The least Kiwi part of NZ
Christchurch has always been, in my opinion, a poor example to show visitors what New Zealand is like. It is staunchly British colonial in nature, with few outward signs of embracing NZ's Maori heritage or multiculturalism in general. The rebuild has been infuriatingly slow, with ChristChurch Cathedral left to rot with no will from the owners to repair it. Christchurch definitely has good points, but not worth going out of the way for on a limited schedule.
Insider Tip:The transitional cathedral and re:Start are both terrific examples of Kiwi ingenuity and recovery, however their existence years later (despite their own worth) is somewhat testament to the mishandling of the rebuild. The Antarctic Centre is also worth a visit.