The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, greets a crowd in Cathedral Square. He is wearing a Tibetan kata around his neck. Also with him is Della Simmons.
A group of students from Merrin Primary School in costume for their school play. Children include, Mark Hsueh (left) as the evil 'Odium' and Melanie Carpinter as the good pirate Captain Sanderson.
John Davey, the Amazing Mr Moon, gives a performance with fire at the Third NZ National Pennyfarthing and Veteran Cycle Championships, Oamaru.
Children on a float dressed as bumble bees raising awareness of diabetes.
Christchurch radio personalities Jason Gunn and James Daniels at Christchurch Park Royal hotel with presents collected to be donated to needy children.
University of Canterbury students, Rachael Nicholson and Wendy Clarke, with donated food collected as part of the Student Job Search can collection.
Courtyard at the Dux de Lux restaurant and bar, in the Christchurch Arts Centre.
The Kilmore Street airbridge linking the Town Hall with the convention centre.
View of the Fabulous Races sculpture by Bing Dawe and Noel Gregg outside the Arts Centre along Worcester Boulevard. "I took this photo of my mother at the Arts Centre on Christmas Day 1996" -...
View of the Fabulous Races sculpture by Bing Dawe outside the Arts Centre along Worcester Boulevard. "I took this photo of my mother at the Arts Centre on Christmas Day 1996" - Contributor's note