Canterbury / Waitaha

The Canterbury region sits at the heart of New Zealand's South Island / Te Wai Pounamu, stretching from Kaikōura to Waimate.

Its scenic beauty includes the majestic Southern Alps, national parks and the mighty braided rivers which flow from the mountains to the sea. 

Canterbury leaders have identified significant issues across the region to be addressed, including sustainable environmental management, shared economic prosperity, climate change, three waters services and better freight transport options.

The basis for this strategy is the Plan for Canterbury which replaced the Mayoral Forum’s Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy in September 2020.

Plan for Canterbury — Canterbury Mayoral Forum

For full details on projects funded in the region:

Funding announcements

Canterbury stories

Published: 30 October, 2020