What is Christchurch known for?

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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

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-35) broadcasting in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, New Zealand. In early 2005, the station was relaunched as Kiwi FM and only plays New Zealand music. Later years In 1998, long time presenter Pheobe Spiers and breakfast hosts Jon Bridges and Nathan Rarere joined the station. Channel Z Christchurch was launched in 1999, with Willy Macalister presenting a local daytime show, Melanie Wise on the night time show and networked mornings and drive shows. In 2001

professional opera

the official Christchurch Symphony Orchestra website) and is the base of professional opera company, Southern Opera. Christchurch is a home for experimental music scene of New Zealand. The town is the home to such bands as The Bats (The Bats (New Zealand band)), The Narcs, Shocking Pinks and Bailter Space

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Massey and Lincoln (Lincoln University, New Zealand) - subsequently become universities in 1963 and 1990 respectively. An eighth university (Auckland University of Technology) was formed in 2000 by an Order in Council under the Education Act 1989.amp;record 61C0649C &hitsperheading on&softpage DOC * Gehl has been influential

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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) with signage around Cathedral Square in Japanese. Government thumb left The Canterbury Provincial Council Building (File:CanterburyProvincialCouncilBuildings1 gobeirne.jpg) Christchurch's local government is a democracy with various elements including: * Christchurch City Council, comprising the Mayor of Christchurch, and 13 councillors elected in seven wards: two each from Shirley-Papanui, Burwood-Pegasus, Hagley-Ferrymead, Spreydon-Heathcote, Riccarton-Wigram and Fendalton-Waimari, and one from Banks Peninusla. * Community board (Christchurch City Council#Community Boards)s (six in the pre-amalgamation city area), each covering one ward, with five members each plus the two ward councillors. The Banks Peninsula ward has two community boards with five members each, plus the ward councillor, who is also a member of each board. * District councils (Districts of New Zealand) in surrounding areas: Selwyn (Selwyn (district), New Zealand), and Waimakariri (Waimakariri (district), New Zealand). The Banks Peninsula district council was amalgamated into Christchurch City in March 2006 after a vote by the Banks Peninsula residents to disestablish in November 2005. * Canterbury Regional Council, known as 'Environment Canterbury', including four Christchurch constituencies with two members from each constituency. Environment Canterbury (official regional council website) * District Health Board (Canterbury), with five members for Christchurch. Canterbury District Health Board (official district health board website) In 1993, Christchurch was selected as the "Best Run City in the World", also known as the 'Carl Bertelsmann Prize: Local Government', by the Bertelsmann Foundation of Germany. Especially noted was the increased efficiency of communal services in competition with private enterprises. Christchurch shared the award honour with Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Carl Bertelsmann-Preis 1993: Kommunalverwaltung (from the Bertelsmann Foundation website, in German) Some of the local governments in Canterbury (Canterbury Region) and the New Zealand Transport Agency have created the Greater Christchurch Urban Development Strategy to facilitate future urban planning. Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

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Publishing isbn 9780080436500 pages 190– which attempted to interest centre-right political parties in education concerns such as school choice, school bulk funding, the abolition of outcome-based education strategies and a deregulated post-compulsory tertiary education sector. birth_date Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

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fully made. Set among flower gardens and 50 m from Hagley Park. On the airport bus route. Multi-share and family rooms available. Secure online bookings available. *

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Book location St Ives (St Ives, New South Wales), N.S.W. year 1993 isbn 0646119176 accessdate 2009-03-23 Merritt rose to prominence in New Zealand from 1958 and relocated to Sydney Australia in December 1964.

