- May 6, 1939
- New Municipal Electricity Department building opens.
- May 7, 1917
- Canterbury Aviation Company makes first flights from Sockburn Aerodrome, New Zealand’s first airport.
- May 8, 1945
- V.E. (Victory in Europe) day celebrations.
- May 8, 1975
- New Zealand’s first mini roundabout in operation at the corner of Riccarton Road and Deans Avenue.
- May 8, 1981
- Go-ahead given for National Sports Training Centre at Q.E.II Park.
- May 8, 1987
- Sir Neil Isaac, founder of Peacock Springs Conservation Park dies.
- May 9, 1915
- Christchurch tennis star (4 times Wimbledon champion) Captain A. F. Wilding killed in action in Belgium.
- May 10, 1975
- Ms Vicki Buck becomes the city’s (and New Zealand’s) youngest ever City Councillor at 19.
- May 11, 1891
- Sumner Borough formed.
- May 11, 1908
- Colosseum becomes the city’s first picture theatre. The building was claimed to have the largest wooden span in New Zealand. It had previously been a skating rink, a boot factory and a cab stand. See also 1932.
- More May events in our Christchurch chronology.
6 May 2013
Christchurch – this week in history (6 May – 12 May)Posted by Marion under Christchurch, Christchurch and Canterbury, Heritage, History, New Zealand | Tags: Canterbury, Christchurch, heritage, Marion, this week in history |
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