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, 1958-59. He named the mountain after Walter R. Seelig, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 1960–86, who developed the USGS-NSF plan for topographic mapping of Antarctica; NSF Representative in Christchurch, N.Z., during eleven United States Antarctic Research Program (USARP) austral seasons between 1971 and 1986, including seventeen trips to Antarctica and adjacent seas; member, United States Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, 1973–86; Chairman

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from New Zealand Hayley Westenra: Live from New Zealand medium DVD date 2005 publisher Universal Music In Westenra's childhood, After a Christmas school show, One of her teachers in Christchurch told her parent that their daughter was a pitch perfect (Absolute pitch) vocalist. Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

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later in the Europe's Strongest Man competition and won that. This ensured his invitation to the 1980 World's Strongest Man and on his first entry he came third behind the by then more experienced Bill Kazmaier and Lars Hedlund. In 1981 he returned and improved to second place, again behind Kazmaier, and in 1982 he came fourth. The 1983 contest was the first held outside the United States and in Christchurch, New Zealand he held off the challenge of a world class field

including the young Jon Pall Sigmarsson and to take the first of two World's Strongest Man titles. The Christchurch hosted tournament also had the Canadian world powerlifting champion (world powerlifting championship), Tom Magee, and the European powerlifting champion, Siem Wulfse, competing. But it was the duel between Sigmarsson and Capes that heralded the beginning of a great rivalry. The following year in Mora, Sweden, Sigmarsson, eleven years Capes' junior, took the title

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that November. It is a sister station to TV One (TV One (New Zealand)). Biographical Background Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1929, to parents Mary Kathleen and Frank William James, Murdoch displayed a talent for chemistry at a very early age. Although he struggled through his schooling years with dyslexia, Murdoch already displayed an interest in both mechanical and technical skills. At the age of ten he successfully made gunpowder and came to the realization that an ignition could be caused by the mixing of certain nitrates and sulphuric acid. This discovery led the young Murdoch to build a successful firearm using a wick and a small asbestos-filled hammer. Right to Life New Zealand is a Christchurch-based anti-abortion group, which split from the New Zealand Society for Protection of the Unborn Child (now Voice for Life) in December 1999. '''Right to Life New Zealand''' is a Christchurch-based pro-life group. It was expelled from the New Zealand Society for Protection of the Unborn Child (now Voice for Life) in December 1999. birth_date Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

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Since 1905, the Australian Open has been staged in five Australian and two New Zealand cities as follows: Melbourne (55 times), Sydney (17 times), Adelaide (14 times

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winning New Zealand teams, which defeated Australia in both competitions' respective finals. He primarily played in the second row (Rugby League positions#second row forwards) though he had also previously played as a centre (Rugby League positions#Centre). Rugby Union In 2008 Mellars made the switch to Rugby Union, moving to Christchurch New Zealand to be with his wife, Charmian Purcell, who plays basketball for the Christchurch Sirens (Women's National Basketball League) and who has also represented New Zealand at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch


than any attempt to laugh at Mr. Darwin.... *2006 – At least six men stage Britain (Great Britain)'s biggest robbery (Securitas depot robbery), stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or €78 million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent. *2011 – An earthquake (2011 Christchurch earthquake) measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 185 people. * Italy has an embassy in Wellington and 3 honorary consulates


2008 first1 Noah last1 Buhayar first2 Jacob last2 Greber first3 Nichola last3 Saminather work Bloomberg L.P. date 23 February 2011 accessdate 24 February 2011 On 13 June 2011 Christchurch was again rocked by two more large aftershocks (June 2011 Christchurch earthquake). A 5.6 at only deep at 2:20 pm

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Flight publisher ABC News accessdate October 14, 2011 The evacuation was successful, and Douceur arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand, at 4:55 a.m. ET. Early life Forbes was born in Lyttelton (Lyttelton, New Zealand), just outside the city


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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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