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Accommodation group launches legal action against council
25 May 2018  

Accommodation group launches legal action against council

Members of Auckland’s accommodation sector have begun a High Court challenge to the legality of the council’s targeted rate.


Australian visitor numbers drop 20% in April at Akl Airport
25 May 2018  

Australian visitor numbers drop 20% in April at Akl Airport

Easter beginning in March this year, the World Masters Games last year, and a drop in trans-Tasman capacity contributed to a 20% drop in Australian passenger numbers through Auckland Airport in April. 


International event organisers head to Auckland
22 May 2018  

International event organisers head to Auckland

Leading business event organisers from around the world are heading to New Zealand’s largest business tourism trade exhibition in Auckland next week, on 30 and 31 May.


Hundreds of new jobs slated for Auckland Airport
21 May 2018  

Hundreds of new jobs slated for Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport is developing a new line-up of bars and restaurants at its domestic and international terminals in a move which will lead to hundreds of new jobs over the next 12 months.


Haka named finalist in ExportNZ Awards
18 May 2018  

Haka named finalist in ExportNZ Awards

Haka Educational Tours has been named a finalist in the 2018 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for business from the Auckland and Waikato regions.  


Christchurch Airport, ATEED partner for China push
15 May 2018  

Christchurch Airport, ATEED partner for China push

A new partnership aimed at unlocking potential from NZ’s growing Chinese visitor market has been unveiled by Christchurch Airport and Auckland’s regional tourism organisation.


A new plan for Auckland as ATEED pushes into DM
14 May 2018  

A new plan for Auckland as ATEED pushes into DM

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development will play a bigger part in the management of its visitor economy as it seeks to ensure industry growth across the region is sustainable.


More closures as kauri dieback prevention gains pace
14 May 2018  

More closures as kauri dieback prevention gains pace

Another Auckland walking track has been closed – albeit temporarily – as efforts to prevent the spread of kauri dieback continue.


SKYCITY sells carpark for $40m
11 May 2018  

SKYCITY sells carpark for $40m

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has sold its  Federal Street car park in Auckland to ICD Property Investment Limited for $40m.


SKYCITY unveils five-star Horizon Hotel
9 May 2018  

SKYCITY unveils five-star Horizon Hotel

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has unveiled its Horizon Hotel being built alongside the New Zealand International Convention Centre in Auckland.


Littlewood: NZ in a “tourism supercycle”
7 May 2018  

Littlewood: NZ in a “tourism supercycle”

Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood says New Zealand is in a “tourism supercycle” but the industry must work together to ensure the country benefits.


Memorial attraction unveiled
6 May 2018  

Memorial attraction unveiled

Ports of Auckland and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei today unveiled Te Toka o Apihai Te Kawau, a commemorative memorial of the founding of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).


Heritage Hotel appoints new COO
3 May 2018  

Heritage Hotel appoints new COO

Heritage Hotels has promoted Gary Jarvis from group operations manager to the role of chief operating officer at Heritage Hotel Management.


Waterfront “volcano” plan for Auckland
2 May 2018  

Waterfront “volcano” plan for Auckland

Four inner city beaches, a lagoon, an underground Māori cultural centre and even a “volcano” are being touted in an ambitious new plan for Auckland’s container port.


SKYCITY confirms NZICC completion slips to Dec 2019
2 May 2018   /

SKYCITY confirms NZICC completion slips to Dec 2019

SKYCITY has confirmed it now expects a December 2019 completion of its $703m New Zealand International Convention Centre and Hobson Street hotel projects.


Waitākeres still accessible as forested areas close
2 May 2018  

Waitākeres still accessible as forested areas close

Twenty-nine tracks remain open or partially open for visitors to use in the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park after its forested areas were closed to stop the spread of kauri dieback disease.


Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill summit becomes vehicle-free
2 May 2018  

Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill summit becomes vehicle-free

The tihi (summit) of Maungakiekie / One Tree Hill will permanently close to all motor vehicles, including motorbikes and scooters from late next week.


