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New Brighton pier

New Brighton pier

New Brighton was named after the English seaside resort with its famous pier. A wooden pier was built at New Brighton in 1894, but it was demolished in 1965. This is the concrete replacement.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - East Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015