Christchurch is on show

Spring is the time to come alive.

To help you shake off the winter’s hibernation and shape up for summer, Ōtautahi, Christchurch has an events extravaganza bound to get you off the couch and rocking out and about. This November, there’s plenty ‘ON SHOW’ in our city — we’re welcoming international rockstars, world-best netballers and cricket’s superstars for a spring fling like no other. Now you’ve been tantalised with what’s to come, are you ready for more? There’s plenty ON SHOW in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

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FAST5 Netball World Series
5-6 November 2022

After a four-year hiatus, the international FAST5 Netball World Series is back and our city plays host at the Christchurch Arena on the 5th and 6th November 2022. With six world-class teams coming to town, this Rugby Sevens-styled festival of netball is a great weekend out for all ages. It’s a colourful celebration full of music, dancing, dress-ups, competitions and prizes with the fast action front and centre.

New to FAST5? Allow us to bring you up to speed. As the name suggests, five player teams take the court, each game lasts just 24 minutes and features “power plays” where all goals scored are doubled in the last 90 seconds in each quarter.

Scoring is a whole new ball game allowing Goal Shoots and Goal Attacks to shoot from anywhere in the attacking third. Goals are worth 1 point in the inner circle, 2 points in the outer circle, and 3 points outside the circle. The pace is electric with rolling subs and incredible athleticism with players even lifting like lineouts popularised by former Silver Fern Anna Harrison – now affectionately termed the Harrison Hoist.

Where can you see this kind of talent, across two action-packed days, all under the one roof? The FAST5 Netball World Series is the answer! With the FAST5 Ferns dominant in previous tournaments, you won’t want to miss this competition. Tickets are limited so go to and get yours today.

Football Ferns v Korea Republic
12 and 15 November 2022

Our Ford Football Ferns are coming home. The team returns to Aotearoa New Zealand for the two-game G.J. Gardner Homes Series against Korea Republic in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. Get to Orangetheory Stadium on November 12 and 15 to see the Ferns continue preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Ford Football Ferns and Glasgow City defender Meikayla Moore, a proud Christchurch local, says it’s always special to play at home, but to pull on the Fern in her hometown will be particularly memorable.

“To know that we are getting to play in Christchurch, where I’m from and where a couple of the girls hail from is pretty cool. I’m really looking forward to those two games in November and hopefully we can put on a really good show for those that turn out,” she adds.

The Killers
25 November 2022

Finally, fresh off their US tour after selling out New York’s Madison Square Garden, American rock band The Killers are coming back to New Zealand after their sell-out 2018 Australasian tour.

Touring our shores as part of their worldwide “Imploding the Mirage” tour, their new album draws influence from Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and Bruce Springsteen, and is described as “something of a return to Heartland Rock sounds.”

Originally announced in 2020, the band put their travel on hold while the pandemic raged on globally, going back to work on a critically acclaimed 7th album Pressure Machine. Along with plenty of new tracks, concert-goers can be sure they’ll belt out the classics like ‘Mr. Brightside’, ‘Somebody Told Me’, ‘When You Were Young’, ‘Human’ and so many more. Got your tickets? Don’t forget to explore Christchurch including our very own Killers-themed rooftop bar with some of the best views of the city, for a drinks and nibbles before and after the show.

30 November 2022

Hot off the back of the T20 tri-series against Pakistan and Bangladesh at Hagley Oval, our BLACKCAPS continue the contest with the subcontinent this cricket season. Christchurch hosts the third of the One Day International series against India on Wednesday November 30. Set to be a thrilling series finale, the midweek day-nighter is sure to be a spectacle.

We’ll be making history with this match as well, as it’s the first time the BLACKCAPS take on India with the white ball under lights at the Oval. Our Men in Black are sure to be hungry, looking to ‘right some wrongs’ of their recent ODI series versus Australia. Fortunately now our team are in camp in Christchurch, Hagley Oval will be a far more hospitable environment in front of a raucous home crowd, yourself included.

Cantabrians all agree Hagley Oval is one of the country’s best cricketing venues to watch a game live. The sprawling embankment with park views located in the leafy green Hagley Park South at the edge of the central city is a perfect location for a day of cricket finished under lights. The riverside jaunt back to town after a full day’s cricket is a must, frequenting the many bars and restaurants on your leisurely walk back into town.

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