Key city entities with international interests – spanning organisations, centres of higher learning and volunteer groups – have developed a shared plan for how Ōtautahi-Christchurch engages with the world for the benefit of our residents and other cities.
The city’s key entities with international interests – spanning organisations, centres of higher learning, and volunteer groups – have developed a shared plan for the way Ōtautahi-Christchurch will engage with the world, for the benefit of our residents and those of other cities.
It is the most collaborative city-wide international relations plan of its kind in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Ōtautahi-Christchurch is a city that explores opportunity at every level. We are open to new ideas, new people and new ways of doing things. We are a city where anything is possible.
We will engage with our region, nation and the world to enhance wellbeing in Ōtautahi Christchurch and grow an internationally relevant city. Our international work will be cohesive, proactive, targeted and responsible.
Ngāi Tūāhuriri are mana whenua – the indigenous people of Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Our international engagement will be built on the valuable strategic partnership between Ngāi Tahu and the City Council.
|Targeted||Cohesive and proactive||Responsible|
Being targeted will allow us to be more selective with the opportunities we pursue, allowing our combined investment and activity to have greater impact.
We have defined three types of targeted international partnership to focus our effort and resources.
Coordinate, connect, consolidate, communicate:
Representation and advocacy:
Including Christchurch Foundation, Christchurch International Airport, Lyttelton Port Company, Asia New Zealand Foundation and Development Christchurch.