We encountered a very friendly goat at the Hilltop Tavern, where we were attending a wedding. It was perfectly content to sit down and enjoy the view of Banks Peninsula for a while.
Growing and harvesting cocksfoot grass (Dactylis glomerata) was a major industry on Banks Peninsula from 1853 until the 1930s.
A snowman with a sausage roll for a nose and Oreo cookies for eyes and buttons on the Banks Peninsula looking back towards Diamond Harbour, Lyttelton and beyond across the Port Hills to Christchurch...
Looking over Akaroa Harbour. My mum, not long arrived in New Zealand and her little dog.
My brother on his Yamaha MX80 outside the Pigeon Bay School.
A protester burns the New Zealand flag at Okains Bay Waitangi Day celebrations.
Waitangi Day commemorations
These photos are of the girls from Papanui Technical High School. They may be the Rangiora Youth Recreational Club. The girls were doing a trip around Banks Peninsula in 1948. They were mostly taken...
Sailboats in the water just off Lyttelton Harbour looking over to Port Levy. Godley Head is visible in the background.
Exterior view of the USS Glacier in Lyttelton Harbour returning from Antarctica. Banks Peninsula is visible in the background.
View of a P&O Cruise Ship, Star Princess, leaving Lyttelton Harbour. The Harbour is visible in the foreground with Banks Peninsula in the background.
Moorings at Diamond Harbour.
I think this may be taken on the section at Diamond Harbor, where my grandfather (William Howarth) built a bach. Not sure of the year.
Akaroa waterfront, sandy beach. December 1959, during my house party at Hawkin's Bach. 9 happy young people from Christchurch, enjoying the Canterbury summer sun.
These photos show the excitement as everyone gets up to look at a passing cruise ship when they were not very common.
The day before the show when all the staging had been set up ready for entries.
The Esperanza ship docked at Lyttelton Harbour. Logs are visible in the foreground and Banks Peninsula is in the background.
Members of the University of Canterbury French club in Akaroa for Capping Week.
The new Akaroa Volunteer Fire Brigade fire engine, a Chevrolet Custom C35 chassis and cab, the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Exterior of the new fire station at 49 Beach Road in Akaroa.
The new fire station and vehicles at 49 Beach Road in Akaroa.
Cars parked outside the Akaroa fire station at 49 Beach Road.
Newspaper caption: Heartily Welcomed: Colonel the Hon. R. Heaton Rhodes at Tai Tapu. Proof of the popularity in the Ellesmere electorate of Colonel the Hon. R. Heaton Rhodes, M.P., and appreciation of...
Claire Gibbons (left), Lee-Ann Nicol, Patricia Smylie and Karen Johnson canoeing at Wainui YMCA camp.