Was there with family just before the big earthquake. It's really a great lost for NZ.
Another great place to visit with the old Cathedral, and many other older buildings and lots of shopping, Restaurants. Since we were there they had a bad earthquake in downtown Christchurch. I know the Caththedral was damged a lot especially the entrance area. A lot of the other buildings lost their front walls. I am sure a lot of the damage has been repaired by now.
So sad that the earthquake destroyed it. Such a beautiful Cathedral. I hope they restore it.
I was here before the earthquake damaged the cathedral. It seemed like a really nice place.