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Welcome to Christchurch.NZ.com, a website dedicated to providing information about Christchurch, New Zealand. Find your perfect hotel or other accommodation for your stay, or book something to do in the tours or activities section.

Christchurch is in recovery following a series of earthquakes from September 4, 2010. The most damaging earthquake was on February 22, 2011; when 185 people lost their lives. The central business district (including Cathedral Square) remains closed as a result of many weakened buildings that are yet to be demolished. With much of the central business district is still fenced off and many hotels in this area now unavailable, it is important to book your accommodation in advance.

Bringing retail back to the centre of town is New Zealand's first pop-up mall Re:START. The mall has established itself in the old city mall with boutique fashion outlets, great food and coffee, and creative architecture.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island, with a population of over 300,000. The Garden City was also, pre-earthquakes, the most attractive city in New Zealand, with extensive inner city public gardens and parks, the shallow Avon river meandering though the city centre, and a pedestrian oriented downtown centred on Cathedral Square. Redevelopment plans intend to restore central Christchurch around the featured garden areas and Avon river.

Christchurch was a planned settlement founded by English colonialists. This rich English history is still apparent in the city's atmosphere; tram lines loop around the city, you can punt down the Avon, and the city was scattered with impressive Neo-Gothic buildings.

Christchurch enjoyed the largest collection of Gothic architecture in the country, with Christchurch Cathedral, the Canterbury Museum, Christ's College School, and the former University of Canterbury, which was converted to the cultural centre of Christchurch, the Arts Centre. Post-earthquake, the Cathedral is a shell and the Arts Centre has suffered extensive damage.

Christchurch is also a city which embraces festivity, with a continuous stream of events and festivals throughout the year, including the Christchurch Arts Festival, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, the World Buskers Festival, the Lyttelton Festival of Lights, the Ellerslie International Flower Show and the Antarctic Festival - each celebrating particular aspects of Christchurch's unique character.

Christchurch contains one of the two main international airports for the country, and is connected via a tunnel to a seaport at Lyttelton on Bank's Peninsula. It is the Gateway to the South Island and is the perfect place to launch your New Zealand holiday.

Christchurch Cathedral (pre earthquake) Punting on the Avon Daffodils in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens

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Big Bargain Book Sale
Pioneer Leisure Centre, Christchurch
Today to Saturday 25 March 2017
Mary Coughlan, With Special Guest Jimmy Smyth
The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, Christchurch
Thursday 25 May 2017
Big Brand Surf, Street, Skate, Snow Clothing & Shoes Sale
Christchurch
Today to Sunday 26 March 2017
Ray White New Brighton Duke Festival
New Brighton Pier, Christchurch
Sunday 26 March 2017
Alison Moyet
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Monday 16 October 2017

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Christchurch News

 23 Mar 2017 

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Major artwork gifted as a legacy for Christchurch quake victim
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Six years after Lisa Willems died in the February 2011 earthquake, her husband has helped gift a major public artwork to Christchurch as part of an $85 million city development. Ben Willems, a partner at accounting firm EY, watched as the artwork, Pupu ...

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