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Watch: SKYCITY’s $360m Australian casino expansion
22 May 2018  

Watch: SKYCITY’s $360m Australian casino expansion

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has appointed Hansen Yuncken the main contractor on its A$330m (NZ$360m) Adelaide Casino expansion project.


NZ Museum Awards: And the winners are…
21 May 2018   /

NZ Museum Awards: And the winners are…

The most engaging, visionary, resourceful and innovative exhibitions, programmes and museum projects were celebrated yesterday evening with a gala at event at Christchurch Art Gallery.


Museums in rapid change
20 May 2018  

Museums in rapid change

Repatriation, innovation, and virtual reality will be among the issues that come up for debate at museums’ national conference in Christchurch.


Te Papa and EQC’s Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
16 May 2018  

Te Papa and EQC’s Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education

Skeleton horses and killer bunnies may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for the computer game Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety.


Wong to lead new $15m attraction
3 May 2018  

Wong to lead new $15m attraction

Former Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters general manager Matt Wong has been appointed to manage a new Queenstown adrenalin experience, iFLY Indoor Skydiving.


Rainbow’s End, Polynesian Spa owner appoints CEO
26 Apr 2018  

Rainbow’s End, Polynesian Spa owner appoints CEO

Rangatira Investments, the owner of Auckland’s Rainbow’s End and Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa, has appointed Mark Dossor its new chief executive. 


Te Papa’s nature exhibitions make way for the new
26 Mar 2018  

Te Papa’s nature exhibitions make way for the new

As part of Te Papa’s renewal of its permanent exhibitions, the natural history spaces on Level 2 of the national museum will close after Easter for redevelopment.


Lords of the (netball) ring: Hobbiton to dress netballers, arena in new sponsorship deal
23 Mar 2018   /

Lords of the (netball) ring: Hobbiton to dress netballers, arena in new sponsorship deal

In a first of its kind commercial relationship for professional Netball in New Zealand, Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty have partnered with world famous Hobbiton Movie Set.


Christchurch Adventure Park secures Qualmark Silver
23 Mar 2018  

Christchurch Adventure Park secures Qualmark Silver

The Christchurch Adventure Park has been recognised as among the most safe and sustainable tourism businesses in the country.


Te Papa: New gallery a ‘game changer’ for art in NZ
16 Mar 2018  

Te Papa: New gallery a ‘game changer’ for art in NZ

The new $8.4 million art gallery spans two levels of the museum and is part of a major renewal of all Te Papa’s exhibition spaces.


First Look: Earth & Sky and Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s $10m Astronomy Centre
13 Mar 2018  

First Look: Earth & Sky and Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s $10m Astronomy Centre

Earth & Sky and Ngāi Tahu Tourism have revealed concept images for their $10m Astronomy Centre joint venture at Lake Tekapo.


Tourism hub plans for railway station
5 Mar 2018  

Tourism hub plans for railway station

The Railway Station could be used as a tourism and community hub where the i-SITE and proposed community museum would be.


Record Summer at Museum and Quake City
5 Mar 2018   /

Record Summer at Museum and Quake City

Canterbury Museum and its special exhibition Quake City (above) have had another record summer with 276,061 visitors during the last three months.


Dreamworld owner signals recovery following 2016 tragedy
27 Feb 2018   /

Dreamworld owner signals recovery following 2016 tragedy

Australian operator Ardent Leisure expects to return to profitably in the second half of its 2018 financial year as it continues to recover from the Dreamworld theme park tragedy. 


Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari secures $1.4m funding
27 Feb 2018  

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari secures $1.4m funding

New Zealand’s largest mainland sanctuary for native wildlife has been granted $1.4 million over four years by Waikato Regional Council.


NTT’s hot pools development gets QLDC panel nod
22 Feb 2018   /

NTT’s hot pools development gets QLDC panel nod

The panel unanimously agreed to recommend that a long-term lease over the Lakeview recreation reserve be granted.


Botanic Garden sees stars
16 Feb 2018  

Botanic Garden sees stars

The Dunedin Botanic Garden has proved it’s one of the country’s top garden experiences, once again being awarded a six star status from the New Zealand Gardens Trust.


