBD look like in the future? What's Hot New Zealand hazards some uneducated guesses. The vibe tour The central city ...

 

GIMME: Delivering the goods

Food & Drink - Word on the street

Christchurch startup GIMME is taking on the big shots of the online food ordering world. Co-founder Abhay Pratap delivers the low-down. Big ...

 

Kiwi pop star Benee announces tour of New Zealand's smaller towns

Culture - What's On - Word on the street

Benee fans rejoice - the pop sensation will be embarking on a regional tour of Aotearoa this August, covering the smaller cities that usually ...

 

Pegasus Bay celebrates its 30th vintage of excellent wine

Food & Drink - People - Word on the street

Pegasus Bay Winery, one of the original and definitive Canterbury wineries, released its first wines in 1991. But its story starts in the 1970s ...

 

Christchurch's shiny new convention centre is getting a shiny new piece of public art

Culture - Word on the street

The stunning white ngutu (ceremonial entranceway), will welcome visitors to Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, and be the location of formal ...

 

Heat your foodie spaces with this season's colours

Shopping - Word on the street

Resene consultant Rebecca Long tells What's Hot New Zealand how to bring some fire into your kitchen – and dining area – with a lick of ...

 

Foiling catamarans, New Zealand SailGP team heading to Christchurch in 2022

See & Do - What's On - Word on the street

An A-list of some of the top names in world sailing will be flying across Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour in early 2022. ChristchurchNZ has ...

 

New Zealand’s first fruit wine seltzer is on its way

Food & Drink - Word on the street

The world’s fastest growing alcoholic beverage is making its way to Aotearoa with the launch of TINK – New Zealand’s first natural fruit wine ...

 

Two tigers new arrivals at Christchurch's Orana Park

See & Do - Word on the street

Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park has got something very special for Christmas – two stunning Sumatran tigers, freshly arrived from Australia ...

 

Tourism NZ releases mindful NZ nature album

Word on the street - Wellbeing

Mindful Journeys is a Spotify album released by Tourism NZ. Narrated by James Rickard, the master carver at Te Puia Rotorua, each of the four ...

 

New rooftop bar in Christchurch: The Pink Lady

Food & Drink - Word on the street

Christchurch’s new rooftop bar is giving us an opportunity to escape life’s street-level madness and feel the wind in our hair. On the roof of ...

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