Four popular Māori and Pasifika events are set to receive government funding of up to $100,000 apiece through the new Creative and Cultural Events Incubator fund.
A permanent police presence will be at every managed isolation and quarantine facility.
Air New Zealand’s direct A320 jet service between Auckland and Invercargill resumes today.
QT Hotels & Resorts has released images of its new QT Auckland as bookings open.
The $230m support package for the screen sector will provide a significant boost to Auckland’s screen industry, says ATEED.
Heritage Auckland and CityLife Auckland have officially reopened, after closing throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.
Auckland’s visitor economy will miss out on close to $50m because of the change.
Auckland Airport has carried out a swathe of cost cutting as it reports an expected slump in after-tax profit.
Entrada’s InterCity and Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari operations are to restart selected services this week.
Auckland will miss out on thousands of visitors and millions in spending after the Govt decides to make the event virtual.
The tour operator has launched the first in a series of virtual tours, showcasing highlights of its Wilderness Experience tour of the Waitakere Ranges in Auckland.
Augusta Capital’s annual net loss of $27m was mainly driven by write downs in the value of two tourism properties.
Auckland’s luxury hotel offering will be expanded with six new CDB properties nearing completion, bringing an extra 900 rooms to the city.
Auckland Free Walking Tours will re-launch its tours for winter, after the Covid-19 crisis “wiped out” the operation.
The Government has withdrawn from its twin track Auckland Light Rail project and referred it to the Ministry of Transport for further work.
Singapore Airlines will start flying return services from Singapore to Auckland and Christchurch.
Auckland will receive around $1.4m in new funding from the Government’s Innovating Streets for People programme.
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed debt ratings for Auckland Airport but downgraded Wellington and Christchurch airports.
Overall occupancy was also down by an average of 43.7% in the three months to May 2020.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre looks set to be the biggest beneficiary of the New Zealand International Convention Centre’s delivery delay to mid-2023.
SkyCity has opened its fully underwritten $50m share purchase plan for retail investors.
Chef, author and restaurateur Peter Gordon is bringing to a close his long-standing relationship as signature chef at SkyCity’s The Sugar Club.
Completion of the adjacent Horizon Hotel has also been delayed to mid-2022.
“This is great news for tourism and those wanting to hit the slopes,” says the airline.
The company wants to bolster its balance sheet to help cope with the impacts of Covid-19.
The shift to Covid-19 alert level 2 in May helped drive Auckland Airport domestic passenger movements that month to almost double that recorded in April.
Rotorua has overtaken Queenstown as the destination of choice for travellers, according to a new survey from NZ Pocket Guide.
The $360m Northern Pathway is among 11 projects to be fast-tracked under a new law.
Auckland mayor Phil Goff has welcomed news that the Government is granting border exemptions to two of the syndicates competing in the 36th America’s Cup.
Regional Facilities Auckland has reopened the Auckland Town Hall, Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Civic, Bruce Mason Centre, The Cloud, and Shed 10 on Queens Wharf.
Eden Park is expecting to welcome 50,000 fans when the Super Rugby competition resumes this weekend following months of cancelled events and deserted stands.
Air New Zealand has donated nearly 15,000 food items to Mangere Budgeting Services Trust and Food Bank after a group of cabin crew volunteered at the organisation during Covid-19 alert level 3.
Police have recovered 90 of the 98 Jucy rental vehicles that were stolen from a car yard in April.
Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development is urging the tourism sector to make a submission on Auckland Council’s proposed emergency budget.
In a first for a maritime case, the operator has to pay for the project as well as $174k in reparations, fines and costs.
Rally New Zealand organisers have confirmed that the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship event in and around Auckland in September has been cancelled.
SkyCity Entertainment trading has been “encouraging” since reopening its casinos in Auckland, Hamilton and Queenstown, excluding the Wharf Casino on 14 May.
The assets were supposed to be the foundation properties in a new tourism fund.
However, there is no word yet on when its services to Wellington will restart.
An innovative campaign is pulling in customers since launching on Wednesday.
Fullers360 is resuming its Auckland-to-Rangitoto service in time for Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Waiheke Island operator EcoZip Adventures has taken its first customers since lockdown started.
Auckland-based tour operator Bush and Beach have launched a new series of ‘Kiwis guiding Kiwis’ products for the domestic market.
Auckland Airport has started work on its runway to make way for a $26m project to replace pavement in the main touchdown zone.
Auckland Airport total passenger volumes in April showed a 97.5% drop, as Covid-19 saw air travel fall dramatically.
Auckland Zoo will reopen on Wednesday 27 May after being closed for nine weeks due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park has been cancelled for the first time in 26 years due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
March 2020 saw the largest-ever drop in monthly visitor arrival numbers, ahead of the COVID-19 lockdown, according to Stats NZ.
Auckland Airport has prepared its domestic terminal to welcome more passengers as New Zealand moves into alert level 2.
Auckland Airport has brought forward planned runway pavement replacement work with construction beginning on the $26m project in two weeks.