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20 August 2022
Black Ferns vs Australia
The Black Ferns take on Australia’s Wallaroos in the first of two test matches in the O’Reilly Cup. It’s a huge year for the Black Ferns in 2022 and this is your chance to catch them live in action in Christchurch. This highly anticipated match-up takes place at Orangetheory Stadium on Saturday 20th August, kick off 7.05pm.
27 August 2022
All Blacks vs Argentina
As part of the Lipovitan-D Rugby Championship the All Blacks take on Argentina’s Pumas on Saturday 27th August at Orangetheory Stadium. It’s been a long six years since the All Blacks have played in Christchurch and is bound to be an exciting return to test match rugby for the city.
29 September – 9 October 2022
Days Of Ice
Enjoy the programme of events exploring our connection with Antarctica. Celebrate our unique status every year with events, exhibitions, polar films, and kids’ competitions.
5 - 6 November 2022
FAST5 Netball World Series
FAST5 Netball World Series is returning to Ōtautahi, Christchurch and will host the fast-paced tournament in 2022. FAST5 is a modified version of the game featuring two point goals, double goal power plays, five players-a-side and shortened quarters. The FAST5 Ferns have dominated the world competition since 2009, winning seven titles. The world’s top six ranked teams will be invited to compete at Christchurch Arena including the New Zealand FAST5 Ferns, Australia, England, Jamaica, South Africa and Uganda. The Tournament takes place on the 5 and 6 November 2022.
5, 9, 12 November 2022
Riccarton Park – New Zealand Cup Week
A Canterbury social highlight featuring high-class racing, fashion, food and entertainment across three magnificent days as the region celebrates all that is great about spring in Christchurch. Enjoy the New Zealand Cup Meeting at Riccarton Park Racecourse with excitement, glamour and outstanding racing each day.
9 –11 November 2022
The New Zealand Agricultural Show
Put 9 -1 1 November in your calendar now. Brought to you by the Canterbury A&P Association, The New Zealand Agricultural Show is back for 2022. Celebrating all that’s great about rural life, it’s been part of the fabric of Canterbury since 1863. Best in Show competitions for livestock, farmyard fun, live music, delicious food, family entertainment and a raft of exhibitors all add to the festivities. Bring the family and make a day of it!
25 November 2022
The Killers are coming back to New Zealand with their Imploding The Mirage Tour 2022. Be sure not to miss out - GA tickets are on sale Monday, 15 November 2021.
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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