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 over. Winners will be announced on 28 November 2014. View the entries at Kete Christchurch, our community repository.

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.