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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Friday, 11 April 2014 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow

Video: Tourists illegally squatting in quake houses

Video: Tourists illegally squatting in quake houses

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:25 p.m. by Media3News

CERA has caught a group of tourists camping out in one of Christchurch's quake-damaged homes.

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

A famous Irish bar reopening and win some art!

Friday, 7 March 2014 4:34 p.m. by TourismChCh

 

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

RISE exhibition most successful in Museum’s history

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:08 a.m. by CantyMuseum Recommended

Canterbury Museum is celebrating

Local tourism shows regrowth

Local tourism shows regrowth

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

There are signs of green shoots in Canterbury's quake-hit tourism industry with smaller operators starting new businesses in and around Christchurch.

Bens Guide to Christchurch, Rise a must see and Chinese NY

Ben's Guide to Christchurch, Rise a must see and Chinese NY

Friday, 24 January 2014 12:35 p.m. by TourismChCh Recommended Popular

Christchurch the place to go in 2014 – NYT

Christchurch the place to go in 2014 – NYT

Saturday, 11 January 2014 11:53 a.m. by Media3News Popular

 

2014 a year of reconstruction

2014 a year of reconstruction

Friday, 3 January 2014 11:19 p.m. by MediaThePress

An extra 40,000 international visitors could visit Christchurch in 2014 but they may find the central city "dragging its tail" while the rest of the city rebuilds at pace, a leading business figure warns.

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Street Art in Christchurch CBD December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013 5:51 p.m. by Swiggs Featured Popular

Street Art is taking over the central city where empty sections and bare walls dominate the landscape. It is so refreshing to see colour return to this great dark and at time depressing area. I had thought I signed off for the year but this stuff just has to be shared for those who cannot see it for themselves.

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

50,000 visitors experience Quake City attraction

Thursday, 12 December 2013 1:39 p.m. by CantyMuseum

Quake City has welcomed its 50,000th visitor this week. The visitor was warmly greeted by Quake City’s Visitor Hosts and given a special gift to commemorate the occasion.

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Gold accreditation for Canterbury Museum

Monday, 9 December 2013 10:54 a.m. by CantyMuseum

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Travellers pick Christchurch as a destination on the rise

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 3:02 p.m. by TourismChCh

Christchurch is winning favour with users of the world’s largest travel website, who have voted the city as the number one ‘Destination on the Rise’ in the South Pacific.

Quake city gets its trams back on the rails

Quake city gets its trams back on the rails

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 9:06 a.m. by MediaRNZ

Trams’ return symbolises city recovery

Trams’ return symbolises city recovery

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 3:41 p.m. by GovtCCC

After an absence of almost three years the official return of the distinctive ding ding of tram bells to Christchurch streets is hailed as a symbol of the city’s recovery.

Christchurch Reimagined November 2013

Christchurch Reimagined November 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 8:29 a.m. by TourismChCh

 

Trust grants over $1m to five Canterbury projects

Trust grants over $1m to five Canterbury projects

Monday, 25 November 2013 11:07 a.m. by PRNews

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust has granted over $1 million to five projects that help restore some of Canterbury’s summer activities impacted by the earthquakes.

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Christchurch is Awesome video series

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:57 p.m. by BareKiwi Recommended Featured Popular

Our Central City

Our Central City

Monday, 18 November 2013 6:49 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

The Christchurch city centre is ever changing of recent times but nothing like the transformation that hits a person seeing the city for the first time since the earthquake that levelled parts of our beautiful city. Yesterday my mum saw the city centre for the first time in 4 years and her reaction was that of shock and upset at the empty space.

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Iconic Christchurch trams back on track

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:40 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The Christchurch Trams have returned to the heart of the city. Yesterday, one tram was transported from storage in Ferrymead into its city centre home at Cathedral Junction. It will be parked temporarily at Cathedral Square. More trams will move during the week. It is hoped they will be in service on Show Day (Canterbury Anniversary day) Friday 15 November.

