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Rebuild leader and The Arts Centre chief executive resigns

The Arts Centre chief executive Andre Lovatt has resigned to take up a role with Auckland Airport.

Watch: Pops Choir sing their way to China

Their artistic director calls them the choir with 'big gigantic hearts'. Pops Choir was formed as a way to help heal the earthquake battered souls of Christchurch. And now they have had a very special invitation to perform in China after a 'Beatles' like reaction at one of their performances.

Watch: Mural fulfills wish for less ‘grey’ in a suburb

His art was some of the first to feature on broken walls in the central city following the earthquakes. Now Richard "Pops" Baker is at it again, this time painting a mural in an alleyway in a bid to turn a suburb less 'grey'.

Watch: Zombies take over Cathedral Square in world record attempt

In an attempt to set a global world record, people gathered in Cathedral Square and danced to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'.

WIN: Murder on the Orient Express train model replica

With the movie Murder on the Orient Express opening in cinemas on November 9, has a $4000 model replica of the train to give away.

Director brings racy play to stage

A edgy play blurring the lines between fantasy and reality will be staged at The Court Theatre later this month.

WIN: A double pass to The Changeover movie

Enter to win a double pass to Margaret Mahy's supernatural romance 'The Changeover'.

WIN: Tickets to Cirkopolis by Cirque Éloize has two double passes for opening night to giveaway for Cirkopolis by Cirque Éloize

Review: Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk – The First Flight

'Each element was so detailed, so well thought out, making you feel as though you were not just watching a show, but actually part of that world.'

Watch: Behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil’s stunning show Toruk...

Horncastle Arena is being transformed into the mythical world of Pandora complete with flying dragons. Cirque du Soleil's Toruk - The First Flight is in full rehearsal mode as it gears up for it's opening night on September 1.