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

Cover of ParihakaParihaka

5 November is Guy Fawkes, but more importantly in New Zealand we commemorate Parihaka – the peaceful resistance to the militia invasion of the Taranaki settlement of Parihaka on 5 November 1881.

Photo huntChristchurch Photo Hunt

The Photo Hunt is on - it closes on 31 October. You can help boost important historical records as well as win great prizes – one of two iPad minis or a Kobo ereader.

Cecil Malthus lettersCecil Malthus

Cecil Malthus’ letters and telegrams tell his story of the First World War.

You can follow him now on Twitter at @malthus_letters. He writes to My own dear Hazel from April 1914 to his discharge in April 1917.

WW100 logoWW100

WW100 is a programme to mark the First World War centenary from 2014 to 2018. Explore World War 1 content as well as events and activities in Christchurch and Canterbury. 100chch on Twitter takes you back to what was happening 100 years ago today.