2 November 1899
Balloonist Captain Lorraine lost at sea after an ascent from Lancaster Park.
2 November 1914
Riccarton (Deans) Bush presented to the city by the Deans family.
4 November 1876
Night cycle races held at Lancaster Park. The experiment was not a success – the gas illumination was completely inadequate.
4 November 1989
Record crowd of 60,000 at Lancaster Park to see Irish Rock Band U2.
5 November 1979
Regent Theatre gutted by fire.
6 November 1830
Te Rauparaha‘s war party massacres the inhabitants of Akaroa and returns to Kapiti Island.
6 November 1918
Beginning of the influenza epidemic which was eventually to kill 466 people in Christchurch.
8 November 8 1956
Last trolley bus runs.