Museum Rebuild: The little museum that could
15 Feb 2018   / /

Museum Rebuild: The little museum that could

Russell, the tiny tourist town in the Bay of Islands has always prided itself on its links with its past.


Te Papa celebrates 20 years of “our place”
12 Feb 2018  

Te Papa celebrates 20 years of “our place”

After a dawn ceremony and huge anticipation, at midday on February 14, 1998, yachtsman Sir Peter Blake led two children through the doors of Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand, on Wellington’s waterfront.


The Lost Spring appoints new CEO
8 Feb 2018  

The Lost Spring appoints new CEO

Luxury hot pools and spa attraction The Lost Spring has appointed Alanna Kline its new chief executive. 


Baby penguins off to swimming start
6 Feb 2018  

Baby penguins off to swimming start

The newest additions to the sub-Antarctic penguin family at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland are off to a swimmingly good start to life as they made a splash in their first aquatic lessons.


Motorcycle Mecca starts expansion and redevelopment
2 Feb 2018   / / /

Motorcycle Mecca starts expansion and redevelopment

A large expansion and redevelopment project has officially started at the Classic Motorcycle Mecca in Invercargill.


After nearly 20 years, Agroventures becomes Velocity Valley
1 Feb 2018   /

After nearly 20 years, Agroventures becomes Velocity Valley

After nearly 20 years Agroventures Adventure Park is changing its name to Velocity Valley.


NTT: All Blacks Experience will bring fans closer to their favourite teams
22 Dec 2017   /

NTT: All Blacks Experience will bring fans closer to their favourite teams

The All Blacks Experience will open at SKYCITY in 2019 and provide visitors with a state-of-the-art, interactive experience that will showcase the All Blacks and NZ’s other national rugby teams.


Intercontinental, Weta launch new partnership
14 Dec 2017   /

Intercontinental, Weta launch new partnership

InterContinental Wellington and Weta Studio Tours are excited to launch an exciting partnership.


Rocket Lab scrubs today’s launch
11 Dec 2017  

Rocket Lab scrubs today’s launch

Rocket Lab has scrubbed its planned launch today citing orbital traffic and weather factors for the postponement.


Christchurch Adventure Park appoints GM
7 Dec 2017  

Christchurch Adventure Park appoints GM

Marketer Anne Newman has taken the helm of the Christchurch Adventure Park which re-opened this week after the Port Hills fire saw it closed for 10 months.


Skyline eyes Europe for luge expansion
7 Dec 2017  

Skyline eyes Europe for luge expansion

Skyline Enterprises is in talks to develop two new international luge attractions – including its first in Europe.


Waimangu Volcanic Valley appoints new GM
4 Dec 2017  

Waimangu Volcanic Valley appoints new GM

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is gearing up for growth with the appointment former Skyline Rotorua manager David Blackmore as general manager.


Historic architecture and fine wine combine this summer
4 Dec 2017  

Historic architecture and fine wine combine this summer

Ahuriri’s iconic National Tobacco Company building, which closed last year for maintenance and redevelopment, is open for business.


Larnach Castle achieves Qualmark trifecta
1 Dec 2017  

Larnach Castle achieves Qualmark trifecta

All three of the Larnach Castle Qualmark assessed products meet the Gold Sustainable tourism business criteria.


Q&A with Rainbow’s End CEO-designate Karen Crabb
30 Nov 2017   /

Q&A with Rainbow’s End CEO-designate Karen Crabb

Karen Crabb, the current retail director of beverage company Lion, has been appointed chief executive of Auckland’s Rainbow’s End and begins the role in February.


Extensive upgrade planned for the zoo’s chimp habitat
30 Nov 2017  

Extensive upgrade planned for the zoo’s chimp habitat

Wellington Zoo’s resident chimpanzees will be seeing an update to their habitat in 2018 thanks to a new project supported with funding from Pub Charity Limited and Wellington City Council.


Rangatira appoints Rainbow’s End CEO
29 Nov 2017   / /

Rangatira appoints Rainbow’s End CEO

Rangatira Investments has named beverage company Lion’s retail director, Karen Crabb, the new chief executive of Rainbow’s End.


Proposed Wellington zipline flies past its first hurdle
24 Nov 2017  

Proposed Wellington zipline flies past its first hurdle

The Wellington Zipline Adventures (WZA) proposal includes four pairs of ziplines, which would zig-zag down the valley, with wooden take-off and landing decks at each end.


