Christchurch – City of Opportunity

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Come On Over

Cantabrians warmly welcome people from every corner of the globe who are making the region their home and supporting the rebuild, with ‘expats’ rating it as the 6th best place in the world to live.

Our city is not only attracting a record number of migrants, but also global sporting events. In 2015 the ICC Cricket World Cup (including the global opening event and the tournament’s opening match at Hagley Oval) and the FIFA U-20 World Cup will both attract an audience in excess of one billion viewers.

Lowest Unemployment Rate In Australasia

With the lowest unemployment rate in Australasia, and strong demand for both skilled and unskilled workers continuing, confidence in Christchurch’s economy is at an all-time high.


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Canterbury Offers A Lifestyle To Suit You

Adventure seekers, café dwellers and those looking to embrace life in one of the most beautiful regions in New Zealand, are spoilt for choice in Canterbury.

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Its geographic position makes Christchurch a natural gateway to the South Island. With its international airport and expanding seaport it is easy to access. From here it’s less than a two-hour drive to popular destinations such as Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura and Akaroa, and just a hop, skip and a jump away from world-class ski-fields, famous lakes, vineyards and national parks such as Aoraki/Mount Cook.

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If you prefer the city life – you won’t be disappointed. There are a number of thriving suburban centres offering great cafés, retail therapy and entertainment – including local designers and boutiques.

High Quality Education

christchurch new zealand explore the outdoorsChristchurch has a reputation for providing high quality education with some of New Zealand’s most renowned public and private schools and tertiary institutions including two universities, University of Canterbury and Lincoln University.

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