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
The days are getting longer and warmer and already we’ve had a visit from the Radiance of the Seas, marking the start of the popular summer cruise ship season to New Zealand.Read the full post
What does one say or even think when one discovers that Scott Dixon has just booked a car with you?Read the full post
Adam Parore’s purchase of Pegasus Rental Cars has largely gone un-noticed by the press but, as far as the Pegasus franchisees and staff are concerned, it’s big breaking news.Read the full post