Christchurch - The Garden City
- Business Information
GDP per Capita:
meat, wood and wood products, fish, machinery.
Major Foreign Exchange Counters:
||Western Union and
||Mining, industrial and
transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel.
||Machinery and equipment,
vehicles and aircraft, petroleum, electronics, textiles, plastics.
The primary products like vegetables, specialist horticultural produce,
grains, grapes, meat, dairy products, wool, aquaculture and timber, are the
mainstay of economy of Christchurch. The food processing industry is also on
an all time high in Christchurch. Apart from this other industries such as
tourism, light industrial engineering, manufacturing, software development
and electronics are also flourishing in the Garden city of New Zealand.
The city of Christchurch is equipped with skilled and educated workforce.
The strong research and development base makes the city's economy even more
powerful. Christchurch also has a well developed infrastructural support.
The city has an international airport, deep harbor port, radial road and
other rail links make. Christchurch serves as the gateway to South Island.
The city with its pro investment policies attracts investors from all over
the world. The city also attracts a large number of tourists from all over
the world. The city's beautiful landscapes and heritage sites gives the
tourism industry a boost. The city also has a variety of sports and
entertainment centre and world-class convention centres.
Major Business Centers
Christchurch Convention Centre:
The Christchurch Convention Centre is New Zealand's largest convention
venue. The center is located in Christchurch's Central business district.
The venue houses a spacious pillarless hall covering an area of 1,864 square
meters that can be further divided into two or three smaller halls. The
convention centre also has seven breakout rooms, a business centre, board
room and bar. The Christchurch Convention Centre hosts a variety of events
The events range from conventions and exhibitions to gala dinners and
smaller meetings. The Christchurch Convention centre has an edge over other
convention center because of the presence of a air bridge link to the
Christchurch Town Hall for Performing Arts. The venue s a hunting ground for
organizers who want to organize their dream event. The convention center is
easily accessible from the city's international airport and various city
hotels are also within its reach.
The venue also houses the Logan Campbell Centre which hosts events like
rock concerts, themed functions, weddings to corporate dinners. The venue
also has smaller Seminar and Function Rooms.
Christchurch Town Hall for performing Arts:
The Christchurch Town Hall for Performing Arts is one of New Zealands
premier performance venues. The hall is situated in the center of the city
of Christchurch, on the banks of the river Avon. The venue has a seat
Auditorium and a James Hay Theatre. The Auditorium and the theatre have
around 3500 seats. The hall also houses a restaurant, several functional
rooms, green rooms and technical rooms. The Christchurch Town hall for
performing arts has witnessed performances of several renowned artistes and
cultural groups from all over the world. The Christchurch Town hall for
performing arts is connected to a hotel and the Christchurch Convention
centre through the air link bridge. The venue is apt for various cultural
events and occasions. The venue is located at a fifteen minute drive from
the Christchurch International Airport. The venue also is within reach to
city's famous hotels and tourist spots.
The Westpac Arena came into existence in the year 1998 and it is regarded
as one of New Zealand's largest purpose-built indoor sports and
entertainment venues. The venue has hosted several international sporting
events, artists, exhibitions and gala dinners. Westpac Arena occupies a
space of 4,000 square metres and additional space is available in
Back-of-House and concourse areas. The venue space is flexible, and can be
changed according to the requirements. The venue also has a large parking
space to accommodate almost 3500 cars. Apart from hosting the sports events
this multi-purpose arena also has a gala event capacity of up to 2,500. The
venue is apt for events with variety of themes. The venue also has a
expertise in serving some of New Zealand's most special food. The Arena is
only a few meters away from the city center and is easily reached from all
common modes of transport.
Christchurch Business Centers:
The Christchurch Business Center is a important business destination in
Christchurch. The business center houses numerous offices of national and
international corporations. Each office is air conditioned and can be
completely furnished if desired. The business centers with the facilities
like Telephone internet access and Permanent car parking, has become the hot
choice for businessmen in Christchurch. The Center is located at 199 - 201
Cashel Street in the Christchurch Business District. The Christchurch
Business Centre was established in 1988.