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Step into the scene of murderous plots with a Christchurch Heritage Festival tour of the home of crime fiction queen Dame Ngaio Marsh to mark the 125th anniversary of the author’s birth.
The world's last remaining huia nest is one of the rarely-seen taonga on show in a Christchurch Heritage Festival exhibition marking 150 years since the Canterbury Museum first opened its doors.
Artworks by avid adventurer and Antarctic explorer Frank Worsley sail into view on the Akaroa Museum website this month to mark the start of the summer season on the ice.
Relics of Akaroa’s whaling days will be restored following decades of damage often caused by children clambering in and out of the large cast-iron try pots on the foreshore.
Christchurch’s restored Town Hall has been recognised as a Category 1 Historic Place by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.
A restored 19th century waterwheel – along with a group of hardy volunteers – is driving interest in a popular heritage park overlooking Lyttelton Harbour.
The restoration of the New Brighton Clock Tower is complete and the repaired mechanism is telling the time once again.
Visitors to the landmark Akaroa Lighthouse will be able to view the original machinery inside thanks to new funding from the Christchurch City Council.
Extra time has been granted to the owners of two prominent heritage buildings in the central city so work on their restoration can continue.