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The City | Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island and is referred to as the ‘Garden City’ due to its stunning parks, gardens and tree-lined streets. Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury Region is a hive of activity where, within two hours of the international airport, you could be bungee jumping, rafting, skiing, hot air ballooning, whale watching or sampling fine wine at the region’s world class wineries.

Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s most active sporting hubs and is renowned for its many sporting heroes and successful sports teams.

In 2018 we are proud to be holding a month-long Golden Oldies Celebration in Christchurch. For the first time ever all Golden Oldies Sports Festivals will be held in one city, over the course of the month. Over 35’s will partake in Netball, Cricket, Rugby, Golf, Softball, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Lawn Bowls and Squash.

Experience the passion and celebrate New Zealand with the Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies Sports Celebration 2018.


Mizuno Ballpark.

Home of the Canterbury Softball Association, is situated at 220 Pages Rd in the eastern suburb of Christchurch, East Linwood.

A relatively short drive from the central city, the Mizuno Ballpark is specifically designed for softball. The Canterbury Softball Association is a progressive and strong association providing excellent service for softball clubs, players, officials and enthusiasts through Christchurch. Part of their outstanding success is the use of an outstanding softball facility at Mizuno Ballpark.

With up to 12 diamonds and excellent social facilities, Mizuno Ballpark is well equipped to cater for all teams wishing to take part in a world-class fun (but competitive) Softball Festival. The Association and their Ball Park have plenty of experience of hosting international softball events and the impressive list includes a World Championship in 2004 that hosted teams from 15 countries and a wide range of international, national and local events.

Teams playing here cannot help to be impressed the by the outstanding diamonds, the excellent facilities and the enthusiasm of the local softball fraternity who are lucky enough to call the complex their softball home.


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