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ATEED’s tourism attractions investment plan
20 Nov 2018   /

ATEED’s tourism attractions investment plan

The agency is hunting for new ideas and investors to help develop tourism product across Auckland.


Waitakere’s Kitekite Falls track to re-open by Xmas
20 Nov 2018   /

Waitakere’s Kitekite Falls track to re-open by Xmas

The kauri dieback-affected Kitekite Falls track in the Waitakere Ranges will be reopened by Christmas, according to Auckland Councillor Penny Hulse.


Haka wins WABA gong for marketing
16 Nov 2018  

Haka wins WABA gong for marketing

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Women’s Rugby World Cup to attract 4600 visitors to Auckland
15 Nov 2018   /

Women’s Rugby World Cup to attract 4600 visitors to Auckland

The six-week event in July and August 2021 is expected to generate 27,100 guest nights, says ATEED.


Fullers360: Collaboration, investment key to new ferry plan
14 Nov 2018  

Fullers360: Collaboration, investment key to new ferry plan

The operator has launched ‘Gulf 2025’ to help cope with an expected surge in passenger numbers.


Review: City of 100 Lovers
13 Nov 2018  

Review: City of 100 Lovers

What to expect from a from a musical comedy that pitches itself as being “created for locals and tourists alike”? 


Kiwi season hits Rainbow Springs, Auckland Zoo
12 Nov 2018   /

Kiwi season hits Rainbow Springs, Auckland Zoo

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Rainbow Springs has added an interactive ‘Kiwi Burrow’ experience to its offering.


Auckland’s Hotel Grand Windsor wins world’s best award
12 Nov 2018  

Auckland’s Hotel Grand Windsor wins world’s best award

Auckland’s Hotel Grand Windsor has won the best new hotel category at the Boutique Hotel Awards in London.


CINZ 2018: “Strong case” for Q’town convention centre – Sir John Key
2 Nov 2018  

CINZ 2018: “Strong case” for Q’town convention centre – Sir John Key

Former prime minister John Key has spoken out in favour of a convention centre in Queenstown, mooting involvement from SKYCITY Entertainment Group.


Hayward honoured with CINZ outstanding contributor award
2 Nov 2018   /

Hayward honoured with CINZ outstanding contributor award

Auckland’s Convention Bureau manager Anna Hayward has received the 2018 Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Outstanding Contributor Award.


Operators partner to spearhead “dual destination” China strategy
1 Nov 2018   /

Operators partner to spearhead “dual destination” China strategy

Wayfare, Skyline, NZICC and ACB will together target the lucrative Chinese incentives and conference market.


CINZ 2018: Global business events experts to the fore
31 Oct 2018   /

CINZ 2018: Global business events experts to the fore

NZ’s conventions and incentives industry is converging on Auckland for CINZ Conference 2018.


CINZ 2018: Gallery of the conference’s opening event
31 Oct 2018   /

CINZ 2018: Gallery of the conference’s opening event

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Auckland Museum plots $4.5m ‘Tāmaki Stories’ gallery
29 Oct 2018  

Auckland Museum plots $4.5m ‘Tāmaki Stories’ gallery

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is to expand its offer with the creation of a new permanent gallery on the back of a $4.5m cash injection from the Lottery Board.


Sweet as: $7.5m Chelsea Bay visitor centre opens
29 Oct 2018  

Sweet as: $7.5m Chelsea Bay visitor centre opens

Auckland’s iconic Chelsea Sugar factory has re-opened to the public.


Report: Restructure Auckland’s cultural attractions
23 Oct 2018  

Report: Restructure Auckland’s cultural attractions

MOTAT could possibly be split in two with part located in a disadvantaged area of the city, says a new review.


SKYCITY CEO: No certainty yet on NZICC delivery date
23 Oct 2018   /

SKYCITY CEO: No certainty yet on NZICC delivery date

SKYCITY Entertainment Group does not yet have a delivery date for its $703m NZ International Convention Centre and Horizon Hotel project.


