Future proofing personified: DJ Hewitt Builders

An enviable rebuild had a knock-on effect when the next-door neighbours also chose DJ Hewitt to rebuild their own dream home. Knowing Daryl’s reputation for perfection, the clients felt this was their insurance that the outcome would be a fabulous future-proofed home. An exciting new lifestyle, while still in their same cherished Mt Pleasant location. […]

An exciting new village

  There’s a buzz around the Selwyn District as the construction of The Prebbleton Village gets underway.     Most spaces for lease have been snapped up however the developers from MON, who are behind the project, say there are a few still available. They add that it is essential the tenants are the right […]

Starting a brave new quest

  Three key Christchurch property developers have joined forces to plan a $90 million precinct for the former convention centre land, between Kilmore and Peterborough streets.     The consortium, comprising the Peebles Group, Mike Greer Homes and Blackcomb Property Group, plans several buildings covering 7000sqm of land opposite the Christchurch Town Hall. These will […]

Hydroslide heaven coming

  Look up to the top of the under construction Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre on St Asaph Street, then imagine yourself hurtling down from that height at 40km/h on a hydroslide.     With five slides, ranging from two to three storeys high, Christchurch is set to become home to the biggest and best […]

A jewel in the mall: Dalman Architects

  The jewel of a building at 94 Cashel Mall has earned a well-deserved win in the NZIA Commercial section local awards for Dalman Architects. A thoughtful project, it carries forward its place in Christchurch history while bringing beauty and interest to the promenade along the mall.     The original building was single storied, […]

Time flies for Ladyhawke

  Whether you’ve been a supporter from her first eponymous debut album or a more recent convert, you’ll be pleased to hear 2021 has been dubbed the comeback year for beloved Kiwi singer Ladyhawke (Phillipa Brown). Jess Murray catches up with the songstress to discuss new music, mental health and where to next.     […]

City’s hottest opening

It was one of the city’s most hotly anticipated openings expected for April, before the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown put the He Puna Taimoana, New Brighton hot pools on hold.     However, there was no dampening down the excitement for the opening on Queen’s Birthday weekend, which was a sell-out for the whole of […]

New Brighton’s Hottest New Project

THE CITY’S HOT SALT WATER POOLS ARE SOON TO BE OPEN     Christchurch residents and visitors will soon be making the most of New Brighton’s revitalised foreshore with the much-anticipated opening of He Puna Taimoana, the New Brighton hot pools. The hot pools are part of the wider regeneration of New Brighton, led by […]

High-end apartment life

Located just a few blocks from Riccarton Mall, a new Christchurch townhouse development now offers all the buzz and convenience of city living, without having to compromise on space.     The five high-end units – produced by local company Michael Stratford Builders – will open soon at 8 Lyndon Street. Designed by Adam Cronin, […]