Te Kupu o te Wiki – The Word of the Week

Kia ora. To celebrate Te Reo Māori we are publishing kupu (words).

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

Pāia
Yeeyah

Kupu (word)

Ōtautahi
Christchurch

Kei Ōtautahi ahau e noho ana
I live in Christchurch.

Maori
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This week in Christchurch history (10 – 16 November)

10 November 1839
Captain William B. Rhodes lands 50 cattle at Akaroa.

Photo of Edmonds Band Rotunda, viewed from Oxford Terrace [ca. 1930]
Edmonds Band Rotunda, viewed from Oxford Terrace
[ca. 1930] Christchurch City Libraries, CCL PhotoCD 10, IMG0072
11 November 1904
ChristChurch Cathedral completed. The architect was George Gilbert Scott.

11 November 1924
Bridge of Remembrance opens.

11 November 1929
Edmonds band rotunda opens.

12 November 1980
New Christchurch City Council Civic Offices (formerly Millers Department Store) officially open.

13 November 1849
Royal Charter granted for the incorporation of the Canterbury Association.

15 November 1851
White Hart Hotel (possibly the city’s first) in operation.

Photo of proposed design for the White Hart Hotel, High Street, Christchurch  [1902]
Proposed design for the White Hart Hotel, High Street, Christchurch [1902]
Christchurch City Libraries, CCL PhotoCD 6, IMG0074

16 November 1901
Earthquake (most severe at Cheviot) damages Cathedral spire again. After this third incident, the top of the spire was re-built in timber and metal instead of stone.

More November events in the Chronology.