Resurfacing of the popular Kauri Block Walkway in the Coromandel is slated to be complete by mid-August, says the Department of Conservation.
Revenue collected in the first year to June 2020 was $57.3m, approximately 30% lower than the forecasted revenue of $82m.
The announcement of four new Jobs for Nature projects in Gisborne is set to create 165 jobs over the next three years.
The Department of Conservation is carrying out a 12-month audit on some concession holders.
Chief executive Paul Atkins says tangible evidence of regenerative possibilities has lasting impact on visitors.
The Department of Conservation has warned that dogs must be kept on a leash while on conservation land, following the death of a kiwi.
DOC says repair work underway but no estimate available for when the iconic track might be re-opened.
Jobs funded through $34m allocation from Jobs for Nature Community and Private Land Biodiversity funds administered by DOC.
Kiri Allan returns to work today after making good progress in her cancer treatment.
The decision to sell the Bay of Islands operator was a difficult one to make, says Entrada’s CEO.
MBIE hopes to include more information from local governments going forward.
The police have issued a reminder for people to follow basic safety advice when heading out into New Zealand’s back country this winter.
Increasing protected sea areas from the current 9.8% to 30% has the potential to boost marine tourism, says a Northland operator.
DOC could restrict interactions with marine mammals and will assess the capacity for increased tourism under the new strategy.
Guided walking tours would start on 1 December and run through to 3 April 2022.
The tourism business is the latest to come to market as longtime owners seek to exit.
But the future of Milford’s airfield remains uncertain as stakeholders jockey for the tourism minister’s ear.
Ski field has around 18,000 visitors every winter.
Caution urged for long weekend amid warnings of washouts, slips, windfall and general flooding.
The Mountain Safety Council has developed a new app with the support of the Police to assist with planning a walk or tramp.
The Department of Conservation is urging visitors to Waitomo’s Mangaokewa Reserve to report fly tipping, vandalism and suspicious behaviour as damage and dumping continues at the sacred location.
In a message sent to stakeholders on Tuesday, Lou Sanson notes his highlights during his eight years in the post.
The agency will look for funding for two tourism-related developments in the Manawatū.
The director-general says he will leave on 13 September.
Area includes the Grampians and Godley Peaks.
The Department of Conservation has received $5.1m from the government to purchase 148 electric vehicles and install charging infrastructure.
The tourism minister also wants to see an expansion of differential pricing across the sector for international visitors.
DOC calling for submissions by 4 June.
Weekend pricing has also been introduced for some high-use DOC huts.
A hunter-led approach to tahr management in planning for South Rakaia/Rangitata.
Shifting control of the conservation estate to iwi could have implications for tourism.
A group of popular Northland tracks have reopened due to actions taken to manage the threat of feral dogs, says the Department of Conservation.
More recovery than regenerative, the plan introduces yet another initiative to reimagine tourism.
The popular Sunrise Hut and Sunrise Track in the Ruahine Forest Park has reopened to the public, following renovations and improvements to the track.
The Department of Conservation has re-opened the Hacket Track in the Mount Richmond Forest Park in Marlborough, with a temporary trail around a landslip on 13 April.
Reducing number of regional councils, lifting Māori representation among recommendations.
Changes to be implemented from winter, submissions close 21 May.
Parties appear to be working together to avoid conflict, emphasizing process to ensure no surprises.
Mountain bikers can ride the Heaphy Track in the Kahurangi National Park from 1 May to 30 November.
But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.
The Department of Conservation has invited the public to have their say on a proposed marine mammal sanctuary that would encompass the entire Bay of Islands.
Waikato’s popular southern section of the Hakarimata Walkway can appeal to wider range of users.
DOC yet to asses full extent of damage, no date for reopening given.
The Department of Conservation will keep a number of tracks and the Twilight Campsite near Cape Reinga closed due to reports of feral dog sightings.
The Department of Conservation is upgrading its tracks and installing hygiene stations on Great Barrier/Aotea Island after finding two new kauri dieback infected sites.
DOC is seeking input from iwi, hapū and whānau on its proposal to extend seaward boundaries in the Coromandel.
The Department of Conservation has decided that media should have the same access to conservation land that the public enjoy, and will no longer need to apply for a permit.
The Department of Conservation has temporarily closed the campsite at Awaroa/Godley Head near Lyttelton after dangerous levels of asbestos was found nearby.
The Whangamumu, Kauri Grove and Te Toroa Tracks on Cape Brett Peninsula in the Bay of Islands will be temporarily close to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
Surge in recreational vessels partly to blame for dolphins leaving Bay of Islands, large operators support marine mammal sanctuary.