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Northland Inc, Auckland Unlimited to launch joint campaign
26 Feb 2021   /

Northland Inc, Auckland Unlimited to launch joint campaign

Northland Inc has partnered with Auckland Unlimited to deliver a campaign through AA promoting travel to the two regions.


Northland launches tourism industry survey
24 Feb 2021   /

Northland launches tourism industry survey

Northland Inc has launched a new survey to collate local visitor industry data.


55% of Kiwis yet to visit ‘birthplace of the nation’
4 Feb 2021  

55% of Kiwis yet to visit ‘birthplace of the nation’

More than half of Kiwis, 55%, have never visited the ‘birthplace of the nation’, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, according to new research.


Extra health measures in place at Waitangi Treaty Grounds
2 Feb 2021  

Extra health measures in place at Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Enhanced health measures to mitigate Covid-19 risks will be in place at the annual Waitangi festival at the Treaty Grounds this week.


Govt injects $288k into Waitangi events
2 Feb 2021  

Govt injects $288k into Waitangi events

Events included workshops on Te Tiriti and whānau-oriented marae days to performance and children’s activities.


Northland RTO: “Stay vigilant, don’t get complacent”
26 Jan 2021   /

Northland RTO: “Stay vigilant, don’t get complacent”

Northland Inc’s tourism team says it will help “turn around the message” for operators following the new Covid case.


Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe/Ninety Mile Beach plan takes effect
26 Jan 2021  

Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe/Ninety Mile Beach plan takes effect

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.


“We have to be pro-active and appease concerns” – The Kauri Museum
25 Jan 2021  

“We have to be pro-active and appease concerns” – The Kauri Museum

The Northland attraction closes for most of the week following a visit by a Covid-19 case.


Northland attractions visited by Covid case
25 Jan 2021  

Northland attractions visited by Covid case

Tourist operations The Kauri Museum and White Rock Gallery are among the 31 businesses visited.


Northland relaunches Wandering with Ancestors self drive map
15 Dec 2020   /

Northland relaunches Wandering with Ancestors self drive map

The update and re-release of the map coincided with the opening of Northland’s newest tourism attraction, the $9.6m Manea Footprints of Kupe.


Manea Footprints of Kupe opens in Northland
10 Dec 2020   /

Manea Footprints of Kupe opens in Northland

The Manea Footprints of Kupe, an interactive cultural, heritage, tourism and education centre, has opened in Opononi in the Hokianga.


One-stop tourism platform for students launched
4 Dec 2020  

One-stop tourism platform for students launched

Auckland Unlimited’s Study Auckland and Northland Inc have launched a new one-stop tourism website to help international students explore the northern regions.


And action…Whangarei’s $990k Camera Obscura opens
23 Nov 2020  

And action…Whangarei’s $990k Camera Obscura opens

The sculpture would make a lasting contribution to Whangarei’s tourism and education landscape.


PGF invests $527k in holiday park infrastructure
11 Nov 2020   /

PGF invests $527k in holiday park infrastructure

The Government’s Provincial Growth Fund is providing $527,250 to replace the freshwater system at the Matauri Bay Holiday Park.


Northland tourism projects stimulating growth – EMA
11 Nov 2020  

Northland tourism projects stimulating growth – EMA

Northland’s current infrastructure project pipeline will bring massive benefits to the region, says Employers and Manufacturers Association chief executive Brett O’Riley.


Tāne Mahuta viewing closed for boardwalk repairs
10 Nov 2020   /

Tāne Mahuta viewing closed for boardwalk repairs

The Department of Conservation will close public access to Tāne Mahuta, in Waipoua Forest, from Monday 16 November to Thursday 19 November 2020.


Nelson Airport, Hihiaua Cultural Centre win architecture awards
6 Nov 2020   /

Nelson Airport, Hihiaua Cultural Centre win architecture awards

Nelson Airport’s terminal has won the Sir Miles Warren Award for Commercial Architecture at the New Zealand Architecture Awards.


