Revenue collected in the first year to June 2020 was $57.3m, approximately 30% lower than the forecasted revenue of $82m.
Work on a $19m expansion of Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale, Hawke’s Bay, is underway.
A $1.75m cash injection from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund will see the completion of Gisborne’s 1000-year pedestrian bridge, albeit cheaper than originally envisioned.
Project largely funded by $740,000 grant from Tourism Infrastructure Fund and approximately $250,000 from Ashburton District Council.
A slew of new products has set up the railway for growth, with local businesses on board for the economic ride.
Hamilton City Council has opened applications to its annual Community Event Fund.
A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.
Like late night buses, you wait and wait and then get two at once.
About $10m of the latest deployment is going to five regions hit hard by the lack of international tourists.
Jobs funded through $34m allocation from Jobs for Nature Community and Private Land Biodiversity funds administered by DOC.
The govt has set the criteria for tourism businesses to be able to draw on the $49m fund.
The government will invest $1.3bn in KiwiRail over three years as part of the Rail Network Investment Programme.
Documents released under OIA appear to show the government has already made up its mind, says the association.
Tourism operators in South Waikato say they support leaving the region’s RTO and hope that forging their own path will lead to better outcomes.
South Waikato District Council goes it alone claiming it doesn’t get good bang for buck.
Visit Ruapehu hopes for more new events stemming from February funding round.
The New Zealand Lotteries Commission has granted $5.47m funding for a museum storage facility in Hastings.
Project to be worked on by council and the Te Atamira Trust, with funding part of ten year plan.
Public voting to close 12 July on TSB Bank kickstarter fund candidates.
The $47m scheme was previously due to end on 30 June.
TIA says now is not the time to increase border levies on travellers.
But details released by Stuart Nash show commercial interests need to invest 50% to secure funding.
Waikato Culture Park is seeking $500,000 crowdfunding platform Pledge Me to raise funds for its proposed development.
The agency will look for funding for two tourism-related developments in the Manawatū.
Nearly 300 jobs created as new site expected to be operational by late 2023.
Funding reprioritized as not committed through a contestable process.
But it could be longer before unrestricted global travel resumes, says the department.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds secures $3.6m from the Budget.
Tourism New Zealand has been allocated $112m from Budget 2021, more than 40% of the total government funding for the portfolio.
SkyCity Entertainment Group has set an interest rate for its $125m bond offering of no less than the minimum of 3.00% per annum.
One tourism group secures $30m in loans and grants from the programme.
Many think Nash will move to increase IVL as a source of more funding.
Napier City Council says it will focus instead on repairing and renewing its existing National Aquarium.
Another $7m will fund new and upgraded cycle and walking trails in Central Otago.
More recovery than regenerative, the plan introduces yet another initiative to reimagine tourism.
The tourism sector has welcomed the new strategy praising its targeted support for operators, regions and its transformation initiative.
Inbounders, RTOs, and the Queenstown and Milford areas are among those supported.
There is a lot to unpick in tourism minister Stuart Nash’s new plan for the sector and below is his full speech delivered to TRENZ Hui 2021 at the Christchurch Town Hall.
The finance minister says pre-Covid tourist growth “was not sustainable, from an economic or environmental perspective”.
The funding is helping to pay for fulltime conservation work for displaced guides.
GO Rentals says it wants to “take the lead” in the electric vehicle rental space with the purchase of 10 Tesla Model 3 cars.
Further funding is tipped for one of country’s most vulnerable regions.
Focus on Covid-hit regions, with up to $18m to be allocated.
Funding to be used for 14 sites at Opihi, South Canterbury.
Great South has allocated $287,500 to 11 events across Fiordland and Southland in its first deployment of the government’s regional events fund.
Round five of Tourism Infrastructrure Fund is now open for applications with five South Island regions hit hardest by the lack of international tourists given priority.
The newly extended $1.5bn facility will see it pay annual interest between 3.80% and 5.30%.
The first round of funding for Ngā Puninga Toi ā-Ahurea me ngā Kaupapa Cultural Installations and Events has opened.
The new money brings the total amount loaned to the airline by the Govt to $1.5bn.
Funds provided over three years as part of wider arts and culture Covid-19 recovery programme.