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Quakes Exhibition

Check out the Canterbury Quakes exhibition at Canterbury Museum (until October 1.)  Relics from the earthquakes include the fallen (slightly dented) statue of John Robert Godley, founder of Christchurch, a Cathedral bell, the ball from Lyttelton’s famous Timeball, and Mayor Bob Parker’s distinctive orange jacket and quirky T-shirt.  The exhibition is an opportunity to find… Read More

Antarctica in the heart of Christchurch

The subject of Antarctica is a recurrent theme in Christchurch. Not surprising considering for almost a century the city has been a gateway to the great white south. Since a child I have enjoyed visiting our Canterbury Museum and typically taking a beeline to the Antarctic displays, said to be the best anywhere. More recently… Read More