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Sep 09 2019
Skydive Fox Glacier Inflite expands and acquires Skydive Fox Glacier

INFLITE, one of New Zealand’s leading aviation tourism companies, has continued its expansion in the adventure tourism market with the acquisition of Skydive Fox Glacier.

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Sep 03 2019
Come Through For The West Coast.jpg Development West Coast - Tourism nominated in 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards

Development West Coast - Tourism has been nominated for an award in this year's New Zealand Tourism Awards.

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Aug 30 2019
Richard-Benton.JPG Benton steps aside after successful tourism transition

Richard Benton has stepped down as Chair of the Tourism West Coast Board following the appointment of Development West Coast's new Tourism Strategy Group.

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Aug 26 2019
Joshua Walker, Hokitika Sandwich Company 1.jpg Hokitika eatery crowned Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover winner

The West Coast is officially home to the country’s best toastie, with the Hokitika Sandwich Company winning the inaugural Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover competition.

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Aug 24 2019
Tourism West Coast - Fox Glacier (17).jpg Visitor experiences to be developed around Fox Glacier

An announcement was made today of a $3.9 million International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy investment to develop visitor experiences around Fox Glacier, and support the ongoing resilience of the South Westland tourism economy.

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Aug 16 2019
Snow.jpg Check for snowy road conditions this weekend

A southerly change with snow and heavy rain is expected to affect the highways across the lower and central South Island this weekend. People are asked to drive to the conditions and be well prepared.

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