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13 Apr 2021  

TIF opens, up to $18m to be allocated

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.


…as he puts freedom camping, IVL, DOC pricing on hit-list
19 Mar 2021  

…as he puts freedom camping, IVL, DOC pricing on hit-list

Tourism minister Stuart Nash outlines his vision for tourism once international visitors returns which would include policy and sectoral changes.


Arterial route to Auckland Airport to close for improvements
26 Feb 2021   /

Arterial route to Auckland Airport to close for improvements

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will close a main arterial route to Auckland Airport for safety improvements and road widening.


Ten Years On: Christchurch quake “ten times worse” than Covid
25 Feb 2021  

Ten Years On: Christchurch quake “ten times worse” than Covid

“As a tourism operator, we had no city,” recalls Christchurch Attractions’ Michael Esposito.


Ten Years On: Quake spurs CIAL to future-proof strategy
23 Feb 2021  

Ten Years On: Quake spurs CIAL to future-proof strategy

CEO Malcolm Johns says the airport operator went on a drive to diversify and outsource to help it cope with crises.


New transport hub opens in Hamilton
1 Feb 2021  

New transport hub opens in Hamilton

The hub would be a major connection point for buses, as well as providing a rail station for the Waikato to Auckland passenger rail service Te Huia.


Third stage of Wānaka lakefront development begins
29 Jan 2021  

Third stage of Wānaka lakefront development begins

The work would see the implementation of Te Ara Wānaka, a shared pathway, for pedestrians and cyclists along Lakeside Road, and a separate boardwalk along the lake’s edge.


Mountain bike park, heritage centre on cards for Picton
24 Nov 2020   /

Mountain bike park, heritage centre on cards for Picton

Three feasibility studies would contribute to the wider Picton Redevelopment Plan.


HCC asks for feedback on $19.6m Rototuna village development
18 Nov 2020   /

HCC asks for feedback on $19.6m Rototuna village development

The project included a library, community hub/meeting rooms, a village square, open recreation and play spaces, and a potential privately owned and operated pool.


New $67m berth – on time, under budget, but no cruise ships in sight
12 Nov 2020   /

New $67m berth – on time, under budget, but no cruise ships in sight

Lyttelton Port’s $67m purpose-built cruise ship berth will officially be opened in about two weeks but port executives are looking at alternative uses until cruising resumes.


Northland tourism projects stimulating growth – EMA
11 Nov 2020  

Northland tourism projects stimulating growth – EMA

Northland’s current infrastructure project pipeline will bring massive benefits to the region, says Employers and Manufacturers Association chief executive Brett O’Riley.


Waikato river works open tourism opportunities
30 Oct 2020  

Waikato river works open tourism opportunities

Work will get underway next week on a major project in central Hamilton aimed at making the river more accessible, boosting river tourism and safeguarding essential infrastructure.


Work on Auckland Airport roading network ramps up
22 Oct 2020  

Work on Auckland Airport roading network ramps up

The main route into the airport will close over four consecutive nights as work continues on its roading network.


Walking, cycling path part of BOP upgrade
21 Oct 2020  

Walking, cycling path part of BOP upgrade

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency’s Takitimu North Link project is up for tender for construction. 


New lookout for Glenorchy-Queenstown road
9 Oct 2020   /

New lookout for Glenorchy-Queenstown road

Queenstown Lakes District Council, the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai and Kāi Tahu will create a new safe viewing area along the Glenorchy-Queenstown road overlooking Lake Wakatipu.


Alliance to deliver key projects in Queenstown
24 Sep 2020   /

Alliance to deliver key projects in Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes District Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will enter into an alliance to deliver a number of infrastructure projects in Wakatipu to improve the town centre experience for locals and visitors.


Tourism opportunity awaits on Chatham Islands – TNZ
21 Sep 2020  

Tourism opportunity awaits on Chatham Islands – TNZ

The Government recently announced a $36m project to upgrade and extend the Inia William Tuuta Memorial Airport on the island.


$360m Northern Pathway to run on west side of motorway
18 Sep 2020   /

$360m Northern Pathway to run on west side of motorway

The walking and cycling pathway would stretch from Westhaven to Albany.


