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Albatross eggs disappear from Dunedin colony
15 Nov 2022   /

Albatross eggs disappear from Dunedin colony

Four eggs have gone missing from a toroa northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head/Pukekura, near Dunedin.


Cruise is back in Dunedin – with transport teething problems too
28 Oct 2022   /

Cruise is back in Dunedin – with transport teething problems too

A lack of transport in Dunedin for cruise passengers is tipping “money down the drain”, according to one prominent operator in the city.


Dunedin’s expertise highlighted in conferences, events push
20 Oct 2022   /

Dunedin’s expertise highlighted in conferences, events push

Dunedin is using its reputation as a knowledge hub to encourage more conferences and events to come to the city.


Final funding round for Dunedin events to open
7 Sep 2022   /

Final funding round for Dunedin events to open

Applications for the final Dunedin Regional Events Funding Round, with a total of $265,000 up for grabs, will open on 3 October.


What locals want – Enterprise Dunedin seeks tourism feedback
3 Aug 2022   /

What locals want – Enterprise Dunedin seeks tourism feedback

The findings will inform the region’s destination management plan.


Hawke’s Bay, Dunedin pioneer region-to-region campaign
26 Jul 2022   /

Hawke’s Bay, Dunedin pioneer region-to-region campaign

A pioneering collaboration between Hawke’s Bay and Dunedin invites people to rediscover the regions.


Host cities mark one year count down to FIFA Women’s World Cup
20 Jul 2022   /

Host cities mark one year count down to FIFA Women’s World Cup

Dunedin and Wellington are counting down to the first FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, with today marking one year to go until the tournament begins.


Cruise lines up 900+ NZ port bookings, prompting even operator nerves
12 Jul 2022   /

Cruise lines up 900+ NZ port bookings, prompting even operator nerves

The first four cruise ships arriving from October could bring more than 13k passengers to the regions.


Dunedin preps “inspiring” inaugural Matariki show
18 May 2022   /

Dunedin preps “inspiring” inaugural Matariki show

A water and light show on the Otago Harbour waterfront will herald the inaugural Matariki holiday in Dunedin.


Events gear up for return of crowds
24 Mar 2022  

Events gear up for return of crowds

Events are gearing up for a return of crowds, with the Otago Rally re-instating its Octagon start and welcoming back spectators for its 2022 event on 8-10 April.


Operators relieved, look to summer 2022-23 for revival
17 Mar 2022   /

Operators relieved, look to summer 2022-23 for revival

Tourism businesses welcome the new border re-opening dates but it will take months for many to enjoy the benefits.


Royal Albatross Centre celebrates 50 years
23 Feb 2022   /

Royal Albatross Centre celebrates 50 years

The Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Penisnsula today is celebrating 50 years since opening with a 50% discount on their tour.


Dunedin food fest moves to allow vaccine certificates
27 Oct 2021   /

Dunedin food fest moves to allow vaccine certificates

The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival has been postponed to 4-5 February 2022.


Go-ahead for $6.4m refurb of Dunedin Railway Station
4 Oct 2021  

Go-ahead for $6.4m refurb of Dunedin Railway Station

A $6.4m refurbishment of Dunedin Railway Station has been given the go-ahead with the awarding of the last two stages of development to construction company Naylor Love.


DMPs paint slow international tourism recovery for Dunedin…
22 Sep 2021  

DMPs paint slow international tourism recovery for Dunedin…

International visitor spend in Dunedin may not fully recover to pre-Covid levels until 2029-2030 at the earliest, according to a new report.


Enterprise Dunedin appoints business events lead
21 Sep 2021  

Enterprise Dunedin appoints business events lead

Enterprise Dunedin has appointed of Louise Woodburn to the role of business events lead.


Northland, Dunedin to open event fund applications
15 Sep 2021   /

Northland, Dunedin to open event fund applications

Applications for the second round of funding for the Northland Regional Events Fund will open 1 October, and for the Dunedin Regional Events Fund on 4 October.


