2 December 1960
Rehua meeting house opens, the first new meeting house in the South Island for over 100 years.
3 December 1867
Canterbury Museum (New Zealand’s first) opened to public in an upstairs room in the Canterbury Provincial Government Buildings. The collection had been assembled by Julius (later Sir Julius) Von Haast.
3 December 1924
Children’s Library opens in Hereford Street.
More December events in our Christchurch chronology.