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About Christchurch

Restart mall in ChristchurchChristchurch is the largest city in the South Island and New Zealand's third largest city.

Located in Canterbury on the east coast, it is the gateway to the South Island and boasts some great scenery. 

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch is a vibrant, multicultural city and a great place to live and work.

What is it like to live in Christchurch?

Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral at nightChristchurch has a pleasant climate, with warm summers and cool winters. Frosts are fairly common in winter and Christchurch usually has at least one significant snowfall each year. The average annual rainfall is 62cm with around 2070 sunshine hours each year.

Well known for its art, film, music and theatre culture, Christchurch is also home to many excellent cafés, bars and restaurants. There's always something to do in Christchurch, no matter what you are interested in.

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The University of Otago in Christchurch

The Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences was formally established in 1972 to provide clinical training for undergraduate medical students. The School's central building and facilities are located on the Christchurch Hospital campus, adjacent to the Botanic Gardens.

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