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About Christchurch

Christchurch city adds a cosmopolitan feel and a surprising touch of refinement to its farming backdrop, provided by the patchwork Canterbury plains. 

A city for everyone (or, ‘Two hours to everywhere’)

With a population of 350,000 and found on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, the city's proximity to the sea and mountains makes it the best of all worlds – from shopping and entertainment to skiing, golfing, bungy jumping, mountain biking, hot-air ballooning, whale watching or quietly enjoying world class wineries and gardens. And all of this within two hours – or much less – from its international airport.

In town the Avon River winds through the vibrant and compact city centre, where you’ll find restful shade under the weeping willows that line its grassy banks. Here you can feed the ducks and seagulls, be entertained by buskers or enjoy an Edwardian punt on the river itself.

And you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to eating and drinking the fine foods of all types on offer.


Christchurch’s climate is fairly dry, but generally temperate and comfortable. And while winter nights are often frosty and cold, they’re usually followed by a sunny, still day. Canterbury’s famous warm Nor 'wester winds are more common during the summer months (December through February).

During the summer, Christchurch’s average January temperature is 22.5°C (72.5°F) and in winter the July average is 11.3°C (52.3°F). (Source: http://www.tourism.net.nz)

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"A successful part of the relationship is the Ryan's team having regular contact with both the contract team members and my management team to ensure any issues are identified and dealt with in a timely fashion which in turn assists in increasing retention".

Kevin Lynn, Schneider Electric

"They have a good pool of resources available to assist in a range of roles, and they are our first and only port of call when help is needed".

Gordon MacLeod, CFO Ryman Healthcare Ltd

"On every occasion the candidate has been a perfect fit both in personality and ability and has seamlessly slotted into the role ensuring minimal to no disruption to our work. I have no reservation in recommending Ryans to other businesses".

Neil Templeton , Rangi Ruru Girls' School

"Harcourts Grenadier have had a good success rate with the candidates Ryan have placed with us - every time they give us good people I am happy with".

Bryan Bloomfield, Harcourts Grenadier

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