Christchurch experienced a sequence of large earthquakes during 2010 & 2011. Most of the damaged buildings have either been removed or made safe and the city has commenced a significant rebuild process.
The Christchurch International Airport is open and fully operational, most shopping malls including Re-Start Cashel Mall in the city, are all open and there is plenty of commercial accommodation available in the city and region.
The majority of our major visitor attractions and activities are open and welcoming visitors.
For the latest updates on the region visit www.christchurchnz.com
Plan unveiled for the Rebuild of the CBD
The blueprint released by the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU) outlines a bold plan to significantly shrink the size of the CBD by designating two strips of land - one in the east of the city and one in the south - as open spaces.
These open spaces, along with the Avon River, which will be widened in stretches and developed into a riverside park, will serve to frame the new CBD, ensuring that all new development is concentrated within a tight geographic area.