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6 Dec 2022   /

Eden Park set for second major international act

The stage is set for the second major international act at Eden Park in as many weeks, with Guns N’ Roses to play on Saturday night.


Auckland turns up the volume on summer concerts & festivals
1 Dec 2022   /

Auckland turns up the volume on summer concerts & festivals

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is positioning itself as the destination for concerts and festivals this summer, promising something for everyone from December until the end of April.


TNZ expands ‘If You Seek’ to international business event planners
30 Nov 2022   /

TNZ expands ‘If You Seek’ to international business event planners

Tourism New Zealand is inviting international business event planners to leverage the ‘If You Seek’ campaign designed to attract international visitors.


WOW sold, remains in NZ ownership
30 Nov 2022  

WOW sold, remains in NZ ownership

The World of Wearableart event has been sold and is now under new ownership, remaining within New Zealand hands.


Hui unites Northland hospitality, food sectors
30 Nov 2022   /

Hui unites Northland hospitality, food sectors

More than 100 Taitokerau Northland hospitality businesses, growers and producers gathered as part of the Food & Beverage Industry Hui at Russell’s The Duke of Marlborough.


Beach Hop disorder prompts police warning
28 Nov 2022  

Beach Hop disorder prompts police warning

Incidents at the Whangamata Beach Hop last weekend have prompted police to issue a reminder to drivers about responsibilities on the road, and to avoid intoxication.


Antique & Classic Boatshow returns to Nelson Lakes National Park
25 Nov 2022   /

Antique & Classic Boatshow returns to Nelson Lakes National Park

The NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow is returning to Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park next year.


Te Pae Christchurch preps for Armageddon
24 Nov 2022  

Te Pae Christchurch preps for Armageddon

Te Pae Christchurch will host the Armageddon Expo from 10-11 December.


Industry heads to West Coast Tourism Summit
22 Nov 2022   /

Industry heads to West Coast Tourism Summit

The event aims to bring the region’s tourism whanau together to rethink, reinvigorate and challenge the state of the West Coast’s tourism offering.


Rotorua expo attracts 5,000 visitors
22 Nov 2022  

Rotorua expo attracts 5,000 visitors

An estimated 5,000 people visited Rotorua last weekend for the inaugural two-day Fast & Forward Forestry Expo.


Inaugural Roam Central event to celebrate southern wine…
22 Nov 2022   /

Inaugural Roam Central event to celebrate southern wine…

The four-day Roam Central food, wine and adventure festival is coming to Central Otago and the Southern Lakes from 26-29 January 2023.


…while Marlborough wine & food fest set to dazzle visitors
22 Nov 2022   /

…while Marlborough wine & food fest set to dazzle visitors

New offerings and old favourites are set to return to the 36th Marlborough Wine & Food Festival featuring 30+ wineries and 15+ food trucks next year.


South Island RTOs join forces in northern push
21 Nov 2022   /

South Island RTOs join forces in northern push

West Coast and Canterbury regional tourism organisations are joining forces to relaunch tourism awareness with inbounders in the North Island.


Queenstown Marathon attracts 12k athletes
18 Nov 2022   /

Queenstown Marathon attracts 12k athletes

More than 12,000 athletes will converge on Queenstown for the 2022 New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Queenstown Marathon series of races this Saturday.


Google joins a Destination: Digital speaker line-up full of industry experts and thought-leaders
15 Nov 2022  

Google joins a Destination: Digital speaker line-up full of industry experts and thought-leaders

Sponsored Content Borders are open, travel confidence is soaring, and there’s optimism in the air for a smashing summer ahead. To help the industry navigate a new era of travel, MORE »


Crankworx heads south for second summer series
15 Nov 2022   /

Crankworx heads south for second summer series

Cardrona, Central Otago, Queenstown and Wānaka are set to host the Crankworx Summer Series of mountain biking events in 2023.


Rotorua festival canned but lots of other events on – council
14 Nov 2022  

Rotorua festival canned but lots of other events on – council

The cost to stage events of this type has increased and there are many other events coming to the area in the next four months.


XPO buys NZ Boat Show, returns it to Auckland Showgrounds
11 Nov 2022   /

XPO buys NZ Boat Show, returns it to Auckland Showgrounds

XPO Exhibitions has acquired the Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show from long-time owner Auckland Water Ski Club.


Summit 2022: Events, environment keys to tourism building back better – Nash
10 Nov 2022   /

Summit 2022: Events, environment keys to tourism building back better – Nash

The tourism minister says attracting world-class events and living up to and protecting NZ’s clean, green image are helping the recovery.


Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival rebrands
10 Nov 2022   /

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival rebrands

The Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival will now be known as Hamilton Arts Festival Toi Ora ki Kirikiriroa.


Tātaki Auckland Unlimited reviewing events
9 Nov 2022  

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited reviewing events

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited says it is reviewing how it approaches and funds event, including the potential for increased ownership through a more targeted seasonal strategy.


Napier events attract visitors
9 Nov 2022  

Napier events attract visitors

Pedestrian numbers in Napier have reached their highest numbers since Covid-19, boosted by a range of events over the weekend.


Taste Trail strives towards sustainability
7 Nov 2022   /

Taste Trail strives towards sustainability

Sustainability is a major focus at the 2022 Horowhenua Taste Trail this year, with its 16 producer participants aiming to lessen the food event’s impact on the environment.


Art Deco Festival Napier to return in 2023
4 Nov 2022  

Art Deco Festival Napier to return in 2023

The Art Deco Festival Napier is returning to Hawke’s Bay in 2023 after a two-year hiatus of its full programme.


Applications open for $300k creative, cultural events fund
2 Nov 2022   /

Applications open for $300k creative, cultural events fund

Up to $300,000 for the Creative and Cultural Events Incubator investment fund will support events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride.