Ngāi Tahu’s $25m hot pools development notified
23 Nov 2017   /

Ngāi Tahu’s $25m hot pools development notified

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s proposed hot pool and day spa development in Queenstown has taken another step closer to becoming a reality after the council opened public consultation on the scheme.


Kelly Tarlton’s: NZ’s first interactive turtle rehabilitation plan launches
23 Nov 2017   /

Kelly Tarlton’s: NZ’s first interactive turtle rehabilitation plan launches

Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland, has announced that from 11 December, New Zealanders can experience the country’s first interactive turtle rehabilitation experience, Turtle Rescue.


Te Papa’s Mahuki teams showcase tech innovations
22 Nov 2017  

Te Papa’s Mahuki teams showcase tech innovations

Eight entrepreneurial teams from Te Papa’s Mahuki technology incubator unveiled business propositions which provide digital solutions to challenges faced by cultural organisations worldwide.


Skyline Queenstown celebrates 50 years, looks to the future
17 Nov 2017  

Skyline Queenstown celebrates 50 years, looks to the future

Skyline Queenstown celebrates 50 years of operation today and will be hosting a local’s day and exhibition of memorabilia over the weekend.


Rainbow’s End recognised at prestigious international awards
17 Nov 2017  

Rainbow’s End recognised at prestigious international awards

Competing against top theme parks worldwide NZ based theme park Rainbow’s End was thrilled to come away with a major award at the Brass Rings 2017 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions ( IAAPA ) awards.


MOTAT marketing recognised
16 Nov 2017  

MOTAT marketing recognised

MOTAT’s focus on using past, present and future Kiwi technology, innovation and heritage to inspire its audience has seen it win a prestigious award.


Len Lye Centre pumps $7.4m into district
14 Nov 2017   /

Len Lye Centre pumps $7.4m into district

New Plymouth’s Len Lye Centre has pumped $7.4m into the district and brought more than 17,000 visitors to the region in 2016, according to a new report.


Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom prepares to open
13 Nov 2017  

Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom prepares to open

Foxton’s much anticipated tourism and community services centre, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, is set to open its doors on Saturday 18 November 2017.


Skyline Queenstown to host celebrations for Gondola’s 50th birthday
3 Nov 2017  

Skyline Queenstown to host celebrations for Gondola’s 50th birthday

Skyline Queenstown is set to host two community events to celebrate its 50th anniversary this month.


AJ Hackett Bungy NZ launches new website…
3 Nov 2017   /

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ launches new website…

An interactive new website for AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand captures the excitement, thrill and attitude of an iconic Kiwi experience – Bungy jumping – through a new-look design featuring animation, video, and engaging imagery.


…while AJ Hackett International launches new attraction
3 Nov 2017  

…while AJ Hackett International launches new attraction

World-leading Kiwi adventure tourism pioneer AJ Hackett has opened a major tourism venture in Singapore’s Sentosa Island.


Mayor: $35m Whanganui redevelopment has potential “to bring millions”
2 Nov 2017  

Mayor: $35m Whanganui redevelopment has potential “to bring millions”

Whanganui District Council has thrown its weight behind a proposed $34.9m re-development of the historic Sarjeant Gallery to help secure $16m of government funding.


Kiwis help Christchurch visitor attraction prepare to re-open
31 Oct 2017  

Kiwis help Christchurch visitor attraction prepare to re-open

The New Zealand rugby league team have assisted one of Christchurch’s newest visitor attractions re-open after last year’s devastating Port Hill fires.


Forestry works to begin near Skyline Queenstown
25 Oct 2017  

Forestry works to begin near Skyline Queenstown

A band of conifer trees on either side of the Skyline gondola above downtown Queenstown will soon be cleared to avoid creating a health and safety threat to the aerial cableway.


Rainbow ends at Waihi’s ‘heart of gold’
25 Oct 2017  

Rainbow ends at Waihi’s ‘heart of gold’

The iconic Rainbow from Rainbow’s End has a new home, and now the brightly coloured landmark is ready to welcome people to Waihi and possibly make the dreams they dare to dream come true!


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