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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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We are really excited to build on the success of the 2018 Programme and to again provide a platform for our members to connect, learn and to help each other achieve says Kate Tarawhiti, Otautahi Representative for Te Hunga Roia Maori.
In this column we think about Otautahi, or Christchurch-the scene last month of an unprecedented terror attack.
(This meeting was co-organised with the University of Canterbury's School of Law and National Centre for Research on Europe, Engineers for Social Responsibility, and Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch.)