Cantabrians pride themselves on good work done well, and for Christchurch goods makers there’s no exception to the rule. From harbourside Akaroa to the sweeping North Canterbury region and the bustling city centre, there’s no such thing as too much eating or drinking when it comes to trying locally made goods. Drink some of the best wines in the country in the very vineyards that grew the grapes, soak up the streets in the city and grab an ice cream from a business built by a teenager, or cheese you say? No worries, there’s folks making it just over the hill in Duvauchelle.

If you need a beer after all that, we don’t blame you, and it would be wise to try something local because Christchurch has no shortage of breweries pushing the limits when it comes to the craft.

Whether you’re creating a picnic of legends and eating all these goods yourself, or picking up some pressies for someone special, Christchurch goods makers know how to impress when it comes to both flavour and presentation. Don’t expect to find them hanging around looking for praise though, they’ll likely be out in the shed/field/kitchen getting started on their next creation.