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      • Tourism Partner Press Release

      "Kaikoura Express" - Red Travel launches new service

      Red Travel is investing in a new daily service from Christchurch to Kaikoura under the brand name Kaikoura Express.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release

      New 'Meltonia' released by Melton Estate

      Melton Estate is proud to announce the release of “Meltonia™” – a méthode traditionelle created using entirely estate-grown grapes, from West Melton, Canterbury.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release

      Crowne Plaza Christchurch design agency a finalist in national awards

      4 September 2017 - The design agency responsible for the creative magic that transformed a former office building into the stunning new Crowne Plaza Christchurch is a finalist in a national design award.

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      • Christchurch Convention Centre,
      • Conference venue

      Main works underway for Christchurch Convention Centre

      10 August 2017 - The Government has awarded a $240 million contract to complete the design and construction of Christchurch Convention Centre.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Attractions

      Christchurch tour operator expands double decker bus service to Auckland and Queenstown

      5 August 2017 - Visitors to New Zealand’s most popular tourism cities will soon welcome a new attraction in the form of large red, classic, and new, double decker buses.

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      • Convention Bureau Press Release

      New Zealand’s newest city is designed for meetings

      28 July 2017 - Speaking today at Get Global in Sydney, ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau Bid Manager Claire Hector-Taylor says this compact, attractive city is an ideal meeting destination.

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      • Convention Bureau Press Release,
      • Christchurch conferences

      Christchurch secures 2018 Local Government conference

      26 July 2017 - Christchurch has been announced as the host of next year’s Local Government New Zealand Conference.

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      • Convention Bureau Press Release,
      • Christchurch conferences

      Christchurch wins international animal studies conference

      18 July 2017 - Christchurch has won an international bid to host the Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA) Conference in July 2019, the first time it will be held in New Zealand.

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      • Accommodation,
      • Tourism Partner Press Release

      Christchurch's new Crowne Plaza hotel to open this weekend after 'long haul'

      30 June 2017 - Christchurch's tourism scene is about to get a major boost with the opening of the new 204-room Crowne Plaza Hotel on Saturday.

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      • Tourism Partner Press Release,
      • Attractions

      New 'hop-on hop-off' double decker bus service coming to Christchurch

      15 June 2017 - Hassle-free Tours announced that they will be launching a new city sightseeing “hop-on, hop-off” double decker bus service to help encourage visitors and residents to get out and explore Christchurch’s many widespread attractions.

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