Top 7 things to do in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of rich culture, interesting wildlife and amazing destinations. Visitors easily lose track of time exploring endless beaches, forests, and snow-peaked fiords. And New Zealand is home to the internationally acclaimed Hobbiton! Living the Kiwi life New Zealanders, also fondly nicknamed ‘kiwis’, also enjoy all the excitement of big cities such […]

The Influencers: Peter Townsend

A proactive approach. The profile of health and wellbeing activity in our community is currently at an all-time high. The continuing issues around Covid-19, national and international, are creating a lot of interest and challenges. These will continue to impact on us all into the foreseeable future.     The recent ministerial announcement containing further […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

Aspirational venue. The importance of Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre (formerly Metro Sports Facility) to Canterbury’s sporting landscape was recently reinforced to me when I had the opportunity to show a few members of the Tactix netball team around the site.     These were the first elite athletes to set foot on to what […]

The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

Long term planning. The beginning of May saw amazing weather accentuate the beauty of autumn. One of the things people love about Christchurch is the four distinct seasons that take us through the year. We always have a different season to enjoy and another to look forward to.   We had our second warmest April […]

The Influencers: Leeann Watson

A new style of leadership. The speed and scope of the pandemic crisis has presented an extraordinary challenge – and opportunity – for today’s business leaders.     Almost overnight businesses had to quickly adapt to a very challenging operating landscape that, even now more than a year on, continues to evolve. At the heart […]

The Influencers: Lianne Dalziel

Is there a building that you’ve walked past and wondered what it is like inside? This month, for one weekend only, the doors to 46 of the city’s buildings will be thrown open to the public as part of a new festival of architecture, Open Christchurch.     The festival on May 15 and 16 […]

The Influencers: Joanna Norris

Working in partnership with public, private and community organisations means we’re able to achieve more for the city by leveraging different strengths and resources. Partnerships sit at the heart of the Ōtautahi Christchurch Recovery Plan, which details the city’s collective efforts to ensure our economic and social recovery is deliberate, strong and fair.     […]

The Influencers: John Bridgman

Two brilliant white wing-like structures will begin making their way out of the ground mid-year, outside what will be the main entrance to Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.     Standing about eight metres tall, these will create a modern day ngutu or ceremonial entranceway. This will be where event visitors for formal cultural ceremonies […]

The Influencers: Leeann Watson

The recently announced trans-Tasman travel bubble has come as welcome relief. Prior to Covid-19, Australia was our largest international visitor market, accounting for almost half of all international visitor arrivals, and spending approximately $2.7 billion.     So as we head into the colder months, an influx of visitors from Australia will have a significant […]

Meet the marketplace for movers making prices fairer: Wise Move

Problem: You’re about to move a large item. Say it’s a motorcycle you’ve ordered from Oamaru that you’d like brought up to Rangiora. If there’s just one of you, and your item weighs 300 kilograms, you realise you’re not going to be able to fit it in your car or ute, let alone lift the […]