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This is a picture of Christchurch; it is located in the South Island of New Zealand, it is also the largest city in the South Island and second largest city of this land. Christchurch is a coastal city. Christchurch has a population of over 350,000. In the past city was known as “Christ Church”, named after its cathedral which is the University of Oxford and as well the Cathedral of Oxford, England. The Maori call Christchurch Te Whenua oTe Potiki-Tautahi but as it is a long name they have shorten it to Otautahi. Christchurch is the main city of the largest region of New Zealand, Canterbury. The climate of Christchurch is temperate, with the highest temperature in January and lowest in July. In summer the temperature may go over thirty degrees. The area has also beautiful sandy beaches. After research it seems that Christchrch has been the first area where the famous Moa, the large flightless bird, settled, proofs were found in 1876 in a cave in Redcliffs. It seems that the first human settled in the area around the year 1000. Christchurch is a fabulous place to visit and is also rich in history.







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