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27 Apr 2018  

Auckland city to airport link part of $1.8bn light rail plan

Auckland’s transport plan has allocated $1.8bn towards funding two light rail corridors including an airport to city route.


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.


SH1 Kaikoura to re-open both directions 24/7 next month
29 Mar 2018  

SH1 Kaikoura to re-open both directions 24/7 next month

State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch will re-open for night-time travel from the end of April for the first time since the Kaikoura earthquake in November 2016.


NZTA: Ed Sheeran, Warbirds major magnets; Kaikōura, Takaka updates
28 Mar 2018   /

NZTA: Ed Sheeran, Warbirds major magnets; Kaikōura, Takaka updates

The NZ Transport Agency encourages all people driving around the South Island this Easter to plan ahead to stay safe and avoid delays.


NZTA: Access to Cape Reinga for escorted essential travel only
26 Mar 2018   /

NZTA: Access to Cape Reinga for escorted essential travel only

The NZ Transport Agency says it’s coordinating with forest owners, police and the Far North District Council to allow escorted convoys for essential travel.


NZ-made driverless vehicle joins airport trial
15 Mar 2018   /

NZ-made driverless vehicle joins airport trial

New Zealand’s first on-road testing of fully autonomous vehicles will change up a gear later this year with the inclusion of the first locally designed and built vehicle.


Self-piloted electric air taxi ‘Cora’ revealed in Canterbury
13 Mar 2018  

Self-piloted electric air taxi ‘Cora’ revealed in Canterbury

A self-piloted electric air taxi is being tested in Christchurch and hopes to be the first viable craft of its kind in commercial operation.


SkyBus to start North Harbour service
28 Feb 2018  

SkyBus to start North Harbour service

SkyBus is proud to announce the planned arrival of a new direct service between Auckland Airport and the North Harbour Auckland region.


Milford Sound introduces Smart Parking tech
21 Dec 2017  

Milford Sound introduces Smart Parking tech

The popularity of Milford Sound Information Centre and Café with the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the area each year meant increasing pressure on the parking facilities.


Tourists urged to take care on backcountry roads
19 Dec 2017  

Tourists urged to take care on backcountry roads

DOC is urging tourists to take care when driving on New Zealand’s backcountry roads ahead of what is expected to bumper summer season.


Popular Cathedral Cove park and ride shuttle returns
7 Dec 2017  

Popular Cathedral Cove park and ride shuttle returns

The popular Cathedral Cove park and ride shuttle will be operating over the busy 2017/18 summer holiday season, along with longer opening hours at the Hahei Village Entrance car park.


Go Bus launches Savy service
29 Nov 2017   /

Go Bus launches Savy service

Go Bus has launched the first on-demand ridesharing transport solution of its kind in New Zealand.


Work to restore Roxburgh’s water, sewerage, road access
29 Nov 2017  

Work to restore Roxburgh’s water, sewerage, road access

Work to restore Roxburgh’s water supply, sewerage system and road access into town is continuing with one eye on the weather.


Daylight opening hours for SH1 around Kaikoura
21 Nov 2017  

Daylight opening hours for SH1 around Kaikoura

The NZ Transport Agency has confirmed the initial hours of operation for State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikoura will be 7am until 8.30pm, when the road reopens next month.


Let’s Get Wellington Moving launches
16 Nov 2017  

Let’s Get Wellington Moving launches

Wellingtonians have a once-in-a-generation chance to shape the future of their city’s transport and need to make sure their views are known, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says.


Bus, train workers to protest Auckland Transport
9 Nov 2017  

Bus, train workers to protest Auckland Transport

Bus drivers and train managers are uniting on Friday morning to deliver two petitions to Auckland Transport protesting the degradation of both bus and train services.


Tourism and travel specialist to lead transport group marketing
7 Nov 2017  

Tourism and travel specialist to lead transport group marketing

Mischa Mannix-Opie has been appointed as Group Head of Marketing and Communications for Bluebridge, Strait Shipping, Freight Lines and Streamline Freight.


