33 days ago

South Island tourist boom over long weekend, Kiwis encouraged to keep travelling

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The South Island’s tourism sector burst back into life during the long weekend, but businesses still need Kiwis to get out and spend their dollars over the winter.

Tills were ringing from Marlborough to Southland as people enjoyed the warm weather and the chance to get away now the Covid-19 lockdown rules have been relaxed.

Did you go away over the long weekend or are you planning a trip somewhere in NZ soon? Tell us more in the comments.

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9 hours ago


Arthur from Rangiora

From 6th July until 19th July 9 am to 4 pm daily at our model railway club rooms, 13 BLAKE STREET RANGIORA, next to the Blake Street carpark, children can drive Thomas or one of his Friends on our large layout. Only 50 cents per 4 minute drive. ALSO for a gold coin donation you can visit our GREAT HALL and see the model railway layouts that we have. We will also have for sale at only $10 each, diorama kits for children to buy and make up their own mini model railway diorama. This is an ideal activity for a child and parent to do together. We have some dioramas on display to view and get ideas.
This is an official KIDSFEST activity by the NORTH CANTERBURY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB Inc.

5 days ago

South Island petrol prices plummet

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch is leading the country in petrol price falls – but the AA is asking why it didn't happen sooner.

15 hours ago

What's On: Concert, Benedict Lim, on violin

Desray from Rangiora

Waimakariri Community Arts Council presents International prize winning violin protege Benedict Lim. Be enthralled with his musical aplomb. Friday 31st July, 7.30pm, Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library, tickets from the library.
Concert, Benedict Lim, on violin
  • Chamber Gallery, Rangiora Library