24 Jan 2024

Fifty years since Christchurch Commonwealth Games

From Morning Report, 7:26 am on 24 January 2024

It's 50 years to the day since the Opening Ceremony for the 'Friendly Games' - as they were known - which captured the nation's attention for 10 days.

Christchurch's mayor is aiming to get the sporting event back to the city in 2030.

Councillors meet Wednesday morning and will consider Mayor Phil Mauger's recommendation that council and ChristchurchNZ look into the viability of the city making a bid to host the Games.

Keith Quinn was a commentator at the Games and called the Opening Ceremony at QE2 Park.

Quinn spoke to Corin Dann.