Welcome to the official website of the Christchurch-Kurashiki Sister City Committee. We are a volunteer group who manage Christchurch city's sister city obligations with our sister city in Japan, Kurashiki. 

Student Exchanges

Student Goodwill Ambassador Exchange

The committee organises the Student Goodwill ambassador exchange to Kurashiki and accepting students from Kurashiki every year. Each year up to 14 students are selected to take part in the inbound and outbound stages of the programme. Students from high schools throughout Christchurch are chosen as ambassadors to show the best of Christchurch and New Zealand.

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Disabled Exchanges

Disabled Exchanges

The committee organises an exchange for disabled youth every year, alternating to Kurashiki, or accepting youth from Kurashiki

Regular Projects

Regular projects

The committee is involved in various regular projects, both our own and together with other groups.