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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.

  • 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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  • Hot tips on places to stop between Christchurch and Kaikoura
    Check out our hot tips on places to stop between Christchurch and Kaikoura, from cosy cafés to winery restaurants and a craft beer brewery.
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  • Christchurch Sea Kayaking
    Kayak venture invites people to explore Christchurch from city to sea
    A passionate kayak guide’s dream is now reality with the launch of Christchurch’s newest outdoor venture.
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  • Pecha Kucha Night Christchurch YMCA Spectrum
    Christchurch's thriving PechaKucha scene
    Informal and fun gatherings aimed at uncovering unexpected talent and unexpected ideas are thriving in Christchurch as PechaKucha nears its 10th birthday in the city.
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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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  • Country Cafes Staveley Store
    Experience some good, old fashioned country hospitality
    Fancy stopping by a good, old fashioned country café or store where you can leave your gumboots at the door? Thankfully there are heaps of options when it comes to country cafes in the wider Canterbury region.
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  • Action_Bicycle_Club_Charlotte_Bebbington
    Stirring up the action for all things cycling
    It is ‘Biketober’ in Christchurch, which means a month-long celebration of all things cycling-related. Action Bicycle Club co-owner Charlotte Bebbington spoke to ChristchurchNZ about the joys of living, working and – of course – riding bikes, in the South Island’s largest city.
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  • Alex Davies Gatherings Chef
    Future of Christchurch food scene 'incredibly bright'
    Gatherings chef and owner Alex Davies shares some thoughts off the back of his restaurant's Best New Metropolitan Restaurant win.
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