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ATEED supports Māori businesses with festival
24 Jan 2020   /

ATEED supports Māori businesses with festival

Māori businesses will be in the spotlight at the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival in Auckland on 31 January.


Auckland heliport closure blow to premium market – operators
23 Jan 2020   /

Auckland heliport closure blow to premium market – operators

Luxury aviation operators say they are being abandoned by Auckland Airport.


Auckland mayor: Ferry cancellations ‘unacceptable’
23 Jan 2020   /

Auckland mayor: Ferry cancellations ‘unacceptable’

Auckland mayor Phil Goff says the recent Fullers ferry cancellations in Auckland are “unacceptable”.


SkyCity to donate Sky Tower funds to Australian firefighters
22 Jan 2020  

SkyCity to donate Sky Tower funds to Australian firefighters

All proceeds generated from Auckland’s Sky Tower admissions on 26 January will go to the South Australian Country Fire Service Foundation (CFS).


Ferry fares to rise after Auckland Transport changes
21 Jan 2020  

Ferry fares to rise after Auckland Transport changes

Auckland Transport has announced its annual fare changes which come into effect from 9 February 2020.


NZ hotel sector set for strong 2020 – Colliers
17 Jan 2020   /

NZ hotel sector set for strong 2020 – Colliers

International and domestic visitor growth, a weak NZ dollar and strong economy will help drive occupancy, says the agent.


Mood of the Nation validates destination management – Armitage
17 Jan 2020   /

Mood of the Nation validates destination management – Armitage

The Mood of the Nation survey validates destination management, according to Steve Armitage, general manager of destination at Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development.


Man arrested at Auckland Airport with objectionable material on mobile
17 Jan 2020   /

Man arrested at Auckland Airport with objectionable material on mobile

A 40-year-old man has appeared in the Manukau District Court after customs investigators at Auckland Airport found child sexual abuse images and videos on his phone.


Rainbow’s End: New experiences to turn around results
16 Jan 2020  

Rainbow’s End: New experiences to turn around results

Rainbow’s End is banking on a positive summer and a new visitor experience to help improve results, with a new 7D Dark Ride launching early this year.


INFLITE, Heletranz merge – Amblers take 25% stake
15 Jan 2020   /

INFLITE, Heletranz merge – Amblers take 25% stake

The operators say the merged business will be NZ’s largest premium aviation operator.


Driver upset, stood down for day after runaway tour bus
14 Jan 2020  

Driver upset, stood down for day after runaway tour bus

A shaken tour bus driver has been stood down for the day following yesterday’s runaway bus incident that saw three people injured.


Waka festival to take innovative new approach
13 Jan 2020   /

Waka festival to take innovative new approach

The Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival will play host to an innovative new form of digital storytelling in the form of a water screen on the Waitemata Harbour, when it kicks off on 31 January 2020.


Auckland Council to open upgraded tracks
20 Dec 2019   /

Auckland Council to open upgraded tracks

Auckland Council will open several tracks ahead of the summer season following a year of work to address the kauri dieback problem in the west and south. 


Waiheke’s EcoZip expands to South Island
19 Dec 2019  

Waiheke’s EcoZip expands to South Island

Co-founder Gavin Oliver says the new venture plans to open in October 2020, creating up to 30 new jobs.


America’s Cup kick-off date confirmed
18 Dec 2019   /

America’s Cup kick-off date confirmed

The first of the 36th America’s Cup events will kick off 17-20 December with the Christmas Race in Auckland.


Key to leave Air NZ board, new CEO start day announced
17 Dec 2019   /

Key to leave Air NZ board, new CEO start day announced

Former prime minister Sir John Key has announced he will step down from the board of directors at Air New Zealand, effective March 31.


Haka Tourism Group selected for circular economy initiative
17 Dec 2019  

Haka Tourism Group selected for circular economy initiative

Haka Tourism Group is amongst the first companies signed up to XLabs, New Zealand’s first circular economy lab.


