52 days ago

Local "dark sky" reserve... :)

Chris from Mairehau

You don't have to drive to Tekapo to get nice night sky photos - these were taken from Bayleys Road, Kaitorete Spit, near the Kaituna Golf Course on Friday night - it isn't quite as dark there as the Tekapo dark sky reserve, but it's not bad and a much much shorter drive from Chch... as a bonus I got a shot of the Great Nebula in Carina :)

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5 hours ago

Your favourite ever summer holiday

Lorna Thornber Reporter from Stuff Travel

Hi everyone,
Now that summer's finally here and the holidays are just around the corner for many, we'd love to hear about your favourite summer holiday memories. Has there been a trip that you continue to think about years later? Where did you go, with who and what did you get up to? What made it such a stand-out experience? As usual, please put 'NFP' in your comment if you don't want it included in a travel article. Cheers.

2 hours ago

Christchurch Christmas markets - where do you go for gifts?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

The Garden City is hosting a range of Christmas markets in the lead up to the festive season.

Markets on offer include an eco-friendly range of clothing, art, music and food across three storeys at The Boxed Quarter, weekly Sunday markets, a traditional Christchurch farmers market and a vegan market offering in late December.

Do you go to markets for your Christmas shopping?

What is your go-to market each year to attend?

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3 hours ago

$50 challenge: How to spend a day in Christchurch on an (almost) $50 budget

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

With vibrant urban precincts to explore, excellent museums and galleries, and plenty of good-value eating and drinking opportunities, you don't have to break the bank on a trip to the South Island’s biggest city.

Here’s our itinerary for how you can spend a day in Christchurch on a $50 budget.

What are your tips for free or cheap eats and entertainment in Christchurch?

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