Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington.
The city was named by the Canterbury Association, which settled the surrounding province of Canterbury. The name of Christchurch was agreed on at the first meeting of the association on 27 March 1848. It was suggested by John Robert Godley, who had attended Christ Church, Oxford. Some early writers called the town Christ Church, but it was recorded as Christchurch in the minutes of the management committee of the association. Christchurch became a city by Royal Charter on 31 July 1856, making it officially the oldest established city in New Zealand.
6th International Conference on Biorefinery will be held at The Chateau on the Park in Christchurch.
The Chateau on the Park is resort style hotel accommodation located in Christchurch. Set amongst 5 acres of tranquil surroundings and amongst gorgeous gardens the hotel offers a welcome retreat for both leisure and corporate guests. Just minutes away from Westfield Riccarton mall, the CBS Arena and the Addington Business District, it is the perfect hotel for your stay in Christchurch.