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Cluster of historic government buildings awaiting restorations

The Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings are the only surviving provincial government buildings... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Hong Kong, China
Still Hopeful!

Once the pride & joy of Cantabrians & the only remaining "Provincial" Council Buildings in NZ, we... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These pretty colonial building are still earthquake wrecked, although restoration is underway. So you can't visit but you can look from the street. When you are allowed to vist, remember tocheck out the assembly room which has fabulous wood and stone carvings.

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings are the only surviving provincial government buildings still in existence in New Zealand. Sadly, like much of the city, they were heavily damaged during the 2010-11 earthquakes and are presently not in use. It seems some reconstructions, such as the...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I had a wedding here. Though I planned to visit again 10 years after marriage...I hope that it will be rebuilt in the same beautiful building as before!

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Once the pride & joy of Cantabrians & the only remaining "Provincial" Council Buildings in NZ, we remain hopeful that restoration will eventually begin on these fabulous buildings.

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Next to the Art Gallery, the buildings seem to have survived the earthquake and do not show the damage of those nearby....could be just the first buildings to be rebuilt.

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Reviewed 5 July 2015

Sadly, some of those once beautiful buildings lie in ruins, still waiting for rebuilding and repairs. Still, they can still be appreciated for what they once were, hoping they'd soon be restored to their original beauty.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 29 November 2012

I am sure this is one place that is going to this really so sad as it is really a beautiful place that is going to go

Thank Yvonne H
Reviewed 17 August 2012

Sadly our beautiful provincial buildings do not exist now...my visit was to pass by and look at the devastation that had occurred following the earthquakes in Christchurch. Sadly the very magnificent provincial buildings were significantly damaged. we hope there can be restoration but damage is...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Collapsed in the earthquakes but ruins are still there. May be restored.

Thank Deltaprime
Reviewed 20 January 2012

All the reviews prior to 22 February 2011 are correct, it was a real gem but was reduced to a ruin by the earthquakes that day and since then. I hope it can be reconstructed.

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