The Local Christchurch, New Zealand History
There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Christchurch!.
Here's a short breakdown from Wikipedia:
Archeological evidence found in a cave at Redcliffs in 1876 has indicated that the Christchurch area was first settled by moa-hunting tribes about 1250 CE. These first inhabitants were thought to have been followed by the Waitaha tribe, who are said to have migrated from the East coast of the North Island in the 16th century. Following tribal warfare, the Waitaha (made of three peoples) were dispossessed by the Ngati Mamoe tribe. They were in turn subjugated by the Ngāi Tahu tribe, who remained in control until the arrival of European settlers. Following the purchase of land at Putaringamotu (modern Riccarton) by the Weller brothers, whalers of Otago and Sydney, a party of European settlers led by Herriott and McGillivray established themselves in what is now Christchurch, early in 1840. Their abandoned holdings were taken over by the Deans brothers in 1843 who stayed. The First Four Ships were chartered by the Canterbury Association and brought the first 792 of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton Harbour. These sailing vessels were the Randolph, Charlotte Jane, Sir George Seymour, and Cressy. The Charlotte Jane was the first to arrive on 16 December 1850. The Canterbury Pilgrims had aspirations of building a city around a cathedral and college, on the model of Christ Church in Oxford.
The name "Christ Church" was decided prior to the ships' arrival, at the Association's first meeting, on 27 March 1848. The exact basis for the name is not known. It has been suggested that it is named for Christchurch, in Dorset, England; for Canterbury Cathedral; or in honour of Christ Church, Oxford. The last explanation is the one generally accepted.
Captain Joseph Thomas, the Canterbury Association's Chief Surveyor, surveyed the surrounding area. By December 1849 he had commissioned the construction of a road from Port Cooper, later Lyttelton, to Christchurch via Sumner. However this proved more difficult than expected and road construction was stopped while a steep foot and pack horse track was constructed over the hill between the port and the Heathcote valley, where access to the site of the proposed settlement could be gained. This track became known as the Bridle Path, because the path was so steep that pack horses needed to be led by the bridle. Goods that were too heavy or bulky to be transported by pack horse over the Bridle Path were shipped by small sailing vessels some eight miles (13 km) by water around the coast and up the estuary to Ferrymead. New Zealand's first public railway line, the Ferrymead railway, opened from Ferrymead to Christchurch in 1863. Due to the difficulties in travelling over the Port Hills and the dangers associated with shipping navigating the Sumner bar, a railway tunnel was bored through the Port Hills to Lyttelton, opening in 1867.
Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, the first in New Zealand. Many of the city's Gothic Revival buildings by architect Benjamin Mountfort date from this period. Christchurch was the seat of provincial administration for the Province of Canterbury, which was abolished in 1876. In 1947, New Zealand's worst fire disaster occurred at Ballantyne's Department Store in the inner city, with 41 people killed in a blaze which razed the rambling collection of buildings. The Lyttelton road tunnel between Lyttelton and Christchurch was opened in 1964. Christchurch hosted the 1974 British Commonwealth Games.
Local Christchurch, New Zealand Area News
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21 Jun 2017 at 12:20am
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Christchurch family pays another $13,500 after fog cancelled flight ... - Stu...
21 Jun 2017 at 1:04pm
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From left: Shelley Trigg, Georgia Trigg, Tania Hassan, Fred Barton, and Nan Barton at Christchurch Airport after they missed their connecting flights to Bali for a ...and more »
Pecking Order stars on show at National Show in Christchurch | Stuff ... - St...
23 Jun 2017 at 3:50am
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Visitors to NZ's premiere poultry show in Chch more interested in club members than feathered competitors.and more »
Hundreds march to protest sale of state housing in Christchurch ... - Stuff.c...
17 Jun 2017 at 1:24am
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State Housing Action network and Housing Action Canterbury marched down and up Riccarton Rd on Saturday to protest the sale of 2,500 state houses in ...and more »
Letter from New Zealand: Scarred by the quake, but Christchurch stands proud ...
8 Jun 2017 at 7:23pm
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Awaiting them tomorrow at AMI Stadium is one of the best club sides in the world and a ground full of proud Christchurch
and Canterbury people who are eager for their part of New Zealand
to show exactly what it is made of. They will hope to send a few ...
Lions tour: Hit hard and buried in Christchurch
, the Crusaders lick their wounds after lossThe PressChristchurch
gears up for British and Irish LionsStuff.co.nzAs it happened: Lions beat Crusaders 12-3Radio New ZealandThe Independent -Evening Standardall 717 news articles »
Twenty flights delayed by fog at Christchurch Airport - Radio New Zealand
20 Jun 2017 at 3:10pm
Radio New ZealandTwenty flights delayed by fog at Christchurch AirportRadio New Zealand
Fog that is disrupting some flights in Christchurch
this morning is not expected to fully clear until early this afternooon. The airport's website showed about 20 domestic flights have been delayed so far this morning. A spokesperson said the airport ...and more »
Watchdog not satisfied with apology to Christchurch schools | Radio ... - Rad...
21 Jun 2017 at 12:53pm
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Putting Cabinet secrecy over open consultation with Christchurch schools was an error by the Ministry of Education, Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says.and more »
Ministry apologises to Christchurch schools | Radio New Zealand ... - Radio N...
20 Jun 2017 at 8:27pm
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The Ministry of Education has apologised to Christchurch schools for flaws in the earthquake rebuild process.and more »
Three 'Goldilocks years' for Christchurch - Radio New Zealand
19 Jun 2017 at 6:58pm
Radio New ZealandThree 'Goldilocks years' for ChristchurchRadio New Zealand
"I think stronger partnerships could have been built. The partnerships we've had with the council were outstanding," he said. "MBIE [Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment] and NZTE [New Zealand
Trade and Enterprise] stepped up to the plate.
Man injured after car hits horse in Christchurch | Radio New Zealand ... - Ra...
11 Jun 2017 at 12:54pm
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A man has been taken to Christchurch Hospital in a serious condition after his car crashed into a horse on a motorway.and more »
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