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Golden Bay Air expands as tourism recovers
25 Nov 2022  

Golden Bay Air expands as tourism recovers

Golden Bay Air’s nine-passenger Britten Norman Islander aircraft is adding additional seat capacity on flights between Takaka, Karamea, Nelson, and Wellington.


Antique & Classic Boatshow returns to Nelson Lakes National Park
25 Nov 2022   /

Antique & Classic Boatshow returns to Nelson Lakes National Park

The NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow is returning to Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes National Park next year.


Originair extends Nelson – Blenheim flight trial
2 Nov 2022  

Originair extends Nelson – Blenheim flight trial

OriginAir will continue flights from Nelson to Blenheim to cover the full seven-week closure of State Highway 6.


Originair trials Nelson – Blenheim flights
27 Oct 2022  

Originair trials Nelson – Blenheim flights

Originair is conducting a two-week trial of flights between Nelson and Blenheim while State Highway 6 remains closed for critical repair works.


Wine tasting event returns to Nelson
14 Oct 2022   /

Wine tasting event returns to Nelson

Wine Nelson’s premier annual tasting event is back with a bigger venue and more on offer this year.


NRDA, operators launch Mārahau Pledge with visitor fee to support environment
13 Oct 2022   /

NRDA, operators launch Mārahau Pledge with visitor fee to support environment

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.


Rental car kiosk opens at Nelson Airport
12 Oct 2022   /

Rental car kiosk opens at Nelson Airport

A new rental car kiosk has opened at Nelson Airport today, replacing the former portacabins.


Nelson tourism, hospo get behind holiday challenge
6 Oct 2022   /

Nelson tourism, hospo get behind holiday challenge

Nelson Tasman hospitality, tourism, events and retail businesses are getting behind a new game encouraging locals and visitors to explore their own backyards.


Nelson to sign off on marina masterplan
22 Sep 2022  

Nelson to sign off on marina masterplan

A grand masterplan is on the cards to turn Nelson Marina into a haven for boaties and the community alike, says Nelson City Council.


NRDA launches campaign to lure visitors back to Nelson
20 Sep 2022  

NRDA launches campaign to lure visitors back to Nelson

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.


PM visits Marlborough to help recovery
2 Sep 2022  

PM visits Marlborough to help recovery

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has visited Marlborough to see first-hand the damage to the region caused by storms and flooding in mid-August.


SH6 between Blenheim and Nelson to reopen
31 Aug 2022   /

SH6 between Blenheim and Nelson to reopen

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.


International students return to South Island
30 Aug 2022  

International students return to South Island

Southland and Nelson-Marlborough are welcoming back international students after more than two and a half years.


…while top of the South Island tracks suffer rain damage
25 Aug 2022   /

…while top of the South Island tracks suffer rain damage

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Nelson to Blenheim route closed until Tues – Waka Kotahi
22 Aug 2022   /

Nelson to Blenheim route closed until Tues – Waka Kotahi

State Highway 6 from Nelson to Blenheim remains closed until at least Tuesday, says Waka Kotahi.


Operators to launch Marahau Pledge for carbon-neutral future – is this the way forward?
12 Aug 2022   /

Operators to launch Marahau Pledge for carbon-neutral future – is this the way forward?

Nine Abel Tasman tourism businesses are involved in a new regenerative tourism initiative that aims to support the village of Mārahau and the region.


“We’re more than survivors, we are going to thrive” – TECNZ’s Mehrtens
10 Aug 2022   /

“We’re more than survivors, we are going to thrive” – TECNZ’s Mehrtens

The pandemic has left the industry battered and bruised but it is now time to navigate a new future, says TECNZ’s chair.


Industry heads to Nelson for TECNZ conference, trade expo
9 Aug 2022   /

Industry heads to Nelson for TECNZ conference, trade expo

More than 260 delegates are expected at the 2022 Tourism Export Council of New Zealand Conference and Tourism Trade Expo beginning in Nelson today.


Luxury comeback? Lodge booked out Nov to March
30 Jun 2022   /

Luxury comeback? Lodge booked out Nov to March

Owen River Lodge has also put in place a permanent discount rate for Kiwis as thanks for the support shown during the pandemic.


Nelson unveils 15-year marina masterplan
10 Jun 2022   /

Nelson unveils 15-year marina masterplan

Nelson City Council has set out a 15-year plan for a marina transformation that it says will help grow the local economy.


Nelson to close i-SITE for up to two years
7 Jun 2022   /

Nelson to close i-SITE for up to two years

Nelson Regional Development Agency is closing its i-SITE in the city for up to two years as it reviews the facility.


Registrations open for TECNZ 2022 conference
29 Apr 2022   /

Registrations open for TECNZ 2022 conference

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 to open Nelson Airport branch
28 Mar 2022   /

GO Rentals to open Nelson Airport branch

GO Rentals plans to open an in-terminal branch at Nelson Airport this November.


Luxury fly fishing retreat achieves NZ-first accom B Corp
22 Mar 2022   /

Luxury fly fishing retreat achieves NZ-first accom B Corp

Owen River Lodge has become the first NZ accommodation provider to achieve the B Corp certification.


