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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.

  • A behind the scenes look at the Christchurch Lantern Festival
    Seeing thousands of people with smiles on their faces has kept Abe Fisher involved with the Christchurch Lantern Festival since it began.
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  • Pōhue PurePod
    PurePods adds another Banks Peninsula location
    PurePods has added another Banks Peninsula location, tucked into the tussock-covered hillside above Port Levy - just an hour's drive from Christchurch.
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  • New Brighton water playground
    Christchurch's new multimillion-dollar seaside playground
    New Brighton’s newest attraction – a multimillion-dollar seaside playground – has opened in time for Christmas.
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  • Kaikoura Peninsula - Kai Schwörer
    Kaikoura cycleway will span stretch of highway “as iconic as Great Ocean Road"
    A new cycleway between Waipapa Bay and Mangamaunu in Kaikoura will span a stretch of highway “as tourist-friendly and iconic as the Great Ocean Road and Big Sur”.
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  • Christchurch Adventure Park reopens
    Christchurch Adventure Park has reopened to the public, 10 months after closing due to the Port Hills fire.
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  • Kaikoura Museum earthquake exhibition
    Museum exhibition tells story of Kaikoura earthquake
    A new museum exhibition tells the story of the Kaikoura earthquake and its impact on the community.
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  • South Pacific Whale Watch Andrew Spencer
    Kaikoura heli whale watching tours return
    South Pacific Whale Watch is once again offering heli whale watching tours in Kaikoura after the region’s earthquake temporarily changed the company’s focus.
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  • Otakaro Orchard Christchurch City Urban Garden
    'Cultural cookbook' shines bright light on Canterbury food scene
    Canterbury’s rich edible resources and status as a food destination feature in a new “cultural cookbook” that explores New Zealand’s contemporary food identity.
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  • New daily transport service to benefit Kaikoura
    Christchurch visitors and residents who want to visit Kaikoura will soon be able to use a new daily transport service.
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  • Joy Sajamark

    Media Marketing Executive

    Where’s Joy? She’s enjoying the first snow of the season in Lake Tekapo - a picturesque 3.5-hour drive south of Christchurch.

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    Joy Sajamark
  • Anna Pearson

    Media Content Executive

    Where's Anna? She's hiking the Edwards - Hawdon route in Arthur's Pass National Park - in the heart of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana.

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    Anna Pearson
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