Hilltop hotspot: Sign of the Takahe

Comfy café by day and family-friendly restaurant experience in the evening, Sign of the Takahe is a destination neighbourhood local on the Port Hills. Soak in panoramic views across the city to the Southern Alps from the tranquil garden, or cosy up inside the beautifully renovated heritage building.   Sign of the Takahe is everything […]

Takahe Takes Off

One of Christchurch’s historic masterpieces has reopened its doors as a friendly and welcoming café, bar and community hub, with Cashmere couple Andrew and Kay Male at the helm.     The building, inside and out, is really something special. The Sign of the Takahe was founded by naturalist Harry Ell and was one of […]

Making its musical mark

Making its musical mark: Sign of the Takahe

After a $2.8 million post-quake repair, historic Sign of the Takahe is set to make its musical mark as the grand masterpiece finally opens to the public again for a series of summer events.     Organised by local Cashmere resident, event manager and jazz pianist Katie Martin, the free summer series on Sunday afternoons […]