$45m marine infrastructure could support tourism – Jones
14 Sep 2020  

$45m marine infrastructure could support tourism – Jones

New marine infrastructure in northern Te Tairāwhiti on the North Island’s East Coast could help support tourism ventures, says the Government.


Tourism benefits expected from $2.8m PGF investment
10 Sep 2020  

Tourism benefits expected from $2.8m PGF investment

Sealing the Pouto road would unlock tourism and business opportunities for Kaipara locals. 


Works begin on key tourism route
7 Sep 2020  

Works begin on key tourism route

The road is an important tourism route, forming part of the Thermal Explorer Highway linking Rotorua with the Hawkes Bay, Lake Taupo, Ruapehu and Hamilton.


Partners named for $360m Auckland Harbour Bridge pathway
31 Aug 2020   /

Partners named for $360m Auckland Harbour Bridge pathway

Waka Kotahi New Zealand Transport Agency has picked Fulton Hogan, HEB Construction, Aurecon, McConnell Dowell and Freyssinet to partner on its Northern Pathway project.


Davis rejects $8m freedom camping criticism
24 Aug 2020   /

Davis rejects $8m freedom camping criticism

More Kiwis are now choosing to camp and many of them might not know how to do it responsibly, says the minister.


Govt invests $8.2m in Kōpū marine precinct
13 Aug 2020   /

Govt invests $8.2m in Kōpū marine precinct

The project would see Kōpū developed as a centre of marine servicing operations across the Hauraki Gulf, and act as a connection for water-based tourism opportunities and a growing aquaculture industry.


Marlborough library, art gallery project gets go ahead
7 Aug 2020   /

Marlborough library, art gallery project gets go ahead

The construction of the new Marlborough District Library and Art Gallery in Blenheim will go ahead after approval from the Marlborough District Council.


‘Shovel ready’ Wellington cathedral restoration secures $8.5m
6 Aug 2020   /

‘Shovel ready’ Wellington cathedral restoration secures $8.5m

The $16m restoration of Wellington’s Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is underway thanks to an $8.5m contribution from the Government’s ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure fund.


Chathams, Rotorua, Far North tourism share in $110m in Govt funding
3 Aug 2020   /

Chathams, Rotorua, Far North tourism share in $110m in Govt funding

Tourism projects in the Chatham Islands, Rotorua, and the Far North will share in just over $110m in new funding announced by the Government.


Floating helipad, cycleway in $8m Paihia plans
31 Jul 2020   /

Floating helipad, cycleway in $8m Paihia plans

The revamp includes a marine education zone, commercial buildings, and bus terminus.


Lower Hutt secures $27m for pool
31 Jul 2020  

Lower Hutt secures $27m for pool

The rebuild will create and support more than 200 local jobs and unlock massive local economic benefits.


New pou-whenu completes $2.3m Mt Ruapehu facility
29 Jul 2020   /

New pou-whenu completes $2.3m Mt Ruapehu facility

 A new pou-whenua, Uenuku Te Pou Tipua o Tūroa, has been unveiled and completes the new park and ride and camping facility at the foot of Mt Ruapehu. 


Tourism projects secure $120m in Govt funding
27 Jul 2020   /

Tourism projects secure $120m in Govt funding

Tourism projects across the country last week shared funding totalling around $120m as the government continues its efforts to stimulate regional economies and improve tourism infrastructure across the country.


$37m cycleway extension gets green light in $220m plan
20 Jul 2020   /

$37m cycleway extension gets green light in $220m plan

The funding is part of a wider $220m cycleway package and a $182m investment from the Government into four transport projects around the Auckland region.


Nats cold on $360m SkyPath, commit to harbour crossing study
17 Jul 2020   /

Nats cold on $360m SkyPath, commit to harbour crossing study

Scoping work on a new harbour crossing would also begin if National won power in September, says the party’s new leader.


Tourism-related southern projects secure $34m
17 Jul 2020   /

Tourism-related southern projects secure $34m

The Govt is investing the cash in Fiordland’s Homer Tunnel, an Arrowtown museum, and a Balclutha hub.


