Tauranga will be the first region to access a new government fundraising tool to support up to $175m for local infrastructure projects.
Tauranga’s waterfront is awash with lights and colour as part of a new art and sculpture installation in the city centre.
Tourism Bay of Plenty is expecting more than 170,000 visitors to the region this season thanks to cruise’s return.
The acquisitive operator plans to invest in the business, bringing jobs and visitors to the Bay of Plenty.
Volcanologists and engineers have completed two years of testing on an automated eruption warning system for Whakaari White Island that aims to estimate the likelihood of an eruption.
Athenree Hot Springs and Holiday Park has picked up the Tourism Business of the Year Award at the 2022 Katikati and Waihi Beach Community Business Awards.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Meta, the company behind Facebook, will run digital skills workshops in Queenstown and Rotorua in September.
Tauranga City Council says its Bay Venues network has made ‘significant progress’ to improve customer experience, staffing and operational facilities within its aquatics, sports, community centres and halls, and events.
A new kiosk and etching in Tauranga’s Wharf Street Upgrade in Te Papa will showcase the history of the city as part of an interactive audio and video experience.
Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has cut the ribbon for the renovated Whakatāne wharf and broken ground on work to construct the new Commercial Boat Harbour.
The 2022 Matariki Dish Challenge in Rotorua and Bay of Plenty have showcased the best of the region’s storytelling and food, with four winners crowned.
The first cohort from TBOP’s Green Room Programme graduates after an intensive 12-weeks helped participants reduce, reuse and recycle.
A plan to transform a Tauranga reserve into a cultural and historic centre would provide a visitor experience around Māori life, including the 1864 battle of Gate Pā Pukehinahina.
Sections of Tauranga’s Mt Maunganui Mauao will be closed to the public next week as works get underway to place new wayfinding signage and cultural touchpoints across the mountain.
The New Zealand Parks Awards have named the best of the country’s recreational spots in Bay of Plenty, Taupō and Upper Hutt.
Tauranga’s inaugural STEMFest is back after a two-year hiatus, promising a variety of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities to inspire children and the whole family.
A building on the outskirts of Tauranga’s Historic Village has been destroyed by a fire.
Ōpōtiki has lined up 19 events for locals and visitors to honour and celebrate Matariki.
A Tauranga reserve commemorating the 1864 Battle of Re Ranga is being upgraded to create a place of remembrance and storytelling.
The programme shows participants how to achieve the knowledge, skills, and confidence to actively pursue zero carbon and regenerative goals.
Specific volcano traits could form the basis of a new eruption warning system.
The Flavours of Plenty Festival in the coastal Bay of Plenty will go ahead 7-10 April.
Tourism businesses welcome the new border re-opening dates but it will take months for many to enjoy the benefits.
A deserved supreme winner at the recent Keep NZ Beautiful Awards – Whakatāne!
The New Zealand SUP Nationals is underway at Mt Maunganui, with more than 100 athletes taking part.
But a proposed new Great Walk through the area could be an “exciting” boost, says Adam Hughes.
The Keep New Zealand Beautiful Supreme Towns & Cities Award winner for 2021 is Whakatāne.
The first steps to restoring Maungaruahine Pā at Te Puke are underway following a $355,000 funding injection from the Government’s Mahi mō te Taiao | Jobs for Nature programme.
The inaugural Flavours of Plenty Festival is set to go ahead with tickets now on sale.
Bookings for accommodation on the Bachcare platform for the month of January are 17% higher than at the same point in 2020, the company says.
Large numbers of visitors are expected to descend on the Mount Maunganui, Pāpāmoa, and Tauranga region this weekend for high-profile events.
The recent fine weather is proving just the medicine for tourist-starved operators with outdoor offerings in Rotorua and Taupo, with one operator setting a new visitor record.
A review finds some of the agency’s actions “unacceptable and not able to be justified”.
The loss of the Waikato market will whittle down already slim pickings for operators in neighbouring regions, already bracing for an absent Auckland market.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism has appointed David Blackmore to lead the operator’s Agrodome attraction in Rotorua.
Tourism businesses are re-opening this week but getting viable customer numbers through will take longer.
A majority of businesses in Auckland, Waikato, Taupō and Tauranga are confident of surviving the pandemic, but optimism is much lower in areas heavily reliant on tourism.
Seals are coming ashore during the winter season to rest in the Bay of Plenty need to be given space, says the Department of Conservation.
Rules are now in place to stop people anchoring boats or taking any kind of marine life from three offshore reef areas surrounding Motiti Island, off Papamoa Beach.
The former TBOP boss will lead the launch of a new leadership academy for tourism professionals.
A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.
Funds tagged for exhibition use, as well as earthquake strengthening due to start next year.
New project framework developed with STAPP funding, aims to continue domestic tourism momentum.
A two-day administrative hearing begins today in Whakatāne District Court to hear charges laid by Worksafe against 13 parties in the Whakaari/White Island eruption over alleged health and safety breaches.
Whakatāne reported $3m more was spent during the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020.
This year’s event was originally planned for March.
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The festival aims to raise awareness about waka hourua and their voyages to reconnect with ancestral homelands.
A law change will likely lead to an increase in wine cellar doors and vineyard visitation, says NZ Winegrowers.
The chief executive has led the RTO through both extraordinary growth and challenges.