$6.1 million space centre opens in Canterbury

$6.1 million space centre opens in Canterbury
The new 1 kilometre runway at Kaitorete. (Image: Supplied)
John Anthony
A new $6.1 million space centre and runway in Canterbury is expected to help create more than 1,300 jobs and up to $2.4 billion in economic benefits over the next 10 years.The Tāwhaki National Aerospace Centre and the new sealed runway at Kaitorete, 50 minutes drive from Christchurch, opened on Friday.  The 1-kilometre runway and planned hangar facilities were funded by a $5.4m grant from the government’s Regional Strategic Partnership Fund. Tāwhaki is a joint venture partnership between the holding company Kaitorete (representi...

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