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Welcome to Ōtautahi Christchurch

Explorers Welcome

Ōtautahi Christchurch

Your Basecamp for Exploration

At the heart of Waitaha Canterbury, we are your basecamp for exploration. Refreshed, renewed and unexpected. If it’s your first time here, or you haven’t been for a while, prepare to be surprised. 


Explore the Opportunity

With burgeoning Hi-Tech, Future Food, Health Tech and Aerospace/Future Transport sectors, Christchurch is at the forefront of innovation. Ōtautahi Christchurch delivers big city opportunities with the perfect work-life balance. Go on. Explore. We are your business opportunity.

Hero Christchurch Business Supernode Health Tech

Our Global Growth Opportunity: Supernodes

Christchurch's global growth industries, Supernodes, are leading the way in health tech, future transport, food, fibre and agritech, and hi-tech solutions. Supported by progressive eco-systems connecting talent, enterprise, education and government, Supernodes are creating a better future for all.

Explore Our Supernodes

A Destination for Meetings or Study

Hero Christchurch Cbd Bridge Of Remembrance Drone

Planned with Meetings in Mind

Our Convention Bureau

In the heart of the beautiful South Island, Christchurch is planned with meetings in mind. Through our extensive network of business partners and local knowledge we can help ensure your event is a success.
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Explore a New Path

Studying in Christchurch

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a lifestyle destination that doesn't compromise on quality learning. Home to three world-class universities, New Zealand’s top polytechnic, and a connected ecosystem of institutions and industry.

Film Locations and Antarctic Connections

Screen Canterbury Aoraki Hooker Valley

A world of unique locations

Screen CanterburyNZ

Canterbury is one of a few international destinations where you can film the ocean and the mountains on the same day. Within an within an hour’s reach from Christchurch International Airport, easily access to the most diverse landscapes in the country.
Antarctic C17 at Phoenix Air Field

Gateway to Antarctica

Christchurch Antarctic Office

Ōtautahi Christchurch is proud to be an Antarctic Gateway City, one of only five in the world. The Christchurch Antarctic Office co-ordinates the opportunities presented by Christchurch’s Antarctic Gateway status and to explore our historic and modern connections with the icy continent.

Igniting Bold Ambition for Ōtautahi Christchurch

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