Bus, train, ferry use highest in 60 years
18 Oct 2017  

Bus, train, ferry use highest in 60 years

Auckland’s public transport users have clocked up 90 million trips on buses, trains and ferries over the past year, the last time Auckland saw that many trips was way back in 1956.


Which is Cheapest: Rental Cars, Taxis or Uber?
2 Oct 2017  

Which is Cheapest: Rental Cars, Taxis or Uber?

Here’s a question which should grab the attention of every traveller: which is the most cost-effective way to travel once you step off the airplane?


Manawatū Gorge options released for feedback
27 Sep 2017  

Manawatū Gorge options released for feedback

The NZ Transport Agency has released a long list of options for a long term resilient solution for the Manawatū Gorge route. 


Europcar New Zealand leads the charge with electric future
29 Aug 2017  

Europcar New Zealand leads the charge with electric future

Europcar New Zealand has been awarded nearly $200,000 in Government funding to expand its rental 100% electrical vehicle fleet.


Labour: Airport light rail within 10 years
7 Aug 2017  

Labour: Airport light rail within 10 years

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.


Motorhome Friendly status – a tourism boost for two towns
7 Aug 2017  

Motorhome Friendly status – a tourism boost for two towns

South Taranaki towns Hawera and Opunake were officially welcomed into the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association’s nationwide Motorhome Friendly scheme.


Council: Gorge closure “is a barrier to tourism”
27 Jul 2017  

Council: Gorge closure “is a barrier to tourism”

Hawke’s Bay needs and deserves a definitive statement setting out a plan for a robust, resilent transport corridor to the Manawatu.


Taieri Gorge Railway affected by recent rain event
26 Jul 2017  

Taieri Gorge Railway affected by recent rain event

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.


Visitor Ambassadors activated to support shuttles
25 Jul 2017  

Visitor Ambassadors activated to support shuttles

The second weekend of Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL) free park and ride snow shuttle service went well with local businesses reporting they were happy with council’s response to the parking and congestion issues that arose the inaugural weekend.


Cook Strait ferries cancelled
13 Jul 2017  

Cook Strait ferries cancelled

Sailings of the Interislander and Bluebridge ferries have been cancelled due to the deterioration of weather in Cook Strait.


Delays on popular tourist route
16 Jun 2017  

Delays on popular tourist route

People who use the road between Wanaka and Tarras, State Highway 8A, may experience some disruptions from next week


Popular tourist routes focus of road safety improvements
15 Jun 2017  

Popular tourist routes focus of road safety improvements

Work is now underway on dozens of individual road safety projects that aim to make busy South Island tourist routes safer for visiting drivers


Booming tourism helps Mainfreight lift earnings 17%
31 May 2017  

Booming tourism helps Mainfreight lift earnings 17%

Mainfreight is pleased to announce another year of record results to 31 March 2017.


Go Bus wins airport park and ride contract
30 May 2017   /

Go Bus wins airport park and ride contract

Go Bus has secured the contract to deliver passengers to and from Queenstown Airport’s new 150-space park and ride facility.


Free electric cars for corporate travellers
17 May 2017  

Free electric cars for corporate travellers

Regular business travellers will be able to book an e-Golf for their day of travel, free of charge.


Super Shuttle goes Platinum with new luxury service
16 May 2017  

Super Shuttle goes Platinum with new luxury service

Super Shuttle has launched a new business class service as it upgrades its fleet, pushes into the regions, and expands its marketing.


Nomad goes 360° as it expands offering
16 May 2017  

Nomad goes 360° as it expands offering

Nomad Safaris, Queenstown’s oldest off-road tour company, has introduced two new activities to its adventure menu for 2017.


NZ tech company behind latest New York ferry service
12 Apr 2017   /

NZ tech company behind latest New York ferry service

Christchurch technology company Connexionz has won the contract to support New York City’s latest ferry operation.


