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Project updated: 04/11/2017

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre

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Te Pae will be a world class conventions and exhibitions facility supported by accommodation, retail, hospitality and public transport. In a competitive environment where convention centres around the world are expanding their capacity to accommodate larger events, Te Pae will be a boutique facility, set in a well organised and compact, regenerating city. 

Te Pae (pronounced te pie) references a gathering place in Te Reo.



Christchurch lacks appropriate convention facilities which limits the city's tourism potential, economic activity and diversity. The city's share of New Zealand's 'business event' market has dropped from >20% pre-quake to less than 10% now. As a result, ChristchurchNZ estimates we are currently missing out on more than $90m of direct economic investment every year. This new facility is significantly larger than the former convention centre and will be able to accommodate two or more simultaneous events.


Ōtākaro is responsible for the design and construction of the Te Pae. It will also work with parties interested in development opportunities for the wider precinct. 


Construction of Te Pae is scheduled to be completed in early 2020, with events to be hosted from late 2020.

For booking information please email info@tepae.co.nz

  • The first concrete for the foundation of the Convention Centre was poured in November 2017 .
  • The largest lift of the project, a 50 tonne steel truss, was carried out in June 2018. 
Who else is involved?
  • CPB Contractors Limited has been appointed as the Main Contractor.
  • Te Pae has been designed by Woods Bagot in conjunction with Warren and Mahoney.

Te Pae is being funded by the Crown.


Ngāi Tahu Grand Narrative

This Grand Narrative (10M file) documents the Ngāi Tahu values, customs and traditions relevant to Te Pae.

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  • Details

    The Christchurch Convention Centre will have capacity to host up to 2000 delegates for a variety of national and international events, with

    • a 1400-delegate auditorium 
    • a 3600m2 exhibition hall 
    • 1600m2 meeting rooms 
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