Tauranga is lining up for an economic boost this summer from a varied lineup of events, music and entertainment.
Tourism Bay of Plenty and Tauranga City Council have launched a new app to promote the area’s culture, history and visitor activities during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week.
The operator on the state of the luxury market, taking the long view, and its new conservation credit programme.
Operators’ better use of food resources and cutting waste have been recognised as holiday parks aim for greener outcomes.
A new civic precinct in Tauranga will receive $21m in funding for facilities including a new museum, exhibition gallery, civic whare and a library and community space.
Mauao Mt Maunganui is facing more temporary closures next week to protect culturally and historically-significant locations on the base track, Te Ara Tūtanga.
The Tauranga Western Bay Community Event Fund has received an additional boost, bringing the total 2023/24 grant pool to $900,000.
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The last 800m of the Ōmokoroa to Tauranga cycleway is now under construction.
Drought, fire and higher temperatures could affect the region’s tourism industry.
Tourism Bay of Plenty has kicked off the first The Green Room sustainability programme for the year in Ōhope, with 18 organisations taking part.
More than 1,500 rangatahi from 105 kura across Aotearoa New Zealand will participate in the Waka Ama Secondary School Nationals at Lake Tikitapu, Rotorua.
Construction is underway on a three-kilometre path spanning Mount Maunganui’s Marine Parade coastal reserve.
Waitekohekohe Recreational Park has opened in Katikati, featuring five trails for mountain bikers and others for walkers and horse riders.
Te Manuka Tūtahi marae in Whakatāne will no longer offer tourist experiences as it refocuses on providing events of significance at its Mataatua Wharenui.
The biggest mountain bike stage race in New Zealand is being held across 200 kilometres of the North Island’s geothermal regions in Rotorua, Taupō and Tokoroa.
The grants can help businesses impacted due to barriers to customer access, supply chain issues, or the inability to operate as usual due to damage.
MetService has issued an orange heavy rain warning for the soaked Hawke’s Bay as a new weather system moves over the country.
The Ropes & Thrills Rotorua attraction, set to launch in November 2023, is a prime investment opportunity for those looking to take advantage of New Zealand’s growing tourism industry.
Significant cancellations have been taken leaving some operators struggling through the summer.
Flavours Bay of Plenty Festival is returning to Tauranga in March 2023.
Around 40,000 reggae lovers are expected to attend a major music festival in Tauranga this weekend.
The First We Eat Festival is returning to Tauranga in March, with tickets on track to sell out.
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.