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High School''' is a state co-educational secondary school located in Upper Riccarton, a suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2006 the Rangers secured a playoff position and eventually finished third. The Rangers lost a close play-off match in Christchurch to the Canterbury Bulls 26-20 and then lost to the Tamaki Leopards 25-24 in extra time the following weekend to be elimiminated from the play-offs. The population of New Zealand is approximately 4.4&nbsp

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and the Main South Line connected the city with Christchurch in 1878 and Invercargill in 1879. The University of Otago, the oldest university in New Zealand, was founded in Dunedin in 1869. Commons:Category:Christchurch WikiPedia:Christchurch Dmoz:Regional Oceania New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch

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, and attended primary school there. His family later moved to Christchurch, where Low briefly attended Christchurch Boys' High School. However following the death of his eldest brother Low was taken out of school, as his parents believed that he had been weakened by over studying. Low's first cartoon was published in 1902, when he was 11 years old, a three-picture strip in the British comic ''Big Budget''. publisher Christchurch City Council

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is the main hockey (field hockey) venue in the city. Porritt Park in Avonside was the main venue until the 2010 Canterbury earthquake, when it was damaged by liquefaction. * Horncastle Arena in Addington, Christchurch. Hosted the 1999 Netball World Championships and continues to host international basketball and netball games. * Hagley Oval has been used on-and-off as a venue for local, national and international cricket matches for decades, and in 2013 it was announced

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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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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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, 1976-86. '''Donald Alexander Noel McRae''' (25 December 1914 in Christchurch – 10 August 1986 in Christchurch) was a double international representing New Zealand in cricket and in soccer (Association football). His first first-class (First-class cricket) match was in New Zealand (New Zealand cricket team)'s first Test match against Australia (Australia cricket team) in 1946

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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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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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Freight & Passenger (Christchurch - Rolleston) Freight only (Lyttleton - Christchurch, Rolleston - Invercargill) - Ferrymead Branch (Ferrymead Railway) Christchurch - Ferrymead Closed 1868 Now Ferrymead Railway - Street tramways Major street tramway networks were constructed in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin, with smaller operations in Gisborne (Gisborne, New Zealand), Napier (Napier, New Zealand), New Plymouth, Wanganui, Nelson (Nelson, New Zealand) and Invercargill. Employing horse, steam or electric power, they operated in most cases until the 1950s when improved buses saw most of the tracks scrapped. Christchurch is the only city still with an urban tram operation, constructed from scratch in the late 1990s as a tourism venture. See Trams in New Zealand. Sewell's connection to New Zealand arose through the Canterbury Association, a British organisation dedicated to the colonisation of the New Zealand region known as Canterbury (Canterbury Region). Until his departure for New Zealand, Sewell was the Association's deputy director, and contributed greatly to its activities. The Association's plan for colonisation encountered a number of serious problems, however, and considerable debts were incurred. Sewell was instrumental in solving these problems. Sewell personally arrived in Lyttelton (Lyttelton, New Zealand), the port of Christchurch (the principal settlement in Canterbury) on 2 February 1853, hoping to sort out what remained of the colony's problems. Gradually, and despite conflict with provincial superintendent James FitzGerald, Sewell managed to get the colony back onto a reasonable course. image Tranz alpine.jpg caption Two KiwiRail DC class (NZR DC class) locomotives hauling the TranzAlpine passenger train on the Midland line (Midland Line, New Zealand) between Christchurch and Greymouth in the South Island nationalrailway KiwiRail (Trading name of New Zealand Railways Corporation) The first major route was completed between Christchurch and Dunedin in 1878, later extended to Invercargill the following year. The North Island Main Trunk, linking capital city Wellington with largest city Auckland, opened in 1908 after 23 years of construction. At the network's peak in 1952, about 100 branch lines were operating. Large-scale closures of branch railway lines began in the 1960s and 1970s. The network was initially protected from road transport competition under the Transport Licensing Act 1931, but this protection was gradually eased until its total abolition in 1983, along with the deregulation of the land transport industry. In the heyday of passenger rail in the 1950s and 1960s most provincial routes had railcar and locomotive-hauled passenger services. In 1965, 25 million passengers traveled by rail, by 1998 this had decreased to 11.7 million.


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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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