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TIA: ‘Biggest activity afternoon ever’ for TRENZ delegates
23 Apr 2018  

TIA: ‘Biggest activity afternoon ever’ for TRENZ delegates

Hundreds of international tourism marketers will get the chance to experience the best that Dunedin has to offer visitors during the TRENZ 2018 conference in two weeks.


Redwoods Treewalk launches lantern entrance
23 Apr 2018  

Redwoods Treewalk launches lantern entrance

A lantern-inspired spiral entranceway with a focus on design, sustainability and innovation has opened at Redwoods Treewalk, Rotorua.


Dunedin winter programme launches with Festival of Nature
23 Apr 2018  

Dunedin winter programme launches with Festival of Nature

Dunedin is beckoning visitors to experience a winter more intriguing this year and discover the many natural and urban wonders of this beautiful and quirky southern city.


Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever
23 Apr 2018  

Winter set to heat up with F.A.W.C! fever

The hotly anticipated F.A.W.C! Food and Wine Classic Winter 2018 programme launched this week, packed full of 60+ tasty events spanning four weekends, from 1 – 24 June 2018.


Antarctic dance film highlights Christchurch’s gateway status
23 Apr 2018  

Antarctic dance film highlights Christchurch’s gateway status

The penguin-populated ice desert of Antarctica is the backdrop for the first ever dance film to be staged on the world’s last great wilderness.


TIA backs Christchurch plan to woo events
20 Apr 2018   /

TIA backs Christchurch plan to woo events

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on Christchurch City Council to boost funding for events in its 2018-2028 Draft Long-Term Plan.


New GM takes the helm at the Pullman Auckland
19 Apr 2018  

New GM takes the helm at the Pullman Auckland

Veronique Delattre has taken the helm of the Pullman Auckland as the hotel’s new general manager.


NZ’s first Wyndham Garden hotel opens in Queenstown
19 Apr 2018  

NZ’s first Wyndham Garden hotel opens in Queenstown

Wyndham Garden Remarkables Park, Queenstown brings Wyndham Hotel Group’s NZ portfolio to nine hotels.


Air NZ continues reign as Australia’s most reputable company
19 Apr 2018  

Air NZ continues reign as Australia’s most reputable company

For the second consecutive year, proudly Kiwi airline Air New Zealand has been recognised as Australia’s most reputable company.


Pilots call for prohibition of laser devices
19 Apr 2018   /

Pilots call for prohibition of laser devices

“We’ve Had Enough” NZ pilots call for the complete prohibition on possession of laser devices.


Extension of closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura
19 Apr 2018  

Extension of closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura

Extension of closure for SH1 south of Kaikōura – all day Wednesday and Thursday to 3 pm


SKYCITY wins Good Business Egg Award
19 Apr 2018  

SKYCITY wins Good Business Egg Award

PRESS RELEASE: SKYCITY SKYCITY’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme has been recognised in this year’s BACS Good Business Egg Awards, winning the Community Empowerment award. This is the first year SKYCITY has MORE »


New major event for Palmerston North
18 Apr 2018  

New major event for Palmerston North

The event takes place from 8-14 April 2019 and will incorporate an arena spectacular telling real stories about the homecoming of the NZDF in 1919.


Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running
18 Apr 2018  

Auckland wins Ultimate Sports City third time running

Auckland has been named ‘Best Medium City’ at the prestigious SportsBusiness Ultimate Sports City Awards for the third consecutive time.


TIA urges communities to apply for tourism funding
18 Apr 2018  

TIA urges communities to apply for tourism funding

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is encouraging councils and community organisations to apply for new Government funding to help them maximise the benefits of tourism for their communities.


Fishing show lures South Koreans to NZ’s waters
17 Apr 2018  

Fishing show lures South Koreans to NZ’s waters

New Zealand’s landscapes, record weight fish, and a hip hop music backing track made for thrilling television in South Korea recently.


Hotel conference focusing on regional growth
17 Apr 2018  

Hotel conference focusing on regional growth

How to better share the benefits of New Zealand’s tourism boom with the regions will be a big focus of this year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.


Christchurch ski season attracts more Australian visitors
17 Apr 2018  

Christchurch ski season attracts more Australian visitors

The glistening snowy peaks of Canterbury ski area Mt Hutt feature in an international campaign to lure more Australian ski visitors to New Zealand.