SKYCITY: Further delays to NZICC delivery expected
19 Oct 2018  

SKYCITY: Further delays to NZICC delivery expected

The already-delayed $703m NZICC and Horizon Hotel project will miss its December 2019 delivery date.


$1.8bn Auckland waterfront stadium unveiled
19 Oct 2018  

$1.8bn Auckland waterfront stadium unveiled

The privately-funded, enclosed stadium will hold up to 65,000 for major events, say its backers.


ATEED unveils Auckland Winter Festival plan
18 Oct 2018   /

ATEED unveils Auckland Winter Festival plan

The call has gone out to the tourism sector to come forward with ideas to develop the new event.


Kauri dieback measures see 21 tracks permanently closed
18 Oct 2018  

Kauri dieback measures see 21 tracks permanently closed

The measure comes as DOC races to contain the spread of the disease.


ATEED: Auckland hotel pipeline books in 4,000 new rooms
15 Oct 2018  

ATEED: Auckland hotel pipeline books in 4,000 new rooms

A combination of new developments, refurbishments and extensions will see more than 4,000 hotel rooms come online in Auckland over the next five years, according to Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development.


Fullers rolls-out new centralised brand, raises fares
12 Oct 2018  

Fullers rolls-out new centralised brand, raises fares

The group has re-branded under the single banner of Fullers360 Experiences and Cruises.


5-star hotel scheme wins Auckland tower competition
10 Oct 2018  

5-star hotel scheme wins Auckland tower competition

A $200m, 48-level tower has won the design competition for a new Auckland highrise.


POAL: Cruise numbers jump with more to come for 2018/19
4 Oct 2018  

POAL: Cruise numbers jump with more to come for 2018/19

More cruise visitors and larger ships are demanding infrastructure investment, says POAL in its FY18 results.


Auckland Airport gears up for summer with $100m transport plan
3 Oct 2018  

Auckland Airport gears up for summer with $100m transport plan

Auckland International Airport has unveiled a series of transport initiatives to ease travel pressure over the summer peak as part of a $100m transport investment programme.


INZBC Summit: Govt to push for direct India flights
2 Oct 2018   /

INZBC Summit: Govt to push for direct India flights

The Government will use an upcoming meeting with India’s minister of aviation to push for direct flights, says Andrew Little.


Dunedin, Auckland prep for inner-city freedom camping
2 Oct 2018  

Dunedin, Auckland prep for inner-city freedom camping

Cities at the opposite ends of the country are preparing for the summer tourism rush by putting in place measures to manage freedom camping – some more successfully than others.


ATEED credits Project Palace with $250m Indigo win
1 Oct 2018   /

ATEED credits Project Palace with $250m Indigo win

In its annual report, ATEED also says major events are to play a key role in growing Auckland’s visitor economy.


Auckland Airport adds $150m of debt firepower
27 Sep 2018   /

Auckland Airport adds $150m of debt firepower

Auckland International Airport has added $150m of firepower for infrastructure investment to its books following this week’s bond issue.


Boatie sentenced for colliding with Fullers ferry
25 Sep 2018  

Boatie sentenced for colliding with Fullers ferry

An Auckland boatie has been ordered to complete 120 hours of community service after his boat collided with Fullers Group ferry Seaflyte.


Pullman to play host to TEC heads young and old
25 Sep 2018   /

Pullman to play host to TEC heads young and old

The final national fixtures in the tourism industry calendar, the Tourism Export Council Xmas Symposium and YoungTEC Summit, will take place at the Pullman Auckland this year.


Chris Luxon: “I really do apologise…”
24 Sep 2018   /

Chris Luxon: “I really do apologise…”

Air NZ’s CEO says sorry for “disruptions, delays, and overcrowded lounges” but he also criticises the country’s airport operators.


Auckland Airport launches $175m bond offer
24 Sep 2018   /

Auckland Airport launches $175m bond offer

Auckland International Airport has today hit the market with up to $175m six-year fixed rate bonds as its $2bn infrastructure investment programme continues apace.