Have your say: Auckland’s $212m America’s Cup plan
1 May 2018  

Have your say: Auckland’s $212m America’s Cup plan

Auckland’s proposed $212m Wynyard-Hobson plan for the 2021 America’s Cup is now open for submission.


International passengers jump 9%
30 Apr 2018  

International passengers jump 9%

International passengers through Auckland Airport increased to 909,413 in March, up 8.9% on the same month last year.


Auckland city to airport link part of $1.8bn light rail plan
27 Apr 2018  

Auckland city to airport link part of $1.8bn light rail plan

Auckland’s transport plan has allocated $1.8bn towards funding two light rail corridors including an airport to city route.


Akl Airport claims prices “fair and reasonable”
27 Apr 2018  

Akl Airport claims prices “fair and reasonable”

Auckland Airport has said its prices are “fair and reasonable” following a Commerce Commission report raising concerns that the company’s forecast profits look to high for the next five years.


New GM takes the helm at the Pullman Auckland
19 Apr 2018  

New GM takes the helm at the Pullman Auckland

Veronique Delattre has taken the helm of the Pullman Auckland as the hotel’s new general manager.


Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running
18 Apr 2018  

Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running

Auckland has been named ‘Best Medium City’ at the prestigious SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards for the third consecutive time.


Auckland wins international AI conference
17 Apr 2018  

Auckland wins international AI conference

Auckland will be the first city in New Zealand to host an upcoming global artificial intelligence conference after winning a bid to host the 2020 event.


Auckland’s major events portfolio 2018/19
13 Apr 2018  

Auckland’s major events portfolio 2018/19

A diverse range of cultural, lifestyle and sporting events happening in Auckland over the coming financial year will receive public investment as part of Auckland’s Major Events Portfolio.


178-unit  Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel up for sale
12 Apr 2018  

178-unit Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel up for sale

The Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel in the heart of Auckland CBD is on the market for sale through Colliers International Hotels and CBRE Hotels.


Disruption, delays and damage continue following severe storms
11 Apr 2018  

Disruption, delays and damage continue following severe storms

Tourism and transport businesses across Auckland continue to be severely affected by a destructive storm that has battered parts of the North Island.


We’re open for business: Waitākere Ranges tour operators
11 Apr 2018   /

We’re open for business: Waitākere Ranges tour operators

Tour operators who take visitors through the Waitākere Ranges will still be able to gain access to it despite the coming closure of the forested areas of the park. 


How does the Sky Tower handle a lightning strike?
11 Apr 2018  

How does the Sky Tower handle a lightning strike?

The Sky Tower is fully equipped to withstand lightning and has one of the most advanced systems for tower protection.


Decision day on Waitākere Ranges – could operators lose access?
10 Apr 2018   /

Decision day on Waitākere Ranges – could operators lose access?

Auckland Council will make its final decision today on whether to close the Waitākere Ranges to help stop the spread of kauri dieback disease.


Record numbers heading for RTNZ inbound trade event
10 Apr 2018   /

Record numbers heading for RTNZ inbound trade event

A record number of inbound travel companies will attend the Regional Tourism NZ (RTNZ) inbound trade event in Auckland tomorrow.


First official All Blacks store opens at Auckland Airport
10 Apr 2018  

First official All Blacks store opens at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced that New Zealand Rugby has opened the country’s first Official All Blacks Store.


Partly automated stations rolled out to combat kauri dieback
6 Apr 2018  

Partly automated stations rolled out to combat kauri dieback

Partly automated cleaning stations are being rolled out across regions at risk of kauri dieback disease.


TIA: Extended Auckland accommodation rate still unfair
2 Apr 2018  

TIA: Extended Auckland accommodation rate still unfair

The new version of the targeted rate on accommodation providers proposed in the Auckland Council’s draft Long-Term Plan is still inefficient and ill-conceived, says TIA.


Hawaiian Airlines expands flights, announces sports sponsorships
2 Apr 2018   /

Hawaiian Airlines expands flights, announces sports sponsorships

Hawaiian Airlines has announced its support for Netball in New Zealand via a major sponsorship of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic and Northern Stars ANZ Premiership teams.


