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      November Earthquake Update

      16 January 2017 - Keep up-to-date with the latest updates on the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Attractions,
      • Christchurch City

      Early Christmas present for Christchurch as Christchurch Adventure Park officially opens

      21 December 2016 - Christchurch Adventure Park officially opens to the public.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release

      New Chief Executive appointed to Tourism New Zealand

      20 December 2016 - Tourism New Zealand announce the appointment of Stephen England-Hall to the position of Chief Executive

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Conference venue,
      • Christchurch City

      Mona Vale Homestead reopens to the public

      15 December 2016 - After two years of rebuild and strengthening, the Mona Vale Homestead has reopened to the public.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Awards

      Christchurch's Vbase scoops top honours at EVANZ Awards

      14 December 2016 - Christchurch’s premier venue company, Vbase has won three top honours at the 2016 Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) Awards.

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      • Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism Press Release,
      • i-SITE

      New Christchurch Visitor Centre celebrates milestone for tourism recovery

      9 December 2016 - The opening of the new Christchurch Visitor Centre today, by Prime Minister John Key in his last official engagement, is a multiple celebration for the city’s earthquake recovery, say tourism leaders.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie

      Bicycles booming in Mackenzie

      8 December 2016 - Twizel is set to become ‘home base’ for the region’s booming bicycle touring industry. Cycle Journeys, who operate along the 312 km Nga Haerenga Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail, will open their new 240 sq m base in Twizel's Mackenzie Park on Saturday.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • China market,
      • Christchurch Airport

      China Southern Airlines increases flights

      29 November 2016 - A significant vote of confidence in the South Island has come today with news China Southern Airlines will increase its direct services to Christchurch over the important summer season.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Christchurch City,
      • Public Holidays

      Christmas at Re:START Mall

      22 November 2016 - In celebration of its last Christmas in the heart of the city, Re:START Mall is spreading the festive cheer this season with its family fun late shopping and movie nights.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Awards,
      • Ski,
      • Mt Hutt Canterbury,
      • Winter

      Canterbury's Mt Hutt voted top New Zealand ski resort again

      22 November 2016 - Canterbury’s Mt Hutt has taken out the top New Zealand ski resort award at the fourth annual World Ski Awards.

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