Ōtautahi Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city, and the main urban centre of Te Waipounamu, our beautiful South Island. It is a city of transformation and exploration, a place where change and innovation are embraced, where people challenge the status quo. The city’s approach to lifestyle and business have created a sustainable and strong economy, a vibrant visitor destination and an exceptional place to live.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre
Te Pae Christchurch is the city’s gathering place — an architectural and social landmark designed as a welcoming heart in the centre of the city.
Based on decades of experience and an in-depth understanding of the latest events trends and design, Te Pae Christchurch has been purpose-built to provide not just a venue, but a lasting experience.
The meaning of ‘Te Pae.’
Our name, ‘Te Pae’ draws inspiration from several phrases in Te Reo Māori:
Te Pae Maunga – our mountain views.
The source of our origin and central to our land and people, mountains are a key element on the Southern landscape, just as Te Pae is a central point within our city.
Te Pae Whenua – the vast plains we inhabit.
With our strong ties to mountains and the rivers and plains they create, it is only natural this influence can be found in the building’s design, where shapes and lines represent the contours of our Southern Alps and braided rivers of Canterbury.
Te Pae Tangata – a place to meet and converse.
To talk, to be hosted, to share, entertain and inform… for Christchurch, Te Pae Christchurch is a gathering place.