Entries by CDC

Congratulations to entré $85K challenge winners

ChristchurchNZ is proud to be a sponsor of entré, the not-for-profit University of Canterbury company, run by students for all tertiary students in the Canterbury region. Last night the winners of the $85k Challenge were announced at the Annual Awards Ceremony. The awards recognise winners of the five-month long $85K Challenge – an incubator-style competition that helps budding […]

Inspiration and innovation at Canterbury’s Tech Summit

Next week’s Canterbury Tech Summit brings together leaders in innovation, technology and business to share ideas, grow their networks and be inspired. It’s no surprise it sold out well before it started, given the reputation our region has built as a centre for innovation and entrepreneurship. The Summit explores trends, opportunities and major shifts on […]

Canterbury Tech Summit 2017

The Canterbury Tech Summit explores trends, opportunities, and major shifts on the horizon. Every year, over 600 members of the tech ecosystem gather to be inspired by world-class speakers, build lasting connections and grow New Zealand’s technology sector. This year’s theme “Grow” encapsulates four key topics: 1) Artificial Intelligence 2) Cybersecurity and Bitcoin 3) Hi-tech […]

From idea to execution: Chch innovation hub incubating success

In the centre of the Christchurch CBD, a building that began as a disaster recovery project has evolved into the city’s beating heart of technology innovation. Three of the tenants in the EPIC Innovation incubator and co-working space were recently selected as finalists in the Champion Canterbury Business Awards. Concentrate and MTech Games are finalists […]

Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival

Stargazers and astro-tourists will be treated to three days of night sky magic at the Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival. The biennial festival runs from October 13-15 in Mt Cook Village and Tekapo and celebrates the Mackenzie Basin and Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park as one of the best stargazing locations in the world. Festival-goers will learn […]

Canterbury economy continues strong performance

The recovering visitor sector, alongside strong performance from the service and manufacturing sectors continues to drive economic and labour market growth in Canterbury. ChristchurchNZ has released the Christchurch and Canterbury Quarterly Economic Report for June 2017 . The report shows despite easing of rebuild activity the economy continues to perform well, providing the region with […]

More hotels planned for city

The value of consents for hotels, motels and other short-term accommodation has been boosted in Christchurch by the number of new hotels planned for the city. Stats NZ figures show the national value shot up to $490 million in the June 2017 year, with new hotels in Canterbury and Auckland driving the 216 percent increase […]

Christchurch students benefiting from high tech educational tools

Big data and artificial intelligence aren’t usually topics associated with education, but thanks to two local startups these tools are being developed in Christchurch to help prepare students for the future. Last week Charlie Tomlinson and Raphael Nolden, presented to the EdTech Asia Summit 2017 on software tools developed here with the potential to help […]

Cricket galore for Christchurch this summer

Christchurch will have a cricketing Christmas this year when the Blackcaps host West Indies at Hagley Oval in the second and third games of a three-match ODI series on 23 and 26 December 2017. The Blackcaps return to Hagley Oval when they welcome England in the final ODI of a much anticipated five-match series on […]

Christchurch and Sichuan students solving global problems together

High school students from Christchurch and Sichuan Province will have the opportunity to work together to explore and solve some of the global issues facing the world today. The Innovation and Technology Youth Summit, from 3 to 9 August, will bring together the students to solve a ‘global grand challenge’ using innovative technology. ChristchurchNZ Programme […]

July economic snapshot

ChristchurchNZ today released the July economic snapshot. The Christchurch and Canterbury indicators continue to show that the economy is in a transitional phase and underlying sectors continue to drive the economy. Highlights from the report include: Commodity prices have been experiencing a rise in June. The index shows dairy prices rose by 2.9 percent over […]

Christchurch and Canterbury economic infrastructure report released

ChristchurchNZ has released the latest report detailing the state of Christchurch and Canterbury’s economic infrastructure, which includes transport, energy, water and communication networks.   Some of the key updates in the report include: Three central city parking buildings have opened: West End in Cashel St (680 spaces); 158 Hereford Street (580 spaces); and The Crossing […]