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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.


NZ’s top visitor destinations – Mastercard report
6 Nov 2019   / /

NZ’s top visitor destinations – Mastercard report

Auckland and Queenstown are the top ranked New Zealand destinations for international travellers, Mastercard’s annual Asia Pacific Destinations Index has revealed.


Fletcher takes back NZICC site following fire
4 Nov 2019   /

Fletcher takes back NZICC site following fire

The New Zealand International Convention Centre site has been handed back over to Fletcher Building, following the fire that broke out on 22 October.


CINZ 2019: NZ must avoid “boom and bust” events cycle – Armitage
1 Nov 2019   /

CINZ 2019: NZ must avoid “boom and bust” events cycle – Armitage

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15 people trespassed for flouting Kauri compliance rules
30 Oct 2019   /

15 people trespassed for flouting Kauri compliance rules

Auckland Council compliance officers trespassed fifteen people accessing closed walking tracks this Labour Weekend.


American Airlines: NZ success, Qantas partnership behind expansion
30 Oct 2019  

American Airlines: NZ success, Qantas partnership behind expansion

American Airline’s commercial success of its AKL-LAX service and its new business partnership with Qantas has prompted its expansion in New Zealand, says the carrier’s managing director of Asia Pacific sales, Shane Hodges.


Tourism Holdings confirms new AGM details
30 Oct 2019   /

Tourism Holdings confirms new AGM details

Tourism Holdings has advised its 2019 Annual Meeting will now take place Thursday 31 October 2019, at 2pm.


Gallery: Inside SkyCity’s fire damaged NZICC
29 Oct 2019   /

Gallery: Inside SkyCity’s fire damaged NZICC

Fire and Emergency New Zealand has released five images from inside SkyCity’s fire damaged New Zealand International Convention Centre.


Three times a week for Air NZ’s Auckland – NYC service
25 Oct 2019   /

Three times a week for Air NZ’s Auckland – NYC service

The first Air New Zealand Auckland to New York flight will take off on 29 October 2020.


SkyCity Auckland precinct reopens
25 Oct 2019   /

SkyCity Auckland precinct reopens

SkyCity Entertainment Group’s Auckland precinct is back to full operations with its casino, two hotels and a dozen bars and restaurants making a staged reopening since Thursday evening.


SkyCity: NZICC fire now under control
24 Oct 2019   /

SkyCity: NZICC fire now under control

The operator said it would start opening its Auckland precinct in phases this afternoon.


Events industry rallies in the face of NZICC uncertainty
24 Oct 2019   /

Events industry rallies in the face of NZICC uncertainty

As the fire continues to burn, the country’s business events sector has mobilised.


PM: Auckland will host APEC, regardless of NZICC
24 Oct 2019   /

PM: Auckland will host APEC, regardless of NZICC

The biggest event ever to be hosted by the Govt will go ahead in Auckland in 2021, says Jacinda Ardern.


Yield over capacity slowing growth – Littlewood
24 Oct 2019   /

Yield over capacity slowing growth – Littlewood

Airlines adjusting their strategies to focus on yield over capacity is slowing growth, says Auckland Airport chief executive Adrian Littlewood.


SkyCity CEO: NZICC fire “absolutely devastating”
23 Oct 2019   /

SkyCity CEO: NZICC fire “absolutely devastating”

There will be a material delay to the completion of the project but by how long is unknown, says Graeme Stephens.


NZICC roof fire left to burn as focus shifts to saving building
23 Oct 2019   /

NZICC roof fire left to burn as focus shifts to saving building

SkyCity decides against reopening its Auckland precinct today as the blaze continues.


Goff: NZICC could be set back years, APEC 2021 affected
23 Oct 2019   /

Goff: NZICC could be set back years, APEC 2021 affected

Firefighters abandon roof to flames to focus on protecting building.


SkyCity, Fletcher shares slide following NZICC fire
23 Oct 2019   /

SkyCity, Fletcher shares slide following NZICC fire

SkyCity Entertainment Group’s shares closed down almost 3% yesterday following the outbreak of a massive fire at its $703m New Zealand International Convention Centre and Horizon Hotel in Auckland.


SkyCity evacuates precinct as fire rages at NZICC
22 Oct 2019  

SkyCity evacuates precinct as fire rages at NZICC

Firefighters are battling the blaze at the building site, which broke out shortly after 1pm.


Auckland venues forecast record $53m summer spend
22 Oct 2019  

Auckland venues forecast record $53m summer spend

Auckland council controlled Regional Facilities Auckland is forecasting that events hosted at its venues this summer will generate $53m in visitor spend – eclipsing all previous records.


NZICC delays “abysmal, unacceptable” – SkyCity director
21 Oct 2019   /

NZICC delays “abysmal, unacceptable” – SkyCity director

The operator reveals it is facing “a tsunami of claims” from Fletcher Construction over the $703m project.


