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Air NZ cuts exec roles, adds holiday flights, re-opens lounges
25 May 2020   /

Air NZ cuts exec roles, adds holiday flights, re-opens lounges

Air New Zealand continues to adapt its operations and re-shape its team in the wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis.


St John’s Ambulance worker wins $14k Taupō mega getaway prize
22 May 2020   /

St John’s Ambulance worker wins $14k Taupō mega getaway prize

A total of twenty-seven local tourism operators and businesses contributed to what was a total prize pool of $17k.


Operators “raring to go”, RTOs ramp up campaigns at level 2
12 May 2020   /

Operators “raring to go”, RTOs ramp up campaigns at level 2

PM’s green-light for domestic travel from Thursday prompts wave of relief from operators, new campaign from RTOs, but warnings of the danger of further delays from TIA.


Former Wayfare boss, TIA chair calls for scrapping of alert levels
7 May 2020   /

Former Wayfare boss, TIA chair calls for scrapping of alert levels

Former Wayfare boss, Richard Lauder, has called for the scrapping of alert levels arguing they were constructed for an upward path into lockdown, not for a move out of lockdown and a restoration of economic activity.


New Zealanders heading home as govt continues repatriation efforts
14 Apr 2020   /

New Zealanders heading home as govt continues repatriation efforts

The Government is continuing to repatriate New Zealanders stranded overseas due to the Covid-19 outbreak, with 39 people from Vanuatu brought home via a New Zealand Defence Force C-130 Hercules.


Mandatory quarantine, isolation required for all arrivals
9 Apr 2020   /

Mandatory quarantine, isolation required for all arrivals

Arrivals will now go into quarantine or managed isolation.


Recruitment partnership to support tourism sector recovery
8 Apr 2020   /

Recruitment partnership to support tourism sector recovery

Tourism Talent has partnered with Go with Tourism in a bid to help the tourism sector bounce back from Covid-19.


NZIER: Business confidence plummets in Q1
8 Apr 2020  

NZIER: Business confidence plummets in Q1

Business confidence has plummeted amidst the current Covid-19 crisis, with a new survey showing 67% of businesses expect a deterioration in general economic conditions.


Recovery winners will be “those set up to thrive in challenging environment” – ASB
7 Apr 2020   /

Recovery winners will be “those set up to thrive in challenging environment” – ASB

Prepare for a “tumultuous” year ahead with the winners being “those that are set up to thrive in a challenging environment”, says ASB.


CINZ replaces MEETINGS with new industry event
7 Apr 2020   /

CINZ replaces MEETINGS with new industry event

BE Reconnected will focus on re-engaging and reconnecting vital industry relationships.


Airways to cut 180 jobs as air traffic collapses
7 Apr 2020   /

Airways to cut 180 jobs as air traffic collapses

The navigation services provider says international traffic could take two years to recover. 


Data shows full impact of coronavirus on air traffic
7 Apr 2020   /

Data shows full impact of coronavirus on air traffic

In the week after the Government’s 23 March lockdown announcement, scheduled airline traffic declined by 47%, or 8600 flights to 4400, compared with the same period last year, says Airways.


Global air capacity falls 77% in first week of April
7 Apr 2020   /

Global air capacity falls 77% in first week of April

International airline seat capacity fell to just 23% of what it was in the first week of April last year, according to travel insights firm ForwardKeys.


Chch hospo, accommodation spending tumbles
7 Apr 2020   /

Chch hospo, accommodation spending tumbles

Hospitality and accommodation in Christchurch was hardest hit with an 82% decline in spending in the week ended March 29 compared with the same week a year ago.


Council calls on govt to help hospo sector
7 Apr 2020   /

Council calls on govt to help hospo sector

Nelson City Council is calling for the Ministry of Justice to enable the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) and councils to waive alcohol licensing fees in light of the Covid-19 shutdown.


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.


“Strong cash position” to help Serko through pandemic
6 Apr 2020   /

“Strong cash position” to help Serko through pandemic

Thanks to a capital raising in October 2019 the company’s cash balance is $42m, says the travel management software company.


