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In the Media 2016


  • 'Christchurch dazzled by Lean Means light festival at FESTA' on Newshub

    Watch footage from our headline event and see this night of lights, colour and community: 'Christchurch dazzled by Lean Means light festival at FESTA' (23 October 2013).
  • 'FESTA artwork maps lost Christchurch' on Stuff

    Read Will Harvie's article about collaborator Danielle Mileo's elegant artwork celebrating heritage architecture: 'FESTA artwork maps lost Christchurch' (24 October 2016).
  • 'The Christchurch that could be: How the FESTA festival of urban renewal is creating magic out of disaster' on The Spinoff

    Read Summer Hess's wonderful piece about FESTA and our tireless director, Jessica Halliday, on The Spinoff: 'The Christchurch that could be: How the FESTA festival of urban renewal is creating magic out of disaster' (21 October 2016).

  • 'A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste its opposite' in The Press

    Read Juliet Arnott's opinion piece in The Press: 'A resilient city is a resourceful city and waste its opposite' (19 October 2016).

  • Danny Squires and Martin Luff, FESTA collaborators, with Kim Hill on RNZ

    Listen to Danny Squires and Martin Luff of Space Craft Systems talk about the WikiHouse project and how we can change the built environment: (15 October 2016)

  • 'Food in City with FESTA' on Speak Up - Korerotia

    Listen to our collaborators from Cultivate, Ground Food Tours and Otakaro Orchard talk with Speak Up – Korerotia about urban food production and foraging: ‘Food in the city’ (5 October 2016).


  • Juliet Arnott, FESTA collaborator and strategic advisor, with Kim Hill on RNZ

    Listen to Juliet Arnott talk to Kim Hill about her work in repurposing waste materials through craft and design, and her upcoming events at FESTA: (8 October 2016).

  • ‘Transitional city making’ on The Big Idea

    Learn about how FESTA is evolving with the city and intertwining art with architecture in The Big Idea editorial featuring FESTA director Jessica Halliday: ‘Transitional city Making’ (5 October 2016).

  • ‘Sustainable designer pioneer in New Zealand to talk turning waste into wonder’ in the Dominion Post

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    Read more about creative director, Jos de Krieger, and his practice in the Dominion Post: ‘Sustainable designer pioneer in New Zealand to talk turning waste into wonders’ (8 August 2016).

  • Waste Architecture on RNZ

    Listen to Jesse Mulligan interview FESTA’s creative director, Jos de Krieger of Superuse Studios (Rotterdam), on Radio New Zealand: ‘Waste Architecture’ (27 July 2016).


In the Media 2014


  • ‘Flashback to Square’s movie past’ in The Press

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    Charlie Gates writes about the Picture Palace Parade tribute to Christchurch’s cinematic heritage in The Press: ‘Flashback to Square’s movie past’ (24 October 2014).

  • ‘The future will be live’ in Architecture Now

    Find out about the 2014 festival programme in Architecture Now‘s online editorial: ‘The future will be live’ (1 October 2014).

  • ‘Plenty for kids to get stuck into at FESTA’ in The Press

    Read Vicki Anderson’s article in The Press about children and youth events during FESTA: ‘Plenty for kids to get stuck into at FESTA’ (22 October 2014).

  • ‘FESTA plans outrageous spectacle’ in The Press

    Read Will Harvie’s about the 2014 headline events CityUps – the city of the future: ‘FESTA plans outrageous spectacle’ (15 September 2014).

  • ‘City Glow’ in The Press

    The food available at CityUps was delicious, international and affordable – a wee description in Cafe Chat: ‘City Glow’ by Abbie Napier (22 October 2014).


In the Media 2013


  • ‘Christchurch celebrates Festival of Transitional Architecture’ on TV3 Firstline

  • ‘Giant puppets take over Christchurch streets’ on TV3 News

    Watch the segment on FESTA 2013’s headline event, ‘Canterbury Tales’, on TV3 News (26 October 2013).

  • FESTA on RNZ’s Saturday Mornings with Kim Hill

    Listen to FESTA director Jessica Halliday in conversation with Kim Hill (7 September 2013).

  • ‘Canterbury Puppet Show’ on Campbell Live

    Watch John Campbell talk about the ‘Canterbury Puppet Show’ on Campbell Live (21 October 2013).

  • ‘Anything goes as Christchurch rebuilds’ in the Herald Sun

    Read Australian journalist Tijana Jaksic’s article about her trip to Christchurch during FESTA 2013: ‘Anything goes as Christchurch rebuilds’ (29 December 2013).

  • ‘Making Possible’ in Architecture New Zealand

    Read Clare Chapman’s article ‘Making Possible’ in Architecture New Zealand (January 2014).

  • ‘Weather no hindrance on FESTA’ in The Press

    Read Will Harvie’s article ‘Weather no hindrance on FESTA’ in The Press (28 October 2013).

  • ‘Three best things about FESTA’ in The Press

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    Read Will Harvie’s article ‘Three best things about FESTA’ in The Press (27 October 2013).

  • ‘Canterbury Tales’ on RNZ’s Arts on Sunday

    Learn about Free Theatre’s Canterbury Tales for FESTA 2013 on the Arts on Sunday (13 October 2013).

  • ‘Recycled Beats’ in The Press

    Read Vicki Anderson's article about Sound Garden's opening at FESTA 2013: ‘Sound Garden offers unique recycled beats’ in The Press (27 October 2013).