Location

The conference itself will be hosted in the Drawing Offices (rooms 222 and 223) of the University’s Engineering Core building. A link to the campus map is here. The Drawing Offices are most easily accessed from Creyke Road. (For those who need coffee first, head for the close-by Nuts and Bolts Cafe.) The Drawing Offices are close to lecture theatre E9, indicated on the following Google Map.

Christchurch is located on the South Island of New Zealand. The University of Canterbury is 15 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport. Buses run directly from the airport to the University. Several taxi firms are available from the airport too.

Accommodation

EASE 2018 in Christchurch has secured accommodation at three city hotels.  Delegates for EASE 2018 can book these directly with the hotel using the links below. We also provide additional accommodation options below too.

Recommended hotels

Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Book direct https://www.rydges.com/private-page/evaluation-assessment-software-engineering/

Location

Rydges Latimer Christchurch is centrally located on Latimer Square with a picturesque park view. Our hotel is approximately 12km from Christchurch International Airport and is within walking distance to Cathedral Square, Re:Start Mall, Christchurch Casino and Transitional Cathedral making it ideally located in the heart of the city

Hotel

Rydges Latimer Christchurch offers 138 guest rooms all designed to exude space, warmth and sublime comfort. All rooms feature 42 inch LED televisions, workstation, high speed broadband & Free Wi-Fi access, HDMI connectivity, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room safe, tea & coffee making facilities and mini bar. Hotel facilities include restaurant & bar, conference facilities, gymnasium, sauna, guest laundry, and business centre.

Rooms available for the following rates for arrivals 26 June through to departures 30 June 2018

Superior King/Twin – Room Only $199.00 per room per night
Deluxe King/Twin – Room Only $219.00 per room per night
Premier King – Room Only $229.00 per room per night
Two-Bedroom Suite – Room Only $319.00 per suite per night
Optional extra – Breakfast $25.00 per person per day

 

Rate is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Rate is room only and for the duration of your stay

  • All Rates are inclusive of GST (15%)
  • Room allocation and rate are subject to availability upon confirmation
  • Check-in: 14:00 – Check-out: 11:00
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Book direct www.accorhotels.com/6592 , preferential code: BGPG

Location

Located in the heart of the Garden City, Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is only 12km from the domestic and international airport, and less than 6km from the University of Canterbury.

Carparking

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square offers a valet parking service. We are delighted to offer you $10-day parking for the duration of your event or 24-hour valet car parking at $35 per vehicle, alternatively public parking options surrounding the hotel.

Hotel

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square offers 154 accommodation rooms including Superior Twin and King rooms, Executive Twin & King rooms along with Executive Suites.

Our rooms cater for any requirements of twin share, double and single occupancy.  Novotel offers a range of modern and spacious rooms and suites.  With either a King bed or two Double beds, plus an ensuite bath or shower.  The room also features wireless internet access, double-glazed windows, a work desk, large LCD TV, pay movies, a safe, hairdryer and more.

Rooms available for the following rates for arrivals 26 June through to departures 30 June 2018

Superior King/Twin Room – Room Only $189.00 per room per night
Executive King/Twin Room – Room Only $249.00 per room per night
Optional extra –  Restaurant Buffet Breakfast $32.00 per person per day

 

Note these preferential rates expire thirty (30) days, prior to the event/first night of booked accommodation, ie 26 June. Rate is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Rate is room only and for the duration of your stay

  • All Rates are inclusive of GST (15%)
  • Room allocation and rate are subject to availability upon confirmation
  • Check-in: 14:00 – Check-out: 11:00
Ibis Christchurch

Book direct www.accorhotels.com/5983 preferential code: BGPG

Location

Within walking distance to Novotel is the Ibis.

Christchurch. Located in the central city, this modern 3.5 star hotel features 155 contemporary rooms, undercover guest parking and Oopen Restaurant & Bar.

