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Address: Cashel Street, Christchurch 2004, New Zealand
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The Cashel Mall is a prime example of the ingenuity and resolve that Cantabrians retain when their world collapses around them.

Reviewed 25 May 2012
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2012

The Cashel Mall is a prime example of the ingenuity and resolve that Cantabrians retain when their world collapses around them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2012

Was shocked to see the city as it was..the city reminded me of a disaster movie set.. Red traffic lights flashing...high rise buildings empty...blocks cordoned off for distruction. Very sad...very few people walking around. The container city was a clever idea and would in different circumstances would be an attraction. We spoke to locals in the mall who commented it... More 

Thank oziozioziPerth
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

chch has done well to convert containers into a shopping mall

Thank PatMacnz64
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

A challenge to nature and the people of Canterbury, a great little shopping oasis and all credit to the creators and defiant merchants back in the heart of the city !!! Bravo !!!

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Reviewed 29 April 2012

containers give it a funky feel , hope thay post re construction.

Thank peter h
Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012

Wonderful colourful, respectful and fun place to visit. Great shops and cafes and atmosphere. Amazing to view the goings on in central Christchurch post earthquake also. Felt quite surreal and healing to visit. Awesome way to draw people back to city. Loved the sculptured animal plants :-)

Thank Dee20202
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

What a difference post earthquake. most of the shops we had previously visited are gone. In its place a container mall - what a brilliant idea but it needs to be extended to incorporate more 'everyday' shopping.

Thank dashAlicante
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2012

The unique temporary Container Mall in Cashel Street demonstrates a way to stimulate business & interest in a devastated C.B.D.

Thank Valda W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The new mall is really vibrant, shows real character in the face of all that's happened. I hope they keep it beyond the rebuild.

Thank james r
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

good effort of using temporary construction means to revive inner city amidst earthquake damage, could give rise to new typology.

Thank joarcsp

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