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FIFA Women’s World Cup could pump $60m, 130k visitor nights into Auckland
25 Oct 2022   /

FIFA Women’s World Cup could pump $60m, 130k visitor nights into Auckland

The FIFA Women’s World Cup could generate around $60m for Auckland’s economy and about 130,000 visitor nights when it takes place in July next year, says Tātaki Auckland Unlimited.


Christchurch to host 2025 Special Olympics national games
11 Oct 2022   /

Christchurch to host 2025 Special Olympics national games

The event will bring about 1,300 athletes, 300 coaches and 600 volunteers to the city in December 2025.


Eden Park gears up for 30k fans for Women’s RWC opening
7 Oct 2022   /

Eden Park gears up for 30k fans for Women’s RWC opening

The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 will kick off at Auckland’s Eden Park and Whangarei’s Okara Park this weekend.


Govt pledges $19m for FIFA Women’s World Cup venue upgrades
27 Sep 2022   /

Govt pledges $19m for FIFA Women’s World Cup venue upgrades

The government is investing $18.7m to support upgrades at 30 of the 32 facilities earmarked for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.


FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 given major event protection
5 Sep 2022   /

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 given major event protection

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 has been classified and protected as a major event under New Zealand law between 29 September 2022 and 19 September 2023.


Millbrook Resort invests another $1m in expansion
26 Aug 2022   /

Millbrook Resort invests another $1m in expansion

Millbrook Resort is investing $1m into an expansion of its golf driving range to meet increased usage and prepare for the 2023 New Zealand Open.


Round The Bays Wellington 2023 date confirmed
23 Aug 2022   /

Round The Bays Wellington 2023 date confirmed

The date for the Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays in Wellington has been confirmed for 19 February 2023.


Athletes converge on Queenstown for Winter Games
23 Aug 2022   /

Athletes converge on Queenstown for Winter Games

More than 400 athletes from 23 countries are expected for the annual Winter Games at Coronet Peak, beginning on Saturday.


Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge revamps for 2022
1 Jul 2022   /

Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge revamps for 2022

The date has been set for the 44th Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge, which will take place on Saturday 26 November.


International cricket drawcard for Queenstown
29 Jun 2022  

International cricket drawcard for Queenstown

Queenstown Events Centre’s John Davies Oval will host two international T20 cricket matches next season.


NZ Sevens returning to Hamilton in 2023
31 May 2022  

NZ Sevens returning to Hamilton in 2023

The HSBC New Zealand Sevens will return to Hamilton’s FMG Stadium Waikato on 21-22 January, 2023.


All Blacks, Black Ferns 2022 test venues named
26 Apr 2022   /

All Blacks, Black Ferns 2022 test venues named

The All Blacks and Black Ferns have announced kick-off dates and venues for their 2022 home test series.


Watersports festival to attract hundreds
4 Mar 2022   /

Watersports festival to attract hundreds

The New Zealand SUP Nationals is underway at Mt Maunganui, with more than 100 athletes taking part.


NZ Open organisers unveil new event, dangle $150k prize pool
23 Feb 2022   /

NZ Open organisers unveil new event, dangle $150k prize pool

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Kathmandu guides $9m-$11m 1H earnings as sales improve
14 Feb 2022  

Kathmandu guides $9m-$11m 1H earnings as sales improve

Underlying EBITDA at outdoor retailer Kathmandu is expected to be in the range of $9m – $11m for the first half of its financial year to 31 January 2022.


Wellington hopes to jump onto mountain biking map
14 Feb 2022   /

Wellington hopes to jump onto mountain biking map

Wellington will host in April an Enduro World Series mountain bike qualifying round race for the first time, which is expected to attract 500 competitors.


Wanaka wine festival, Taupō Ironman fall to Covid
11 Feb 2022   /

Wanaka wine festival, Taupō Ironman fall to Covid

Wanaka’s Ripe Food & Wine Festival and Ironman NZ in Taupō are the latest events to cancel due to capacity restrictions under Covid-19 red light settings.


How Winter Olympics gold could boost NZ ski operators
8 Feb 2022   /

How Winter Olympics gold could boost NZ ski operators

New Zealand’s first gold medal at the Winter Olympics may prove a welcome boon for the country’s struggling ski resorts.


Queenstown to host six White Fern matches against India
28 Jan 2022   /

Queenstown to host six White Fern matches against India

Queenstown will play host to six international women’s cricket fixtures at John Davies Oval this February.


Taupō Equifest to boost tourism
19 Jan 2022   /

Taupō Equifest to boost tourism

Taupō Equifest festival is expected to attract thousand of visitors and provide a boost to the region’s tourism operators.


NZ secures SailGP deal, govt invests $5.4m
8 Dec 2021   /

NZ secures SailGP deal, govt invests $5.4m

Christchurch and Auckland will host the new high-tech global sailing competition Sail Grand Prix after New Zealand secured a four-year deal with the event.


“Third time lucky” Tony Quinn seals $10m deal for TMP
5 Nov 2021   /

“Third time lucky” Tony Quinn seals $10m deal for TMP

Taupo Motorsport Park joins Quinn’s Hampton Downs and Highlands attractions.


Christchurch arena delivery pushed to mid-2025
26 Oct 2021   /

Christchurch arena delivery pushed to mid-2025

The new multi-use arena in Christchurch is now scheduled for completion at the end of the second quarter of 2025.


Queenstown Marathon postponed to March 2022
26 Oct 2021   /

Queenstown Marathon postponed to March 2022

The Queenstown Marathon has been postponed to 19 March 2022, due to ongoing travel restrictions and social distancing rules under level 2.


