Golden Bay Air’s nine-passenger Britten Norman Islander aircraft is adding additional seat capacity on flights between Takaka, Karamea, Nelson, and Wellington.
The NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow is returning to Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park next year.
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.
Wine Nelson’s premier annual tasting event is back with a bigger venue and more on offer this year.
A new visitor fee, a commitment to zero carbon, and operator co-operation are part of an initiative to improve the coastal village of Mārahau on the edge of Abel Tasman National Park.
A new rental car kiosk has opened at Nelson Airport today, replacing the former portacabins.
Nelson Tasman hospitality, tourism, events and retail businesses are getting behind a new game encouraging locals and visitors to explore their own backyards.
A grand masterplan is on the cards to turn Nelson Marina into a haven for boaties and the community alike, says Nelson City Council.
The Nelson Regional Development Agency has launched a social media campaign aimed at showcasing the region’s beauty and attracting visitors back to the city.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has visited Marlborough to see first-hand the damage to the region caused by storms and flooding in mid-August.
The final closed section of State Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson is expected to open at 1pm today, with temporary measures in place including speed restrictions and traffic controls.
Southland and Nelson-Marlborough are welcoming back international students after more than two and a half years.
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State Highway 6 from Nelson to Blenheim remains closed until at least Tuesday, says Waka Kotahi.
Nine Abel Tasman tourism businesses are involved in a new regenerative tourism initiative that aims to support the village of Mārahau and the region.
The pandemic has left the industry battered and bruised but it is now time to navigate a new future, says TECNZ’s chair.
More than 260 delegates are expected at the 2022 Tourism Export Council of New Zealand Conference and Tourism Trade Expo beginning in Nelson today.
Owen River Lodge has also put in place a permanent discount rate for Kiwis as thanks for the support shown during the pandemic.
Nelson City Council has set out a 15-year plan for a marina transformation that it says will help grow the local economy.
Nelson Regional Development Agency is closing its i-SITE in the city for up to two years as it reviews the facility.
Tourism Export Council of New Zealand has opened registrations for its annual conference, to be held 9-12 August at The Rutherford Hotel in Nelson.
GO Rentals plans to open an in-terminal branch at Nelson Airport this November.
Owen River Lodge has become the first NZ accommodation provider to achieve the B Corp certification.
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 region topped both annual and monthly visitor spend growth in January.
The first stage of work in repairing storm damage to the Heaphy Track will begin late next week, the Department of Conservation has confirmed.
Nelson e-bike rental company Kiwi Journeys is opening an Electrify NZ store on surging demand.
Sudima Christchurch City has been named a Covid-19 location of interest after a case stayed there between 8pm Monday 24 January – 1pm Wednesday 26 January.
The Nelson Music Festival Trust has cancelled its 2022 Adam Summer Celebration.
Popular summer holiday region Tasman has the strongest financial wellbeing in the country, according to ASB.
But pickings are slimmer on the West Coast, particularly further south.
Nelson City Council will continue rent relief for outdoor dining, street stallholders and concession holders until the end of March 2022.
Nelson Regional Development Agency has launched its One Hundred Ways domestic campaign designed to showcase the diversity of experiences on offer in Nelson Tasman.
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.
Nelson City Council is seeking public feedback on the city’s airport and its noise.
Tourism and hospitality dependent regions reported falling confidence in the latest Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Survey.
Nelson City Council is seeking feedback on proposals to increase the number of family-friendly walking routes and mountain biking tracks in the region.
Events, sustainability and culture are some of the key areas of focus, says NRDA’s new boss, Fiona Wilson.
Hawke’s Bay Tourism’s chief executive welcomed Monday’s announcement that Originair would start routes between the region and Nelson, Palmerston North and Hamilton.
More off-road trails for beginner and intermediate cyclists, trails dedicated to walkers, and a new Trails Advisory Group have been proposed as part of a Draft Out and About On Tracks Strategy 2021 in Nelson.
The Department of Conservation has re-opened the Heaphy Track following a week of repair work from storm damage.
DOC says repair work underway but no estimate available for when the iconic track might be re-opened.
Signage and marketing materials to be updated with new grades.
Nelson Airport has appointed a new chief executive with port experience as the local councils move to merge the region’s major air and sea port operations.
Relocatable homes need to be connected to water and wastewater drainage, tent stay maximum of 50 days.
Airways has waived the cost of approximately 35 aircraft movements as part of its support for this year’s New Zealand Association of Women in Aviation annual rally.
Weekend pricing has also been introduced for some high-use DOC huts.
A law change will likely lead to an increase in wine cellar doors and vineyard visitation, says NZ Winegrowers.
The grant would allow for continued public access to the land, and as a contribution towards the staffing costs associated with managing the area.