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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 ...

 

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

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

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 ...

 

Top 5 free things to do with the kids in Christchurch

NZ Info - Destinations - South Island - See & Do

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 ...

 

Christchurch City's best cycleways

See & Do

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 ...

 

Open Christchurch - one weekend of architecture

Culture - What's On

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

 

5 minutes with Bernice Olderwagen

Wellbeing - People

What's Hot New Zealand chats to New Zealand’s top Dermapen therapist Bernice Olderwagen about her award-winning treatment, the importance 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 Roger Hall comedy Winding Up coming to Christchurch

Culture - What's On

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

 

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 ...

 

Belle – Back to the Beans

Food & Drink - People

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 – ...

 

A brief history of brewing in Christchurch

Food & Drink

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

 

Canterbury's best hiking, biking and camping

See & Do

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 ...

 

Your summer of activities on the Ōtākaro Avon River

See & Do

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 ...

 

Infinite Definite's journey after the Christchurch earthquakes

Shopping - People

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

 

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 ...

 

Canterbury Museum exhibition highlights the diversity of Islamic culture

Culture - See & Do

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

 

Q&A: Dcypher

Culture - People

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 ...

 

Q&A: Wongi 'Freak' Wilson

Culture - People

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

 

Q&A: Joel Hart

Culture - People

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 ...

 

Q&A: Jacob Root

Culture - People

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

 

Q&A: Nomi Cohen

Culture - People - What's On

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, ...

 

Q&A: Jacob Yikes

Culture - People

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 ...

 

Q&A: Rone

Culture - People

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 ...

 

Q&A: Chimp

Culture - People

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

 

Q&A: Magician Jarred Fell

Culture - People - What's On

Witty, naughty and razor-sharp, Jarred Fell is coming to Christchurch to premiere his new show, Again. He talks street magic and sleight of hand ...

 

Getting up: Street art in Christchurch

Culture

The depictions on Christchurch’s exterior walls are a massive part of the city’s post-quake identity. What's Hot New Zealand talks to a few of ...

 

Celebrating 150 years of Canterbury Museum: House of taonga

Culture

Canterbury Museum’s doors first opened on October 1, 1870, and over the past 150 years its collection has swelled from 25,000 items to more than ...

 

Lexus Urban Polo

See & Do

Trot out your inner aristocrat with this unique opportunity to experience the exhilarating sport of polo right in the heart of the city. Hagley ...

 

Meet the local: Tom Newfield

Food & Drink - People

Tom Newfield is the brains behind some of Christchurch's best hospo haunts: Welles Street pub, Earl bistro, Welder Events and Bottle + Stone. ...

 

Unwinding at Christchurch's Champs-Elysées Day Spa

Shopping

“You look like you have a spring in your step,” beams Champs-Elysées Day Spa coordinator Angela Rewha, as I pad down the lavish wooden staircase ...

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