Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1950

November
Sir Ernest Andrews retires from Mayoralty after 9 years, ending continuous service on the Council since 1919.
December 1
Kerrs Reach cutting on the Avon River completed.
December 16
Harewood Airport becomes New Zealand’s first International Airport - 100 years to the day from the arrival of the first Canterbury Association settlers.
December
Christchurch City centennial celebrations include an open air church service in Cathedral Square (over 30,000 people), and a procession watched by over 100,000. Visitors include the Archbishop of Canterbury.
(no date)
Centennial Pool built.
New Zealand Trotting Conference formed in City.

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