What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening

Coming up & Current Projects


JOIN US! Two Vacancies to Fill (TEAM AND BOARD) Project Developer (paid, full-time) We have some big stuff on the horizon this year in the city. So this Project Developer role will see you either deliver Gap Filler projects in the city OR coordinate a range of...

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DIVERSCITY PEOPLE – meet Jaime from C Lund

Meet Jamie McGregor from C Lund and Son Who are you and what do you do? Jamie MacGregor, I’m an engineer at C Lund & Son Ltd. We manufactured the tables. What was your involvement in the Diverscity: Ping Pong project? It was following a conversation with Richie...

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It’s time to say good bye …

It’s time to say goodbye to a couple of our projects. Gap Golf and Gap Cache are being retired. Gap Golf first began in Sydenham back in 2012 and has been in existence ever since with a varying number of holes around the city. In its heyday there were as many as 9...

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We’re taking SOUP to the ‘burbs

CHCH SOUP: SUMMER 2017 CHCH SOUP will have its fifth and final edition on February 1, 2017 with CHCH SOUP: SUMMER 2017 at The Commons in the city. Rather than continue to run SOUP itself (which takes lots of time and energy), we want to share our knowledge with...

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Super Street Arcade

Gap Filler’s major project for the 2016-17 summer is Super Street Arcade  Super Street Arcade is the world’s first giant, outdoor arcade game system. Get active as you move the giant joystick and jump on the over-sized buttons to play one of the unique classic-style...

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Ping Pong in the city!

What:  Three concrete ping pong tables Where:  Near the Bridge of Remembrance and the river at the end of Cashel Mall When:  BYO bats and balls anytime or borrow from Cosmic Corner in Re:START or Coffee Therapy on Hereford Street during business hours Contact:...

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Open City!!

We're working on a project, which is all about sharing sweet free things to do in our city and we need your help! Let us know what your sweet free thing to do is within the 4 Aves Outatahi Christchurch, where it is and when it's available. Thank you!!!   Please email...

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Daily Play at Gap Filler Projects

Retro Sports every day!


Play with the sporting equipment on site: Big Ball, football, bowls, cricket, hula hoops – all here free for your delight!


Ping Pong every day!


Play on one pf three concrete ping pong tables near the Bridge of Remembrance and the river at the end of Cashel Mall.

Super Street Arcade every day!


Play Super Street Arcade on Tuam and High Street intersection (and the Vodafone Building).


Dance-O-Mat every day!


The Dance-O-Mat is a coin operated dance floor that anyone can use. Bring along a $2 coin and your phone or mp3 player, to play 30 minutes of your own music and boogie down! 141 Gloucester Street, 8am – 10pm every day.


Gap Golf every day!


Four holes (for now!) and it’s FREE to play! Putters and balls can be borrowed (Monday – Friday) from Gap Filler office at The Commons.


Sound Garden every day!


The Sound Garden is opposite the library on Peterborough Street. We think it’s fab and we reckon heaps of kids will too! Have a look at the revamped site.


Gap Cache every day!


What was a very successful urban treasure hunt spanning the school holiday period is now being extended.  Download your copy of the Gap Cache map (PDF) or get your paper copy from Central Library Peterborough or Gap Filler HQ at The Commons.

Past Projects & Events

Gap Cache

Gap Cache was around from Winter 2015 until Autumn 2017. A cross between the outdoor hobby of Geocaching and its retro-equivalent Letter Boxing, Gap Cache was a treasure hunt that involved visiting eight inspiring gaps in the inner-city where you could enjoy gardens,...

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Our North Island road trip

Across February and March, Gap Filler hit the road in the North Island. Co-founder Ryan Reynolds gave talks, met with local community groups and Councils, and ran workshops in Wellington, Lower Hutt, Patea, Opunake, Auckland, Gisborne and Napier. Many towns around NZ...

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Gap Map

The Gap Map is designed to help you explore the temporary creative projects in the city.

The map suggests three routes:

  • a transitional garden walk,
  • a Gap Filler project walk and
  • a city art walk.

Copies of this pocket map are available from The Commons or you can Download (PDF, 1.94MB)

Thanks to Jen McBride of Jn-Creative and Gap Filler’s Sally Airey for all their hard work keeping this map up-to-date.

Gap App

Woo! Now you can find Gap Filler projects all around Christchurch.
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Gap Filler is a creative urban regeneration initiative that facilitates a wide range of temporary projects, events, installations and amenities in the city.