Auckland Council is calling for potential suppliers interested in providing an economic valuation of the Hauraki Gulf as a natural capital asset.
Visitors and residents around the Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel are being asked to keep an eye for kekeno or New Zealand fur seals overthe next three months.
So much to see and do in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, from DOC.
Fullers360 is to provide free tampons and pads for customers and staff in a tie up with social enterprise Dignity NZ.
Tourism businesses are getting ready in a number of ways, and for Auckland Seaplanes, it was just in time.
Cruising in NZ waters has been well supported over summer but there are clouds on the horizon, say operators.
The Whale Tales 2022 public art trail will launch in Auckland next week, partly to publicise endangered Bryde’s whales in the Hauraki Gulf.
‘Overseas’ destinations around the country are continuing to see large numbers of visitors seeking a taste of exoticism, seclusion and yesteryear, according to local operators.
With tourism normally the main source of income, the focus now is safety with a large influx of visitors possible in January.
Fullers360 will welcome non-resident travellers to Waiheke Island from today as the traffic light Covid-19 Protection Framework begins.
The new experience aims to capitalise on the domestic-only market this summer but also become a ‘must-do’ attraction longer term.
The Department of Conservation is reminding people to stay away from the five marine reserves in the Auckland region when going fishing under the more relaxed Covid-19 alert level 3 rules.
Aucklanders are not allowed to travel to Waiheke Island or Great Barrier Island for recreation purposes, despite people now permitted to travel within the region for recreational reasons.
A few mountain bike parks and golf courses will take customers today, albeit in a limited way.
The Department of Conservation is warning people using private vessels not to visit islands in the Hauraki Gulf while the country is at alert level 4.
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.
Claim of harmful cultural effects not persuasive.
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.
The $5 Stewart Island visitor levy is a possible model for the Hauraki Gulf destination.
The Department of Conservation is urging Motuihe Island visitors to abide by “island etiquette” and protect threatened species on the Hauraki Gulf destination.