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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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Coca-Cola Christmas In the Park
North Hagley Park, Christchurch
Saturday 25 November 2017
Gardens Of Sumner
Sumner Beach, Christchurch
Sunday 26 November 2017
Christmas Day Buffet
Chateau on the Park, Christchurch
Monday 25 December 2017
Chicago
Court Theatre, Christchurch
From Saturday 25 November 2017 to Saturday 20 January 2018
Salmonella Dub Featuring the Return of Tiki Taane
Hagley Park North, Christchurch
Saturday 13 January 2018

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Christchurch News

 22 Nov 2017 

The Press
New Christchurch Science Alive headquarters cut from $25 million to $5m
The Press
Building consents for work on the library and tower buildings have been lodged with the Christchurch City Council. "It will be really quite exciting to have the centre finally operating." Mortensen said about three Science Alive galleries could be ...

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