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Govt provides $15m for struggling animal attractions
13 Jul 2020   /

Govt provides $15m for struggling animal attractions

Wildlife institutions suffering from the impacts of Covid-19 can apply for support.


Some projects delayed but $11m for visitor attractions – HCC
7 Jul 2020   /

Some projects delayed but $11m for visitor attractions – HCC

Hamilton City Council has delayed an extension to its Victoria on the River boardwalk and an upgrade to the city’s Transport Centre because of Covid-19.


Ngāi Tahu revives Dark Sky Project, pulls plug on hotpools
3 Jul 2020  

Ngāi Tahu revives Dark Sky Project, pulls plug on hotpools

Ngāi Tahu is restarting its Dark Sky Project at Tekapo but is ditching its multi-million-dollar hotpool scheme at Queenstown.


“Positive signs” for capital – Experience Wellington’s new CEO
2 Jul 2020   /

“Positive signs” for capital – Experience Wellington’s new CEO

Experience Wellington is seeing visitor numbers at some key sites return to around 60% of normal, as the council-owned operator forges ahead through its Covid-19 recovery. 


Christchurch Attractions looks to revival following redundancies
1 Jul 2020   /

Christchurch Attractions looks to revival following redundancies

With only four redundancies made to date, Christchurch Attractions is preparing to bring most of its operations back online for a local and domestic market.


Christchurch Gondola re-opens 1 July
30 Jun 2020  

Christchurch Gondola re-opens 1 July

A re-opening special offered the first 20 people through the doors a 50% discount on adult Gondola tickets on opening day. 


Polynesian Spa “strong” but development on hold – Rangatira
29 Jun 2020   /

Polynesian Spa “strong” but development on hold – Rangatira

A significant development plan for the attraction is on hold until visitor volumes return.


National Aquarium launches virtual penguin encounter
18 Jun 2020  

National Aquarium launches virtual penguin encounter

The National Aquarium of New Zealand has launched a virtual encounter with its Little Penguins.


PGF pumps $18m into ‘game changing’ experiences
17 Jun 2020   /

PGF pumps $18m into ‘game changing’ experiences

Four new ‘visitor experience centres’ will be built along the West Coast as part of the Te Ara Pounamu pathways project.


Wayfare relaunches scenic cruise, jet boat experiences
17 Jun 2020  

Wayfare relaunches scenic cruise, jet boat experiences

Experiences in Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Stewart Island and the TSS Earnslaw and Go Orange Jet Boats in Queenstown would relaunch on 4 July


Heli-maintenance for Christchurch Gondola
17 Jun 2020  

Heli-maintenance for Christchurch Gondola

Preventative work is taking place on the Christchurch Gondola cableway towers ahead of its planned reopening on 1 July.


RFA reopens Auckland attractions, venues
15 Jun 2020   /

RFA reopens Auckland attractions, venues

Regional Facilities Auckland has reopened the Auckland Town Hall, Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki,  The Civic, Bruce Mason Centre, The Cloud, and Shed 10 on Queens Wharf.


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.


Waimangu Volcanic Valley: Restructures, reorients, reopens
11 Jun 2020   /

Waimangu Volcanic Valley: Restructures, reorients, reopens

“We have to recreate our future rather than wait for it to come to us,” says GM David Blackmore.


Rangatira CEO: “If any country is in a good place to respond, NZ is”
9 Jun 2020   /

Rangatira CEO: “If any country is in a good place to respond, NZ is”

Rainbow’s End, Polynesian Spa have good bank, shareholder support, says Mark Dosser.


Mountain bike park, thermal spa pools to be scoped for Picton
9 Jun 2020  

Mountain bike park, thermal spa pools to be scoped for Picton

A mountain bike park and thermal spa pool will be investigated as potential new destination attractions for Picton, says Marlborough District Council.


Bush and Beach launches new ‘Kiwis guiding Kiwis’ product
28 May 2020   /

Bush and Beach launches new ‘Kiwis guiding Kiwis’ product

Auckland-based tour operator Bush and Beach have launched a new series of ‘Kiwis guiding Kiwis’ products for the domestic market.


Larnach Castle’s Barker puts ‘worst days’ behind with reopening
22 May 2020   /

Larnach Castle’s Barker puts ‘worst days’ behind with reopening

 The Dunedin attraction opened its doors this morning after a period of consolidation and cutbacks.


Taranaki Council resumes Pukeiti Gardens upgrade
21 May 2020  

Taranaki Council resumes Pukeiti Gardens upgrade

Multi-year upgrades at Pukeiti Gardens have resumed because of the importance to Taranaki’s post-Covid-19 recovery, says Taranaki Regional Council chair David MacLeod.


Wildwire extends Koha Climb to domestic tourists
13 May 2020  

Wildwire extends Koha Climb to domestic tourists

Wanaka adventure tourism operator Wildwire is extending its Koha Climb product to domestic tourists.


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.


Skyline closes NZ attractions, Asia sites stay open
25 Mar 2020   /

Skyline closes NZ attractions, Asia sites stay open

Jobs will be lost across all of the group, says the company.


Whale Watch closes to end of June, Transport World shuts doors
24 Mar 2020   /

Whale Watch closes to end of June, Transport World shuts doors

Whale Watch Kaikōura has temporarily closed and its customer service team will cancel and issue refunds for any tours booked from the March 24 to June 30.


Weta Workshop closes Miramar cave and tours
24 Mar 2020   /

Weta Workshop closes Miramar cave and tours

Weta Workshop is temporarily closing its Miramar-based Weta Cave store and tours.


“Distressing, devastated” – Hobbiton shuts its doors
21 Mar 2020   /

“Distressing, devastated” – Hobbiton shuts its doors

More than 240 jobs could go in a temporary closure of one of the country’s top attractions.


Regional Facilities Auckland secures carbon free certification
5 Mar 2020   /

Regional Facilities Auckland secures carbon free certification

Regional Facilities Auckland has gained Toitū carbonreduce certification.


Fly-Line developer seeks sites after Taupō falls through
4 Mar 2020  

Fly-Line developer seeks sites after Taupō falls through

Taupō may have rejected the Fly-Line experience but the New Zealand licence holder says he is looking at other locations across the country for the venture.


Historic gun emplacements reopen after $440k upgrade
27 Feb 2020   /

Historic gun emplacements reopen after $440k upgrade

A surge in visitors is predicted for the Awaroa/Godley Head site overlooking Lyttelton Harbour.