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…

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Sparks in the Park – 31st January 2015

  “Sparks” is on in the Park this Saturday evening, 7.30pm – 10pm. Pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm at North Hagley Park. Movie themes from Harry Potter to the Godfather will reverberate around the park this Saturday. The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra along with guest musicians and singers will entertain while keeping you guessing the movie songs.…

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World Buskers Festival – January 2015

The 2015 SCIRT WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL offers a programme of events that showcases over fifty amazing street performers, comedians, fringe artists, musicians and visual artists. Whether you’re a fan of highly skilled acrobatics, hoola-hoopers, trapeze artists, musicians, dancers, circus and vaudeville skits, burlesque or you’re simply out for a good belly laugh – they’ve got it all! In…

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Christmas in Christchurch

Christchurch has some exciting festive activities to enjoy over the month of December. Here is a list below to mark on your calendar. From 21 November, Christmas themed windows at Ballantynes open for viewing 28 November – 30 December, Christchurch Christmas Lightshow – 650 Shands Road, 8:30pm – midnight 6 December, Carols in  the Square –…

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Giraffes Standing Tall

Giant fibreglass Giraffe sculptures, reaching 2.5 metres high, are now standing tall on the streets, parks and public spaces of Christchurch and surrounding areas until 24 January 2015. What fun it is to search for them!

There are 99 giraffes to spot around Christchurch – there is a map on this link to help you find them all… http://christchurch-stands-tall.co.nz/trail-map