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 industry, through economic development agency ChristchurchNZ and the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, are calling for…
A ground-breaking drone logistics company is joining Ōtautahi Christchurch’s long list of pioneers and innovators by using the city to pilot…
The Food, Fibre & Agritech (FFA) Supernode Challenge captures a multitude of ideas and solutions – from those that are great yet undeveloped…
Vacant land in central New Brighton will be developed for affordable housing as a result of an agreement between ChristchurchNZ and a New Ze…
SailGP has today confirmed the highly-anticipated New Zealand Sail Grand Prix in Christchurch will take place on March 18-19, 2023.
Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the current Omicron outbreak in New Zealand, organisers have made the difficult decision to cancel th…
The Boma Agri Summit is focused on supporting Aotearoa’s food and fibre ecosystem to thrive in our changing world.
Street artist Kophie Hulsbosch – AKA Meep – is emblematic of the street art scene in Ōtautahi Christchurch.
In a special ceremony in Ōtautahi Christchurch’s Victoria Square on 2 March, the national team was gifted a waiata by mana whenua.
Christchurch has this week welcomed all teams competing in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, with an official welcome and city gifts.