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ChristchurchNZ was established in July 2017 to bring together Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism (CCT) the city’s Convention Bureau, Canterbury Economic Development Corporation (CDC), International Education and the Christchurch City Council’s Major Events team.

ChristchurchNZ supports prosperity, opportunity and a great quality of life in Christchurch and Canterbury. Our key areas of delivery are Business Growth and Economic Development, Visitors and Major Events, Convention Bureau and International Education.

Business Growth and Economic Development

Big Picture Thinker

In 2013 we revised the Christchurch Economic Development Strategy.

The purpose of Christchurch Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is to identify long term growth goals and priorities to 2031 that will create a stronger economy and better quality of life.

Our vision for the economy of Christchurch is that in 2031 Christchurch is recognised as the best place for business, work, study and living in Australasia.

Business Supporter

ChristchurchNZ supports businesses with high-growth potential to get bigger and better, be more efficient, to invest wisely and export.

We have a focus on these growth sectors: Manufacturing, Technology, Agriculture and International Education.

New Ideas Enabler

Through ChristchurchNZ Innovation we enhance the Canterbury Regional Innovation System and invest in start-up companies (in association with powerHouse Ventures).

ChristchurchNZ Innovation is a Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) supported initiative to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation in Canterbury.

Cricket galore for Christchurch this summer

Cricket galore for Christchurch this summer

Christchurch will have a cricketing Christmas this year when…
CECC Export Growth Workshop for 2017 - Digital Marketing for the Tourism Industry.

CECC Export Growth Workshop for 2017 - Digital Marketing for the Tourism Industry.

Aimed at small to medium exporters, the CECC Export Growth Series…
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More hotels planned for city

The value of consents for hotels, motels and other short-term…
Christchurch education tech startups present to international audience

Christchurch students benefiting from high tech educational tools

Big data and artificial intelligence aren’t usually topics…

Latest Documents

CRIS Annual Review
Christchurch - A city of opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors
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