Igniting Bold Ambition
ChristchurchNZ is the city’s sustainable economic development and city profile agency. Our purpose is to stimulate sustainable economic growth for a more prosperous Christchurch.
We work to a mission of igniting bold ambition for our city.
Our core priorities are to grow jobs, improve the economic, social and environmental competitiveness of Christchurch businesses, and promote Christchurch nationally and globally to people who want to do business, invest, study and live in our incredible city.
We work domestically and internationally to enhance our city’s strong reputation as a basecamp for exploration and innovation.
We bring together partnerships to deliver multi-generational community benefit. These partnerships across business, community, iwi and government (local and central) and are informed by evidence-based economic insights.
We do this through funding from Christchurch City Council and a wide range of external partners and sponsors.
Strategy, Publications & Economic Insights
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News & Resources
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The launch of two new courses at Ara Institute of Canterbury help to develop business and innovation ideas further.
ChristchurchNZ is committed to securing a larger share of this industry and is home to Screen CanterburyNZ, the regional film office.
Considering whether or not to enter the Food, Fibre, and Agritech Challenge? ChristchurchNZ spoke to Dr Dianne Jones, founder of Myovolt.
Start Me Up is a business skills kick-starter programme aimed at people whose work has been impacted by the pandemic.
For the final part in a series on innovation in the area, ChristchurchNZ meets some of the players driving change.
The first time a SailGP event is held in the country, the New Zealand Grand Prix will take place on Whakaraupō (Lyttelton Harbour) on Januar…
After the earthquakes, Christchurch businesses were forced to take risks and work together to overcome shared challenges.
People who lost their job because of COVID-19 will be given a chance to kick-start their new business idea as part of an innovative new Chri…
An ongoing survey tracking peoples’ perception of Ōtautahi Christchurch shows an increasing number of Kiwis are seeing New Zealand’s second …
Canterbury innovators have left their mark on the region, the country, and the rest of the world.
Who we are, where we work and how to contact our team.
We have set ambitious 10-year-goals that go beyond the blunt measure of gross domestic product, embracing and exploring a holistic approach to prosperity. We’ve made measurable commitments to environmental improvement, economic inclusion and improved confidence. We are determined to deliver sustainable growth that delivers a better future for Ōtautahi Christchurch and its people.
We have called this set of goals the Christchurch Prosperity Framework and it guides and dictates all our work.
If you have questions about our organisation, please contact us.