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Guests aboard Glacier Explorers boats on Tuesday witnessed the result of a spectacular glacier calving at Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake – believed to be the biggest such event since the calving triggered by last February’s Christchurch earthquake. Denis Callesen, long time glacier observer and GM Tourism for Aoraki Mount Cook Alpine Village Ltd, said he believed this week’s calving would have moved around 30 million tonnes of ice – around the same amount as last February.Read the full post
Demolition of the quake-hit Christchurch Convention Centre is now under way but The Press reports that plans are afoot to bring convention business back into the city with the help of a $15 million expansion of the city’s Air Force Museum at Wigram. Air Force Museum director Therese Angelo said the original plans to enlarge the museum space by 4200sqm had been further extended to 6200sqm of extra space, more than doubling the museum building’s existing footprint of around 5000sqm. The expansion would be able to cater for 800
to 1000 people at a time.
Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism has welcomed the release of Lonely Planet’s new 45-page guide to postquake Christchurch as a positive step forward for the region’s tourism industry.Read the full post
On 25FEB The Great Kiwi Beer Festival is coming to Hagley Park in Christchurch. Hosted by industry experts, it will feature more than 100 local, national and international brews. Confirmed exhibiting breweries include Tuatara, Moa, Old Mout Cider, Mike’s Organic Brewery, Epic, Wigram Brewing Company and Yeastie Boys.Read the full post
Christchurch is re-emerging as one of the New Zealand’s most exciting cities, according to a writer for Lonely Planet.Read the full post
A new blog has been set up to chart Christchurch’s recovery and provide visitors to the city with up-to-date information on what is going on and what’s popped up at www.popupcity.co.nz.Read the full post
In a major boost for tourism and business in Christchurch, the Rendezvous Hospitality Group will launch its Rendezvous Hotel brand to the city early next year. Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch, formerly known as The Marque Christchurch, will be the first of the central city hotels closed
following February’s quake to re-open its doors to guests.