The new $38.6 million Taiora: QEII Recreation and Sport Centre Excitement is set to open Thursday, just in time for the long weekend.
Te Pae has been selected as the official name for the Christchurch Convention Centre opening in 2020
At night, Christchurch transforms into a city of lights.
The Christchurch Convention Centre is so strong that it could be turned on its side and still retain its shape.
Animated video from NZTA showing the new Christchurch Northern Corridor project and what it will look like when finished.
Options for the residential red zone goes on the road.
Tucked in places around the central city are some signs it is slowly moving towards being a destination. But getting people back is the problem, with Central City Business Association manager Paul Lonsdale fearful people will miss out on seeing "history being made" as the city remodels itself.
The new $38m QEII Recreation and Sport Centre reopens its doors for business in just six weeks.
Big brands are leading the charge back into the central city however smaller businesses are slower to follow. Some, like Beggs Music have opted to stay in the suburbs. Central City Business Association manager Paul Lonsdale thinks he has the solution.
The Gathering Space is Phillipstown's new communal meeting area, based in the former Phillipstown School site.