Civic and international relations


Sister Cities Programme

We work closely with other cities around the world to build links between communities, organisations and business.

Sister Cities events

The Sister Cities Committees in Christchurch have exciting activities on throughout the year.

Antarctic Relations

Christchurch is one of five official gateways to Antarctica. Our connection with Antarctica enriches the scientific, cultural and economic base of the city.

Visiting delegations

The Christchurch City Council provide support to trade, business, educational, sporting and cultural delegations.

Educational links

There are more than 160 schools in Christchurch, many of them with international relationships.

Our Civic and International Relations Team

Works with overseas cities to build relationships between their residents, communities and business leaders.