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Auckland Airport: Outbreaks in unvaccinated populations denting confidence
1 Jul 2021   /

Auckland Airport: Outbreaks in unvaccinated populations denting confidence

The recovery can start early 2022 if the govt can complete its vaccination programme by Xmas, says Adrian Littlewood.


Scanning enforcement onus may fall on operators – PM
29 Jun 2021   /

Scanning enforcement onus may fall on operators – PM

A decision is expected later today on whether to extend Wellington’s alert level 2 restrictions.


Wellington tourist case shows Covid has a long way to go yet – TIA
25 Jun 2021   /

Wellington tourist case shows Covid has a long way to go yet – TIA

TIA boss says the Wellington Covid case serves as a reminder that Covid-19 is still very present.


Wellington tourism, hospo swing into level 2 action
24 Jun 2021  

Wellington tourism, hospo swing into level 2 action

Hospitality New Zealand is hopeful that Wellington’s alert level 2 restrictions will be lifted on Sunday.


“Extensive potential exposure” prompts level 2 move for Wellington
24 Jun 2021   /

“Extensive potential exposure” prompts level 2 move for Wellington

The shift at 6pm on Wednesday was made “out of an abundance of caution,” says Covid-19 response minister Chris Hipkins.


NZ likely to require visitor vaccination proof – PM
18 Jun 2021   /

NZ likely to require visitor vaccination proof – PM

Ardern’s comments come as more countries require vaccination passports for international travellers.


Govt to decide today on re-starting Perth travel
27 Apr 2021   /

Govt to decide today on re-starting Perth travel

If pause ended, flight from Perth will leave for NZ tonight.


Plane cleaner case transmission route traced, contacts tested
21 Apr 2021  

Plane cleaner case transmission route traced, contacts tested

Testing shows the vaccinated cleaner contracted the UK variant in a rare ‘breakthrough’ infection.


Sectors key to tourism most affected by lockdowns – Stats NZ
26 Mar 2021   /

Sectors key to tourism most affected by lockdowns – Stats NZ

The two sectors most drastically affected by last year’s national Covid-19 alert level lockdown were accommodation and food, and arts and recreation, says Stats NZ.


Hotel cleaner Covid case linked to returnee
24 Mar 2021   /

Hotel cleaner Covid case linked to returnee

Genomic testing has connected the case at the Grand Millennium Hotel to a recent returnee.


Auckland moves to Covid alert level 1, outbreak “contained”
12 Mar 2021  

Auckland moves to Covid alert level 1, outbreak “contained”

PM Jacinda Ardern announced the move early today, Friday 12 March.


Auckland awaits Covid alert level decision
12 Mar 2021  

Auckland awaits Covid alert level decision

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern will announce at 11.30am today whether Auckland will move down from its Covid-19 alert level 2 status.


Vaccinations of border, MIQ workers’ families to start
8 Mar 2021  

Vaccinations of border, MIQ workers’ families to start

The Covid-19 vaccination roll-out started on 20 February has reached its two week mark.


Auckland comes out of lockdown
7 Mar 2021  

Auckland comes out of lockdown

The rest of New Zealand has moved to Covid-19 alert level 1.


Auckland’s lockdown fate to be decided today
5 Mar 2021  

Auckland’s lockdown fate to be decided today

The Government will announce at 4pm today whether alert level 3 restrictions in Auckland and alert level 2 in the rest of New Zealand will be lifted on Sunday. 


Reactivated wage subsidy opens for application
4 Mar 2021   /

Reactivated wage subsidy opens for application

Businesses affected by the latest rise in Covid-19 alert levels can apply for the government’s reactivated wage subsidy from today, Thursday 4 March.


More Covid vaccine arrives, border worker families next in line
4 Mar 2021  

More Covid vaccine arrives, border worker families next in line

The third shipment of Pfizer’s Covid vaccines has arrived in NZ and border worker families and household contacts are next in line to be vaccinated next week.


Industry leaders call for clarity on Covid, border plans
2 Mar 2021   /

Industry leaders call for clarity on Covid, border plans

Tourism leaders want to know how the Govt is planning to re-open the country’s borders.


Cancellations strike struggling events sector
2 Mar 2021   /

Cancellations strike struggling events sector

Event organisers up and down the country have been forced to cancel, postpone or scramble to make changes.


Auckland operator anguish at latest lockdown
1 Mar 2021  

Auckland operator anguish at latest lockdown

Tourism businesses like TIME Unlimited had a rare busy week ahead leading up to the America’s Cup finals.


Auckland Lantern Festival cancelled again
1 Mar 2021   /

Auckland Lantern Festival cancelled again

For the second year in a row, one of the city’s flagship events is pulled because of Covid.


Auckland moves back to level 3 lockdown
28 Feb 2021  

Auckland moves back to level 3 lockdown

The rest of New Zealand has shifted to Covid-19 alert level 2 following the latest community cases.


Probe into possible bowel-related Pullman contagion
24 Feb 2021   /

Probe into possible bowel-related Pullman contagion

New mitigation measures at the Pullman Auckland have been introduced but the cause of three infections there is still unknown.


Operators relieved, wary after Auckland moves to level 1
23 Feb 2021  

Operators relieved, wary after Auckland moves to level 1

Tourism businesses in the region say it will take time for bookings to return.


