Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country's second-largest urban area. It lies one third of 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. Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand.
Christchurch Tourist Official
Old Chief Post Office Building 15 - 31 Cathedral Square
Phone: +64 (03) 379 9629 Fax: +64 (03) 377 2424
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