The Thug hunter of Cashmere

The back roads of North India’s mofussil in the first half of the nineteenth century were not a place where you would wish to find yourself alone. Not only had the decline of the once mighty Mughal Empire led to instability, but the region had also suffered from the wars between the Marathas and the…
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Recent necrology, December 2016

Some well-known people who have died recently Richard Adams, 1920-2016 English novelist best known as the author of Watership Down. Read Old friends, old friends, sat on a bench like bookends…, Jo's tribute to Richard Adams and the world of Watership Down. Michele Amas, 1961-2016 Prominent Wellington actress and poet E. R. Braithwaite, 1912-2016 Guyanese-born…
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New year, new you

Who do you want to be in 2017? Someone better organised/less stressed/fitter/richer/more fulfilled? The only thing stopping you is you... or maybe it's just that you haven't found the right programme, philosophy or inspiration yet. That being the case, here are some suggestions to set you on the path of the righteous/smug. Ditching bad habits We've…
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The Gig Guide: January 2017

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue? Comedy James Nokise 19 January Nina Conti 19 - 28 January Nothing but stand-up, with MC Urzila Carlson 19-28 January Kids Jack and the beanstalk 18 January Music Legally Blonde…
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