Kōrero: Canterbury region



Canterbury is dominated by Christchurch, the largest city in the South Island. It grew to serve a large rural hinterland and maintains strong connections with its farming roots. Known as ‘the garden city’, it became famous for its parks and green spaces, including Hagley Park (foreground). The city suffered severely in the earthquake of 22 February 2011, after which many of the buildings visible in the centre of the city were demolished.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10292/christchurch (accessed 24 February 2024)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015