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30 November 2022


Hot off the back of the T20 tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh at Hagley Oval, our BLACKCAPS continue the contest with the subcontinent this cricket season. Christchurch hosts the third of the One Day International series against India on Wednesday, 30 November. Set to be a thrilling series decider, the midweek day-nighter is sure to be a great spectacle.

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White Ferns Team High Five

2 December 2022

WHITE FERNS v Bangladesh T20 Cricket

This summer the stars will shine! The WHITE FERNS, having attended the Commonwealth Games and returned from their tour of the West Indies, will host Bangladesh in T20 and ODI series before departing in January for South Africa, where they will contest the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The WHITE FERNS return to Hagley Oval for the first time since the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 and we can’t wait!


Six Sixty

10 December 2022

Six60 - The Stadium Tour

Six60 will be playing at the Orangetheory Stadium in Christchurch on 10 December 2022. This the first time any artist has embarked on a 100% stadium tour throughout all of New Zealand. This. Is. History.

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Bread & Circus Busking Pitch
Credit: Smoke Photography

13 - 29 January 2023

Bread & Circus

Get set for mind-blowing days and magic nights at the 30th anniversary celebration of Bread & Circus in 2023! We will once again bring the party to the streets of Ōtautahi, Christchurch in the Summer holidays, with an action-packed event programme to celebrate the festival’s 30th birthday. The 2023 festival will run from 13 – 29 January, across three weekends and the summer school holidays in the heart of central Christchurch.

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Black Clash 2023

20 January 2023

The Hot Spring Spas T20 Christchurch Black Clash

The Hot Spring Spas T20 Christchurch Black Clash in association with Heartland is returning to Hagley Oval in Christchurch with the series locked at two-two after a convincing win to team rugby earlier this year. Black Clash pits New Zealand’s biggest stars of rugby and cricket against each other in a high-intensity, hugely fun T20 cricket match. This carnival style event is dynamic and highly entertaining, celebrating the very best of New Zealand sport. Nothing beats being there live! Don’t miss it!

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24 January 2022

Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

The Rocket Man himself is coming to Christchurch for his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour! Elton John has announced he will be returning to Christchurch with his band for the first time in over thirty years for a final goodbye. Experience the magic of Elton John LIVE one. last. time. Frontier presale tickets are available from 1pm on Thursday 28 July & General Sale 1st August 2022.

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Electric Avenue

25 February 2023

Electric Avenue Music Festival

Electric Avenue is back and better than ever for 2023! With an incredible lineup featuring over 40 artists performing across five stages in Christchurch’s beautiful Hagley Park. Featuring Lorde, Flume, L.A.B, Synthony, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Teeks and many more.

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Sail GP

18 & 19 March 2023

New Zealand Sail Grand Prix

Experience the inaugural New Zealand Sail Grand Prix, coming to Ōtautahi, Christchurch for a two-day spectacle of exhilarating, live action racing unlike anything you've seen before. Taking place on 18 & 19 March 2023, the New Zealand Sail Grand Prix will introduce fans to an entirely different format of fast-paced, high-octane fleet racing, with ten identical, foiling catamarans competing to see who can harness the power of nature to be the best on the day. Witness the thrills, spills, daring manoeuvres and near misses as the world's best sailors push their limits racing on Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour, and be there to cheer on Kiwis Peter Burling, Blair Tuke and the entire New Zealand SailGP Team.

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FIH Hockey Pro League

22 - 30 April 2023

FIH Hockey Pro League

Hockey New Zealand is delighted to announce the return of international hockey competition to Ōtautahi, Christchurch. Ngā Puna Wai will be the venue for both the Vantage Black Sticks Men and Women as they face Australia and Great Britain from April 22-30 – including an ANZAC Day double header. Hosting two of the Vantage Black Sticks biggest rivals makes for an exhilarating week of hockey in Christchurch!

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Surf Lifesaving

9 - 12 March 2023

2023 TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships

Returning to New Brighton Beach - The 2023 TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships represents the pinnacle event of the season with 1500 athletes anticipated to attend. From Masters who have lost track of the number of Nationals they have attended to 14 year olds experiencing the event for the first time. You will see New Zealand representatives, canoes, surf boat crews, surf swimmers, beach sprinters, ski and board paddlers all having a crack at being the next National Champion!

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March 2023


Kiwi cricket fans can look forward to a massive home international summer, including visits from stars around the world. With Sri Lanka men’s team arriving in March 2023. The Tour will kick off with a Test match at Hagley Oval on Thursday 9 March against the BLACKCAPS. Followed later on in the month with the 2nd ODI on the 28 March. You won’t want to miss this, sign up to Cricket Nation and use your code to secure your 15% discount on adult priced tickets.

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