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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.


Govt injects $97m into marae upgrades
12 Oct 2020   /

Govt injects $97m into marae upgrades

The Government has invested $96.5m towards upgrading 351 marae across the country.


Tourism Futures: Thinking about the future we want
29 Sep 2020  

Tourism Futures: Thinking about the future we want

In the first of a regular series, NZ’s academic community aims to stimulate discussion on the future of the tourism sector.


Tourism, heritage ventures secure millions in funding
29 Sep 2020  

Tourism, heritage ventures secure millions in funding

The Government has announced funding for historic buildings as well as several long term Māori development projects.


Lack of internationals prompts ‘big change’ for Māori tourism
25 Sep 2020   /

Lack of internationals prompts ‘big change’ for Māori tourism

Strong international demand for Māori tourism product meant the sector did not really needed to consider altering its products.


Pā to receive $2.96m in PGF funding
21 Sep 2020  

Pā to receive $2.96m in PGF funding

The Government will inject $2.96m from the Provincial Growth Fund into Rangiriri Pā in northern Waikato. 


Māori inclusion begins by talking to mana whenua – Kaitiaki Adventures
18 Sep 2020  

Māori inclusion begins by talking to mana whenua – Kaitiaki Adventures

Te reo Māori is unique to NZ and an experience many visitors enjoyed.


Report: Iwi investors eye up tourism despite Covid
10 Sep 2020   /

Report: Iwi investors eye up tourism despite Covid

Tourism remains low as a percentage of total iwi and Māori business investment but interest remains high, according to ANZ analyst David Harrison.


Former Ngāi Tahu Tourism CEO Quinton Hall’s new venture
9 Sep 2020   /

Former Ngāi Tahu Tourism CEO Quinton Hall’s new venture

One of the sector’s highest profile employment casualties due to Covid on turning adversity into opportunity.


Iwi urges visitors to stay away from Ruapehu
17 Aug 2020   /

Iwi urges visitors to stay away from Ruapehu

Ohakune-based iwi Ngāti Rangi is calling on visitors to stay away from Ruapehu after a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 visited Whakapapa and Tūroa ski fields.


Hamilton approves cultural, arts work package
14 Aug 2020   /

Hamilton approves cultural, arts work package

Hamilton City Council has approved a work programme to help it make more informed decisions on issues of cultural significance.


Perspectives: Resetting NZ tourism through a cultural lens
6 Aug 2020  

Perspectives: Resetting NZ tourism through a cultural lens

Chair of Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and member of the Government’s Tourism Futures Taskforce, Ngahiwi Tomoana, on why you cannot look for answers to tourism problems within the industry alone.


STAPP acknowledges Māori tourism legacies – Pania Tyson-Nathan
5 Aug 2020  

STAPP acknowledges Māori tourism legacies – Pania Tyson-Nathan

The CEO of NZ Māori Tourism on the value of investing in the cultural wealth.


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. 


Te Puia another step closer to iwi ownership
24 Jul 2020   /

Te Puia another step closer to iwi ownership

The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Vesting Act 2020 has been passed by the House. 


Covid a bump in ‘100-year plan’ for Tamaki Māori Village – owner
30 Jun 2020   /

Covid a bump in ‘100-year plan’ for Tamaki Māori Village – owner

The popular Rotorua attraction has formed a new partnership to help its 110 employees.


$4m lifeline for Waitangi Treaty Grounds will ‘keep doors open’ – CEO
20 May 2020   /

$4m lifeline for Waitangi Treaty Grounds will ‘keep doors open’ – CEO

The historic attraction was going to shut its doors to the public had it not secured Government help in what was the historic site’s first injection of public money into operational funding since it was established in 1932.


Road to Recovery: Kapiti Island Nature Tours’ John Barrett
18 May 2020  

Road to Recovery: Kapiti Island Nature Tours’ John Barrett

Kapiti Island Nature Tours plans to restart its award-winning excursions in early September, says co-founder John Barrett.


NZ Māori Tourism secures $10m to ‘repurpose, reposition’ sector
14 May 2020   /

NZ Māori Tourism secures $10m to ‘repurpose, reposition’ sector

New Zealand Māori Tourism has secured a $10m contingency fund to help repurpose and reposition the Māori tourism sector.


NZ Māori Tourism’s Tyson-Nathan: 17k job losses ‘devastating’
13 May 2020   /

NZ Māori Tourism’s Tyson-Nathan: 17k job losses ‘devastating’

More than 17,000 Māori employees working across the tourism sector have lost their jobs due to Covid-19, including up to 1000 working for Māori tourism operators, says New Zealand Māori Tourism.


In-depth: Ngai Tahu Holdings’ Mike Pohio on the iwi’s plan for tourism
11 May 2020  

In-depth: Ngai Tahu Holdings’ Mike Pohio on the iwi’s plan for tourism

Ngāi Tahu Tourism could not wait to seek further support from the Government while a ‘category 6’ cyclone continued to destroy the business, says the boss of the operator’s parent company.


Ngāi Tahu Tourism CEO Quinton Hall loses job
7 May 2020  

Ngāi Tahu Tourism CEO Quinton Hall loses job

The Covid-19 crisis has claimed its highest-profile tourism casualty yet.


Up to 300 jobs to go as Ngāi Tahu Tourism closes doors
23 Apr 2020   /

Up to 300 jobs to go as Ngāi Tahu Tourism closes doors

Ngāi Tahu Tourism could lose nearly two-thirds of its workforce as its operations shut for the foreseeable future.


NZ Māori Tourism chair to run for office at general election
2 Mar 2020   /

NZ Māori Tourism chair to run for office at general election

Dale Stephens will meet NZMT this week to discuss his future with the organisation after deciding to run for Christchurch Central.


CAUTHE 2020: Act now to save the environment – Barrett
13 Feb 2020   /

CAUTHE 2020: Act now to save the environment – Barrett

Kāpiti Island Nature Tours founder John Barrett has called on the tourism industry to take immediate action to correct the current “gross mistreatment and abuse” of the environment.


Māori landowners secure $4.3m for tourism ventures
12 Feb 2020   /

Māori landowners secure $4.3m for tourism ventures

Northland and West Coast iwi receive almost $1m each from the PGF.


Major Events Fund seeds new $1.5m creative, cultural incubator
23 Jan 2020   /

Major Events Fund seeds new $1.5m creative, cultural incubator

The new Creative and Cultural Events Incubator, funded through the Major Events Fund, will open Monday 3 February.


PGF invests $2.8m in new cultural experience
22 Jan 2020   /

PGF invests $2.8m in new cultural experience

The Government is injecting $2.798m into the Ngā Ara Tipuna Waipukurau Pā Site Interpretation project in the Hawke’s Bay.


Training hostel to be rental apartments at Christchurch marae
21 Jan 2020   /

Training hostel to be rental apartments at Christchurch marae

The old Māori trade training hostel, Te Kooti te Rato, located at Rehua Marae in Christchurch will soon be repurposed into six modern apartments for local Christchurch whānau.


DOC “stuck between concessionaires and Treaty partners” – Sanson
16 Jan 2020  

DOC “stuck between concessionaires and Treaty partners” – Sanson

The Department of Conservation is “stuck between concessionaires who want their rights” and its obligations to iwi, says Lou Sanson.


Waka festival to take innovative new approach
13 Jan 2020   /

Waka festival to take innovative new approach

The Tamaki Herenga Waka Festival will play host to an innovative new form of digital storytelling in the form of a water screen on the Waitemata Harbour, when it kicks off on 31 January 2020.