Viewing all entries for 'April 2011'
Air New Zealand has launched a specialist Aviation Institute which will provide a comprehensive range of training covering most airline industry roles within a single organisation. The Institute is a one stop shop not just for pilot training, but also for other airline roles such as engineers, flight attendants and front line check-in staff.Read the full post
The big voice heard floating along Nelson's Trafalgar St in recent weeks belongs to a petite busker from Christchurch, whose audience and immediate hopes for the future vanished after the February 22 earthquake. Rebecca Nelson, 23, is now scratching a living from singing show tunes on Nelson streets with the aim of scoring a break that might lead to the next phase of her career. She hopes to one day be an internationally recognised classical crossover artist, but first needs a recording contract.Read the full post
The Tasman District Council has turned its back on the weight of public argument and passed its proposed freedom camping bylaw. Only campers with recognised self-contained toilet and wastewater systems will be allowed to camp in the district's open spaces under the new rules. The new bylaw was passed by councillors at an environment and planning committee meeting after they heard from 15 of the 78 opposing submitters. The council received 125 submissions on the bylaw.Read the full post
Nelson-based longliner Antarctic Chieftain captured information rather than fish over the weekend as it journeyed from Port Nelson to Hobart in Tasmania. The ship used its new advanced echo sounder to map biodiversity to a depth of 1500 metres in a straight line between Farewell Spit and Hobart. It is part of a project to provide more scientific knowledge about Tasman Sea ecosystems so that trends can be monitored and appropriate action taken to maintain sustainable fisheries.Read the full post
The Christchurch Arts Centre market has a new venue - Ferrymead Heritage Park. Described in The Press as a “no-brainer” by Shirley-Papanui city councillor Aaron Keown, the move to relocate the market is likely to make Ferrymead the city’s new tourism hub. Free weekend admission to the park will be offered to attract more visitorsRead the full post
The Christchurch Tramway will be repaired and a planned extension finished when the city centre reopens, its owner says. Mike Esposito, managing director of The Wood Scenic
Line, which owns Punting on the Avon, the Christchurch Tramway and the Christchurch Gondola, has told The Press the tram would not be operational for about a year. The damaged tracks were within the city’s red zone. Once the cordon was lifted, workers would concentrate on getting the original tram loop running before completing the extension, which was almost complete.
Banks Peninsula Tourism operator Black Cat Cruises says it was the first Christchurch based tourism company to visit key inbound tour operators since February’s earthquake and managing director Paul Bingham said the visit “highlighted the enormous challenge the Canterbury tourism industry has.”Read the full post