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Christchurch,

town and borough (2011 pop. 47,752), Dorset, S central England, on Christchurch Bay at the confluence of the Avon and Stour rivers. The city's industries range from aircraft manufacturing to salmon fishing. Christchurch is also a resort. Its history dates back to Anglo-Saxon times; its name derives from the church that was part of the Augustinian priory founded there before the Norman conquest of England.

Christchurch,

city (1996 pop. 309,027), E South Island, New Zealand, on the Avon River. It is the third largest city in New Zealand and the commercial center of the productive Canterbury Plains. Industries include food processing, meatpacking, woolens manufacturing, aquaculture, software development, and electronics; tourism is also important. Lyttelton, nearby, is the port for Christchurch. Perhaps the most English of New Zealand's cities, Christchurch was founded in 1850 and has such landmarks as Hagley Park and the Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals (both damaged severely in 2011). Nicknamed "Garden City of the Plains," it is also distinguished by its many public parks and botanical gardens. The Univ. of Canterbury (est. 1873) is in suburban Ilam. The city suffered severe and widespread damage from earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.
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Christchurch

 

a city in New Zealand on the eastern coast of South Island. Population, 165,000 (1971). It is a highway and railroad junction; its port is Lyttelton.

An important industrial center, Christchurch has machine-building (primarily transport), chemical, metallurgical, and tex-tile industries. There is also woodworking and processing of the products from the surrounding agricultural region—a slaughter-house and refrigeration plant, wool-scouring mills, and vegetable, fruit, and meat canneries. Christchurch has railroad workshops. There is a university, with an agricultural college attached to it.

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Christchurch

1. a city in New Zealand, on E South Island: manufacturing centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop.: 344 100 (2004 est.)
2. a town and resort in S England, in SE Dorset. Pop.: 40 208 (2001)
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Kitchen and garden waste make up nearly half of an average bag (CCC, 2005), even though Christchurch City Council estimates that approximately 60% of households compost at home or take green waste to transfer stations.
Collaborative relationships have also been established with Christchurch City Council staff, who have facilitated conceptual framing of both research and end-user projects, the sharing of information, and the initial framing of the shared learning groups that will run in the second year of the project.
The Chapel Trust and the Friends of the Chapel committee are working with the Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury District Health Board to make repairs as soon as possible.
Mindful of the fact that the Christchurch City Council had included skateboarding events in its Summertimes program, the youth librarian at New Brighton Library contacted the Fendalton Service Centre, which had organised the summer youth Big Sk8 Out program.
Lea said Housing New Zealand and the Christchurch City Council were seeking longer-term accommodation for those unlikely to be able to return home for some time.

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