Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake Memorial is a place for people to reflect on the devastating 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes and their far reaching impacts.

The Memorial is located on the edge of the Ōtākaro/Avon River between Montreal Street and Rhododendron Island. The site was selected following feedback from bereaved family members.

Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Dedicated on 22 February 2017, the Memorial is a place for people to reflect on the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes that changed Canterbury and its communities forever, honouring those who lost their lives on 22 February 2011, acknowledging those who were seriously injured and everyone who helped in the rescue and recovery operation.

It comprises a reflective space on the north bank of the river and a Memorial Wall on the south bank. 

Visit the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial website 

Funding and Cost Sharing

Project Cost (D&C): $11m

Project Funding Crown: $10m

Mayoral Relief Fund: $1m

Project Delivery: Crown

Project Delivery Date: Delivered Q1 2017

Project Governance: Joint

Project Ownership: Crown/Christchurch City Council/Ngāi Tahu