Welcome to Redcliffs
Welcome to Redcliffs, originally Te Rae Kura (the red-glowing headland), a unique part of Christchurch nestling between the estuary and the hills. This area was one of the earliest sites for settlement by exploring Maori, for whom it was an important mahinga kai or food gathering resource, and place of shelter. Ngai Tuahuriri are the kaitiaki or caretakers of the area. Much later, it was the first area settled by European colonists as they arrived by sea, and braved the bar. The low lying part was once known as Fisherman's Flat and had a few dwellings by the beach, but the area is now the site of an attractive urban village, with a wide variety of facilities and easy access to the sea, the hills and the city. It has been termed a "happy mecca" for fishermen, cyclists, yachties, water sports enthusiasts, walkers, birdwatchers and all who enjoy the estuary and the sea.
This website is provided by the Redcliffs Residents Association to offer information and support to all who live, work, run a business or just have an interest in the area. Please browse and enjoy.
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Phone: (03) 376 6133 Email: s........@redcliffs.org.nz