Business Update

Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre just over a year from completion

Rau Paenga expects to have construction of Christchurch’s Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre completed in July 2025.

Seequent launches free web app to help combat global shortage of earth scientists

Two of Christchurch’s biggest global tech success stories have combined to launch a world-first software.

What the EU/NZ FTA means for Canterbury

New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union will come into force on 1 May. So what does this mean for Canterbury businesses?

Conferences generate off-peak benefits for Christchurch

With Christchurch set to host a series of high-profile international conferences back-to-back, May is shaping up to be high-paced for many local businesses in what is traditionally a quiet, off-peak tourism month.

New winter travel campaign for Canterbury

The Canterbury region is preparing for its most lucrative winter travel period in a decade with local businesses anticipating a bumper ski season and high demand across the school holidays.

Christchurch Airport interim dividend over-delivers for the city

Christchurch Airport has released a half-year result which will deliver to the city a higher interim dividend than forecast, from a total operating revenue of $115.5m for the six months to 31 December 2023.

Tait Communications acquires Australian manufacturer RFI Technology Solutions

Tait Communications has acquired RFI Technology Solutions, a global leader in manufacturing and integrating high-performance coverage enhancement solutions for radio and cellular networks.

Significant milestone for Canterbury aerospace industry

Business Canterbury congratulates the Tāwhaki Joint Venture on opening its National Aerospace Centre and new runway at Kaitorete today, marking a significant milestone in Canterbury’s aerospace and technology sectors.

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre honoured with public architecture award

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has been acknowledged with a Public Architecture award at the 2023 New Zealand Architecture Awards. Te Pae was funded by the Crown and delivered by the Government infrastructure delivery company, Rau Paenga (formerly Ōtākaro Limited).