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The Scoop is where you’ll find all those need-to-know nuggets of information that will keep you ahead of the crowd and ensure you always know what’s happening and when. We’ve got the Inside Word on the latest news in Christchurch – and we’ve also got essential info on specials and offers just for Cityscape readers, plus situations vacant and other must-have stuff.

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Score yourself some sweet prizes with our awesome giveaways! Dr Libby's Women's Wellness WisdomWin one of three (3) copies of Dr Libby's new book Women's Wellness Wisdom. To enter, send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'Dr Libby' in the subject header and tell us your fave Dr Libby tip. Entries close November 30.   La Mav Bio-A7 Firming Eye LotionWin one of two (2) La Mav Bio-A7 Firming Eye Lotions. To enter, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'La Mav' in the header and tell us why your eyes need a lift. Entries close November 30.   Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa: Restore the RomanceWin a luxurious Restore the Romance treatment (valued at $389) at Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa for you and your significant other. To enter, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'Lotus' in the header and tell us why your significant other deserves some romancin'. Entries close...
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Sometimes great views and the satisfaction of tackling one of the city's top walks in the glorious spring sunshine isn't quite enough to get you out of the door, which is why Cityscape has come to the party with a few more reasons besides! It's time to reward all that effort – our walk and 'recovery' matches are guaranteed to put a spring in your step! 1) Bridle Path Kick things ol' skool on the granddaddy of Christchurch's walks; people have been traversing the thigh-busting steepness of the original route between Lyttelton and Christchurch since the 1850s. Clock the views then celebrate your victory portside at Freeman's (below) in Lyttelton with a well-earned beer/wine and pizza on their deck, or nip back the other way over the hill and keep things historical at Heathcote institution the Valley Inn Tavern, where you can enjoy a seafood platter and sav blanc in the...
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Offering next-level cycling options, the high rollers at Christchurch-owned iCycle Electric specialise in building their own range of electric bikes, drift trikes and scooters. The driving force behind their own proudly Kiwi RIKONDA brand, owners Riki Foulsham and Rhonda Wicksteed (see what they did there?) offer a range of options to suit everyone from cycle commuters to mountain/off-road biking enthusiasts and even scooter fans, with RIKONDA ranging from neat little fold-up outfits that make the bus stint of your journey easy to mighty machines designed for cycling over snow! Utilising top quality cycling gear such as Shimano and Velo parts and with neat features like phone chargers (!) often included, these puppies offer not only the quality factor but the cool factor as well! Hit them up and make cycling a breeze. 285 Cashel Street03 377 4886www.icycleelectric.co.nz...
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Get yourself sorted for winter with our epic line-up of awesome giveaways.   Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa – Thai Herbal Steam Therapy and Stretching Massage Cityscape has a Thai Herbal Steam Therapy and Stretching Massage (valued at $230) at Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa to giveaway. To enter, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘Lotus’ in the subject header and tell us why you need a good steaming. Entries close August 31....
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Yeah, we know – winter’s here and it kinda sucks. But you don’t have to shiver the next few months away – follow our scorching tips on turning the up heat without having to leave the hemisphere and take charge of your own climate control! C’mon Guys, Get Fireside Plenty of excellent restaurants around the city offer a bonus: the chance to get romantically snug with some fireside dining over the colder months. Cosy up with some excellent eats and that someone special at the likes of Fiddlesticks, Clink, Local. at Riccarton House, Dux Dine (pictured) or Pegasus Bay Winery Restaurant. Hat Trick Did you know that statistically, there’s an 80% chance that someone you know has given you a statistic about the huge amount of body heat that you lose through your head? It’s not actually really true (thanks, science), but there’s no denying that you’ll immediately feel the relief on a...
