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$360m Northern Pathway to run on west side of motorway
18 Sep 2020   /

$360m Northern Pathway to run on west side of motorway

The walking and cycling pathway would stretch from Westhaven to Albany.


Nine events added to Elemental AKL Festival
18 Sep 2020   /

Nine events added to Elemental AKL Festival

Nine new events have been added to the Elemental AKL festival line up.


Lockdown drives Auckland Airport numbers down
17 Sep 2020   /

Lockdown drives Auckland Airport numbers down

Auckland’s move to Covid-19 alert level 3 on 12 August saw passenger movements fall sharply at Auckland Airport.


TECNZ announces new symposium dates
17 Sep 2020   /

TECNZ announces new symposium dates

Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s Xmas Symposium 2020 has been confirmed for 2 December 2020 at Heritage Auckland.


Auckland secures 2023 police conference
17 Sep 2020  

Auckland secures 2023 police conference

The New Zealand Police will host the International Association of Women Police’s annual conference in 2023.


CPG’s five star Hotel Fitzroy opens
16 Sep 2020   /

CPG’s five star Hotel Fitzroy opens

CPG Hotel Group’s new Hotel Fitzroy, Curated by Fable has opened in Auckland.


$200m Park Hyatt hotel opens its doors
15 Sep 2020  

$200m Park Hyatt hotel opens its doors

The $200m Park Hyatt Auckland has officially opened, marking the debut of the Park Hyatt brand in New Zealand.


Council appoints board to oversee ATEED/RFA merger
15 Sep 2020   /

Council appoints board to oversee ATEED/RFA merger

Auckland Council has unveiled its new seven-member board of directors to oversee the merger of Regional Facilities Auckland and ATEED.


How to launch a new tour during a pandemic – Travel Co’s Bryce Read
8 Sep 2020   /

How to launch a new tour during a pandemic – Travel Co’s Bryce Read

Struggling operators considering launching a new product in the middle of a pandemic should focus on what is doable and affordable in the Covid-era.


THL sets up pop-up branch, launches new promotion
7 Sep 2020   /

THL sets up pop-up branch, launches new promotion

Despite the fire, the company has launched a campaign to sell 1000 additional motorhomes, valued at over $70m.


Auckland to remain at Covid-19 alert level 2.5
4 Sep 2020   /

Auckland to remain at Covid-19 alert level 2.5

The rest of the country will stay at level 2 until at least midnight 16 September.


Recruitment underway as All Blacks Experience sets December opening
4 Sep 2020   /

Recruitment underway as All Blacks Experience sets December opening

Recruitment is underway for key roles to join the attraction ahead of its 2 December opening date.


Polar Air Cargo lands at Auckland Airport
4 Sep 2020  

Polar Air Cargo lands at Auckland Airport

It was the sixth airline to operate scheduled international freighter services to and from Auckland Airport.


SkyCity FY20 income boosted by NZICC insurance
3 Sep 2020   /

SkyCity FY20 income boosted by NZICC insurance

The company received $337m in insurance to cover the repair bill for the NZICC blaze.


Blaze hits Tourism Holdings site, motorhomes damaged
3 Sep 2020   /

Blaze hits Tourism Holdings site, motorhomes damaged

About 70 firefighters and 20 fire trucks were at the scene of a fire at a Tourism Holdings campervan worskhop in south Auckland this morning.


Auckland operators start from scratch – again…
1 Sep 2020  

Auckland operators start from scratch – again…

Operators in the region are restarting in an uncertain environment but it is not all grim for businesses.


Auckland Museum reopens, some galleries stay closed
1 Sep 2020  

Auckland Museum reopens, some galleries stay closed

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira has opened its doors to the Auckland public.


Coach tour and rental vehicle operator goes into liquidation
31 Aug 2020  

Coach tour and rental vehicle operator goes into liquidation

Coach tour company Voyager Tours has gone into liquidation, although the causes have yet to be revealed.


Partners named for $360m Auckland Harbour Bridge pathway
31 Aug 2020   /

Partners named for $360m Auckland Harbour Bridge pathway

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has picked Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, Aurecon, McConnell Dowell and Freyssinet to partner on its Northern Pathway project.


ATEED seeks America’s Cup city skippers
31 Aug 2020   /

ATEED seeks America’s Cup city skippers

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development is seeking volunteers for the America’s Cup.


SkyCity Auckland to reopen at alert level 2
27 Aug 2020   /

SkyCity Auckland to reopen at alert level 2

The Auckland business closed at level 3 on 12 August but SkyCity’s Hamilton and Queenstown properties have remained open during level 2.


Auckland Zoo to reopen, visitors urged to wear face masks
27 Aug 2020  

Auckland Zoo to reopen, visitors urged to wear face masks

Indoor Zoo areas were closed where physical distancing was difficult to maintain, and the Zoo encouraged visitors to wear face masks. 


New appointments as operators position for Kiwi-only summer
26 Aug 2020   /

New appointments as operators position for Kiwi-only summer

A number of appointments have been made across the tourism industry as businesses look to navigate New Zealand’s Covid-era visitor market.


Waiting for Auckland: Destination Kaikōura on the value of the city
26 Aug 2020  

Waiting for Auckland: Destination Kaikōura on the value of the city

With no international visitors, the value of NZ’s biggest city has grown to regional tourism.


Flights suspended, seats more expensive due to social distancing
25 Aug 2020   /

Flights suspended, seats more expensive due to social distancing

Industry urges Govt to review social distancing rules on aircraft as services stop.


