• Press Lane

    It’s not hard to imagine the city’s reporters fanning out over the city, heading out to Christchurch’s hotels and taverns to listen in on nearby conversations over a pint. It still happens today and has been for years. Those who have those kinds of jobs – like in government for example – know to be …

  • The Lyttelton Times

    On the 11th January 1851, the first issue of The Lyttelton Times hit the shelves. As the Canterbury Association made their plans for New Zealand’s newest Church of England (Anglican) settlement, they spoke of a grand Cathedral and college being at its heart with a good number of public domains for recreation and oh yes, …

  • Para Rubber

    What do Para (Brazil) and the Canterbury Horticultural Society have in common? George Waldemar Skjellerup. George Skjellerup was born in Cobden, Victoria, Australia in 1881 and was the youngest of 13 children. In 1902, just before his 21st birthday, he arrived in New Zealand and began working in Dunedin at a bicycle shop. Within a …

  • New Regent Street

    Even before the demolitions that have swept through Christchurch since the earthquakes, Cantabs have always been very protective of the city’s history.  The rallies formed against some demolitions that happened pre-quakes and the defending of the open spaces at Hagley Park show that we, as a people, love our city – just as she is. …

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