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Welcome to Halswell

Originally a separate village, Halswell is now one of the fastest growing residential suburbs of Christchurch, New Zealand, located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) southwest of Cathedral Square on State Highway 75.

Halswell is named after Edmund Storr Halswell QC (1790–1874), a government officer and member of the management commission of the Canterbury Association. He arrived in New Zealand in 1841 and was appointed Commissioner of Native Reserves. The Māori name of Tai Tapu for the area is preserved in the name of a village located some 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south of the centre of Halswell.

A vibrant and thriving community, there is something for everyone in Halswell.

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Halswell The perfect place to be

We’re passionate about promoting Halswell and its wonderful clubs, groups, activities, greenspaces and businesses to Halswell residents and residents of surrounding areas.