Econo Lodge Canterbury Court
140 Lincoln Road
Phone: (64) 3 3388351
Fax: (64) 3 3388391
Formerly the old Addington Showgrounds, Rugby League Park has been the base for rugby league in Canterbury since the early 1970s. At present the arena acts as the home ground for the Canterbury Bulls franchise, in the Bartercard National Rugby League Competition. The competition is in its inaugural season and the Bulls are the South Island's only competing team. Rugby League Park's capacity is 10,000 people, however it is rarely full, because most international fixtures are played in Auckland. Perhaps its greatest moment was hosting the World Cup rugby league semi-final between New Zealand and Great Britain in 1988.
When it comes to professional and efficient taxi service at an affordable price, Maxi Taxi is the ideal name. The company offers taxi vans which can accommodate up to 10 passengers. For people who prefer luxury and comfort, they can opt for sedan cars equipped with amenities that will add to the traveling experience. People with special needs can avail of the door-to-door transportation by wheelchair taxis.
Fully recognizable from the road frontage, Squashways is one of the premier squash venues in the city. The complex comprises of eight courts, bar facilities and a squash shop, stocked with the squash player in mind. Coaching is available for all players from beginner to the advanced. Squashways encourages everybody to give squash a go. Bookings are always advisable but again you are encouraged to drop in if you feel the urge for a run. Courts can be hired by the half-hour. Rackets and balls are included with the cost of hire.
Majestic Church has a friendly ministry and welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about the church. The church also hosts classes and events.
Initially called the Christchurch Agricultural, Botanical and Horticultural Society, the name was changed to Canterbury Horticultural Society in 1861. Easily one of the oldest associations in all of Christchurch, this one holds it own and stands apart from the rest. Renting the gardens and banquet rooms out for weddings, birthdays, parties, christenings and corporate events, this venue is indeed fully-functional and serves as a great backdrop for any event.
Pioneer Leisure Centre boasts swimming facilities catering for all age groups. There is a short course lane pool that caters for the serious swimmer, whilst a beautifully sculptured wave pool looks after the youngsters. A sauna, steam room and spa are available for any aches and pains that need curing. A modernized gym and several squash courts are available under membership terms. To cap off this wonderful facility, stop off in the cafe for a bite to eat.
The Hagley Theatre Company attached to the Hagley Community College, performs six major plays a year under the guidance of experienced artistic director Cameron Mattox. In operation for many years, the company draws on the talent of the art department at the college, as well as students from its adult theater program. The old school's assembly hall, now fully remodeled and equipped, acts as the theater's home.
As the name suggests, Corporate Cabs are ideal on a business as well as leisure trips. Book a corporate tour or smart business service for business meets, and sit back in comfort as you are driven to your destination. For weddings and special occasions, there couldn't be a better option than hiring their exquisitely decorated bridal cars or limousines. The company takes pride in their courteous and dependable drivers who make the entire trip a pleasurable one.
This modern sporting facility caters for a wide-range of recreational activities and groups, with friendly staff encouraging the "have-a-go" state of mind. University of Canterbury Recreation Centre offers a gymnasium, sports hall, exercise room, squash courts, climbing wall and therapeutic massage besides running social sporting competitions in volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, cricket and netball. The emphasis is always on enjoyment and participation. A casual or membership charge applies and varies according to whether you are a student, staff member or casual visitor. Sporting accessories can be purchased at the counter.
The budget-goods chain, The Warehouse, is regarded in New Zealand with a certain affection, somehow it manages to provide people with items they need, before they realise they need them. Stacked high in rows throughout this cavernous store you will find a mind-boggling range of New Zealand-made and imported goods. There are toys, home wares, grocery items, garden equipment, furniture, through to compact discs, computer software and cellular phones. The quality can be surprisingly good for the price. Other Christchurch branches are at Barrington, Bush Inn, Hornby, Linwood, and Papanui.
Powerstore a flagship store of this South Island home appliance chain. Here in spacious, well-laid out surroundings you can look over the major brands of kitchen and domestic appliances, white goods, audio-visual and computer equipment. The Fisher and Paykel brand is a particular specialty. Convincing advice and information is sometimes hard to get from appliance retailers, but at Powerstore you will not be disappointed. Other Christchurch stores are located at Riccarton Mall, The Palms Shopping Centre, and Wairakei Road.
The University of Canterbury is one of the finest institutions in New Zealand which attracts students from all across the world. Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate qualifications are available in eclectic subjects that include Arabic, astronomy, cinema studies, peace studies, forestry and even transportation engineering. Distance education students, school students and general members of the public can avail of the 2-hour long guided tours that are conducted with prior appointment.