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Guests at Christchurch's newest central city restaurant and bar will get to see one of the country's top young chefs in action when it opens its doors on Wednesday, 1 May 2013.
There will be a festival atmosphere as New Regent Street reopens to the public this Saturday (20 April 2013). Christchurch City Council is providing street festivities over the weekend.
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7 May 2013 - Winter has ‘officially’ arrived at Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area in New Zealand’s South Island as it celebrates its second major snowfall in two weeks.
2 May 2013 - Christchurch Art Gallery has planned a series of fun community events to celebrate its 10th birthday and the launch of its Populate! programme.
1 May 2013 - Guests at Christchurch's newest central city restaurant and bar will get to see one of the country's top young chefs in action when it opens its doors.
24 April 2013 - Christchurch parents will be celebrating with the reopening of Discovery, Canterbury Museum's natural history centre designed especially for children.
18 April 2013 - Canterbury's ability to tap into the booming Western Australia market will be significantly boosted by the introduction of direct flights between Christchurch and Perth.
18 April 2013 - The new $237M terminal building at Christchurch Airport has been officially opened by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key.
18 April 2013 - There will be a festival atmosphere as New Regent Street reopens to the public this Saturday (20 April 2013).
11 March 2013 - Jed & Hera, a musical duo described as 'Street Folk', have been creating some of Christchurch's best music together for a little over a year.
4 March 2013 - Fans of the hit reality TV show The Amazing Race are in for a taste of Canterbury's stunningly beautiful landscapes and adrenaline pumping activities.
22 February 2013 - Two years on from the devastating earthquake that struck Christchurch, venue and hotel capacity is bouncing back and the tourism industry is eying the future with confidence.