The industry group puts its “stake in the ground” on the worldwide industry’s emissions target.
There has been a significant increase in visitor interest in Antarctica.
“New Zealand needs to be a premium destination,” says the Marlborough operator.
Christchurch and Hamburg Airports have embarked on a joint partnership to develop infrastructure for the use of green hydrogen in aviation for both ground vehicles and aircraft propulsion systems.
Light pollution from Auckland’s Sky Tower and central business district are contributing to injuries and deaths of seabirds, according to a new study.
Lake Whakatipu’s TSS Earnslaw is turning 110-years-old and may soon have a new lease on life through a decarbonisation project.
The Department of Conservation has closed the Central North Island’s Arataki Track in Pureroa Forest Park due to landslip and erosion damage.
Coastal habitats, biodiversity, infrastructure and communities are at increased risk of climate-related changes associated with rising sea levels, according to a new report.
A new visitor fee, a commitment to zero carbon, and operator co-operation are part of an initiative to improve the coastal village of Mārahau on the edge of Abel Tasman National Park.
The government is introducing tougher fishing measures to protect the vulnerable South Island Hector’s dolphins.
The government is investing $32m into a plan to protect kauri in the country’s northern forests from dieback disease.
The Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre near Masterton is holding an open day on Sunday 24 September, with special guest Richie McCaw who will read the book Three Little Kiwi to the audience.
The govt may have to step in to help make green aviation fuels more viable, says the airline’s sustainability manager.
Extreme weather is posing more risks for operators and will transform business models, says RealNZ’s CEO.
Auckland Zoo has been awarded the sustainability and environmental impact accolade at the Facilities Management Association of New Zealand Awards.
Climate change could have a major impact on New Zealand’s marine mammals, with food supply identified as the biggest threat in a new report by the Department of Conservation.
The rate of sea level rise has rapidly increased in recent decades and will continue to do so due to the effects of climate change, according to Stats NZ.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s annual Clean Up Week begins this Saturday and members of the public are encouraged to play their part in tidying up their communities.
Air New Zealand says it is the first passenger airline in the world to join a NASA Earth Mission.
Winter 2022 has been the country’s warmest and wettest on record, with the nationwide average temperature reached 9.8°C 1.4°C above the 1981-2010 average, says NIWA.
Managing Tongariro Alpine Crossing and progressing the Milford Opportunities Project are highlighted as key initiatives by the Department of Conservation in its briefing to its new minister, Poto Williams.
Former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will join the Pūkaha Wildlife Sanctuary’s first community open day in three years on Sunday 25 September.
Young travellers can lead the way to a more sustainable sector.
Tohorā southern right whales are taking longer to re-establish a habitat in mainland waters, scientists at the University of Auckland have found.
Nine Abel Tasman tourism businesses are involved in a new regenerative tourism initiative that aims to support the village of Mārahau and the region.
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Tourism is under threat from climate change but there are opportunities to be found in the sector as businesses innovate and adapt – and work is underway to examine these possibilities.
The airline needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 28.9% by 2030 if it wants to be a net zero emitter by 2050.
The government has launched a plan to protect native kauri trees from dieback and disease.
Hotel Britomart has released its first sustainability report since it was rated the country’s first 5 Green Star hotel by the NZ Green Building Council.
The plan also supports the establishment of a local visitor levy to address infrastructure pressures.
Fiordland operators have been part of a monumental effort to rid the national park of more than 100,000 invasive weeds.
Greenhouse gas emissions from transport, postal and warehousing, including aviation, dropped almost 36% between December 2019 and 2021
A nationwide tsunami evacuation map is now available online to help improve people’s preparedness in the event of a disaster.
Fullers360’s Auckland business has been secured through a deal with Auckland Transport – and the future of ferry transport is green, says its chief executive.
Government agencies and tourism businesses are collaborating to prevent New Zealand’s, environment and reputation as a ‘clean green’ destination from being devastated by the effects of climate change.
Auckland Council will invest “hundreds of millions of dollars” into six or seven new electric and low-emissions ferries as part of climate action proposal within Annual Budget 2022/23.
Auckland operator EcoZip Adventures is backing an effort from the Waiheke Resources Trust to revitalise the Rangihoua wetland on Waiheke Island.
Minister of Climate Change Minister James Shaw has released details of the government’s first three emissions budgets, which determine the total amount of emissions reductions New Zealand meet by 2035.
Food waste from staff kitchens and food and beverage outlets across the terminal will be processed in three CarbonCycle Compost Bins.
Up to $6m funding is available for projects that will help to decarbonise New Zealand’s transport sector, as part of the government’s Low Energy Transport Fund.
Okarito Kayaks’ Barry Hughes has declared the annual GorseBusters 2 cleanup of the Ōkārito Lagoon “possibly the busiest we’ve ever seen the remote South Westland wetland”.
Go Bus will lease 18 new electric buses across its Christchurch fleet from Zenobē, a UK-based specialist in EV and battery storage that is about to enter the New Zealand market.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the introduction of two fully electric ferries to the city’s public transport system from 2024, but he would like to add at least six additional ferries to the fleet.
The effort highlights the need for operators working in vulnerable environments to become more sustainable.
Air New Zealand is backing a new effort to bring a fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as part of a car-sharing scheme.
Tourwriter will donate $1 to Trees That Count for every travel itinerary sold on its travel agency software platform.
The aviation industry has welcomed the New Zealand and Singapore governments’ Sustainable Aviation Arrangement to create a more sustainable future for aviation.
New Zealanders unable to travel throughout the country during 2020’s Covid-19 lockdowns saw a reduction in emissions, according to Greenhouse Gas Inventory report from the Ministry for the Environment.
New Zealand tourism should introduce and accelerate its own ‘net-zero carbon’ goal to help the country get there by 2050, says a Canadian tourism expert.