Northland Inc, Air NZ partner for SIX60 doco
20 Oct 2020   /

Northland Inc, Air NZ partner for SIX60 doco

Northland Inc GM Tania Burt says the film will lift the region’s profile.


Northland targets Auckland students with new campaign
8 Oct 2020   /

Northland targets Auckland students with new campaign

Northland Inc has released a new campaign showcasing bucket list activities of Northland to encourage Auckland-based students to explore the region.


Northland to develop destination management plan
6 Oct 2020   /

Northland to develop destination management plan

Northland Inc, Te Au Mārie Trust, Te Hiringa Trust and Te Puni Kōkiri have partnered to facilitate the development of a Northland Destination Management Plan for the region. 


New 3-day voyage launches in Bay of Islands
5 Oct 2020  

New 3-day voyage launches in Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands’ R. Tucker Thompson schooner is offering a new 3-day, 2-night Bay of Islands Discovery Voyage as it adjusts to the new tourism landscape. 


Feedback sought on Ninety Mile Beach plan
30 Sep 2020  

Feedback sought on Ninety Mile Beach plan

People have until next Friday 9 October to submit feedback on the draft management plan for Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe/Ninety Mile Beach.


First glimpse of $30m Hundertwasser Art Centre
25 Sep 2020  

First glimpse of $30m Hundertwasser Art Centre

The first glimpse of Whangârei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Mâori Art Gallery has been revealed, more than two years since work began.


Northland tourism project shares $30m PGF funding
23 Sep 2020   /

Northland tourism project shares $30m PGF funding

The Government will inject nearly $30m from the Provincial Growth Fund into 11 projects across the Northland region.


Destination management plan key outcome of MOU
21 Sep 2020   /

Destination management plan key outcome of MOU

Northland Inc has signed a memorandum of understanding with Te Au Mārie Sestercentennial Trust, Te Puni Kōkiri, and Te Hiringa Trust and Business Promotions.


Northland to host new festival in October
17 Sep 2020  

Northland to host new festival in October

The Hullabaloo Children’s Arts Festival will take place in Northland this October, and feature several New Zealand family entertainers.


Waitangi Treaty Grounds to launch events for Māori Language Week
11 Sep 2020   /

Waitangi Treaty Grounds to launch events for Māori Language Week

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is running a number of events from the 14-21 September celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week.


Historic pā secures $8.5m from PGF
8 Sep 2020   /

Historic pā secures $8.5m from PGF

The Government will invest $8.5m to restore a historic reserve at Ruapekapeka Pā in the Far North.


Food guides to showcase culinary tourism
20 Aug 2020  

Food guides to showcase culinary tourism

The initiative runs for 12 months and is promoted by Eat New Zealand, a not-for-profit collective, promoting New Zealand’s food stories and its people to the world.


Trust appointed to improve Te Araroa trail
11 Aug 2020  

Trust appointed to improve Te Araroa trail

The regional trust will work closely with Te Araroa Trust to enhance the 450km section of the trail that passes through the Northland region.


Far North tourist hotspots secure $9m funding
10 Aug 2020   /

Far North tourist hotspots secure $9m funding

Popular holiday destination Mangonui has been granted $6.5m for improvements.


Floating helipad, cycleway in $8m Paihia plans
31 Jul 2020   /

Floating helipad, cycleway in $8m Paihia plans

The revamp includes a marine education zone, commercial buildings, and bus terminus.


International students welcomed into Northland programme
31 Jul 2020  

International students welcomed into Northland programme

Study Northland, the international education arm of Northland Inc., was set up in 2018 to strengthen and support international education throughout New Zealand.


Far North cycle trail, sculptures secure $7m funding
28 Jul 2020   /

Far North cycle trail, sculptures secure $7m funding

The new shared path will connect Ahipara, Kaitaia, 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga.


