Christchurch - a chronology


March 2
Amid mounting controversy, City Council begins construction of road deviation through Hagley Park. The work was stopped by March 7 for legal reasons, and the project was eventually scrapped.
March 16-17
Visit by the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and Princess Anne.
April 22
New Teachers College opens at Ilam. Secondary division only. The completed complex was opened on October 26, 1978.
International Machine Tool Show at Canterbury Court.
May 5
Visit by Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.

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