Christchurch’s history, its people and places — plus help to discover your own heritage and family history.

Your library, Your voice, New Central LibraryYour library, your voice

The city’s New Central Library (Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi) will be built in Cathedral Square and the Christchurch City Council wants your input on the design. What exciting things do you want to do in our New Central Library? How should the building look and feel? The Your Library, Your Voice campaign runs from Friday 21 March to Friday 2 May 2014.

old photo of trafficHeritage photos of transport

Transport issues are in the news in Christchurch. View a selection of photos of transport from our heritage and Flickr collections to see how it was in the past.

CemeteryCurious about family history? The Cemeteries Database can help

The Christchurch City Council Cemeteries Database is a great resource for historians and family history researchers. Find out more about how to use it.