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The forefront of education: Cathedral Grammar School

The Cathedral Grammar Girls’ School celebrates 25 years



One of the distinguishing threads of The Cathedral Grammar School story is how it has honoured the legacy and contributions of past generations whilst confidently being at the forefront of educational innovation and change.

They are fortunate to have had the opportunity to nurture, know and grow the dreams and aspirations of many young women throughout the past 25 years.

The school is proud to meet this anniversary milestone and walk confidently towards the successors of the future.

The school believes “that excellence is about so much more than just academic success. It is about enabling your daughter to create, explore, develop passions and confidently move towards a bright and successful future.”

As their girls continue to write the Cathedral Grammar story, they blend the best of their past with the latest innovations to give each new generation of girls the opportunity to be more than they ever imagined.

The 25th anniversary this year was shared with the Watoto Children’s Choir visiting from Uganda.

The Watoto children and Cathedral Grammar students worked collaboratively over the day, sharing experiences and participating in choral workshops.

Coming together to provide a wonderful evening concert at the Christ Church Cathedral for family and friends.

This enriching cultural experience provided the students with a unique insight into a different and vibrant culture.

The girls’ school is proud of its 25 years of supporting and educating Christchurch girls and welcomes you to experience how they will nurture, know and grow your daughter, each and every day.

For more information on The Cathedral Grammar Girls’ School visit the website below.


Tame the lockdown mane! – Hair, Art & Beauty

The wait is over! Level 2 is finally here, which means we can attend to some much-needed maintenance. While we’ve all been panicking over our out-of-control eyebrows and ‘wisdom-highlights’, Hair Art & Beauty understands that lockdown has been a challenging time and wants to thank the community for staying home and staying safe in spite of this.


They also want to give a big thank you to all the essential workers who have kept the country going during the lockdown period.

In recognition and appreciation of your sacrifice, Hair Art & Beauty will continue to offer a discount to all CDHB staff – simply show your work identification at your appointment.

The team may not have been in the salon, but they have been working on ways to make your next experience at Hair Art & Beauty even more spectacular by taking advantage of some of the excellent online education available.

Whether it was brushing up on their technical skills with ‘look and learn’ classes by top international educators, or strengthening their knowledge on the products they use through La Biosthetique’s dedicated training hub, they have been hard at work improving themselves as hair and skin experts.

There has also been plenty of baking, eating, creating, home-schooling and virtually connecting with loved ones during lockdown – as much as they’ve enjoyed spending time with their families, the Hair Art and Beauty team are excited to be back in salon looking after their clients’ hair and beauty needs.


Iconic Irish bar turns 21!

Polish your reeling shoes, warm up your blarney, because Christchurch’s very own Irish legend, The Bog Irish Bar is celebrating an amazing 21 years as one of Christchurch’s favourite pubs. The week 17-23 February is packed with shenanigans to honour this milestone achievement.



Twenty-one years ago, The Bog began in Cashel Mall within Christchurch’s pre-earthquake bar and restaurant precinct.

A combination of salvaging, rebuilding and settling the Guinness created the new home in Victoria Street and the loyal and loving customer base were quick to follow.

The Bog has proved the ultimate stayer in a tough market.

“We’ve continued with the Irish theme the whole time – it’s about the warm welcoming atmosphere, the good craic and sense of community, which in turn has created a deep loyalty that’s grown into natural longevity,” business partner, Darryll Park says.

In a time when an alarming number of Christchurch bars and restaurants are popping up and then shutting up shop too soon after, The Bog has noteably remained and has cemented itself as one of the longest-standing establishments in our city.

“Pubs are not about pillars and posts, they’re about people and we’re very proud of the hospitality The Bog has given Cantabrians for the past 21 years,” Darryl says.

A noted venue for live music, many of the groups such as The Jamesons and The Black Velvet Band have been performing at The Bog since its inception.

A comfortable niche for everyone, the crowd spans the gamut from regulars meeting post-work, to late-nighters seeking to dance the weekend away.

The Bog is also a member of the “Guinness Pint Club”, a global network of Irish bars rejoicing in regulars who have drunk 100 pints of Guinness within a 12-month period.

A 21-year milestone is a wonderful piece of good news for the Christchurch hospitality sector.

You’re invited to join the weeklong birthday shenanigans – check out what’s on at