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Rotorua Airport signs MOU with iwi
23 Nov 2022   /

Rotorua Airport signs MOU with iwi

Rotorua Airport has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ngāti Uenukukōpako Iwi Trust that aims to provide more cultural input and job opportunities for youth.


Ngāi Tahu Tourism posts third annual loss, looks to positive FY23
4 Nov 2022  

Ngāi Tahu Tourism posts third annual loss, looks to positive FY23

The iwi-owned operator says there has been a strong uptick in bookings for the coming year.


Learnings from the pandemic: Kiwis expect Māori tourism experiences to be free – Cossar
23 Aug 2022   /

Learnings from the pandemic: Kiwis expect Māori tourism experiences to be free – Cossar

Kiwis do not want to pay for Māori tourism experiences – they believe they should get them for free, says Te Puia’s Tim Cossar.


Matariki stars align in new era for Māori tourism
23 Jun 2022   /

Matariki stars align in new era for Māori tourism

The new public holiday is an opportunity for Māori operators to tell their stories to the world.


Te Puia NZMACI carving gifted to Singapore
26 Apr 2022  

Te Puia NZMACI carving gifted to Singapore

A Māori kūwaha carving created within Te Puia’s New Zealand’s Māori Arts and Crafts Institute now sits within Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.


DOC, conservation law reforms needed to address Treaty failings – report
11 Apr 2022   /

DOC, conservation law reforms needed to address Treaty failings – report

A report into the Department of Conservation’s treatment of Treaty of Waitangi obligations has recommended a major reform of the conservation system and the way DOC works with iwi and hapu.


NZ Māori Tourism’s Tyson-Nathan honoured
4 Apr 2022   /

NZ Māori Tourism’s Tyson-Nathan honoured

NZMT’s CEO joins motorsport legend Bruce McLaren and billionaire Graeme Hart as a 2022 laureate for the NZ Business Hall of Fame.


Govt funds new Matariki festivals to help drive visitation
11 Mar 2022   /

Govt funds new Matariki festivals to help drive visitation

The festivals will be drawcards for visitors to regions that have been hit hard by the lack of international tourists.


Te Uruwera to re-open in February
31 Jan 2022   /

Te Uruwera to re-open in February

Lake Waikaremoana will re-open to the public on 6 February and all tracks, huts and camp grounds in Te Uruwera will re-open from 14 February.


Tainui looks to river festival to broaden, boost tourism
9 Dec 2021   /

Tainui looks to river festival to broaden, boost tourism

The Waikato River Festival can help divert the flow of tourists from traditional routes to support more operators in the region, says Tainui Waka Tourism.


Waitangi Treaty Grounds aims for larger profile as NZ evolves
7 Dec 2021   /

Waitangi Treaty Grounds aims for larger profile as NZ evolves

Waitangi Treaty Grounds occupies a unique space in the nation’s psyche and its profile as a tourism destination is slowly changing.


TIME Unlimited’s Sperath on reprioritising for new tourism era
1 Dec 2021  

TIME Unlimited’s Sperath on reprioritising for new tourism era

The pandemic has been difficult but has also offered valuable lessons on wellbeing, innovation, and sustainability, says Ceillhe Sperath.


NZ Tourism Awards: MDA revisits past with eye on future
23 Nov 2021  

NZ Tourism Awards: MDA revisits past with eye on future

With the international market drying up, tourism and event company MDA Experiences decided to go back to it roots as a community driven operator.


Ngāi Tahu Tourism posts another loss as Covid bites
11 Nov 2021   /

Ngāi Tahu Tourism posts another loss as Covid bites

The value of the iwi’s tourism assets fell 22% during the “tough” trading year.


Tamaki Māori Village owner appoints head of tourism
9 Nov 2021   /

Tamaki Māori Village owner appoints head of tourism

Tauhara North Tourism has appointed Kiri Atkinson-Crean its head of tourism.


How the world now views destination NZ – not just a pretty place
4 Nov 2021   /

How the world now views destination NZ – not just a pretty place

Covid has changed how the country is perceived, according to new research.


