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.
Influential Leaders Step Up To Attract Business Events To ChristchurchŌtautahi’s new Business Events Advocate Programme, Tūwhana.
Calling all food and fibre innovatorsThe eight-week pre-accelerator aims to equip participants with the knowledge and support to develop viable solutions for the sector.
Smooth Sailing: What you need to know about getting around during the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand PrixSailGP has prepared a traffic management plan (TMP) with input from Christchurch City Council, ChristchurchNZ, Waka Kotahi, local businesses…
Group Sought For Future Of Roy Stokes HallA community group is needed to steer the future of New Brighton’s Roy Stokes Hall as an arts, culture and entertainment hub.
Marine Mammal Management Plan For The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix ReleasedSetting a new benchmark and a blueprint for future sailing events.
Ōtautahi-Based Auto Industry Innovator Changes Gears Thanks To City’s Start-Up AcceleratorPartly credits lessons learnt on their incubator journey to becoming the country’s fastest-growing startup.
Ōtautahi Christchurch To Host Global VR Symposium Next YearChristchurch, New Zealand is to host the 29th ACM Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) symposium in October 2023.
Two International Football Teams To Call Ōtautahi ‘Home’ During CupFIFA names Japan and Costa Rica as teams based in Christchurch during the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup 2023.
Major Sports Events Kicking Goals For City’s Economic BenefitRugby was a major draw card for tourists to the city according to the latest economic data reports.
Online Toolkit To Support Recruitment Of Talent And Students To ChchThe free toolkit aims to aid the attraction of talent and students domestically and internationally.