Paint and snack in North Canterbury

Paint and sip is becoming a popular activity choice in spurs of boredom. Yet, finding something beautiful that inspires creative expression when you need it often becomes the obstacle. Such awe-inspiring views can be found in scenic North Canterbury. However, this destination area requires a small distance to travel, so we introduce a road-trip-friendly alternative, […]

Fundraise to the finish line: Riccarton Bush Trust

Nestled in the heart of Riccarton is a cultural and ecological remnant, an oasis of protected flora and fauna. Now more than ever, its preservation needs your help. The Riccarton Bush Trust team are committed to conservation, and they need your support. On the home straight, with around $700,000 raised and the Resource Consent approved, […]

An invitation from Selwyn

Census results released in late May saw the Selwyn district win the top spot for New Zealand’s fastest-growing area. The area has seen a 29% growth increase since 2018, becoming a hotspot for those wanting to break loose from city life. These statistics put the population at 78,144, with 6876 new homes built to accommodate […]

New Avon-Ōtākaro Forest sensory nature play park

Two Christchurch businesses, that played a huge part in Christchurch’s post-earthquake regeneration, have teamed up to revitalise part of the city’s red zone. A year ago, Hummingbird Coffee provided more than $60,000 to environmental green space experts, The Green Lab, to create a leading accessible sensory nature space in Christchurch, Te Kohanga Taiao Sensory Nature […]

New business strategist: EBI

James Makoni brings a wealth of experience in logistics and supply chain management to EBI. James, a Christchurch resident for more than 30 years, is a seasoned business strategist with practical execution skills. His career spans senior and executive roles in leading New Zealand companies across diverse industries, including processing, manufacturing, retail, distribution, sales, service, […]

Awesome Christchurch: Christchurch City Mayor Phil Mauger

I was chuffed to read that Christchurch is ranked the happiest city in New Zealand in a 2024 Happy City Index, ranking us at number 32 on the list of cities – well above Wellington and Auckland. It really shows that we’re on the right track and reflects the hard work, planning and investment that’s […]

Editor’s note: Snuggle up

Skis and snowboards are being waxed, thermal clothing acquired, and winter leisure pursuits planned. Along with wind and rain, snow has already blanketed various regions, and there are forecasts of more to come, compliments of El Niño. That’s welcome news for some, unwelcome for others who prefer warmer climes. Many fly to more tropical countries […]

Magic comes to Christchurch

Having wowed audiences throughout New Zealand last year, the country’s premier magic entertainment experience is returning with a fresh line-up of talent and a brand new bag of tricks. Magic Magic Moments NZ is proud to be presenting The International Grand Magic Show, a world-class experience. New Zealand’s Premier Magic Stage Company, Magic Moments NZ […]

Editor’s Note: Beat the blues

Heading into mid-winter, aside from feeling the cold, some people are also suffering the blues, concerned for example, about the economy and rising costs. Through the gloom, however, there are rays of sunshine encouraging positive thinking. In Christchurch, our wider region, and even nationally, we have much to be thankful for, especially looking at what […]

Hear ye, hear ye: Sleeping Beauty, Riccarton Players

An enchanting experience awaits families and children this July school holidays. Riccarton Players proudly present the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty for Kidsfest 2024. Embark on an unforgettable journey into a magical kingdom where the beautiful Princess Rose falls under a mysterious spell, casting her into a deep and enduring slumber. Only the power of […]