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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.

  • 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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  • Three world film premiers coming to Christchurch
    Christchurch is hosting three world premieres as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival including a psychological thriller shot in Banks Peninsula and the Catlins.
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  • “We’re so humbled and so proud as Kiwis and incredibly grateful for you coming out, we just love bringing this cup down here to Christchurch” – that was the message from Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton to the thousands of fans in Christchurch.
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  • Parking meter with a difference unlocks Christchurch's best kept secrets
    A repurposed parking meter in Cathedral Square has started issuing tickets of a very different kind.
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  • Christchurch to host America's Cup victory parade
    Christchurch City will host an America’s Cup victory parade on Wednesday 12 July.
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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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  • 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.

    Joy Sajamark
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