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Banks resistant to lend to tourism – TIA
2 Apr 2020   /

Banks resistant to lend to tourism – TIA

Some lenders are still reluctant to support operators despite the 80% Govt guarantee scheme, says the association.


Nelson announces rent holiday for tourism, hospo tenants
2 Apr 2020  

Nelson announces rent holiday for tourism, hospo tenants

Nelson City Council has announced a three month rent holiday for its tourism and hospitality tenants.


Govt adds essential worker leave scheme for employers
2 Apr 2020   /

Govt adds essential worker leave scheme for employers

Essential workers will now be entitled to leave if considered vulnerable to Covid-19, have compromised immunity, or have susceptible people at home.


Leading through Crisis: Baptism of fire for Hutchins at MTC
2 Apr 2020  

Leading through Crisis: Baptism of fire for Hutchins at MTC

Abbe Hutchins took up the newly-created CEO role at Marlborough Tour Company… then the pandemic hit.


No foreign visitors until late 2020, then gradual recovery – Westpac
2 Apr 2020  

No foreign visitors until late 2020, then gradual recovery – Westpac

The bank’s latest economic bulletin from chief economist Dominick Stephens paints a grim picture for tourism. 


Air NZ cuts domestic services again to fall to 5% of pre-crisis level
2 Apr 2020   /

Air NZ cuts domestic services again to fall to 5% of pre-crisis level

The new schedule allows only for essential travel only and air freight.


Lowdown on the Lockdown: YoungTEC chair Zac Watson
2 Apr 2020  

Lowdown on the Lockdown: YoungTEC chair Zac Watson

Zac Watson, product development manager at ATEED and chair of the 2020 YoungTEC board, on adjusting to the new normal, what he hopes to take away from the lockdown, and what recovery might look like for the tourism sector.


Government’s $6.25bn business loan scheme goes live
2 Apr 2020   /

Government’s $6.25bn business loan scheme goes live

Businesses struggling to balance the books during the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for the Government’s $6.25bn loan scheme via their bank.


Govt looks to fast-track consents to boost recovery
2 Apr 2020   /

Govt looks to fast-track consents to boost recovery

The Government is looking at ways to fast-track consents for development and infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy and provide jobs during Covid-19.


21 airports selected to stay open as ‘lifeline utilities’
2 Apr 2020   /

21 airports selected to stay open as ‘lifeline utilities’

Twenty-one New Zealand airports will remain open during alert level 4 as ‘lifeline utilities’ under the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act, says the New Zealand Airports Association.


Leading through Crisis: Hassle-free Tours’ Mark Gilbert
1 Apr 2020  

Leading through Crisis: Hassle-free Tours’ Mark Gilbert

Having seen their city crumble in 2011, the Gilberts rebuilt their business bigger and better. Now, they’re preparing to do it again.


Wednesday Letter: An industry tipped upside down
1 Apr 2020  

Wednesday Letter: An industry tipped upside down

The Ticker’s Paul Yandall on why there’s hope in the recent past for New Zealand tourism.


Help on way for redundant foreign workers – Govt
1 Apr 2020   /

Help on way for redundant foreign workers – Govt

Emergency help is one the way for foreign workers made redundant by the collapse in tourism, says Immigration New Zealand.


NZ Pilots: Aviation sector needs to keep jobs here post-Covid-19
1 Apr 2020   /

NZ Pilots: Aviation sector needs to keep jobs here post-Covid-19

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association is urging the aviation sector to work together to keep jobs in New Zealand, rather than lose highly skilled Kiwis to international markets in the recovery from Covid-19.


Business confidence plunges in March – ANZ
1 Apr 2020   /

Business confidence plunges in March – ANZ

Business confidence plunged over the second half of March as the Covid-19 outbreak become a global pandemic, says ANZ.


Quest offers 500 rooms for self-isolation
1 Apr 2020   /

Quest offers 500 rooms for self-isolation

Quest is offering up to 500 rooms for essential workers and returning travellers to use for self-isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown.


Christchurch motels to house homeless during Covid-19
1 Apr 2020   /

Christchurch motels to house homeless during Covid-19

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has contracted 25 motels to provide immediate housing to the homeless in Ōtautahi Christchurch.