JUCY to enter business market with third hotel
21 Sep 2018  

JUCY to enter business market with third hotel

The Auckland hotel will see the launch of a co-working concept called JUCY Share.


Museum hires former Starship Foundation CEO, Air NZ GM
20 Sep 2018   /

Museum hires former Starship Foundation CEO, Air NZ GM

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum has appointed the former chief executive of the Starship Foundation, Brad Clark, to be its director of transformation and development.


ACB adds $45m of business events to agenda
20 Sep 2018  

ACB adds $45m of business events to agenda

Auckland Convention Bureau has secured $45m worth of business events in the year ending June 2018, according to the Auckland Council-controlled organisation.


Auckland boosts bike-sharing scheme with 2,500 e-scooters
20 Sep 2018  

Auckland boosts bike-sharing scheme with 2,500 e-scooters

More than 2,500 e-scooters are set to hit Auckland streets as part of an expansion of the city’s bike-sharing scheme.


Auckland Airport eyes bond market to boost firepower
19 Sep 2018   /

Auckland Airport eyes bond market to boost firepower

Auckland International Airport is eyeing the retail bond market to raise funds as it ploughs on with its $2bn investment programme.


Māori names and stories to feature across Auckland and Wellington
14 Sep 2018  

Māori names and stories to feature across Auckland and Wellington

Parks and places across Auckland and Wellington are both set to feature an increasing number of Māori names and stories as the cities embrace Te Wiki o te reo Māori.


Auckland Zoo to add female white rhino to its ranks
5 Sep 2018  

Auckland Zoo to add female white rhino to its ranks

Auckland Zoo will this week welcome a southern white rhino to its ranks as part of the Australasian zoos’ regional breeding programme for the threatened species.


SKYCITY pitches in for Gambling Harm Awareness Week
5 Sep 2018  

SKYCITY pitches in for Gambling Harm Awareness Week

SKYCITY has teamed up with public health agencies to provide onsite information support to customers at its Auckland venue as part of Gambling Harm Awareness Week.


Julian Robertson to add Waiheke to luxury lodge portfolio
4 Sep 2018  

Julian Robertson to add Waiheke to luxury lodge portfolio

The US billionaire has been given the go-ahead to buy waterfront land for $19m.


Cathay Pacific, Air NZ’s Coldicutt recognised at airport awards
31 Aug 2018   /

Cathay Pacific, Air NZ’s Coldicutt recognised at airport awards

The Hong Kong carrier won the coveted Airline of the Year title at Auckland Airport’s operations awards last night. 


Auckland secures $7m, 3,000-delegate congress
30 Aug 2018   /

Auckland secures $7m, 3,000-delegate congress

The event will be held at SKYCITY’s New Zealand International Convention Centre in 2020.


Report: Waiheke worries as visitor numbers surge
30 Aug 2018  

Report: Waiheke worries as visitor numbers surge

A visitor tax and a cap on tourist numbers are among the urgent actions recommended in a new report.


Auckland Airport confident on profit forecasts, visitor growth
24 Aug 2018  

Auckland Airport confident on profit forecasts, visitor growth

It also says it has “fully justified” its profit forecast to ComCom.


Auckland’s SkyPath to take off with $67m of government funding
24 Aug 2018  

Auckland’s SkyPath to take off with $67m of government funding

Auckland Harbour Bridge’s proposed SkyPath is set to become a reality after confirmation that it will receive $67m of government funding.


Retail, property income lift Auckland Airport revenue
23 Aug 2018  

Retail, property income lift Auckland Airport revenue

Auckland Airport has reported underlying profit up 6.2% to $263.1m off revenue of $683.9m.


Watch: Sky Tower dials up $9000 for Youthline
14 Aug 2018   /

Watch: Sky Tower dials up $9000 for Youthline

SKYCITY Entertainment Group’s open day at its Auckland tourism attraction, the 328 metre Sky Tower, raised more than $9000 for charity Youthline.