Aerospace Christchurch is updating our branding to recognise and separate our national projects. We’ll still be active in the Canterbury region working under the Aerospace Christchurch brand, but our national projects will now use the Aerospace New Zealand brand. This is an exciting opportunity to expand our reach and showcase the strength of Aotearoa’s aerospace industry, while still continuing to grow the sector in Ōtautahi. Our goal is to create a unified, national organisation that encourages sector growth and is encapsulated in our key message “building an aerospace nation”.
We will be interacting with a broader audience, encompassing the entirety of Aotearoa New Zealand. We will continue to cultivate relationships with both existing and future associates, sponsors and partners, as well as the wider public, including students, educators and aerospace enthusiasts. Our goal is to “connect people and build an inclusive and sustainable aerospace industry that aligns with Aotearoa New Zealand’s values in enabling environmental and social outcomes that improve the well-being of all New Zealanders.” Aerospace New Zealand will continually engage with iwi to ensure the incorporation of Mana Whenua and Te Ao Maori.
Both Aerospace New Zealand and Aerospace Christchurch’s mission, vision and values have been revised to suit our current goals better. These are outlined below:
|Aerospace New Zealand||Aerospace Christchurch|
|Mission and Purpose|
Grow a thriving Aotearoa New Zealand aerospace ecosystem that is highly regarded around the world. Develop a world-class aerospace sector that incorporates industry, education and national government. To be a unified aerospace organisation that encourages equitable business development, encapsulated in the tagline “Building an aerospace nation”.
|Mission and Purpose|
Develop a world-class aerospace sector with Christchurch as the hub, that incorporates industry, education and local government. To be a unified aerospace organisation, fostering whakawhanaungatanga, whilst encouraging and supporting business development.
In 2030 Aotearoa New Zealand will be globally recognised as a major Southern Hemisphere gateway to space and in advanced aviation development, achieving positive future outcomes for hapori whānui (our community) and the aerospace ecosystem.
In 2030 “Spaceport Christchurch” will be a major Southern Hemisphere gateway to space and a hub for advanced aviation development.
Connect people. Build an inclusive and sustainable aerospace industry that aligns with Aotearoa New Zealand’s values in enabling environmental and social outcomes that improve the well-being of all New Zealanders. This includes:Diversity and InclusionSustainable DevelopmentKaitiakitanga (to care for people and places on behalf of future generations)Cooperation and Collaboration
Build an inclusive and sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch aerospace cluster that contributes to the stated intent of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu: Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei – for us and our children after us.
We have revised our social media handles, logos and marketing materials to reflect this shift. We are developing a new website that will be able to be accessed at aerospace.org.nz. Please ensure you follow us on all social media platforms at AerospaceOrgNZ. Click the icons below to make sure you keep up to date with all of our activities!
Please note that our website is currently under development – please continue to use christchurch.space in the meantime!
The majority of these changes will take place over the next few months, with more information on how this will impact our associates to come. Keep an eye out for this information via your mail inbox.