Canterbury makes the headlines

4 August 2015

By Emma O'Reilly, Media and Communications Manager, Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism 

It has been a busy quarter with a significant number of domestic and international media travelling through the city and region. That has meant a lot of detailed itinerary planning and individual hosting for the CCT team. We have picked six of our favourite online results to showcase some of the recent highlights. In no particular order...

1. MSN Travel

Nathan Paul took a culinary adventure to the Christchurch and Canterbury to experience the fresh produce, emerging world class eateries, and iconic regional dishes. Nathan writes for the AAP Corporation therefore his article will appear in many metro and regional newspapers throughout Australia.

Read the article: "Food on the up after Christchurch quake

2. The Editorialist

The Editorialist site is curated by Australian couple Jonny Seelenmeyer and Isabelle Simundic who combine travel, food and lifestyle content in a swoon worthy collection of images and stories to make you want to pack your bag and hit the road.

The pair spent a day exploring the city, which resulted in a blog post, Instagram and Facebook posts. They have another few blog posts planned when they continue their food trail to the Canterbury region. The Editorialist has a social reach of over 75,000.

Read the articles: "Christchurch" and "Canterbury"

3. Time Out Melbourne

Justin Wilkinson explored the central city for a weekend, and discussed his travels in an article for Time Out Melbourne. He sampled new eateries, experienced projects both transitional and classically Christchurch, and checked out two of our great accommodation options.

Time Out has a digital reach of 38,136 daily unique browsers, and a unique audience of 304,000 people. 

Read the article: "Great weekender: Christchurch"

4. Blogger at Large

Megan Singleton of the hugely popular travel site Blogger at Large took to the road for a 5 day Mackenzie District road trip, experiencing all the fantastic activities, eateries and wow inducing scenery along the way.

Blogger at Large receives over 43,000 page views per month, has over 4,700 Twitter followers, 3,900+ Facebook fans and over 1,100 newsletter subscribers.

Read the article "5-day Mackenzie Country road trip!

5. Avenues Magazine 

‘Stargazing, skate and soak’ sums up the mid-week escape Christina Kuntz took to Lake Tekapo. Her article was released in the June 2015 issue of Avenues magazine, and featured in the travel section of stuff.co.nz. Avenues has a reach of 97,000 and is the one of the most read magazines in Christchurch.

Read the article: "Lake Tekapo: Stargaze, skate and soak"

6. Lost at E Minor

Lost At E Minor is an Australian creative culture site for urban influencers. It has a huge social following and mobile readership – 2.3m unique browsers monthly, 14 million weekly Facebook reach and 26,000 Twitter followers. The focus is on inspirational content across photography, art, design, illustration, music, architecture, fashion, film, products and places.

The owner and editor Zac Zavos has since posted four stories:

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