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Christchurch walking festival offers 50 different stroll options

September 15, 2016 – 8:30 pm |

The Breeze Walking Festival is back for 2016, and it’s bigger than ever before.
With over 50 walks, the festival has almost doubled in size and has something for all ages and abilities. From child-friendly strolls …

Shell Chapel the winner of Tiny Huts comp in Christchurch

August 4, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A Shell Chapel, a Mini Marae and a Turret are among the five winning ‘Tiny Huts’ designs that will be built in New Brighton. The winners were announced at New Brighton Mall this afternoon. Each …

New Brighton design competition calls for creative ideas for five “tiny huts”

May 5, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Press reported that a new design competition for five tiny huts is being launched to breathe life into New Brighton, Christchurch.
“Ideas include a wedding chapel, a puzzle room, an optical illusion and a reading room,” …

Funding available for grassroots projects that contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in Christchurch

March 18, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Christchurch City Council
Local organisations working on grassroots projects that contribute to the strengthening of community wellbeing in Christchurch can apply for funding from Christchurch City Council’s Strengthening Communities Funding Schemes from next week.
Community groups have …

Green light for Christchurch city cycleways

February 20, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Green light for city cycleways – Christchurch City Council
Construction will start later this year on two multi-million-dollar cycleway projects in Christchurch.
Christchurch City Council have approved the following projects:

Papanui Parallel: A 5.5km long cycleway starting at Bealey …

Young Muslim women feed the homeless in Christchurch and connect with community

February 19, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Press reported that young Muslim women are helping to break down stereo types and connect with their community by turning up each month to feed the homeless in Christchurch.
The group were initially “nervous” but …

Christchurch Council seeks comments on university cycleway plans

February 17, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Christchurch City Council is inviting comments on plans for new cycleways that include traffic lights, shared paths and slow streets where people travelling in cars and on bikes share the road.
Designs showing how the Council …

Kids invited to take control and get tangled in Christchurch this Waitangi Weekend

February 2, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Christchurch Art Gallery presents Tangle
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu presents Polygot Theatre’s Tangle, a fun free event in which children take control, creating an enormous abstract work of art.
On the Gallery forecourt this …

One dozen Canterbury students cycle length of New Zealand to make difference for Kiwi kids

January 29, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Taking the longest bike ride of their lives, a dozen University of Canterbury students will ride the length of the country to raise awareness and funds for kiwi kids living in poverty.
The students will set …

Canterbury students head to Thailand to make a difference

January 12, 2016 – 8:45 am |

Interning at not-for-profit and ecological organisations in Bangkok is how 14 University of Canterbury (UC) students will spend the next five weeks.
The group left for Thailand this morning, on an experience which will not only …

A call for Cantabrians to recognise everyday heroes

October 8, 2015 – 4:00 am |

A new project is giving Cantabrians a unique opportunity to thank someone who has helped or been kind to them.
#ThatTimeYouHelped – Our Portraits of People Reaching Out to One Another is a collaborative project organised …

Christchurch students in Nepal during quake raise more than $20,000

June 22, 2015 – 11:04 am |

By Kip Brook | Make Lemonade
 Christchurch schoolgirls who were in Nepal during the devastating April earthquakes have helped raise more than $20,000 for the Nepali recovery effort.
Twenty six students and four teachers from St Margaret’s …

New Zealand’s largest public sculpture gifted to Christchurch

June 11, 2015 – 8:01 pm |

A new permanent landmark can be seen standing tall over the Canterbury Plains today, as Neil Dawson’s Fanfare, New Zealand’s largest public sculpture, was officially presented and illuminated for the first time yesterday.
The Karanga/Blessing/Mihi by …

New exhibition bursting, flipping and wobbling its way to ArtBox

February 12, 2014 – 11:19 am |

Media release: Christchurch Art Gallery – Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Burster Flipper Wobbler Dripper Spinner Stacker Shaker Maker — eight energetic words that perfectly sum up a new fun- and family-focused art exhibition coming to Christchurch’s ArtBox, …

Exhibitors invited for the Christchurch Body Mind Spirit festival

January 8, 2014 – 10:48 am |

Christchurch Body Mind Spirit Festival – March 8th and 9th 2014
Now well established in our new venue, we’re very excited to bring you another engaging and inspirational weekend…
Whether you’re seeking information or inspiration, inner peace or mental …

Food resilience in Christchurch an important part of urban planning

January 6, 2014 – 7:54 pm |

The first harvest from Christchurch’s Agropolis Urban Farm is ready to eat this Saturday. On Saturday, the group will run a morning of workshops open to anyone – seed raising, composting and shed building. At …

Kids imaginations run riot for front yards at Ellerslie Flower Show 2014

November 26, 2013 – 6:27 am |

Christchurch City Council
A new school garden category at Ellerslie International Flower Show in 2014 will let young imaginations run riot.
Eight Canterbury schools are vying for top spot in the new category as they create a …

Student Volunteer Army co-founder recognised for greening the rebuild of Christchurch.

September 23, 2013 – 7:06 am |

Student Volunteer Army co-founder recognised for selfless volunteer work
September 22, 2013
University of Canterbury (UC) Student Volunteer Army Foundation general manager Jason Pemberton has been recognised for his selfless volunteer work.
Pemberton, an alumnus with science and …

Cities around the world gift streetlamps to Christchurch for art installation

September 22, 2013 – 4:20 pm |

Cities around the world are gifting streets lamps to Christchurch as part of the work of art entitled Solidarity Grid by German artist Mischa Kuball.
Solidarity Grid is a creative infrastructure replacement project for Christchurch. The installation consists of 21 …

‘Tree houses for swamp dwellers’ launches in Christchurch

September 6, 2013 – 4:51 pm |

A new work of public art for Christchurch to be enjoyed by old and young was announced today.  Tree Houses for Swamp Dwellers, designed by established Christchurch artist Julia Morison, will be …