Christchurch - a chronology


February 27
Lyttelton road tunnel opens, New Zealand’s longest.
March 7-8
Air exposition at airport marks opening of runway extensions (to 2400 metres) and 50th anniversary of Scotland’s Timaru to Christchurch flight.
June 27
Large crowds for visit of Beatles pop group.
July 17
Opening of the Government Life Building in Cathedral Square. It was the city’s first "high rise glass box". The building’s rooftop clock and temperature readings have become a familiar part of the Square.
July 28
Rolleston Avenue trees cut down by City Council, at the request of Christ’s College Board. Intense public protest follows.
November 28
Opening of Cashin Quay, Lyttelton Harbour. The engineering techniques used in reclaiming this area were unique in the world.

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