‘Great Rides’ in New Zealand

  New Zealand  is on track to building a world class network of cycle trails for us all to explore! The national project has opened several new cycle trails in the past few months, with plenty more on the agenda. In February 2009 an idea was born to build a network of cycle trails that would provide a…

Markets in Christchurch to Visit…

1. Sunday Artisan Market – Riccarton House is a hive of activity every Sunday, the market situated in the gorgeous grounds of Riccarton House and Bush. It boasts an array of locally made craft, artwork, children’s clothing, Jewellery, gourmet food stalls, organic coffee, music and entertainment. The market runs from 10am to 2pm. 2. Farmers’ Markets…

Christchurch Lantern Festival – February 2014

Hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns will illuminate Carlton Corner in Hagley Park North for the Christchurch Lantern Festival over the weekend of Saturday 22 February and Sunday 23 February. Entry is free. Families and friends are invited to picnic on the grass, while enjoying local and international performers, cultural demonstrations and a fantastic array of…

Festival of Flowers, Christchurch – NZ

  The 25th anniversary of the Festival of Flowers runs from February 8th to March 2nd, 2014. There will be floral displays on in Cathedral Square, New Regent Street, Re:START Mall, Art Centre Market Square, Christchurch Transitional Cathedral and a curated enchanted garden art exhibition at CPIT. Christchurch is internationally famed for its expansive parks, public gardens…

Lorde steals the show in LA

Not from Christchurch, but a kiwi from Auckland that we are very proud of this week… Lorde was the first performer at the Grammy Awards in LA on Monday, singing Royals, which topped the US Billboard singles charts for nine weeks. The evening continued with great success for her, winning two gold trophies for Song of…

Christchurch – No. 2 place to visit in 2014

  Christchurch has been named the No. 2 place to visit in 2014 by The New York Times. As part of its “52 places to visit in 2014” the Times called Christchurch a “city in transformation” that was experiencing a “rebirth with creativity and wit”. The New York Times praised Christchurch entrepreneurs and volunteers that were finding…

Street Art Festival – Christchurch CBD

From the 20th December 2013 to the 23rd March 2014, Christchurch is hosting the Oi YOU! RISE Street Art Festival – it’s main venue being the Christchurch Museum, showcasing Street Art from New Zealand & around the world (including a collection of Banksy works & memorabilia). Throughout the city, the big “Big Walls” display will…