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Looking for inspiration? Use our story library to find up-to-date articles and interesting backgrounders about Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region. To access images, organise interviews or for any other media enquiries please contact us.

  • Post-industrial buildings’ new lease of life
    Amid the concrete and glass of Christchurch’s sparkling new city, a local trio is bringing an eclectic mix of post-industrial buildings to life.
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  • Tram 1888
    How a historic Australian tram found its way to the South Island’s largest city
    A journey in one of Christchurch's beautifully-restored heritage trams transports passengers back in time and through the changing cityscape.
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  • Ballooning Canterbury
    A flight over Canterbury with one of New Zealand's top balloonists
    Floating effortlessly over the Canterbury Plains with a basket full of tourists is how Ballooning Canterbury owner Michael Oakley likes to start the day.
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  • Emily_Heazlewood_Romer_App
    App invites New Zealanders to live a more adventurous life
    Romer invites people to discover new places and activities, share their experiences and aims to inspire others to try their favourite activities too.
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  • Te Wepu Banks Peninsula
    Intrepid accommodation with "a decent dose of luxury"
    Better than camping under canvas and “more romantic than an ordinary hotel” is how Te Wepu owners Kate and Richie Bocock describe their new business.
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  • Nostalgia Festival – music, food and a dose of yesteryear
    Nostalgia Festival invites people to party the day away in an Edwardian-style village on the edge of the Port Hills.
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  • New guided tour showcases Christchurch street art
    Hit the city streets with a new walking tour dedicated to Christchurch’s evolving street art scene.
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  • Kaikōura seafood vendor Nins Bin makes a comeback
    Kaikōura's much-loved crayfish caravan Nins Bin is making a comeback just in time for summer.
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  • Kaikoura Kayaks - Kai Schwörer
    Tales from the deep – wildlife encounters in Kaikōura
    Kaikōura’s abundant marine life is as active as ever following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck there a year ago.
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  • Sadhana Surfboards Jay and Hana Jackman
    Surfing, shaping boards and living in an adopted home
    After years of travelling the world, Sydney couple Jay and Hana Jackman discovered Christchurch during a 10-day trip around the South Island. They now run Sadhana Surfboards and House of Creativity from The Tannery.
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