West Coast tourism hui to focus on ‘service as narrative’
1 Nov 2022   /

West Coast tourism hui to focus on ‘service as narrative’

Development West Coast will hold a tourism hui later this month to explore the theme of ‘customer service as a regional narrative’.


TRENZ returns in full to Christchurch in 2023
31 Oct 2022   /

TRENZ returns in full to Christchurch in 2023

Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s annual TRENZ trade show will take place at Te Pae Christchurch next year and will be the first full event since 2019, and the first in the city since 2006.


Kāpiti Coast Art Trail returns
28 Oct 2022   /

Kāpiti Coast Art Trail returns

The Kāpiti Coast Art Trail is back this November, with works from more than 125 local artists on display and many more at local galleries and creative spaces.


Laneway festival moves to Western Springs
26 Oct 2022  

Laneway festival moves to Western Springs

Auckland’s Laneway music festival is moving to Western Springs Stadium in 2023.


FIFA Women’s World Cup could pump $60m, 130k visitor nights into Auckland
25 Oct 2022   /

FIFA Women’s World Cup could pump $60m, 130k visitor nights into Auckland

The FIFA Women’s World Cup could generate around $60m for Auckland’s economy and about 130,000 visitor nights when it takes place in July next year, says Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.


Wānaka wine and food fest Ripe returns
25 Oct 2022   /

Wānaka wine and food fest Ripe returns

Otago wine and food festival Ripe will return to the shores of Lake Wānaka on Saturday 18 March 2023 after Covid forced the cancellation of the 2022 event.


Kāpiti Food Fair a sustainable affair for 12k visitors
25 Oct 2022   /

Kāpiti Food Fair a sustainable affair for 12k visitors

About 12,000 food lovers and 250 vendors are expected at this year’s Kāpiti Food Fair in December – and a plan is underway to ensure sustainability is a top priority.


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.


Thousands expected to take part in Taupō cycle challenge
20 Oct 2022   /

Thousands expected to take part in Taupō cycle challenge

Thousands of cyclists are set to compete in The BDO Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge next month after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic.


Delegates converge on Te Pae for water conference
18 Oct 2022   /

Delegates converge on Te Pae for water conference

More than 1,000 delegates are converging at Te Pae Christchurch today for the Water New Zealand Conference and Expo 2022.


EDAs recognised at EDNZ Awards
18 Oct 2022   /

EDAs recognised at EDNZ Awards

Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Venture Taranaki and Dunedin City Council are among the winners at the Economic Development New Zealand Awards.


Inaugural food & wine event coming to Central Otago
17 Oct 2022   /

Inaugural food & wine event coming to Central Otago

A new food and wine event is launching next year to celebrate Central Otago winemakers, growers, and chefs.


Sting to play in NZ at ‘world’s biggest vineyard event’
14 Oct 2022  

Sting to play in NZ at ‘world’s biggest vineyard event’

The Mission Concert will host musician Sting at Napier Mission Estate Winery next year in what organisers claim is the world’s biggest vineyard event.


Wine tasting event returns to Nelson
14 Oct 2022   /

Wine tasting event returns to Nelson

Wine Nelson’s premier annual tasting event is back with a bigger venue and more on offer this year.


Christchurch to host 2025 Special Olympics national games
11 Oct 2022   /

Christchurch to host 2025 Special Olympics national games

The event will bring about 1,300 athletes, 300 coaches and 600 volunteers to the city in December 2025.


BEIA honours industry achievers, reveals 2023 conference region
7 Oct 2022   /

BEIA honours industry achievers, reveals 2023 conference region

Two top business events professionals have been recognised at Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s industry gala dinner in Napier last night.


Eden Park gears up for 30k fans for Women’s RWC opening
7 Oct 2022   /

Eden Park gears up for 30k fans for Women’s RWC opening

The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 will kick off at Auckland’s Eden Park and Whangarei’s Okara Park this weekend.


Air NZ to take pride event to the skies
6 Oct 2022   /

Air NZ to take pride event to the skies

Air New Zealand is taking fashion, entertainment and a drag show to 40,000ft in the air to celebrate WorldPride 2023.


Business events innovation needed to tackle carbon emissions – Nash
5 Oct 2022   /

Business events innovation needed to tackle carbon emissions – Nash

The sector needs to be innovative in the way it markets itself, particular to those flying longhaul, says the tourism minister.


Thousands expected in Auckland central for Diwali
5 Oct 2022  

Thousands expected in Auckland central for Diwali

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on Auckland central this weekend for the city’s Diwali Festival.


Glenorchy’s Headwaters to host premium wine event
4 Oct 2022   /

Glenorchy’s Headwaters to host premium wine event

The Headwaters Eco Lodge in Glenorchy will host a two-day event showcasing premium wines and cuisine this month.


WOW a $28m boost for Wellington
3 Oct 2022   /

WOW a $28m boost for Wellington

More than 60,000 people, including 35,000 from out of town, are expected to attend the event, which runs until 16 October.


Weekly hotel results: Queenstown dips after Snow Machine high
30 Sep 2022   /

Weekly hotel results: Queenstown dips after Snow Machine high

Average weekly occupancy and ADR have slid from their winter highs at Queenstown but the October school holidays will hopefully give the resort another spring boost.


Iconic Auckland Eats nominations close soon
30 Sep 2022   /

Iconic Auckland Eats nominations close soon

There are just two days left until nominations close for the annual Iconic Auckland Eats programme.


Auckland stadium gigs to attract 300k over summer
29 Sep 2022   /

Auckland stadium gigs to attract 300k over summer

Up to 295,000 music lovers will converge on Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland as major stadium concerts roar back to life this summer.