Heritage in the city

Buildings and public art show how the city has grown, commemorating our past, present and future.

Christchurch Heritage Festival

An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.

Heritage Strategy

Our strategy to recognise, protect and celebrate the heritage/taonga of Ōtautahi Christchurch and Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula.

Heritage advice and consents

Resource consent is required for demolition or relocation of, and some alterations to, heritage items scheduled in the Christchurch District Plan.

Heritage Grants

Heritage grant funding supports owners, kaitiaki, communities and groups to protect, promote and celebrate the unique stories and places which are our taonga.

Women's suffrage

A history of women's suffrage in Christchurch and information on the Kate Sheppard Memorial.

Council flag poles

The Council maintains flag poles in the following locations and are maintained quarterly.

Council history

Christchurch was founded in 1850 on the arrival of about 800 settlers from the United Kingdom, and became New Zealand's first city, by Royal Charter, in 1856.