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Find out the latest news from Christchurch and around the Canterbury region. From upcoming events to new conference infrastructure, tourism products and initiatives.

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      Canterbury business wins Conservation Award

      30 October 2019 - Akaroa & Lyttelton based business Black Cat Cruises have become the first business to win the prestigious and newly introduced Department of Conservation award for Conservation at last week’s annual New Zealand Tourism Awards.

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      Coveted international awards for iconic Canterbury attraction

      08 July 2019 - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has picked up two awards at the World Luxury Spa Awards.

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      GCH Aviation accepted into Virtuoso

      02 June 2019 - GCH Aviation has been accepted into Virtuoso®’s selective portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprised of more than 1,800 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.

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      New cultural centre for Christchurch

      06 February 2019 - Waka tours on the Avon River are set to become a new central city attraction.

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      Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa wins innovation award

      04 October 2018 - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa are celebrating after taking out the Innovation category of the 2018 EECA Business Awards.

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      • Christchurch Airport

      New multi-purpose aviation facility takes off in Christchurch

      27 April 2018 - A new era in New Zealand aviation begins tomorrow with the official opening of a $23 million air ambulance, air rescue and tourism aviation facility at Christchurch Airport.

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      Victoria Square restoration work complete

      09 March 2018 - Australasia’s first illuminated electric fountain, the Bowker Fountain, is back to its colourful best with the restoration of Victoria Square now complete.

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      • Te Pae, Christchurch Convention Centre

      Huge comic strip on Convention Centre site

      6 December 2017 - An application has been made to Guinness World Records to recognise a new hoarding on the Christchurch Convention Centre site as the largest comic strip ever produced by an individual.

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      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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      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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