Christchurch City is located on the east of New Zealand’s South Island. Neighbouring territorial authorities are the Waimakariri, Selwyn and Banks Peninsula districts.
Christchurch has the second largest population of all New Zealand territorial authorities after Auckland and is the largest urban centre in the South Island.
Christchurch City has a land area of 45,240 hectares.
Christchurch has a mild climate. The beautiful New Brighton and Sumner beaches are a very popular way to cool off and relax over the summer, while winter sees Cantabrians heading to the hills to enjoy some of the great ski fields!
Summer in New Zealand runs from December through February and winter from June through August.
·Mean Daily Maximum: Jan 22.5°C, July 11.3°C
.Mean Daily Minimum: Jan 12.2°C, July 1.7°C
Christchurch is a great city to do business in. The Canterbury Development Corporation promotes economic development and sustainable employment in the Christchurch and Canterbury.