9 Feb 2024

Canterbury aerospace centre to lift local economy

From Checkpoint, 5:52 pm on 9 February 2024

A new aerospace centre in Canterbury is expected to lift the local economy by up to a billion dollars and secure the local sector's talent in New Zealand.

The Tawhaki National Aerospace Centre at Kaitorete Spit in Banks Peninsula officially opened today, following a five and a half million dollar boost from the government.

Project leaders say it clears a path for both local and international companies within the sector to take flight and gain access to space.

Reporter Adam Burns was at the opening.