Scenes during an address by the Director- General of Forests, Mr A. L. Poole, during the opening ceremony of the Ashley Sawmilling Company's sawmill at Southbrook in North Canterbury.
The Mayor of Christchurch, Lianne Dalziel with Jamie Gough and others cutting the cake at the opening of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library.
A selection of food as well as a specially designed cake at the opening of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library.
Family, friends and visitors watch and take photographs as the kids perform at the opening ceremony for Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library.
Local kapa haka teachers and librarians perform a welcome for all of the visitors at the opening of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library.
Students from a local school perform at the opening ceremony of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library.
View from the back of the audience of a traditional Māori ceremony to mark the opening of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library in one of the community rooms. Students from a local intermediate school assist...
A traditional Māori ceremony to mark the opening of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library in one of the community rooms. Students from a local intermediate school assist in the ceremony.
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel, alongside MP Gerry Brownlee and general public and the opening ceremony of the new Bishopdale Library.
Speeches at opening of Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library.
Members of the public cram into the new Bishopdale Library to witness the opening ceremony.
Opening of Ashley Gorge Bridge
View of cars travelling along the Bealey Bridge, which crosses the Waimakariri River, during its official opening. "William (Bill) Penman worked on this bridge as a blacksmith and took this photo." -...
Opening of the "new" brick Phillipstown School building in 1922.
The official ceremony laying of the foundation stone of the Municipal Electricity Department new building on the corner of Manchester Street and Armagh Street. Pictured is the Hon R. Semple who...
Minister of Works P.B Allen and Mrs H.E.L. Pickering, wife of the member of Parliament for Rangiora, cutting the ribbon to open the northern motorway.
Newspaper caption: Lake Ellesmere: opening the new outlet. The new outlook to Lake Ellesmere was formally opened on May 5 by the Hon T. Y. Duncan, Minister of Agriculture. The purpose of the outlet...
A man doing a Māori performance on the pitch at QEII Park to mark the opening of the Stadium space.
Groups of children on the pitch at QEII Park stadium representing Canterbury sporting organisations during the opening ceremony of the Park. In the background are the main stands full of spectators.
Aerial view of QEII Park stadium during the opening ceremony of the park. Groups are shown marching around the track during performances with full spectator stands.
View of a Māori cultural performance during the opening ceremony for the 1974 Commonwealth Games at QEII Stadium in Christchurch.
A large group of children running along the track at pitch at QEII Park during a performance at opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. In the foreground is a marching band and packed spectator...
View during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, QEII Park stadium. In the foreground are members of Canterbury pigeon clubs preparing to release flocks of pigeons. On the pitch are...
A team enters the grounds watched by the Commonwealth Games victory hostesses. Views across to packed spectator stands are in the background. The ceremony was beamed live by satellite to television...