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dramatic quality

using today's point system. '''Mount Cavendish''' is located in the Port Hills. It affords spectacular views of Christchurch, New Zealand and Lyttelton (Lyttelton, New Zealand). It is part of the crater wall of the extinct volcano that formed Lyttelton Harbour, and the peak itself is one of the notable features that give the rugged skyline of the crater rim its dramatic quality. The Mount Cavendish Reserve displays some of the best examples of lava flow to be seen

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Oxford and Geraldine (Geraldine, New Zealand). The Ashley River (Ashley River, New Zealand) is just to the north of the town. In 1894, an official New Zealand team hosted visiting opposition on home soil for the first time, in a match against New South Wales at Christchurch won 8–6 by the visitors, two years later, New Zealand beat Queensland (Queensland Reds) at Wellington to record its first home win against visiting opposition. Television news in New Zealand started in 1960 with the introduction of television. These bulletins were broadcast from the main centres (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin) operating completely independently of each other due to technical constraints. The Wahine Disaster (Wahine disaster) in April 1968 highlighted the need for a nationwide new network, as footage from Wellington could not be shown in other centres around the country within a short space of time. Until 1990, four regional news programmes were broadcast – one in each of the four main regions: ''Top Half'' (Auckland and the upper North Island), ''Today Tonight'' (Wellington and the lower North Island and originally the upper South Island), ''The Mainland Touch'' (Christchurch, Canterbury (Canterbury (New Zealand)) and later the upper South Island) and ''The South Tonight'' (Otago and Southland (Southland Region)). These programmes ran for 20 minutes during the main news programme at 6.30pm, between the sports and weather news, but were later moved to before the main broadcast to make way for the current affairs programme, ''Holmes'', which was first broadcast on 11 April 1989. It carried the famous tagline ''"Those were our people today, that's Holmes tonight"''. ''Holmes'' screened at 6.30pm weekdays, so the ''Network News'' was moved back to its current time of 6:00pm. '''Foodstuffs''' is a group of three New Zealand grocery and liquor retailers' cooperatives based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch which collectively control an estimated 57% of the New Zealand grocery market. The group owns retail franchises like 4 Square, New World and Pak'n'Save, in-store private labels (store brand) Pam's and Budget, the Bell Tea and Coffee Company and a ten percent stake in The Warehouse. Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

japanese tourists

a significant factor of the local economy. The close proximity of the ski field (Ski resort)s and other attractions of the Southern Alps, and hotels, a casino, and an airport that meet international standards make Christchurch a stopover destination for many tourists. The city is popular with Japanese tourists, The Sister City link with Christchurch (from, a Christchurch City Council website) ref>

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''. (http: USA Flying-Fifteen-Worlds---The-full-story 35140) , as well as many other awards. The first Rockquest was held in 1988, and was organised by Christchurch radio station C93FM as a local event. The following year, school teachers Glenn Common and Pete Rainey formed Rockquest Promotions and by 1990 had made Rockquest a national event, with five regional finals and a national final. In 1991, Smokefree became a major sponsor, and the name became

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BellSouth's New Zealand operations. The company employs 1,300 people and has operations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch and has an extensive dealer (franchising) network across the country. Life and career Ang was born in Christchurch of Malaysian descent. http: read.php?id 158 She got her start in television at a young age through the hit family series ''McDonald's Young Entertainers''. Here she got to show her skills

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of Otago Dunedin School of Medicine Dunedin School of Medicine . In their fourth and fifth years, medical students can either continue to study in Dunedin, or at the Christchurch or Wellington (University of Otago Wellington School of Medicine) Schools of Medicine. History Starting in 1924, students could complete their last year of training at hospitals in either Auckland, Christchurch, or Wellington as well as Dunedin. In 1938, branch faculties were established

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concerned itself with issues relating to unequal pay and unsatisfactory working conditions. Headquarters were established in Ponsonby and the Polynesian Panthers began to organise activities, among them were homework centres for Pacific children, visitiing Pacific prisoners as well as providing transport for their families to visit, and running programs educating Pacific Islanders on their rights and New Zealand citizens. Soon the movement expanded nationally with chapters in South Auckland

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of the Canterbury Association. Originally a separate borough, it was amalgamated with the city of Christchurch as communications improved and the economies of scale made small town boroughs uneconomic to operate. By 2004 its fleet had expanded to five Boeing 737-300 (Boeing 737) Freedom Air Press Release - Freedom Air’s fifth aircraft takes to the skies, 10 December 2004 aircraft and it was providing direct non

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second-oldest university, operates its main campus in the suburb of Ilam (Ilam, New Zealand) in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. It offers degrees in Arts (humanities), Commerce, Education (physical education), Engineering, Fine Arts (Ilam School of Fine Arts), Forestry, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Therapy (Speech therapy), Science, Sports Coaching and Teaching. The University originated in 1873 in the centre of Christchurch as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education (following the University of Otago, established in 1869), and the fourth in Australasia. ** Great Britain began withdrawing its troops from Palestine. * November 18 – The Ballantyne's Department Store fire (Ballantyne's store disaster) in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41 people. * November 20 February * February 12 – In Christchurch, New Zealand, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Christchurch)) is opened. * February 16 – At Haulbowline Base (military base) in Ireland, two explosions on board HM Submarine A5, due to petrol fumes after refueling, kill six of the eleven crew. * November 29 – The treaty called Punctation of Olmütz is signed in Olomouc. It means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to the Austrian Empire, which takes over the leadership of the German Confederation. * December 16 – The first settlers for the settlement of Christchurch arrive at the Port of Lyttelton (Lyttelton, New Zealand) (New Zealand). 1974 align left Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch


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The city was named by the Canterbury Association, which settled the surrounding province of Canterbury (Canterbury Province). The name of Christchurch was agreed on at the first meeting of the association on 27 March 1848. It was suggested by John Robert Godley, who had attended Christ Church, Oxford. Some early writers called the town ''Christ Church'', but it was recorded as ''Christchurch'' in the minutes of the management committee of the association. ''A History of Canterbury'', Vol. 1 – Sir James Hight & Straubel, C.R.; Canterbury Centennial Association and Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch 1957, Page 121 Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand.

The river that flows through the centre of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon (Avon River (Canterbury)) at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers to commemorate the Scottish Avon (River Avon (Falkirk)), which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfathers' farm and flows into the Clyde.

The usual Māori (Māori language) name for Christchurch is '''Ōtautahi''' ("the place of Tautahi"). This was originally the name of a specific site by the Avon River near present-day Kilmore Street and the Christchurch Central Fire Station. The site was a seasonal dwelling of Ngāi Tahu chief Te Potiki Tautahi, whose main home was Port Levy on Banks Peninsula. The Ōtautahi name was adopted in the 1930s. Prior to that the Ngāi Tahu generally referred to the Christchurch area as Karaitiana, Ōtautahi (from the Christchurch City Library website) a transliteration of the English word Christian. The city's name is often abbreviated by New Zealanders to '''Chch'''. "Chch ready...", The Southland Times "...injured in Chch bus crash", The Star In New Zealand Sign Language, the city's name is the fingerspelled letter C (made by forming the hand into a C shape) signed twice, with the second to the right of the first, while mouthing "Christchurch".

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