Have your say on Victoria Square

It is time for you to have your say on the future of Victoria Square.

Share your views with the Christchurch Central Development Unit. Feedback closes 24 April 2015.

Victoria Square, Christchurch, 1910 : a panorama looking towards the north-east. [1910]

Victoria Square, Christchurch, 1910 : a panorama looking towards the north-east [1910] CCL PhotoCD 16, IMG0005

We have some resources that might help you think about Victoria Square and its long history.

Pictures of Victoria Square

Search our catalogue for photos of Victoria Square and Market Square, and view photos of Victoria Square on our Flickr site. Find more images on DigitalNZ, including this set Market Square / Victoria Square.

Te Kupu o te Wiki – The Word of the Week

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

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

E hika!
Gosh.

Kupu (word)

ukurere.
ukulele.

Mā wai te ukurere e whakatangi?
Who will play the ukelele.

 

Maori

Christchurch – this week in history (9 – 15 March)

10 March 1963
Concerts by jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong.

10 March 1907
Foundation stone laid for the Cashmere sanitorium. Poet James K. Baxter was an undistinguished employee in the 1940s.

11 March 1899
Railway accident at Rakaia kills 4 and injures 22. The 2 trains which collided were crowded with Islington freezing workers returning from an excursion. The accident led to dramatic improvements in railway signals, braking systems and safety equipment.

12-15 March 1927
Visit of Duke of York (later King George VI). View articles and images on DigitalNZ.

HRH Duke of York inspecting Sockburn Aerodrome, 15 March 1927
Photographer: Robert Percy Moore
HRH Duke of York inspecting Sockburn Aerodrome, 15 March 1927
Panoramic negative
Reference No. Pan-0064-F
Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand

14 March 1987
Te Maori” exhibition opens at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery. Over a nine week period, 147,012 people visited.

15 March 1856
The Christchurch Club formed.

15 March 1982
City Council resolution declares Christchurch City a nuclear weapons free zone.

Christchurch chronology
A timeline of Christchurch events in
chronological order from pre-European times to 1989.

More March events in our Christchurch Chronology.