| Latest Christchurch News | Wednesday May 16 2012 7:08
Another boost for Christchurch, with the New Zealand Ice Festival confirmed to go ahead in the city later this year.
The Government's committed $800,000 for the biennial event in 2012 and 2014.
Festival director Jo Blair says the Ice Festival will become a major event on the country's calendar, drawing on the city's role as a gateway to Antarctica.
She says the investment by the Government recognises the event's ability to showcase New Zealand as a visitor destination.
Hagley Park Events Village will transform into an 'ice station' including hovercraft and large ice skating rink.