Here comes the sun: Patisserie YAHAGI

Patisserie YAHAGI is a small family-run shop at Church Corner mall. Like many other small businesses, they worried about their future during the lockdown period.     Owner-patissier, Eri Yahagi, considered other ways to provide her desserts and cakes such as using a delivery platform when the lockdown ended. But she knew that her elaborately […]

Church Corner’s Preschool Pre-fab: Keith Hay Homes

Keith Hay Homes is a family-owned company celebrating 80 years of building homes, commercial spaces, and educational facilities. Recently, Leigh Gibbs from the Christchurch branch has partnered with St. Peter’s Anglican Preschool to build the new learning facility.     Located at 25 Yaldhurst Road, the opening of St. Peter’s Anglican Preschool will again enable […]

Patisserie Yahagi

Award Winning Treats: Patisserie Yahagi

What comes to your mind upon hearing the word ‘Opera’? Most will think of opera as the performing arts. Some will visualise the Sydney Opera House. However, many regular customers of Patisserie Yahagi, at Church Corner Mall in Upper Riccarton, will imagine the Opera Cake.   The Opera Cake is a French cake named after […]

The Horse and Jockey

A sporty spot: The Horse and Jockey on Yaldhurst Rd

At 8 Yaldhurst Road, a hop, skip and a jump from Riccarton race course, you’ll find a great place to not only have a cold beer and some great food, but perhaps some top accommodation too! The Horse and Jockey is a popular little spot with great deals for those looking for more than just […]

Seven Cafe

A cool cafe vibe: a visit to Riccarton’s popular Seven Cafe

The atmosphere in Seven Café at 11am is warm and welcoming. “This is coffee time and people really enjoy getting together for a chat,” says Vivi Xu, café owner. As one customer is about to leave the café she remarks, “I especially like the vibe here. Do you cater for private functions? I have been […]

Patisserie Yahagi

Sweet love: Patisserie Yahagi gets their joy from bringing happiness through the giving and receiving of food

When you work within or establish a new business, what makes you the happiest? For Eri Yahagi, the owner of Patisserie Yahagi at Church Corner mall in Upper Riccarton, happiness comes in knowing that her customers enjoy her desserts and cakes, but especially when they pass that joy on to their dearest people. These were […]