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The beginning of Christchurch International Airport...

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On 17 December 1935, the Christchurch City Council purchased 230 hectares off the Boag family to establish a city airport. At the time of purchase, the 230 hectares was still a part of the Boag family farm of Burnside – this history now acknowledged in the naming of the suburb. William Boag had arrived in Canterbury in 1851 on the ‘Cornwall’, the Canterbury Association’s 18th ship. This just happened to be the same transport that William Sefton Moorhouse and Samuel Bealey travelled on with their family – two of our future Superintendents. For a more in depth look at William Boag and Burnside, please check out the following link: http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/burnside-william-boag-1828-1904/ *image courtesy of http://earlycanterbury.blogspot.co.nz/ *

http://www.peelingbackhistory.co.nz/land-brought-for-christchurch-airport-17th-december-1935

Slade: Merry Christmas Everybody

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Phar Lap: The Legendary NZ bred galloper...

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Phar Lap - legendary NZ -bred champion galloper who won the Melbourne Cup and was later poisoned after winning a South American race.

Steve Adams: The kiwi Way doco...

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Kiwi NBL player Steve Adams

Queenstown, New Zealand Promotion Video...

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Queenstown, NZ

Lazarus - 2017 Interdominion Pacing Championship Winner

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The mighty Lazarus - 2017 Interdom winner

Visit the Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington NZ...

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