Courting the theatre

Channeling “Kiwi-Scandi chic”, Christchurch’s new Court Theatre is already drawing an appreciative audience without having opened its doors yet. On the corner of Colombo and Gloucester Streets, the exposed timber beams set the scene for a state-of-the-art theatre, due for completion in late 2024. The concept, for the $56 million build, a collaboration between Athfield […]

Te Pae net carbon zero

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been recognised as Toitū net carbonzero certified, reflecting the organisation’s ongoing commitment to leading the industry in world class sustainable operations. Ayear after committing to the milestone – and almost two years in operation – Te Pae has met Toitū Envirocare’s internationally-recognised standards of measuring, managing and reducing lifecycle […]

Bridging culture and beauty: Art Fetiche

There’s a knack in creating artworks that captivate, to capture meaning in a way that empowers and educates. From the 420sqm ‘Man Cave’ so impressive it left mouths agape, to Kauawhi, the two-koru heart-shaped sculpture in support of the Māia Health Foundation, Art Fetiche has proved countless times their commitment to their craft and communities. […]

Complete design inside and out: Foley Group Architecture

Good design starts with context, whether for a house, an office building or a civic project. Site selection is critical, although the reasons for choosing one are personal and varied, says design director Rob d’Auvergne, of Foley Group Architecture. They have been designing residential and commercial buildings, interiors, and landscapes for over 35 years. “We […]

Proudly net carbon zero: Ross Steele Te Pae General Manager

In the regeneration of Ōtautahi Christchurch over the last 13 years, our city has undergone a remarkable transformation guided by purpose, sustainability, resilience, and innovation. With our accessible contemporary design and eco-friendly buildings, it’s great to see Christchurch is now a leading example of a sustainable urban city which stands out as an ideal destination […]

Fuel the fleet benefits: RD Petroleum

Fuel cards are a great way to ensure you and those in your business keep moving. They’re a payment method for anyone in your business that will allow you to easily manage vehicle fuel costs—no matter how many you might have in your fleet. Additionally, they can offer savings at the pump and make reporting […]

New Brighton renaissance: Ali Adams ChristchurchNZ CEO

New Brighton is ready for a renaissance – in fact, it’s taking shape as you read this. We all know the story of New Brighton, a once thriving seaside town and home to New Brighton Mall – the only retail centre in Christchurch where Saturday trading was permitted. The introduction of seven-day trading led to […]

Beachside Sumner: A masterpiece of luxury architecture and seaside living

In a ground breaking collaboration between renowned architectural visionaries James Lunday and Roger Walker, Beachside Sumner emerges as an unparalleled luxury residential development set to redefine seaside living in Christchurch. Beachside, a $120 million development, will be built on the high-profile vacant corner site of Marriner Street and the Esplanade. The first of five stages, […]

Bespoke doors: Restruct Commercial Doors

Classic, retro, or contemporary, today’s homes and businesses benefit aesthetically from customised features such as bespoke doors, which can also include specialised safety features. Think fire safety especially, which is where a visit to Restruct Commercial Doors is a must. They specialise in creating unique, one-of-a-kind commercial fire, acoustic, and solid core doors, tailored to […]

Award-winning design: Designer Gates

First appearances do count, and customised gates will improve the aesthetics of your home or business, provide security, and add value to your property. Having gorgeous gates installed is one of the most effective property improvements for screening a home, and ensuring privacy and peace of mind. In Canterbury, that often means a visit to […]