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The Stage Is Set – Christchurch World Buskers Festival 2013

The buskers are here just in time to beat off the back to work blues. 2013 is the 20th year of the popular annual World Buskers Festival and for the next 10 days (17-27 January 2013) expect to hear giggling, chortling and a few snorts rising from Busker Park (aka North Hagley Park). If the roars
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Late-Night Improvised Comedy with Scared Scriptless

Theatre Sports. Two words that bring fear to many, delight to a very few and definitely all Scared Scriptless audiences. At Scared Scriptless you will be entertained by the quick-witted Court Jesters and their fast-paced, unscripted banter. Think Saturday Night Live but with Kiwi accents and minus the huge budget and props. In their 21st year,
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Gap Filler – Urban Regeneration

As we celebrate Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and on the eve of National Poetry Day a well-known whakataukī (proverb) fittingly describes the work of Christchurch’s Gap Filler Charitable Trust – He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata! What is the most important thing
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What’s Up in Akaroa?

For locals and visitors alike, finding new ways to unwind and have fun sometimes requires a bit more effort than it did a year or so ago. If for now you’ve exhausted the options that Christchurch and Lyttelton have to offer, or just want something different, venture a little further afield to the picturesque seaside town
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Sparkling Diamond Harbour

If you’re looking for something a little different, you might want to add a ferry ride across to Diamond Harbour to your list of ‘things to do’. Drive or bus to Lyttelton and experience the Gapfiller activities, or shop at the Saturday market to buy picnic supplies, then catch one of the regular ferry trips across
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TranzAlpine is the way to the Coast

KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine departs Christchurch everyday and travels to Greymouth by lunch before returning to Christchurch in the afternoon. This means whether you want to visit Arthur’s Pass, Moana or Greymouth for the day, night or even longer the TranzAlpine is a convenient way of getting there. The TranzAlpine however, is so much more than just a ‘convenient’ mode
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Tour Christchurch the ‘Hassle Free’ way

We all know the city has changed dramatically in the past year and the Hassle Free team have certainly had to adapt their Discover Chirstchurch tour to incorporate these changes. The tour includes a 1 hour tour around central Christchurch on New Zealand’s only open top double decker and a 2 hour tour on a closed top double
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The Changing Face of Christchurch – Garden City Helicopter Flight

If you want to see Christchurch from a view that is simply second to none, then this is the experience for you!  Hovering across the city with a bird’s eye view, fly in a figure 8 over the city to Lyttelton and back to the Garden City Base at Christchurch Airport.  Even on an overcast day,
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