Christchurch - a chronology


February 15
25,000 attend concert by pop singer Neil Diamond at Q.E.II Park.
June 4
Opera singer Dame Joan Sutherland gives concert.
July 30
7 Canterbury men in gold medal winning hockey team at the Montreal Olympics.
September 14
Inter-island ferry service from Lyttelton ends with the last sailing of the "Rangatira".
September 26
Orana Park Wildlife Reserve opens.

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