Casino workers picket SkyCity AGM
18 Oct 2019  

Casino workers picket SkyCity AGM

SkyCity Casino workers will picket today’s SkyCity AGM as they fight to ‘bring back the weekend’.


Fullers360 increases Waiheke fares ahead of summer season
15 Oct 2019   /

Fullers360 increases Waiheke fares ahead of summer season

Fullers360 Experience & Cruises has increased its Waiheke Island ferry fares ahead of the start of the summer season.


ATEED: Five key areas of tourism work
10 Oct 2019   /

ATEED: Five key areas of tourism work

Data, China and skills are among the key areas of focus for the agency’s tourism efforts.


ATEED Annual Report: Highs and lows for events activity
9 Oct 2019   /

ATEED Annual Report: Highs and lows for events activity

The agency says its work resulted in a $16m contribution from business and major events to Auckland’s economy.


Auckland High Street transformation to begin
9 Oct 2019  

Auckland High Street transformation to begin

The first phase of Auckland’s High Street transformation will kick off next week.


NZICC toxicology conference to inject $1.3m
9 Oct 2019   /

NZICC toxicology conference to inject $1.3m

The NZICC has secured the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists in 2023.


Auckland Seaplanes looks to summer after post-crash review
4 Oct 2019  

Auckland Seaplanes looks to summer after post-crash review

Auckland Seaplanes is looking to get a new float plane to replace the aircraft that crashed in Auckland harbour in March, ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer.


ATEED, Northland Inc sign MOU to boost development, investment
25 Sep 2019  

ATEED, Northland Inc sign MOU to boost development, investment

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development and Northland Inc have signed a memorandum of understanding to help boost development, innovation and investment attraction.


Auckland misses out on millions as NZICC cuts events
23 Sep 2019  

Auckland misses out on millions as NZICC cuts events

Delivery delays of the $703m venue have seen it lose a series of major events worth millions.


NZ weekly hotel results to Sept 14: Fleetwood fillip for Auckland?
20 Sep 2019   /

NZ weekly hotel results to Sept 14: Fleetwood fillip for Auckland?

After being overshadowed by an All Blacks test and a record-breaking series of Pink concerts in September last year, the Auckland hotel market managed to show a little growth last week.


Sarah Matthew: We’re all responsible for making change
19 Sep 2019  

Sarah Matthew: We’re all responsible for making change

The Glenfern Sanctuary manager on protecting the environment and using tourism to support conservation.


Tunnelling conference piles into NZICC
19 Sep 2019  

Tunnelling conference piles into NZICC

The New Zealand International Convention Centre has added another event to its 2022 calendar after winning hosting rights for the 18th Australasian Tunnelling Conference.


Construction begins on $60m airport connection
18 Sep 2019   /

Construction begins on $60m airport connection

Construction has begun on the $60m Puhinui Station Interchange near Papatoetoe at Auckland.


ATEED seeks tourism opportunities as Amazon confirms LOTR series
18 Sep 2019  

ATEED seeks tourism opportunities as Amazon confirms LOTR series

The agency will investigate long-term tourism opportunities for the region from the $1.5bn series.


Hong Kong passenger numbers tumble at Akl Airport
16 Sep 2019   /

Hong Kong passenger numbers tumble at Akl Airport

Hong Kong passenger movements at Auckland Airport fell to 3,045 in July, down 21.8% on the same month last year.


ATEED backs Piha Pro event in new world surf agreement
11 Sep 2019  

ATEED backs Piha Pro event in new world surf agreement

Auckland’s Piha Beach has been confirmed as a host for a World Surf League tour event as part of a three-year agreement between WSL, Auckland Council and the government’s major events fund.


Air Chathams goes international with Norfolk Island service
9 Sep 2019  

Air Chathams goes international with Norfolk Island service

Air Chathams started its international service from Auckland to Norfolk Island on Friday.


Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2020 to be held in Auckland
5 Sep 2019  

Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2020 to be held in Auckland

Next year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa is moving to Auckland.


The Brit arrives at Britomart
27 Aug 2019  

The Brit arrives at Britomart

Hospitality group Nourish has invested $2m into an overhaul and renaming of its Britomart bar formerly known as the Northern Steamship Co.


Cruise ’19: Space, resource shortages stifling business
26 Aug 2019   /

Cruise ’19: Space, resource shortages stifling business

A lack of basic cruise services means Auckland is missing out, according to an industry panel.


ATEED: 30,000+ expected at NZ Fashion Week
26 Aug 2019  

ATEED: 30,000+ expected at NZ Fashion Week

More than 30,000 fashionistas are expected to attend the New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland, which begins today.


Auckland moves to restrict freedom camping
23 Aug 2019  

Auckland moves to restrict freedom camping

Auckland Council has moved to restrict freedom camping across the region with officials looking to see how the activity can be curtailed.