Sure, you might turn up to find the lights off and the doors closed, but if you can catch it open for business, The Afghan Restaurant offers an unparalleled culinary experience.
This week's big infrastructure announcement included a grand total of zero dollars for rail for New Zealand's second largest city.
Cashmere High School attracted national attention as the school a number of terrorist victims attended, and the driving force behind last week's emotional schools vigil in the centre of Christchurch.
As Christchurch tries to come to terms with the atrocity perpetrated at the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques, the people who call the city home have found novel ways to help those affected.
This week, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel confirmed that she'll seek a third term in the council chambers. So what still needs to be done? A lot, writes James Dann.
Part cellar door, part bottle shop and soon-to-be urban winery, Dorset Street Cellar Door has a big future ahead of it.
James Dann explores Christchurch's ties to the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, and embarks on his own journey of discovery in pursuit of a pair of skis.
Which high school rocks the hardest? Which is top of the pops? Which is number on the New Zealand number one album charts tally?
The Southern Response spying scandal is just the latest in a string of post-earthquake disasters in the Garden City – and many of them can be traced back to one man, writes James Dann.
James Dann talks to Nostalgia Festival director Johnny Gibson ahead of the festival's fifth iteration this weekend.
As Christchurch approaches the seventh anniversary of the big quake, the challenge confronting the incoming minister is daunting, argues James Dann.
After their worst loss of the year all but guaranteed a sixth season without finals footy, is it finally time to abandon all hope of the Warriors ever being good at rugby league again?
Plans for post-quake Christchurch promised a focus on transport alternatives and a compact, pedestrian-friendly core. But media generated hysteria over car parking - and the meddling of Gerry Brownlee - is threatening to send the city back to the 60s, writes James Dann.
As wildfire continues to ravage the Port Hills above Christchurch, questions are being raised about the scale and efficiency of the official response. When it comes to communicating with the public following a major emergency, why are the lessons of Christchurch and Kaikōura still unlearned, asks James Dann.