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Find out the latest news from Christchurch and around the Canterbury region. From upcoming events and promotional campaigns to new tourism products and initiatives. To access images, organise interviews or for any other media enquiries please contact us.

  • Hanmer Springs Hot Pools Site Development
    Green approach to new thermal pool construction
    Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has taken a unique approach to the construction of five new thermal pools to protect their much-loved Redwood trees.
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  • Hurunui Heartland Cycle Ride takes turn toward completion
    The Hurunui Heartland Cycle Ride is really starting to make its mark on the district as road signage for the route appears throughout the Hurunui.
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  • Record-breaking visitor numbers at Akaroa Museum
    This summer season has been a record-breaker for Akaroa Museum. Visitor numbers for the months of October to February have surpassed last year’s by up to 60%.
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  • New cultural centre for Christchurch
    Waka tours on the Avon River are set to become a new central city attraction with Ōtākaro Limited divesting the site to Ko Tāne, for the development of a riverside cultural centre.
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  • GODZone
    World's Best Prepare For Adventure Racing Glory at GODZone
    The battle lines have been drawn for the upcoming GODZone adventure race being held in Canterbury from the 10th– 17thMarch with over 250 athletes from around the world vying for a win.
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  • What to See & Do

    Christchurch is the gateway to the Canterbury region and the spectacular experiences you will have within the South Island of New Zealand. Explore the range of activities and attractions we have on offer.

  • Foodies Guide to Christchurch

    Discover delicious food and drinks all over Christchurch! From relaxed cafés and bars to romantic fine dining, the city is packed full of great places to eat and drink. Venture out and enjoy all the amazing tastes of Christchurch.

  • TOP 10 Most Instagrammable Spots In Christchurch

    We have put together a list of the best places in Christchurch to take awesome photos for Instagram! 

  • Explore Canterbury Destinations

    From the Pacific Ocean, across the Canterbury Plains to the majestic Southern Alps. You'll find something special in Canterbury.

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