Auckland’s Covid alert level 2 to be reviewed today
22 Feb 2021  

Auckland’s Covid alert level 2 to be reviewed today

The Government will review Auckland’s Covid-19 alert level 2 today with a decision to be announced by prime minister Jacinda Ardern at 3pm.


Covid-19 vaccine rollout starts today with vaccinators
19 Feb 2021  

Covid-19 vaccine rollout starts today with vaccinators

Final preparations are underway for phase 1 of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, says Covid response minister Chris Hipkins.


Govt eases support criteria following snap lockdown
19 Feb 2021  

Govt eases support criteria following snap lockdown

Parliament has passed a new Resurgence Support Payment available to eligible businesses affected by Auckland’s latest Covid-19 lockdown and level 2.


Auckland moves out of lockdown
18 Feb 2021  

Auckland moves out of lockdown

The rest of New Zealand has shifted to Covid-19 alert level 1.


Napier’s Art Deco Festival cancelled
17 Feb 2021   /

Napier’s Art Deco Festival cancelled

Napier’s Art Deco Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty.


Regional cancellations highlight Auckland visitor value
16 Feb 2021  

Regional cancellations highlight Auckland visitor value

Regional operators are being cut-off by Auckland as a visitor source and a transit point for those further afield.


Events cancel or scramble changes after latest lockdown
16 Feb 2021   /

Events cancel or scramble changes after latest lockdown

Events up and down the country have been forced to cancel or impose restrictions after the latest Covid-19 community cases at Auckland.


Singapore Airlines delivers first Covid-19 vaccine to NZ
16 Feb 2021   /

Singapore Airlines delivers first Covid-19 vaccine to NZ

Singapore Airlines has delivered the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to New Zealand.


Businesses can register online for Auckland travel docs – MBIE
16 Feb 2021  

Businesses can register online for Auckland travel docs – MBIE

Businesses inside Auckland’s Covid-19 alert level 3 boundary can register online for travel documents.


Struggling operators hit with lockdown cancellations
15 Feb 2021  

Struggling operators hit with lockdown cancellations

Tourism businesses suffer mass cancellations again after Auckland shifts back to Covid-19 alert level 3.


Air NZ, Auckland Airport implement level 3 restrictions
15 Feb 2021   /

Air NZ, Auckland Airport implement level 3 restrictions

Australia has also suspended quarantine-free travel from NZ until at least midnight Wednesday.


Auckland moves to Covid-19 alert level 3 lockdown
15 Feb 2021  

Auckland moves to Covid-19 alert level 3 lockdown

The rest of NZ shifts to level 2 after three Auckland cases, two of whom recently visited Taranaki attractions.


Border worker Covid-19 vaccinations to start Feb 20 – PM
12 Feb 2021   /

Border worker Covid-19 vaccinations to start Feb 20 – PM

The first priority will be the country’s 12,000 border workers, says Jacinda Ardern.


Dire visitation prospects force adventure operator to hibernate
11 Feb 2021  

Dire visitation prospects force adventure operator to hibernate

Bleak post-summer prospects for Queenstown’s tourism sector have led to one of the resort’s long-standing canyoning operators temporarily shutting up shop.


MIQ hotel, airline staff among first to get vaccine – Govt
4 Feb 2021   /

MIQ hotel, airline staff among first to get vaccine – Govt

The country’s border workers, including airline and managed isolation and quarantine hotel staff, will be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, says the Government.


Govt stops putting arrivals in Pullman Auckland
28 Jan 2021   /

Govt stops putting arrivals in Pullman Auckland

The MIQ facility will be gradually emptied while investigators try to uncover how guests are catching Covid.


DOC to expand use Covid QR codes
27 Jan 2021   /

DOC to expand use Covid QR codes

DOC will expand the use of Covid-19 contact tracing QR codes after making them visible at all visitor centres and at serviced campsites.


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.


Quarantine hotels’ ventilation systems under scrutiny
26 Jan 2021   /

Quarantine hotels’ ventilation systems under scrutiny

The ventilation systems of managed isolation hotels have come under the spotlight.


“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.


“Now is the time to rebuild” – NZ’s events sector on Akl move to level 1
6 Oct 2020   /

“Now is the time to rebuild” – NZ’s events sector on Akl move to level 1

The hard-hit industry breathes a collective sigh of relief over Auckland’s impending return to alert level 1.


Operator slams wait for tourism taskforce report
29 Sep 2020   /

Operator slams wait for tourism taskforce report

The Tourism Futures Taskforce not presenting its final report until April next year is a “disgrace”, says Aroha New Zealand Tours.


Covid cases visited Taupō tourism operators
25 Sep 2020  

Covid cases visited Taupō tourism operators

Three family members who have tested positive for Covid-19 visited two attractions over the weekend.


NZ back at level 1, Auckland moves to level 2 on Wednesday
22 Sep 2020   /

NZ back at level 1, Auckland moves to level 2 on Wednesday

The move means gatherings of up to 100 will be allowed in the country’s largest city.


Re-thinking tourism: Turning communities into ambassadors
16 Sep 2020   /

Re-thinking tourism: Turning communities into ambassadors

The time was now to evaluate how to turn communities into supporters, rather than critics, of tourism.