Watch: Top of the south road trip
8 Mar 2022  

Watch: Top of the south road trip

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.


TECTS: Tasman leads domestic visitor spend growth
7 Mar 2022   /

TECTS: Tasman leads domestic visitor spend growth

The region topped both annual and monthly visitor spend growth in January.


DOC starts salvage of Heaphy Bridge
7 Mar 2022   /

DOC starts salvage of Heaphy Bridge

The first stage of work in repairing storm damage to the Heaphy Track will begin late next week, the Department of Conservation has confirmed.


Kiwi Journeys expands to e-bike retail as tour business booms
24 Feb 2022   /

Kiwi Journeys expands to e-bike retail as tour business booms

Nelson e-bike rental company Kiwi Journeys is opening an Electrify NZ store on surging demand.


Sudima Christchurch City a location of interest
1 Feb 2022  

Sudima Christchurch City a location of interest

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.


Nelson music festival cancels again
26 Jan 2022   /

Nelson music festival cancels again

The Nelson Music Festival Trust has cancelled its 2022 Adam Summer Celebration.


Tasman tops financial wellbeing rankings – ASB
26 Jan 2022   /

Tasman tops financial wellbeing rankings – ASB

Popular summer holiday region Tasman has the strongest financial wellbeing in the country, according to ASB.


A passable summer for top of south operators
19 Jan 2022   /

A passable summer for top of south operators

But pickings are slimmer on the West Coast, particularly further south.


Nelson extends rent relief to help hospo
19 Nov 2021  

Nelson extends rent relief to help hospo

Nelson City Council will continue rent relief for outdoor dining, street stallholders and concession holders until the end of March 2022.


NRDA launches ‘One Hundred Ways’ over 100 days campaign
19 Oct 2021   /

NRDA launches ‘One Hundred Ways’ over 100 days campaign

Nelson Regional Development Agency has launched its One Hundred Ways domestic campaign designed to showcase the diversity of experiences on offer in Nelson Tasman.


116 jobs expected from $14m in conservation projects
7 Oct 2021  

116 jobs expected from $14m in conservation projects

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 seeks feedback on airport zone, noise
22 Sep 2021  

Nelson seeks feedback on airport zone, noise

Nelson City Council is seeking public feedback on the city’s airport and its noise.


Confidence falls in tourism regions – Westpac
21 Sep 2021   /

Confidence falls in tourism regions – Westpac

Tourism and hospitality dependent regions reported falling confidence in the latest Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Survey.


Nelson seeks feedback on walking routes, bike trails
15 Sep 2021   /

Nelson seeks feedback on walking routes, bike trails

Nelson City Council is seeking feedback on proposals to increase the number of family-friendly walking routes and mountain biking tracks in the region.


Nelson has “big agenda” to deliver – NRDA’s new CEO
17 Aug 2021   /

Nelson has “big agenda” to deliver – NRDA’s new CEO

Events, sustainability and culture are some of the key areas of focus, says NRDA’s new boss, Fiona Wilson.


Originair launch reflects confidence in Hawke’s Bay – Saxton
10 Aug 2021   /

Originair launch reflects confidence in Hawke’s Bay – Saxton

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 proposed in Nelson region
9 Aug 2021  

More off-road trails proposed in Nelson region

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.


Heaphy Track re-opens, but Queen Charlotte Track still closed
30 Jul 2021   /

Heaphy Track re-opens, but Queen Charlotte Track still closed

The Department of Conservation has re-opened the Heaphy Track following a week of repair work from storm damage.


DOC closes Heaphy Track because of storm damage
22 Jul 2021   /

DOC closes Heaphy Track because of storm damage

DOC says repair work underway but no estimate available for when the iconic track might be re-opened.


Nelson mountain bike trails under audit
18 Jun 2021  

Nelson mountain bike trails under audit

Signage and marketing materials to be updated with new grades.


Nelson Airport appoints CentrePort GM to be CEO
15 Jun 2021   /

Nelson Airport appoints CentrePort GM to be CEO

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.


Nelson cracks down on holiday park long-term occupants
11 Jun 2021  

Nelson cracks down on holiday park long-term occupants

Relocatable homes need to be connected to water and wastewater drainage, tent stay maximum of 50 days.


Airways waives aircraft movement costs for NZAWA rally
8 Jun 2021  

Airways waives aircraft movement costs for NZAWA rally

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.


DOC expands international pricing to more Great Walks
11 May 2021   /

DOC expands international pricing to more Great Walks

Weekend pricing has also been introduced for some high-use DOC huts.


Cheers to cellar door rules as wine tourism comes of age
29 Apr 2021  

Cheers to cellar door rules as wine tourism comes of age

A law change will likely lead to an increase in wine cellar doors and vineyard visitation, says NZ Winegrowers.


Council grants $80k for access to Nelson recreation area
16 Nov 2020  

Council grants $80k for access to Nelson recreation area

The grant would allow for continued public access to the land, and as a contribution towards the staffing costs associated with managing the area.