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Dec 07 2019
Little man bridge.JPG Flooding and highways closed both sides of South Island

Several key highways linking regions of the South Island are today closed due to flooding, slips, and rivers rising, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency System Manager Pete Connors.

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Dec 03 2019
Christmas Market Restaurants open on Christmas Day

A list of restaurants open Christmas day on the West Coast of New Zealand.

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Nov 30 2019
Paparoa Track - Nimmo Photography.PNG The Paparoa Track officially opens

New Zealand’s newest Great Walk, the Paparoa Track, was officially opened in Blackball today.

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Nov 19 2019
Paparoa Track Services 2019 Media release - Wet weather slip causes issues on Paparoa Track

The official opening of the new Paparoa Track will go ahead as planned with a special ceremony in Blackball on Saturday 30 November 2019 despite a slip closing the middle section of the track.

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Oct 25 2019
dwc-awards.JPG West Coast wins at the New Zealand Tourism Awards

Development West Coast - Tourism won the Industry Connections award at the 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards.

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Oct 02 2019
Skydive Franz INFLITE First CarboNZero Certified Nationwide Aviation Tourism Operator in NZ

Kiwi aviation tourism company, INFLITE has become the first nationwide New Zealand aviation tourism operator to become officially certified CarboNZero as part of its operational commitment across the company to mitigate its carbon footprint.

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