Domestic campaign paying off – Waitangi Treaty Grounds
23 Jul 2020   /

Domestic campaign paying off – Waitangi Treaty Grounds

School holiday numbers to Waitangi Treaty Grounds increased by 72% compared to 2019, following the launch of a new domestic campaign on 19 June.


Bay of Island’s Carino Wildlife Cruises wins WCA certification
16 Jul 2020   /

Bay of Island’s Carino Wildlife Cruises wins WCA certification

Carino Wildlife Cruises has been recognised as a responsible whale and dolphin watching operator by the World Cetacean Alliance.


Cultural attraction secures $3m development funding
10 Jul 2020   /

Cultural attraction secures $3m development funding

Northland tourism receives another boost with more money for Whangārei’s Hihiaua Cultural Centre.


Northland launches food trail event
10 Jul 2020   /

Northland launches food trail event

Savour! NORTHLAND FEAST 2020 is a new food and beverage event designed to showcase the region’s food and beverage offering.


PGF sprays regions with cash for tourism
29 Jun 2020  

PGF sprays regions with cash for tourism

Rotorua will receive just over $2m in additional funding from the Provincial Growth Fund as part of a raft of new announcements from the Government last week.


Northland launches ‘Introducing…Northland Style’ campaign
25 Jun 2020   /

Northland launches ‘Introducing…Northland Style’ campaign

The campaign would initially target potential visitors in the Northland and Auckland market


PGF injects further $4.5m into Hundertwasser
12 Jun 2020   /

PGF injects further $4.5m into Hundertwasser

The new money takes the total invested from the fund into the $33.2m Whangarei project to $18.4m.


Transport projects to make Northland more attractive to tourists – NZTA
11 Jun 2020  

Transport projects to make Northland more attractive to tourists – NZTA

The first regional transport projects of the $12bn New Zealand Upgrade Programme are underway.


Waitangi Treaty Grounds launches virtual visits for schools
3 Jun 2020  

Waitangi Treaty Grounds launches virtual visits for schools

Waitangi Treaty Grounds has developed new virtual visits for schools that are not able to visit Waitangi.


Hole in the Rock cruises resume for long weekend
29 May 2020   /

Hole in the Rock cruises resume for long weekend

Fullers GreatSights will restart its Hole in the Rock cruises in the Bay of Islands this long weekend.


Council launches digital campaign to attract domestic visitors
21 May 2020   /

Council launches digital campaign to attract domestic visitors

The Far North District Council will launch a dedicated Facebook page called Far North Escapes to encourage New Zealanders to visit the region while Covid-19 restrictions continue to ease.


$4m lifeline for Waitangi Treaty Grounds will ‘keep doors open’ – CEO
20 May 2020   /

$4m lifeline for Waitangi Treaty Grounds will ‘keep doors open’ – CEO

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.


PGF invests $100k in SS Ventnor memorial at Northland attraction
8 May 2020   /

PGF invests $100k in SS Ventnor memorial at Northland attraction

Northland’s new Manea Footprints of Kupe centre is set to include a memorial to the SS Ventnor and those who were lost when it sank off the Hokianga coast in 1902 after securing a $100,000 investment from the Provincial Growth Fund.


Queenstown top destination for Kiwis following lockdown
5 May 2020  

Queenstown top destination for Kiwis following lockdown

Queenstown has been named the destination most New Zealanders would like to visit once travel restrictions due to Covid-19 are lifted.


Foreign students enjoy northern hospitality
7 Apr 2020   /

Foreign students enjoy northern hospitality

Northland host families have opened their homes to international students as they sit out the Covid-19 lockdown.


Air NZ, Northland Inc, BOI Marketing Group partner for new campaign
27 Feb 2020   /

Air NZ, Northland Inc, BOI Marketing Group partner for new campaign

Air New Zealand has partnered with the Bay of Islands Marketing Group and Northland Inc. on a campaign to attract visitors to the region.