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The Court Theatre

Stage Set for Theatre’s return: The Court Theatre

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Byrce Gallery

A Tranquil Trio: Bryce Gallery

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Fair's Fair

Fair’s Fair: Markets and fairs

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FESTA

Celebrating Urban Creativity: FESTA

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Hanmer Springs

Something for Everyone: Hanmer Springs

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Little River Gallery

The anatomy of melancholy: Little River Gallery

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Artistic Attraction

North Canterbury’s Artistic attraction

Liesl Johnstone
Northern Neighbourhood Events

Northern Neighbourhood Events

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Explore Christchurch campaign

Explore the City’s Heart: Explore Christchurch campaign

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CBD A CULINARY HOTSPOT

CBD a Culinary Hotspot: The CBD is emerging as a space that packs a culinary punch

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iFLY

New attraction gets off the ground: iFLY

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UPVC Windows and Doors

Exceptional Efficiency: UPVC Windows and Doors

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The Viking Ball

Going Viking! – The Viking Ball

Keiran Bleach
Clicquot in the Snow

Winter’s Must-Attend: Clicquot in the Snow

Nicholas Henare
Louis Who

A fashionable favourite: Louis Who

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Ashburton

Ashburton Activities: Ashburton, the jewel in the Cantabrian crown

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Southern lakes

Arrowtown’s Cultural Gems: Southern lakes

Keiran Bleach
Regenerate Christchurch

Thinking inside the square: Regenerate Christchurch

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Hanmer Springs

Great Winter Escape: Hanmer Springs

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Framemakers

Frame me fabulous! – Framemakers

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Route 72 Café Bar Emporium

Foodies’ Culinary route: Route 72 Café Bar Emporium

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Lyttelton’s ‘Re-berth’

Lyttelton’s ‘Re-berth’

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The Crossing

Crossing Over in the city: Exciting new spaces continue to open up in the heart of the city

Melinda Collins
Rekindle

A creative new home: Adding an innovative touch to the central city

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Mirror Mirror Boutique

Step into Hanmer: Mirror Mirror Boutique is a welcoming shoe destination

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The Racecourse Hotel & Motor lodge

A grand establishment: The Racecourse Hotel & Motor lodge

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Ngāi Tahu Property

Tower Junction ticks the boxes: Ngāi Tahu Property celebrates the completion of a year long project to upgrade and improve the Addington shopping destination

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Art Couture NZ

Crazy, creative couture: Art Couture NZ is set to bring back last year’s wildly successful wearable art show to a new Lincoln location

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Southern Institute of Technology

Southern study success: Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)’s Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management has set up Shovik Saha for a great career

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Fleck Construction

A family friendly space: Fleck Construction and Jeremy Kingan Architects team up to build an excellent family home

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Condon Scott Architecture

Lofty heights of success: Kelvin Heights stunner thanks to Condon Scott Architects and Trevor Ward Builders

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Samantha Rose Flowers

Blooming beautiful: budding Ashburton florist Samantha Rose Flowers celebrates her first year with a hundred roses

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TAD

A TAD classy: Pegasus and Papanui boast upmarket duo of boutique fashion destinations

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Ballantynes

Homewares homecoming: Ballantynes welcomes back their beautiful homewares departments

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Purple Weka Cafe

Kiwi as: funky little haven of good old fashioned Kiwi hospitality at the Purple Weka Cafe

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Sheppard and Rout Architects

Exceptional spaces: Sheppard and Rout’s award nominated fit-out of ChristchurchNZ’s offices in the BNZ Centre

Cheryl Colley
Apollo Projects Mandeville Village

Mandeville’s new heart: Apollo Projects and Ratua Holdings delivers new excellent facility for local businesses

Allison O'Neill
Industria

Rolleston’s funky new space: Industria branches out

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the Famous Grouse Hotel

The perfect way to start your day: Lincoln’s The Famous Grouse Hotel

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Marc-Antoine Barrois

A worldly fragrance: WORLD introduces exclusive fragrances by Marc-Antoine Barrois

