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Thinking of visiting Canterbury?

ChristchurchNZ encourages domestic and international travel and lifestyle media to experience our wonderful region year-round. There are varying levels of support available, so feel free to contact us at any stage to ask about assistance with activities, accommodation, interviews or leveraging our marketing channels prior to your visit.

Feeling social?

We have a strong social media network, with passionate fans who enjoy all kinds of images from around our region - especially those big scenery shots! While you are out and about in Christchurch and Canterbury, include #christchurchnz and #canterburynz in your social media posts to leverage off a group of people who are actively engaged with the region. 

Media visits

Every year ChristchurchNZ invites a variety of travel and lifestyle journalists from New Zealand and the rest of the world to explore some of our region's hidden gems. Media visits are usually based on themes. If you are interested in participating in a media visit please contact us directly using the details listed on the right hand side.

ChristchurchNZ Influencer Programme

We know people with strong social media followings play a key role in others’ decision making on where to go and what to do. With this in mind our Influencer Programme connects people with a passion for exploring Christchurch and Canterbury with our region’s tourism operators. Find out more about the Influencer Programme here.

Tourism New Zealand

ChristchurchNZ works closely with Tourism New Zealand and their International Media Programme (IMP), which supports international tourism media in New Zealand – from supporting media visits and organising media discount passes to providing editorial content, contacts, images and broadcast-quality video footage. For help with international media queries, click here.

Should you qualify for the IMP, ChristchurchNZ will help organise interviews, make special arrangements for television crews and photographers and provide advice on relevant permits in our region. Tourism New Zealand also offers an Explore New Zealand Programme, which provides media and travel sellers with special discounted offers on accommodation and activities throughout the country.

  • 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