I have to include this tip - we found it just so unusual.
The currency exchange is on Cathedral Square, and had the best rate on the day for us to exchange NZ dollars back into $AUS.
But what's really unusual about this place (besides the too vibrant colour scheme - I was becoming used to seeing these types of buildings all the time) is that while you were waiting for a teller, you could either sit on a vibrant lime green velour couch in the window, or on 2 equally vivid bean bags, and watch a video set in the wall, telling you all about Christchurch's main tourist attractions.
Quite a novel idea for a bank!
Here's your view of the ANZ currency exchange, while comfortably ensconced on their couch.
Yellow, orange, green -
what a colour scheme...
I guess you could call it 'funky' but those words aren't often used when describing banks!