When the supermarket first opened in Christchurch in 1963 it was a novel concept. Now, they can be found in every suburb throughout the city. Explore a selection of photographs from our collection...
Interior of fish shop on Armagh Street with two fishmongers.
Interior of Stan Johnson's grocer shop, at 787 Colombo Street, an old fashioned style grocery store with goods stored behind a counter. Two employees are stood behind the counter and Stan Johnson...
Pauline Elsom and John Miller prepare for the opening of Piko wholefood retail store on Kilmore Street.
Interior of Hay's Supermarket at Northlands Shopping Centre. Fruit and vegetable displays are visible in the foreground with customers and in the background is a large mural marking the entrance to...
A couple buying ice cream from a Mr Whippy ice cream van on Marine Parade in New Brighton.
Views of the hāngi at a fair held at Avonside Girls' High School.
Serving food in a hāngi at a fair held at Avonside Girls High School.
Potatoes being served in a hāngi at a fair held at Avonside Girls High School.
Cake shaped like the South Island to mark twenty years of producing particle board at Fletcher Timber. Pictured are, from left, Ron Collings, Peter Evans, Yaurie Skelton and Kevin McLeod.
A group of children at Wainoni School gathered around a hāngi basket of cabbage with Ronald Amai. Children, back from left, Nathan Cowan, Chris Manawatu, Joseph Kapea and Arthur Shelford. Front, from...
A family tucking into food from a hāngi at Wainoni School. The Esau family are from left, Kirk Esau, Telesia Esau, Uriah Esau and Tina Esau.
Mr Trevor Hawthorn-Smith (left) in his Sergeant Schulz costume with Mr Bill Gibson cooking sausages at a sizzle outside Spreydon Post Office on Selwyn Street. The event was to celebrate that the post...
A selection of various canned Watties products including soup, vegetables and fish.
Close-up of a can of Watties garden peas.
Teacher Simon Heath and 2nd Form pupil Spencer Fatuleai lifting the covers from a hāngi on the grounds of Chisnallwood Intermediate School during fundraising activities for a new meeting house at the...
Interior of the Sequoia Room restaurant, with food set out buffet style, at the DB Redwood Court Motor Hotel on Main North Road, Redwood.
Interior view of the salad bar with customers at Dux de Lux vegetarian restaurant in the Arts Centre on Worcester Boulevard.
Baskets of cabbages and pumpkins for a hāngi being prepared for attendees of the Māori Boys' Hostel annual fair.
Keith and Margery Roper outside their grocery business on Normans Road.
A lion and a serpent sculpture made from margarine by Hagen Moffitt. The sculpture won third prize in the gross piece section at the Southern Food Fare at Christchurch Town Hall.
Fa'aesea Sila, Fa'atalale Feterika, Liuoli Faimalo, Viva Sila and Rev. Kenape Faletoese. Special dinner at Stacey Place with Rev. Kenape Faletoese who was visiting.
Mr Filoitumua Feterika sitting down and eating.
Ross Humphries learnt to make a Cook Island Umu from his wife Stephanie's family and loved hosting feasts in the back yard for friends and relatives.