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Annual Boxing Day seaside carnival

Annual Boxing Day seaside carnival December 23, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
The longest running event of its type in New Zealand, Timaru’s Caroline Bay Carnival, turns 100 this year. (Timaru is about 100k south of Christchurch so an easy drive – book your accommodation first) This much-loved summer-time carnival features all the usual fun of the fair: including the...

Christchurch: one of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network

Christchurch: one of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network October 13, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
International Wine Tasting As the newest member to the prestigious Great Wine Capitals Global Network, Christchurch is thrilled to welcome visitors to Wine Discovery New Zealand 2010. The Great Wine Capitals Global Network International Conference will be held 31 October to 4 November, 2010 They are...

Much to do & see during heritage week

Much to do & see during heritage week October 10, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
This annual Christchurch event, has the theme “On the Horizon: Rediscover the Settlement of our City” this year  – 21st-31st October.  As someone whose family has been here since 1860, this theme is of real interest.  (see more about one of our first architects Hurst Seager here) A...

Writers Festival & annual writing competition

Writers Festival & annual writing competition August 9, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Every two years bookworms turn out in droves for The Press Christchurch Writers Festival (even years) and this year will be no different. If you will be in my city during 9th – 12th September 2010 you too can attend this biennial celebration of authors and books. However, book early if you want to...

Winter solstice in New Zealand is called Matariki

Winter solstice in New Zealand is called Matariki July 7, 2010 | Events | Read More
Down under in New Zealand, the Maori name for the winter solstice is Matariki. Sighting The Seven Sisters (Pleiades star cluster) in the early morning sky marks the beginning of our Maori New Year. Matariki can usually been seen in the last days of May and the New Year is when the new moon is in the...
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