Whats on in Christchurch
While staying in your Christchurch accommodation at Merivale Manor Motel Christchurch,122 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch you may like to visit some of the local attractions listed below
Located at the Arts Centre in central Christchurch. The weekend Markets offer a varity of food delights, crafts, Kiwiana and entertainment for all.
Christchurch Farmers Market
Buy Farm fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood, honey, olive oil, pickles, preserves, organic bread, coffee and more at the Christchurch Farmers Market.
Stallholders include Breadman Organic Bakery, Robinsons Bay Olive Oil, Dawn Harvest Organic Vegetables, Westwood Organic Chicken, Benzies Free Range Eggs, Taste (aioli and pesto), Canterbury Country (gluten free relishes, chutneys, jams etc), Sheehan Apiaries (honey), Aberfeldy Quince (quince pate and jelly), Chicken and Emu Farm, Delphi Lavender, Herbs and Flowers, Heathcote Valley Herbs, Ellerys Hazelnuts, Les Fromages and Gruff Junction Cheese, Radisol (extra virgin olive oil dressings), Succulents and She Chocolate.
Be entertained by musicians and gain some cooking tips from the cooking demonstrations. Make sure you come to the market with an empty stomach so you can sample the yummy bacon sandwiches from the gourmet breakfast bbq. After a visit to the Taste reviver station selling Hummingbird fair trade organic coffee, and freshly squeezed organic juice you will be set for the day!
Every Saturday from 9am to 12 noon
Every Wednesday from 4pm - 6pm
All year round- rain or shine http://www.canterburyfarmersmarket.co.nz/
Christchurch Heritage Home Tours
Wednesdays & Saturdays, September-May
Departs: Christchurch Information Centre, Cathedral Square
tel 0508 669-660 (tollfree) or (03) 366 9660
Step inside three Christchurch homes of different styles, ranging from historic to contemporary, not normally open to the public. This tour provides a delightful mix of history, house style and hospitality.
The lifestyles of Christchurch people throughout Canterbury's history and development are fascinating - it is by getting past the front door that stories come alive.
Meet the homeowners and discover the way Christchurch people have lived and are living today. These guided tours are organised in support of local New Zealand Historic Places Trust projects.
Tickets: $35 per person including a light afternoon tea. Discounts available to NZHPT Members, groups by arrangement.
Bookings are essential.
St Andrews College Museum
Back to school - this museum was started in 1986, curated from 1989 and is available to the public during school hours or by special arrangement. Research material is also available by appointment.
The museum is housed in the upper storey of Strowan House, a mansion set in beautiful grounds by Strowan Stream. The mansion dates back to 1865 and the first college house was built in 1856. The collection comprises memorabilia from 1917, photographs and archival material including education/school records, personal papers, Pacific Islands archives, art, literature, military records and Scottish items. There are four rooms of showcases, collections, manuscripts/paper records, drawings/paintings, films and digital records.
cost: Free dates: every day, By appointment
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