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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 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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Cirque Du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
From Friday 1 September 2017 to Sunday 10 September 2017
Winter Warmer Night Market
The Arts Centre of Christchurch, Christchurch
From Friday 25 August 2017 to Saturday 26 August 2017
Lads on Tour Cabaret
Halo Bar & Lounge, Christchurch
Saturday 26 August 2017
Kevin Bridges NZ Tour
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Sunday 24 September 2017
The Dandy Warhols
The Foundry, Christchurch
Tuesday 19 September 2017

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In the Christchurch District Court on Thursday, Ethan Stuart Batt, 19, was jailed for two years and three months on two charges of failing to stop for police, resisting officers, reckless driving, two charges of unlawfully taking cars, two charges of ...

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