Christchurch

Saltbox Studio’s ┼îtautahi Music Access Program has been greenlit for its second season in 2024! To celebrate, we sat down with ┼îMAP’s director, Simon Claridge, for an in-depth conversation about what the program does, and why it has been renewed for a second season. Okay so, in a nutshell, explain to me what ┼îMAP is. […]

Spring Time is Heart-break is the thought-provoking name behind an exhibition at the Art Gallery, taking ┼îtautahi by storm. With RDU taking part in the exhibition’s launch last year, Liam thought it was about time to take a look at it himself. Working in textiles, sculpture, painting, photography, moving image, and sound. The twenty-four artists […]

Ahead of Nostalgia Festival 2024, Liam sat down with local fave, T.G. Shand – who is performing at the festival – for a chat about the festival, her music, and her inspirations. Thanks so much for having a chat! So, Nostalgia Festival 2024! You must be excited? Have you got much planned for your set? […]

It’s that time of year again. Winter has us in her firm, icy grasp and is refusing to let go. Thankfully, Go Live Festival is almost here! So, prepare to be blasted with musical performances hot enough to melt away even the most stubborn winter blues. We chatted with Christchurch City Council Events Producer Marc […]

SALTBOX Studios alongside RDU 98.5FM and Tyanhaus, with the support of the Christchurch City Council, is subsidising access for ┼îtautahi musicians to create and promote new work. The program subsidises and allows access for 20 artists or bands to produce unreleased pieces of music. With the program in full swing, we are excited to announce […]

Sound Systems have played a pivotal role in the development of music globally. From hip-hop to punk rock to electronic music ÔÇô rave to jungle to grime to garage. The impact on musicians, DjÔÇÖs and punters right here in ┼îtautahi has been felt for decades and has furthered the development of music in our city, […]

RDU 98.5FM has been the leading music broadcaster in ┼îtautahi since 1976. Championing our local and regional musicians by promoting their music, gigs, toursÔÇŽand personalities. Part of our community are a number of Sound System crews who bring together an array of communities to experience many modern or classic genres of music performed through sound […]

SALTBOX Studios alongside RDU 98.5FM and Tyanhaus, with the support of the Christchurch City Council, is subsidising access for ┼îtautahi musicians to create and promote new work. The program subsidises and allows access for 20 artists or bands to produce unreleased pieces of music. With the program in full swing, we are excited to announce […]

SALTBOX Studios alongside RDU 98.5FM and Tyanhaus, with the support of the Christchurch City Council, is subsidising access for ┼îtautahi musicians to create and promote new work. The program subsidises and allows access for 20 artists or bands to produce unreleased pieces of music. With the program in full swing, we are excited to announce […]

Nostalgia Festival is back and better than ever – returning to your backyard on February the 11th 2023. The one-of-a-kind summer event, Nostalgia Festival is held at the replica early-1900s township in Ferrymead Heritage Park. The park features several restored cottages, a schoolhouse, church, and showrooms that all reflect the time period and let visitors […]


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