Quest in Christchurch reopens

Pressure is easing on Christchurch’s squeezed accommodation sector, with Quest Serviced Apartments welcoming back guests after a $20 million repair and refit. The eight-storey Quest complex located in Cathedral Junction, right in the heart of the CBD, suffered just cosmetic damage in the February 2011 earthquakes, but was forced to close because it was inside […]

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square re-opens 19 August

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square will re-open its doors on Monday 19 August, in a significant boost to the city’s tourism industry. The hotel’s re-opening not only opens up crucial tourism infrastructure but it will also play a key role in the revival of Cathedral Square, following the removal of the Red Zone cordon around the […]

Christchurch’s Cathedral Square Re-opens

Christchurch’s prominent and much-loved Cathedral Square is set to re-open tomorrow as it is officially released from the rebuild cordon, marking a significant step forward in the recovery of the city. On Saturday 6 July, Christchurch City Council will launch the Transitional Square project, which will see the Square transformed with vibrant art installations, new […]

Open kitchen a feature of restaurant

Guests at Christchurch’s newest central city restaurant and bar will get to see one of the country’s top young chefs in action when it opens its doors this Wednesday, 1 May. The open kitchen at the Straits Cafe and Junction Bar at the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch will allow diners to watch executive chef Mat Jones […]

Topdeck returns to Christchurch

Christchurch’s tourism industry is welcoming the news that tour bus company Topdeck is re-introducing Christchurch into its national itineraries. “It will be great to have more young people visiting the city so we’re really looking for- ward to welcoming Topdeck back and giving their groups a taste of what an exciting and innovative city Christchurch […]

Captivating Canterbury

What a beautiful time of year to be visiting the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. My journey so far has taken me from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo, with stop offs in Geraldine, Temuka, Timaru and more. I’ve had an absolute ball meeting some wonderful people and seeing such a diverse range of sights. […]