Bye bye campervan, hello Christchurch

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November 25th 2016
Published: October 2nd 2017
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Showers and a relaxed breakfast, then packed up the camper and headed off.
Dropped off the camper, and took a shuttle to the Rendezvous in Christchurch.
Checked in early and headed out for lunch and to explore the city.
Christchurch was really hammered by that earthquake, but are slowly rebuilding.
Lots of popup container shops and murals on deserted buildings.
We visited the cardboard cathederal, the 185 white chair site and Cathedral Square.
Back to the hotel for a 'real' shower and a cuppa.

It was white ribbon day with a large ceremony in Cathederal Square at 5pm, so we watched 200 army cadets do a haka, speakers talking about family violence, and the end of the White Ribbon riders trek around the South Island. Very impressive and moving.
Out for yummy Japanese for dinner, and watched some real TV in our large hotel room.

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