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October Newsletter

Dux Central: 'A love letter to Dux de Lux'

'Acclaimed New Zealand songwriter Jordan Luck recalls creating the video for the Dance Exponents song Victoria – recorded in1984 and still regarded as one of the nation's most treasured tunes of all time - at the Dux de Lux.

In white hat and scarf, Christchurch character Al Park, of Louis and the Hotsticks, played the role of the pimp and Michelle Robinson starred as Vicky in the classic music video. Many key scenes were filmed at the Dux de Lux, located at the Arts Centre near Hagley Park.'

Dux De Lux was a significant landmark in our nations hospitality and live music history, which unfortunately all came crashing down with the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.

After tirelessly searching for that perfect space for the soon to be Dux, Dux Central was established in 2015 and quickly became Christchurch’s favourite local. Being spoilt for choice with four unique spaces, along with its gastropub menu and impressive selection of brews, it is certainly the closest replication of our OG Dux De Lux.

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Deal of the Month

Deal of October is Pizza Sunday! This sweet deal runs all-day Sunday with $18 Pizzas! With flavours such as Smoked Akaroa Salmon and Mojo Pulled Chicken. there is no reason not to join us for a Sunday sesh!


Hello Spring Time! Hello cocktails and beers in the sun.

We have a vast selection of cocktails, beers and wine! There is always something for everyone so, come on down and find your new fave brew.

Meet you at the Dux!



The Urban Wine Walk is heading your way on Saturday 28th October! Dux Central is proudly teaming up with Te Mata Estate for the Wine Walk. For more info click here



The Dux Central and MAINZ Vinyl Day is happening Sunday 15th October. The event starts at 12 noon sharp, and goes until 4pm with your hosts Missy G and Tim B. Don't expect your usual dusty record fair..

. Vendors will be diverse in style, and of high quality.


Rugby World Cup 2023

Dux Central is proud to be streaming the Rugby World Cup 2023 games! We will be streaming all of the New Zealand games live plus many others. Stay tuned on our here for schedules and timings of games.


Dux Central Website Update!

Spring has sprung, and so has our website!

Explore our fresh updates online this season here.



At Dux Central we can host functions for groups of 30 - 140 and have no venue hire fee!*

We have three different spaces available for hire - The Upper Dux with a large outdoor balcony, The Poplar Social Club a cozy intimate gathering space or the elegant deluxe Emerald Room. *TnCs apply

To enquire about or spaces flick an email through to

Meet you at the Dux!



Dux Dine

Vote for Dux Dine!

In the upcoming New Zealand election, consider casting a unique vote by dining at Dux Dine! Our Seafood and Vegetarian restaurant is offering GST-Free meals every Tuesday, and it's more than a tasty meal; it's a cause worth supporting.

Our initiative looks to tackle the challenge of accessible, nutritious meals. By dining here, you promote affordable healthy eating in your community. Link your choice to dine at Dux Dine with voting in the election, both actions influence your community's well-being

Support Dux Dine, and cast a vote for affordable, healthy dining, local businesses, and a flourishing Christchurch community. To get involved, mention GST-Free when ordering and receive 15% off your meals.

Let's make a difference - one meal at a time!


Dux Dine - 'A Glimpse of the Past'

View of 28 Riccarton Road, taken from a dehydration works chimney - Credits to Christchurch Star archive & Christchurch City Libraries

Behold the Dux Dine Villa, circa 1940. Once standing as home to the Station Masters of Riccarton Railroad, the villa nestled beside the railway lines in the rustic North Riccarton. Station Masters posted in the villa were responsible for the safety and efficiency of the Riccarton Railway Station.

When Dux De Lux was damaged irreparably by the 2011 Christchurch Earthquakes, Founder, Richard Sinke set out to continue the spirit of the beloved community treasure. The selection of the old villa on 28 Riccarton Road was driven by the assortment of delightful spaces and inviting comfortable atmosphere.


Musician Profile

Caitlin Bradley (CAITLIN) is an emerging songwriter in indie-pop music scene, known for her sonic and lyrical maturity, infectious energy, and her ability to win over audiences with captivating performances.

Caitlin has a great sense of representing emotion and stories sonically, working closely with her producers. Her musical maturity is especially showcased in her latest release ‘Light Leak’, with sounds that allude to production styles of Ethan Gruska and Bon Iver. Produced by Will McGillivray (Goodwill, Nomad), ‘Light Leak’ has become a fan-favourite with her most vulnerable lyrics, intimate vocals, and sensitively crafted production yet. The indie folk-pop tune carries strong lyrical and melodic songwriting that stands as a strong contender in her genre.



Giveaway Winner!

If you have been into Dux Dine recently, you may have noticed our recent Giveaway competition. We are proud to announce the competition winner Trudy. Check out this awesome snap - ladies enjoying the Gin Garden!



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