Air New Zealand increases flights

Air New Zealand increases flights

Thursday, 7 November 2013 12:15 p.m. by travelmagazine

Air New Zealand is boosting Pacific Island routes and will operate a third season of its Auckland to Bali service.

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Canterbury Museum announces street art exhibition - Oi You

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:06 p.m. by CantyMuseum Popular

Canterbury Museum has announced its summer blockbuster exhibition, which will be the largest, and possibly most controversial, ever held at the facility. Presented in collaboration with Oi YOU! RISE, a celebration of street art, will open on Friday 20 December just in time for the summer tourist season.

Transitional cathedral acts as a unique draw-card for visitors

Transitional cathedral acts as a unique draw-card for visitors

Thursday, 15 August 2013 4:40 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

Christchurch's new Transitional ‘cardboard’ Cathedral will be a unique draw-card for visitors and an attractive new venue for conference and event organisers, say the region's tourism leaders.

Christchurch Reimagined: Dancing in Dry July

Christchurch Reimagined: Dancing in Dry July

Friday, 19 July 2013 11:20 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

New touring club launched for locals

New touring club launched for locals

Monday, 8 July 2013 3:56 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

A Christchurch couple keen to share their passion for Canterbury have set up a touring club to help other locals discover the wonders they have in their backyard.

Christchurch Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral

Christchurch Transitional (Cardboard) Cathedral

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 8:00 a.m. by ArchitectureNow Popular

Rubbernecking disaster tourism may produce backlash

Rubbernecking disaster tourism 'may produce backlash'

Monday, 24 June 2013 11:39 a.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: University of Otago

Tours of quake-hit homes not wanted

Tours of quake-hit homes not wanted

Monday, 24 June 2013 11:11 a.m. by MediaStuff

Cantabrians are OK with quake tourism in the central city, but don't want visitors looking at their damaged homes.

Rocky on a road trip to Mt Hutt

Rocky on a road trip to Mt Hutt

Thursday, 30 May 2013 4:41 p.m. by PRNews Popular

SCAPE 7 Public Art Christchurch Biennial

SCAPE 7 Public Art Christchurch Biennial

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 3:17 p.m. by SCAPE Christchurch Biennial Popular

 

OPEN KITCHEN FEATURE OF NEW CENTRAL CITY EATERY

OPEN KITCHEN FEATURE OF NEW CENTRAL CITY EATERY

Monday, 29 April 2013 10:40 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Tourism industry welcomes return of Topdeck

Tourism industry welcomes return of Topdeck

Friday, 12 April 2013 12:38 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

Convene South offers chance to promote Christchurch

Convene South offers chance to promote Christchurch

Thursday, 11 April 2013 3:22 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

 

CBD Rebuild Zone tours get green light

CBD Rebuild Zone tours get green light

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 8:55 a.m. by GovtCera Popular

CERA is pleased to announce that three operators have successfully tendered to run commercial tourism ventures inside the CBD Rebuild Zone.

Provisional attendance figures for Ellerslie

Provisional attendance figures for Ellerslie

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 2:16 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council today released a provisional figure of 44,900 people who attended the Ellerslie International Flower Show this year – very close to the number that attended in 2012.

New tourism opportunities in Rebuild Zone

New tourism opportunities in Rebuild Zone

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 2:17 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

 

Operators asked for rebuild-zone visit ideas

Operators asked for rebuild-zone visit ideas

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Earthquake tourists may soon have the chance to see Christchurch's off-limits city centre from a new perspective - on foot, on a Segway, in a tuktuk or by stretch limo.

Committee strongly supports Fanfare

Committee strongly supports Fanfare

Tuesday, 5 March 2013 5:51 p.m. by GovtCCC

The Christchurch City Council’s Community, Recreation and Culture committee this afternoon strongly supported and agreed to recommend that the Council agree to the installation and ongoing maintenance of when a suitable location is confirmed

Land for backpackers scarce and costly

Land for backpackers scarce and costly

Monday, 25 February 2013 9:18 a.m. by MediaThePress

The backpacker industry is looking to re-establish accommodation in Christchurch after being pushed out by the 2011 earthquakes but those wanting new developments say finding land is tough going.

