My Year with Helen – film

Helen Clark

Christchurch - It’s great to see doco-maker Gaylene Preston make a film about Helen Clark. The film, My Year with Helen, will premiere at Auckland’s Civic Theatre on July 23 as part of the opening weekend of the NZ International Film Festival. There will be a second screening at the Civic on

The power of exercise for mental health

Article by Make Lemonade NZ - exercise for mental health

  Exercise helps to relieve stress, improve sleep patterns, boost the mood, improve concentration and sharpen the memory. It is also widely recognised as an effective tool to relieve moderate depression and anxiety symptoms and prevent relapses. Taking a mindful approach to exercise by concentrating on each physical movement and breathing is

The West Coast – 100 percent pure bliss

West Coast heaven - Paroa Hotel is tops

Paroa - At first glance, the supermarket aisles in Hokitika seem busier than in Auckland – but it’s just that West Coast people like to chat more and catch up unlike Kiwis from, the big smoke. Life on the West Coast seems wonderfully idyllic. There are days when the rain doesn’t

Stunning performance by Tim Earl at The Court

Article by Make Lemonade NZ - The Court Theatre - Tim Earl

Christchurch - Actor Tim Earl delivers a stunning performance guaranteed to leave the most stoic of audiences feeling a rise of emotions in his lead role as Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at the Court Theatre in Christchurch. Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog

Auckland a magnet for booming tourist industry

Auckland ... article by Make Lemonade NZ

The setting sun casts a warm rosy tint over Rangitoto Island. The tall office towers sparkle and glisten. Workers pour into the Wynyard Quarter for a pint, or two. The happy bustling atmosphere is infectious. This is Auckland, or Tāmaki Makaurau, often rated by many travel organisations and publications as one

Review: Ropable set to thrill Hitchcock fans

Article by Make Lemonade NZ - Ropable at The Court Theatre

The Court’s new play Ropable is an ambitious black comedy riddled with Hitchcock nuances. The Christchurch Court Theatre’s latest play, Ropable, takes its audience to the Hitchcock-themed MacGuffin Hotel where a wedding is set to take place between the beautiful daughter of a famous crime novelist and her mother’s narcissistic ex-husband. A savage

Review: Omigod you guys, it’s just legally perfect!

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Legally Blonde – The Musical is a delightfully uplifting comedy packed with passion, pink and perfection! The musical is an adaption of the 2001 film and quite frankly a classier, funnier and less tacky version. The lead character Elle is a determined blonde armed with a degree in fashion merchandising who, with

Bright new era for top award-winning restaurant

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Christchurch - One of New Zealand most award-winning restaurants, Saggio di vino in Christchurch, has entered an exciting new chapter with a new owner, for the first time in 25 years. Saggio is now owned and run by its Chef Patron David Napier. The food is just outstanding and the ambience better