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One super lucky Christchurch gentleman has hit the jackpot at Christchurch Casino, taking out yesterday’s $450,000 Players Club Wednesday Jackpotting Cash Draw. According to a Casino spokeswoman the entertainment venue erupted with cheers and clapping as the 22-year-old male claimed his prize. The Wednesday Jackpotting Cash Draws promotion has been running since last year at Christchurch Casino, and is open to all current Players Club members, who are automatically entered into each week's draws. The Wednesday Jackpotting Cash Draws continue for 2016 with the jackpot re-set to $10,000 at 9pm Wednesday, 11 May. Find out more at www.christchurchcasino.nz...
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Cityscape has a chat to Irish-Aussie comedian Jimeoin ahead of his upcoming show here as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Looking at your poster and show name Yeehaa!, are we to believe that you’re a bit of a cowboy at heart?Yeehaa. Grew up on westerns. Wasn't allowed a gun as grew up in Northern Ireland and we weren't allowed them. Not even toy ones. What can Kiwi audiences expect from your latest show?A big laugh. You will be none the wiser at the end of it. You appear to have the hardest working eyebrows in the business; do you have a special training regime or do they require any pre-show exercises?I think it's because people had a hard time understanding me – I had to be expressive.  You’re now billed as a ‘Comedy Superstar’ – what sort of pressure does that add to your performance?I am? Well I'll...
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You live in Christchurch – if you didn’t get stressed out once in a while you wouldn’t be human. But decompression is easy when you know how – before blowing a gasket you should try the following:  1 Get Stoned There’s not much that 2-hours of Hot Stone Therapy can’t fix. This ancient holistic sensory experience at Lotus at Siam Thai Day Spa uses perfectly-positioned hot basalt stones to relax muscles, improve circulation and calm the nervous system allowing for a super relaxing extreme deep tissue massage. Lock one in here: www.swanlake.co.nz/spa/ 2 Crack a Book Need a change of scenery but can’t afford a holiday? Escape into another, less stressful (for you) world – get hooked on a feel-good classic like To Kill a Mockingbird, laugh at someone else’s misfortune in Angela’s Ashes, bask in the glory of revenge in The First Wive’s Club and root for A Confederacy of Dunces’...
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What's happening this month around Christchurch – all the must-catch theatre, comedy, festivals, events, foodie happenings, music, sport and more besides! ON THS WEEK Monday 23rd The Ten Tenors – The Power of TEN [8pm] Isaac Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester St, Central City www.thetentenors.com Book it: Ticketek. The Ten Tenors belt out their world-renowned sound with their take on some of the most dynamic songs in the world, ranging from classical arias to rock anthems. Wednesday 25th New Zealand Jazz and Blues Festival [Times vary] www.jazzbluesfestival.co.nz Various venues Book it: Website. It’s a slightly later calendar slot this year for the popular annual celebration of live blues and jazz, headlined this time around by legendary US jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis. Thursday 26th New Zealand Jazz and Blues Festival [Times vary] www.jazzbluesfestival.co.nz Various venues Book it: Website. It’s a slightly later calendar slot this year for the popular annual celebration of live...
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The team at Bumps, Bubs and Beyond are holding an epic Autumn Market this Saturday (April 30) at Te Hapua Hallswell Centre - Mohoao and Hao Rooms (339 Halswell Road) from 9am-1pm.  With everything you need for babies and children up to the age of five, the market will feature a range of products including handcrafted clothing, accessories, toys and more. Find out more at Facebook.Autumn Stallholders: Chelsea Anderson Photography and Design Baby Bird Kaji Kids Hazel and Cass Photographers Goldie Clothing Envirobaby Maquinky Creators at Home Somerton and Neenybean Pounds and Ounces Foxtots Albetta and Freshbakes Clothing Clearnace Latch Maternity Wear Berry Kids Clothing Beansprout Christchurch South Parents Centre Time 2 Shine Photography Organic Kids In Home Childcare Mummy and Me Massage Bibbles Dribble Bibs Little Red Fox Mother Goose Boutique Kangatraining Annierose Marnie Products ...