2022 Te Matatini Kapa Haka cancelled
29 Oct 2021  

2022 Te Matatini Kapa Haka cancelled

Next year’s Te Matatini Kapa Haka competition has been postponed until February 2023 because of Covid uncertainty.


Why Russell could be a vaccination role model for small tourism communities
21 Oct 2021  

Why Russell could be a vaccination role model for small tourism communities

The Bay of Islands is currently one of the most fully vaccinated small town tourist destinations in the country with more than 77.2% in Russell having had their full course, according to the latest Ministry of Health data.


Covid hits cultural attractions hard but Te Puia determined to build back better
20 Oct 2021   /

Covid hits cultural attractions hard but Te Puia determined to build back better

The pandemic has forced cultural attractions like Te Puia to make changes with a new approach taken towards domestic visitors.


Historical village looks to turn page as ‘must-do’ attraction
8 Oct 2021  

Historical village looks to turn page as ‘must-do’ attraction

The low-profile ‘living history’ museum aimed to transform into an attraction that drew out-of-region visitors, and achieve endorsement as a ‘must-do’ visitor product from Auckland Unlimited by 2023.


Ngāi Tahu Holdings posts record $240m profit
5 Oct 2021  

Ngāi Tahu Holdings posts record $240m profit

Ngāi Tahu Holdings says it has delivered a record profit of $240m for the year to June 2021.


Matariki holiday step closer to reality
1 Oct 2021  

Matariki holiday step closer to reality

Legislation to bring in the Matariki public holiday next year has reached its first reading in parliament.


Tamaki Māori Village to re-launch evening experience
23 Sep 2021   /

Tamaki Māori Village to re-launch evening experience

Tamaki Māori Village in Rotorua plans to re-launch its evening cultural experience on 1 December, partly in anticipation of a quick return of Australian visitors once borders re-open.


Kapiti Nature Tours – island of calm amid Covid concerns
20 Sep 2021  

Kapiti Nature Tours – island of calm amid Covid concerns

The operator has been able to prosper thanks to its unique offer and domestic and government support.


Air NZ releases Kia Rere app for te Wiki o te reo Māori
14 Sep 2021  

Air NZ releases Kia Rere app for te Wiki o te reo Māori

Araraurangi, or Air New Zealand, has released an app to help learners of the Māori language practice and gain confidence for Māori language week.


Waitomo Caves offers te reo Māori glowworm tours
9 Sep 2021   /

Waitomo Caves offers te reo Māori glowworm tours

Discover Waitomo will offer full immersion te reo Māori tours to mark Māori Language Week, which runs from 13-19 September 2021.


Ngāi Tahu Holdings promotes COO to CEO
8 Sep 2021   /

Ngāi Tahu Holdings promotes COO to CEO

Ngāi Tahu Holdings chief operating officer Craig Ellison has been appointed chief executive of the iwi-controlled entity for a period of 10 months from 1 December.


Govt better prepared to help Māori tourism – Willie Jackson
27 Aug 2021  

Govt better prepared to help Māori tourism – Willie Jackson

Government agencies are better prepared to help Māori tourism businesses during this lockdown, says Willie Jackson.


NZ Māori Tourism to hold webinar on business support
25 Aug 2021  

NZ Māori Tourism to hold webinar on business support

New Zealand Māori Tourism will hold a webinar today to outline the financial, social and wellbeing support available to operators.


Whakarewarewa’s plan for post-Covid tourism
23 Aug 2021   /

Whakarewarewa’s plan for post-Covid tourism

Cultural attractions are suffering but one operator has found a path forward, managing to boost domestic visitor numbers above pre-Covid levels.


‘Survival mode’ Kohutapu Lodge celebrates first graduates
19 Jul 2021   /

‘Survival mode’ Kohutapu Lodge celebrates first graduates

A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.


