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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 has a mix of brand new high specification buildings, restored buildings, old buildings showing earthquake damage, and empty sites cleared after demolition. Christchurch provides is a unique view on a city rebuilding - which makes it a must see destination.

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 (in Cathedral Square), 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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Devilskin NZ Tour 2017 Cirque Du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight NaturePlay, Take Childhood Back Katchafire Salmonella Dub Featuring the Return of Tiki Taane
Devilskin NZ Tour 2017
The Bedford Marquee, Christchurch
From Saturday 7 October 2017 to Sunday 8 October 2017
Cirque Du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
From Friday 1 September 2017 to Sunday 10 September 2017
NaturePlay, Take Childhood Back
Christchurch Art Gallery - Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch
Thursday 31 August 2017
Katchafire
The Bedford Bigtop, Christchurch
Saturday 19 August 2017
Salmonella Dub Featuring the Return of Tiki Taane
Hagley Park North, Christchurch
Saturday 13 January 2018

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Christchurch News

 25 Jul 2017 

Stuff.co.nz
Only 10 per cent of Greater Christchurch school rebuild and repair programme complete
Stuff.co.nz
Christchurch Girls' High (CGHS), Boys' High (CBHS), Kaiapoi High, Beckenham and Wharenui schools were among those operating out of board-funded pre-fabs, libraries, staff rooms and second sites. Seventeen schools were entering the programme early, ...

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