A rich maritime history

Lyttelton ‘will come to life’ with the inaugural ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix Christchurch, on 18-19 March 2023. The event won’t be the first major regatta on the harbour, as Haydn Rawstron explains. Six months after the ‘First Four’ Canterbury Association ships arrived at Lyttelton, the steadily growing settlement held its first sporting event, […]

In the know: 90 Day Trial Periods

This is my first column, offering some advice and commentary about employment law, for small to medium-sized Canterbury employers. The recent Employment Relations Authority decision involving Olivia Farrelly and Advance Office Products highlights the need for good employment law advice. Olivia was interviewed twice, then offered a job to provide customer support, mostly by phone. […]

The Influencers: Peter Townsend

A proactive approach. The profile of health and wellbeing activity in our community is currently at an all-time high. The continuing issues around Covid-19, national and international, are creating a lot of interest and challenges. These will continue to impact on us all into the foreseeable future.     The recent ministerial announcement containing further […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

Aspirational venue. The importance of Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre (formerly Metro Sports Facility) to Canterbury’s sporting landscape was recently reinforced to me when I had the opportunity to show a few members of the Tactix netball team around the site.     These were the first elite athletes to set foot on to what […]

The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

Long term planning. The beginning of May saw amazing weather accentuate the beauty of autumn. One of the things people love about Christchurch is the four distinct seasons that take us through the year. We always have a different season to enjoy and another to look forward to.   We had our second warmest April […]

The Influencers: Leeann Watson

A new style of leadership. The speed and scope of the pandemic crisis has presented an extraordinary challenge – and opportunity – for today’s business leaders.     Almost overnight businesses had to quickly adapt to a very challenging operating landscape that, even now more than a year on, continues to evolve. At the heart […]

Fluff your brows ladies

Beauty trends take a significant turn this year. What was once an obsession, now makes us cringe. I’m talking about dramatic lashes that could pick you up and fly you away, highlighter that’s brighter than the sun and well, we can’t forget about overdrawn brows. This year however, it’s all about simplicity and we are […]

The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

Is there a building that you’ve walked past and wondered what it is like inside? This month, for one weekend only, the doors to 46 of the city’s buildings will be thrown open to the public as part of a new festival of architecture, Open Christchurch.     The festival on May 15 and 16 […]

The Influencers: Joanna Norris

Working in partnership with public, private and community organisations means we’re able to achieve more for the city by leveraging different strengths and resources. Partnerships sit at the heart of the Ōtautahi Christchurch Recovery Plan, which details the city’s collective efforts to ensure our economic and social recovery is deliberate, strong and fair.     […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

Two brilliant white wing-like structures will begin making their way out of the ground mid-year, outside what will be the main entrance to Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.     Standing about eight metres tall, these will create a modern day ngutu or ceremonial entranceway. This will be where event visitors for formal cultural ceremonies […]