“New Zealand needs to be a premium destination,” says the Marlborough operator.
Golden Bay Air’s nine-passenger Britten Norman Islander aircraft is adding additional seat capacity on flights between Takaka, Karamea, Nelson, and Wellington.
Blenheim has been selected as the host for the Global Cities New Zealand Conference next year.
New offerings and old favourites are set to return to the 36th Marlborough Wine & Food Festival featuring 30+ wineries and 15+ food trucks next year.
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.
OriginAir will continue flights from Nelson to Blenheim to cover the full seven-week closure of State Highway 6.
Originair is conducting a two-week trial of flights between Nelson and Blenheim while State Highway 6 remains closed for critical repair works.
Marlborough District Council will reopen Queen Charlotte Drive from Picton to Havelock at 5pm this afternoon, after it was severely damaged by a storm in August.
Marlborough District Council is seeking public feedback on a proposed mountain biking skills area and tracks in the Wither Hills Farm Park.
Marlborough District Council is calling for public feedback on eight proposed freedom camping sites across the region.
The Department of Conservation has identified two ‘types’ of visitors – those who spectate nature and those who participate in it.
Marlborough Airport has introduced ticketless parking for all vehicles.
Marlborough’s local tourism expenditure was down 7.7% in the year to June – more than the 6.6% drop reported nationally, according to Infometrics.
Blenheim visitors and locals will enjoy more space to taste Marlborough food at the Bayley’s Friday Night Feast event this year.
The proposed development of Picton’s London Quay is open for public consultation.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has visited Marlborough to see first-hand the damage to the region caused by storms and flooding in mid-August.
Southland and Nelson-Marlborough are welcoming back international students after more than two and a half years.
Marlborough District Council will offer subsidised water taxi services to visitors, workers and residents around the Marlborough Sounds who were affected by weather damage that caused road washouts and slips last week.
An upcoming project to rebuild the Picton ferry terminal has been celebrated with a public information day, held on Saturday.
Significant progress” is being made on restoring 460km of Marlborough’s road network following floods that affected the region last year.
The Department of Conservation and Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura are collaborating on a plan for the future care of New Zealand’s largest recreation reserve.
Marlborough District Council will consider a new hot-pool aquatic facility, a heritage or environment centre, and a mountain bike park to boost tourism opportunities and increase economic benefits in Waitohi Picton.
Destination Marlborough has received $30,000 for a one-off grant from Marlborough District Council.
The Department of Conservation has closed Crazy Paving Cave in Kahurangi National Park for 12 months to protect the rare Nelson cave spider.
The Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough is set to return from 3-6 November.
The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre will put on a show to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cessna 180 from 27-29 May.
Work is underway to provide real-time guidance on channel conditions through the Kura te Au/Tory Channel that links the North and South Islands.
New Zealand Aviation Museum Trust has raised $35,000 towards the upkeep of the John Smith Mosquito, a De Havilland aircraft from WW2.
Marlborough District Council is not satisfied that restrictions on six proposed freedom camping areas are necessary under the Draft Responsible Camping Bylaw 2022.
The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Marlborough will receive a $1.7m funding injection from Marlborough District Council, but there’s a ‘catch-22 situation’ attached, says the district’s mayor.
Access to Kenepuru Road between the Water Tank slip and Sandy Bay in the Marlborough Sounds will open to restricted public access from Friday 11 March.
Marlborough District Council has approved a $110m loan to Port Marlborough to finance its share of the Waitohi Picton Ferry Precinct Redevelopment.
So much to see and do, as seen in this joint top of the south road trip campaign encompassing Marlborough, Kaikoura, Hurunui, West Coast and Nelson.
The Summer Challenge Women’s Adventure Race 2023 is heading to Marlborough, held in Picton from 24 to 26 February.
Marlborough District Council is urging caution at Wither Hills Farm Park due to fire risk.
Air New Zealand has transported three kiwi chicks to their new home on Motuara Island, a predator free island in the Queen Charlotte Sound.
But pickings are slimmer on the West Coast, particularly further south.
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.
Moa Tap Room in Marlborough has won the beer tourism accolade at the 2021 New Zealand Beer Awards.
Three new conservation projects funded by a combined $14.2m from the government’s Jobs for Nature programme will create 116 full-time jobs in the northern South Island.
Attractions are resetting their school holiday expectations with Aucklanders absent.
Parts of the storm-damaged Queen Charlotte Track will re-open on Saturday 25 September, says the Department of Conservation.
Work is progressing to restore the flood-damaged Queen Charlotte Track and Link Pathway in the Marlborough region ahead of the school holidays in October.
KiwiRail, CentrePort and Port Marlborough are seeking a single design partner for the delivery of two new ferry terminals.
Wither Hills Farm Park in Blenheim is open for walking at Covid-19 alert level 4 but the mountain bike park is closed.
The Yealand Classic Fighters Airshow for 2021 has been cancelled due to the likelihood that the country will not be at an alert level below level 2 by the opening.
International tourism spend could still be below $4bn by 2024, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s boss.