ChristchurchNZ is the sustainable economic development and city profile agency for Ōtautahi Christchurch.
See below for ChristchurchNZ’s strategy and business engagement documents, as well as regular economic reports.
ChristchurchNZ Annual Review 2019
Welcome to the 2019 Annual Review, highlighting some of our favourite stories from the year and our goals for 2020. View an interactive version and a highlight reel of 2019.
Christchurch Prosperity Framework
The Christchurch Prosperity Framework defines 10-year goals which speak to the city’s future economic well-being. The 10-year goals are ambitious and strive to create new and better economic opportunities for Christchurch and its people.
The Framework provides guidance for agencies tasked with economic development and regeneration, as well as assisting local and national agencies make collaborative “best for city” decisions.
A City of Opportunity
Ōtautahi Christchurch embraces change and innovation, creating a strong economy and a vibrant place to live. Home to a wealth of employment opportunities and a thriving start-up ecosystem, Christchurch also offers an exceptional quality of life.
The city boasts an abundance of recreational activities, world-class hospitality, retail and healthcare, and first-rate educational facilities. An attainable housing market at the heart of the South Island, with some of the world's most stunning scenery on the city's doorstep.
Innovation in Canterbury
Exploring ways to commercialise the high-level of innovation in Canterbury. With input from 50 people who work in the innovation sector in Canterbury, in New Zealand and around the world, this research describes how the region can realise greater economic value from innovation. It identifies what we are doing now to foster, grow and strengthen local innovation.