Canterbury Warnings and Dangers

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    Wasps feeding on honeydew.
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Canterbury Warnings and Dangers

  • Departure Tax at the Airport

    Christchurch Warnings and Dangers

    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 of the airfare costs. Refunds If you believe you have paid more than NZ$25 for your return trip, or NZ$12.50 each way, then you can request a...

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  • at nite

    Christchurch Warnings and Dangers

    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 night are at the sydenham (pronounced sid-nam) end of colombo st (most cars parked there overnight get damaged, if not all), in and around the city...

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  • Air pollution in winter

    Christchurch Warnings and Dangers

    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 have a recipe for bad air. It's supposed to have been worse 10-20 years back, but I think it's still bad. So bad that when I went to Wellington on a...

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  • Smokers

    Christchurch Warnings and Dangers

    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 Example; Drivers Lic Passport Identity card

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  • on ya own.

    often your are on ya own when driving on Countryside roads. coarse asphalt, or gravel...good tyres should be a priority. and don't drive too fast, watch the corners, often they're is a sign, warning to lower the speed....do it!! if it says 40km/h then that's it...a higher speed...which I done once..nearly trew me out into the paddock....and these...

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