And one more event that we're also very pleased to support: Christchurch Art & Architecture, a one-day tour of fascinating homes and gardens, organised by Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery. Here are two of the properties we're looking forward to visiting - one is a house designed by the late Jonty Rout:

And the second is Miles Warren's wonderful house and garden, Ohinetahi.

Visit for more information about the tour and how to purchase tickets (which cost $110).