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Looking for inspiration? Use our story library to find up-to-date articles and interesting backgrounders about Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region. To access images, organise interviews or for any other media enquiries please contact us.

  • Shigeru Ban designs his second building for the city
    An award-winning Japanese architect known for experimenting with unconventional materials is designing a striking new building for the South Island’s largest city.
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  • Christchurch's electric car sharing scheme
    As the electric car movement heats up in New Zealand, an Auckland company has chosen Christchurch as the first city in the country to test its future-focused car sharing initiative.
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  • The best farmers’ markets in the region
    Canterbury is full of great farmers’ markets so why not head out and stock up the pantry with some tasty treats ahead of the winter months.
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  • Learn to cook in a French-inspired village on Banks Peninsula
    The couple behind Akaroa Cooking School feel lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of local seasonal produce – from berries growing wild in hedgerows to fresh fish from Akaroa Harbour.
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  • Old meets new at Christchurch bar O.G.B
    A drink or a bite to eat at O.G.B is a perfect way to get a taste of old Christchurch, with staff in suspenders and newsboy caps. The speakeasy-style bar, cafe and restaurant is housed in the city’s grand Old Government Building, which opened in 1913.
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