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South Island Endurance Series Round 2 at Mike Pero Motorsport Park – Ruapuna

By Kiwicat | Oct 8, 2020

Mike Pero Motorsport Park boasts a long history of both 2 and 4 wheeled events and is close enough to Airways Motel to be able to drive there in 10 minutes. The South Island Endurance Series is one of the bigger events to be held at the Motorsport Park and this time it was free … read more

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Mt Hutt Ski Area Foot Passenger Card

Mount Hutt Ski Area – A day trip from Christchurch

By Kiwicat | Jun 24, 2020

The other day, I was invited to go on a day trip to Mt. Hutt by one of my snowboarding friends. It’s just a 90 minute drive from Christchurch and we left in the dark at 7am. Along the way the day dawned and the beautiful snowy mountains appeared out of the darkness! Many skiers … read more

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Police Car at Airways Motel Car Park

Safer Communities Together……. at last

By Kiwicat | Apr 9, 2020

There has been a lot of talk about checking on self isolators during their 14 day period of laying low. “It will be done” we were told by the Police Commissioner but then we found out it wasn’t being done, but sometimes it was, via text. All seamed a bit wishy washy…. Until today! Mid … read more

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Shopping for Covid-19 Accommodation

Shopping for Covid-19 Accommodation

By Kiwicat | Apr 9, 2020

So that all guests are able to keep their rooms and bathrooms clean during the level 4 lockdown, we made the decision to supply toilet cleaner, kitchen/bathroom spray and a sponge for the bathroom. That meant a trip to the supermarket which is easy enough, but once there I discovered that these items (apart from … read more

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Covid-19 lockdown at the motel – protecting our bubbles

By Kiwicat | Apr 1, 2020

The most important point about the lockdown is staying in your bubble – this is how it works at the motel. In order to make the lockdown work at the Motel we have made some major changes.  The office has been closed, Self room servicing was introduced, A plastic barrier was added to the airport … read more

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Motel life in lockdown

By Kiwicat | Mar 30, 2020

At the motel we have a number of guests who, by way of the lockdown, are pretty much living with us. Most of them want to leave NZ but they can’t.  In a weird way it’s a good type of guest to have and Hotel California does come to mind. This means we have about … read more

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Supporting our self isolating guest

By Kiwicat | Mar 29, 2020

Shopping for self isolating guests at the airport supermarket Mark (not his real name) booked a few days ago needing room for his 14 days of self isolation.  Having just arrived from Aussie and having no family members or friends in Christchurch, Mark required a hand to get some supplies.  As part of our self … read more

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Exterior of Airways Motel

A New Start

By Kiwicat | Mar 29, 2020

Airways Motel began a new lease on life on 6 March with Jeff and Naomi. Things looked rosy, guests were happy, bookings were flowing in and we’d started to take a closer look at a few things, one of which was the tidying up the website. You’ll see mention of COVID-19 – hardly an issue … read more

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