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A city of eastern South Island, New Zealand, near the Pacific coast. It is an important manufacturing center.
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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)
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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. The valley of the Avon--invisible, but far to the north the trained eye may see Clearbury Ring that guards it, and the imagination may leap beyond that on to Salisbury Plain itself, and beyond the Plain to all the glorious downs of Central England.
He comes from the north country, but for many years he hath gone the round of the forest from Southampton to Christchurch. He drinks much and pays little but it would make your ribs crackle to hear him sing the `Jest of Hendy Tobias.' Mayhap he will sing it when the ale has warmed him."
The regeneration of Christchurch, and the transition to local leadership, continues with the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration announcing the approval of the Otakaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan.
Release date- 20082019 - Christchurch Airport has notched up another month of strong growth in international arrivals in May, taking its annual visitor arrival growth between July and May to 8.5 per cent, compared to the national total of -5.8 per cent for the same time period.
A NEW medico-legal lawyer, Sophie Meares, starts work in NZNO's Christchurch office this month.
ISLAMABAD -- The Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday closed a refund case of a scholar who had been martyred in the Christchurch attack.
Summary: Christchurch [New Zealand], Apr 30 (ANI): The police on Tuesday arrested a 33-year-old man after a package containing a suspected explosive device and ammunition was found at a vacant property in a central suburb in Christchurch.
THE Duke of Cambridge will visit New Zealand for two days later this month on behalf of the Queen to honour the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack.
People shaped themselves as Al-Noor Mosque Christchurch, New Zealand to pay homage to the victims of the last month's terrorist attacks in Christchurch New Zealand.

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