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Style Footwear

Ashburton’s heart & ‘sole’: Style Footwear

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Distinctive slumbers

Distinctive slumbers: thinking outside the box of a traditional hotel room

Melinda Collins
Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

Winter’s southern show-down: The Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

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Southern Lakes Events Guide

Events guide: Southern Lakes

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Eichardt’s II

Queenstown’s exciting new addition: Wyatt+Gray Architects project Eichardt’s II

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Brownie Construction

Townhouses to tempt: Queenstown’s Coronet Grove is set to be a pleasing addition to Brownie Construction’s portfolio of work

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Trenzseater

The distinction’s in the detail: Queenstown’s new design destination Trenzseater

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UPVC Windows and Doors

Powerful protection: UPVC Windows and Doors are keeping homes throughout Central Otago and the Southern Lakes safe from the extremes of climate

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Unichem Cashel Pharmacy

Action in the city’s heart: Unichem Cashel Pharmacy is providing a fantastic range of services right in the centre of the CBD

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Two Fat Possums

Your West Melton local: for pure pleasure and delight head in for a wood fired pizza at Two Fat Possums

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The Gift Box of Lincoln

Celebrating the beauty of winter: The Gift Box of Lincoln is full of warm and fluffy things to brighten up your winter wardrobe

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Bayshore Builders

Turning architectural heads: Bayshore Builders has been partnering with some of the best architects in the business to deliver visually stunning results

Cheryl Colley
Architect Craig South

A new approach to an old problem: architect Craig South explores innovative thinking about living in the CBD

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Clyde House, by Wyatt+Gray

Shaped by the elements: Wyatt+Gray make the shortlist for NZIA Southern Branch award with Clyde House

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Tony Astle

Tony Astle brings the Chiwahwah: questions and answers with a culinary empire-builder

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Black and White Coffee Cartel

Clever coffee creators: Black and White Coffee Cartel have been industriously working at providing an amazing coffee experience

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The Ford Endura

Automotive eye candy: Driving the Ford Endura through the Crown Range to Wanaka

Nicholas Henare
TREBLE CONE PHOTO MARK CLINTON

Winter thrills and spills: hit the slopes in the Southern Lakes

Keiran Bleach
Pink Ribbon High Tea at The george

High tea temptations: stick your pinkies out for the Pink Ribbon high teas at The George

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Hanmer Bakery Cafe

Culinary heaven in Hanmer: The Hanmer Bakery Cafe is a culinary hotspot

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The Villas

Feijoa paste: The Villas recipe series

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The former Christchurch Re:START Mall

Container mall’s new northern home: Re:START makes it’s way up the coast to quake stricken Kaikoura

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Rangiora mural

An artistic acomplishment: new mural graces the wall of the Kip McGrath Education Centre in Rangiora

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Winter activities

Winter wonders: nine things guaranteed to get you out and loving Christchurch this winter

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Misco Joinery

Future-proofed kitchen nirvana: a visit to Misco Joinery’s Kaiapoi showroom

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Riverside Reinvention

Riverside reinvention: Oxford Terrace comes alive again

Melinda Collins
Action north of the Waimak'

Action north of the Waimak’: a guide to what’s on in North Canterbury

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Via Sollertia

Coloured gems get their sparkle back: Via Sollertia’s colourful collection of gemstones

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EntX Entertainment Central

City’s world-class cinema complex: Calder Stewart takes the lead on EntX Entertainment Central

Tracey Edwardes
Riverlands House

Clever corner construction: Riverlands House an outstanding triumph for Warren & Mahoney and ABL Construction

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Mix & Mingle

Mix & mingle: five activities that are perfect for those who don’t want a night on the town

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The General Store

A stylish range: The General Store is your central city shopping destination

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LUMA Southern Light Project - credit Che McPherson Pixel Peeps

Let there be light: LUMA is the annual festival that lights up the southern skies

Keiran Bleach
Southern Lakes Cycling

Trailing behind: set about seeing the Southern Lakes by bike or foot

Keiran Bleach
Queenstown

Thumbs up: Queenstown’s official Facebook page hits 300,000 followers (that’s more than the populations of Hamilton and Rotorua combined!)

