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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 has a mix of brand new high specification buildings, restored buildings, old buildings showing earthquake damage, and empty sites cleared after demolition. Christchurch provides is a unique view on a city rebuilding - which makes it a must see destination.

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 (in Cathedral Square), 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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The Christchurch Art Show - Show Days The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour Alice! Sue Nicholson Psychic Development Workshop - Level 1 NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show
The Christchurch Art Show - Show Days
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch
Today only at 10:00 a.m.
The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour
The Foundry, Christchurch
Saturday 7 July 2018
Alice!
Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch
From Monday 2 July 2018 to Thursday 5 July 2018
Sue Nicholson Psychic Development Workshop - Level 1
DoubleTree by Hilton Chateau on the Park, Christchurch
Today only at 8:30 a.m.
NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
From Friday 6 July 2018 to Sunday 8 July 2018

Christchurch - Google News

Christchurch News

 22 Jun 2018 

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Saturday sport back in play for Christchurch kids
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Saturday sport is back on for Christchurch kids after wet weather water-logged grounds beyond play. For the last two weekends, only limited play has been allowed on the council's sports fields because fields were too water-logged. However this week's ...

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