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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.

  • Tekapo Springs Star Gazing
    Exciting new virtual reality and hot pools tour launches in Tekapo
    Tekapo Star Gazing has expanded to include a new virtual reality and hot pools tour.
    Find out more
  • Gap Filler, moodshift
    Gap Filler presents: Moodshift
    MOODSHIFT: A colourful event series in the city encouraging workers to take a break for their wellbeing.
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  • Coveted award for Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa
    Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has won one of seven inaugural Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards.
    Find out more
  • Canterbury Museum, liquefaction, exhibition
    Hands-on exhibit demonstrates impact of liquefaction
    Visitors to Quake City, Canterbury Museum’s earthquake exhibition, can play with Christchurch’s coolest sand pit to learn about the science behind liquefaction.
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  • Cathay Pacific
    More direct flights between Christchurch and Hong Kong
    Strong demand has led to Cathay Pacific confirming a third summer season between Christchurch and Hong Kong - plus increasing to four flights per week during December-January-February.
    Find out more
  • YHA Lake Tekapo, YHA, Lake Tekapo, Tekapo, budget accommodation, backpackers
    YHA Lake Tekapo celebrates opening
    YHA Lake Tekapo has celebrated the opening of their brand new premises, reporting 85% occupancy in their first two weeks of trade.
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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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