Category Archives: Events and entertainment

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Ōtautahi 2025 Challenge

What will Christchurch be like in 2025? Do you have ideas of how to make Christchurch better?

Find solutions to some of Christchurch’s biggest problems with the Ōtautahi 2025 Challenge.

The Ōtautahi 2025 Challenge is a two day event in partnership with the Christchurch City Mission and the YMCA for students to brainstorm and develop future-focused concepts guided by mentors, industry experts, and business experts.

With prizes, a breadth of experience and a challenging way to boost your enterprise skills, this event is for you!

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Addington Cup Day Alcohol Ban

With Christchurch’s Cup and Show Week nearly underway.  We’ve got some advice for those thinking about going.

What you need to know

Addington Raceway and Riccarton Park are the country’s biggest week in horse racing.

More than 20,000 people are expected to pour through the gates at Addington next Tuesday to watch the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup.

Tickets are available online and at the gate for both Addington and Riccarton.

Transport

Take a taxi or hop on a bus, or arrange to be dropped off nearby. Addington also offers a free bus service to the city from 5.30pm on Cup Day.

To plan your route and reduce travel delays, go to Transport for Christchurch>

For more information about bus services, visit metro info>

Alcohol ban areas on Cup Days

The Addington alcohol ban from 9am to 10pm on the day of the New Zealand Trotting Cup covers the area bounded by Lincoln Road, Moorhouse Avenue, Blenheim Road, Matipo Street and Wrights Road.

The Riccarton alcohol ban from 7am to midnight on the day of the NZ Cup covers the area bounded by Yaldhurst Road, Middlepark Road, Epsom Road, Main South Road, Racecourse Road, Buchanans Road, Carmen Road and Masham Road.

If you’re thinking of hosting..

Make sure you register at GoodOne>

City Promenade $10,000 Scavenger Hunt

Otakaro is celebrating the completion of the City Promenade on Sun 25 November.

Walk, bike or trike the City Promenade anytime between 10am and 4pm.  Hunt out the answers to 10 simple questions, and go in the draw to win $10,000 worth of prizes, including a $5,000 Discover Travel voucher!

Along the new riverside walkway you’ll find entertainment, eel feeding, free face painting, food and drink and spot prizes.

The official opening will be held outside the Pegasus Arms in Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct at 10am.

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