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The Canterbury region is a contrast of natural beauty and vibrant city life. Two national parks, sandy beaches, pretty coastal villages, whale watching, and the 'garden city' of Christchurch.
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The Old Vicarage Cafe Restaurant & Bar

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Re Start Mall

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Happy Hour 5-7pm

Happy Hour 5-7pm

24 Oct

Happy Hour 5-7pm March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm World famous in Addington – $30 Make a crate. Choose any 5 beers Ladies, its business as usual for you. Bubbles half as bubbly Platters, Tapas, Pizzas and more... more »

Christchurch Farmers' Market

Christchurch Farmers' Market

25 Oct

Set in the grounds of Riccarton House, the Christchurch Farmers' Market is now the city's largest authentic farmers' market which runs each Saturday morning. With the best of Canterbury's produce the CFM is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them... more »

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

25 Oct

The Mt Pleasant Farmer’s market sprang into life only a few weeks after the February 2011 quake. With no supermarkets or local shops to buy food, Farmer’s Market organiser Tom Davies quickly filled the gap by establishing the market on the grounds of the Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre, 3 McCormacks Bay Road. This market has been... more »

Hive - Home Innovation Village

Hive - Home Innovation Village

25 Oct

Innovative, pre-built homes will be on show and open to the public at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch. Up to ten houses will be completed at the Hive site within the next few months. This is a chance to come down and take a look at homes that are fast to assemble, extremely high quality, permanent and architect-designed. They... more »

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Tekapo Springs

The ultimate day out with something for everyone, from seasoned skaters and snow tube adventurers to lazy spa devotees and hot pool worshippers. Very family friendly. more »

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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Haven of peace and tranquillity in the heart of Christchurch, adjacent to Hagley Park. 21 hectares of gardens, flora, fauna, walking paths and conservatories, founded around a single oak tree. more »

Christchurch Photos

Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Art Gallery

Mt Hutt

Mt Hutt

Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Lily Pond, Mona Vale, Christchurch

Entering Mount Cook Village

Entering Mount Cook Village

Re Start Mall in the CBD

Re Start Mall in the CBD

Banks Peninsula, View from the sign of the Kiwi

Banks Peninsula, View from the sign of the Kiwi

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Sheepdog memorial, Lake Tekapo

Rakaia Gorge

Rakaia Gorge

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