"Stacey dressed up as a super hero, killing herself on the assault bike at Crossfit Trailblazer." - Contributor's note.
Boats in a misty Lyttelton Harbour.
"Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre under construction and Ice Cream Charlie in Victoria Square. Te Pae’s 2021 opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown." - Contributor's note.
"Te Pae Christchurch convention centre construction.In 2021, the opening was delayed from October until December due to the pandemic lockdown." - Contributor's note.
Hamish Hay Bridge over Avon River in Victoria Square, Christchurch.
"Te Pae, Christchurch's new world-class convention centre, opening late 2021. 188 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central." - Contributor's note.
"Christchurch Town Hall's restored Ferrier-fountain. Glorious at dusk." - Contributor's note.
"Tūranga, Christchurch Ōtautahi Central Library. Opened Friday 12 October 2018. Earthquake damaged Anglican Cathedral's reinstatement project works began in May 2020." - Contributor's note.
"Tūranga, Christchurch City Library and J. R. Godley statue at dusk, Cathedral Square." - Contributor's note.
Food trucks in Cathedral Square for the Friday Street Food Market.
"White-fronted terns or Tara resting at Matuku Takotako/Sumner beach. This coastal bird is only found in New Zealand." - Contributor's note.
The murthi (statue) of Durga at the Durga Puja and Karabi Ghosh, a purohit (priest).
The most important part of the Puja are the priests who orchestrate the entire ceremony following all the conventions.
The shrine for the Durga Puja with the murthi (statue) of Maa Durga.
Attendees of the Durga Puja participating in the Aarti also known as Pushpanjali for showing respect to Goddess Durga.
A homa ceremony being performed outside the hall at the beginning of the Durga Puja.
No cultural event can ever be completed without the sumptuous food. An aroma synonymous with the Durga Puja is that of mouth-watering traditional Bengali cuisines.
A group dance performed by Shilpa Tarafdar, Jaya Bose, and Bhaswati Sarkar at the Durga Puja.
The murthi (statue) of Durga at the Durga Puja.
The murthi (statue) of Durga with offerings at the Durga Puja.
Mayor Lianne Dalziel with two young members of the Christchurch Bengali Community at the Durga Puja.
A close up of the murthi (statue) of Durga at the Durga Puja. Also depicted are Mahishasura, whom Durga defeats, the goddesses, Lakshmi and Saraswati, and the gods, Ganesha and Kartikeya.
A group photo of Mayor Lianne Dalziel and councillor Jimmy Chen with some members of the Bengali Community Christchurch