NZICC completion slips to late 2019, coming within weeks of first big event
28 Mar 2018   /

NZICC completion slips to late 2019, coming within weeks of first big event

SKYCITY Entertainment Group is now planning for a late 2019 completion of its $703m New Zealand International Convention Centre and Hobson St hotel projects.


Near miss: Pilots feared drone sucked into engine of Air NZ jet carrying 278
27 Mar 2018  

Near miss: Pilots feared drone sucked into engine of Air NZ jet carrying 278

Air New Zealand has called for harsher penalties after a drone came so close to a 777-200 on its approach to Auckland Airport that pilots feared it had been ingested into one of the plane’s engines.


Chinese Auckland arrivals jump 19% for Jan-Feb
26 Mar 2018  

Chinese Auckland arrivals jump 19% for Jan-Feb

Auckland Airport showed a 19% increase in Chinese visitor arrivals over the combined January and February months this year compared to 2016. 


Submissions urged before online accommodation providers hit by targeted rate
26 Mar 2018   /

Submissions urged before online accommodation providers hit by targeted rate

Bookabach is urging its users to make submissions on the Auckland Council’s plans to implement a targeted rate on non-commercial accommodation providers.


Goldie Bush tracks closing in support of Waitakere rahui
19 Mar 2018   /

Goldie Bush tracks closing in support of Waitakere rahui

PRESS RELEASE: Department of Conservation The Department of Conservation (DOC) is temporarily closing all tracks in Goldie Bush Scenic Reserve, in support of the rāhui placed by Te Kawerau ā MORE »


SKYCITY endorsed by Women’s Refuge for domestic violence support
16 Mar 2018  

SKYCITY endorsed by Women’s Refuge for domestic violence support

SKYCITY, The Warehouse Group, and Fonterra and have all received the Workplace Refuge endorsement, recognising their achievements in the family violence space.


ATEED forges NZ’s first destination management + marketing plan
15 Mar 2018  

ATEED forges NZ’s first destination management + marketing plan

ATEED is preparing to launch what it says will be New Zealand’s first combined destination management and marketing plan for a region. 


America’s Cup decision closer with new base option
15 Mar 2018  

America’s Cup decision closer with new base option

Minister for Economic Development David Parker welcomes new developments that bring closer an agreement on the shape of a world-class venue for the 36th America’s Cup event in Auckland.


Last day for America’s Cup submissions
14 Mar 2018  

Last day for America’s Cup submissions

The period for making submissions on the current notified America’s Cup resource consent applications will close today, Wednesday 14 March.


SKYCITY partners with Global Women
9 Mar 2018  

SKYCITY partners with Global Women

SKYCITY has announced a new partnership with Global Women at its inaugural Winning Women professional development event, attended by more than 120 staff on Wednesday.


Striking new rail station designs revealed
5 Mar 2018  

Striking new rail station designs revealed

City Rail Link has revealed striking new concept plans for the rail stations it plans to build or refurbish as part of its Auckland network.


Chinese fall fails to dent record Jan arrivals
5 Mar 2018  

Chinese fall fails to dent record Jan arrivals

The later start of Chinese New Year saw visitors from China drop by 28.4% at Auckland Airport in January compared to the same month last year.


JUCY among the winners at Round the Bays
5 Mar 2018  

JUCY among the winners at Round the Bays

JUCY was among the winners at the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event.


Guthrey Tourism goes national with Auckland acquisitions
2 Mar 2018   / /

Guthrey Tourism goes national with Auckland acquisitions

Christchurch’s Guthrey Tourism has pushed north with the acquisition of three i-SITES in Auckland in a move that also complements its purchase of online holiday company Relaxing Journeys.


Cruise ship visits increase 50% to help lift POAL revenue
2 Mar 2018  

Cruise ship visits increase 50% to help lift POAL revenue

A 50% jump in cruise ship numbers helped lift Ports of Auckland’s interim revenue to $120.6m for the six months to December 2017, up 9.1% on the same period a year earlier.


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