Key industries in Christchurch
Agriculture has always been the economic core of Christchurch with many of New Zealand’s leading agribusinesses based there. These include malting, seed development, dressing wool and meat processing. Dairy farming has also grown in the surrounding area with high world prices for milk products and the use of irrigation to lift grass growth on dry land. Christchurch is also the second largest manufacturing centre in New Zealand (behind Auckland). During the last few decades technology-based industries have popped up in Christchurch, spin-offs from the electrical department from the University of Canterbury engineering school. More recently the University of Canterbury engineering school and computer science department have played an important role in supplying staff and research for technology industries. With the re-build since the earthquakes in 2005 Design and Construction have also been key drivers of industry as the city has rebuilt.
Intern accommodation in Christchurch
We offer two kinds of accommodation: homestay and hostel residence, whichever you choose we can promise that your accommodation will be safe, comfortable and no more than 40 minutes commute to your internship location.
In homestay accommodation, you’ll live with one of our registered host families in their home. You’ll have access to your own private bedroom, a shared bathroom and kitchen, and utilities including WIFI. Breakfast and dinner will be provided, and you’ll be expected to help out with cooking and cleaning. Homestay accommodation is a great option for travellers wanting to get to know some locals and experience the culture and lifestyle of New Zealanders from the inside.
Hostel accommodation involves living in a downtown Hostel. You’ll have your own private bedroom containing a fridge, single bed, writing table, lamp, and wardrobe. Bathroom and kitchen facilities are shared with other guests on your floor, and you’ll also have access to a communal area with a pool table, TV, and gym, as well as coin-operated laundry facilities. Hostel accommodation is perfect for those looking to have a more independent lifestyle while on placement.