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Nov 24

Asia Pacific Bowls Championships

The event is staged at Bowls Papanui (181 Condell Avenue) and Burnside Bowling Club (330 Avonhead Road).

Section play will be at both clubs and all post section play and finals will be at Burnside.

This event is a qualifier for  the World Bowls championships which will be in Christchurch from 29 November to 11 December 2016.

Aug 15

Go Green Expo Christchurch

NZ's Largest Organic, Sustainability & Green Living Expo

Everything you need for better living - Discover exciting new choices at NZ’s largest organic and sustainable living show!

Learn, try and buy from selected, genuine eco-brands from start ups to thriving NZ businesses

What is the Go Green Expo?

New Zealand's Largest Organic, Sustainability Green and Better Living Expo


Aug 01

New Zealand Grand National Racing Carnival

The Grand National Carnival highlights top class racing featuring the spectacular jumpers as Riccarton Park hosts:

  • EstarOnline Winter Cup, Saturday August 1st
  • Hospitality NZ - Canterbury Grand National Hurdles, Wednesday August 5th 
  • Racecourse Hotel & Motor Lodge New Zealand Grand National Steeplechase, Saturday August 8th

Plenty of non-racing activities plus free competitions.

Winter racing at its best!

Jul 18


Entertain your kids these winter school holidays with KidsFest. With hundreds of cool events, there’s plenty of fun stuff to keep the kids amused. Running since 1992, with events in Christchurch, central Canterbury, Banks Peninsula, Waimakariri and Selwyn Districts, KidsFest will be back in 2015 from Saturday 4 July to Saturday 18 July.

Make sure to ‘like’ KidsFest on Facebook to keep up with the latest updates and news.

KidsFest is proudly produced by the Christchurch City Council for the KidsFest Charitable Trust.

Jun 13

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Kaleidoscope Colours

Benjamin Northey Chief Conductor
Ariana Tikao Taonga Puoro

Lissa Meridan A quiet Fury
Philip Brownlee/Dr Richard Nunns Concerto for Taonga Puoro, World Premiere
Peter Sculthorpe Sun Music III 
Béla Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin op.19

In what promises to be a landmark performance for the CSO and New Zealand composition, Ariana Tikao will be premiering a concerto for Taonga puoro (traditional Māori instruments) and orchestra composed by Philip Brownlee in collaboration with renowned Taonga puoro expert, Dr Richard Nunns. Commissioned by the CSO with funding from Creative New Zealand, this will be the first time Taonga puoro are featured in a solo concerto role with symphony orchestra. 

Ranging from delicate and subtle in sound and texture to assertive, percussive and strident, considerable work has been undertaken by Dr Richard Nunns, Brian Flintoff and the late Hirini Melbourne towards gaining a greater understanding of the role Taonga puoro played in aspects of Māori culture. 

Lissa Meridan is a New Zealand composer currently based in Paris. During 2007, she found herself taking a number of field recordings of the street noise of Paris. These recordings form the basis for A Quiet Fury, a composition for orchestra and live electronics that capture the various energies of the ambient noise of this city. 

Sun Music III 
by Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe demonstrates his fascination with Balinese culture. The music is infused with sounds inspired by gamelan shadow-play songs.

May 31

Christchurch Airport Marathon

Inspired by the 1974 Commonwealth Games marathon, the Christchurch Airport Marathon event is renowned as one of the fastest courses in the world. But it is also one of the most scenic and supportive. With a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & Kids' Mara'Fun, there is something for everyone.But don’t take our word for it... Try it for Yourself!

May 30

FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015

30 May - 20 June

The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup will be the twentieth edition of the U-20 World Cup since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The competition will take place for the first time in New Zealand,[1] the third time in Oceanian soil after Australia staged the 1981 and 1993 editions. A total of 52 matches will be played in seven host cities.

Apr 24

Anastacia Resurrection Tour

Touring New Zealand for the first time, international pop superstar, ANASTACIA will reward her patient New Zealand fans with the chance to finally see her performing her pop hits and songs from a brand new Resurrection album.

