A very hard shell

The fossilised remains of a turtle that lived between 25 and 35 million years ago have been found inside a pillar from an historic Christchurch church. Christchurch sculptor Paul Deans recently discovered the fossil embedded in the limestone core of a pillar from the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, which was built between 1881 and 1882. […]

Bringing history to life

New renders show an architectural and vibrant community hub, as the proposed $9.9million Te Ūaka The Lyttelton Museum launches its rebuild campaign. The Canterbury earthquakes saw its previous home demolished and collections rescued.       Warren & Mahoney has worked closely with the museum and Ngāti Wheke to realise a community hub to actively […]

Museum exhibits new concept designs

The concept designs for Canterbury Museum’s proposed $195 million redevelopment have been revealed, unveiling plans to celebrate heritage buildings while providing twenty-first century visitor facilities and modern exhibition and storage needs. .   The concept designs by Athfield Architects have captured public feedback and include the addition of a new entrance and café, a new […]

Dive into Ashburton!

This little rural town is a beating heart, functioning as a major service centre for the surrounding farming district. But if you’re not into agriculture and prefer to explore this loveable location in other ways, we’ve got you covered. We have pulled together some of the main reasons you should make the drive to awesome […]

Must-see exhibition

Giant birds and ancient crocodiles are taking over Canterbury Museum these holidays in an exhibition that has to be seen to be believed.     Ancient New Zealand: Squawkzilla and the Giants is the result of more than 20 years of collaborative research by scientists working in Central Otago and North Canterbury, to uncover the […]