Civic and international relations

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

Sister cities

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

Antarctic Relations

Christchurch is one of five official gateways to Antarctica. This connection enriches our city's scientific, cultural and economic base.

Earthquake apology

Apology – Christchurch 22 February 2011 Earthquake

Christchurch: A Peace City

Christchurch's connection to the peace movement was instrumental in the city becoming New Zealand's first Peace City in 2002.