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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.

  • Meet the man behind our winter series: Ryan Wilkes
    Canadian man Ryan Wilkes came to Christchurch in 2015 and is now one of the city and region’s biggest champions in filmmaking and photography. We met the man behind "The Path Less Traveled"– and our upcoming winter series.
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  • The Craigieburn Haute Route
    The Craigieburn Haute Route is a guided ski tour for the adventurous at heart. We speak to adventure tourism operator Stu Waddel about the four-day trip, which traverses several peaks and ski areas from Craigieburn to Mount Olympus, with evenings spent snuggled up in rustic ski lodges.
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  • Skiing for families in Canterbury
    Canterbury has numerous family-friendly ski fields to choose from, where in many cases children ski for free. Check out our detailed summary to help you decide where to take your young ones for a dose of snowy excitement this winter.
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  • Play, explore and relax in Mackenzie
    Want to unwind while you escape from the rat race? How about seeing your children play amidst breathtaking scenery? Here are three dream escapes in the Mackenzie, which will have you doing all of these things within just three hours’ drive of Christchurch.
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  • The best après ski experiences in Canterbury
    Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to skiing in the Canterbury and Mackenzie regions. Even better, there are plenty of après ski options – from soaking in New Zealand’s highest hot tub to tucking into a classic Kiwi burger at a sub-alpine lodge.
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  • Fish, chips and language tips
    It doesn't get any more Kiwi than a plate of fish and chips, unless of course, you're throwing in a side of Māori language lessons. Popular Christchurch seafood restaurant FUSH has introduced free te reo Māori classes on Monday nights and the first event attracted over 600 people.
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