For a Prosperous City
ChristchurchNZ is the sustainable economic development agency for the city and all of our work is focused on making Ōtautahi Christchurch a better place to live, work and play.
Our purpose as an organisation is to stimulate sustainable economic growth for a prosperous city. The Christchurch Economic Ambition is the pathway for us, our partners, industry and business to achieve this. We need to grow a regenerative economy that brings prosperity, benefits people and the planet and transitions us to a low emission city.
We do this by growing jobs, improving the economic, social and environmental competitiveness of Christchurch businesses, and promoting Christchurch to everyone, from everywhere. We talk to people who want to do business, invest, study and live in our friendly city, because we know what it can offer them.
We work to enhance our city’s reputation as a place of balance, adventure and opportunity. Our new city is a place where people can build a life they love; a place where they can grow families, grow businesses, grow skills and big ideas. We promote and share this message to wider Aotearoa and the world.
We also enable and deliver urban development projects and activities that support the economic prosperity of the city.
We bring together partnerships to deliver multi-generational community benefit. These partnerships across business, community, iwi and government are informed by evidence-based economic insights.
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.
ChristchurchNZ is an organisation made up of passionate individuals who love Ōtautahi Christchurch. Our work is made possible through funding from Christchurch City Council and a wide range of external partners and sponsors.
If you have questions about our organisation, please contact us.
News & Resources
Find the latest news, assets, tourism business partner & major event fund information.
ChristchurchNZ has launched a ground-breaking three-year project — The Conference Legacy Project — to evaluate the legacy impacts of busines…
ChristchurchNZ is proud to support today’s opening of Tāwhaki National Aerospace Centre at Kaitorete.
National recognition for two Christchurch businesses going global.
Are you finding it tough to recruit talent? Start building your long-term talent pipeline today.
Doc Edge is excited to announce the "Life Unscripted by Doc Edge," international documentary festival, is coming to Christchurch.
Crankworx Summer Series is set to make a triumphant return to the brand-new location of Christchurch Adventure Park from 1 - 3 March.
The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix returns to Ōtautahi Christchurch in March 2024.
The Bread & Circus - World Buskers Festival returns from 19 to 28 January for 10 jam-packed days of fun and frolics.
Technology that allows Type 2 Diabetes risk assessments to be carried out in the comfort of people’s own homes took out the top award.
New strategic long-term plans set the region’s visitor economy on a path toward more regenerative tourism.