Christchurch - a chronology


February 26
New Durham Street bridge over the Avon opens.
March 3-7
Visit by Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
March 4
Museum Antarctic wing opens.
March 23
Durham Street overbridge opens.
April 25
Bridge of Remembrance becomes a pedestrian precinct.
Lyttelton container crane in operation.
June 14
Worst ever daytime smog levels - 750 micrograms per cubic metre. But this is only a quarter of the worst night levels. See 1975.
July 4
Hundreds evacuated as serious flooding affects City.
September 19
Visit by Prince and Princess Prem Purachatra of Thailand.
September 23
First Vietnamese refugees arrive in City.
December 21
New Zealand’s first closed circuit central city television traffic control system in operation for City Council.

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