• “... a feeling of loss winds through this collection.”

    Media commentator Russell Brown introduces the collection: mourning and celebrating the city, as seen on screen. Read more >
  • 160 years to build, 24 seconds to rip down

    A and The Press special feature reflects on a city that changed forever when the earth shook on 22 February 2011. Read more >
  • Ceismic monitoring

    'Canterbury Earthquake Digital Archive' is a repository of quake-related video, audio, documents and images. Check it out >
  • City of the Plains

    Te Ara's entry on Canterbury provides a comprehensive introduction to its places, landscapes, people and history. Read more >
  • Suggest a title

    Is there a classic Christchurch or Canterbury-related screen title or moment you’d like to see onsite? Email us.
  • Acknowledgements:

    Many thanks to the content rights holders, especially Archives New Zealand for the titles from National Film Unit collection. More info>