Margaret Mahy Family Playground

  A new inner-city playground for families in Christchurch is being planned. It will be called the Margaret Mahy Family Playground and has been described “it will be unlike anything seen in New Zealand before”. As well as playground equipment, it will also include a 10 metre-high climbing tower, a double flying fox and a…

Future Christchurch Showcase Opens in Re:Start

  The newly opened “Future Christchurch Showcase” features interactive multi-media displays highlighting the recovery and rebuild progress throughout Christchurch. This impressive liquid galaxy unit allows you to “fly through” the city and explore future central city anchor project developments There are over 50 video documentaries that allow you to visualise the future of Christchurch. There’s…

Strange’s Lane – New to Christchurch city

The very hip and funky Strange’s Lane has officially opened the doors to their final venues. It’s fantastic to have a new hub here in Christchurch city, with great social atmosphere and superb dining options. What’s open at Strange’s Lane: Vespa Bar  is great for lunch during the day and after work drinks. Nucleus open till late. It’s a cocktail bar with a custom cocktail…

Bike the Lyttelton Tunnel, Christchurch

  On Sunday 31st August 2014, cyclists will have a rare opportunity to cycle through the Lyttelton Tunnel. This is part of the commemoration of 50 years since the Tunnel was opened in 1964. The tunnel cost £2.7 million to build and it was said to be “among the most modern in the world”. At…

Re:START Container Shopping Moves

Twenty of the shipping containers from the ReStart mall are currently on the move! They are going to be re-positioned just down the street next to the Bridge of Remembrance and will re-open in Mid-June. This funky shopping area was put together about a year after the 2011 earthquakes but the leases have expired and…

Christchurch CBD alive with art…

As we pedal around Christchurch CBD we get to appreciate the talented artists that are coming up with great ways to give Christchurch a vibrant buzz. Below are a few snaps taken over the last month so you can see what we mean. If you would like to join a Christchurch Bike Tour and see…

Wall of Colour in Cathedral Square

A colourful flag wall installation is the latest eye-catching addition to Cathedral Square. The installation is by Sara Hughes, one of the artists commissioned to develop artworks to brighten the Square. Hughes says she wanted to create a work for Cathedral Square that had a lightness of touch and incorporated an aspect of the Square…

Royal Visit to Christchurch

Kate, William and baby George will be visiting Christchurch, NZ on April 14th 2014. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the city mid-way through their three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. While in Christchurch they plan to watch a 2015 Cricket World Cup event, then later visit air force museum and memorial…