Self-isolation at Hamilton stadium set up for freedom campers
6 Apr 2020   /

Self-isolation at Hamilton stadium set up for freedom campers

Porritt Stadium in Hamilton has been set up as a Covid-19 self-isolation site for freedom campers at the request of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.


BCA hits out against double dipping claims
6 Apr 2020   /

BCA hits out against double dipping claims

The Bus and Coach Association says it is “dumbfounded” by the suggestion of one union organisation that bus companies are ‘double dipping’ on the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme.


Civil Defence closes roads into Egmont National Park
6 Apr 2020   /

Civil Defence closes roads into Egmont National Park

Roads into Egmont National Park will be closed following an order by Civil Defence in a bid to combat Covid-19.


Council blasts Coromandel holidaymakers during lockdown
6 Apr 2020  

Council blasts Coromandel holidaymakers during lockdown

The Thames Coromandel District Council is warning residences against travelling to their holiday homes for the Easter period, saying they need to abide by lockdown rules during the Covid-19 crisis.


Hunting officially banned during Covid-19 lockdown
6 Apr 2020   /

Hunting officially banned during Covid-19 lockdown

A new Government Order has banned hunting while New Zealand remains in level four lockdown during the Covid-19 crisis.


Robertson unveils proposed law changes to support firms
3 Apr 2020   /

Robertson unveils proposed law changes to support firms

Business debt hibernation and a director ‘safe harbour’ are among the amendments.


SkyCity makes 200 redundant, cuts exec pay and capex
3 Apr 2020   /

SkyCity makes 200 redundant, cuts exec pay and capex

The operator says it will become a “much smaller, domestically focused” business.


Re-opening Australia must be Govt priority – Skyline CEO
3 Apr 2020  

Re-opening Australia must be Govt priority – Skyline CEO

Economy in “critical phase” with more damage being done the longer the lockdown lasts, says CEO Geoff McDonald.


From 2.4 million passengers to zero… Queenstown Airport falls off the radar
3 Apr 2020   /

From 2.4 million passengers to zero… Queenstown Airport falls off the radar

The extraordinary growth in passengers to Queenstown Airport has come to a shuddering halt as Air New Zealand cut the resort from its lockdown domestic timetable.


Stranded visitors given exit plan
3 Apr 2020  

Stranded visitors given exit plan

Tens of thousands of international tourists now have the chance to return home.


Tomahawk launches quarantine accommodation website
3 Apr 2020   /

Tomahawk launches quarantine accommodation website

Tourism marketing agency Tomahawk has launched a new website that lists accommodation options for people who need to self-isolate due to Covid-19.


Christchurch offers commercial rent holiday to tenants
3 Apr 2020  

Christchurch offers commercial rent holiday to tenants

Christchurch City Council has introduced a three-month rent holiday for commercial tenants.


Fuller360 introduces alert level 4 passenger ferry register
3 Apr 2020  

Fuller360 introduces alert level 4 passenger ferry register

Fullers360 has implemented a passenger register on its Waiheke and Devonport routes during the level four alert.


QLDC issues walking track safety reminder
3 Apr 2020   /

QLDC issues walking track safety reminder

A lockdown track etiquette reminder has been issued by Queenstown Lakes District Council.


Police use tech to step-up returning Kiwis’ self-isolation
3 Apr 2020   /

Police use tech to step-up returning Kiwis’ self-isolation

New Zealanders self-isolating on their return from overseas have been asked to consent to being contacted by text message, for the purposes of compliance checks.


SkyCity lights tower blue to acknowledge frontline workers
3 Apr 2020  

SkyCity lights tower blue to acknowledge frontline workers

Auckland’s iconic Sky Tower has been lit royal blue to “acknowledge and support the tireless efforts of front-line emergency services staff engaged in the fight against Covid-19.”


Banks resistant to lend to tourism – TIA
2 Apr 2020   /

Banks resistant to lend to tourism – TIA

Some lenders are still reluctant to support operators despite the 80% Govt guarantee scheme, says the association.


