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Dec 09 2019
Pancake-Rocks-Blowholes.JPG Most of State Highway 6 West Coast open for business

Sunshine has returned to the South Island following last week’s severe weather event and businesses are returning to normal on the West Coast.

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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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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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