QLDC seeks holiday home lockdown occupancy details
1 Apr 2020   /

QLDC seeks holiday home lockdown occupancy details

Queenstown Lakes District Council is asking holiday home owners spending lock down in the district to provide information on how many people are staying at their property.


Lowdown on the Lockdown: Glacier Country Tourism Group’s Ashley Cassin
31 Mar 2020  

Lowdown on the Lockdown: Glacier Country Tourism Group’s Ashley Cassin

Each day we’ll bring you the views of an industry figure exploring new ways of working.


Air NZ: Revenue drops by $5bn+, up to 3500 jobs to go
31 Mar 2020   /

Air NZ: Revenue drops by $5bn+, up to 3500 jobs to go

The airline that emerges from Covid-19 will be much smaller and largely domestic, says CEO Greg Foran.


How many holidaymakers are in NZ for lockdown? Here’s the latest data
31 Mar 2020   /

How many holidaymakers are in NZ for lockdown? Here’s the latest data

Around 70,000 people were on short-term visitor visas in New Zealand on the eve of the four-week lockdown, according to the latest government data.


Perspectives: Keeping our airports open in a Covid-19 world
31 Mar 2020   /

Perspectives: Keeping our airports open in a Covid-19 world

NZ Airports chief executive Kevin Ward on the challenges the country’s airports face in a Covid-19 world.


Waikato Covid-19 cluster linked to St Paddy’s celebrations
31 Mar 2020   /

Waikato Covid-19 cluster linked to St Paddy’s celebrations

St Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Redoubt Bar in Matamata are the source of a cluster of Covid-19 cases.


Nelson freedom campers directed to campgrounds
31 Mar 2020   /

Nelson freedom campers directed to campgrounds

Nelson and Tasman commercial campgrounds will provide temporary space for freedom campers who don’t have a place to stay for the next four weeks in isolation.


Lowdown on the Lockdown: Rotorua Canopy Tours’ Alex Howard
30 Mar 2020  

Lowdown on the Lockdown: Rotorua Canopy Tours’ Alex Howard

Each day we’ll bring you the views of an industry figure exploring new ways of working.


Long haul for tourism as coronavirus could cost 200k jobs – banks
30 Mar 2020   /

Long haul for tourism as coronavirus could cost 200k jobs – banks

Tourism is in for a long haul back to pre-pandemic levels with the outbreak costing around 200,000 jobs, according to the country’s banks.


Tourism puts NZ near top of worst affected economies – OECD
30 Mar 2020   /

Tourism puts NZ near top of worst affected economies – OECD

New Zealand could suffer one of the worst contractions in economic activity due to the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a new report.


PGF repurposed to tackle impact of Covid-19
30 Mar 2020   /

PGF repurposed to tackle impact of Covid-19

The $3bn Provincial Growth Fund is being repurposed to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


Govt clarifies wage subsidy rule for part-time workers
30 Mar 2020   /

Govt clarifies wage subsidy rule for part-time workers

The finance minister has made a number of changes to the scheme, which has so far paid out $2.7bn.


WellingtonNZ aims to entertain with lockdown campaign
30 Mar 2020   /

WellingtonNZ aims to entertain with lockdown campaign

WellingtonNZ has launched a new initiative to keep the community engaged throughout the four-week lockdown period as part of its response to the Covid-19 crisis.


Covid-19 online dob-in service launched
30 Mar 2020   /

Covid-19 online dob-in service launched

People with an urge to snitch on neighbours and others they think are flouting lockdown rules can go online to let off steam.


Foreign worker in NZ? What you need to know
27 Mar 2020   /

Foreign worker in NZ? What you need to know

The Govt has outlined the measures taken following the collapse of tourism and mayor Jim Boult’s call for more help.


Trans-Tasman operators shutter businesses in “unprecedented” times
27 Mar 2020  

Trans-Tasman operators shutter businesses in “unprecedented” times

Experience Co and EVENT have closed most of their Australasian operations.


Non-essential marine use “unacceptable” – harbourmasters
27 Mar 2020   /

Non-essential marine use “unacceptable” – harbourmasters

Harbourmasters from across the country are urging boaties to stay off the water during the four-week long Covid-19 lockdown.


