Firefighters and crowds outside Nu-Way Dry Cleaners in Colombo Street near the intersection with Cashel Street following an explosion.
Labour Department explosives consultant, Laurie Stephenson (left), watches P.O. Nee, a department safety inspector, fit a fuse into a stick of gelignite, during the final day of a course in the safe...
Remains of a damaged building at Anderson Limited after an explosion of a gas cylinder.
Mrs M. Moses helping Mr H. Fisher to make a mop at an occupational therapy class run by the Christchurch Aged People's Welfare Council at their premises at 60 Cashel Street.
Fire engines relocating from the old Central Fire Station at 178 Lichfield Street to the new one at 200 Kilmore Street.
Fire engines at the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street station shortly after relocating the fire engines from the former site at 178 Lichfield Street.
Electronic switchboard in the watchhouse at the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
J. K. McAlpine (right), the Minister of Transport with Chief Fire Officer Mr L. R. Osmond inspecting firefighters at the opening of the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
Firefighters lined up for inspection by the Minister of Transport at the opening of the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
Exterior of the newly opened Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
The exterior of the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
The electronic switchboard in the watchroom of the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
The social hall in the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
The drill yard behind the Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
The fire appliances house at the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street.
A view of the new Central Fire Station at 200 Kilmore Street, as seen from Cambridge Terrace. In the centre is the training tower under construction.
Exterior of the newly built Halswell Methodist Church.
Exterior of the Spencerville Residents Association Community Hall, Hayders Road, during construction. Members of the Association are pictured working on completing the building along with three...
Miss Jenny Flaver putting colour on some souvenir head scarves using a new process of textile screen printing, the only one of its kind in New Zealand. The process uses Swiss dyes in place of a...
Stainless steel milk tanker manufactured in Hamilton for Canterbury Dairy Farmers Ltd parked outside farm building awaiting use.
Mrs K. R. Banich (left) and Mrs A. E. Rees, parking attendants, pose next to a parking meter on Gloucester Street ahead of their first shift in the city.
View from the overhead bridge across the idle railway yard at Waltham during a day of strike action. The Port Hills are visible in the background.
A Romaldini motorcycle rider crashing through a flaming timber and tarred paper wall as part of the Romaldini daredevil riders show in Templeton.
New Zealand skating fours champions Rex Davies, Brian Wray, Rae Dawson and Doreen Dobson practicing the "death spin" move at Canterbury Court.