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New role for TNZ Director of Trade, PR and Major Events

Tourism New Zealand's Director of Trade, PR and Major Events Justin Watson has resigned from the organisation to take up a senior role at Christchurch International Airport.

After more than four years with Tourism New Zealand in Auckland, Justin will be moving back to his home town of Christchurch in February 2015.

Chief Executive Kevin Bowler says while Justin's departure is a loss for Tourism New Zealand, the industry will continue to benefit from his expertise.

"With Justin heading back to Christchurch he will play a key role in the regeneration effort in the city and in supporting one of the region's leading operators."

The process of finding a new Director Trade, PR & Major Events will begin immediately.