The Christchurch City Council’s Civic and International Relations Team works with overseas cities to build relationships between their residents, communities and business leaders.

Their role includes:

  • Developing and maintaining relations locally, nationally and internationally for cultural, social, environmental and economic benefit to Christchurch;
  • Providing introductions and itineraries for visiting delegations to and from Christchurch. To learn more about visiting delegations;
  • Providing support to our Christchurch Sister City Committees;
  • Delivering civic events, such as ANZAC Day and Citizenship Ceremonies;
  • Delivering the 22 February Commemorative events;
  • Delivering Royal events;
  • Playing a lead role in the city's Antarctic business and affairs; and
  • Providing protocol advice.