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23 May 2018  

Sepuloni: Praise for NZ’s museums and galleries

Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has praised the museum and gallery sector for its dedication to conserving, documenting and sharing Aotearoa’s diverse arts, cultural and heritage treasures.


Minister: TNZ’s funding cut so govt can rebuild critical services
18 May 2018  

Minister: TNZ’s funding cut so govt can rebuild critical services

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis says Tourism New Zealand’s budget was cut because the government has to put more funding into health, education and housing.


DOC wins $181.6m but only $5.5m for visitor management
18 May 2018  

DOC wins $181.6m but only $5.5m for visitor management

The Department of Conservation has been largely painted as a “winner” from yesterday’s budget after receiving the largest jump in funding since 2002.


Govt cuts Tourism New Zealand’s budget
17 May 2018  

Govt cuts Tourism New Zealand’s budget

Tourism New Zealand has had its funding cut but the country’s cycleways have been given a boost.


Sage: Pre-budget boost for DOC work
14 May 2018  

Sage: Pre-budget boost for DOC work

One of New Zealand’s leading tourism assets received a pre-budget boost in the form of $81.3m of pest control funding.


Tourism infrastructure among costs prompting inquiry
14 May 2018  

Tourism infrastructure among costs prompting inquiry

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced the Government will hold a Productivity Commission inquiry into local government funding.


New zoo rules to keep animals contained
11 May 2018  

New zoo rules to keep animals contained

A new zoo standard signed off by the Environmental Protection Authority will help zoos prevent animals from escaping into the wider environment, or pose a risk to people.


Tourism Minister: International visitor border levy is coming
10 May 2018  

Tourism Minister: International visitor border levy is coming

A levy on international visitors to New Zealand is set to be finalised within weeks with implementation targeted for around Budget-time 2019.


$820K for cycle trail improvements
4 May 2018  

$820K for cycle trail improvements

Eleven Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, have been awarded $820,000 of fresh government investment.


Visitor, trade growth prompt creation of biosecurity unit
1 May 2018  

Visitor, trade growth prompt creation of biosecurity unit

Booming tourism, growing trade, and climate change issues have prompted the government to create a new biosecurity unit.


Apps, bylaws and signs: freedom camping solutions under discussion
20 Apr 2018  

Apps, bylaws and signs: freedom camping solutions under discussion

Mobile apps, adjustable bylaws and standardised signage were three tools to mitigate freedom camping issues put on the table at yesterday’s Local Government New Zealand symposium.


Freedom camping working group named as LGNZ symposium starts
19 Apr 2018  

Freedom camping working group named as LGNZ symposium starts

The government has announced its nine-strong freedom camping working group as council leaders from around the country gather in Nelson for a second Local Government New Zealand symposium on the issue.


Employment law changes raise concern for tourism industry
18 Apr 2018  

Employment law changes raise concern for tourism industry

The government’s proposed employment law changes have been labelled a “barrier to employment” and “totally impractical” by the tourism industry.


$100m TIF criteria under review
17 Apr 2018  

$100m TIF criteria under review

The criteria for applying for finance from the $100m Tourism Infrastructure Fund is under review and could become less restrictive, says the government.


Waikato’s Hauraki Rail Trail in $3.4m funding boost
16 Apr 2018  

Waikato’s Hauraki Rail Trail in $3.4m funding boost

Waikato’s Hauraki Rail Trail has been given a leg-up to increase its share of the international cycling market after winning up to $3.4m in government funding.


Govt aims to turn Taranaki into tourism hotspot
6 Apr 2018  

Govt aims to turn Taranaki into tourism hotspot

The government has announced a $20m growth package for the region with more than half of the money earmarked for a trek around Mt Taranaki.


McClay gets the nod as Bridges promotes tourism to front bench
12 Mar 2018   /

McClay gets the nod as Bridges promotes tourism to front bench

New National Party leader Simon Bridges has taken the tourism spokesperson job off Waitaki’s Jacqui Dean and given it to Todd McClay.


National launch private bill crackdown following freedom camping forum
9 Mar 2018  

National launch private bill crackdown following freedom camping forum

The government’s announcement of a new working group on freedom camping has been met by the launch of a private members bill from National that would put the party’s election campaign crackdown into law.  


