A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.
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 Tourism was one of the businesses that received government support but the iwi says it will pay most of it back.
Tourism organisations and RTOs are urged to put the Māori at the centre of the visitor experience.
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.
Progress is finally being made in what could be a “genuine partnership” between government and industry.
The new visitor centre project dovetails with plans to promote Whanganui River Road as a tourism driving route.
An innovative role for Māori tourism is floated to help the country transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
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.
Shifting control of the conservation estate to iwi could have implications for tourism.
Funding to be used for 14 sites at Opihi, South Canterbury.
Te Whānau Tāpoi Māori ō Tauranga Moana will work to promote the region’s stories.
The inaugural event aims to promote business opportunities for Māori organisations.
Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre will host the gifting of the 942ha Pūkaha Forest to New Zealand.
DOC is seeking input from iwi, hapū and whānau on its proposal to extend seaward boundaries in the Coromandel.
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.
Auckland Unlimited chief executive Nick Hill among a raft of appointments to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki’s new advisory committee.
Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village is now open again following a nine-month hibernation.
The Manea Footprints of Kupe, an interactive cultural, heritage, tourism and education centre, has opened in Opononi in the Hokianga.
NZ Māori Tourism has acknowledged the contribution made by outgoing tourism minister Kelvin Davis.
The Government has invested $96.5m towards upgrading 351 marae across the country.
In the first of a regular series, NZ’s academic community aims to stimulate discussion on the future of the tourism sector.
The Government has announced funding for historic buildings as well as several long term Māori development projects.
Strong international demand for Māori tourism product meant the sector did not really needed to consider altering its products.
The Government will inject $2.96m from the Provincial Growth Fund into Rangiriri Pā in northern Waikato.
Te reo Māori is unique to NZ and an experience many visitors enjoyed.
Tourism remains low as a percentage of total iwi and Māori business investment but interest remains high, according to ANZ analyst David Harrison.
One of the sector’s highest profile employment casualties due to Covid on turning adversity into opportunity.
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 City Council has approved a work programme to help it make more informed decisions on issues of cultural significance.
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.
The CEO of NZ Māori Tourism on the value of investing in the cultural wealth.
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.
The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Vesting Act 2020 has been passed by the House.
The popular Rotorua attraction has formed a new partnership to help its 110 employees.
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.
Kapiti Island Nature Tours plans to restart its award-winning excursions in early September, says co-founder John Barrett.
New Zealand Māori Tourism has secured a $10m contingency fund to help repurpose and reposition the Māori tourism sector.
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.
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.
The Covid-19 crisis has claimed its highest-profile tourism casualty yet.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism could lose nearly two-thirds of its workforce as its operations shut for the foreseeable future.
Dale Stephens will meet NZMT this week to discuss his future with the organisation after deciding to run for Christchurch Central.
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.
Northland and West Coast iwi receive almost $1m each from the PGF.
The new Creative and Cultural Events Incubator, funded through the Major Events Fund, will open Monday 3 February.
The Government is injecting $2.798m into the Ngā Ara Tipuna Waipukurau Pā Site Interpretation project in the Hawke’s Bay.
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.
The Department of Conservation is “stuck between concessionaires who want their rights” and its obligations to iwi, says Lou Sanson.
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.