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Word on the street | See & Do

Here's who won big at the 2022 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards

Christchurch art museum Ravenscar House took the top gong, with incredible projects from round New Zealand ranking on the awards table. The ...

 

Word on the street | Stay | North Island

Bamboo bikes spring up at Auckland hotel

One of Auckland's newest hotels, voco Auckland City Centre, yesterday upped its eco-friendly game by launching a fleet of bamboo bikes for ...

 

Word on the street | Culture

Your NZ Music Month 2022 playlist, sorted

What started out as a way to get more homegrown tunes on the radio all the way back in the year 2000 is now a fully-fledged, 31-day celebration ...

 

Word on the street | What's On | Culture

See design on the big screen at the Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival

Gape in wonder at marvels of modern architecture and be engrossed in tales of design innovation at the Resene Architecture & Design Film ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Stay | Word on the street

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 ...

 

Shopping | People | Word on the street

Q&A: Fashion designer Caitlin Crisp

Caitlin Crisp is an up-and-coming star of New Zealand fashion. Her timeless, easy-to-wear pieces are in trendy boutique windows around the ...

 

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Te Pae Christchurch awarded gold standard for sustainability

Christchurch's new convention centre has gained official recognition for its trail-blazing sustainability efforts, taking home a Gold ...

 

Culture | What's On | Word on the street

The best international acts coming to New Zealand in 2022/23

It’s happening, Aotearoa: Our drawbridge is coming down, and eagerly waiting on the other side are some incredible artists ready to make all our ...

 

Word on the street | What's On | Food & Drink

Ripe festival to host a virtual wine tasting event

Ripe: The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival is delivering good news to wine lovers everywhere – we can still take part in ...

 

Word on the street | Food & Drink

Cuisine Good Food Awards 2022: The best of New Zealand's dining scene

New Zealand, your ultimate dining bible for 2022 is officially here: The results of the Cuisine Good Food Awards are in, and it's a serious wish ...

 

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 ...

 

Word on the street | What's On | Culture

RNZB's A Midsummer Night's Dream is coming to a living room near you

The Royal New Zealand Ballet production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was unfortunately cancelled in all locations but Wellington due to ...

 

Culture | What's On | Word on the street

Royal New Zealand Ballet's Venus Rising returns for 2022

The Royal New Zealand Ballet's 2022 season will open with Venus Rising - a spectacular programme of three female-choreographed ballets that was ...

 

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Kiwi musicians: 'We can reunite with #vaxforlive'

Kiwi artists are uniting to get back to the stage this summer, and they need all of our help to do it. So let's band together and get vaccinated ...

 

Destinations | South Island | Culture | Word on the street

Christchurch is about to get an architecturally designed new art home, Ravenscar House Museum

Ravenscar House Museum, Christchurch's stylish new home for a wonderful collection that celebrates New Zealand art and artists, opens to the ...

 

Word on the street | What's On | Culture

RNZB’s The Firebird is now streaming to your living room

If you missed out on seeing The Firebird with Paquita in person, there’s a way to catch the action from the comfort of your own home. It’s no ...

 

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We’re 25 years old!

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 ...

 

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

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

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

 

Word on the street | Shopping | Culture

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

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

 

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

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 ...

 

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

Christchurch wildlife park helping to save the rhinos

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

 

Culture | What's On | Word on the street

Top ten most bingeworthy TV series in July 2021

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 ...

 

See & Do | Shopping | Word on the street

The 10 best fashion podcasts to check out in 2021

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 ...

 

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

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 ...

 

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Futurescape: Some wild predictions for the future of central Christchurch

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 ...

 

Food & Drink | Word on the street

GIMME: Delivering the goods

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

 

Culture | What's On | Word on the street

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

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

 

Food & Drink | People | Word on the street

Pegasus Bay celebrates its 30th vintage of excellent wine

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

 

Culture | Word on the street

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

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

 

Shopping | Word on the street

Heat your foodie spaces with this season's colours

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 ...

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