New Brighton is a coastal suburb of Christchurch New Zealand, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of the City Center. At the 2013 census, it had a population of 2,442. The Christchurch earthquakes caused significant damage in the area. New Brighton is one of eastern Christchurch's main entertainment and tourist centres, with its architecturally unique pier and scenic coastline. This seaside suburb on the sandy beach of Pegasus Bay in 1894 gained a pier, like Brighton in England. This was demolished in 1965, but there is a concrete replacement (opened in 1997). From 1887, trams brought city folk to the beach. New Brighton and the area was governed by its own borough council from 1896 until 1941.
Christchurch New Brighton Beach
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