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It's that time of year where local film buffs will clearing the decks, dipping into their savings and setting up out-of-office email replies; the New Zealand International Film Festival returns to the city for another year from 28 July for two and a bit weeks of cinematic celebration at the Isaac Theatre Royal and Hoyts Northlands.This year's line-up for Christchurch includes over 100 features and documentaries from New Zealand and around the world, with the Festival including a number of premieres, including a world premiere for Christchurch in the form of Le Ride, a new documentary from The Amazing Race host and go-getter (and Christchurch boy made good) Phil Keoghan that retraces the 1928 Tour de France route. The opening film of the festival in Christchurch is also a doozy: Poi E: The Story of Our Song tells the story of the Patea Maori Club's 1984 hit and has been described as...
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The popular annual Lyttleton Summer Festival returns bigger and better than ever in 2015, with a big ol’ expansion from one weekend to ten days making room for a huge and exciting programme of events. The festival runs 6th - 15th February (cleverly taking in both Waitangi Day and Valentine's Day). Event highlights include The Lyttelton Tea Party, featuring Doprah as the main act, with other bands and musicians (including Into The Void) playing at venues around Lyttelton throughout the night of the 14th February. Popular family event “The Big Pirate Picnic Beach Party” returning at Corsair Bay, is sure to be another highlight. It offers a great afternoon of activities that back onto the the Lyttelton Farmers Market. The beloved Natural Magic Pirate Band will entertain, alongside “Lyttelton's Got Talent,” parachute games, ice creams and music. With 29 events in the festival in total, it will pay to start...
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Independent music and food festival Nostalgia returns to Christchurch for its second year on 7 March 2015, with headline act The Bats, and supporting acts Fabulous Arabia and Sal Valentine & the Babyshakes. In its second year after a successful premiere in 2014, Nostalgia is a hot ticket for summer and offers the opportunity to discover some of Christchurch’s best music and cuisine. Some of New Zealand's finest indie musicians will play alongside pop-up cuisine and unique food experiences from the hottest outfits in Christchurch’s food scene, and you can wash it all down with Cassels and Sons craft beer bar, something from the wine bar, or cocktails on a jetty (The Punch Club) before checking out the market stalls and art spread around  Ferrymead Heritage Park.It’s looking like a cracking day out, so head to Under The Radar now to snap your tickets up!Nostalgia Festival 2015Where: Ferrymead Heritage Park,...
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New Zealand Cup and Show Week is now on and exciting new events have joined the 2014 line-up. Events Development Manager at the CCC, Richard Attwood, says this year’s week long fest (8 – 15 November) promises to deliver all the usual racing, fashion, entertainment and family fun. “This is a wonderful time for Cantabrians and out-of-town visitors to celebrate how creative and exciting Christchurch has become. We have a full week of events guaranteed to get everyone out and about,” says Richard. The newest event in this year’s line-up is the New Zealand Professional Bull Riders Cup. Twenty-two elite bull riders from around the world are arriving to compete in the adrenalin-pumping, man-versus-beast event today. Also making its debut this year was the New Zealand Hat and Hair Art Awards on the 8th of November, a fashion/art event that celebrated the creative brilliance of NZ’s leading hat and hair...
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Christchurch will be the canvas this summer when the Oi YOU! street art festival arrives this year to make the Garden City its permanent home, kicking things off this year with RISE at the Canterbury Museum. The museum will host the huge Oi YOU! collection of street art, featuring the southern hemisphere’s most comprehensive collection of work by internationally-recognised street artists (including 22 works by renowned l’enfant terrible Banksy). In addition, the museum will also play host to a show from New York-based artist Kid Zoom, and On The Street, a uniquely interactive ‘virtual street’ art piece extending across 400 square metres. Beyond the Museum, Big Walls will see a number of huge walls around the city transformed by some of the best street artists from home and abroad. Among the the stellar line-up will be ROA (pictured at above right in Johannesburg), whose work (featuring monochrome depictions of animals native...