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21 Oct 2019   /

Eight trampers rescued from Southern Alps

Eight trampers were rescued from the Southern Alps in the early hours of Saturday morning.


New measures to combat Akaroa cruise impact
21 Oct 2019  

New measures to combat Akaroa cruise impact

The Christchurch City Council has revealed multiple measures to combat the impact of the upcoming cruise season on Akaroa.


New $32m Nelson Airport terminal opens for business
21 Oct 2019  

New $32m Nelson Airport terminal opens for business

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern officially opened the new $32m terminal at Nelson Airport on Saturday.


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’.


YoungTEC announces 2019 awards finalists
18 Oct 2019   /

YoungTEC announces 2019 awards finalists

A raft of emerging talent from the tourism industry is competing to take out this year’s YoungTEC Excellence and Go with Tourism rising star awards.


Mackle takes Kaikoura mayoralty in cliffhanger
18 Oct 2019  

Mackle takes Kaikoura mayoralty in cliffhanger

Craig Mackle is the official new mayor of Kaikoura, squeezing out John Diver by 12 votes.


Akl Airport arrivals dip despite 99% jump in Taiwan market
18 Oct 2019  

Akl Airport arrivals dip despite 99% jump in Taiwan market

Total passenger volumes at Auckland Airport decreased by -0.1% in August compared to the same time last year, according to its monthly traffic update.


Air NZ unveils Economy Stretch product
17 Oct 2019   /

Air NZ unveils Economy Stretch product

Air NZ will offer long-haul economy passengers extra legroom its wide-body fleet from late 2020, with its new Economy Stretch product.


Controversial indigenous fish bill passes
17 Oct 2019   /

Controversial indigenous fish bill passes

The Indigenous Freshwater Fish Amendment Bill has been passed in parliament.


Summer accommodation available at YHA Opoutere
17 Oct 2019   /

Summer accommodation available at YHA Opoutere

Summer accommodation will be made available at the former YHA Opoutere, which has been handed over to the Wharekawa Adventure Education Trust by YHA New Zealand.


New terminal at Nelson Airport to open
16 Oct 2019  

New terminal at Nelson Airport to open

The newly completed terminal at Nelson Airport is set to welcome passengers come 22 October.


Queenstown Airport sees record international arrivals growth
16 Oct 2019   /

Queenstown Airport sees record international arrivals growth

Passengers entering Queenstown Airport from overseas increased to 39,200 in August, up 7,100 (22%) on the same month last year.


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.


CINZ unveils Queenstown speaker line-up
15 Oct 2019   /

CINZ unveils Queenstown speaker line-up

Nigel Latta, Shamubeel Eaqub, Liam Malone and Tony Gardner are the latest names to be added to the speaker lineup for the2019 CINZ Conference.


Construction of $29m Hamilton transport hub to kick off
14 Oct 2019   /

Construction of $29m Hamilton transport hub to kick off

Construction of the new $29m Rotokauri Transport Hub in Hamilton will commence before Christmas.


Cruise sector to step up over Akaroa environment concerns
14 Oct 2019   /

Cruise sector to step up over Akaroa environment concerns

The cruise industry must provide new research to determine any environmental impact caused by cruise ships operating in Akaroa Harbour.


Details of Prince Charles and Camilla visit unveiled
14 Oct 2019  

Details of Prince Charles and Camilla visit unveiled

Further details of the upcoming royal visit to New Zealand by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been revealed.


Martinborough dark sky experience set to launch
11 Oct 2019   /

Martinborough dark sky experience set to launch

The Star Field observatory complex and astronomy centre in Martinborough is set to open later this month, with a new dark sky experience at Ruakokoputuna.


Queenstown looks at freedom camping ban in new areas
11 Oct 2019   /

Queenstown looks at freedom camping ban in new areas

Queenstown Lakes District Council is proposing freedom camping be prohibited in new areas across the district in the wake of strong residential growth.


Mt Ruapehu training ground ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics
11 Oct 2019   /

Mt Ruapehu training ground ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics

A group of 35 Chinese Winter Olympic Games staff took the slopes of Mt Ruapehu in a bid to hone their rescue knowledge and techniques in time for the World Cup and the Winter Olympic Games in 2022.


DOC calls for design proposals for $26m Dolomite Point project
10 Oct 2019   /

DOC calls for design proposals for $26m Dolomite Point project

Proposals are being sought for the final design of West Coast’s $25.6m Dolomite Point redevelopment near Punakaiki.


Queenstown’s Skippers Road set for closures
10 Oct 2019   /

Queenstown’s Skippers Road set for closures

Queenstown’s Skipper Road is set for a number of road closures starting next week as Queenstown Lakes District Council commences work to address a heightened rock fall risk near Blue Slip.


Brisbane lures more Kiwi tourists
10 Oct 2019   /

Brisbane lures more Kiwi tourists

Record numbers of New Zealanders are visiting Brisbane, with figures at an all-time high.


Kiwis’ favourite NZ road trip revealed
9 Oct 2019   /

Kiwis’ favourite NZ road trip revealed

New research from Budget NZ has revealed Kiwis are avid road trippers, with 62% doing a roadie within New Zealand in the past year.


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.


$40m Rotorua lakefront development to get underway
8 Oct 2019   /

$40m Rotorua lakefront development to get underway

The first stage of Rotorua’s $40m lakefront development will kick off at the end of October.


International holiday hotspots for Kiwi families revealed
8 Oct 2019  

International holiday hotspots for Kiwi families revealed

The top five overseas holiday destinations for Kiwi families have been revealed.