Air NZ on global Rolls-Royce engine issue
16 Apr 2018  

Air NZ on global Rolls-Royce engine issue

Air New Zealand is working closely with engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce on a global issue involving some of the Trent 1000 engines that power its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet.


Tourism continues billion-dollar supercharge of regional economy
16 Apr 2018   /

Tourism continues billion-dollar supercharge of regional economy

The Hamilton & Waikato region reached another significant milestone recently when it smashed its record for annual visitor expenditure.


2018 TECNZ tourism conference opens for registration
16 Apr 2018  

2018 TECNZ tourism conference opens for registration

This year the TECNZ event will be hosted in the sunny Hawke’s Bay from 8 – 9 August.


Auckland’s major events portfolio 2018/19
13 Apr 2018  

Auckland’s major events portfolio 2018/19

A diverse range of cultural, lifestyle and sporting events happening in Auckland over the coming financial year will receive public investment as part of Auckland’s Major Events Portfolio.


Watch: Christchurch’s “green spine” from city to sea
13 Apr 2018  

Watch: Christchurch’s “green spine” from city to sea

A green spine extending from the city to sea is poised to set Christchurch apart as a place that is prepared to explore new ways of living with nature – from adaptive housing to sustainable urban agriculture.


Colliers: Highest-ever pedestrian numbers recorded in Queenstown
13 Apr 2018  

Colliers: Highest-ever pedestrian numbers recorded in Queenstown

More people are pounding the pavements in central Queenstown than ever before, according to the results of Colliers International’s 2018 Queenstown CBD Pedestrian Count.


178-unit  Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel up for sale
12 Apr 2018  

178-unit Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel up for sale

The Waldorf Stadium Apartment Hotel in the heart of Auckland CBD is on the market for sale through Colliers International Hotels and CBRE Hotels.


Aviation NZ: greater drone operator responsibility required
12 Apr 2018  

Aviation NZ: greater drone operator responsibility required

Operators must show greater responsibility in using their drones, says the NZ drone industry.


NZ Travel Brokers to operate Air NZ Holidays Travel Brokers brand
12 Apr 2018  

NZ Travel Brokers to operate Air NZ Holidays Travel Brokers brand

Air New Zealand has entered into an agreement with NZ Travel Brokers which will take over the license for the Air New Zealand Holidays Travel Brokers brand in New Zealand from 1 July 2018.


NZ: the ultimate destination for wealthy Europeans
11 Apr 2018  

NZ: the ultimate destination for wealthy Europeans

More than 300 agencies that cater solely for the world’s high net worth individuals have voted New Zealand their “Most Preferred Destination”.


Beware the beauty trap – don’t get caught at the Cape
11 Apr 2018  

Beware the beauty trap – don’t get caught at the Cape

Hawke’s Bay Police have noticed more emergency calls for assistance by walkers and hikers becoming stranded on the track from Clifton Motor Camp out to the Gannet Colony at Cape Kidnappers.


How does the Sky Tower handle a lightning strike?
11 Apr 2018  

How does the Sky Tower handle a lightning strike?

The Sky Tower is fully equipped to withstand lightning and has one of the most advanced systems for tower protection.


Air NZ announces new trans-Tasman routes
10 Apr 2018  

Air NZ announces new trans-Tasman routes

Air New Zealand will launch two new routes across the Tasman from December this year and add an extra 15% seat capacity across all its Tasman services year on year.


First official All Blacks store opens at Auckland Airport
10 Apr 2018  

First official All Blacks store opens at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced that New Zealand Rugby has opened the country’s first Official All Blacks Store.


Frank Kitts Park $2.5m upgrade plan gets the green light
10 Apr 2018  

Frank Kitts Park $2.5m upgrade plan gets the green light

Wellington City Council can now get on with the redevelopment of Frank Kitts Park following an Environment Court decision giving a proposed upgrade project the go-ahead.


Tourists flock to Christchurch as spend jumps 20%
10 Apr 2018  

Tourists flock to Christchurch as spend jumps 20%

Christchurch’s spectacular summer saw record-breaking tourist numbers inject more than $3.6 million in our region’s economy, with February tourism spend up 20 percent from the previous month.


From Glampers to Steampunk – new products on show at TRENZ 2018
9 Apr 2018  

From Glampers to Steampunk – new products on show at TRENZ 2018

A Steampunk museum, an innovative camping option, an adventure business founded to grow the confidence of urbanites in the outdoors, and an all-in-one 3D Trick Art Gallery are among the 49 new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2018.


