Blog - Local News
Carnations, daisies, roses and delphiniums return to the limelight at next month’s Ellerslie International Flower Show, the flowers taking to the Project Runway catwalk in the feature exhibit in the City Care Floral Art Marquee. Award-winning international designer Franca Logan from Auckland is creating a whimsical fashion display staged as a runway set in a rambling ethereal summer garden. It will explore some of the latest trends, fashion and techniques in floral design and decoration. She says the colour palette will be delicate, summery and playful, the style open, light and airy, with some old-fashioned floral favourites making a comeback to reflect fashion’s vintage revival.Read the full post
Christchurch Airport chief executive Jim Boult, Christchurch mayor Bob Parker and a number of tourism and business representatives are to travel overseas in a bid to bring more tourists to the South Island. The delegation from Christchurch Airport, which includes the mayor’s wife, representatives of Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism and the Canterbury Development Corp, is heading to Asia to meet heads of airlines which could increase their current services to the city or start new ones.Read the full post
Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area has announced the appointment of James McKenzie as its new Ski Area Manager.Read the full post
Sudima Hotels New Zealand has announced a review of the price of its Internet plan across its three hotels in New Zealand. Guests staying at a Sudima Hotel at Auckland Airport, Lake Rotorua, or Christchurch Airport will now be able to access unlimited broadband Internet for 24 hours for $10 (incl. GST). This new pricing is effective immediately.Read the full post
Work began this week on planting the more than 2000 hanging baskets and planters which will bring colour and see more than 50,000 flowers on display at this year’s Ellerslie International Flower Show.Read the full post
More than 150 young Cantabrians experienced
some early Christmas cheer yesterday with
a special festive flight operated by Air New
The airline turned one of its Boeing 777-200ER
aircraft into a unique Christmas “sleigh” for the
children of Christchurch, gifting them a special
scenic flight down to the Aoraki Mt Cook area
Face-painted children mingled with elves and
fairies before making their way up the tinseldecorated
stairs to the aircraft for the special
one-hour excursion. For many it was their first
experience of flying, and they got to enjoy it
with their parent or guardian by their side.
Surprises on board included the 31-strong
Christchurch City Chorus singing carols
throughout the flight and an unexpected drop-in
from Santa and six little helpers who distributed
sack-loads of sweets and other goodies.
Air New Zealand Chief Pilot Captain David
Morgan piloted the flight, and those travelling
had the rare opportunity to accompany him on
his pre-flight walk around the aircraft.
Air New Zealand worked with several media
partners including The Press, Classic Hits and
Newstalk ZB Christchurch to help gift the seats
to Canterbury families. More than 1000 entries
were received for the flight.
Air New Zealand also filled the Business
Premier cabin at the front of the aircraft with
children selected by Koru Care. They particularly
enjoyed trying out the lie-flat beds.
A number of Air New Zealand’s business
partners jumped in to support the flight -Energy
supplier Z provided the fuel while Christchurch
International Airport waived the landing fees.
Air New Zealand is planning to turn one of its 777-200ER aircraft into a unique Christmas “sleigh” for the children of Christchurch. The airline will deck out its long-haul aircraft with Christmas cheer and gift it to the kids of Christchurch to experience a special scenic flight down to the Aoraki Mt Cook area and back.Read the full post