Five people on a birdwatching trip near Kaikōura died after being trapped and exposed to petrol fumes.
EcoZip Adventures has launched two $15,000 per annum scholarships for students from Waiheke Island and Kaikōura.
TAIC urges Maritime NZ to rectify what it calls potentially fatal safety flaws in commercial boat fuel systems.
The operator is getting its leadership, partnerships, and a big rebrand in place for its new Kaikōura attraction.
Charmaine Carroll comes to New Zealand from Niue, where she is currently manager at Scenic Matavai Resort.
The region enjoys a good summer with internationals returning following a difficult pandemic.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission says no safety recommendations are required following an incident in 2020, when a Eurocopter lost control in flight and crashed into a beach north of Kaikoura.
The campaign encourages visitors to take a journey that makes up a single experience across five regions.
The opening of the $35m Sudima Kaikōura has finally become a reality after long Covid delays – just in time for the much-anticipated summer.
The Waiheke Island operator is back at its South Island site, vying to become the only zipline operator in the country to expand nationally.
A rāhui has been placed in the area where a charter boat capsized, killing five people near Kaikōura on Saturday.
The Kaikōura i-SITE will temporarily close its doors to visitors from 31 July until domestic and international visitors return to the town and a viable business model is identified.
Sudima Hotels’ new 120-room, 4.5 star waterfront hotel in Kaikoura will open on 17 October 2022.
Destination Kaikōura has launched an automated smart voucher system called aiva, which aims to provide operators with low-cost direct sell capabilities.
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has conducted a survey of the Kaikōura Canyon to help the Department of Conservation understand more about marine life inside and outside Hikurangi Marine Reserve.
Two local Kaikōura businesses have teamed up to create a new gin experience in the mountains.
Tourism businesses in Kaikōura have a ‘glimmer of hope’ after a tough two years, soon to be bolstered by international visitors and a new hotel.
Tourism businesses suffer a significant drop in visitation.
Sudima Hotels’ new 120-room, 4.5 star-rated waterfront hotel in Kaikoura will open 1 September 2022.
Architectural concept designs for a $19m – $21m revamp of the Kaikōura waterfront have been approved.
New business support for tourism operators in five South Island regions can be accessed from this week, with specialist local agencies now appointed to deliver the scheme.
About $10m of the latest deployment is going to five regions hit hard by the lack of international tourists.
Key meetings attended by tourism minister Stuart Nash since taking up the portfolio in November 2020 include those with various taskforce bodies, local councils and industry representatives.
More recovery than regenerative, the plan introduces yet another initiative to reimagine tourism.
People may think we’re “making a killing” from MIQ but we’re cut off from our iso-hotels, says the hotelier.
The SOE is forecasting a significant fall in annual tourist passenger numbers for FY21.
Nash says he is “deeply concerned” about the situation unfolding in these five destinations.
Today’s accident comes after three children suffered serious injuries and their parents were killed in yesterday’s crash.
The cultural artworks along SH1 and the railway line on the Kaikōura coastline have been completed.
The recovery and improvement of the Kaikōura transport networks have been recognised at the Public Services Commission Spirit of Service Awards.
With no international visitors, the value of NZ’s biggest city has grown to regional tourism.
GCH Aviation’s Kaikoura Helicopters has partnered with marine mammal welfare organisation Project Jonah to help protect local marine wildlife.
Work to make transport networks around Kaikōura safer and more resilient following the November 2016 earthquake is due to be completed on 15 December.
The funding follows the $4m announced for Tourism Holdings’ Discover Waitomo.
“This will be crucial for towns such as Rotorua and Kaikoura, where the effects of Covid-19 will be particularly difficult due to loss of income from international tourism.”
Kaikōura District Council is creating an economic recovery governance group to support tourism and come up with projects to create jobs through the Covid-19 downturn.
Tourism coming to a grinding halt due to Covid-19 restrictions draws parallels to the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake, says tour operator Encounter Kaikōura.
We’ve been down this path before with Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes, says Graeme Abbot.
The Kaikōura District Council is running on empty, says East Coast Community Organisation, which is lobbying for the local authority to be dissolved.
Whale Watch Kaikōura has temporarily closed and its customer service team will cancel and issue refunds for any tours booked from the March 24 to June 30.
Responsible Campers Association has lodged a complaint with the Ombudsman over Kaikoura District Council’s new freedom camping bylaw.
Kaikoura District Council has launched a survey to guage the camping experience in the district.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has re-started the sale-by-tender process for the temporary accommodation village used by crew working on the Kaikōura earthquake recovery.
The town is hoping the $30m hotel will help win it recognition as a new conference destination.
Co-founder Gavin Oliver says the new venture plans to open in October 2020, creating up to 30 new jobs.
KiwiRail, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Recovery Alliance have won the Supreme Award at the Engineering NZ ENVI Awards.
KiwiRail has been recognised for its campaign to relaunch the Coastal Pacific Great Journeys of New Zealand service following the Kaikoura earthquake.
Craig Mackle is the official new mayor of Kaikoura, squeezing out John Diver by 12 votes.
Further details of the upcoming royal visit to New Zealand by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have been revealed.
KiwiRail’s restoration of its rail line between Picton and Christchurch following the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake has been recognised internationally.