Dunedin launches carbon initiative for operators
11 Aug 2021   /

Dunedin launches carbon initiative for operators

Dunedin Enterprise has launched a carbon measurement incentive scheme for tourism businesses to encourage uptake of sustainable tourism practices and achieve net carbon zero by 2030 in the city.


Scenic brings back Dunedin City hotel
6 Aug 2021  

Scenic brings back Dunedin City hotel

Scenic Hotel Group is reopening its Dunedin City hotel after placing it in hibernation last year.


Skyline’s big gain on Dunedin Leisure Lodge sale
4 Aug 2021  

Skyline’s big gain on Dunedin Leisure Lodge sale

It’s now clear why SkyCity said ‘yes’ to the unsolicited offer from Distinction Hotel Group.


Education, events, campaigns drive Dunedin’s domestic recovery
28 Jul 2021  

Education, events, campaigns drive Dunedin’s domestic recovery

Domestic visitor spending has increased in Dunedin since the borders shut last year, partly making up for the loss of direct flights from Australia and lack of international cruise.


Festival secures DCC funding boost
16 Jul 2021  

Festival secures DCC funding boost

A total of $956,800 allocated to 33 groups across Dunedin from various funds in latest round.


Higher property values see Skyline profit jump
24 Jun 2021  

Higher property values see Skyline profit jump

Skyline Enterprises will not pay a dividend for FY21 as uncertainty around return of international visitors remains.


e-scooter permit goes to new supplier in Dunedin
21 Jun 2021   /

e-scooter permit goes to new supplier in Dunedin

Lime leaves after weighing up factors following new bylaw.


ADP: March occupancy falls with season end
29 Apr 2021   /

ADP: March occupancy falls with season end

Hotel guest nights beat holiday parks and campgrounds for the first time in several months.


Tourism service could revive Dunedin Railways – RMTU
12 Apr 2021  

Tourism service could revive Dunedin Railways – RMTU

Union calling on the city council to retain the Dunedin rail service on the national network.


Stafford Strategy to refresh Dunedin destination plan
17 Mar 2021   /

Stafford Strategy to refresh Dunedin destination plan

Enterprise Dunedin has hired Stafford Strategy to refresh its destination plan for the city.


Southern tourism still suffering most – Westpac
14 Jan 2021   /

Southern tourism still suffering most – Westpac

But tourism in regions like Hawke’s Bay and Northland has fared better, says the bank.


Wains Hotel reopens as Fable Dunedin
15 Dec 2020   /

Wains Hotel reopens as Fable Dunedin

The five-star hotel offered 50 guest rooms, including three suites, and three conference rooms that could cater up to 250 guests.


RTOs, trusts, operators partner to promote southern trails
24 Nov 2020   /

RTOs, trusts, operators partner to promote southern trails

Enterprise Dunedin, Clutha Development and Tourism Central Otago have teamed up to promote the wider region as a premier trails destination.


Dunedin economy benefits from Air NZ’s SIX60 flight
17 Nov 2020  

Dunedin economy benefits from Air NZ’s SIX60 flight

Air New Zealand’s World Premiere in the Air departed Auckland Airport on Saturday carrying popular Kiwi band SIX60 and a planeload of fans to the band’s birthplace of Dunedin.


Dunedin commits $140k for freedom camping
2 Nov 2020  

Dunedin commits $140k for freedom camping

The Dunedin City Council has allocated the $140,000 it secured from the Government’s Responsible Camping Fund.


Fire contained at 105-year-old Dunedin icon
11 Aug 2020   /

Fire contained at 105-year-old Dunedin icon

A roof fire in the Anglican St Paul’s Cathedral in Dunedin has been contained and early reports suggest little damage from smoke and water.


Enterprise Dunedin’s Anderson on tourism resilience, diversification
6 Aug 2020   /

Enterprise Dunedin’s Anderson on tourism resilience, diversification

Enterprise Dunedin’s city marketing manager says now is the time to reset the region’s offering.


