Est. Population: 650,000 | Christchurch City Est. Population: 400,000
From Christchurch City, New Zealand’s second largest city, to the beautiful Akaroa harbour, Hamner Springs thermal resort, the Mackenzie Country with high country farms, Aoraki Mount Cook, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, and Fairly, the Canterbury region is spectacular.
The main cities and towns include Christchurch, Rolleston, Ashburton, and Timaru. The main industries that drive the employment across the region include construction, healthcare and social assistance, manufacturing, professional, scientific and technical, agriculture, farming (including sheep, beef and dairy cattle, and exports), and technology and aerospace. Virtually every industry is represented across the region.
The whole region has much to offer. Often skilled migrants overlook South Island locations, but a dry climate and great summers make this region worth exploring.
A great family destination, there is much to do from the thermal resorts to snow skiing, exploring the beautiful high-country regions, and much more.Like any international city, Christchurch has great facilities including educational and healthcare facilities, is clean with good nightlife, cuisine, beaches mountains, rivers, nd lakes.
The regions of Canterbury will appeal to those looking for strong, friendly communities which are particularly family friendly. Most candidates moving to this region tend to stay which is a good indicator of living standards.