Christchurch Local Customs

  • Flower arrangement in front of the Cathedral.
    Flower arrangement in front of the...
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  • Installations in process.
    Installations in process.
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  • The Whanau with the Crier
    The Whanau with the Crier
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Christchurch

  • 1. Local People

    This old english method of having a bloke yelling the news pre newspaper days was trialled a few years ago as a tourism stunt - and it stuck. The Town Crier of Christchurch screams a few items of...

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  • 2. Wizard

    Speaking to the masses, though not so often these days, is the Christchurch Wizard aka Ian Brackenbury Channell. He has actually been deemed a "living work of art" and has been doing his thing in...

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  • 3. Useful Tips.......Emergency number

    The New Zealand dollar has depreciated in value over the last few years. It now lies around $1NZ=$0.49US good for all of you wanting to travel to NZ but bad for us kiwi's!! The notes were changed...

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  • 4. Maori

    When you are entering into Maori cultural exhibits, the visitors must be invited in to join the community before entering. Your group must select a chief or king for the group, and then that leader...

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  • 5. Climate

    The South Island is cooler than the North Island by a few degrees but on the whole NZ is known for its clean air. Average temps in winter (July) 1C – 12C Average temps in summer (January) 12C –...

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  • 6. Driving

    When you drive along the Summit Road please thank all the idiots of Christchurch for being able to park on such nice carparks along the road. Those carparks have been altered attractively because car...

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  • 7. Ellerslie Int. Flower Show Has Moved to Chch

    The first Ellerslie International Flower Show in Christchurch took place in Hagley Park from 11 to 15 March 2009. But already before the start there were...

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  • 8. World Buskers Festival in January

    Update 19 January 2012 - World Buskers Festival from 19 to 29 January 2012Due to the earthquakes Cathedral Square cannot be the main "stage" of the World...

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  • 9. Be proud of the Crusaders - Viva Red and Black!

    If you love to wear red and black you are at the right place in Christchurch. Red and black are the colours of Canterbury, of the Canterbury (Lion) Brewery in...

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  • 10. Chinese Lantern Festival on Victoria Square

    Date for 2010:6 and 7 March (Sat/Sun)In 2008 they were terribly unlucky with this two day festival in early March. We had great weather all the time, and when...

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  • 11. Arts Festival Biennially in Winter

    The Christchurch Arts Festival is held biennially in mid-winter. The last time it took place was in 2009. The next one is scheduled for 4 to 21 August 2011.The...

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  • 12. Festival of Flowers each year in February

    The Festival of Flowers takes place every year in February and lasts 10 days. This year (2010) the dates are 19 February to 14 March.Christchurch prides itself...

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  • 13. Summertime Festival: Classical Sparks in the Park

    The Summertime Festival in Christchurch is a big fun time with lots of great and free activities and attractions, concerts and other entertainment. The...

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  • 14. Teddybear Picnic in the Park

    Every year in summer - like in other cities in New Zealand - a teddybear picnic takes place in Christchurch. Until 2008 it was in Hagley Park. This pinic is a...

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  • 15. Christchurch Heroes

    Although those twelve bronze busts are perfectly executed - despite Margaret Mahy looking like a man, well, she might look like a man... - I find this display...

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  • 16. Scared Scriptless = great Comedy Show

    I nearly wondered if I should not post this under "Nightlife Tips" because it starts so late. What I know is that I do not want to extend my list of Things to...

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  • 17. The Ballantynes Christmas Window

    Although I have no children, will never get used to Christmas in summer and therefore do not get into the Christmas spirit, I never miss to go to the city and...

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  • 18. Airport Penguins

    Since Christchurch is the official launching point to Antarctica, it would only be normal for the local mascot of the ChCh airport to be the penguin! This fun...

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  • 19. Show Week

    The 2nd Tuesday in November is the annual horse race - the NZ Trotting Cup. The Friday of that week is Canterbury Anniversary Day (it's actually 16 December but...

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  • 20. Housing New Zealand: Pigs have their own Homes

    When you drive to the West Coast and look over the paddocks to your left, near West Melton, you will spot something typical for Mid and South Canterbury: Pigs...

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  • 21. Fundraising with Sausage Sizzles

    New Zealanders are fundraising all the time, for schools, churches, privately funded surgeries, just everything. Garage sales, kids selling chocolate and...

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  • 22. Cup and Show Week with horse races in November

    Show Week is an endless celebration, party-time and fashion frenzy around Canterbury Anniversary Day which is - so the wording of the Christchurch City Council...

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  • 23. Take lots of photos

    The only way you can truely remember what you did is to take lots and lots of photos. In this photo an American couple is taking a picture in front of the Scott...

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  • 24. smile...

    may be it is ussual for England way countries, but i have never seen a 2-taps wash-bowl before :))))

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