Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1968

March 9
Second Pan-Pacific Arts Festival opens.
April 11
"Wahine" storm (the city’s worst recorded storm) causes one death and widespread wind and flood damage.
May 23
Visit by Duke of Edinburgh.
September 26
City Council given partial control of the Estuary.
October
Retirement of Sir George Manning, Mayor since 1958, after a total of 34 years on the Council.
December
Yaldhurst Transport Museum opens to public.
(no date)
Halswell County amalgamates with Paparua County.

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