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Christchurch is in recovery following a series of earthquakes from September 4, 2010. The most damaging earthquake was on February 22, 2011; when 185 people lost their lives. The central business district (including Cathedral Square) remains closed as a result of many weakened buildings that are yet to be demolished. With much of the central business district is still fenced off and many hotels in this area now unavailable, it is important to book your accommodation in advance.

Bringing retail back to the centre of town is New Zealand's first pop-up mall Re:START. The mall has established itself in the old city mall with boutique fashion outlets, great food and coffee, and creative architecture.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island, with a population of over 300,000. The Garden City was also, pre-earthquakes, the most attractive city in New Zealand, with extensive inner city public gardens and parks, the shallow Avon river meandering though the city centre, and a pedestrian oriented downtown centred on Cathedral Square. Redevelopment plans intend to restore central Christchurch around the featured garden areas and Avon river.

Christchurch was a planned settlement founded by English colonialists. This rich English history is still apparent in the city's atmosphere; tram lines loop around the city, you can punt down the Avon, and the city was scattered with impressive Neo-Gothic buildings.

Christchurch enjoyed the largest collection of Gothic architecture in the country, with Christchurch Cathedral, the Canterbury Museum, Christ's College School, and the former University of Canterbury, which was converted to the cultural centre of Christchurch, the Arts Centre. Post-earthquake, the Cathedral is a shell and the Arts Centre has suffered extensive damage.

Christchurch is also a city which embraces festivity, with a continuous stream of events and festivals throughout the year, including the Christchurch Arts Festival, New Zealand Cup and Show Week, the World Buskers Festival, the Lyttelton Festival of Lights, the Ellerslie International Flower Show and the Antarctic Festival - each celebrating particular aspects of Christchurch's unique character.

Christchurch contains one of the two main international airports for the country, and is connected via a tunnel to a seaport at Lyttelton on Bank's Peninsula. It is the Gateway to the South Island and is the perfect place to launch your New Zealand holiday.

Christchurch Cathedral (pre earthquake) Punting on the Avon Daffodils in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens

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Featured Christchurch Events

New Brighton Beach Carnival Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side Nina Conti: In Your Face Ingham's Lazy Sundays
New Brighton Beach Carnival
New Brighton Village Green, Christchurch
Today to Sunday 22 January 2017
Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side
Chateau on the Park, Christchurch
Friday 17 March 2017
Nina Conti: In Your Face
Christ's College, Christchurch
From Thursday 19 January 2017 to Saturday 28 January 2017
Boulivard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch
Today to Thursday 1 June 2017
Ingham's Lazy Sundays
Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch
From Sunday 22 January 2017 to Sunday 26 February 2017

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Christchurch News

 16 Jan 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Christchurch's multimillion dollar housing market: Biggest sale $5.6 million in 2016
Stuff.co.nz
Christchurch real estate is moving into the multimillion-dollar bracket with several homes selling for between $3 million and $6m in the past year. The highest price paid was $5.65m for a modern, five-bedroom, 540 square metre house on Glandovey Rd ...

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