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Thursday 4 December

Today on Good Morning we're in the garden city of Christchurch.

Christchurch mayor Bob Parker joins Brendon and Astar , as the Good Morning traveling road show hits the Garden City.

Tamara Jane shares a great gift idea - jeweled Christmas cakes.

We hear from a quartet that won the NZ Secondary Schools Chamber music competition for the past two years, the Bedrich Quartet.

Ken Franklin takes us on a tour of the Christchurch Art Centre and describes the history of the iconic Garden City attraction.

Christchurch plays host to the Ellerslie International Flower Show next year. The exhibition manager, Kate Hiller , explains what the move south means to the show and the city.

Brendon and Astar meet Carrot the Clown and Ollie Ricken, members of the Circo Arts School

Silver Fern Adine Wilson talks about life as a mother, and her return to netball.

Sue Nicholson continues her series looking at what our drawings are trying to tell us.

Maynard Noordeloos, from the Backstage Bakery, reveals the baking secrets of the Christchurch Arts Centre

Think Christchurch and you think of the Wizard. He casts a spell over Astar and Brendon as they catch up with the man himself.

Then Jane Clifton, Barry Soper and Willie Jackson look at the issues that are facing our new prime minister.

Chef Richard Till shows us some quick and easy recipes for the party season.

We look back on 2008 from the Canterbury point of view, with Joe Bennett, Gary McCormick and Mark Hadlow.

TV personality and all-round nice guy Jason Gunn talks about the place he calls home, Christchurch.

Tomorrow Brendon and Astar will be checking out Brendon's hometown of Greymouth.

Good Morning would like to thank Air NZ for flying our presenters to Invercargill.

Watch & Win

For more information about all the suppliers of accommodation, tours, dining and tourist experiences in today's great southern getaway to Christchurch, see the links below!

Huntley House  
Built in 1876, Huntley House has kept its unique architecture and design and offers fine accommodation. This historic boutique hotel is set on more than two acres of established lawns and gardens and is located just 10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and the centre of town.

Ellerslie International Flower Show
To be hosted in Christchurch for the first time, Ellerslie International Flower Show is New Zealand's premier week-long Garden Party. A new city, a new venue and a new image - the 14th Ellerslie International Flower Show in March 2009 is shaping up to be the best yet.

The Curator's House
Built in 1920 as the original residence of the curator of the Botanic Gardens, The Curator's House still possesses the charming architecture of an historic cottage.  Now an elegant restaurant serving fresh New Zealand food with a hint of Spain, it is a superb venue to dine and absorb the stunning surroundings.

SOL Square
New life has been breathed into one of Christchurch's oldest precincts and SOL is quickly becoming THE place to shop, dine and drink. With a proud history in fashion and textiles, this distinct heritage district in central Christchurch is now home to some of the city's top restaurants, cafés, bars, nightclubs and fashion retailers. The busy precinct is linked together by a network of lanes which give Christchurch an urban edge that belies its Garden City status.

Garden City Helicopters
Garden City Helicopters, based in Christchurch, New Zealand are Canterbury's most experienced Helicopter operator. They will take you on a journey to the Banks Peninsula, one of the gems of Canterbury.

Black Cat Group
Embark with the first cruise boat company in the world to get the coveted Green Globe 21 - an international programme to ensure best environmental practices -  to meet the world's rarest dolphins, the Hector Dolphins and try on the Black Cat dry suit which will enable you to go in the Water of Akaroa Harbour without getting wet.

French Farm Winery & Restaurant
Known for its distinctive French-provincial style, French Farm Winery & Restaurant is a venue like no other. Enjoy a lunch platter with a bottle of wine of your choice. No matter which way you look the backdrop is inspiring.

Goodie Bag

For more information about all the suppliers of today's Goodie bag prizes see the links below:

The Fudge Cottage
Annie's Restaurant
Dux De Lux
Court Theatre
The Academy Cinema
Untouched World
Terrace Downs