The places, memories and stories of all our cultures are treasures to be shared, celebrated and passed on to future generations. Valuing and connecting with our taonga provides many benefits and is a vital foundation for a vibrant, dynamic and sustainable 21st century city.
We have always shown pride in our heritage, and have a long history of striving to protect it. The loss of our heritage buildings and places as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes changed Christchurch forever. The sense of loss has created a desire to remember and to capture our memories and stories of this place. It has also raised awareness of the importance of retaining our remaining built heritage as being vital to the district’s identity.
Find out more about Addington’s heritage while walking the suburb. You can explore places and the artefacts and stories connected to them. The self-guided tours suggest collections of heritage places that can be explored on short walks.