Latest update 06/11/2018

First year of Te Pae construction completed

November 2018
One year on from the first concrete being poured for Te Pae, Christchurch’s new convention and exhibition centre is taking shape.

Latest update 14/08/2018

Take a virtual tour around Te Pae

August 2018
A virtual tour around the outside of Te Pae is now available to assist with the international marketing of the convention centre.

Latest update 30/05/2018

Christchurch Convention Centre name unveiled at MEETINGS 2018

May 2018
Te Pae has been selected as the official name for the Christchurch Convention Centre opening in 2020.

Latest update 29/05/2018

Heaviest lift of Christchurch Convention Centre construction completed

May 2018
The heaviest crane lift to be undertaken as part of the Christchurch Convention Centre’s construction has been carried out today.

Latest update 24/04/2018

Christchurch Convention Centre ready for operator

April 2018
With construction of the Christchurch Convention Centre on track for completion early in 2020, Ōtākaro Limited is looking to partner with an experienced venue operator to run this world-class facility

Latest update 05/12/2017

Huge comic strip on Convention Centre site

113 metre long comic strip brings elements of Christchurch's past and future to life.

Latest update 04/11/2017

Christchurch Convention Centre construction underway

November 2017
Construction is underway on the Christchurch Convention Centre with the first concrete being poured for the foundation.

Latest update 10/08/2017

Main works underway for Christchurch Convention Centre

August 2017
The Government has awarded a $240 million contract to complete the design and construction of Christchurch Convention Centre.

Latest update 19/05/2017

Convention Centre Urban Design and Landscaping

May 2017
Outline plan for urban design and landscaping around the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Latest update 05/04/2017

Christchurch Convention Centre design inspired by South Island landscape

April 2017
Ōtākaro Limited has today released preliminary design images of the Convention Centre which show how it will enhance the heart of the city.

Latest update 27/02/2017

Next phase of earthworks on Convention Centre site underway

February 2017
The section of Gloucester Street running through the Convention Centre site will soon be removed as the next stage of earthworks gets underway.

Latest update 20/10/2016

Earthworks underway on Convention Centre Site

Substantial earthworks are now underway on the Christchurch Convention Centre site.

Latest update 24/09/2016

Part of Gloucester Street to Close

July 2016
The section of Gloucester Street between Colombo Street and Oxford Terrace will be permanently closed from next Friday (5 August) to allow initial work to begin on the Christchurch Convention Centre.

Latest update 24/09/2016

Work to begin soon on Convention Centre site

July 2016
With early design and master planning stages successfully completed, Ōtākaro Limited is looking forward to taking the lead in an exciting new phase for Christchurch’s Convention Centre.