Families, groups of visitors can now apply online for NZ visas
5 Mar 2018   /

Families, groups of visitors can now apply online for NZ visas

Families and visitors travelling together to New Zealand can now apply for visas online after the latest upgrade to Immigration ONLINE.


Cycle trails secure $2.6m funding
1 Mar 2018   /

Cycle trails secure $2.6m funding

Tasman’s Great Taste Trail has been granted $2.4m in funding for it to be extended and upgraded to a multi-day ride.


Dean: Nats new leadership “up to speed” with tourism
28 Feb 2018  

Dean: Nats new leadership “up to speed” with tourism

We at the Ticker didn’t think there was much for tourism in the appointment yesterday of National’s new leader Simon Bridges.


Stats NZ launches Environmental Economic Accounts
28 Feb 2018  

Stats NZ launches Environmental Economic Accounts

The first report of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts shows the impact of what we are doing to the natural environment and what is being done to protect it.


Chen: $1bn PGF a “shot in the arm” for regional tourism
27 Feb 2018   / /

Chen: $1bn PGF a “shot in the arm” for regional tourism

The newly launched $1bn Provincial Growth Fund is a real “shot in the arm” for the regions being targeted, says the Tourism Export Council NZ.


RTOs welcome $12m funding, keen for more from $1bn PGF
26 Feb 2018   /

RTOs welcome $12m funding, keen for more from $1bn PGF

Regional tourism leaders have welcomed the government’s investment in developing new products and expect more to come from the $1bn Provincial Growth Fund in further rounds.   


Northland, Gisborne, West Coast tourism among first to benefit from $1bn PGF
23 Feb 2018   / / /

Northland, Gisborne, West Coast tourism among first to benefit from $1bn PGF

Tourism in Northland, Tairāwhiti-East Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatū-Whanganui and the West Coast will be among the first beneficiaries of the first deployment from the $1bn Provincial Growth Fund.


LGNZ: Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund
23 Feb 2018  

LGNZ: Regions get boost with Provincial Growth Fund

The $1 billion Provincial Growth Fund launched by the Government today will give New Zealand’s regions a boost and help unlock the potential of our rural and smaller centres, says LGNZ.


Operators encouraged to apply for latest EV $4m funding
21 Feb 2018   /

Operators encouraged to apply for latest EV $4m funding

The fund that has supported electric vehicle development in the tourism sector is again open for applicants.      


Minister Watch: What Davis has been doing
20 Feb 2018  

Minister Watch: What Davis has been doing

We here at the Ticker wonder every day what the minister of tourism Kelvin Davis is working on and after weeks of close scrutiny and careful cross-referencing we’ve managed to piece together his diary from 13 December 2017 to 2 February 2018.


Customs, MPI to cut border levy citing booming tourism
2 Feb 2018   / /

Customs, MPI to cut border levy citing booming tourism

Customs NZ and the Ministry of Primary Industries are planning to slash the Border Clearance Levy citing the country’s booming tourism sector.


$730K for cycle trail improvements
1 Feb 2018   / /

$730K for cycle trail improvements

More than $730,000 in funding for safety improvements to two Great Rides of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, has been announced by the government.


Dean: Certainty needed for TIF
22 Dec 2017  

Dean: Certainty needed for TIF

The Government needs to move quickly and provide certainty on future funding for the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, National Party Tourism Spokesperson Jacqui Dean says.


Air NZ’s Redington named on govt’s tax working group
21 Dec 2017   /

Air NZ’s Redington named on govt’s tax working group

Air New Zealand’s Michelle Redington has been named part of the government’s tax working group, which could make a recommendation on the proposed $25 border levy.


TIA: Councils encouraged to apply for next round of TIF
18 Dec 2017  

TIA: Councils encouraged to apply for next round of TIF

TIA is strongly encouraging councils to put in applications to the next funding round to take advantage of the opportunity to secure investment into projects that will support the growth of tourism.


More sustainable funding needed for tourism
18 Dec 2017   /

More sustainable funding needed for tourism

Local Government New Zealand says the first round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help some councils meet the infrastructure challenges posed by booming tourism numbers.


Merry TIFmas! Govt hands out $15m of tourism funding
15 Dec 2017   /

Merry TIFmas! Govt hands out $15m of tourism funding

Freedom camping facilities, car parking at the Church of the Good Shepherd and cycle trails are among the recipients of almost $15m in tourism-related government funding.