APAC govts urged to provide support for airlines
27 Mar 2020   /

APAC govts urged to provide support for airlines

The International Air Transport Association has written to the heads of government of 18 states in Asia Pacific region to appeal for emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival due to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Hawke’s Bay Covid-19 case linked to cruise ship Ruby Princess
27 Mar 2020   /

Hawke’s Bay Covid-19 case linked to cruise ship Ruby Princess

Hawke’s Bay has three new cases of Covid-19, one of which is linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship.


Port of Tauranga pulls full year guidance
27 Mar 2020   /

Port of Tauranga pulls full year guidance

Port of Tauranga has withdrew its earnings guidance for the year to 30 June 2020 due to the impact of Government measures against Covid-19.


Air NZ ramps up cargo operations
27 Mar 2020   /

Air NZ ramps up cargo operations

Air New Zealand Cargo has introduced a range of charter service to keep cargo moving to and from New Zealand during the COVID-19 outbreak.


B&Bs get Covid-19 resource
27 Mar 2020   /

B&Bs get Covid-19 resource

The Bed & Breakfast Association has compiled relevant official information to help small bed and breakfast operators suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Go with Tourism pivots in face of Covid-19 crisis
26 Mar 2020   /

Go with Tourism pivots in face of Covid-19 crisis

Go with Tourism has pivoted from building New Zealand’s tourism workforce to supporting the industry’s employees in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.


$1.5bn paid out in wage subsidy – Robertson
26 Mar 2020   /

$1.5bn paid out in wage subsidy – Robertson

The money had been allocated to 244,887 workers across 72,913 applications to the programme.


BusinessNZ, CTU urge firms to protect jobs during pandemic
26 Mar 2020   /

BusinessNZ, CTU urge firms to protect jobs during pandemic

BusinessNZ and the Council of Trade Unions have jointly urged all New Zealand businesses to combat the spread of Covid-19 and also maintain as many jobs as possible.


EMA rallies employers to ‘hang in there’ on day 1 of lockdown
26 Mar 2020   /

EMA rallies employers to ‘hang in there’ on day 1 of lockdown

The Employers and Manufacturers Association has rallied members on the first day of New Zealand’s four-week lockdown.


Measures to help resort’s foreign workers being considered – Boult
26 Mar 2020   /

Measures to help resort’s foreign workers being considered – Boult

The Government is working to help foreign nationals in Queenstown laid off because of the Covid-19 pandemic, says the resort’s mayor, Jim Boult.


Lowdown on the Lockdown… Day 1: Auckland Zoo’s Adam Taylor-Eruera
26 Mar 2020  

Lowdown on the Lockdown… Day 1: Auckland Zoo’s Adam Taylor-Eruera

Each day we’ll bring you a story from an industry figure as they explore new ways of working.


Auckland Airport mothballs $2bn infrastructure programme
26 Mar 2020   /

Auckland Airport mothballs $2bn infrastructure programme

Auckland Airport has suspended $2bn of capital expenditure projects, moved to cut executive and employee pay, and reduced its headcount as part of a range of measures to combat Covid-19’s sudden impact on tourism and aviation markets.


Stats NZ: More than 200k foreign visitors still in NZ
26 Mar 2020   /

Stats NZ: More than 200k foreign visitors still in NZ

Around a quarter-of-a-million are visiting – many of them overseas-based Kiwis – as a state of emergency is declared.


Operators should check leases on rent obligations during lockdown – Colliers
26 Mar 2020   /

Operators should check leases on rent obligations during lockdown – Colliers

Tourism businesses need to check their leases for “no access” clauses due to the Covid-19 lockdown, says a commercial property specialist. 


M&C to operate at ‘almost certain’ loss, directors cut fees
26 Mar 2020   /

M&C to operate at ‘almost certain’ loss, directors cut fees

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels says it is now almost certain that its hotel operations for the first and second half of 2020 will trade at a loss.


Tax measures passed under urgency to help businesses
26 Mar 2020   /

Tax measures passed under urgency to help businesses

The Government has passed new legislation under urgency to provide tax relief to businesses and individuals.