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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.

  • Arts Centre wins prestigious UNESCO award
    The immaculate heritage restoration of two Arts Centre buildings has received an Award of Merit in the prestigious UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
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  • TranzAlpine scenic journey celebrates 30 years
    The TranzAlpine train journey has grown “from humble beginnings” to one of New Zealand’s most popular attractions.
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  • Christchurch Adventure Park zipline
    Christchurch Adventure Park to re-open in December
    Christchurch Adventure Park will reopen its doors to the public again on December 5th, almost a year after it officially opened.
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  • The Welder South Town
    Central-city 'South Town' experiencing major revitalisation
    A rise of artisan Christchurch businesses are establishing and flourishing in a "gritty and intriguing" area of Christchurch, which is undergoing a major revitalisation.
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  • Sculpture on the Peninsula
    Record number of sculptors participating in South Island’s premier sculpture event
    A record number of artists have been selected to participate in the South Island’s premier display of contemporary New Zealand sculpture.
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  • International artists to descend on Christchurch for street art extravaganza
    9 September 2017 - Artists lined up to participate in Street Prints Otautahi hail from the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
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  • Blooming marvellous at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    Floral costume designer Jenny Gillies has replaced the browns and yellows of autumn and winter with the brighter colours of spring in her Enchanted Garden display at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
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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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