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Tourism puts NZ near top of worst affected economies – OECD
30 Mar 2020   /

Tourism puts NZ near top of worst affected economies – OECD

New Zealand could suffer one of the worst contractions in economic activity due to the Covid-19 lockdown, according to a new report.


PGF repurposed to tackle impact of Covid-19
30 Mar 2020   /

PGF repurposed to tackle impact of Covid-19

The $3bn Provincial Growth Fund is being repurposed to combat the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


Govt clarifies wage subsidy rule for part-time workers
30 Mar 2020   /

Govt clarifies wage subsidy rule for part-time workers

The finance minister has made a number of changes to the scheme, which has so far paid out $2.7bn.


Air traffic controllers defer pay rise
30 Mar 2020   /

Air traffic controllers defer pay rise

Airways New Zealand’s air traffic controllers will defer a planned pay increase in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and its impact on the aviation sector.


Covid-19 online dob-in service launched
30 Mar 2020   /

Covid-19 online dob-in service launched

People with an urge to snitch on neighbours and others they think are flouting lockdown rules can go online to let off steam.


DOC calls on Hakarimata hikers to stop going ‘over the top’
30 Mar 2020   /

DOC calls on Hakarimata hikers to stop going ‘over the top’

Hikers are urged to stay off the Hakarimata Summit Trail managed by the Department of Conservation and Waikato District Council.


Airbnb to help house emergency workers
30 Mar 2020   /

Airbnb to help house emergency workers

Airbnb hosts may provide homes that follow new cleanliness protocols based on recommendations from medical experts.


Regions shut mountain bike trails
30 Mar 2020   / /

Regions shut mountain bike trails

Nelson City Council is closing its reserves with mountain bike trails during the Covid-19 shutdown.


Marlburians urged to enjoy outdoor tracks but to stay in ‘bubble’
30 Mar 2020   /

Marlburians urged to enjoy outdoor tracks but to stay in ‘bubble’

Marlborough residents are being encouraged to enjoy the region’s open spaces but reminded to stay in their “bubble” when using them and not to take any risks.


Foreign worker in NZ? What you need to know
27 Mar 2020   /

Foreign worker in NZ? What you need to know

The Govt has outlined the measures taken following the collapse of tourism and mayor Jim Boult’s call for more help.


Trans-Tasman operators shutter businesses in “unprecedented” times
27 Mar 2020  

Trans-Tasman operators shutter businesses in “unprecedented” times

Experience Co and EVENT have closed most of their Australasian operations.


Non-essential marine use “unacceptable” – harbourmasters
27 Mar 2020   /

Non-essential marine use “unacceptable” – harbourmasters

Harbourmasters from across the country are urging boaties to stay off the water during the four-week long Covid-19 lockdown.


APAC govts urged to provide support for airlines
27 Mar 2020   /

APAC govts urged to provide support for airlines

The International Air Transport Association has written to the heads of government of 18 states in Asia Pacific region to appeal for emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival due to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Hawke’s Bay Covid-19 case linked to cruise ship Ruby Princess
27 Mar 2020   /

Hawke’s Bay Covid-19 case linked to cruise ship Ruby Princess

Hawke’s Bay has three new cases of Covid-19, one of which is linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship.


Port of Tauranga pulls full year guidance
27 Mar 2020   /

Port of Tauranga pulls full year guidance

Port of Tauranga has withdrew its earnings guidance for the year to 30 June 2020 due to the impact of Government measures against Covid-19.


Air NZ ramps up cargo operations
27 Mar 2020   /

Air NZ ramps up cargo operations

Air New Zealand Cargo has introduced a range of charter service to keep cargo moving to and from New Zealand during the COVID-19 outbreak.


B&Bs get Covid-19 resource
27 Mar 2020   /

B&Bs get Covid-19 resource

The Bed & Breakfast Association has compiled relevant official information to help small bed and breakfast operators suffering through the Covid-19 pandemic.


Go with Tourism pivots in face of Covid-19 crisis
26 Mar 2020   /

Go with Tourism pivots in face of Covid-19 crisis

Go with Tourism has pivoted from building New Zealand’s tourism workforce to supporting the industry’s employees in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.


$1.5bn paid out in wage subsidy – Robertson
26 Mar 2020   /

$1.5bn paid out in wage subsidy – Robertson

The money had been allocated to 244,887 workers across 72,913 applications to the programme.


BusinessNZ, CTU urge firms to protect jobs during pandemic
26 Mar 2020   /

BusinessNZ, CTU urge firms to protect jobs during pandemic

BusinessNZ and the Council of Trade Unions have jointly urged all New Zealand businesses to combat the spread of Covid-19 and also maintain as many jobs as possible.


EMA rallies employers to ‘hang in there’ on day 1 of lockdown
26 Mar 2020   /

EMA rallies employers to ‘hang in there’ on day 1 of lockdown

The Employers and Manufacturers Association has rallied members on the first day of New Zealand’s four-week lockdown.


Measures to help resort’s foreign workers being considered – Boult
26 Mar 2020   /

Measures to help resort’s foreign workers being considered – Boult

The Government is working to help foreign nationals in Queenstown laid off because of the Covid-19 pandemic, says the resort’s mayor, Jim Boult.


Auckland Airport mothballs $2bn infrastructure programme
26 Mar 2020   /

Auckland Airport mothballs $2bn infrastructure programme

Auckland Airport has suspended $2bn of capital expenditure projects, moved to cut executive and employee pay, and reduced its headcount as part of a range of measures to combat Covid-19’s sudden impact on tourism and aviation markets.


Govt releases lockdown guidance for operators
26 Mar 2020   /

Govt releases lockdown guidance for operators

The guidelines provide advice to accommodation suppliers taking self-isolation guests or essential workers.


