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ChristchurchNZ - Combined Entity Update

18 April 2017

The single entity now has a name – ChristchurchNZ.

ChristchurchNZ brings together Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism (CCT) and the Convention Bureau, Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC), International Education, and the Christchurch City Council’s Major Events and City Promotion team.

The name was chosen by the Board of Transition Holdings Ltd and recommended to the Christchurch City Council, which approved it on 6th April. The temporary name Transition Holdings Ltd will be changed to ChristchurchNZ Ltd.

ChristchurchNZ will work to maximise the economic and social opportunities that tourism, conferences, major events, city promotion, international education and economic development can bring to Christchurch and Canterbury.

This will be achieved by: developing a strong positive city profile and promoting the city to residents, national and international audiences; attracting visitors, migrants, students, new business and investment through integrated marketing, major events and conferences; ensuring the business environment supports successful and sustainable enterprise and encourages creativity and innovation; and providing leadership for all the above.

The purpose statement ‘ Support prosperity, opportunity and a great quality of life in Christchurch & Canterbury’ of the new entity has clearly articulated the interdependency of Christchurch with the Canterbury region and we look forward to continuing to grow the prosperity of the city and region by attracting visitors into our region.

CCT and the Convention Bureau, CDC and International Education, and CCC’s Major Events team will continue to deliver against their existing business plans until the merger process is completed later this year.  All permanent employees will be moving to the new single entity, so the staff relationships and contacts you have will continue.

ChristchurchNZ offices will be located in the heart of the city in the new BNZ Centre, Cashel Mall.  All staff, except for the i-SITE team, will work from the new premises once they are completed in July.

For more infomation, please contact Caroline Blanchfield, Industry Relationship Manager.