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This week in Christchurch history (1 September – 7 September)

1 September 1888
Earthquake causes damage throughout City. Cathedral spire badly damaged.

4 September 2010
The Darfield earthquake woke Canterbury at 4:35am. The magnitude 7.1. quake was centred 40km west of Christchurch. 107 more words


Reaction to spider bite sends Stuy Town man to hospital

By Sabina Mollot

For Mohammed Tavakoli, a Stuyvesant Town resident and law student, last Wednesday evening started out as a typical weeknight. The 24-year-old was at home with his two roommates, who are also his friends and fellow students at New York Law School, and had been watching a movie. 903 more words

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This week in history: Bellevue South redevelopment

By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Town & Village newspaper has been providing news for Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village for over 65 years and we’ve decided to start taking a look back to see what was going on in the community 50 years ago. 625 more words

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This week in Christchurch history (25 - 31 August)

25 August 1920
First flight over Cook Strait (Christchurch to Trentham) by Captain Euan Dickson in a Canterbury Aviation Company plane.

26 August 1939
Official opening of City Council’s pensioner housing project in Barnett Avenue, Sydenham; the first local body pensioner housing in New Zealand. 196 more words


This Week In History: The Stones' "Honky Tonk Women," KC's "Get Down Tonight" & Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger"

The music history books are vast and full of interesting bits of knowledge. “Big” Jay Sorensen gives you a recap of the biggest and most interesting music news from the week; something from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. 1,075 more words


August 16, 1896 - What Would You Do For A Klondike… Nugget?

On August 16, 1896, George Carmack sparked the last great gold rush in the America’s when he discovered a large nugget of the metal while salmon fishing in Rabbit Creek in the Yukon Territory in Canada.   328 more words

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Christchurch – this week in history (18 to 24 August)

19 August 1840
French settlers land at Akaroa.

19 August 1859
Chamber of Commerce established in Lyttelton.

22 August 1910
Ilam homestead (on the site of the present university staff club) destroyed by fire. 101 more words

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