Christchurch Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Departure Tax at the Airport

    Departure Charge for International Flights You no longer need to pay a a separate departure charge at Christchurch Airport. NZ$12.50 will be applied to each international arrival and departure as part...

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  • 2. at nite

    although a visually stunning city, christchurch is quite dangerous at night. I lived there for four years, and got regularly hassled by groups of drunk young guys (15-20). the most dangerous areas at...

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  • 3. Air pollution in winter

    Christchurch lies on a river plain and most of the time in winter it's not that windy, so the smog settles pretty quickly. Add to that all the fireplaces and woodburners in people's homes than you...

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  • 4. Smokers

    You need to be 18 years or more to buy alcohol. So if you want to buy alcohol in supermarkets and liquor stores you will be asked for identification of age if you look under 25 years of age. For...

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  • 5. Driving

    Yes, I guess it's due to the earthquake quite recently. It's no big deal, but if you're driving and are solely relying on your GPS, you may be in a little trouble. At least that was what I...

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  • 6. Don't bring any food into NZ

    I was flying into CHC from SIN, and at the airport in SIN I had to fill in this looong passenger declaration form. Usually it's a breeze, but this one wasn't. It seemed like I could not bring any...

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  • 7. Water and Fire restrictions on

    COUNCIL NOTICE As hot, dry weather conditions begin to make a significant impact on the region, local councils have issued fire and water restrictions. Recent drought conditions and persistent...

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  • 8. New Zealand's natural Pick-Pocket - the Kea

    All the other warnings are definitely true about this cheeky little bird, the Kea. While we were in a bird sanctuary learning about a different bird, I felt a...

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  • 9. Tour Buses are no Banksafes

    Just some time ago when we walked past Victoria Square we saw this tourist bus's shattered glass door. As we could not find any travel group in the park or the...

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  • 10. Restroom Thefts at the Arts Centre

    How sad is this???Lately I spotted a sign in the toilets of the Arts Centre, telling people that they should not hang their (hand)bags on the hooks at the...

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  • 11. Boy Racers

    Christchurch has a growing number of youths racing around Christchurch in their fast cars. These so called 'boy racers' (they call themselves 'car enthusiasts')...

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  • 12. Growing Violence in the City Centre

    Unprovoked attacks are getting more and more common in the city centre at night. Not only drunken people and people on drugs cause massive problems. One of the...

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  • 13. Be careful at night

    Christchurch has been rapidly getting a bname for not being one of the safest places to visit. Like most cities, Christchurch has its 'braindead' element who...

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  • 14. Cycling in the City and the Port Hills

    The photo speaks for itself. As we have a tourist tramway travelling on a circle line in the city, you must be aware of the tracks. Do not get too close to them...

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  • 15. Maori Warrior Face

    If you are in the surrounding areas of Christchurch (not on an organized tour), and you run across a native Maori... make sure you do whatever possible not to...

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  • 16. Bird on the Head!

    We noticed that quite consistently, every statue we came across in Christchurch had a seagull perched on top of it. In many times, the bird was doing more than...

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  • 17. Danger for Campervans at Supermarket

    It does not happen every day but it is reported in the local newspaper (The Press) every now and then. Tourists park their campervans on the carpark of a big...

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  • 18. If you get into Trouble

    The Police Kiosk in the Cathedral Square is a safe haven if you find yourself in trouble. There are Police on duty so you can pop in and have a chat if you have...

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  • 19. Feb & March are our busy months

    Be warned that Christchurch has its busiest visitor months in February and March. This means that hotel, motel & all other rooms are in short supply. If you are...

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  • 20. Luggage Theft at Christchurch Domestic Airport

    Althouth there have not been any newspaper reports about this problem lately there still is a risk that luggage gets stolen at Christchurch Domestic Airport....

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  • 21. Do not drink too much Guinness

    Wonderful Service and pizza at Bailies Irish Bar near Cathedral Square could lead to excessive consumption! This can result in sleep-walking and worse! Don't go...

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