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…

‘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…