Wings Over Wairarapa takes out Supreme Award
8 Oct 2019  

Wings Over Wairarapa takes out Supreme Award

Wings Over Wairarapa took out the Trust House Supreme Award at the Wairarapa Awards.


Auckland Airport selected for Dow Jones Sustainability Index
7 Oct 2019   /

Auckland Airport selected for Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Auckland Airport has been selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Asia Pacific.


Industry linchpin win business excellence award
7 Oct 2019  

Industry linchpin win business excellence award

Waimangu Volcanic Valley has taken out the Excellence in Tourism Award at the Westpac Rotorua Business Excellence Awards, which took place at the Energy Event Centre last week.


$14m funding boost for Wakatipu Basin trails
7 Oct 2019   /

$14m funding boost for Wakatipu Basin trails

The NZTA has approved $14m in funding for walking and cycling improvements at the Wakatipu Basin.


Fast chargers for Queenstown Lakes
7 Oct 2019   /

Fast chargers for Queenstown Lakes

Three electric vehicle charging stations are coming to Queenstown Lakes, as the council looks to support the growing use of EVs in the area.


Napier and Wellington gear up for first cruise arrivals
4 Oct 2019  

Napier and Wellington gear up for first cruise arrivals

Dutch ship Maasdam will dock in Napier and Wellington this week as both destinations gear up for a predicted record-breaking 2019/2020 cruise season.


Auckland Airport leads NZ industry delegation to India
4 Oct 2019   /

Auckland Airport leads NZ industry delegation to India

Auckland Airport last month led a delegation of New Zealand tourism industry experts to India to meet with key industry advocates and stakeholders in Mumbai and Delhi.


Auckland Airport completes $100m wholesale bond issue
3 Oct 2019  

Auckland Airport completes $100m wholesale bond issue

Auckland International Airport has returned to the New Zealand wholesale bond market completing the issue of $100m of three-year floating rate notes.


Great Walks open for 2019-20 season, 128k bed nights booked
2 Oct 2019   /

Great Walks open for 2019-20 season, 128k bed nights booked

More than 128,500 hut and campsite bed nights have been booked on the country’s 10 Great Walks during the peak season, according to the Department of Conservation.


Cruise summer season kicks off with record-breaking arrivals forecast
2 Oct 2019  

Cruise summer season kicks off with record-breaking arrivals forecast

New Zealand’s cruise season has officially begun, with the first week of October marking the start of what is forecast to be a record-breaking summer.


Inaugural South Island Moon Festival to eclipse February Lantern Festival
2 Oct 2019   /

Inaugural South Island Moon Festival to eclipse February Lantern Festival

The inaugural South Island Moon Festival is to be held in Christchurch in the spring shoulder season, with the new event designed to eclipse the city’s February Lantern Festival.


Waikato walking and cycling path work starts
1 Oct 2019  

Waikato walking and cycling path work starts

The Transport Agency has started work on the first phase of the new $20m Cambridge to Hamilton Te Awa River Ride shared path, according to transport minister Julie Anne Genter.


Top of the South debuts in Hanmer
1 Oct 2019   /

Top of the South debuts in Hanmer

Around 30 tourism operators and 24 inbound tour operators attended this year’s Top of the South trade event which was held outside Auckland for the first time.


Hawke’s Bay winter visitor spend reaches new record
30 Sep 2019   /

Hawke’s Bay winter visitor spend reaches new record

Winter visitor spending in Hawke’s Bay for the June to August period reached a record $127m, up 7% on the same period last year, according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates.


NZ wins 2023 World Avocado Congress, expects 3000 delegates
30 Sep 2019  

NZ wins 2023 World Avocado Congress, expects 3000 delegates

New Zealand has won its bid to host the 10th World Avocado Congress in 2023.


Air NZ passenger offsetting increases 40%
27 Sep 2019   /

Air NZ passenger offsetting increases 40%

More than 180,000 customer journeys on Air New Zealand were offset this financial year via the airline’s FlyNeutral carbon offsetting programme, up 40% on 2018.


NZ Airports: NZ “flying blind” on aviation
27 Sep 2019   /

NZ Airports: NZ “flying blind” on aviation

New Zealand is flying blind when it comes to good data and reporting on aviation, according to the New Zealand Airports Association.


Go Orange makes it a double in Deloitte regional awards
26 Sep 2019  

Go Orange makes it a double in Deloitte regional awards

Go Orange has been named as one of the country’s fastest growing regional business for the second year in a row as part of Deloitte’s annual Fast 50 awards.


Visitor arrivals for August tracking up 2%
26 Sep 2019   /

Visitor arrivals for August tracking up 2%

Visitor arrival numbers to New Zealand for the four weeks to September 1 grew by 2% compared to the corresponding period last year, according to provisional travel data from Stats NZ.


Watch: NTT’s Rainbow Springs opens new welcome hub
26 Sep 2019  

Watch: NTT’s Rainbow Springs opens new welcome hub

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Rainbow Springs at Rotorua has opened a new 902 sq m welcome hub containing a café, retail space and ticketing area.


Twyford releases terms of reference for CAA review
26 Sep 2019  

Twyford releases terms of reference for CAA review

The terms of reference for the Ministry of Transport’s organisational review of the Civil Aviation Authority have been released.


Air NZ signs multibillion-dollar Dreamliner contracts
25 Sep 2019  

Air NZ signs multibillion-dollar Dreamliner contracts

Air New Zealand has signed contracts to buy eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, worth around US$2.7bn (NZ$4bn) in total.


Last day in post for Air NZ’s Luxon
25 Sep 2019   /

Last day in post for Air NZ’s Luxon

Air New Zealand chief executive Christoper Luxon has his last day in post today.