The tram ride to New Brighton was an institution in Christchurch for many decades.
Passengers rattled along the rails to Saturday shopping and summer picnics on the beach.
This changed in October, 1952. Out went trams, in came buses.
Christchurch mayor Robert Macfarlane drove the last rumbling old tram, festooned with banners and bunting. It towed a double-decker trailer, from the top of which the Caledonian Pipe Band played a lament.
In its wake came three of the Christchurch Transport Board's new AEC diesel buses. The band later piped the buses into New Brighton.
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Luxury cat breeders say Covid-19 has pushed demand for high-priced kittens to unprecedented levels.
The Maine Coon –one of the country’s most expensive breeds at $2,500 a cat – soared in demand during the Covid-19 lockdown last March.
Enquiries for the “gentle giant” cats increased from 15 to 20 per week to about 20 per day, as Kiwis increasingly searched for ways to spend their money and time around home, one breeder said.
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