TNZ sets out strategy, performance expectations
8 Jul 2021   /

TNZ sets out strategy, performance expectations

Tourism New Zealand’s latest statement of intent attempts to digest both the implications of dealing with the reality of Covid and any related recovery.


Ngāi Tahu to repay $2.4m in wage subsidies
6 Jul 2021   /

Ngāi Tahu to repay $2.4m in wage subsidies

Ngāi Tahu Tourism was one of the businesses that received government support but the iwi says it will pay most of it back.


Making Māori central to tourism experience NZ’s advantage
6 Jul 2021   /

Making Māori central to tourism experience NZ’s advantage

Tourism organisations and RTOs are urged to put the Māori at the centre of the visitor experience.


Asia tourism still seen as positive by Kiwis, Japan most favourable – survey
17 Jun 2021   /

Asia tourism still seen as positive by Kiwis, Japan most favourable – survey

A report on New Zealanders’ perceptions of Asia shows that Covid-19 has had no effect on how Kiwis view the impact of tourism from Asian countries.


Tourism data co-governance model proposed
17 Jun 2021   /

Tourism data co-governance model proposed

Progress is finally being made in what could be a “genuine partnership” between government and industry.


$10m centre mooted for Whanganui River living entity
16 Jun 2021  

$10m centre mooted for Whanganui River living entity

The new visitor centre project dovetails with plans to promote Whanganui River Road as a tourism driving route.


Transport key focus in final climate change report
10 Jun 2021   /

Transport key focus in final climate change report

An innovative role for Māori tourism is floated to help the country transition to net zero emissions by 2050.


Māori tourism features in global development database
1 Jun 2021   /

Māori tourism features in global development database

A case study on Māori tourism experiences has been featured in a new international database alongside 31 other examples on tourism development from around the world.


Treaty-based management of DOC estate explored
10 May 2021  

Treaty-based management of DOC estate explored

Shifting control of the conservation estate to iwi could have implications for tourism.


Māori rock art sites secure $250k
27 Apr 2021   /

Māori rock art sites secure $250k

Funding to be used for 14 sites at Opihi, South Canterbury.


New BOP Māori tourism group launches
22 Apr 2021  

New BOP Māori tourism group launches

Te Whānau Tāpoi Māori ō Tauranga Moana will work to promote the region’s stories.


Haka Experience to feature in new Māori networking event
22 Apr 2021   /

Haka Experience to feature in new Māori networking event

The inaugural event aims to promote business opportunities for Māori organisations.


Pūkaha to host iwi’s gifting of forest to NZ
22 Apr 2021   /

Pūkaha to host iwi’s gifting of forest to NZ

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre will host the gifting of the 942ha Pūkaha Forest to New Zealand.


Iwi invited to have say on seaward extension
8 Apr 2021  

Iwi invited to have say on seaward extension

DOC is seeking input from iwi, hapū and whānau on its proposal to extend seaward boundaries in the Coromandel.


Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe/Ninety Mile Beach plan takes effect
26 Jan 2021  

Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe/Ninety Mile Beach plan takes effect

A long-awaited formal management plan Northland’s iconic Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe/Ninety Mile Beach formally comes into effect today, Monday, 25 January 2021.


Trio appointed to Auckland Art Gallery committee
22 Jan 2021   /

Trio appointed to Auckland Art Gallery committee

Auckland Unlimited chief executive Nick Hill among a raft of appointments to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s new advisory committee.


Rotorua attraction re-opens after 9-month hibernation
14 Dec 2020   /

Rotorua attraction re-opens after 9-month hibernation

Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village is now open again following a nine-month hibernation.


Manea Footprints of Kupe opens in Northland
10 Dec 2020   /

Manea Footprints of Kupe opens in Northland

The Manea Footprints of Kupe, an interactive cultural, heritage, tourism and education centre, has opened in Opononi in the Hokianga.


NZ Māori Tourism thanks Davis
9 Nov 2020  

NZ Māori Tourism thanks Davis

NZ Māori Tourism has acknowledged the contribution made by outgoing tourism minister Kelvin Davis.