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Find out the latest news from Christchurch and around the Canterbury region. From upcoming events and promotional campaigns to new tourism products and initiatives. To access images, organise interviews or for any other media enquiries please contact us.

  • Christchurch Airport grows, against national trend
    Christchurch Airport has notched up another month of strong growth in international arrivals.
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  • Christchurch Arts Festival, art festival
    High tech projector brings extra flair to Christchurch Arts Festival
    A spectacular mid-winter street party featuring oversized puppets, an eclectic range of musicians and dramatic projected images will herald the opening of the Christchurch Arts Festival 2019.
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  • Orana Wildlife Park, addax calf, Orana Park
    Endangered Addax Calves born at Orana Wildlife Park
    Two delightful addax calves were born in Christchurch this week. The new arrivals are thought to be the first of their species to be born in New Zealand!
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  • Children interacting with Dark Sky experience
    Dark Sky Project
    There is nowhere in the world quite like Tekapo to see the wonder of the night sky, and a new visitor attraction will bring it to life like never before.
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  • Lumiere, Lumiere cinema, movie theatre
    Raising the curtain on a new cinema experience at The Arts Centre
    The highly anticipated Lumière cinema is officially opening tonight at The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora in Christchurch.
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  • Arctic Voice, Canterbury Museum
    The Arctic Comes South in New Exhibition Arctic Voices
    Penguins and polar bears normally live poles apart, but Canterbury Museum visitors will be able to see both in the same building when touring exhibition Arctic Voices opens this weekend.
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  • What to See & Do

    Christchurch is the gateway to the Canterbury region and the spectacular experiences you will have within the South Island of New Zealand. Explore the range of activities and attractions we have on offer.

  • Foodies Guide to Christchurch

    Discover delicious food and drinks all over Christchurch! From relaxed cafés and bars to romantic fine dining, the city is packed full of great places to eat and drink. Venture out and enjoy all the amazing tastes of Christchurch.

  • TOP 10 Most Instagrammable Spots In Christchurch

    We have put together a list of the best places in Christchurch to take awesome photos for Instagram! 

  • Explore Canterbury Destinations

    From the Pacific Ocean, across the Canterbury Plains to the majestic Southern Alps. You'll find something special in Canterbury.

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