Last week I had the good fortune to travel on the Air New Zealand inaugural flight from Christchurch to Perth. It was a great experience and I commend the airline and the destination to you.
Perth is a city that is reinventing itself. Christchurch is a city that is recreating itself. The parallels are compelling!
Perth has a population of 1.5million, 70,000 of whom are kiwis. 80,000 more kiwis visit the city every year. Perth is growing by about 50,000 per year and the affluence shows.
We took some time out to visit Rottnest Island, about 40 kms off the coast. It is the home of the Quokka and I thought you might be interested in these pictures. A very pretty and interesting island.
Air New Zealand is flying direct to Perth from Christchurch twice a week until at least April 2014.
One week to go before the Christmas season really sets in. I wish you all the best for the festive season and a highly productive 2014. From a
Christchurch perspective it is going to be a big one!