Come and try out the virtual reality kayak and see what the Ōtākaro Avon River could look like in the future.
Experiment building your own stopbanks and address river flooding with a state-of-the-art sandbox.
See the exciting activities and ways the former red zone land could be used in the future
Find out how the area could become a living laboratory to create, test, experiment and explore new technologies and ways to address climate change and sea level rise
Explore the Green Spine and the three Reaches
Have a chat to the friendly Regenerate Christchurch team.
When: 10am to 3pm, seven days a week (10am to 7pm on Thursdays). It is on until 30 June 2018. Why: It’s your opportunity to see what’s planned for the 602-hectare Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor between Barbadoes St and Bexley, and have a say on the types of activities and land uses you’d like to see featured in the area. Who: the Cashel St venue is accessible to everyone. Children are welcome (there’s a corner for them if parents want to spend more time reading information).
Red Zone Futures Travelling Exhibition
Regenerate Christchurch’s Red Zone Futures travelling exhibition will visit a range of public spaces, places and events around Christchurch until 30 June. Here are the libraries (and CCC facilities) you can view the Red Zone Futures travelling exhibition at:
Cathedral Square has long been an important civic space for Christchurch. In its time it has functioned as a transport hub and “movie theatre central”. It’s been a meeting place, and a stage for political protest, debate and speeches. It has been the home to markets, tourism operators, and of course, a cathedral. Numerous concerts have been held there and recently it has hosted a temporary ice-rink. From mid next year it will also have a shiny, new library in its North-East corner.
Cathedral Square is a place with a many memories for Christchurch people and it has changed a great deal over the years. So while you’re considering what The Square of the future should be like, have a look at these glimpses of its past.
Love the special sign for “Pedestrians” in this street photo from 1938.
Though there’s no date provided for this photo of Cathedral Square covered in snow, the presence of the Citizens’ War Memorial, far left, (unveiled in 1937) means it might be the snow of July, 1945.
The Plaza Theatre originally opened as The Strand in 1917. In this photo the neighbouring United Service Hotel can be seen at left with the Women’s Rest Rooms at right. The theatre was demolished in 1990.
A common street photograph pose near the Citizens’ War Memorial.
Long hair and sandals in the seventies.
An orderly bus queue on a sunny afternoon, in the late 70s or early 80s.
Obligatory Wizard photo.
A busy day in Cathedral Square, probably in the 1990s
Christchurch Arts Festival sculpture “Snow Orchid” and Speigeltent venue in background, 2007.
Many protests and demonstrations have taken place in Cathedral Square over the years. This one in 2010 resulted in Neville Toohey being arrested.
Cathedral Square as it looks now. But what does the future hold?