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of Christchurch, New Zealand. '''Reuben David Thorne''' (born 2 January 1975 in Christchurch) is a New Zealand rugby union player, and former captain of the national team, the All Blacks. O'Driscoll's playing contribution to the 2005 Lions ended in the opening minutes of the first Test against the All Blacks in Christchurch on 25 June 2005, when he was carried off the field on a stretcher with a shoulder injury (Dislocation (medicine)) just after being spear-tackled in tandem by All Blacks skipper Tana Umaga and Keven Mealamu after the ball had been cleared out of a ruck. BBC News 30 June 2005 He extended one arm to protect his head, and his shoulder was dislocated on impact. He has discovered some forty asteroids, each one in collaboration with Pamela M. Kilmartin; both of them are also active "nova-" and "comet-hunters". He works at Mount John University Observatory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is also a member of the Organizing Committee of IAU (International Astronomical Union) Commission 6, which oversees the dissemination of information and the assignment of credit for astronomical discoveries. The Commission still bears the name "Astronomical Telegrams", even though telegrams are no longer used. '''Anthony "Tony" Frederick Wilding''' (31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915) was a champion tennis player from Christchurch, New Zealand and a soldier killed in action during World War I near Neuve-Chapelle, Pas-de-Calais, France. Early life Wilding was the son of Frederick (Frederick Wilding) and Julia Wilding. His father was a well-to-do lawyer in Christchurch, New Zealand. He was educated there at Mr Wilson's School in Cramner Square, then attended the Canterbury University College for six months before going to England in 1902 to enter Cambridge University (University of Cambridge), where he developed his tennis game as a member of the Cambridge University Lawn Tennis Club. right thumb Dancers celebrate the start of the Year of the Rooster in Dunedin, New Zealand, February 2005 (Image:Chinesenewyeardunedin.jpg) There has been less Chinese immigration to New Zealand than in Australia, although there is an overall strong Southeast Asian presence in many of the country's urban areas. Many Taiwanese and Cantonese settlers from Hong Kong also live permanently in New Zealand, and in recent years New Zealand universities have been attractive to overseas students from Southeast Asia. Chinatowns existed on Greys Avenue in Auckland and Haining Street in Wellington up until the 1970s, and there is a growing community in both Christchurch and Dunedin. Houses (House system) in Macleans College, Howick Intermediate and Westlake Girls High School are named after her, as is Batten (Blue) House at Orewa College and in the whanau system of Aorere College in South Auckland. A primary school in Mangere is named after her as are streets in Auckland, Christchurch, Mount Maunganui, Wellington, Wallington (Wallington, London) and in her birthplace of Rotorua. The historic Jean Batten building on the corner of Fort and Shortland streets in Auckland has been incorporated into the new Bank of New Zealand head office building, and the Auckland Airport International Terminal is named after her. The Percival Gull G-ADPR in which she made the first ever solo trip from England to New Zealand in 1936 and many other record-breaking trips now hangs in the Jean Batten International Terminal. Host nations and cities To date, the Deaflympic Games have been hosted by 36 cities in 21 countries, but by cities outside Europe on only five occasions (Washington D.C. 1965, Los Angeles 1985, Christchurch 1989, Melbourne 2005 and Taipei 2009). The next summer games will be held in Budapest, Hungary in 2013, and the next scheduled winter games will be in Vancouver in 2015. Less than two minutes into this match against the All Blacks on 25 June at Jade Stadium (AMI Stadium) in Christchurch, the Lions lost their captain Brian O'Driscoll, who suffered a dislocated shoulder after having been cleaned out of a ruck by Tana Umaga and Keven Mealamu. Eight minutes into the game, Daniel Carter (Daniel Carter (rugby player)) opened the scoring for the All Blacks with a penalty. Three minutes later, the Lions suffered a further blow when Paul O'Connell was sin-binned (penalty box) for a professional foul, and Carter kicked the penalty. Already a player short, the Lions then lost Richard Hill (Richard Hill (flanker)) to injury. Ali Williams scored the first All Blacks try shortly after O'Connell returned, and the half ended with the Lions down 11–0. Woodward selected a radically different Test squad from the one that had been embarrassed in Christchurch a week earlier, replacing eleven players. Key to the Lions' hopes of staying in the series was Woodward's decision to add several of the Welsh team (Wales national rugby union team) that won the Grand Slam in the 2005 Six Nations (2005 Six Nations Championship). Background and education Lyttelton was born in Kensington, London, the son of John Lyttelton, 9th Viscount Cobham, and Violet Yolande Leonard. 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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