QLDC to start Lakeview site demolition
15 Jul 2020   /

QLDC to start Lakeview site demolition

It marks the beginning of the transformation of the 10-hectare Lakeview site into an extension of the Queenstown CBD.


Bridge options to be explored at Shotover River
14 Jul 2020   /

Bridge options to be explored at Shotover River

Queenstown Lakes District Council calling for local feedback on proposed options to improve crossing the Kimiākau Shotover River, complementing the Edith Cavell Bridge.


Cultural attraction secures $3m development funding
10 Jul 2020   /

Cultural attraction secures $3m development funding

Northland tourism receives another boost with more money for Whangārei’s Hihiaua Cultural Centre.


KiwiRail secures $13m to improve TranzAlpine resilience
9 Jul 2020  

KiwiRail secures $13m to improve TranzAlpine resilience

KiwiRail has received a further $13m of government funding for improving the resilience of its iconic TranzAlpine tourist train route.


$23m Forgotten World Highway work to kick off
8 Jul 2020   /

$23m Forgotten World Highway work to kick off

Locals are invited to find out more about planned improvements for the Forgotten World Highway.


TOP 10, Tourism Holdings partner on pop-up camper network
7 Jul 2020   /

TOP 10, Tourism Holdings partner on pop-up camper network

TOP 10 Holiday Parks has teamed up with Tourism Holdings-owned Britz motorhomes to open a raft of pop-up motorhome branches across the country.


First phase of multi-million-dollar river path underway
6 Jul 2020   /

First phase of multi-million-dollar river path underway

Phase one of a multi-million-dollar investment in Hamilton’s central city river path has begun.


Gallery: Ardern, Davis visit Cardrona, Queenstown
29 Jun 2020   /

Gallery: Ardern, Davis visit Cardrona, Queenstown

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and tourism minister Kelvin Davis visited the Queenstown Lakes District on Friday spending the morning at Wayfare’s Cardrona Alpine Resort, near Wanaka, before a tour in the afternoon of its TSS Earnslaw steamer boat in Queenstown.


Heli-maintenance for Christchurch Gondola
17 Jun 2020  

Heli-maintenance for Christchurch Gondola

Preventative work is taking place on the Christchurch Gondola cableway towers ahead of its planned reopening on 1 July.


Auckland’s SkyPath to be fast-tracked
16 Jun 2020  

Auckland’s SkyPath to be fast-tracked

The $360m Northern Pathway is among 11 projects to be fast-tracked under a new law.


Kaikōura transport networks to complete in December
16 Jun 2020  

Kaikōura transport networks to complete in December

Work to make transport networks around Kaikōura safer and more resilient following the November 2016 earthquake is due to be completed on 15 December.


Transport projects to make Northland more attractive to tourists – NZTA
11 Jun 2020  

Transport projects to make Northland more attractive to tourists – NZTA

The first regional transport projects of the $12bn New Zealand Upgrade Programme are underway.


Tourism collapse like “turning the ignition key off” for Queenstown – Boult
10 Jun 2020  

Tourism collapse like “turning the ignition key off” for Queenstown – Boult

The collapse of tourism has been like “turning the ignition key off” for Queenstown, says the resort’s mayor, Jim Boult.


Lake Wānaka development plan takes shape
9 Jun 2020  

Lake Wānaka development plan takes shape

The third stage of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan is underway with a detailed design nearing completion and a number of artist impressions released to the public.


PGF invests $2.5m in Raglan wharf upgrade
25 May 2020   /

PGF invests $2.5m in Raglan wharf upgrade

“The tourist hot-spot has been hard hit by the implications of Covid-19, but having a financial boost like this will mean the whole community can soon be even prouder of this great asset.”


Kāpiti Coast seeks PGF funding for $4m island gateway
12 May 2020   /

Kāpiti Coast seeks PGF funding for $4m island gateway

Kāpiti Coast Council is considering putting forward a funding application to the Provincial Growth Fund for the Kāpiti Island Gateway Building.