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The river that flows through the centre of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers to commemorate the Scottish Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfathers' farm and flows into the Clyde.
After devastating Earthquakes in 2010, and 2011 the city has changed considerably, the CBD no longer a CBD. The community has gathered together none the less and formed centyred in the suburbs to compensate for the loss of the city's centre. The city is still beautiful and although some of the tourist attractions have closed down, is still welcoming tourists.
The Christchurch city council have announced that Christchurch will be built as a "city in a garden" with an estimated cost of NZ$2 billion. The size of the city's business district will be reduced, giving over much more space to parkland. Also the height of building will be limited in the centre.
The city has a close prioximity to Queenstown and many other tourist towns making it an excellent place to depart from for a road trip.
If you're in Christchurch and need a rental car for a business trip, to drive from the city or to tour around the city, find some great deals through Christchurch Car Hire. They've gathered together all of the major suppliers in the city to get you the best rates.
The above information was obtained from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christchurch