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Custom Hong Kong Tailor Regularly Visits Christchurch, New Zealand

We visit Christchurch, New Zealand on a regular basis and spend up to three days conducting appointments for custom tailoring with established and new clients alike.

We take measurements, orders and deliver completed clothing from our authentic Hong Kong tailor shops. These often include bespoke (or made to measure):

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Where You Can Find Us In Christchurch, New Zealand

We often locate our local appointments in a suite at an elegant hotel. Here's an example of a facility we've used recently:

The George
50 Park Terrace,br> Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 4560

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The Local Christchurch, New Zealand History

There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Christchurch!.

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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

Tornado, hail warning for Christchurch - Radio New Zealand
22 Oct 2017 at 8:38pm
Radio New ZealandTornado, hail warning for ChristchurchRadio New ZealandA MetService warning for Christchurch City and Selwyn said severe thunderstorms moving east-northeast are expected to lie near Christchurch and surrounds around 3.20pm and near the city, Lyttelton and Banks Peninsula, around 4pm.and more »

Christchurch school fire being treated as suspicious - Radio New Zealand
21 Oct 2017 at 12:24am
Christchurch school fire being treated as suspiciousRadio New ZealandFire crews have put out a blaze at a school in Christchurch, they say could have been lit deliberately. Three fire engines were called to Linwood North School about 5.30pm. A Fire and Emergency spokesman said the fire broke out in the school hall which ...and more »

Christchurch not ready to take refugees - INZ - Radio New Zealand
15 Oct 2017 at 5:53pm
Radio New ZealandChristchurch not ready to take refugees - INZRadio New ZealandChristchurch was a settlement centre up until the earthquake in 2010, and took about 100 refugees a year in the three years leading up to it. Immigration New Zealand national refugee manager Andrew Lockhart said an assessment of Christchurch's ...

Police seize Head Hunters gang pad in Christchurch - NZ Herald - New Zealand ...
19 Oct 2017 at 3:20pm
Police seize Head Hunters gang pad in Christchurch - NZ HeraldNew Zealand HeraldGang's Christchurch pad taken by police under civil proceedings.and more »

Incubus announce two shows in New Zealand -
22 Oct 2017 at 7:17pm announce two shows in New part of their Incubus 8 tour, promoters Live Nation announced the band will do one show in Auckland's Spark Arena (March 4) and another in Christchurch's Horncastle Arena (March 7) before taking on their Australian leg of the tour. Tickets go on ...and more »

Historic Christchurch building to re-open | Radio New Zealand News - Radio Ne...
21 Oct 2017 at 2:18pm
Radio New ZealandHistoric Christchurch building to re-open | Radio New Zealand NewsRadio New ZealandChristchurch's oldest wooden commercial building, which remained standing as buildings crumbled around it in the earthquakes, will soon be open again.and more »

President Higgins to meet New Zealand's PM-elect Jacinda Ardern - Irish Times
23 Oct 2017 at 6:02pm
Irish TimesPresident Higgins to meet New Zealand's PM-elect Jacinda ArdernIrish TimesDuring his time in New Zealand Mr Higgins will visit Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland, and meet Maori elders as well as business representatives, academics, artists and sports bodies. He will also meet the country's governor general Dame Patsy ...New Zealand's incoming leader flags trade partnership problemsMarianas VarietyLoopy ideas likely to unravel NZ's sound economyThe AustralianNew Govt needs to overturn National's 'glorified slave labour' policiesThe Pressall 201 news articles »

Christchurch Hospital study giving stroke patients a voice - The Press
23 Oct 2017 at 3:12am
The PressChristchurch Hospital study giving stroke patients a voiceThe PressAlmost 17,000 people in New Zealand have it, but many people have never heard of the condition, advocates say. The Very Early Rehabilitation in Speech study (VERSE) is one of the largest Australasian clinical trials and the first of its kind ...and more »

Shailene Woodley kisses Ben Volavola at Christchurch game | Stuff ... - Stuff...
21 Oct 2017 at 6:07pm Woodley kisses Ben Volavola at Christchurch game | Stuff actress is still in New Zealand hanging out with new beau, rugby player Ben Volavola.and more »

Christchurch as seen through the eyes of the Social Enterprise World Forum de...
22 Oct 2017 at 10:00am
The PressChristchurch as seen through the eyes of the Social Enterprise World Forum delegatesThe PressAbout 1600 delegates from more than 45 countries came, saw and left absolutely inspired and energised by both the forum and by what is happening in ?tautahi Christchurch and Aotearoa New Zealand in the social enterprise space. The forum certainly held ...

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Travis Neliton - Satisfied customer of Custom Hong Kong Tailor

Travis Neliton
Mortgage Consultant

"Ken offers his excellent service right to the door of your business office or home. He did an outstanding job fitting and measuring me, without cutting corners, for wonderful custom made suits I wear daily that were very reasonably priced.

"Most impressive though, is his outstanding follow-up and attention to detail. I would highly recommend Ken when you've decided to take your wardrobe and professional appearance to the next level."

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Brent Richter - Satisfied customer of Custom Hong Kong Tailor

Brent Richter
Healthcare Service
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"I had been working for months to find dress attire that would fit me properly, including another tailor I found online that had rave reviews. On the advice of a friend, I went to Ken.

"Ken came to my house, measured me up once, and the clothes fit perfectly the first time - not even a single adjustment needed. He has a wide selection of colors and fabrics at various price points and his attention to detail is impeccable. I'm very happy with my purchases so far and would highly recommend Ken to anyone looking to upgrade their wardrobe."

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Chris Winn - Satisfied customer of Custom Hong Kong Tailor

Chris Winn
Business Owner
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"I've been working with Ken for the last five years and believe his company offers the best value on the market today for quality, service and price. I've referred serveral of my friends and associates to Ken and everyone has been equally impressed with the quality of his suits and exceptional service.

"Ken takes the hassle out of buying. No more driving to the mall to try and find a suit. Ken does everything for me. Personally, I hate shopping so when Ken comes to my office it's a big relief. I need to look my best, but don't have the time or know how to do it right. I need to focus my energy on running my business and not waste my time driving all over the planet. Plus, his custom suits, custom shirts and ties are outstanding AND less expensive than what you'd typically pay for an 'off the rack' suit at Nordstrom or Saks.

"I would recommend Ken to anyone who values their time and wants to make a great first impression."

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Rob Charlton - Satisfied customer of Custom Hong Kong Tailor

Rob Charlton
Charlton Marketing

"Nothing fits me off the rack. Now, for the fist time in my life, I have a suit that fits me in every way. I had no idea how much more comfortable it would be to wear custom tailored clothing. So far, I own a Daswani suit and a pair of slacks. I plan on owning much more!"

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