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Christchurch: The Garden City

Population: 396,882 est. 2019  

Christchurch is the largest populated area of the Canterbury region and is a thriving and growing city situated on the east coast of the South Island. It is known for its abundance of beautiful gardens. The city is New Zealand’s second largest and is a gateway to New Zealand’s South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.

The wider Canterbury region, like many other parts of New Zealand, boasts the kind of scenery seen only on postcards. Aside from the full range of entertainment facilities found in most cities, the Canterbury region has everything from salmon and trout fishing, to mountain climbing, snow skiing. Lakes, world-class walks, heritage trails, jet boating, camping, beaches, rivers, and, within two hours from Christchurch, the famous “Hamner Springs” thermal hot pool resort.

The Canterbury region is one of New Zealand’s richest farming regions with literally hundreds of miles of green wide open spaces with breathtaking mountainous backdrops. Whether you are an adventure seeker, family, or city dweller, Christchurch holds something for everyone.

The region is going through an unprecedented economic boom. In September 2010, Christchurch City and the surrounding Canterbury region were hit by a large earthquake. The area had never previously experienced significant earthquakes in modern times. The future looks extremely bright for Christchurch. Some NZD$40 billion is being spent in Canterbury with the rebuild near complete. The investment poured into this area is massive. Employment opportunities are abundant for many of you both in Christchurch city and in the surrounding areas.

We have roles we can introduce candidates to in our second largest city.

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