4 Apr 2024

I Was There When: Christchurch held the world's first Gnome Convention

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 4 April 2024

Every Thursday, Nights speak to people who were on the ground when history was made in New Zealand.

This particular event isn't one you'll find in many history books, in Christchurch, back in 1995, the world's first international Gnome Convention was held, with over 10,000 people in attendance.

Steve Farrow and Henry Sunderland were there and they speak to Mark Leishman.

Close-up of a garden gnome in grass

Photo: Sarah Mae / Unsplash