Mushroom cloud formation: Picturing Canterbury

Mushroom cloud formation over the Port Hills. In the foreground is the Government Life building. 26 January 1985. Appearing on the same day as when acting Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer confirmed that New Zealand would not abandon its anti-nuclear stand, the Christchurch Weather Office reassured residents that the cloud was just a Cumulonimbus cloud formation. Do…
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Winter in Canterbury: Picturing Canterbury

A selection of winter themed photographs from Kete Christchurch Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Do you have any photographs of winter in Christchurch and Canterbury that you would like to contribute to Kete Christchurch? Kōrerorero mai…
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Always bring a jacket!

I love weather, (especially fine sunny weather!) but being a Wellingtonian I experienced storms on a regular basis, including the Wahine storm, against which every weather event is now measured, in my head anyway. I then lived in a very sunny small town for 26 years. I would often think that what people needed was…
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