Stats NZ: More than 200k foreign visitors still in NZ
26 Mar 2020   /

Stats NZ: More than 200k foreign visitors still in NZ

Around a quarter-of-a-million are visiting – many of them overseas-based Kiwis – as a state of emergency is declared.


Operators should check leases on rent obligations during lockdown – Colliers
26 Mar 2020   /

Operators should check leases on rent obligations during lockdown – Colliers

Tourism businesses need to check their leases for “no access” clauses due to the Covid-19 lockdown, says a commercial property specialist. 


M&C to operate at ‘almost certain’ loss, directors cut fees
26 Mar 2020   /

M&C to operate at ‘almost certain’ loss, directors cut fees

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels says it is now almost certain that its hotel operations for the first and second half of 2020 will trade at a loss.


Tax measures passed under urgency to help businesses
26 Mar 2020   /

Tax measures passed under urgency to help businesses

The Government has passed new legislation under urgency to provide tax relief to businesses and individuals.


Air NZ international capacity to fall 95% during lockdown
26 Mar 2020   /

Air NZ international capacity to fall 95% during lockdown

Air New Zealand will operate a limited international network from March 30 to May 31 to enable essential travel and to keep air freight moving to North America and Asia.


Fullers360 launches free lockdown ferry services
26 Mar 2020   /

Fullers360 launches free lockdown ferry services

Fullers has introduced an alternative timetable to support those who need essential.


Calling all entrepreneurs for tourism recovery…
26 Mar 2020  

Calling all entrepreneurs for tourism recovery…

The UN World Tourism Organization and the World Health Organization are calling on entrepreneurs to help the tourism sector recover from Covid-19.


Sealord seeking workers to fill labour shortage
26 Mar 2020   /

Sealord seeking workers to fill labour shortage

Sealord is offering seasonal work to people whose jobs have been impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak. 


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.


The business of self-isolation – operators get an unexpected bump
25 Mar 2020   /

The business of self-isolation – operators get an unexpected bump

Arrivals required to stand down are providing “a reasonable amount of business” for some companies.


Campers urged to head to holiday parks for lockdown
25 Mar 2020   /

Campers urged to head to holiday parks for lockdown

Holiday parks are the best option for campervan visitors as districts close or limit freedom camping sites.


Perspectives: Covid-19 business winners and losers
25 Mar 2020   /

Perspectives: Covid-19 business winners and losers

As we adjust to life with the new coronavirus around us, our behaviours and habits are quickly changing. What will be the impact of these changes on the organisations and industries around us?


Hotels, motels, holiday parks can stay open – with conditions
25 Mar 2020   /

Hotels, motels, holiday parks can stay open – with conditions

The deadline for domestic travel for those trying to get home has also been extended.


Robertson unveils more support for Covid-19 affected firms
25 Mar 2020   /

Robertson unveils more support for Covid-19 affected firms

Bank loans of up to $500k – 80% underwritten by the Govt – will be available for SMEs.


S&P puts NZ airports on credit watch but optimistic long term
25 Mar 2020   /

S&P puts NZ airports on credit watch but optimistic long term

Airports are on “credit watch with negative implications” by S&P Global Ratings but the ratings service remains optimistic about recovery post-Covid-19.


Police manage congestion at ferry terminals
25 Mar 2020   /

Police manage congestion at ferry terminals

Police in Picton say they are providing traffic management support at the ferry terminals in the town due to heavy congestion.


Queenstown Airport only open to confirmed travellers
25 Mar 2020   /

Queenstown Airport only open to confirmed travellers

Queenstown Airport terminal is open only to passengers with confirmed travel who are arriving to board their flight.


DOC closes huts, campsites, urges walkers to not use facilities
25 Mar 2020   /

DOC closes huts, campsites, urges walkers to not use facilities

The Department of Conservation is closing all huts and campsites.


Hunters and fishers “should stay home” – F&G
25 Mar 2020  

Hunters and fishers “should stay home” – F&G

Fish & Game New Zealand says anglers and hunters should stay home while New Zealand is at Covid19 Alert level 4.


SAR: No boating, hiking, fishing, swimming
25 Mar 2020  

SAR: No boating, hiking, fishing, swimming

“Stick to simple outdoor exercise,” is the message from the chairman of the Search and Rescue council Peter Mersi.


“It’s pretty ugly” – tourism stocks under pressure
24 Mar 2020   /

“It’s pretty ugly” – tourism stocks under pressure

There may be worse to come as investors take the hit and run to cash, says a broker.


Industry groups welcome expanded Govt support…
24 Mar 2020  

Industry groups welcome expanded Govt support…

The country’s tourism associations have welcomed the Government’s expansion of support for businesses with hopes it will mean more jobs can be saved as the industry grinds to a halt.


…but it is too late for many as 80 go through restructuring at GO Rentals
24 Mar 2020   /

…but it is too late for many as 80 go through restructuring at GO Rentals

GO Rentals has made more than half of its workers redundant as the downturn and impending lockdown brings tourism to a standstill.


Hospitality, events firms “may not survive” lockdown – industry
24 Mar 2020   /

Hospitality, events firms “may not survive” lockdown – industry

Ongoing costs during the four-week closure means some businesses will shut for good.


Govt reveals income support, finance guarantee plans being prepared
24 Mar 2020   /

Govt reveals income support, finance guarantee plans being prepared

The Government has unveiled a number initiatives to help businesses and workers get through the following month as the country goes into lockdown.


Govt lifts $150k wage subsidy cap, raises Covid-19 alert
24 Mar 2020   /

Govt lifts $150k wage subsidy cap, raises Covid-19 alert

Grant Robertson announces an expansion of the support plan after the PM declares the country is going into lockdown.