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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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St Asaph Street Kitchen & Stray Dog Bar

  This latest arrival inside the four avenues was always going to attract crowds, particularly with its intriguing name! And what the St Asaph Street Kitchen does is likely to make this place a winner. While St Asaph Street Kitchen & Stray Dog Bar are new arrivals to the CBD, the talented team behind this latest
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Volstead Trading Company

  Volstead has an interesting, and slightly eclectic, variety of craft beers (from near and afar) on offer, so it’s no wonder this place is a hit with Christchurch’s craft beer loving folk. If beer’s not your thing, there are delicious cocktails and a good selection of wine and spirits on offer too. Volstead has quickly
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Five Great Vegan Eats in Christchurch

This a guest post from vegan travel blog 30Traveler.com. Although New Zealand is best known for it’s beef and lamb, Christchurch has some great options for vegan travellers.   1. The Lotus Heart The Lotus Heart is a Christchurch institution. They’re 100% vegetarian with good vegan options, and there is an attached natural food store. The
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Sydenham’s Coffee Zone

Housed in an impressive little shack, constructed from old wood and pieces of Lego (take a closer look at the walls) is the latest place in Sydenham to get your daily coffee fix. Set in one of the city’s Gap Filler zones (next to the Gap Filler office), Coffee Zone serves excellent coffee, made using Hummingbird
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Elevate Bar & Function Centre

If you are looking for a neighborhood tavern that is unpretentious and friendly then look no further than Elevate Bar & Function Centre. Its simple name is undoubtedly a nod to its location at the base of the Port Hills in Cashmere. Elevate is a no nonsense retreat for food and drinks. Modern enough without being
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@Tony’s Teppan Yaki Japanese Restaurant

For an authentic taste of teppan yaki, @Tony’s in Ferrymead is a great place to start. The dimly lit restaurant is a casual place, simple yet elegant. Sit yourself down on a stool and watch the chefs weave their magic with morsels of fresh fish and vegetables, right before your eyes. The service here is prompt
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Sushi Dose

If you are erring on the healthy-eating side and find yourself wandering the Re:Start container mall trying to decide where to stop for lunch, a cutesy stencil-adorned food cart will have your culinary prayers answered. Dose Container Sushi offers an assortment of delicious fresh sushi and salads, made on site daily, as well as spring rolls,
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