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Christchurch vies with Auckland for events dollars

Brent Melville
Sat, 18 Jun 2022

Christchurch vies with Auckland for events dollars
MEETINGS2022 is a coup for the Christchurch events sector. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
Sat, 18 Jun 2022
Christchurch is taking aim at Auckland's events and business market in the wake of delays to the opening of the International Convention Centre (NZICC) and uncertainty over the city’s showgrounds venue.SkyCity Entertainment’s $700 million, 32,000-square-metre NZICC is now expected to open its doors in 2025, five years after it was originally scheduled for completion. This was after a fire in 2019 virtually destroyed the site, also damaging the Horizon Hotel next door.The future availability of Greenlane’s Auckland Sho...

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