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Summer festivals around New Zealand

What's On

We’re polishing up our dance moves and sharpening up our taste buds in preparation for an outrageous summer of festival fun. Check out our best of the fests.


Q&A: Daniel Weetman of The Black Seeds


Singer and percussionist Daniel Weetman tells Cityscape about life in a band that spans two decades and many, many members.


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, head-scratching, sing-a-long musical quiz, What The Quiz is This?!

Little Black Book

Universo Brasserie & Bar

Christchurch | International

Equal parts edgy Euro-chic and sun-drenched tropical escape, Universo Brasserie & Bar in the Christchurch Art Gallery sets the scene for a gourmand experience you’ll be hard pressed to forget.

The Crossing

Christchurch | Shopping

Nestled in the heart of the city, The Crossing is a Christchurch landmark featuring international and local fashion brands, a boutique supermarket with a myriad eateries.

Riverside Kitchen


This light and bright space in central-city gem Riverside Market is the place to come together and learn about the best of Canterbury’s seasonal produce.

Dux Dine

Christchurch | Vegetarian/Seafood

Situated in a historic turn-of-the-century villa, Dux Dine provides a variety of welcoming, comfortable spaces in which to enjoy their vegetarian and seafood fare, the excellence of which saw them win The Press People’s Choice award in the Christchurch Ho ...



Ngāi Tahu duo Cate Grace and Lou McLeod’s venture AMIKI (from the universal Esperanto language meaning “to make friends”) was inspired by their lead guide, Riwai, who after the Canterbury earthquakes discovered people wanted to create memories and experie ...

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Christchurch | Attraction

Founded by the Willis family more than four decades ago, Willowbank is still owned and operated by members of the founding family. With more than 120,000 annual visitors, and growing, Willowbank is popular with local, national and international visitors.

Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Taupo | Skydiving

Skydive with NZ’s original skydiving company, with amazing views from 15,000ft and 60 seconds in freefall, reaching over 200kph!

Nicola Quinn Beauty & Day Spa

Nestled in the heart of Merivale, Christchurch, Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa is your dream destination for all things skin, beauty and relaxation.

Christchurch Art Gallery


No trip to Christchurch is complete without a visit to Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū. Experience incredible art, express your creativity through art courses and workshops, attend an artist talk, event or activity and explore your world in a ...

The Court Theatre

Christchurch | Theatre

Tucked in Addington, you’ll find the South Island’s largest theatre company where a magical world of happiness, laughter, drama and intrigue awaits you.

Riccarton Motor Lodge

Christchurch | Motel

The perfect place to relax after an exciting day’s exploring.

Coriander's Ethnic Indian Restaurants

Christchurch | Indian

Take an authentic culinary journey with Coriander’s Ethnic Indian Restaurant and immerse yourself in a truly unique experience. With an extensive and varied menu, customers can expect to enjoy only the finest in Indian cuisine.

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