Thousands of workers, mainly men, have flocked to Christchurch to rebuild the city centre after devastating earthquakes killed 181 people in the southern New Zealand city. Now get this. Some PR genius in Australia, and Canterbury Tourism have marketed Christchurch as a love hub. It’s targeting women travellers.
After the catastrophic Christchurch earthquake, cartoonist Celia Allison picked herself up and kept working. But despite bravely carrying on with her business, Celia wasn’t feeling as funny as her famous alter ego, Cecily.
After the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, the celebrated foodie markets in the region are back up and running. My favourite is in the scenic port of Lyttelton.
New Zealand’s Otahuna Lodge, affected by the major earthquakes which devastated nearby Christchurch, is re-opening on July 11 and will host cooking classes with executive chef Jimmy McIntyre using organic produce.
Serenely beautiful Christchurch was a mecca for tourists. New Zealand’s second-largest city also receives 82 per cent of inbound foreign visitors to the South Island. Last September a major earthquake did serious damage but not so serious that Christchurch ground to a halt.