She has been with the regional tourism organisation since May 2017, where she has developed and guided strategic marketing strategies to grow Marlborough’s destination profile.
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Destination Marlborough has received $30,000 for a one-off grant from Marlborough District Council.
The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre will put on a show to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cessna 180 from 27-29 May.
New Zealand Aviation Museum Trust has raised $35,000 towards the upkeep of the John Smith Mosquito, a De Havilland aircraft from WW2.
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.
Queenstown Lakes District Council will vote on its proposed Freedom Camping Bylaw 2021 tomorrow, Thursday 16 December.
Organisers the Marlborough Winegrowers Association said on Wednesday that given staff shortages in the industry it did want to risk the grape harvest, which runs from February to April.
Pounamu Tourism Group has opened what it says is “New Zealand’s most extensive collections of craft chocolate brands”.
Marlborough District Council is reviewing its Responsible Camping Control Bylaw 2020.
Stormy weather and the short-term closure of the Queen Charlotte Track impacted September spending in Marlborough.
Moa Tap Room in Marlborough has won the beer tourism accolade at the 2021 New Zealand Beer Awards.
Wither Hills Farm Park in Blenheim is open for walking at Covid-19 alert level 4 but the mountain bike park is closed.
Marlborough District Council says it will review its new Responsible Camping Control Bylaw 2020 to respond to concerns raised by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association.
A law change will likely lead to an increase in wine cellar doors and vineyard visitation, says NZ Winegrowers.
Public Access New Zealand has launched legal proceedings against Land Information New Zealand to allow for all-year access in the Molesworth reserve in the Marlborough region.
Blenheim-based Diamond Hostel Limited has gone into liquidation.
The Yealands Classic Fighters Omaka Airshow 2021, Marlborough’s largest multi-day event, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
The Marlborough Convention Centre will now be managed by the Marlborough District Council, after Scenic Hotel Group’s lease came to an end after 13 years.
National will amend the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act to support wine tourism if they are elected into Government.
While parts of the country struggle, wine regions are seeing record numbers through their cellar doors.
The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre will host a once-only display compilation of the John Smith Collection at the 2021 Dangerous Skies WW2 Exhibition next Easter.
Marlborough District Council is seeking public submissions on the district’s Freedom Camping Bylaw.
The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre has been appointed guardian of the John Smith collection of warbirds.
Pounamu Tourism Group shareholders have funded the new product, which plans to launch in April 2021.
Flights to and from Marlborough Airport will resume as New Zealand moves into alert level 2, says Marlborough District Council.
“We’ll be strongly encouraging Kiwis to support our tourism sector and to visit friends and family,” says Air NZ’s CEO.
Abbe Hutchins took up the newly-created CEO role at Marlborough Tour Company… then the pandemic hit.
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.
Abbe Hutchins takes the helm of the fast-growing family-owned business that is putting Marlborough on the map.
From a single boat to luxury lodges and coaches – a retiring Chris Godsiff on building Marlborough Tour Company.
The holiday park stalwart on why destination management is a priority for the Marlborough region.
Bluebridge is running limited servicxes after one of its ferries clipped its berth at Picton wharf attempting to dock.
The operator says it wants to “make the province sing” with its purchase of two iconic lodges.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was among the dignitaries who jumped aboard Friday’s special commemorative Coastal Pacific service.
Sounds Air have introduced an additional four flights a week from Wellington to Blenheim.
Kaikōura has made a welcome return to strong growth as the region’s recovery is underpinned by a booming tourism sector.
A new $500,000 campaign that aims to increase Australian visitors to New Zealand in the autumn is set to launch next week.
New Zealand’s regions are leading the spending growth in the run-up to Christmas with the earthquake affected region of Marlborough, which includes Kaikoura, taking the top spot.
The Hurunui District Council has confirmed its support for a new Waiau Toa (Clarence)/Molesworth Great Walk to run through the Hurunui District.
Marlborough has won another significant event for next year securing the New Zealand Aquaculture Conference, which will bring up to 400 delegates and inject around $344,400 into the region.
The Coastal Pacific Trail could generate more than $131m for the Marlborough and Kaikoura regions over the next 20 years, according to a new report.
Now is the time to build new ferry terminals to help enhance the experience for tourists, says the New Zealand Shipping Federation.
An early evening event on the Picton foreshore is being arranged to host members of Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron who are bringing the ‘Auld Mug’ south.
Business Events Marlborough is delighted to announce that the Apiculture New Zealand Conference and Trade Exhibition will be held in Marlborough in 2018.
A busy motel on the main route between Blenheim and Christchurch has been placed on the market for sale.
Marlborough District Mayor John Leggett has welcomed the recommendations of a destination marketing review prepared for the Council.
The Government plans to buy a 17-unit motel near Blenheim and convert it to emergency housing.
Destination Marlborough has launched a new domestic visitor campaign to capture the attention of NZ’s city dwellers.
Former Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston has joined Australasian consultancy TRC Tourism.