Waikato Explorer answers calls for park & ride ferry service
7 Apr 2017  

Waikato Explorer answers calls for park & ride ferry service

Hamilton’s iconic River Cruise service, the Waikato River Explorer, has kicked off from its new launch space at Day’s Park.


PM criticised over Chinese FIT comments
6 Apr 2017  

PM criticised over Chinese FIT comments

The Bus & Coach Association has hit back at government comments encouraging Chinese visitors off tours and into independent travel.


Importance of coach services
6 Apr 2017  

Importance of coach services

There are many reasons why encouraging tourists to partake in tours, as opposed to travelling themselves, would actually be advantageous to New Zealand.


Grant Webster on THL’s electric future
3 Apr 2017  

Grant Webster on THL’s electric future

Tourism Holdings Limited’s chief executive Grant Webster tells the Ticker of the company’s electric motorhome plans and beyond.


Explorer Tourlines statement on Te Anau Milford Highway crash
27 Mar 2017  

Explorer Tourlines statement on Te Anau Milford Highway crash

Presented at Press Conference at 2pm Friday at Rydges Latimer Christchurch following the Te Anau Milford Highway crash last Tuesday that killed two German tourists.


Ruapehu to tackle Tongariro congestion with transport hub
20 Mar 2017  

Ruapehu to tackle Tongariro congestion with transport hub

Ruapehu council is planning to provide almost $1m in funding to help ease track congestion on the Tongariro Crossing and support tourism infrastructure in the region.


SH1, south of Kaikoura, to close for emergency stabilisation
20 Mar 2017  

SH1, south of Kaikoura, to close for emergency stabilisation

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will be closed to all traffic for eight days from 8pm on Sunday, 26 March to 7am on Tuesday 4 April to enable emergency slip face stabilisation work to be carried out.


New Fullers ferry to cope with tourist demand
14 Mar 2017  

New Fullers ferry to cope with tourist demand

Fullers is introducing a new vessel, Capricornian Surfer, dedicated to Devonport to cope with tourism demand.


Go Bus to bolster luxury fleet to meet tourism demand
10 Mar 2017  

Go Bus to bolster luxury fleet to meet tourism demand

Go Bus is pumping up to $20m of dollars into its luxury Johnston’s Coachlines business to meet soaring tourism demand.


Q&A with JUCY’s Kat Van Dijk
10 Mar 2017  

Q&A with JUCY’s Kat Van Dijk

Kat Van Dijk entered tourism relatively recently when she joined JUCY just over four years ago. She is GM Southern Lakes at what was originally a car rental company but has expanded into campervans, cruise and hotels.


Public transport breakthrough for the Wakatipu
27 Feb 2017  

Public transport breakthrough for the Wakatipu

A much needed radical shift in public transport for the Wakatipu Basin’s residence and visitors has taken a step closer.


KiwiRail tourism services booming despite $9m Kaikoura hit
27 Feb 2017  

KiwiRail tourism services booming despite $9m Kaikoura hit

KiwiRail took a $9m hit in revenue due to the Kaikoura earthquake however tourism services on its Interislander ferry service was booming.


Kiwi Experience revenue fall fails to slow THL growth
23 Feb 2017  

Kiwi Experience revenue fall fails to slow THL growth

Tourism Holdings Limited’s (THL) New Zealand tourism operations saw earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) jump to $4.3m for the half-year to 31 December 2016, up 30% on the previous corresponding period.


Auckland Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines
23 Feb 2017   /

Auckland Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement that Sichuan Airlines will start flying between Auckland and Chengdu in China from June this year.


Jetstar & Qantas welcome NZ govt travel announcement
13 Feb 2017  

Jetstar & Qantas welcome NZ govt travel announcement

The Qantas Group has welcomed the New Zealand government’s announcement naming both Jetstar and Qantas as contracted suppliers for government air travel, commencing 1 March 2017.


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