Christchurch - a chronology


February 3
Peter Snell sets new world records for the half mile and 800 metres at Lancaster Park.
April 1
Mt Pleasant Valley and Cannon estate join City from Heathcote.
April 1
First City Council district planning scheme becomes operative.
September 10
Controversial master transportation plan made public by Regional Planning Authority.
October 9
Town Hall site chosen in Kilmore Street. Assisted by advice from visiting Professor Gordon Stephenson, the unanimously accepted proposal ended years of dispute over this choice. Other sites considered were the old public library site in Hereford Street and an area near Latimer Square. Another often debated site was Victoria Square.

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