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Kete Christchurch is an online resource bringing together records of local events, people, places and events - current and historical. Our aim is to gather the knowledge held by the community about the Christchurch and Banks Peninsula area by inviting people to share stories, photos, video and audio on this site.
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Herbert Glasson was a First World War soldier with links to New Brighton
Oswald Norris was a First World War soldier with links to New Brighton.
Story Book Circus toured New Zealand between 2006 - 2008 They performed in North Hagley Park in January 2007 The
Named after Lillian Anne MacKenzie, née Gahagan, (1886?-1968).
Christchurch's Roman Catholic cathedral, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, is considered one of the finest examples of Church architecture
Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch’s first mental asylum, was opened in 1863. It was built to house those who were considered insane,
Covering a block between Colombo Street and Durham Street. Now demolished. New hospital now situated at the Main
Christchurch Netball Centre is one of the largest netball centres in New Zealand and caters for netball players, coaches, umpires
Christchurch lost its right to host any Rugby World Cup matches following the devastating damage to AMI stadium during the
A temporary entertainment and performance events village constructed in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The venue also supported
Located in the central city, Hagley Park is formed of North and South Hagley Park, separated by Riccarton Avenue. Visitors
North Hagley Park (87.17 hectares) is the section of Hagley Park lying to the south of Harper Avenue.
South Hagley Park (70.507 hectares) is the section of Hagley Park that lies to the south of North Hagley Park,
Little Hagley Park (6.96 hectares), is the northern section of Hagley Park lying to the north of Harper Avenue.
A cluster of shops arount the intersection of Clyde Road and Ilam Road. With the newer Fendalton Village Mall and
The 2014 Christchurch Photo Hunt is on now. Christchurch City Libraries’ annual Photo Hunt – is an opportunity to discover
Draws together images of the same places or people taken at different time periods.
Ferrymead Heritage Park was formed in the 1960s by a group of enthusiasts with the aim of preserving local heritage
Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Parkroyal Hotel) on the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets. was damaged and then demolished
Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Parkroyal Hotel) on the corner of Kilmore and Durham Streets.
The Trinity Centre, corner Worcester and Manchester streets. Formerly a church, and later used as a performance space, and then
Named after Halton, a house on Norman’s Road.
Named after the HMNZS Gambia.
Named after Claremont House, a large 18th century mansion near Esher in Surrey. Wakefield Avenue first appears in street directories
Referred to as a “new street” in The Press in 1913. First appears in street directories in 1915. Diedrich Wilhelm
Named after Thomas de Renzy Condell (1848-1923).
One of the Papanui War Memorial Avenues.
Christchurch City Libraries is now a network of 20 libraries and a mobile library operating throughout the City Council area.
Established in 1863 within a loop of the Avon River, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens have always been once of Christchurch’s
The flamboyant and colourful Edwardian Peacock Fountain stands near the museum at the Rolleston Avenue entrance to the Christchurch Botanic
The handsome clock tower has stood at the intersection of Victoria, Montreal & Salisbury streets since 1930.
The Hearts for Christchurch exhibition was displayed at the Canterbury Museum from September 2011 to February 2012.
Named after Thomas Mollett.
Victoria Square was originally known as Market Square or Market Place and was the commercial hub of early Christchurch.