Christchurch: Off the ropes - fighting fit

Christchurch: Off the ropes - fighting fit

Friday, 15 February 2013 10:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

When a TV network decides to make a reality show called My Job From Hell Tim Hunter will probably feature in the first episode.

Backpackers recruited for rebuild

Backpackers recruited for rebuild

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 8:11 a.m. by MediaThePress Popular

A national recruitment firm says it could be filling an extra 20 positions a week for the Christchurch rebuild if enough suitable people were available.

Tourism industry delighted by Quake City announcement

Tourism industry delighted by Quake City announcement

Monday, 17 December 2012 9:07 a.m. by CantyMuseum Recommended Popular

Canterbury Museum has today announced Christchurch’s latest earthquake attraction, much to the delight of the city’s key tourism operators.

Beck Elevens guide to quake tourists sites

Beck Eleven's guide to quake tourists sites

Saturday, 27 October 2012 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff Popular

In the philosophy of "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade",  we might as well show visitors what we've got and how Christchurch is progressing (or not) since September 2010.

Open top double-decker resumes Christchurch tours

Open top double-decker resumes Christchurch tours

Monday, 22 October 2012 3:31 p.m. by TourismChCh Popular

New Zealand’s only open top double-decker bus resumes its tours around Christchurch this week as its owners celebrate an awarding winning first year of operation.

Lonely Planet acclaim for Christchurch priceless

Lonely Planet acclaim for Christchurch priceless

Monday, 22 October 2012 3:29 p.m. by TourismChCh Featured Popular

Lonely Planet’s placement of Christchurch at number six on its list of ‘Top 10 Cities for 2013’ is being hailed as game-changing news for the city’s tourism industry.

Chch named among top cities to visit in 2013

Chch named among top cities to visit in 2013

Monday, 22 October 2012 7:04 a.m. by Media3News Popular

Lonely Planet has put Christchurch at number six on its list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2013.

Lyttelton Port stops cruise bookings

Lyttelton Port stops cruise bookings

Thursday, 18 October 2012 4:41 p.m. by Media3News Popular

Lyttelton Port Co will not be taking bookings for the majority of cruise vessels in the 2013/2014 season.

Tourists find much to like in city

Tourists find 'much to like' in city

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:40 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

London symposium Presentation

London symposium Presentation

Monday, 8 October 2012 2:21 p.m. by GovtCCDU Featured Popular

Attached is the CERA / CCDU PowerPoint presentation from the London symposium that Warwick Isaacs, James Hay and Alison O’Connell spoke at. This is only the visuals, without the context of the speakers on each subject but there are some key facts to take away from this. 

Christchurch uses rebuild to get money from cruise liners

Christchurch uses rebuild to get money from cruise liners

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 8:28 p.m. by Media3News Popular

With another record-breaking cruise ship season about to get underway, tourism heavyweights are urging lift their game

Young Canterbury entrepreneur wins tourism award

Young Canterbury entrepreneur wins tourism award

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 7:39 p.m. by PRNews

 

Report analyses visitor support during Chch earthquake

Report analyses visitor support during Chch earthquake

Friday, 28 September 2012 9:47 a.m. by PRNews Popular

A new report released today analyses how thousands of visitors were supported following the 22 February Christchurch earthquake.

Campaign aims to change travellers perceptions of Christchurch

Campaign aims to change travellers' perceptions of Christchurch

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:03 a.m. by TourismChCh Popular

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Visiting Christchurch After the Earthquakes

Visiting Christchurch After the Earthquakes

Sunday, 2 September 2012 8:55 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

 

Blueprint for Christchurch plan unveiled to Australia

Blueprint for Christchurch plan unveiled to Australia

Saturday, 25 August 2012 10:25 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

 

Kick-starting tourisms limbo land

Kick-starting tourism's limbo land

Friday, 24 August 2012 10:48 p.m. by MediaStuff

 

Australia updates Chch travel warning

Australia updates Chch travel warning

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 1:15 p.m. by Media3News Popular