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 also enable and deliver urban development projects and activities that support the economic prosperity of Christchurch.
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
Explore our Strategies, Publications and our latest Economic Insights.
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.
News & Resources
Find the latest news, assets, tourism business partner & major event fund information.
Christchurch, New Zealand has won a bid to host astronomers from around the globe for the Extreme Solar Systems V conference in 2024.
Setting a new benchmark and a blueprint for future sailing events.
Partly credits lessons learnt on their incubator journey to becoming the country’s fastest-growing startup.
Christchurch, New Zealand is to host the 29th ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) symposium in October 2023.
FIFA names Japan and Costa Rica as teams based in Christchurch during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup 2023.
Rugby was a major draw card for tourists to the city according to the latest economic data reports.
The free toolkit aims to aid the attraction of talent and students domestically and internationally.
How employers, educators and workers can prepare for the future of work
As the Screen CanterburyNZ Production Grant greenlights three more projects.
ChristchurchNZ is very pleased to announce that two new appointments have been made to the Christchurch Antarctic Office.