Auckland’s ASB Classic tennis event honoured with award
12 Dec 2019   /

Auckland’s ASB Classic tennis event honoured with award

The ASB Classic has been named as the best event in the world for its tier at the annual WTA Awards


Passengers system outage cancels flights, causes airport delays
11 Dec 2019  

Passengers system outage cancels flights, causes airport delays

Immigration New Zealand’s passport processing systems experienced an outage on Tuesday causing massive delays to passenger processing times.


New Rangitoto e-bike tour launches
10 Dec 2019  

New Rangitoto e-bike tour launches

Adventure Capital have launched new guided e-bike tours of Rangitoto and Motutapu in Auckland.


Fullers360 introduces increased summer pricing
9 Dec 2019   /

Fullers360 introduces increased summer pricing

Fullers360 will introduce summer season pricing on its Waiheke, Motutapu and Rangitoto ferry routes.


New pipeline fuels development at Auckland Airport
9 Dec 2019  

New pipeline fuels development at Auckland Airport

Work has begun to create a more resilient fuel network supporting airfield developments at Auckland Airport.


Bigger stands, new exhibitors for CINZ MEETINGS 2020
5 Dec 2019   /

Bigger stands, new exhibitors for CINZ MEETINGS 2020

Bigger stands as well a new products and regional highlights are expected at next year’s CINZ MEETINGS run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand.


Rangatira: Rainbow’s End lightning strike affects results
4 Dec 2019   /

Rangatira: Rainbow’s End lightning strike affects results

The owner of Auckland’s Rainbow’s End and Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa has painted contrasting pictures for the two attractions in its latest interim results for the six months to September 2019.


YoungTEC ’19: High schools damaging tourism – Rushbrook
4 Dec 2019   /

YoungTEC ’19: High schools damaging tourism – Rushbrook

Low pay and a lack of career progression were the main concerns raised by members at yesterday’s Young Tourism Export Council conference in Auckland.


Dunedin, Hamilton score 2020 All Blacks’ matches
3 Dec 2019  

Dunedin, Hamilton score 2020 All Blacks’ matches

The enduring appeal of the All Blacks will boost hospitality and accommodation coffers in four cities next year.


Young industry professionals head to YoungTEC Summit
3 Dec 2019   /

Young industry professionals head to YoungTEC Summit

Young industry professionals are converging on the Grand Millennium Auckland today for the Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual summit.


New pre-security e-gates at Auckland Airport
3 Dec 2019  

New pre-security e-gates at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has launched new automated pre-security e-gates at its international terminal.


New park and ride facility for Auckland Airport
2 Dec 2019   /

New park and ride facility for Auckland Airport

Work has begun on a second Park & Ride facility at Auckland Airport that aims to boost options for access to the terminals and reduce the number of vehicles on the precinct’s busy road network.


Cost blowout, political fallout for Auckland cruise dolphins
2 Dec 2019   /

Cost blowout, political fallout for Auckland cruise dolphins

Costs for the mooring dolphin extension at Auckland’s Queens Wharf have blown out to $30m and will not be completed in time for the America’s Cup in 2021.


ATEED CEO: APEC 2021 could be held in temporary structure
29 Nov 2019   /

ATEED CEO: APEC 2021 could be held in temporary structure

The potential for a temporary structure being built in Auckland for the event is gaining currency, says Nick Hill.


Auckland Museum secures iconic British Museum exhibition
28 Nov 2019  

Auckland Museum secures iconic British Museum exhibition

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum will be the first venue in the Southern Hemisphere to host The British Museum’s Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes exhibition.


ATEED hires former NBL Breakers boss to lead major events
27 Nov 2019   /

ATEED hires former NBL Breakers boss to lead major events

Richard Clarke will fill the role vacant since Stuart Turner left in July.


Michael Becker takes 33% stake in Auckland Seaplanes
27 Nov 2019   /

Michael Becker takes 33% stake in Auckland Seaplanes

Tourism stalwart Michael Becker has bought into Auckland Seaplanes and Waiheke Wings as the scenic flight operator sets course for growth.