Gatherings ban “catastrophic” for business events – CINZ
25 Aug 2020   /

Gatherings ban “catastrophic” for business events – CINZ

CINZ’s Lisa Hopkins urges the Govt to distinguish between business events and mass gatherings.


Auckland to move to level 2 midnight Sunday
25 Aug 2020   /

Auckland to move to level 2 midnight Sunday

The extra four days at level 3 will allow the city to “move down and stay down”, says Jacinda Ardern.


Waiheke vineyard comes to market
25 Aug 2020  

Waiheke vineyard comes to market

Peacock Sky vineyard on Waiheke Island in Auckland has been put up for sale.


Waitakere trespassers “selfish” – Auckland mayor
24 Aug 2020  

Waitakere trespassers “selfish” – Auckland mayor

People walking on closed tracks in the Waitakere Ranges can expect to be issued with trespass notices, warns Auckland mayor Phil Goff.


Auckland Airport approves staff share scheme
24 Aug 2020   /

Auckland Airport approves staff share scheme

Auckland International Airport employees will have the chance to buy into the company after the board approved a share purchase plan.


Operating in multi-alert level NZ “frustrating” – Tourism NZ
21 Aug 2020   /

Operating in multi-alert level NZ “frustrating” – Tourism NZ

CEO Stephen England-Hall says it is another challenge for the agency and sector to overcome.


Littlewood: We’re preparing for a trans-Tasman and Pacific bubble
21 Aug 2020   /

Littlewood: We’re preparing for a trans-Tasman and Pacific bubble

But exactly when NZ’s borders will open fully to international travel was still anyone’s guess, says the CEO.


NZICC insurance sees SkyCity revise earnings
21 Aug 2020   /

NZICC insurance sees SkyCity revise earnings

SkyCity Entertainment Group has revised its expected earnings results for the year ended 30 June 2020 and says it will be “outside” previous forecasts.


Auckland Airport suspends dividends as profit plummets
20 Aug 2020   /

Auckland Airport suspends dividends as profit plummets

It has been the most challenging period it has ever faced, says the company.


Rydges worker tests positive, Weta staff warned to be vigilant
19 Aug 2020   /

Rydges worker tests positive, Weta staff warned to be vigilant

The hotel maintenance worker did not have routine contact with guests, says the Govt.


New Auckland hotel rated NZ’s first 5 Green Star
19 Aug 2020   /

New Auckland hotel rated NZ’s first 5 Green Star

The Hotel Britomart will be the first 5 Green Star hotel in New Zealand, certified by the New Zealand Green Building Council.


SkyCity’s casinos open at level 2, shut at level 3
18 Aug 2020  

SkyCity’s casinos open at level 2, shut at level 3

SkyCity Entertainment says its Auckland casino and entertainment facilities will remain closed until 26 August.


PM postpones election because of Covid-19 outbreak
17 Aug 2020  

PM postpones election because of Covid-19 outbreak

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has moved this year’s election to 17 October because of the Auckland-based Covid-19 outbreak.


June passenger numbers fall 85% at Auckland Airport
17 Aug 2020   /

June passenger numbers fall 85% at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport total passenger volumes decreased by 84.9% in June compared with the same month last year.


Air NZ changes schedule for new Covid alert levels
17 Aug 2020   /

Air NZ changes schedule for new Covid alert levels

Air New Zealand is extending its fare flexibility and adjusting its domestic network for the change in Covid-19 alert levels.


Repairs to slow trains – KiwiRail
17 Aug 2020  

Repairs to slow trains – KiwiRail

Auckland’s commuter trains will operate at slower speeds asd KiwiRail carries out repairs on worn tracks.


What a second lockdown could look like for tourism
14 Aug 2020   /

What a second lockdown could look like for tourism

Westpac and NZIER analyse the cost of lockdowns and the impact on hard-hit tourism.


Community Covid cases to go into quarantine facilities
14 Aug 2020  

Community Covid cases to go into quarantine facilities

All community transmission cases will now join those detected at the border and managed-isolation hotels.


Lockdown extension decision due today
14 Aug 2020  

Lockdown extension decision due today

Cabinet ministers will decide in a virtual meeting at 3pm today whether to extend the Covid-19 alert levels due to expire at midnight tonight.


Auckland Airport completes $26m runway project
14 Aug 2020  

Auckland Airport completes $26m runway project

Auckland Airport’s runway will return to its full length on Monday 17 August after 280 large slabs of concrete were replaced.


Auckland operators stuck in limbo as city returns to lockdown
13 Aug 2020  

Auckland operators stuck in limbo as city returns to lockdown

Struggling tourism businesses are having to put much-needed bookings on hold.


Auckland Zoo closes gates, essential work continues
13 Aug 2020  

Auckland Zoo closes gates, essential work continues

Auckland Zoo has temporarily closed due to Covid-19 alert level 3 restrictions.


Auckland Transport issues level 3 guidance
13 Aug 2020  

Auckland Transport issues level 3 guidance

Auckland Transport is advising public transport users in the region to follow alert level 3 guidance and only use public transport when essential. 


Auckland Airport restricts access as region moves to level 3
12 Aug 2020  

Auckland Airport restricts access as region moves to level 3

The operator will permit into its terminals only those booked to travel.


Southern ski fields close as large operators adjust to Covid restrictions
12 Aug 2020   /

Southern ski fields close as large operators adjust to Covid restrictions

NZSki and Wayfare’s ski fields close for the day while other large operators make adjustments or shut Auckland businesses.