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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The accelerator programme is the second phase of Start Me Up, supporting jobseekers to explore what it takes to start their own business.
ChristchurchNZ is delighted to welcome Anna Fawcett as our new General Manager of Marketing, Brand and Communications.
The search for New Zealand’s most innovative food and beverage products is over!
Lea Tahuhu and Amy Satterthwaite were born and raised in Canterbury and cut their teeth in the local club cricket scene. Now they’re prepari…
Our Canterbury Mentor Team has a pool of over 260 business mentors who gift their time, skills and expertise to support local businesses.
16 March 2021 US company Bentley’s recent acquisition of Christchurch company Seequent signals a global confidence in Christchurch tech.
Understanding audiences and increasing visitation for rugby matches in Ōtautahi Christchurch are the driving forces behind the new partnersh…
Innovation in the food, fibre and agritech sector looks set to solve some of the greatest challenges facing the sector thanks to ideas submi…
A huge central city art installation will kick off PRIDE Week in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Ōtautahi Christchurch has always been a basecamp for exploration, and we channel this through our Christchurch Antarctic Office.
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.