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 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.

Earthquake apology

Apology – Christchurch 22 February 2011 Earthquake