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A city of eastern South Island, New Zealand, near the Pacific coast. It is an important manufacturing center.


1. (Placename) a city in New Zealand, on E South Island: manufacturing centre of a rich agricultural region; suffered major damage and loss of life in a series of earthquakes in 2010–11. Pop: 366 000 (2013 est)
2. (Placename) a town and resort in S England, in SE Dorset. Pop: 47 900 (2011)



a city on E South Island, in New Zealand. 325,710.
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Noun1.Christchurch - industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural regionChristchurch - industrial city at the center of a rich agricultural region
New Zealand - an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
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When he grew to man's estate, and came back from Christchurch, he began to reform the slackened discipline of the hall, in spite of his father, who stood in awe of him.
It was built for a Christchurch man, a friend of mine, a very good sort of fellow; he ran it a few weeks, till, I believe, it was convenient to have done with it.
The valley of the Stour is beyond, unaccountable stream, dirty at Blandford, pure at Wimborne--the Stour, sliding out of fat fields, to marry the Avon beneath the tower of Christchurch.
He comes from the north country, but for many years he hath gone the round of the forest from Southampton to Christchurch.
The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration will seek public feedback on a proposal to make changes to the Christchurch District Plan to enable the relocation of Redcliffs School.
I am looking for nurses to take part in a study I am conducting into the experiences of Christchurch RNs using interRAI in aged residential care (ARC).
CHRISTCHURCH -- Pakistan were 50-1 at tea in their second innings to trail New Zealand by 17 on day three of the first Test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday.
The quake's epicenter was about 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Christchurch city, which was devastated by a 2011 temblor.
7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people.
The epicentre of Sunday's quake on New Zealand's south island was 15 kms (9 miles) east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km (9 miles), said the country's seismological body Geonet.
Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies(NYSE: UTX) company, said it has named Christchurch Engine Center as one of the first facilities in its Geared Turbofan engine MRO network to provide maintenance and overhaul services for the PW1100G-JM engine.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 24, 2015-Pratt & Whitney picks Christchurch Engine Center for MRO network

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