Read more by Kris Herbert

Get outside: Christchurch beaches

Christchurch doesn’t identify itself as a beachy-city, but when the hot Canterbury sun comes out, Christchurch has easy access to...


Sumner Beach, looking back towards Christchurch and the Southern Alps. © ChristchurchNZ

Urban explorer: Christchurch CBD

If you’re visiting Christchurch and discovering the shiny new streets of the central business district, you won’t be alone.

Get outside: skiing the Selwyn six

There’s an adventure to suit anyone at the so-called Selwyn Six.

Five great days out with kids in Christchurch

We've rounded up some ideas for family fun in and around Christchurch – guaranteed to keep the little ones entertained.

Loved by the locals: Lyttelton

While the city crowds flock to Corsair Bay, locals (and their dogs) head to Magazine Bay for a sunny day swim.

Loved by the locals: Christchurch

My favourite Gap Filler, the Dance-O-Mat, is a coin-operated dance floor.

Christchurch: a city transforming

I’m often asked by visitors if they should bother to visit Christchurch. I’m always a bit gobsmacked by this.

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