Nelson announces rent holiday for tourism, hospo tenants
2 Apr 2020  

Nelson announces rent holiday for tourism, hospo tenants

Nelson City Council has announced a three month rent holiday for its tourism and hospitality tenants.


Govt adds essential worker leave scheme for employers
2 Apr 2020   /

Govt adds essential worker leave scheme for employers

Essential workers will now be entitled to leave if considered vulnerable to Covid-19, have compromised immunity, or have susceptible people at home.


No foreign visitors until late 2020, then gradual recovery – Westpac
2 Apr 2020  

No foreign visitors until late 2020, then gradual recovery – Westpac

The bank’s latest economic bulletin from chief economist Dominick Stephens paints a grim picture for tourism. 


Air NZ cuts domestic services again to fall to 5% of pre-crisis level
2 Apr 2020   /

Air NZ cuts domestic services again to fall to 5% of pre-crisis level

The new schedule allows only for essential travel only and air freight.


Government’s $6.25bn business loan scheme goes live
2 Apr 2020   /

Government’s $6.25bn business loan scheme goes live

Businesses struggling to balance the books during the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for the Government’s $6.25bn loan scheme via their bank.


Govt looks to fast-track consents to boost recovery
2 Apr 2020   /

Govt looks to fast-track consents to boost recovery

The Government is looking at ways to fast-track consents for development and infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy and provide jobs during Covid-19.


21 airports selected to stay open as ‘lifeline utilities’
2 Apr 2020   /

21 airports selected to stay open as ‘lifeline utilities’

Twenty-one New Zealand airports will remain open during alert level 4 as ‘lifeline utilities’ under the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act, says the New Zealand Airports Association.


Help on way for redundant foreign workers – Govt
1 Apr 2020   /

Help on way for redundant foreign workers – Govt

Emergency help is one the way for foreign workers made redundant by the collapse in tourism, says Immigration New Zealand.


NZ Pilots: Aviation sector needs to keep jobs here post-Covid-19
1 Apr 2020   /

NZ Pilots: Aviation sector needs to keep jobs here post-Covid-19

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association is urging the aviation sector to work together to keep jobs in New Zealand, rather than lose highly skilled Kiwis to international markets in the recovery from Covid-19.


Business confidence plunges in March – ANZ
1 Apr 2020   /

Business confidence plunges in March – ANZ

Business confidence plunged over the second half of March as the Covid-19 outbreak become a global pandemic, says ANZ.


Quest offers 500 rooms for self-isolation
1 Apr 2020   /

Quest offers 500 rooms for self-isolation

Quest is offering up to 500 rooms for essential workers and returning travellers to use for self-isolation during the Covid-19 lockdown.


Christchurch motels to house homeless during Covid-19
1 Apr 2020   /

Christchurch motels to house homeless during Covid-19

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has contracted 25 motels to provide immediate housing to the homeless in Ōtautahi Christchurch.


QLDC seeks holiday home lockdown occupancy details
1 Apr 2020   /

QLDC seeks holiday home lockdown occupancy details

Queenstown Lakes District Council is asking holiday home owners spending lock down in the district to provide information on how many people are staying at their property.


Air NZ: Revenue drops by $5bn+, up to 3500 jobs to go
31 Mar 2020   /

Air NZ: Revenue drops by $5bn+, up to 3500 jobs to go

The airline that emerges from Covid-19 will be much smaller and largely domestic, says CEO Greg Foran.


How many holidaymakers are in NZ for lockdown? Here’s the latest data
31 Mar 2020   /

How many holidaymakers are in NZ for lockdown? Here’s the latest data

Around 70,000 people were on short-term visitor visas in New Zealand on the eve of the four-week lockdown, according to the latest government data.


Perspectives: Keeping our airports open in a Covid-19 world
31 Mar 2020   /

Perspectives: Keeping our airports open in a Covid-19 world

NZ Airports chief executive Kevin Ward on the challenges the country’s airports face in a Covid-19 world.