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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.

  • Pockets of Awesome

    Christchurch’s pockets of awesome captured in new online resource

    Christchurch’s pockets of awesome - the city’s trending places to meet, eat, drink, and experience - are now featured in a new online resource at pocketsofawesome.co.nz

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  • Earthquake Memorial

    Reflecting and giving thanks in a Place to Remember

    A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

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  • A stunning display of stars and constellations light up the night sky above Tekapo Springs by Mark Gee

    Innovative star gazing tours launch at Tekapo Springs

    Star gazing in one of the world’s top ‘clear sky’ locations is being launched by Tekapo Springs in New Zealand’s Mackenzie country.

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  • Montrose Estate - Hotorua House

    Luxury retreat opens in Canterbury high country

    Canterbury, New Zealand has gained a new luxury alpine retreat with the opening of Montrose Estate on the Rakaia river at the foot of the Southern Alps.

  • Gap Filler - Street Arcade

    Thousands play Super Street Arcade this summer

    Thousands of people have played Gap Filler’s Super Street Arcade, which was installed on the Tuam and High St corner just before Christmas. The giant-sized arcade game console launched with a Christchurch-themed game, Attack of the Cones, created by local game developers Cerebral Fix.

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    Shore to Rise

    Follow our updates and insights on topics that affect the tourism industry. Share your thoughts and have your say.

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      • Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism Press Release,
      • Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism,
      • Christchurch City

      Christchurch’s pockets of awesome captured in new online resource

      23 February 2017 - Christchurch’s pockets of awesome - the city’s trending places to meet, eat, drink, and experience - are now featured in a new online resource at pocketsofawesome.co.nz

      Find out more

      Reflecting and giving thanks in a Place to Remember

      21 February 2017 - A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

      Find out more
      • Attractions,
      • International Dark Sky Reserve,
      • Lake Tekapo

      Innovative star gazing tours launch at Tekapo Springs

      16 February 2017 - Star gazing in one of the world’s top ‘clear sky’ locations is being launched by Tekapo Springs in New Zealand’s Mackenzie country.

      Find out more
      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Accommodation

      Luxury retreat opens in Canterbury high country

      8 February 2017 - Canterbury, New Zealand has gained a new luxury alpine retreat with the opening of Montrose Estate on the Rakaia river at the foot of the Southern Alps.

      Find out more
      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Christchurch City,
      • Creativity

      Thousands play Super Street Arcade this summer

      7 February 2017 - Thousands of people have played Gap Filler’s Super Street Arcade, which was installed on the Tuam and High St corner just before Christmas. The giant-sized arcade game console launched with a Christchurch-themed game, Attack of the Cones, created by local game developers Cerebral Fix.

      Find out more
      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Christchurch Airport

      New Zealand's first Smart Shuttle unveiled in Christchurch

      26 January 2017 - The future arrived at Christchurch Airport with the introduction of the fully autonomous Smart Shuttle for New Zealand’s first on-road research trial.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Accommodation

      PurePods expands into Waipara

      25 January 2017 - Inner-city indulgence meets idyllic isolation with the launch of a new glass eco-cabin, near Christchurch.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Christchurch Earthquake,
      • Christchurch City

      A Place to Remember to be dedicated next month

      24 January 2017 - The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial that will be dedicated next month has been shaped by many whose lives were most profoundly impacted by the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

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      November Earthquake Update

      16 January 2017 - Keep up-to-date with the latest updates on the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Attractions,
      • Christchurch City

      Early Christmas present for Christchurch as Christchurch Adventure Park officially opens

      21 December 2016 - Christchurch Adventure Park officially opens to the public.

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