Trade minister heads to Korea on Air NZ’s inaugural flight to Seoul
25 Nov 2019   /

Trade minister heads to Korea on Air NZ’s inaugural flight to Seoul

Minister for trade and export growth David Parker has headed to Korea on Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight from Auckland to Seoul.


Auckland transport programme open for public feedback
19 Nov 2019   /

Auckland transport programme open for public feedback

The Southwest Gateway programme is officially open for public feedback.


Air NZ cuts services as Dreamliner engine woes drag on
18 Nov 2019  

Air NZ cuts services as Dreamliner engine woes drag on

Around 14,000 travellers will have their plans disrupted over summer because of the faulty engines.


NZICC fire: First confirmed event casualty
18 Nov 2019   /

NZICC fire: First confirmed event casualty

The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education conference is the first confirmed casualty for the New Zealand International Convention Centre, following the devastating fire that ripped through the construction site in October.


Auckland Airport: Domestic passenger numbers dip in Sept
15 Nov 2019  

Auckland Airport: Domestic passenger numbers dip in Sept

Total passenger volumes for the month of September 2019 at Auckland Airport saw a slight increase, despite domestic passenger numbers declining by 0.7% to 757,439.


Air NZ unveils regional lounge at Auckland Airport
15 Nov 2019  

Air NZ unveils regional lounge at Auckland Airport

Air New Zealand’s new Regional Lounge at Auckland Airport will be open to customers this weekend.


SkyCity thanks emergency crews following NZICC fire
14 Nov 2019   /

SkyCity thanks emergency crews following NZICC fire

SkyCity will make a donation to Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand to acknowledge the efforts of fire and emergency teams who assisted with the fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre last month.


Kiwiness Tours adds Kiwi watching experience to portfolio
14 Nov 2019  

Kiwiness Tours adds Kiwi watching experience to portfolio

Kiwiness Tours had added a Kiwi watching experience at Tawharanui Regional Park too its list of tours.


ATEED launches destination guide on WeChat
13 Nov 2019   /

ATEED launches destination guide on WeChat

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development has launched a destination guide on Chinese social platform WeChat.


Fly My Sky launches Hobbiton tour
12 Nov 2019  

Fly My Sky launches Hobbiton tour

The Auckland-based airline is promoting a $399 package to the attraction that includes a return flight to Matamata.


Haka Tourism Group adds Ponsonby Lodge to portfolio
12 Nov 2019  

Haka Tourism Group adds Ponsonby Lodge to portfolio

Ryan Sanders’ Haka Tourism Group has added an eighth property to its accommodation portfolio with the opening of Haka Lodge Ponsonby.


Auckland named best cruise destination in Australasia
11 Nov 2019  

Auckland named best cruise destination in Australasia

Auckland has been named as the Best Australia/New Zealand Cruise Destination at the 2019 Porthole Cruise Readers’ Choice Awards.


SkyCity: NZICC fire will impact ability to host events in 2021
7 Nov 2019   /

SkyCity: NZICC fire will impact ability to host events in 2021

APEC 2021, the largest event ever hosted by the government, will likely shift from the venue.


300+ jobs on offer at inaugural Auckland Airport Job Expo
7 Nov 2019   /

300+ jobs on offer at inaugural Auckland Airport Job Expo

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Work on All Blacks Experience kicks off, new images released
7 Nov 2019   /

Work on All Blacks Experience kicks off, new images released

The opportunity to come face-to-face with the world-renowned All Black haka, test your lineout skills against your favourite player, and hear first-hand from legends of the game will all be part of the new All Blacks Experience.


New bridge for popular Te Henga walkway
6 Nov 2019   /

New bridge for popular Te Henga walkway

A new bridge on West Auckland’s  Te Henga Walkway is now open, replacing the 30-year-old bridge on the popular coastal track.