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Welcome to, 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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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
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

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Christchurch News

 23 Jun 2018
Stemming the flow - how Christchurch's top strategist plans to turn the tide on its water woes
The latest report on Christchurch's drinking water offers glimmers of hope among the grim reading. Dominic Harris sits down with new council water boss Helen Beaumont to find out how she plans to turn things around.

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