Christchurch – this week in history (20 – 26 August)

Sir Hamish Hay21 August 1989
Sir Hamish Hay announces he will not stand for Mayor after 15 years in local body politics.

22 August 1925
Radio Broadcasting Company of N.Z. incorporated in Christchurch – the country’s first public radio company. The company became the major force in early radio, eventually owning and operating a chain of YA stations throughout the country.

24 August 1857
Evans Pass road over the Port Hills opens.

26 August 1939
Official opening of City Council’s pensioner housing project in Barnett Avenue, Sydenham; the first local body pensioner housing in New Zealand.
See an image of the cottages in Te Ara the encyclopedia of New Zealand.

More August events in our Christchurch chronology.