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Unique boutique hotel opening in central Christchurch

Christchurch's The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora is getting better all the time, and the latest phase of its post-earthquake upgrade includes ...

 

Culture | What's On

Christchurch's Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival confirms dates for April

Warm up your applauding hands and prepare to be amazed, because Bread & Circus – World Buskers Festival is back on Christchurch's event ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Word on the street

First look at the designs for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena

These four preliminary design images give an exciting glimpse at what Christchurch's new stadium, the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena, will look ...

 

Culture | People | What's On

5 minutes with artist Heather Straka

Heather Straka is tickled by the irony of being isolated in Auckland and unable to attend her own Isolation Hotel exhibition in Christchurch. ...

 

Culture | See & Do | What's On

A bit of everything, please: Upcoming shows at Christchurch's The Court Theatre

The Court Theatre’s 2022 season has got something for theatre lovers, culture vultures, belly-laughers and audiences of all descriptions. With ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Culture | See & Do

The Court Theatre: Creating theatre in the heart of Christchurch

A 21st Century home for New Zealand’s largest producing theatre company. The Court Theatre is officially moving back to Chistchurch's central ...

 

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

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

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

 

Destinations | North Island | South Island | What's On

L.A.B's summer 2022 tour coming to Auckland, Christchurch and New Plymouth

It wouldn't be summer without an L.A.B tour, and this one is no different. The legends are hitting the road, and they're bringing some pretty ...

 

NZ Info | Destinations | South Island | See & Do

Top 5 free things to do with the kids in Christchurch

Looking for some budget-friendly things to do with the kids? We’ve got some great ideas for free family activities around Christchurch – plus a ...

 

See & Do

Christchurch City's best cycleways

Christchurch boasts 60 kilometres of cycleways and shared trails, meaning there’s a path to explore from most parts of this humming city. If you ...

 

Culture | What's On

Open Christchurch - one weekend of architecture

Open Christchurch is a revolutionary architecture festival, geared around giving people access to the buildings of Ōtautahi. What's Hot New ...

 

People | Wellbeing

5 minutes with Bernice Olderwagen

What's Hot New Zealand chats to New Zealand’s top Dermapen therapist Bernice Olderwagen about her award-winning treatment, the importance of ...

 

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

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

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

 

Culture | What's On

New Roger Hall comedy Winding Up coming to Christchurch

Kiwi theatre is returning to the stage this February with a new comedy from beloved New Zealand playwright Sir Roger Hall. Kicking off at ...

 

See & Do | Word on the street

Two tigers new arrivals at Christchurch's Orana Park

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

 

Food & Drink | People

Belle – Back to the beans

Coffee has taken Bink Bowler from barista to managing director and back again, as he steps away from management to once again do what he loves – ...

 

Food & Drink

A brief history of brewing in Christchurch

A unique combination of geography and generosity shaped Christchurch into the craft beer mecca it is today. Ralph Bungard of Three Boys Brewery ...

 

See & Do

Canterbury's best hiking, biking and camping

Strap on your boots, pack up your tents and pump up your tyres, we’re taking to the trails. Prance up the Port Hills Hike: Ōtautahi’s ...

 

See & Do

Your summer of activities on the Ōtākaro Avon River

Christchurch's Ōtākaro Avon River has a lot to offer. Join schools of brown trout, Doris the friendly eel and local guides having fun around its ...

 

Shopping | People

Infinite Definite's journey after the Christchurch earthquakes

From High Street, to destruction, to Re:START and back, Infinite Definite is a classic story of a business in the Christchurch CBD, earthquakes ...

 

Food & Drink | Word on the street

New rooftop bar in Christchurch: The Pink Lady

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 ...

 

Culture | See & Do

Canterbury Museum exhibition highlights the diversity of Islamic culture

A new exhibition – Mosque: Faith, Culture, Community – which aims to demystify Islam for non-Muslim New Zealanders opened December 12 at ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Dcypher

A mainstay of the DTR street art crew, Dcypher cut his teeth in Canterbury before spending a decade in Los Angeles working as a freelance artist ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Wongi 'Freak' Wilson

Wongi Wilson is a street artist with a reputation for high-quality, large-scale works in prominent positions around Christchurch. What motivates ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Joel Hart

Joel is a Christchurch graphic designer and urban artist with a proclivity for creating art around the themes of beauty and decay. What are the ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Jacob Root

A relative newcomer to the Christchurch street art scene, Jacob Root uses stencils, screens, acrylic and aerosols to create works scaling from ...

 

Culture | People | What's On

Q&A: Nomi Cohen

For everyone who’s ever sat bored through the sports or ancient history part of a pub quiz, Nomi Cohen is bringing us a thigh-slapping, ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Jacob Yikes

Christchurch-based illustrator Jacob Yikes is a staple of the city’s street art scene, and also illustrates and paints in his home studio. He’s ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Rone

Melbourne artist Rone’s Worcester Street artwork on the side of Cathedral Junction is one of our faves. Can you tell about how the Worcester ...

 

Culture | People

Q&A: Chimp

Organic Matters, the work of Wellington-based artist Chimp, is one of the most striking features of Christchurch’s Justice and Emergency ...

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