Stop, dine, shop: Route 72 Café Bar Emporium

Canterbury’s heartland is a great place to explore, and located on the inland scenic highway Route 72 you will find the picturesque village of Cust. Route 72 Café Bar Emporium combines the best of great shopping and great food, served up by friendly staff, all in the one establishment. With a wealth of early settler […]

Experiencing pain at work?

Injury prevention in the workplace should not be an accident. Your job can take up a large portion of your day, and therefore your everyday life. Equally, success and happiness at work, can be measured by the comfort and optimism you experience daily in your chosen professions. Situations where physical pain or discomfort occur at […]

Immersive art garden rendezvous: The Rusty Acre

Just 25 minutes north of Christchurch, there’s a place in Mandeville that beckons the weary soul. Escape the demands of busy life with a stop-over visit to a destination gift store set in a tranquil art sculpture garden setting. This unconventional and welcoming wonderland, bursting with fragrant blooms, embodies a little ‘Je ne sais quoi’ […]

‘Something Rotten,’ The Renaissance musical hits Christchurch stage

‘Friends, theatre lovers, lend us your ears.’ Something fabulous this way comes, and it goes by the name ‘Something Rotten’, the internationally acclaimed and “artistically brilliant Broadway musical”. Nominated for 10 Tony Awards in 2015, this Broadway meets Shakespeare sensation prepares to dazzle Ōtautahi in all its splendour, at the renowned Court Theatre, New Zealand’s […]

Work efficiency: RICOH NZ

In meeting the needs of a hybrid workplace, digital experiences hinge on doing things automatically, and at scale. In today’s business environment, the digital transformation imperative is embrace automation today, or go out of business tomorrow. In other words, automation is critical to success in the modern world, and those who don’t take advantage of […]

Colour your Christmas

Choose your Christmas aesthetic and decorate your heart away, from Metropol’s suggestions: Classic shades Rich burgundy and hues of green are never too far away when it’s Christmas. These classic colours, with a touch of simplistic white to mellow them, create the finest Christmas ambience. Add a few nutcrackers, lanterns and wreaths to continue the […]

Creating home-based memories: Knuddy Homes

Moving into your new-build home is really only the end of the first chapter. The story continues with the moments lived there, moments that translate into memories, which build on one another to create the tale of your life. This is the philosophy that drives Ben Knudsen, owner of Canterbury building company Knuddy Homes. “We […]

Top awards for Te Pae

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been acknowledged with a 2023 New Zealand Public Architecture Award. Te Pae was funded by the Crown and delivered by the Government infrastructure delivery company, Rau Paenga. Kirstie McNulty, Rau Paenga’s General Manager of Te Pae Christchurch, emphasises the significant contribution by architects Woods Bagot in association with Warren […]

Beach-side in Sumner: Beach Sumner

Rumour has it that Christchurch is in for a hot, dry summer, thanks to the El Niño weather pattern. That’s welcome news after a dull, overcast, and wet spring. Cantabrians will definitely want to get outdoors and there is little that speaks of summer more than a visit to a seaside restaurant. Enjoy a drink […]

On the crest of a wave

The pūteketeke, also known as the Australasian crested grebe, is New Zealand’s Bird of the Century. The native bird was awarded the title after American-British comedian John Oliver launched his own campaign for it to win, garnering 290,374 votes (83%) out of the total 350,000 in the competition. The crested grebe is found on up […]