Christchurch Favorites

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  • 1. Downtown Christchurch

    - The city centre features a huge new steel sculpture, an oversized bunch of wheat, higher than the surrounding high-rise buildings. Its name is "Flour Power". (August/September 2008) The square at...

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  • 2. Architecture

    - This impressive stately building with its classical ornamentation is located right behind Christchurch Cathedral, and opposite the Press buidling and Cathedral Junction. It was designed in 1909 (and...

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  • 3. Currency Exchange

    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...

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  • 4. Bridge of Remembrance

    The bridge of Remebrance is just that, a momument to all soldiers who went to war in the various theatres of war last centuary. This includes both World Wars won by the British with the help of our...

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  • 5. View from the top

    Christchurch is a very flat city. You get a real sense of this from the air when you are on your way out. The city is squished up against the port hills with homes covering much of their lower slopes....

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  • 6. Beautiful flowers

    Floral Clock On reserve in Victoria Square south west of Town Hall adjoining amphitheatre Floral Clock presented to the citizens of Christchurch by Calder Mackay Co Ltd in 1953. Two bronze plaques...

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  • 7. Hagley Park

    When the first settlers from England arrived at Lyttelton in 1850, they brought with them the gardening traditions of that country. It was just 13 years after their arrival that the initial plans were...

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  • 8. Millennium Chalice

    I was very amused by the negative reaction many Cantabrians have towards the Millennium Chalice in Cathedral Square. This modern piece of sculpture is suitably celebratory in its style and to me is a...

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  • 9. John Britten, son of Christchurch.

    John Britten, inventor extraordinaire. Christchurch is the home of the Britten motorcyle. It has a revolutionary motor, quite different to the conventional and previous styles. This motorcycle goes...

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  • 10. Port Hills

    The Summit Road, drive it or bike it or take a bus then walk it. Breathtaking views over Christchurch City, the Southern Alps, Pegasus Bay, Lyttleton Harbour and the Banks Peninsula - often all from...

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  • 11. If it's rugby season, which is...

    If it's rugby season, which is generally March - October, you absolutely must go to a rugby game and see the local boys (Canterbury Crusaders for Super 12 competition) play at Jade Stadium...check out...

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  • 12. Freezing conditions.. Antarctic Centre

    The Visitor Centre International Antarctic Centre allows you to experience real Antarctic conditions with Audiovisual and Touch Screen technology. Feel "genuine" Antarctic wind chill or slide down a...

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  • 13. City Library - Place to Read Papers and Magazines

    New locationsAfter the earthquakes many of Christchurch's libraries - including the Central library - were closed and had to move. Locations have changed...

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  • 14. The best Time to See Kiwis at the Willowbank

    So many people who come to New Zealand want to see a kiwi. On my NZ page I have listed the places where you can see kiwis - but of course, it is never 100%...

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  • 15. SummerTimes Events

    - Earthquake update June 2011Surely not a lot of events taking place at the moment but entertainment is not dead in Christchurch - however, hugely compromised....

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  • 16. Produce and fruit fresh from the orchard

    Every now and then people ask where they can get or pick fresh fruit. There are quite a lot of places in and around Christchurch for this., also places for...

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  • 17. Safety in Christchurch after the earthquakes

    -As you might know, our earthquake history is an ongoing issue. The latest big ones struck on 23 December 2011 and had the magnitudes 5.8 and 6.0.Of course,...

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  • 18. After the earthquakes: New Visitor Centre (i-site)

    -It has been quite difficult to find visitor information outside the airport since the February earthquake (22 Feb 2011).But now, after eight months in...

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  • 19. Service for Disabled People

    -I have not made any experience with the service for the disabled but I think it is already a good thing to have it at all, as not all people are able to...

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  • 20. The Garden City

    Christchurch prides itself as the Garden City. And more: In 1996, Christchurch was acknowledged as the outstanding garden city from 620 international entries...

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  • 21. Where to get Information and Bookings

    -Earthquake update June 2011As the CBD is closed down since the February earthquake, best you get all information, brochures, booklets and free accommodation...

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  • 22. Firefighters' Memorial

    Visit the Firefighters' Memorial in central Christchurch on the corner of Madras and Kilmore Streets. There is a rather unique memorial in the central area of...

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  • 23. Feral Pigs

    Feral Pigs run rampant around New Zealand, and are often referred to as "Captain Cookers" or "Tuskers", made famous by the fact that they were introduced by...

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  • 24. Remembering the First Four Ships

    -It has taken me quite a while until I first noticed the plaques at the benches in front of the former post-office (now Visitor Information Centre and...

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  • 25. What to Expect from the Weather in a normal Year

    I am quite happy with the weather and temperatures in Christchurch – and on the other side of the hills in Lyttelton I enjoy it even more because the winter...

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