ANASTACIA burst onto the world stage in 2000 with the release of her massive debut album Not That Kind driven by the smash hit I’m Outta Love’, the best-selling song that year. Now with 30 million albums sold and a string of worldwide hits including I’m Outta Love, Paid My Dues, Left Outside Alone and Pieces of A Dream, ANASTACIA has become a global pop music icon. Her golden, unique, instantly recognizable voice that is far bigger than her diminutive stature, and a steely resolve that has seen her overcome hardship and life-threatening illness, have won ANASTACIA a legion of fans worldwide, attracted to her sublime talents and inspirational story as one of modern music’s great survivors.

Apr 18

MEDANZ Roots & Branches Show 2015

The Middle Eastern Dance Association of NZ’s 2015 Roots and Branches Festival offers dance and drum workshops, theatre and casual performances, social activities, teachers workshops, and a Sunday Bazaar & Open Stage at St Andrews College in Papanui, Christchurch, 17-19 April 2015.  All dancers, as well as the general public, are welcome.

This years splendid Roots and Branches themed Festival show is directed by the divine Pip-E-Lysaah and produced by Aaralyn of Tribal Diva. Join us on a journey through the many and varied influences on belly dance through the ages. Featuring performances from our special guests and selected New Zealand belly dancers, this is a spectacle not to be missed, canvassing the full spectrum of belly dance, from the glitz and glam of Egyptian cabaret, to the darker side of Tribal Fusion, and the spice and grace of Indian, Asian and ballet influences on this ancient dance form.

Our very special international guest performers have come all the way from Adelaide and Brisbane to dance for us. We are thrilled to welcome the mesmerising Evangeline Feary, Director of Cinnabar Red Dance Collective and professional performance troupe Ruby Dhatura, and the delightful Nerissa, Co-Director, Teacher and Performer at the Queensland Bellydance Academy.

Apr 17

Rumble in the Rubble 2015

Rumble in the Rubble is a Christchurch City open-air boxing fight night event held in Cathedral Square on Friday 17th April.

Contenders are from 16 different companies, who are all contributing to the Christchurch rebuild. On fight night they will be coming straight off of the construction site, trading their hammers for gloves and putting their bodies on the line for Rumble in the Rubble!

Cathedral Square will be setup for the night, with scaffolding, scissorlifts, and a raw street level atmosphere.

Apr 11

Celebration of Light Festival

Science Alive and CPIT present a week long festival celebrating the UNESCO Year of Light and Light Technologies.

From April 11th - 17th at CPIT Madras Street Campus

  • 30 Hands-on Light Based Science Exhibits
  • Live Science Shows presented by Dr Graham Walker 'Bright Ideas'
  • Workshops for Children ages 5 -12 years old
  • 3 Day Workshop for Year 11 and 12 Students 'Light it Up'
  • Family Stardome Sessions
  • Photo Exhibition
  • Live Webcast to Rochester Science Centre and Museum, New York, USA
Mar 21

Christchurch Holi – Indian Festival of Colours

Christchurch Holi is back in 2015 - bringing life, colour and fun to the central city.

This year Holi is all about celebrating the people of Christchurch. Indian-fusion performances will showcase the many different cultures in our community, joining together for one big party.

Holi is a day to forget your worries and connect with family and friends. Throw colours and dance to music from DJs Tronic Insurgence and DJ AJ. Enjoy traditional Indian games, cultural performances and festive Holi delicacies.

Dec 31


SummerTimes is back and packed full of fun events to relax outdoors and enjoy the summer months.

Take your family and friends and enjoy some local theatre at Riccarton Bush with the cheeky and charming story of Peter Pan, have fun at the beach at Streets Kite Day or make the most of a family day out at Streets Children’s Day.

Pack a picnic and enjoy some local bands at Ingham Lazy Sundays or music from the movies at Sparks.

SummerTimes is full of many great events around the city, so check out for more info. Don't forget to 'like' us on facebook too!



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