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The Gift Box of Lincoln

Celebrating the beauty of winter: looking forward to colder weather with help from The Gift Box of Lincoln

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Scott Thelning Principal of The Cathedral Grammar School

Meet the Principal 2018: Scott Thelning of The Cathedral Grammar School

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Penny Tattershaw Principal of St Michael’s Church School

Meet the Principal 2018: Penny Tattershaw of St Michael’s Church School

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Terrace Tavern

Triumph at the Terraces: checking out Dux De Lux Group’s latest venture Terrace Tavern

Nicholas Henare
High Tea at The Crowne Plaza Christchurch

A ‘high’ honour: treat mum this mother’s day to a High Tea at The Crowne Plaza Christchurch

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Heritage Hanmer Springs

A romantic backdrop: a wedding at the Heritage Hanmer Springs

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Photography by Johannes van Kan

An arty restoration: Photographer Johannes van Kan captures The Arts Centre coming back to life

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The Butcher’s Mistress

A beautiful butchery: The Butcher’s Mistress is the darling of Rangiora

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Polished Diamonds

Nothing less than perfection: Polished Diamonds wedding rings are planned down to every last loving detail

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Victoria Square

In the spotlight: the restoration of Victoria Square

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Straight Eight Estate

A unique commemoration: personalised wine bottles for your wedding from Straight Eight Estate

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Ridge Road Gardens

A magical location: take your wedding guests on a romantic journey to the countryside at Ridge Road Gardens

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Halswell Bakery

Beautiful bridal baking: if you’re planning your wedding catering then talking to Halswell Bakery is a must

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Via Sollertia Jewellery

Your perfect match: Via Sollertia Jewellery

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First Table

First in first served: we talk to Mat Weir founder of (now international) table booking service with a twist First Table

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Clear Ridge

Matrimonial magic awaits: we look to Clear Ridge in Hanmer Springs to help plan a destination wedding that is still close to home

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The Monday Room (TMR)

High Street’s dining destination: The Monday Room is the perfect pre or post wedding venue

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Coffee Worx

Beautiful bagels: Coffee Worx is serving up bagels you’ll love

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Dream It

Creating places with punch: meet the imaginationologists at Dream It who are designing clever new spaces in our city

Cheryl Colley
Everhot at Classic Cookers

Culinary energy efficiency: you need to check out Everhot’s beautiful cookers at Classic Cookers

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The George

That something special : Weddings at The George are like a fairytale

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Kjole

Quality, comfort & style: Kjole in Hanmer Springs is a fashion destination

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Blackwell's Department Store

Fine-figured wedding day: looking at lovely bridal lingerie for your wedding at Blackwell’s Department Store

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O.G.B. owner Nick Inkster

Old meets new: Q&A with O.G.B. owner Nick Inkster

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Lemongrass

A unique family business: Lemongrass is a lovely little Thai restaurant in a hazelnut orchard (and how cool is that?!)

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The Vineyard at Rossendale

Exquisitely romantic: weddings at The Vineyard at Rossendale

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AWESOME HQ, PHOTO BY PEANUT PRODUCTIONS

Savvy shared spaces: fourteen awesome places to co-work in Christchurch

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Barnett's West End Pharmacy

Not just a pharmacy: Barnett’s West End Pharmacy is a destination for more than just filling your prescription

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North Canterbury Musical Society

Dastardly deeds: Jekyll & Mr Hyde (The Musical) is North Canterbury Musical Society’s next thrilling show

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What's on in North Canterbury

What’s On: Three outings you will love in North Canterbury

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Caci Clinic

A healthy glow: getting your skin perfect for the big day with Caci Clinic

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Immigration Express

An integral immigration role: Immigration Express is proud to be helping welcome much-needed workers and their families to NZ

