Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries has been recognised for its outstanding business practices, earning the country’s highest accolade for tourism operators, a Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award rating from Qualmark.
KiwiRail’s Interislander ferry Kaiarahi heads across to Nelson at the end of this week, marking the start of an annual maintenance and inspection programme for all three ferries.
KiwiRail is celebrating a record tourism season fuelled by growing visitor numbers to New Zealand and a global rail renaissance.
Auckland’s transport plan has allocated $1.8bn towards funding two light rail corridors including an airport to city route.
City Rail Link has revealed striking new concept plans for the rail stations it plans to build or refurbish as part of its Auckland network.
When Amanda Johnston went to see Chinese developer Fu Wah to seek investment for her luxury, length-of-New Zealand train venture, it was the very first meeting of what she thought would be a long day of door-knocking in China.
Chinese developer Fu Wah International says its investment in the proposed length-of-New Zealand luxury train service is a strategic move to push into the regions and invest in the country’s booming tourism sector.
Tourism and sales specialist Adam Taylor-Eruera has been appointed as Bluebridge Sales Manager for New Zealand and International.
A year on it is pleasing to see progress made, delivering some respite for residents and truck drivers.
One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, KiwiRail’s iconic TranzAlpine train journey, has marked 30 years of operation with celebrations in Christchurch and Greymouth.
Ferry passengers can expect some changes to arrival and departure points at the Downtown Ferry Terminal from Monday 9 October.
KiwiRail’s resilience and ability to adapt to disruption saw it take home the supreme award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards on Wednesday night.
Dunedin Venues Management, Taieri Gorge Railway and Dunedin Airport have helped boost Dunedin Council coffers.
Now is the time to build new ferry terminals to help enhance the experience for tourists, says the New Zealand Shipping Federation.
A sculpture commissioned by KiwiRail to recognise the immense impact of the Kaikoura Earthquake on the rail link between Picton and Christchurch and on the wider community will be unveiled on Friday as freight services resume on the line.
KiwiRail’s tourism business is expected to bounce back quickly following Kaikoura’s devastating earthquake last year, which has seen the state-owned business report a $52m operating surplus for the year to MORE »
KiwiRail has linked up the track between Picton and Christchurch for the first time since November’s Kaikoura earthquake devastated the line.
Connexionz, a leading provider of intelligent transit solutions for ferry and bus operators, has opened a US office in California.
Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern has pledged light rail from downtown Auckland to the city’s airport within a decade if it wins the general election in September.
Due to damage caused by the recent rain event in the South Island, The Taieri Gorge Railway, operated by Dunedin Railways will not be operating its scheduled excursions over the next ten days.
Mike Horne has been appointed chief executive of Fullers Group signalling a shift in strategy for the cruise, ferry and coach operator.
As KiwiRail undergoes a government review of its business, the Ticker catches up with chief executive Peter Reidy to talk tourism and the prospects for the rail company’s $100m tourism-focused business.
Sailings of the Interislander and Bluebridge ferries have been cancelled due to the deterioration of weather in Cook Strait.
Sailings of the Interislander ferries have been cancelled from Wednesday night because of predicted severe weather in Cook Strait, with up to 7-metre-high waves forecast through till Friday morning.
Budget 2017 will invest $548 million of new capital funding to maintain and upgrade New Zealand’s rail network, supporting freight movement, exporters, tourism and public transport.
Securing passenger flow between the North and South islands has prompted KiwiRail to spend €45m (NZ$72m) to buy the Kaitaki Interislander ferry.
KiwiRail has announced three new appointments to its Board.
A new chapter in Rail Touring begins today with Dunedin Railways first trip out of Christchurch heading south.
Hamilton’s iconic River Cruise service, the Waikato River Explorer, has kicked off from its new launch space at Day’s Park.
KiwiRail took a $9m hit in revenue due to the Kaikoura earthquake however tourism services on its Interislander ferry service was booming.
Murray Bond is retiring from the role of CEO at Taieri Gorge Railway Limited (now trading as Dunedin Railways) on the 6th of October 2017.
The iconic Kingston Flyer has been sold to a consortium of Queenstown investors for $2m.
New Zealand’s largest long distance transport provider InterCity will operate bus services between Christchurch and Greymouth while the TranzAlpine scenic railway is out of action.
KiwiRail has cleared the slips on the Midland Line and will begin running services, including the internationally acclaimed TranzAlpine train.
KiwiRail is offering day trips from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on its popular TranzAlpine service after Wednesday’s weather bomb cut road and rail links.
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