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Influencer Programme

We know people with strong social media followings play a key role in others’ decision making on where to go and what to do. With this in mind our Influencer Programme connects people with a passion for exploring Christchurch and Canterbury with our region’s tourism operators. Check out our influencers' amazing Instagram accounts using the links below. If you are tourism operator or social media influencer and want to get involved in the Influencer Programme, please contact us.

  • Rachel Stewart

    I am a self-taught landscape, travel and adventure photographer based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. My passion to be with nature along with a love of art, adventure and exploring is what I think characterizes my photography and forever fuels me to seek out and find the beauty created by the natural world.

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  • Daniel Murray

    I’m a landscape, travel and adventure photographer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a big fan of epic scenery and wild places. As a born and bred Cantabrian, I feel very fortunate to have these opportunities right on our doorstep.

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  • Giulia Wörgartner

    I am a travel and adventure photographer from Italy. I am always trying to push myself to create something unique and creative. I want to show people that everyone needs nature to find balance in their life and to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday live.

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  • Meghan Maloney

    I am a photographer with a passion for capturing New Zealand landscapes in their best light. My favourite locations to capture are hidden gems off the beaten track. I am wildly proud of the breathtaking beauty of our country and love sharing this with my followers so that they can see just how fantastic New Zealand is to explore.

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  • James Borsje-Clark

    I’ve got a real passion for photography and all kinds of art. I recently moved back to Christchurch after spending the past 12 years travelling overseas. I love being back home and discovering all the amazing spots Christchurch, Canterbury and New Zealand have to offer.

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  • Lee Cook

    My passion is combining mountaineering and photography to find unique and challenging compositions in the highest mountains in New Zealand. I've been privileged to live in Aoraki/Mount Cook for five years. I run New Zealand based photography-tours with two friends through @purephotoadventures.nz.

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  • Joshua Small

    I am passionate about photography and thoroughly enjoy shooting landscapes, nature and adventure-based images. I enjoy exploring the Canterbury region and experiencing what it has to offer. I am currently studying towards a Bachelor of Design at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

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  • Billy Wilson-Nunweek

    I’ve made it a personal goal to explore all the beautiful nooks of New Zealand before attempting to take on the world. Capturing photos became my passion when I grew an overwhelming desire to share what I see and experience with my friends and family. I haven’t looked back since.

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  • Sandy Brinsdon

    I work four days a week leaving me long weekends to explore this beautiful region. I love combining photography and blogging and take every opportunity to share what I see and experience in Canterbury and the wider South Island. I love the connections social media enables.

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  • Nic Oram

    Canterbury born and bred, I have recently returned to New Zealand after spending most of my adult life living in the Dales of Yorkshire. With passion to reacquaint myself with the country I grew up in, I'm getting out there at all hours to capture some of the region's incredible landscapes.

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  • Michel Holleman

    I am a Dutch landscape and outdoor photographer based in New Zealand. I started my photography journey when I started circumnavigating Asia with public transport before arriving in New Zealand via Australia. The plan was to continue to the Americas but when I arrived in New Zealand I knew it was the country I wanted to live in and explore.

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  • David Risdon

    I am a born and bred Cantabrian with a passion for video creation. A few years after the big earthquakes, I decided to get off the couch and start exploring Christchurch again. I'm always up for an adventure and want to live life to the fullest.

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  • Martin & Debbie Grafetsberger

    We are an adventurous couple who love the outdoors and use every opportunity to hike, mountain bike, scuba dive, paddle or in fact do anything that gets us out there. Our aim is to be lifelong ‘tourists’ in the country we now call home and are passionate about exploring New Zealand.

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  • Jillian Miller

    I have always had a love for photography and take every new adventure as a challenge to capture the perfect moment. Having moved from the big country of Canada two years ago, I have made it my mission to get out and explore beautiful New Zealand every chance I get.

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  • Natasha Lombart

    I am passionate about travel and adventures and have a big love for photography too. I’m always up for a challenge and a laugh. With a background in marketing, events and sponsorship, I love to work with brands to create and build an identity and create and showcase stories.

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  • Ryan Wilkes

    I am a freelance videographer who specializes in travel and adventure content. My brand, The Path Less Traveled, is all about encouraging and inspiring people to explore their own backyard, their country and the rest of the world.

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  • Leila Nicholson

    I moved to Christchurch over three years ago to complete my PhD and it’s safe to say that I have fallen in love with Christchurch and Canterbury. As a proud New Zealander, adventure lover and outdoor enthusiast, I just love to show people how amazing our backyard is.

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  • Reuben Looi

    Growing up in Canterbury, I have spent countless hours exploring the hills, mountains and beaches with my camera, often bringing my friends along on my outings. Photography has opened up many opportunities for me, from new friendships to amazing adventures. I am always on the lookout for the next great shot.

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  • Gerald Lim

    I’m a landscape and travel photographer based in Christchurch and have lived here for 21 years. I love exploring New Zealand and showcasing to the world all the cool spots Canterbury has to offer.

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  • Benny Mabazza

    I'm a self-taught photographer based in the heart of Christchurch, New Zealand. Being surrounded with picturesque scenery has allowed myself to capture real moments that push my audience to wander and experience the beauty of our planet.

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