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Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city of good times, where people come together and have a little fun. We celebrate the arts, world-class sporting heroes, innovative business and diverse communities; the calendar is always full and we wouldn't have it any other way. 

Doc Edge

19 - 30 June


Doc Edge

The Doc Edge Festival 2024 is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch featuring a stunning and provocative line-up of 43 features, 23 shorts and 28 immersive projects. The 19th edition of this Oscar® qualifying international documentary festival finds its home in Christchurch where the city will come alive with screenings, an Awards Ceremony, Immersive Exhibition, Schools Programme, Live Events, Industry Forum, Pitching Competition, Market and Networking Opportunities. At various venues from 19-30 June, we can't wait!

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Tirama Mai Lights

21 - 30 June


Tīrama Mai

Tīrama Mai - powered by Orion and Connetics, Ōtautahi Christchurch's cultural festival celebrating Puaka-Matariki is back in 2024! Bringing together an array of artistic lighting and cultural displays, including performances and storytelling - you don't want to miss this.

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Innovation Expo Stage

23 - 28 September


Innovate Ōtautahi

Come and join us here in Ōtautahi Christchurch where the city will be buzzing with business, startups, aerospacers and tech talent. The city will host three epic innovation-focused events that will challenge you, make you think differently and offer you the opportunity to help build a better future.

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Fast Five Goal Shoot
Credit: Credit - Michael Bradley Photography

9 - 10 November


FAST5 Netball World Series

FAST5 is netball like you’ve never seen before, including five players a side, shorter quarters, power plays and super shots. Showcasing the vibrant nature of FAST5 for both players and spectators, Christchurch has provided the perfect atmosphere with plans already under way for further fun and innovation this year! The FAST5 Netball World Series features the world’s best, with teams like Australia, England, Jamaica, New Zealand and South Africa having played in the past events with a men’s competition featured across an action packed weekend.

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Tall Blacks

25 November


Tall Blacks vs Chinese Taipei

We are excited the Tall Blacks are heading to Ōtautahi Christchurch for a FIBA 2025 Asia Cup Qualifier at Wolfbrook Arena. After several strong performances during the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup, and in a year with the 2024 Olympics, the Tall Blacks will return home in November 2024 to continue their qualification journey for the FIBA 2025 Asia Cup.

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BLACKCAPS Cricket Team

28 November - 2 December


BLACKCAPS v England Test Match

Ōtautahi Christchurch will be hosting the first Test match this summer between the BLACKCAPS and England! The Test will be played from Thursday 28 November – Monday 2 December 2024 at Hagley Oval! Info about tickets for the New Zealand Cricket International Home Summer will be released in due course.

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New Zealand Squash Open

4 - 9 March 2025


2025 New Zealand Squash Open

The iconic Isaac Theatre Royal is set to play host to the world’s best squash athletes, with the venue secured for the 2025 New Zealand Squash Open in Ōtautahi, Christchurch. The theatre, which was built in 1908, will be decked out with a glass court on stage, allowing fans a spectacular view as the event is contested from March 4th to 9th, 2025. The location will be especially significant for Paul Coll who grew up in Greymouth and went to school in Christchurch. We are really looking forward to the Open coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch next year!

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