Monday, June 26, 2017

Our People: Burning bras, brutal reviews

Composer Dr Philip Norman has been given a $100,000 grant to document the history of New Zealand composers. He told stories of burning bras, brutal reviews and making music pay.

Port Hills conservation awarded

The Banks Penninsula Conservation Trust won a leadership award for the work making the Port Hills predator free.

Little Lexus leave big impression

Lexus' turbocharged IS200t comes under the microscope

DNZ – where tourism and terror collide

Go underground to North Korea

Greenpark too good for Southbridge

Greenpark proved too strong for Southbridge in the second round of the Selwyn Netball Centre premier competition with a dominant victory.

Watch: Secret opium themed den and oyster bar opens

The new oyster and champagne bar, plus a Chinese opium-themed den, opened last week.

Highlander true to Toyota ideology

Toyota's big family-friendly wagon enters a new era

Sample the shops and cuisine of Seoul

South Korean city immensely engaging.

South Brighton wins Lions choir

The Lions Male Voice Choir will perform only once in the South Island - at a South Brighton jubilee concert

Jimmy Barnes to head Lincoln rock event

Jimmy Barnes is to headline Selwyn's biggest rock festival next year.

Young dancers Disneyland-bound

Fifteen promising dancers at the Selwyn School of Dance will travel to Los Angeles to dance on the Disneyland stage.

Jazz band in concert

Four internationally renowned jazz musicians will travel to the city to perform with the Rodger Fox Big Band.

Mazda MX-5 an example of advanced engineering

Open the metal folding roof to let the wind whistle through your hair as you drive

Salmonella Dub to reunite with Tiki Taane in Hagley Park

Tiki Taane left Salmonella Dub more than 10 years ago - but for three shows next summer, he's back in the band.

The Colombo to expand – not everyone happy

The Colombo shopping centre is set to get a new car park - but it could mean small business owners lose their shops.

Cassels and Sons bottled beer launched

The Cassels and Sons Brewery celebrated its first time bottling beer by giving Woolston New World shoppers a taste of its brew.

Comedians return to Lincoln

Some of New Zealand's top comedians will travel to Lincoln for a one night only comedy show in October.

From watching movies to performing on stage

Singing some of Rodgers and Hammenstein's best work in Showbiz Christchurch's new show brings back fond memories for Nickie Wellbourn who grew up with parents dedicated to running picture theaters throughout Canterbury.

Uni students switch up musical theatre in new show

Canterbury University students Meghan Dunn and Alex McHugh have helped create a new cabaret show that puts a twist on traditional musical theatre.

New secret opium themed den and oyster bar

Jason Whitelaw has owned and worked in bars in the United Kingdom, and Australia. Now he is opening two new boutique bars on Victoria St.