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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. For further information or to access images, organise interviews or for any other media enquiries please contact us.

  • Orangutan Charlie Orana Wildlife Park Credit Chris McLennan
    Orana Wildlife Park to house Auckland Zoo’s orangutans
    Three amazing apes are on their way to Christchurch to take up residence in Orana Wildlife Park.
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  • Truffle North Canterbury Waipara
    Hunting for ‘nature’s MSG’ in North Canterbury
    Did you know Canterbury is the only place in the country where four premium varieties of truffles or 'underground mushrooms' are grown?
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  • Harakeke Huts Mt Lyford Hurunui
    Check out Hurunui's brand new 'pod' accommodation
    Canterbury continues to build on its reputation for alternative accommodation with Hurunui’s brand new Harakeke Huts.
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  • Otakaro Orchard Christchurch City Urban Garden
    New Zealand’s first 'edible park' under way
    New Zealand’s first ‘edible park’ and urban food hub is under way following Ōtākaro Orchard’s first community planting event.
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  • Golden Oldies rugby
    Star-studded line up for Golden Oldies games
    High-profile sports personalities are due in Christchurch as part of next year’s Golden Oldies games.
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  • Rental car hub in Christchurch central city
    Car rental hub opens in central Christchurch
    After being driven out of Christchurch’s central city by earthquakes six years ago, a handful of car rental companies were delighted to collect the keys to their new building.
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  • Akaroa voted top cruise destination
    Akaroa has been named New Zealand and Australia’s top cruise destination in the annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Awards.
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  • Cricket galore for Christchurch this summer
    Christchurch will have a cricketing Christmas this year when the Blackcaps host West Indies at Hagley Oval in the second and third games of a three-match ODI series on 23 and 26 December 2017.
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  • Starlight Highway update and other astro-tourism news
    People travelling from Fairlie to Aoraki/Mt Cook will soon see signs telling them they are on the Starlight Highway.
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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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