A musical feast

On July 24, the Go Live Music Festival will fill the Christchurch Town Hall with the music of more than 16 new and established Ōtautahi performers. Julia Strelou talks with one of them. Pop/jazz sensation Emily C Browning, who released her new single ‘I Wasn’t Into You Anyway’ in April, is one of those taking […]

Best in brewing: Wigram Brewing

  At Wigram Brewing company the service philosophy is that beer is a language and communication is everything. And with over 17 years in the industry and an extensive range to show for it… it is fair to say they know what they are talking about.       Said range includes pilsners, stouts and […]

Your own blank canvas: Rossendale Vineyard

“Each bridal couple we work with has unique tastes and ideas. They just have to tell us what they want and we will make it happen,” says Rossendale Vineyard’s events manager Graham Jones.     “We have such an adaptable canvas here in our venue, it can be dressed and themed to suit all tastes […]

Secrets to event success

Running an event without a hitch – whether you’re getting hitched or in command of a corporate soirée – requires a lot of co-ordination. Like any Hollywood blockbuster, the hardest work goes on behind the scenes. And an event planner can save your stress levels, tighten your budget – and more. Here’s our reasons to […]

Foodie destination: Number Five Cafe

Variety is the spice you’ll find most often at Number Five Café in Templeton. Owner Deb Agnew ensures everyone is welcome and every taste is catered for at her sleek but thoroughly comfortable café.     You’ll find beautiful cabinet food including gluten free, keto, plenty of fresh healthy options and an amazing homemade sweet […]

It must be fête! (St John Ashburton)

What started as an offer of a stroll through six hectares of spectacular gardens now includes a fête with more than 60 stalls and live entertainment. This inaugural event for Ashburton St John will raise funds for its community health initiatives and local services.   Hosted by Sue and Ted Rollinson at their Awaroa School […]

All about Ashburton

We catch up with what’s happening in our favourite little southern spot   Marty Down Under – NZ Harvest Farmers Bash (South Island) Date: 7 March Location: 160 Main Street, Methven, Ashburton District (Mount Hutt Memorial Hall) Marty Mone has many titles; singer-songwriter, performer, agricultural contractor and trucker. Uniquely in a category of his own, this […]

What’s happening in North Canterbury?

North Canterbury is putting on exciting events to round off summer in 2020. Everyone is heading north for the fresh air, fun times and family get togethers.     Guy Cater Comedian Magician and Hypnotist 22 February Head to Rangiora for some hilarious stand-up comedy and hypnotist talent at the Rangiora RSA this week. The […]

Kickin’ round Kaiapoi

It’s a summer of celebration, concert and community in Kaiapoi this year. Make the most of this little town in the Waimakariri District.     KAIAPOI COMMUNITY GARDEN 10TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS Date: 8 March Location: Kaiapoi Community Garden Ten years of anything is definitely worth celebrating and Kaiapoi knows how to do so in style. […]

Coolest little wine festival

The North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival returns to the Glenmark Domain in March, showcasing the very best the region has to offer.     Following the popular event held earlier in the year, organisers are now getting ready for another brilliant festival that is set to feature 30 local wineries and more than 20 […]