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
Explore our Strategies, Publications and our latest Economic Insights.
News & Resources
Find the latest news, assets, tourism business partner & major event fund information.
Retail spending values in Greater Christchurch for the week ending 29 March 2020 indicated an overall decline of 21.6 percent compared to th…
Ōtautahi Christchurch’s innovative spirit has lent itself to the creation of a service to ensure our elderly and most vulnerable stay safe –…
Panic-buying has occurred following most major announcements by officials on coronavirus despite government assurances that supermarkets are…
With the 4-week ban now in place and only essential services allowed to continue, many roads, shopping centres and office parks will be quie…
Updates on the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and insights from ChristchurchNZ.
Wearing a mask when illness is rife demonstrates a common sense of cooperation, sacrificing your own comfort for the good of others.
What does the global COVID-19 situation mean for the Canterbury economy? ChristchurchNZ economist David Dyason explains.
While we are bitterly disappointed that Christchurch will not play host to TRENZ in 2020, we respect the decision of the New Zealand governm…
With 90 per cent of businesses in one sector reporting significant impact from COVID-19, ChristchurchNZ welcomes the financial package annou…
ChristchurchNZ is thrilled to confirm Ōtautahi Christchurch will host six matches at the upcoming 2021 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, includ…
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.