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Christchurch (South Island)

This wiki is really on hold due to the earthquakes, but people are still moving there because of the need for construction workers and a lot of the region has not been seriously affected

We visited Christchurch and the surrounding area last year, very pleasant place to live. It is dryer than most of New Zealand and gets a lot of sun, whether more than Auckland depends on the year. In winter it can get foggy, but the council have brought in a clean air act and things should improve. Christchurch is known for it's software industry.. Christchurch is more British than the UK, with its British names for its rivers and roads.

Of course one must mention the recent 7.1 Earhquake, but at least it should be long time before it happens again

Christchurch (Māori: Ōtautahi) is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's second-largest urban area. It is one third the way down the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula which itself, since 2006, lies within the formal limits of Christchurch.

The city was named by the Canterbury Association, which settled the surrounding province of Canterbury. 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.

The river which flows through the centre of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers to commemorate the Scottish Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfathers' farm and flows into the Clyde.

Christchurch is excellent in the summer but has British winters Temp. wise although less rain. You are near to the mountains if you like skiing

Christchurch Climate

Christchurch Website

Christchurch House Prices and Listings

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