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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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Sep 26 2019
kiwi 2019 The World’s Rarest Kiwi – First Hatch

The hatching season for the world’s rarest kiwi is off to a very encouraging start in Franz Josef today with the arrival of the 1st kiwi chick of the breeding season at 1:40am this morning.

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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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Aug 13 2019
Te Koharaki Mason.jpg 2019 Māori tourism Dragons's Den winners

Te Koharaki Mason (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Waewae) was awarded for her idea of a sea to source jetboat experience from Te Tai o Poutini, Hokitika, through the sky-blue braided river plains up the Hokitika Gorge.

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Aug 12 2019
Haast Valley Large rock blocks Haast Pass road

A rockfall between Haast and the top of the Haast Pass has closed State Highway 6 today. The highway will remain closed until further notice, the next update will be at 12pm Wednesday 14 August.

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Aug 08 2019
Tourism West Coast - Fox Glacier (17).jpg Operation Tidy Fox ending Sunday with a record number of volunteers

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has announced that the massive effort by volunteers to clean-up the Fox landfill spill will end on Sunday after a final push by the biggest volunteer force yet.

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Aug 04 2019
Hikers on Fox Glacier Why Fox Glacier is a must do on your South Island trip

While the South Island is full of iconic spots, Fox Glacier is a gem of town tucked away on the West Coast and well worth the visit.

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