Why Russell could be a vaccination role model for small tourism communities
21 Oct 2021  

Why Russell could be a vaccination role model for small tourism communities

The Bay of Islands is currently one of the most fully vaccinated small town tourist destinations in the country with more than 77.2% in Russell having had their full course, according to the latest Ministry of Health data.


SailGP Christchurch cancellation confirmed
17 Sep 2021   /

SailGP Christchurch cancellation confirmed

The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix Christchurch event in early 2022 has been cancelled after managed isolation and quarantine spots could not be secured for teams and staff.


Air NZ adds Wellington-Auckland flights for Bledisloe
11 Aug 2021  

Air NZ adds Wellington-Auckland flights for Bledisloe

Air New Zealand has added additional flights on its Wellington to Auckland route this Saturday 14 August for Wellingtonians wanting to attend the second Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park.


Auckland wins back-to-back Bledisloes, Wellington misses out
4 Aug 2021  

Auckland wins back-to-back Bledisloes, Wellington misses out

Eden Park has won back-to-back Bledisloe Cup rugby test matches which will generate “significant economic benefits” for the region, says the stadium’s chief executive, Nick Sautner.


Wallabies secure economic exemption for Bledisloe, tests worth up to $20m
28 Jul 2021   /

Wallabies secure economic exemption for Bledisloe, tests worth up to $20m

The New Zealand government has granted an ‘economic exemption’ for the Australian national rugby team to enter the country while the trans-Tasman bubble is paused.


Brisbane Olympics to have “enormous benefits” for NZ tourism
22 Jul 2021   /

Brisbane Olympics to have “enormous benefits” for NZ tourism

As well as boosting tourism, NZ will also be a top contender for training camps and events.


ASB Classic tennis event cancelled for 2022
1 Jul 2021   /

ASB Classic tennis event cancelled for 2022

Tennis Auckland now hopes to serve up tournament in 2023.


America’s Cup close to leaving NZ shores as bids open to others
17 Jun 2021  

America’s Cup close to leaving NZ shores as bids open to others

Ireland, Spain and Dubai among overseas venues to have raised hands.


FIFA picks four NZ cities for 2023 Women’s World Cup
1 Apr 2021   /

FIFA picks four NZ cities for 2023 Women’s World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 tournament games in New Zealand will be held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin.


$950k boost for World Conference on Women and Sport
9 Mar 2021   /

$950k boost for World Conference on Women and Sport

The government has injected $950,000 in support of the 8th World Conference of the International Working Group on Women in Sport in Auckland in 2022.


2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be postponed
3 Mar 2021  

2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup to be postponed

The 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup appears likely to be postponed until next year due to the ongoing pandemic.


Windies win for Queenstown
4 Nov 2020  

Windies win for Queenstown

West Indies will play two matches against a New Zealand A side at John Davies Oval, Queenstown, in late November.


Marathon returns to Whanganui
19 Oct 2020  

Marathon returns to Whanganui

The event is expected to attract more than 1000 competitors this year, half of which are coming from out of town.


Recruitment underway as All Blacks Experience sets December opening
4 Sep 2020   /

Recruitment underway as All Blacks Experience sets December opening

Recruitment is underway for key roles to join the attraction ahead of its 2 December opening date.


Thousands head to opening Super Rugby clashes
12 Jun 2020   /

Thousands head to opening Super Rugby clashes

Eden Park is expecting to welcome 50,000 fans when the Super Rugby competition resumes this weekend following months of cancelled events and deserted stands.


Taupō Ironman world champs postponed
18 May 2020   /

Taupō Ironman world champs postponed

The event was expected to generate $20m for the host city and region.


Men’s Softball World Cup postponed
28 Apr 2020   /

Men’s Softball World Cup postponed

The WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup scheduled for Auckland’s ELE Stadium in February 2021 has been postponed with a new date yet to be set.


Quake-damaged building to be cleared for new Chch stadium
6 Mar 2020   /

Quake-damaged building to be cleared for new Chch stadium

Demolition of a quake-damaged building will begin earlier than expected to make way for Christchurch’s new multi-use arena.


Rugby World Cup 2021 dates announced
7 Feb 2020   /

Rugby World Cup 2021 dates announced

World Rugby and New Zealand Rugby have announced the tournament dates for Rugby World Cup 2021.


Women’s Cricket World Cup host cities revealed, Chch secures final
24 Jan 2020  

Women’s Cricket World Cup host cities revealed, Chch secures final

Christchurch will host the final of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021, which is expected to bring in more than 15,000 visitor nights and nearly $3m in visitor spending to the city.


Real Journeys launches inaugural Walter Peak event
15 Jan 2020   /

Real Journeys launches inaugural Walter Peak event

Registrations are open for the inaugural Walter Peak high country farm run, to be held in Queenstown on 29 February 2020.


Thousands to head to Hampton Downs for Super400
14 Jan 2020  

Thousands to head to Hampton Downs for Super400

The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship added the Hampton Downs Motorsport Park to this year’s ITM Auckland Super400 circuit.


Air NZ makes way for Sotheby’s sponsorship
4 Dec 2019   /

Air NZ makes way for Sotheby’s sponsorship

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty has been announced as the new title sponsor of the Hawke’s Bay and Queenstown international marathons.


Alpine Group launches new helibike brand
29 Nov 2019   /

Alpine Group launches new helibike brand

The Alpine Group has launched its new Southern Lakes Helibike brand to the Queenstown & Wanaka market.


3000 attend Winter Forest Festival
6 Aug 2019   /

3000 attend Winter Forest Festival

Almost 3000 spectators and participants attended Rotorua’s Winter Forest Festival on Saturday.


Red Bull Defiance returns to Wanaka with March dates
14 Jun 2019   /

Red Bull Defiance returns to Wanaka with March dates

Red Bull Defiance is returning to Wanaka next year with the two-day adventure race being held on the 28th and 29th of March.