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HEALTH

DR LIBBY HEADING OUR WAY

Healthy living fans rejoice – lifestyle guru Dr Libby is heading back our way in Septmember as part of a nationwide tour in support of her new applecart-upsetting book, The Callory Fallacy, itself set for release in August.

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Cityscape makes an escape to the Sumner restaurant situated on the former historic site of a colonial lock-up and finds food that leaves us perfectly happy to remain incarcerated exactly where we are, thanks very much.   

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COMING SOON

ENTER THE DRAGON

Cityscape takes a sneak peek at the Dragon's Den Social Lounge, the swish new night-out option that's set to up Sydenham's overall level of sophistication pretty muuch immediately upon its rapidly-approaching opening.

LITTLE BLACK BOOK

Looking for Christchurch’s hottest fashion, coolest bars and trendiest dining spots? You’ll find them, and more, here.

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Eating & Drinking
Pomeroy's

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Eating & Drinking
Godley Cafe

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Retail Therapy
The Gift Shop

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Fashion
Sergios

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Interiors & Furnishing
Bridge Interiors

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Eating & Drinking
Under the Red Verandah

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Best Christchurch bars for a quiet beer or night out

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Cool cafés, hot coffee: best local caffeine fixes

The Hot Ticket!

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NZSO: Mahler 9

Classical Music
[12 August 2014]

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NZ International Film Festival

Cinematic Celebration
[7 – 24 August 2014]

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WORD Festival

Writers & Readers Festival
[27 – 31 August 2014]

INSIDE WORD

WHICH WINE?

3 Waipara rieslings go head to head with 3 Waipara pinot noirs – and only one can be declared the ultimate champion – in Town Tonic's upcoming Waipara wine challenge on August the 4th. Each wine is matched to delicious food from Town Tonic's chef Mark Collins as well as Jamie Bennett from Passengers & Co. Tickets are $95 per person and space is limited, so get in fast by buying tickets from Town Tonic (at 335 Lincoln Road, Addington) itself, or by booking in via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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IN BRIEF

Fringe Festival Returns To City

Christchurch gets its first Fringe Festival in 15 years in October, with the event revived by the Fab Four Collective and set to run from the 13th of October to the 31st of October this year. Starting small with the aim of building things up in future years to rival the size and scope of Fringe Festivals in Wellington and Dunedin, the reborn festival is now seeking acts to put together it's inaugural programme. Check out all the info as it comes to hand at the Festival's Facebook page.

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THE SCOOP

A view from above

Keeping up with the isolated updates, but wish you could get the big picture on just where we're at right now with the ongoing Central City rebuild? Then check out this just-released aerial tour of the CBD from Youtube use nzplatts, set to the appropriate strains of a bit of Coldplay, that gives a great overview of the changing landscape. The new buildings are popping up at quite a rate now, but the flyover (thanks, plucky little camera-equipped drone) shows there's still plenty of gaps to be filled in!