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Mayor: Tourist levy needed to help pay for freedom camping
23 Apr 2018  

Mayor: Tourist levy needed to help pay for freedom camping

New Plymouth mayor Neil Holdom has called for a levy on inward flights to NZ to help pay for freedom camping facilities in the region.


Taranaki tourism wins big in latest $20m PGF round
9 Apr 2018  

Taranaki tourism wins big in latest $20m PGF round

A major new Taranaki tourism initiative is set to get off the ground following the latest deployment from the government’s $1bn Provincial Growth Fund.


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.


$6m proposed for Taranaki rainforest garden
6 Mar 2018   / /

$6m proposed for Taranaki rainforest garden

Public consultation is starting on two exciting, new projects embracing Taranaki’s tourism and environmental opportunities.


M&C buys New Plymouth’s The Waterfront Hotel
7 Feb 2018  

M&C buys New Plymouth’s The Waterfront Hotel

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has bought New Plymouth’s The Waterfront Hotel.


Festival of Lights injects $4.6m, attracts 8000 visitors
26 Nov 2017   /

Festival of Lights injects $4.6m, attracts 8000 visitors

A survey on the New Plymouth District Council-run TSB Festival of Lights has highlighted the significant contribution the summer spectacular is making to the region’s economy.


Len Lye Centre pumps $7.4m into district
14 Nov 2017   /

Len Lye Centre pumps $7.4m into district

New Plymouth’s Len Lye Centre has pumped $7.4m into the district and brought more than 17,000 visitors to the region in 2016, according to a new report.


Tourism, food and energy ‘key pillars of the bold Tapuae Roa’
1 Sep 2017  

Tourism, food and energy ‘key pillars of the bold Tapuae Roa’

The vision of Tapuae Roa comprises three key things: attractive lifestyle, talented people and a modern high-value economy.


Tourism priority in ‘Message to Wellington’ from Taranaki leaders
24 Aug 2017  

Tourism priority in ‘Message to Wellington’ from Taranaki leaders

Whoever wins power in the September 23 general elections needs to focus on eight key issues of importance to Taranaki.


$3.4m for Taranaki Crossing
19 May 2017  

$3.4m for Taranaki Crossing

A $3.4 million investment into the Taranaki Crossing is part of the Government’s plan to boost growth in Taranaki.


Council to take control of New Plymouth airport
7 Apr 2017  

Council to take control of New Plymouth airport

The Government and New Plymouth District Council have agreed in principle to transfer New Plymouth Airport to local government ownership.


Airbnb: Which councils are following Queenstown’s lead?
7 Feb 2017  

Airbnb: Which councils are following Queenstown’s lead?

The issue of whether residential ratepayers who rent out their homes for profit should pay rates in line with their commercial counterparts is not a new one.


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