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Living in Christchurch

Living in Christchurch

About Christchurch

For the new Tait employee coming to work in Tait's Christchurch offices, we want to make getting to know Christchurch as easy for you as we can.

Christchurch is a city that lets you dictate the pace to suit your life - be it relaxing or action packed.

With a population of 400,000, the city offers a wide range of great attractions:

  • picturesque parks
  • stunning gardens such as Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens
  • a vibrant cultural scene with a strong arts focus
  • a bustling nightlife
  • thriving cafés and bars
  • a number of wineries in surrounding areas.

Christchurch - a city full of activities

Christchurch's natural surroundings providing unspoilt playgrounds for a range of recreational activities. Just minutes from the city you can enjoy a round of golf on one of a number of quality courses, or sprawling beaches offer the perfect destination to relax in the sand or play amongst the waves.

The Port Hills are an ideal place to get close to nature. Towering on the outskirts of the city, the hills are a favourite among mountain bikers, walkers and those who appreciate the area's captivating scenery. A number of ski fields are also within easy reach by car across the Canterbury Plains.

Christchurch's climate is the envy of many, delivering the best to suit the season - balmy in summer and cool in winter - perfect for those alpine activities.

All levels of education are well catered for, with an excellent selection of educational facilities, including The University of Canterbury.

More Information

Visit these websites for more information about living in Christchurch.


Christchurch has one of the best selections of some of the finest educational facilities in the country, from primary to university level.


New Zealand motorists can choose from a comprehensive selection of vehicles - both new and used. With a high number of Japanese imports on our shores, finding something to suit your needs is both easy and affordable.


Christchurch offers some of the most affordable housing in New Zealand. There are a range of options available to suit your particular circumstances and tastes, and the links below provide an insight as to what you can expect.


This site will give you an indication of what you can expect to pay for basic grocery items in New Zealand.

Benefits and opportunities at Tait

New Zealand Benefits

We offer a range of employee benefits, including medical insurance, profit sharing, and relocation support.

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