KiwiRail remembers the Wahine
9 Apr 2018  

KiwiRail remembers the Wahine

An Interislander ferry will sound its horn to mark the time the Wahine struck Barrett Reef and another will form the backdrop to a flotilla on Wellington Harbour, as KiwiRail helps commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Wahine tragedy.


600+ head for Ruapehu Ring of Fire
6 Apr 2018  

600+ head for Ruapehu Ring of Fire

This Saturday, Mt Ruapehu will be lit up by a circle of headlamps as 628 runners, including 37 from overseas representing 7 countries, compete in the inaugural Ruapehu Ring of Fire.


Hotel Industry Awards 2018 open for entries
6 Apr 2018   /

Hotel Industry Awards 2018 open for entries

The hotel sector is gearing up for a big July, with the annual New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference on in Auckland 4-5 July, culminating with a gala Awards dinner.


WREDA: Visitors worth over $2.5bn to Wellington
6 Apr 2018  

WREDA: Visitors worth over $2.5bn to Wellington

Visitor spending in the Wellington region has smashed through the annual $2.5 billion barrier for the first time as both international and domestic visitors flash the cash.


MoneyHub: NZ’s cheapest and most expensive flights revealed
5 Apr 2018  

MoneyHub: NZ’s cheapest and most expensive flights revealed

MoneyHub has researched New Zealand’s cheapest and most expensive flights per kilometre flown.


Flight Centre ordered to pay $13m in penalties
5 Apr 2018  

Flight Centre ordered to pay $13m in penalties

The Full Federal Court of Australia has ordered Flight Centre to pay penalties totalling A$12.5m for attempting to induce three international airlines to enter into price fixing arrangements between 2005 and 2009.


Cashless campervan payment system to begin national rollout
5 Apr 2018   / / /

Cashless campervan payment system to begin national rollout

A new cashless payment system for more than 80,000 Kiwis travelling in campervans is set to be rolled out across New Zealand, following a highly successful Auckland trial.


Air NZ, Virgin Australia to end trans-Tasman alliance
5 Apr 2018   /

Air NZ, Virgin Australia to end trans-Tasman alliance

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia will end their trans-Tasman alliance in October this year following seven years of partnership.


WREDA: Jim Beam Homegrown is Kiwi music with an economic punch
4 Apr 2018   /

WREDA: Jim Beam Homegrown is Kiwi music with an economic punch

Jim Beam Homegrown will this year pump millions of dollars into the local economy with three-quarters of fans rocking out on the waterfront coming from outside the Wellington region.


Kiwi Link connects NZ operators with Japan and Korean buyers
4 Apr 2018  

Kiwi Link connects NZ operators with Japan and Korean buyers

The latest Kiwi Link Korea and Japan trade events have helped Kiwi operators connect with buyers to promote their products and the broader New Zealand experience.


Regional councils set regional targets for swimmable lakes and rivers
4 Apr 2018  

Regional councils set regional targets for swimmable lakes and rivers

Regional councils are this month announcing draft targets that are a step towards the goal of 90% of rivers and lakes being swimmable by 2040.


Mt Karioi tracks closed following myrtle rust find
3 Apr 2018   /

Mt Karioi tracks closed following myrtle rust find

DOC is closing the Mt Karioi summit tracks, near Raglan, following a confirmed finding of myrtle rust. It will be closed to the public until further notice.


TIA: Extended Auckland accommodation rate still unfair
2 Apr 2018  

TIA: Extended Auckland accommodation rate still unfair

The new version of the targeted rate on accommodation providers proposed in the Auckland Council’s draft Long-Term Plan is still inefficient and ill-conceived, says TIA.


Hawaiian Airlines expands flights, announces sports sponsorships
2 Apr 2018   /

Hawaiian Airlines expands flights, announces sports sponsorships

Hawaiian Airlines has announced its support for Netball in New Zealand via a major sponsorship of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic and Northern Stars ANZ Premiership teams.


Red Travel strikes Qualmark Gold
2 Apr 2018  

Red Travel strikes Qualmark Gold

Red Travel may only be in its 4th year of operation but that has not stopped the team from achieving for a 2nd consecutive year running the Tourism New Zealand Qualmark Gold Status.


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