Christchurch, New Zealand – May 2000

Hi everyone!

Well, winter’s here already. Care to swap for summer? We’ll pay ya for it! Now bring that sunshine and summer wamth!
Yeah, we want it right now!

Christchurch – World’s Top Garden City
Christchurch has long been called New Zealand’s Garden City. However, in the inaugural “Nations in Bloom” competition, held in Madrid in October 1997, Christchurch was voted the top garden city in the world!

The “Nations in Bloom” competition has been developed by the International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration to find the world’s best garden city. Christchurch bettered some stiff competition from Britain, Japan, Spain, and South Africa to win the top prize in the “Nations in Bloom” competition, in the category of cities with over 300 000 people.

It’s a credit to the time and effort of Christchurch gardeners and the importance Christchurch people have placed in having a beautiful City in which to live, work and play.

Events for May
Three Sisters
Chekhov’s story of the three Pozoroy sisters, longing for life and a happiness elsewhere.
Price: $27.00 + concessions
Dates: 6 May – 3 June
Time: 8pm-10:15pm
Location: The Court Theatre (Christchurch City)
Contact Person: Phil Foster
Contact Address: PO Box 268, 20 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch, New Zealand
Telephone: 64 3 963 0883

Fax: 64 3 365 2493

Christchurch Symphony – Classics II
Vivaldi – Sinfonia #1, Handel – Concerto Crosso Op 6/4, Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings Op 48, Copland – Quiet City, Mozart – Symphony in Eb #39. Brian Law – Conductor.
Location: James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall
When: May 5th, 2000 7:30pm
Contact: Christchurch Symphony
Contact Address: PO Box 3260 Christchurch
Telephone: 64 379 3886
Fax: 64 379 3861

Uneasy Space
A free group show of New Zealand artists exploring the conceptual and physical boundaries of space.

Location: Contemporary Art Annex, Christchurch
Dates: 5 May – 25 June

Time: 10am-5:30pm
Contact: Robert McDougall Art Gallery
Address: Botanic Gardens Rolleston Ave Christchurch, New Zealand
Telephone: 64 3 365 0915
Fax: 64 3 365 3942

Passions 2000
Professor Don Beaven will speak on Fine Wines at a special Wine Tasting Evening. Supported by Montana Wines.
Location: McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch
Price: $9 , Friends of the Gallery $7
Booking Office Telephone: 365 0915
Date: May 2nd, 2000 6pm-7:30pm
Contact: Ann Betts @ Robert McDougall Art Gallery
Address: Botanic Gardens Rolleston Ave Christchurch
Telephone: 64 3 372 2973
Fax: 64 3 365 3942

Great Britain Boat Race
This event will involve participants paddling in a variety of boat types over a set distance on the majestic Avon river. There will be variety of different race categories from skiffs and canoes through to rowing boats.
Location: Avon River, Christchurch
Dates: 1-31 May
Contact: Blair Anderson
Address: 50 Wainoni Road Christchurch, New Zealand
Telephone: 64 389 4065
Fax: 64 389 4065

Useful Links

Canterbury Tourism

Kiwi Experience

AA Guides

Gateway to NZ



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Apartments – dorms to self contained units

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