Creating home-based memories: Knuddy Homes

Moving into your new-build home is really only the end of the first chapter. The story continues with the moments lived there, moments that translate into memories, which build on one another to create the tale of your life. This is the philosophy that drives Ben Knudsen, owner of Canterbury building company Knuddy Homes. “We […]

Top awards for Te Pae

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been acknowledged with a 2023 New Zealand Public Architecture Award. Te Pae was funded by the Crown and delivered by the Government infrastructure delivery company, Rau Paenga. Kirstie McNulty, Rau Paenga’s General Manager of Te Pae Christchurch, emphasises the significant contribution by architects Woods Bagot in association with Warren […]

International Chefs Day: Te Pae Christchurch General Manager, Ross Steele

As we countdown to Christmas, it is great to see our city buzzing with national and international delegates attending a variety of events we’ve hosted in our venue recently. With that comes the opportunity for our chefs at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre to showcase Canterbury’s finest food and beverages to the world and to […]

Homes you’d love to live in: Brooksfield Townhouses

Christchurch is renowned for its heritage homes. While many of these have been lost in time, new classics are being built by local specialist company, Brooksfield. Classical timeless homes are their forté. Strong foundations Building on Christchurch’s housing heritage, Brooksfield is helping to shape the future of the city for decades ahead with its classical […]

Supreme winning build

“Z-home” in Fendalton, pictured, built by John Creighton Builders won the National Supreme House of the Year over $1 million, and New Home over $4 million category, in the 2023 Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition. Judges say the house takes design innovation to a whole new “work-of-art” level, built after the original […]

Championing clean waterways: NZ Landcare Trust

NZ Landcare Trust has launched the Aotearoa Catchment Extension (ACE) website to foster sustainable land management practices. Dr Nick Edgar, CEO of NZ Landcare Trust says ACE has three core pillars: online learning modules, in-person Knowledge Hub events, and regional Communities of Practice, covering a curriculum of six vital topics. These include Freshwater Management in […]

Master Builders’ National Winners

Three Canterbury builders won top honours in the 2023 Registered Master Builders House of the Year national awards in late November. A home in Fendalton was judged Supreme House of the Year over $1 million and won the New Home over $4 million category. Greenland Homes took out the award the best new home up […]

Health & happiness: Christchurch City Mayor, Phil Mauger

Christmas is just around the corner. Can you believe it! Every year seems to disappear quicker than the last. As 2023 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect that there is so much we can be proud of as a city. I was chuffed to see the figures from ChristchurchNZ which show hundreds […]

Economic ambition, CEO ChristchurchNZ, Alison Adams

A future that is good for people and planet drove our work on the Christchurch Economic Ambition, which sets out a long-term goal for Ōtautahi Christchurch to move towards being a regenerative economy. We currently live in an economy where most growth is powered by burning fossil fuels – a reasonably cheap, accessible resource that […]

Mining essential: Straterra Inc Chief Executive, Josie Vidal

The new Government needs to understand the role of mined minerals, including coal, as it picks up the renewable energy mantle. There will be no energy transition without minerals and we make that clear in our submission on Measures for transition to an expanded and highly renewable electricity system. We fully support the move to […]