The trophies for the 2018 Development West Coast Leading Light Awards were crafted by local artist Ian Boustridge.

The Christchurch Airport Tourism and Hospitality Award has a new home at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef.

“It’s a great honour for the West Coast Wildlife Centre to win such a prestigious award and I’m so proud of the team in Franz Josef for all their hard work and commitment to conservation. Thanks to the Department of Conservation for their strong commitment to our partnership together,” says Richard Benton, Director of the West Coast Wildlife Centre.

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West Coast Wildlife Centre winner of the Christchurch Airport Tourism and Hospitality Award. West Coast Scenic Waterways Retreat winner of the Greymouth Star Rising Star Award.