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Address: Corner Durham and Armagh Streets, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Still Hopeful!

Once the pride & joy of Cantabrians & the only remaining "Provincial" Council Buildings in NZ, we remain hopeful that restoration will eventually begin on these fabulous buildings.

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zhuhai2007
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once the pride & joy of Cantabrians & the only remaining "Provincial" Council Buildings in NZ, we remain hopeful that restoration will eventually begin on these fabulous buildings.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Next to the Art Gallery, the buildings seem to have survived the earthquake and do not show the damage of those nearby....could be just the first buildings to be rebuilt.

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Thank DJS1950
Tel Aviv, Israel
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2,661 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,035 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Sadly, some of those once beautiful buildings lie in ruins, still waiting for rebuilding and repairs. Still, they can still be appreciated for what they once were, hoping they'd soon be restored to their original beauty.

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Thank TheShis
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2012

I am sure this is one place that is going to this really so sad as it is really a beautiful place that is going to go

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Thank Yvonne H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Sadly our beautiful provincial buildings do not exist now...my visit was to pass by and look at the devastation that had occurred following the earthquakes in Christchurch. Sadly the very magnificent provincial buildings were significantly damaged. we hope there can be restoration but damage is extreme.

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2 Thank totarapom
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Collapsed in the earthquakes but ruins are still there. May be restored.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

All the reviews prior to 22 February 2011 are correct, it was a real gem but was reduced to a ruin by the earthquakes that day and since then. I hope it can be reconstructed.

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Thank Glosc
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2009

Along with the botanical gardens, the Avon river and the cathedral, these were already on my list of things I wanted to do. We arrived there about 10.00am on a weekday and spent around one hour and we were the only ones there. The caretaker/guide/historian was only too pleased to show us around and explain things. The buildings themselves have... More 

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2 Thank Turkey_Baster
Christchurch
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Reviewed 13 February 2009

The Canterbury Provincial Buildings were the seat of the Canterbury provincial government until the provinces were abolished in 1876. They are a stone and timber complex situated by the Avon River in the city centre. Some of it is given over to offices, but visitors can explore much of it including the beautiful vaulted stone chamber and the charming little... More 

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