Street art brings depth

In a city resplendent with street art, the newest mural adorning the back of Riverside Market rises to the challenge of bringing something new. This depiction of a row of heritage shops is painted onto a flat façade, yet tricks the eyes into seeing a multi-dimensional historical scene.     The project was produced by […]

A taste of Bavaria

World-renowned Cantabrian brothers Theo, Alex and Marcel, of Geisen wine fame, are the creative force behind one of the latest additions to hospo hotspot Riverside Market – Kaiser Brew Garden.     Fiercely committed to Christchurch, the German-Kiwi trio have collaborated with local hospitality personality Campbell Parker and expert brewer Dicky Fife to bring the […]

Riverside Market: The feather in the city’s cap

The central city’s new Riverside Market has all the theatre and atmosphere of an industrial-scale Victorian era warehouse, with all the security of the latest in engineering by Kirk Roberts. How lucky is Christchurch?     Kirk Roberts’ Executive Structural Manager Nick Calvert says the exposed steel work in this building is a real point […]

Canterbury’s market: A vibrant, exciting hub

Have you been to Riverside Market yet? Given its meteoric popularity and the numbers already through the doors, you could be forgiven for thinking you are in a minority if you haven’t.     Following a ‘soft’ opening in late September, on 5 October this extraordinary new feature of the CBD was officially opened. Richard […]

Hottest happenings

There are some exciting things on the horizon as the inner city comes back to life. Nicholas Henare checks out some of spring’s finest.     The Riverside Market is opening on 30 September, just in time for spring, and is set to become the centre of food and activity in the city; a place […]

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Riverside Eats: Riverside Market

Bringing figurative and literal life to the heart of the city is the remit of the Riverside Market, currently in the works within the central city.     The new Riverside Market will be the centre of attention, but for all the right reasons, attracting people from near and far to the former Re: Start […]