TIA: GST windfall strengthens investment case
14 Dec 2017   / /

TIA: GST windfall strengthens investment case

An 18% jump in tourism-generated GST has prompted the Tourism Industry Aotearoa to repeats calls for a chunk of this tax to be reinvested in infrastructure.


MBIE moots “more substantial visitor levy” in minister’s briefing
8 Dec 2017  

MBIE moots “more substantial visitor levy” in minister’s briefing

A new long-term funding model to support New Zealand’s growing tourism industry, including increasing the border levy and possible institutional changes, have been mooted by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.


LGNZ: Under pressure councils would welcome visitor levy
8 Dec 2017  

LGNZ: Under pressure councils would welcome visitor levy

Local Government New Zealand says sustainable and sufficient funding source for tourism infrastructure is vital and strongly supports a visitor levy as an equitable option for achieving this.


Audio: Q&A with Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis
4 Dec 2017  

Audio: Q&A with Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis

We caught up with the Tourism Minister in Queenstown last Thursday evening and put a few questions to him on the resort’s and the industry’s needs.


Parliamentary ‘spam’ or worthwhile questions to Tourism Minister? You decide.
1 Dec 2017  

Parliamentary ‘spam’ or worthwhile questions to Tourism Minister? You decide.

After Labour accused the National Party of spamming Parliament by lodging more than 6,000 parliamentary questions last month, we thought it would be enlightening to look at some results.


National demands answers as govt’s border levy stance softens
22 Nov 2017   /

National demands answers as govt’s border levy stance softens

The National Party has launched a salvo of questions at Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis following his first address to industry, which appeared to soften the government’s stance on a border levy.


MBIE: 36th America’s Cup economic impact assessment
22 Nov 2017  

MBIE: 36th America’s Cup economic impact assessment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released its assessment of the economic impact the America’s Cup could have on Auckland and New Zealand.  


Tourism Minister: Infrastructure, regional development, Māori tourism priorities
14 Nov 2017  

Tourism Minister: Infrastructure, regional development, Māori tourism priorities

Tourism infrastructure, supporting the regions and growing Māori tourism are the industry priorities for the new government, says Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis.


TIA to Minister: Tourism’s benefits for NZ can grow
10 Nov 2017   /

TIA to Minister: Tourism’s benefits for NZ can grow

In its Brief to new Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis, TIA points out that tourism is New Zealand’s fastest growing economic contributor, as well as its biggest industry, biggest employer and biggest export sector.


Minister: Tourism wins over mining on DOC land
9 Nov 2017   /

Minister: Tourism wins over mining on DOC land

Conservation land should be protected for tourism and not be made available for mining, says the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.


National’s Jacqui Dean to hold govt to account on tourism
3 Nov 2017  

National’s Jacqui Dean to hold govt to account on tourism

Jacqui Dean has been appointed the National Party’s new Tourism spokesperson and says she will be keeping a close eye on the government’s plans for the sector.


EDNZ: Let’s ensure the $1bn regional fund delivers
2 Nov 2017  

EDNZ: Let’s ensure the $1bn regional fund delivers

The new $1bn Regional Development Fund is in danger of being targeted for projects such as tourism infrastructure and local government shortfalls – that would be a mistake, writes Dr David Wilson, chair of EDNZ and CEO of Northland Inc.


Kelvin Davis: His first interview as Tourism Minister
27 Oct 2017  

Kelvin Davis: His first interview as Tourism Minister

Labour’s promised $25 border levy, money from the new $1bn regional fund, working with industry on immigration and work visas, and the possible return of a Ministry, are all on the agenda for the new Minister of Tourism.


TIA: Industry pleased Tourism staying on front bench
26 Oct 2017  

TIA: Industry pleased Tourism staying on front bench

New Zealand’s $35 billion tourism industry is pleased that Deputy Labour Leader Kelvin Davis will take the tourism portfolio in the incoming Government.


FMC, NZRA welcome new Conservation Minister and funding
26 Oct 2017   /

FMC, NZRA welcome new Conservation Minister and funding

The Federated Mountain Clubs of NZ (FMC) and the NZ Recreation Association (NZRA) have welcomed the new Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, and the increased funding earmarked for the department. MORE »


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