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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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      November Earthquake Update

      29 November 2016 - Keep up-to-date with the latest updates on the November 2016 Kaikoura earthquake.

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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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      • Tourism Partner Press Release

      Destination Kaikoura welcome community & government support

      18 November 2016 - Destination Kaikōura has welcomed yesterday’s government announcement offering a support package for small businesses affected by this week’s quake.

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      • Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism Press Release,
      • Attractions,
      • Accommodation

      Canterbury welcomes visitors

      16 November 2016 - Visitors are welcome across Canterbury and New Zealand's South Island following Monday’s earthquake, Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT) says.

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      • Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism Press Release,
      • Christchurch Earthquake

      Christchurch city fully operational following NZ earthquake

      14 November 2016 - It is business as usual for Christchurch city’s tourism operators following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake centred near Hanmer, 130 kilometres north of Christchurch, early this morning.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Christchurch Airport

      Christchurch's daily A380 points to record summer

      8 November 2016 - The arrival of the first scheduled A380 into the South Island will contribute to a record summer of visitors through Christchurch Airport.

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