Giant leap for Canterbury aerospace industry

Giant leap for Canterbury aerospace industry
Tāwhaki's new runway is nearing completion. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Greg Hurrell
A fledgling project on a windswept Canterbury coast is just weeks away from completing a multimillion-dollar development that should cement the region’s role as New Zealand’s aerospace hub.Construction crews are laying the final seal on Tāwhaki’s National Aerospace Centre’s one-kilometre-long runway this month.Tāwhaki is a joint venture between the crown and two local Ngai Tahu rūnanga on 1,000 hectares at Kaitorete Spit. The narrow isthmus runs between the ocean and Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, west of Banks Peninsula.&nb...

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