Hotel

Inviting, modern and cosy, with a comfortable bed and a functional bathroom – the Ibis room has everything you need for a pleasant stay. The features air-conditioning, wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and minibar.

Rooms available for the following rates for arrivals 26 June through to departures 30 June 2018

Standard King Room – Room Only
A comfortable guest room with a King bed. The room features broadband internet access, a flatscreen tv with Sky Channels, a work desk and an ensuite bathroom.
$129.00 per room per night
Standard Twin Room – Room Only
A comfortable guest room with 2 Double beds. The room features broadband internet access, a flatscreen tv with Sky Channels, a work desk and an ensuite bathroom.
$129.00 per room per night
Ibis PLUS King Room – Room Only
All the ibis comforts in a King room PLUS a guaranteed high floor, free wifi internet access and bottled water. The room features flatscreen TV with Sky Channels, docking station, work desk and ensuite bathroom.
$159.00 per room per night
Ibis PLUS Twin Room – Room Only
All the ibis comforts in a Twin room PLUS a guaranteed high floor, free wifi internet access and bottled water. The room features flatscreen TV with Sky Channels, docking station, work desk and ensuite bathroom.
$159.00 per room per night
Optional extra –  Restaurant Buffet Breakfast $26.00 per person per day

 

Note these preferential rates expire thirty (30) days, prior to the event/first night of booked accommodation, ie 26 June. Rate is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Rate is room only and for the duration of your stay

  • All Rates are inclusive of GST (15%)
  • Room allocation and rate are subject to availability upon confirmation
  • Check-in: 14:00 – Check-out: 11:00

Other accommodation options

There are many other accommodation options, some good places to start are near Christchurch International Airport, self-catering motels near the University of Canterbury and of course in the City.  Below are just a few starting points with approximate distances from key locations.

Near Christchurch Airport

Sudima Hotel:

  • 5-10 minute walk from airport
  • 10 minute drive from University of Canterbury, conference venue
  • 20 minute drive from Cardboard Cathedral, conference dinner venue

Commodore Hotel:

  • Less than 5 minute drive from airport
  • 10 minute drive from University of Canterbury, conference venue
  • 20 minute drive from Cardboard Cathedral, conference dinner venue

Jucy Snooze budget option:

  • 10 minute walk from airport
  • 10 minute drive from University of Canterbury, conference venue
  • 20 minute drive from Cardboard Cathedral, conference dinner venue

Self-cater options near University of Canterbury

Westside Motor Lodge

  • 10-15 minute drive from airport
  • 20 minute walk/5 minute drive from University of Canterbury, conference venue
  • 15 minute drive from Cardboard Cathedral, conference dinner venue

Fyffe on Riccarton

  • 10-15 minute drive from airport
  • 20 minute walk/5 minute drive from University of Canterbury, conference venue
  • 15 minute drive from Cardboard Cathedral, conference dinner venue

Christchurch city

Ramada Suites

  • 20 minute drive from airport
  • 10 minute drive from University of Canterbury, conference venue
  • 5-10 minute walk from Cardboard Cathedral, conference dinner venue

YHA Christchurch and Rolleston House budget options:

  • 20 minute drive from airport
  • 10 minute drive from University of Canterbury, conference venue
  • 15-20 minute walk from Cardboard Cathedral, conference dinner venue

Tourist information

Christchurch is the gateway to New Zealand’s South Island. For further information on Christchurch, Canterbury and the South Island, visit:

http://christchurchnz.com/

http://www.newzealand.com/int/christchurch-canterbury

Welcome to a story for Christchurch

(Taken from here)
This is the collective view of about 50 residents, leaders and external stakeholders along with the ‘Share an Idea’ campaign and other recent research. It captures the key themes that make Christchurch an amazing place to live, work and visit both today and in the future. It’s a vision of a city with opportunity, a city that is the best place in the world to be a Kiwi. The story is told in a short film and presentation you’ll find here. Enjoy!