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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 travelers.

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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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