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Cityscape Our Christchurch
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Time get your rock star on with swagger like Jagger? If you know where to look Christchurch can hook you up, excess-wise. Live large enough for 36 hours to make Kanye jealous, and let the little people take care of the bills! 1) Belt out some tunes If you’re gonna feel properly rock star, you’ll need to perform for your adoring fans first. Hit up the specialty, high-tech karaoke set-ups at Ancestral or Host Restaurant and Bar and put in a performance that will all have eyes on you (where they belong!). 2) Champers, natch OK, the gig is done; off to an appropriately late dinner. Only champagne will do, so head to Bloody Mary’s (above) and order yourself up some Dom Pérignon Rose Epernay France 2000 – at $750 a bottle, you should probably get two. Goes down a treat with their 700g Canterbury Angus, 21 day aged grass-fed,...
Cityscape Wellbeing & Fitness
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In a bid to give winter ills and chills the cold shoulder, Cityscape caught up with self-cured health researcher, international speaker and best-selling author Jason Shon Bennett for three tips on getting through winter unscathed.I have not had a cold, flu, bug or virus for over 25 years, and yet for the first 25 years of my life, I was sick almost every day. I am often asked what my secret is and the simple answer is through changing my diet, lifestyle and environment – here’s how you can help stay healthy this winter: 1 Fermented foods For centuries humans have safely fermented foods with bacteria and fungi to produce more prebiotic-rich, nutritious and delicious foods. Tempeh, sourdough bread, miso, apple cider vinegar, yoghurt, nattō, pickled ginger, umeboshi plums, sauerkraut and pickled daikon are all good examples of fermented/cultured foods. The genuine fermentation process naturally changes, predigests and dramatically improves...
Cityscape Attractions
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Zombie: Red Zone OK, we won’t lie to you Christchurch – we’re big fans of The Walking Dead TV series here and as such are pretty excited by the prospect of dodging the undead in the CBD at Project Z’s Zombie: Red Zone next month. A smash-hit sellout in Auckland last year (under its original title, Apocalypse Z), Zombie: Red Zone yanks theatre audiences out of their comfy seats and sav blanc sippin’ ways, throwing them into the middle of a global zombie pandemic. Quarantined within a specially-built, site-specific military zone where all hell is breaking loose puts the audience at the centre of the experience. There’s no taking things in passively here – audiences must overcome challenges and grapple with their own humanity in the midst of a plague of the undead and their gnarly chattering teeth. Brainchild (mmm, braaaaaains) of David Van Horn (Sione’s Wedding, Avatar) and former Christchurch...
Cityscape Foodie File
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TRENDING: FORAGING Cityscape hits the Christchurch foraging trail with Otautahi Urban Foraging’s Joanna Wildish for the lowdown on the growing global movement that has celebrity chefs pulling weeds in the countryside and increasing numbers using Mother Nature as their pantry. How did you get involved in foraging? My first time foraging would have been collecting plums with friends and older siblings as a kid, maybe aged 4 or 5. I remember us climbing the tree taking turns to shake the branches, and then gathering the fruit for a plum feast. There were many opportunities for us like this growing up in the orchards and paddocks around where we lived, and it's just something that continued. What’s driving foraging's popularity? I wonder how much it's to do with the increasing costs of living that we are seeing more and more of this happening – a movement born of necessity perhaps? People...
Cityscape Books, Music & Movies
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A collection of 153 temporary and transitional projects that have occurred in Christchurch since September 2010. It tells the story of a city dealing with massive changes and the hopes, frustrations and dreams this entails. The book profiles projects including: acts of protest, improvised community constructions, artworks, bars and buildings. This is something of a how-to manual that will contribute to the intelligent and creative rediscovery of Christchurch City. Edited by Barnaby Bennett, Irene Boles and Eugenio Boidi....
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Lovin' Style Obsessions
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1. Standard Issue Diamond Sweater RRP $335 and Foxy Togs RRP $289 Spring means summer isn’t far away, we’re loving these stripy togs and cute cardy. 2. Aztec high heel from Issimo $199 Awesome brights for your feet. 3. Wallpaper at King of Snake. Two words, totally hot. Loving the purple skull wallpaper. 4. Ice Watch in Classic Pastel RRP $119 Cool clocks for your wrist; functional and funky. 5. Federation Player Suit from Stencil $159 Too cute for words! 6. Creative locals! Sand artwork seen recently at New Brighton Beach. 7. Happy Hour 100% Italian linen tea towels RRP $27.50 Digitally printed to give an amazingly lifelike image. 8. Kathryn Wilson Tara Wedge RRP $399 Pretty with punch, these bright wedges are right on trend. 9. Google Nexus from Harvey Norman $439. This is one toy we’re hanging out to play with; loads of apps, music, e-books and more. 10....
Cityscape Inside Word
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Once again, Christchurch proves itself to be a world-leading innovator! The Christchurch City Council has been recognised with an international award for its Share an Idea campaign seeking community engagement campaign following the Christchurch earthquake in February. The Share an Idea campaign, in which Christchurch locals were invited to contribute their views on how the central city of Christchurch should be redeveloped, was the ‘unanimous overall winner’ of this year’s Co-creation Award by the Netherlands-based Co-Creation Association. Recognising and celebrating the most original and successful co-creation initiatives around the world, the Co-creation Award has never before been given to an initiative outside Europe, so it’s major kudos for Christchurch. Mayor Bob Parker says it is great recognition of the work by Council in the months following the earthquake: “Share an Idea was designed not only to collect and process the best ideas from our people, it was also designed to replace...