Cathedral Square Food Trucks

October 2015   The Friday Night Food Trucks are now back in Cathedral Square serving up a variety of awesome street food. The trucks will be there every Friday till 25 March 2016 except on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Food Truck culture has become a highlight of the city experience in Christchurch.  Last summer (2014-15) attracted more than…

Experience Luminarium in Christchurch

  An inflatable artwork called Arboria has been set up in Cathedral Square as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival. The bright and colourful artwork, designed by British group Architects of Air, can be inflated in just 15 minutes. Each structure, known as a luminarium, look like a series of geometric shapes from the outside. But, once…

The Art of Recovery

Last chance to check out ‘Art of Recovery’ at the Isaac Theatre Royal on Tuesday August 18th at 11am. The documentary explores the creative spirit which has sprung up in Christchurch – fabulous murals, street art, installations and other public art projects which have filled the gaps left by demolition and destruction around the city.…

‘Roots’ – NZ Restaurant of the Year, 2015

  Roots,  a small restaurant in the port town of Lyttelton (Christchurch) has recently been awarded NZ Restaurant of the Year, 2015. Chef Guilio Sturla and owner Christy Martin set up the restaurant post-earthquake which was challenging, but equally rewarding. The restaurant features an open kitchen, two dining rooms and a private courtyard. They offer degustation…

KidsFest – Botanic Gardens Treasure Hunt

  During the July school holidays you can celebrate the beauty of winter and uncover treasures of this wonderful season with the Botanic Gardens Treasure Hunt. Collect your treasure hunt instructions from the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and start exploring! This activity is part of KidsFest which is an annual festival of events designed especially for children.…

Christchurch Hosts Rugby Test Match

  GO BLACK at AMI Stadium on Friday 17 July 2015! The All Blacks take on Argentina in the only South Island test match in 2015, in what will be an epic test match. AMI Stadium in Addington will host the All Blacks for the third time, following success against Ireland in 2012 and France…

Te Matatini Kapa Haka – 4-8th March 2015

Every two years, Te Matatini organises the Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival, where top kapa haka teams from New Zealand and Australia compete for the honour of being crowned the best of the best.  The festival started in 1972 and is now the world’s largest celebration of Māori traditional performing arts, attracting over 30,000…