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Ngā mata o te ariki o Tāwhirimātea (Matariki) is the name of a group of stars, whose appearance in the winter night sky marks the traditional beginning of the Māori new year. Learn more about Matariki and discover some exciting celebrations you can join, all around the country!

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Oh-so Ōtautahi! Discover our favourite Christchurch to-do’s.

Christchurch truly is a new city. Its streets are bustling with urban hot-spots and the sheer variety of activities will enthral adrenalin junkies and nature-lovers alike. There’s so much to discover, we hope you love it as much as we do!

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Five adventures in Marlborough this autumn

Colour pulses throughout the region, as the grape harvest begins and a small army of workers descend to work in the vineyards and wineries.

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Dietary requirement? Here's where to eat at the airport

There’s plenty on the menu for you here at the airport, from snacks to meals, sweet treats to healthy eats. Whatever your dietary needs, discover a wide range of tasty options in this handy airport eating guide.

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P.A.W.S are coming to Christchurch airport

Christchurch Airport is delighted to welcome a new team of helpers… pet therapy dogs! These furry friends will be available in the terminal during peak periods, ready to provide some calming canine love to nervous travellers.

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Airport Fire Service Kids Can Charity Auction

Building playhouses for a great cause

Our four Airport Fire Service teams have been working on something a little different lately. Their special task? Build and decorate four playhouses to be auctioned on Trade Me, with all proceeds going to the charity KidsCan.

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An insider’s guide to New Plymouth

Vibrant, contemporary and buzzing with things to do, New Plymouth is a mecca for families and foodies, art-lovers and adventurers. Discover a round-up of the region’s hidden gems, quirkiest hotels, coolest eateries, best trails and funnest adventures.

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Every day heroes

From aircraft incidents to fuel spills, scrub fires to medical emergencies, being an airport firefighter means being ready for anything. Discover a typical ‘day in the life’ for the crew at the Airport Fire Service.

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Five long weekend escapes from Christchurch

Time to break up your routine with a weekend away? From action packed adventures to artisanal explorations, we’ve curated five fun ideas to get you going.

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Six unique free activities you can do at Christchurch Airport

Got time to kill before your flight? Christchurch Airport has a few hidden and not so hidden gems for you to check out. We've put together this list of unique free activities you can do at the airport to keep yourself entertained before you take to the skies.

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Ever wondered where your bag goes when you check-in?

Find out in this rollercoaster video journey through our custom designed conveyer belt system.

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The most ‘Insta worthy’ places to visit within an hour from Christchurch

Looking to capture that perfect Instagram worthy photo while you’re in Christchurch? We’ve rounded up some picture-perfect spots within an hour of Christchurch Airport that will sit pretty on your feed.

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Travelling with kids?

We’ve got a tonne of ways to keep them entertained at the airport this Christmas.

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