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Merrell

Style & protection: women’s clothing should do both says active lifestyle brand Merrell

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The Villas braised beef cheeks

Braised beef cheeks in red wine: The Villas recipe series

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Peter O'Connor from Ricoh

A sign of what’s to come: Ricoh gives us the run-down on some seriously cool tech (that you can get in your business now)

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Simply NZ

Iconic Kiwi gifts: Simply NZ celebrates kiwiana in their gorgeous gift shops

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Coop "Better Sweater" from Ruby Six

Win with Metropol: Coop “Better Sweater” from Ruby Six

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TAD

Pegasus Town fashionable favourite: TAD Design’s hidden treasures include a beautician called Emma and a hairdresser by the name of Maddie

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Wilson & Dorset

Redefining lounging: Wilson & Dorset want to take people into a 21st century approach to living areas

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Southern Lakes

An exciting upward trajectory: the Southern Lakes are on the up and up

Keiran Bleach
Kaikoura

A coastal paradise: Kaikoura is an international destination (that you won’t need a passport to visit)

Tracey Edwardes
Urban Sports

Unique urban sports: take a walk on the quirky side and try these three active pursuits

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Christchurch Activities

What’s on: keeping the kids entertained

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Coco Expresso

A culinary hotspot: get yourself to Coco Espresso and find out why everyone is raving about it

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Rangiora Showline

Rangiora’s heart & sole: go visit Rangiora Shoelines and get excited about their Autumn range

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Electrical Testing Services

Exceptional electrical services: Electrical Testing Services can make it easy to keep things in tip top shape

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Evolution Series

The future of building: Queenstown firm Rilean Construction is evolving to meet the Christchurch demand for energy efficient homes

Allison O'Neill
Christchurch City

Falling into line: Cymon Allfrey on why good things take time (even when you wish they wouldn’t)

Cymon Allfrey
PurePods

A luxuriously small footprint: PurePods are doing some ridiculously awesome things with building space

Rhonda Mitchell
Yoogo

Electric car sharing scheme: Yoogo Share launches in Christchurch

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Photography: The Perfect Line

A momentous occasion: Christchurch Adventure Park is back and ready for action

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The Terrace

King of the rebuild: we talk to Antony Gough about The Terraces and his take on post-quake Christchurch

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Casa Construction

A southern expansion: Casa Construction heads south to Wanaka’s booming market

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Gorgeous Food

A gorgeous variety: checking out Wigram’s delightful bakery Gorgeous Food

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Kaiapoi Port

Ship-sized silver lining: The end of the MV Tuhoe and the start of an exciting historic research project

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Ray White Rangiora

Tricks of the trade: We talk to Marijke of Ray White Rangiora on how to do well at selling your home

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Marmalade Clothing and Curiorisities

A beautiful boutique: a visit to Marmalade Clothing in Oxford

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Dakins

Where function meets style: Dakins’ posh solution to your practical wedding day needs

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Harcourts Twiss Keir

Community driven success: Twiss Keir Realty gives credit for achievements to the support they get from locals

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Red Post Cafe

A dining destination: a visit to Culverden’s Red Post Cafe

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Tram 1888

City’s new centrepiece: the beautiful new blue Tram 1888 hits the tracks

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Wicked Showbiz

Behind the scenes: the Wicked talent behind the scenes for Showbiz Christchurch

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Lansdown House

Music at Lansdown

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The Himalayas

Building hope in the Himalayas: how four people set out to make a difference in Nepal

Celine Gibson
The Tai Tapu Hotel

Historically Unique: The Tai Tapu Hotel’s rich heritage

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The Oaks of Darfield

A Darfield attraction: The Oaks of Darfield aims to impress

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The North Canterbury Wine and Food Festival

A super special Sunday: The uber cool North Canterbury Wine and Food Festival

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Narropera at Lansdown

Magical Music: Narropera at Lansdown

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