Large crowds of people on the beach and in the sea at Corsair bay during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Group of children splashing around in mobile spa pools on Wycola Avenue as part of a school holiday activity programme promotion by Radio Avon.
A man dressed as Santa Claus on the beach by Rapanui Shag Rock.
Group of Samoan community of Christchurch members gathered around the wicket before the start of an annual cricket match at the Hillsborough Domain.
Close-up of Uma Bhana with a microphone leading an aerobics class on Brighton Beach as part of the SummerTimes by the Sea festival.
View of a brass band performing on stage at the SummerTimes Teddy Bears picnic event in Hagley Park. Children and adults with teddy bears are in the foreground watching the performance.
Large group of children and adults gathered with their teddy bears at the SummerTimes Teddy Bears picnic event in Hagley Park.
Large group of children and adults throwing teddy bears into the air during the Summertimes Teddy Bears picnic event in Hagley Park.
"Kathleen Henderson and daughter Amanda enjoying Sumner Beach. At this time they were living in Fiji. This photo would have been taken on a rare trip home to Christchurch, probably during the...
"My mother at Akaroa beach - before the housing boom." - Contributor's note
"... In our family photo albums there are many photos of various gatherings with the families of my parents' friends... In these family friends we found other kids of a similar age we could play with...
"Growing up there were some summers we escaped Christchurch and rented a bach in the Marlborough Sounds. My sister and I had fun. Here we are goofing around with our 'Chocolate Biscuits faces'." -...
Waimairi stream in Ilam gardens with a water wheel and foot bridge taken during late summer.
Annami (left) and Ashleigh have been friends as part of the IHC Volunteer Friendship programme since Aug 2017. They both enjoy sun and sand and their visit to Sumner Beach was all about walking and...
Barbecues, outdoor concerts, and days at the beach, these are just some of the activities you will find this selection of summertime photographs from our collection.
Some highlights from our collection showing summertime activities around Canterbury.
Parties, holidays, festivals or just a day at the beach, there are many ways that we can celebrate summer! Which is your favourite?
Family picnic at Pines beach. Folding chairs and stools, chilly bins, car rugs, floppy towelling hats, high chairs of wood, plastic potty at the ready! Thermos flask. Griffins sampler biscuit box...
My older brother teaching our niece to ride the new bike she got for Christmas. Typical scene of family life where someone has to run behind the bike & hold it up until the niece gets the hang of it...
Typical Christchurch summer day at Pines Beach. Blue sky, scattered cloud, easterly coming off the sea. My brothers and sisters and their families making castles in the sand. Who is having more fun -...
Holt family home and garden in Opawa Road.
Two physical education students during the summer holidays relaxing by the Centennial Swimming Pool on Armagh Street. Pictured are, from left, Jackie Fisher and Suzanne Smythe.
Views of Georgie Pate on Cave Rock at Sumner Beach.
An unidentified woman relaxing on the beach and in sand dunes.