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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.

  • 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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  • Top reasons to visit the port-side town of Lyttelton
    Lyttelton is just over the hill from Christchurch but the portside town sometimes feels a world away with its own distinct vibe and fiercely passionate locals.
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  • Christchurch's post-industrial hospitality scene
    As a post-manufacturing city, Christchurch is full of industrial-style buildings – mostly along old railway routes. As the city rebuilds, attention is turning to these hidden gems for hospitality purposes.
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  • New guided tour showcases Christchurch street art
    A walking tour showcasing street art in central Christchurch swings by some of the city’s newest murals.
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  • Ballooning Canterbury
    A flight over Canterbury with one of New Zealand's top balloonists
    Floating effortlessly over the Canterbury Plains with a basket full of tourists is how Ballooning Canterbury owner Michael Oakley likes to start the day.
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  • Te Wepu Banks Peninsula
    Intrepid accommodation with "a decent dose of luxury"
    Better than camping under canvas and “more romantic than an ordinary hotel” is how Te Wepu owners Kate and Richie Bocock describe their new business.
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  • Kaikōura seafood vendor Nins Bin makes a comeback
    Kaikōura's much-loved crayfish caravan Nins Bin is making a comeback just in time for summer.
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  • Kaikoura Kayaks - Kai Schwörer
    Tales from the deep – wildlife encounters in Kaikōura
    Kaikōura’s abundant marine life is as active as ever following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck there a year ago.
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  • Sadhana Surfboards Jay and Hana Jackman
    Surfing, shaping boards and living in an adopted home
    After years of travelling the world, Sydney couple Jay and Hana Jackman discovered Christchurch during a 10-day trip around the South Island. They now run Sadhana Surfboards and House of Creativity from The Tannery.
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