Great food, wine, fossils and foraging are a few of the highlights of the Waipara Valley north of #ChristchurchNZ.

Check out the latest blog from Young Adventuress and discover why it's the place to go for the Autumn harvest. #CanterburyNZ
Great food wine fossils and foraging are a few of the highlights

A shortcut to the mushrooms and riesling: Autumn in the Waipara Valley - Young Adventuress

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old;
Sue Duffield
Patrick McNicholas
Dom Choo
We can't get enough of the Aurora Australis captured over the weekend. Here's another beautiful shot taken in Twizel by On Location Photography.
We cant get enough of the Aurora Australis captured over the weekend
Megan Bayard
Rob Dickinson
Who managed to see the Aurora Australis over the weekend? Check out this spectacular shot captured in Akaroa by Landscapes ~ Rob Dickinson.
Who managed to see the Aurora Australis over the weekend Check out
Helen Ward
Amy Passant
Rob Dickinson
Pick of the week - The mystical photo was taken from Sugarloaf.

Tag us in your amazing pics using #christchurchnz #pocketsofawesome
Photo credit: Daniel Bartolo Photography
Pick of the week The mystical photo was taken from Sugarloaf
Adri Sue Bal
Robert Watson
We love #ChristchurchNZ in Autumn! It's the perfect time of the year to get out & about and explore the city. Photo thanks to Daniel Bartolo Photography.
We love ChristchurchNZ in Autumn Its the perfect time of the year
Commemorate ANZAC Day next week at one of the remembrance services held in Christchurch. To locate a service near you head to [ Bit.ly Link ]
Commemorate ANZAC Day next week at one of the remembrance services held

ANZAC Day : Christchurch City Council

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WIN a double pass to opening night of 'Yes Mr Prime Minister'!

Simply let us know who you would take to the show in the comments below. #pocketsofawesome #experiencetheawesome

Winner will be announced Wednesday 26 April.
WIN a double pass to opening night of 'Yes Mr Prime Minister'

Yes, Prime Minister

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JD Amador
Zeta Pringle
Start planning your next escape to Christchurch with Air New Zealand's 24hr sale! Hurry, sale ends midnight tonight! Selected Travel dates and T&C’s apply. Book now at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Start planning your next escape to Christchurch with Air New Zealands 24hr
Bethany Jose
Thanks to everyone who entered our Snapchat competition over Easter.

We are happy to announce that Snapchat user d-g1 is off to Akaroa for a amazing weekend on us! Congratulations.

Here is what they got up to over the long weekend...
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Today is the last day to enter our Easter competition over on Snapchat (Christchurch_nz)!

WIN a Canterbury getaway for two to Akaroa by sending us your stunning snaps from your weekend.
Today is the last day to enter our Easter competition over on Snapchat Christchurch_nz
Pick of the week - This beautiful sunrise was shot in Arthurs Pass!

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Photo credit @ondra_moravak [Instagram]
Pick of the week This beautiful sunrise was shot in Arthurs Pass
Kaye Mitchell
Want to explore some cool new places in Christchurch this long weekend?

Check out "Pockets of Awesome" to keep up to date #christchurchnz #pocketsofawesome
Want to explore some cool new places in Christchurch this long weekend

Discover Christchurch's Pockets of Awesome

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Linda Sevier
Fancy an EASTER EGG HUNT on Quail Island?

Check out Black Cat Cruises event happening 14 - 17 April #christchurchnz #pocketsofawesome
Fancy an EASTER EGG HUNT on Quail Island

Quail Island Easter Egg Hunt

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Tracey Leigh Meikle
Stacey Armishaw
Nicola Ellen
We know how much you LOVE getting out and exploring our beautiful backyard.

Head over to our Snapchat (Christchurch_nz) to find out how you can WIN an Akaroa Autumn Getaway for two.

The prize includes:
- 1 night accommodation at Akaroa Village Inn
- Entry to the The Giants House - Akaroa - N.Z.
- $100 dinner voucher at The Little Bistro, Akaroa
- Swimming with dolphins with Black Cat Cruises
We know how much you LOVE getting out and exploring our beautiful backyard
Akaroa Village Inn
ChelMunz Ft TrēAhni
Brendon Menzies
Who’s up for an AMAZING Akaroa Autumn Getaway for two?

Add us on Snapchat and show us what you get up to over the Easter weekend in Christchurch and Canterbury to be in to WIN.

Competition starts 8am Good Friday ONLY on Snapchat - Christchurch_nz
Who’s up for an AMAZING Akaroa Autumn Getaway for two
This Easter we are running a competition over on Snapchat!

Take a screenshot of our snapcode or add us by username: Christchurch_nz to find out how you could WIN a Canterbury getaway for two - all will be revealed Good Friday.
This Easter we are running a competition over on Snapchat
Planning a long weekend GETAWAY?

Why not head to a Canterbury winery? or EXPLORE one of the regions wine trails? [ Bit.ly Link ]
Planning a long weekend GETAWAY Why not head to a Canterbury winery
Pick of the week - This beauty was taken from the top of Mt Hutt - breathtaking!
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Photo credit @danielmurray.nz [Instagram]
Pick of the week This beauty was taken from the top of Mt Hutt breathtaking
Kaye Stokes
Vanessa McIntosh
Rosalee Ewington
Keen to head to a Farmers' Market this weekend? Here are our top picks for you to wander. [ Bit.ly Link ] #christchurchnz
Keen to head to a Farmers Market this weekend Here are our
Hamish Monro