Local baked goods on major airlines

Travellers can enjoy OFBC’s baked goods on Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar’s inflight menus, and the NZ PM recently opened a new $10m production facility that is sending tastebuds sky high! The rise and rise of Christchurch baked goods manufacturer, Original Foods Baking Co. The sweet scent of Kiwi ingenuity, resilience and […]

Christchurch Art Gallery : rooftop ‘Quasi’

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery’s latest outdoor installation. Quasi, a five-metre-tall sculpture of the artist’s hand and facial features, has been unveiled today on the Gallery’s rooftop, next to Gloucester Street. Van Hout’s highly visible work is a continuation of the Gallery’s Outer […]

New Culinary Serving in Christchurch

Continental Dishes Up Culinary Innovation Two well-known hospitality brands have teamed up in what might be termed ‘a meeting of minds’ to launch a cuisine ethos that benefits both diners and planet, in a re-opening Christchurch restaurant. A signature Heritage Raw Breakfast Bar is one of the innovative options available from this week to inner […]

Singapore Airlines upgrades Christchurch daily services

Singapore Airlines upgrades Christchurch daily services – Singapore Airlines is delighted to announce that its daily service from Christchurch to Singapore will be operated by a refitted 777-200ER from 9 February 2014. The upgraded seats and cabin interiors form part of NZ$94.4 million investment programme to provide customers with additional space and comfort as well […]

$39 Night Rider – Auckland / Christchurch

This service currently offers every seat on the last flight of the day between Auckland and Wellington at a ludicrously low price, and is now extending to include the last flight of the day between Auckland and Christchurch. The Night Rider flights will depart from Auckland and Christchurch, Thursday – Monday, both at 9.30pm. $39 […]

Spring is in the air for Christchurch

Spring is in the air for Christchurch, with the opening of four central city hotels boosting accommodation capacity by 25 per cent. Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT) chief executive Tim Hunter says the hotel openings signal big progress for the region’s tourism sector. “This month marks an exciting milestone in our goal to bring business, […]

Heritage Christchurch reopens

Heritage Christchurch opened its Old Government Building (OGB) doors on 1 August with a ‘soft opening,’ as the century old iconic building sparked to life again. The enthusiastic hotel opening host team includes some familiar faces and some new ones too, all with huge smiles at the prospect of working in this much admired, stunning […]

First Guests Check in to Novotel Christchurch

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square opened its doors today (Monday 19 August), becoming the newest city centre hotel and Accor’s second property to reopen since the February 2011 earthquake. Visiting Christchurch for the second time after falling in love with New Zealand on honeymoon last February, Pietro and Ilaria Torresin (Peter and Hilary) from Verona in […]

Singapore Airlines supplementary service to Chch

Singapore Airlines will add two extra flights a week to Christchurch from 9 December 2013 to 16 January 2014, to cater to the strong demand for travel to the South Island over the busy summer holidays. During the period, Singapore Airlines will operate an additional 10 flights connecting the airline’s global network to Christchurch. The […]

Christchurch – transitional cathedral a hit

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. After nearly two years of planning and construction Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral, designed by renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, has opened its doors to the public. A Diocesan Dedication […]