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to help trains up the steep grade out of Picton (Picton, New Zealand). Modern Competition In 1974 senior competitions began in Christchurch (The Canterbury Australian Rules Football Association) http: assoc_page.cgi?c 1-4739-0-0-0&sID 58255 , Auckland (Auckland Australian Football League) http: history.html and Wellington. Badcock's recently published first book, ''Passing People'' provides an in-depth look at his latest series of 100 portraits. The following public galleries currently have collections of his work, Christchurch Art Gallery - Christchurch, Aigantighe Art Gallery – Timaru, http: Artist 28 John-Badcock.aspx and Anderson Park Gallery – Invercargill. Hadlee was born in Christchurch, Canterbury (Canterbury Region), New Zealand. He is a brother of fellow national cricketers Dayle Hadlee and Sir Richard Hadlee and son of Walter Hadlee. As well as their flagship George Street store, Arthur Barnett had stores in Balclutha (Balclutha, New Zealand), Alexandra (Alexandra, New Zealand), Oamaru, and Christchurch. They also briefly had a branch in Melbourne, Australia which operated from 1970 to 1977. This branch sold mainly carpeting and furniture. At its peak Arthur Barnett Ltd had over 1200 staff and 19 stores (the 16 former D.I.C. stores, along with its own branches in Alexandra, Balclutha, and Dunedin). However, the merger did not work well and all D.I.C. stores with the exception of Christchurch were closed within 2 years. By 1992 the majority of The D.I.C. assets were disposed of and the company was able to concentrate on its stores in Dunedin, Alexandra, Balclutha and Christchurch. The D.I.C. debacle cost Arthur Barnett around $NZ 20 million and as a result the company had to borrow heavily to help finance the Meridian Mall (Meridian Mall, Dunedin) project in 1995. alias origin Christchurch, New Zealand instrument 1980s: Dance Exponents The group formed in 1981 after vocalist Jordan Luck and guitarist Brian Jones disbanded their first group, Basement, and relocated from the South Canterbury town of Timaru to Christchurch with their ex-Splash Alley friend, Steve "Fingers" Cowan. Searching for a drummer in Christchurch, the trio met David Gent (bass) and Michael "Harry" Harallambi (drums) from punk band Channel 4. Cowan moved from bass to keyboards and guitar and the five piece became The Dance Exponents. Their first gig was at the Hillsborough Tavern on Luck's 20th birthday and Cowan's 22nd - 15 October 1981. A residency at Christchurch's Aranui Tavern quickly earned them a strong live reputation, and on the recommendation of Jim Wilson they were signed by Mushroom Records by Mike Chunn in 1982. New Zealand Centro operates four shopping centres in New Zealand—one each in Christchurch and Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand) and two in Auckland. Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

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for six more years. In July 2007 the order established a second monastery in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Toyota assembled a variety of vehicles in New Zealand from

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Library at Carnegie Mellon. - 1850 – The Canterbury Pilgrims (Canterbury Association) aboard ''Randolph (Randolph (ship))'' and ''Charlotte-Jane'' arrived to settle '''Christchurch''', New Zealand. Canterbury Association needs more footnotes; Christchurch has unreferenced section Wyatt was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and starting playing golf at an early age in Richmond, British Columbia out of the Quichena Golf & Country Club. In 1983 she was the medalist at the 1983 Women's Western Junior Golf Championship and in 1984 she was the British Columbia Junior champion and ranked as the 2nd best junior golfer in Canada. From 1985-1987, she was the number one ranked player in Canada. In 1987, she was a member of the gold-medal winning team at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand. She attended Lamar University on a full scholarship and played on the Lamar golf team in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) for five years before graduating in 1988 with a degree in Graphic Design. His ''Geology of the Provinces of Canterbury and Westland, N.Z.'', was published in 1879. He was the founder of the Canterbury Museum (Canterbury Museum, Christchurch) at Christchurch, of which he became director, and for which he endeavoured to render the finest collection in the southern hemisphere. He was surveyor-general (Surveyor General) of Canterbury from 1861 to 1871, and professor of geology at Canterbury College (University of Canterbury) (now University of Canterbury). He was elected fellow of the Royal Society in 1867, and was given a hereditary knighthood by the Emperor of Austria in 1875. He was knighted for his services at the time of the Colonial Exhibition in London in 1886, and died shortly after his return to Christchurch, in 1887. He is buried in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church (Holy Trinity Avonside) in Stanmore Road, Christchurch. In Oceania, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand operates a full undergraduate and graduate American Studies program, and in Australia, a postgraduate program in US Studies is run by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. thumb right 275px NZR D class (1874) D class (Image:D Class No 140 at Ferrymead Railway.jpg) No. 140 at the Ferrymead Railway. The '''Ferrymead Railway''' is a New Zealand heritage railway (Rail transport) built upon the formation of New Zealand's first public railway, the line from Ferrymead to Christchurch, which opened in 1863. On the opening of the line to Lyttelton on 9 December 1867, the Ferrymead Railway became the Ferrymead Branch and was closed shortly thereafter. Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

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''' is a radio station operated by the Radio Preservation Society (RPS) in Christchurch, New Zealand. The RPS is a non-profit incorporated society based at the Ferrymead Heritage Park whose aim is to collect, preserve and display radio and radio related historical items. The station normally broadcasts from Friday 8.00am through until Monday midnight and from 8.00am to 6.00pm during Statutory and Christmas New Year Holidays. The studio is open to the public on weekends between 10.00 am to 4.30 pm. Live broadcasts are done by volunteers during daytime and automated music plays at night. The station broadcasts a mix of historical musical recordings from dancebands, stage, screen, radio and television covering music from the 1930s to the 1980s. '''Queen Elizabeth II Park''' was a multi-use stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. The stadium has a capacity of 25,000 people. It was built in 1973, to host the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in which a temporary 10,000 seat western stand was erected for the event taking capacity to 35000. The Stadium had been damaged after the 2010 Canterbury Earthquake but was able to reopen, but was severely damaged beyond repair after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake which has damaged the running track and recreation complex. Biography Logan was Head of English at Orewa College in Auckland, until he moved south to Christchurch in the mid-1990s. He became curriculum director at Middleton Grange School, New Zealand's largest evangelical (Evangelicalism) Christian (Integrated) school at the time. While employed there, Logan also acted as Director for the New Zealand Education Development Foundation (NZEDF), Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

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War II . He died of a heart attack in 1967. Key and his two sisters were raised in a state house (state housing) in the Christchurch suburb of Bryndwr

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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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research biosystematics bioblitz ‘BioBlitz’ Finding Nature in the City , Landcare Research BioBlitz web pages, accessed 28 March 2008. . Special effects The film marked the fourth project to feature special effects produced by Academy Award winner John Dykstra. The umbrella-like alien spaceship was modelled after an artichoke, while the model London destroyed in the film was actually the remains of Tucktonia, a model village near Christchurch, UK

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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

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Centro operates four shopping centres in New Zealand—one each in Christchurch and Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand) and two in Auckland. '''Nathan Knox''' (born 13 July 1981

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lat long directions next to Riccarton Mall phone +64 3 341-5142 tollfree fax hours price content Tu-Sa. Bookings highly recommended, especially Th-Sa. * '''Pascatore''' and '''50 Bistro''' at The George hotel, 50 Park terrace, +64 3 379-4560. Amazing food, wonderful hotel. Great views of Hagley Park from Pescatore. Asian Christchurch's Asian district is mainly in the Riccarton Upper Riccarton area. *Chinese: Church Corner is often considered Christchurch's


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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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