Heritage

Christchurch - a chronology

1980

April 1
Canterbury Regional Planning Authority merges with Canterbury United Council.
May 12
Visit by Mr Li Xiannian, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China.
September 6
$9.5 million Icon exhibition opens at Robert McDougall Art Gallery.
September 18
Theatre Royal bought by Theatre Royal Charitable Foundation to be renovated and preserved as a theatre.
October 26
City Council gives land at Cuthberts Green to the trustees of new Ngā Hau E Whā National Marae.
November 11-13
Visit by Duke and Duchess of Kent.
November 11
$25 million Thyssen Bornemisza exhibition of modern painting opens at Robert McDougall Art Gallery.
November 12
New Civic Offices (formerly Millers Department Store) officially open.
November 25
Totem Pole placed in new location at Christchurch Airport.

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