Dunedin Railways: “All options on the table” for rail assets
31 Jul 2020  

Dunedin Railways: “All options on the table” for rail assets

Dunedin Railways Limited is calling for proposals to identify and evaluate options for using the Taieri Gorge railway line.


Concerns raised at Queenstown iso-hotels
3 Jul 2020   /

Concerns raised at Queenstown iso-hotels

Mayor Jim Boult says limited health care capacity in the region would be a “significant” worry if an outbreak occurred.


STAPP support for Dunedin Railways sought
2 Jul 2020   /

STAPP support for Dunedin Railways sought

Dunedin City Holdings has applied to the Government’s Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme for assets including the Taieri Gorge line.


Watch: Enterprise Dunedin launches ‘Plan D’ campaign
28 May 2020   /

Watch: Enterprise Dunedin launches ‘Plan D’ campaign

Enterprise Dunedin has launched a new domestic marketing campaign, Dunedin, a pretty good Plan D.


Larnach Castle’s Barker puts ‘worst days’ behind with reopening
22 May 2020   /

Larnach Castle’s Barker puts ‘worst days’ behind with reopening

 The Dunedin attraction opened its doors this morning after a period of consolidation and cutbacks.


Council to vote on Dunedin Railways future
14 May 2020  

Council to vote on Dunedin Railways future

Council will vote today on a motion put forward by Dunedin mayor Aaron Hawkins on support options for Dunedin Railways, including improved funding.


Job losses hit Dunedin rail, venues operations
21 Apr 2020   /

Job losses hit Dunedin rail, venues operations

Almost 70 roles are to go as the city grapples with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Union urges PGF funding for Dunedin – Middlemarch rail services
5 Mar 2020   /

Union urges PGF funding for Dunedin – Middlemarch rail services

The union representing rail workers says money from the Provincial Growth Fund could ensure the future of rail excursions to Middlemarch.


Prison gets $100k funding boost for restoration
4 Mar 2020  

Prison gets $100k funding boost for restoration

Otago’s Dunedin Prison will commence further restoration work in the coming months following a $100,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.


Scenic Hotel jv to overhaul Dunedin property
31 Jan 2020  

Scenic Hotel jv to overhaul Dunedin property

Scenic Hotel Group, together with joint venture partner, Lindsay Clarke, is bringing forward a multi-million dollar makeover of the circa 110-room Scenic Hotel Dunedin City.


Dunedin trials the Octagon Experience for summer events
27 Jan 2020  

Dunedin trials the Octagon Experience for summer events

Dunedin’s iconic Octagon and surrounding streets are to be closed to traffic for a trial period over summer when visitors flock to a number of events take place in the southern city.


Dunedin, Hamilton score 2020 All Blacks’ matches
3 Dec 2019  

Dunedin, Hamilton score 2020 All Blacks’ matches

The enduring appeal of the All Blacks will boost hospitality and accommodation coffers in four cities next year.


Dunedin to set up campervan site ahead of busy month of events
27 Nov 2019  

Dunedin to set up campervan site ahead of busy month of events

Part of Dunedin’s Victoria Road carpark will be converted into a temporary caravan site in February 2020, as the council looks to cope with an influx of visitors expected in the city for several large events that month.


Contrasting tourism fortunes for Wellington, Dunedin – Infometrics
22 Nov 2019   /

Contrasting tourism fortunes for Wellington, Dunedin – Infometrics

Wellington and Dunedin have painted contrasting tourism pictures for industry, according to each regions’ latest Quarterly Economic Monitor released by Infometrics.


Second Octagon trial closure planned in Dunedin
14 Nov 2019  

Second Octagon trial closure planned in Dunedin

A second trial closure for the Octagon in Dunedin is planned over the summer, expected to cost $150,000, says the city council.


Dunedin Convention Bureau rebrands 
16 Sep 2019  

Dunedin Convention Bureau rebrands 

The rebranding reflects a growing trend in the national conference industry as more regional offices move from ‘convention bureau’ to ‘business events’ terminology.