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What operators need to know about traffic light system
26 Nov 2021   /

What operators need to know about traffic light system

How tourism businesses operate under the traffic light settings in the Covid-19 Protection Framework depends on the specific industry.


Little sense in self-iso requirement for foreign visitors – industry
25 Nov 2021   /

Little sense in self-iso requirement for foreign visitors – industry

The seven-day self-isolation requirement for visitors is “hugely disappointing” for tourism.


Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa mandates customer vaccination
25 Nov 2021   /

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa mandates customer vaccination

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa will require all customers to be vaccinated from 3 December, when the government’s traffic light Covid-19 Protection Framework starts.


International visitors allowed from midnight 30 April 2022
24 Nov 2021   /

International visitors allowed from midnight 30 April 2022

But the fully vaccinated visitors will still need to self-isolate for seven days.


Govt’s NZ Pass Verifier app live
24 Nov 2021   /

Govt’s NZ Pass Verifier app live

The free NZ Pass Verifier app to scan and verify My Vaccine Passes is now available for businesses and events to download.


Govt vaccination assessment tool for employers ready mid-December
23 Nov 2021   /

Govt vaccination assessment tool for employers ready mid-December

Employers will soon be able to use a tool from the government the assess whether they need to have their staff vaccinated.


PM: NZ moves to traffic light system midnight 2 Dec
22 Nov 2021   /

PM: NZ moves to traffic light system midnight 2 Dec

Businesses will open under the new Covid-19 Protection Framework on Friday 3 December but no region will start in green.


Museum to shut Saturday due to protest
19 Nov 2021   /

Museum to shut Saturday due to protest

Auckland War Memorial Museum will close on Saturday 20 November due to a planned protest at Auckland Domain.


“It’s been a long time since we had a rush of reservations”
18 Nov 2021   /

“It’s been a long time since we had a rush of reservations”

Bookings jump for operators like The Rees while others breathe a sigh of relief but all seek more details to help plan for Auckland’s return.


Auckland operators see light at end of Delta tunnel
18 Nov 2021  

Auckland operators see light at end of Delta tunnel

But tourism businesses across the region may take months to return to pre-Delta levels.


Opposition piles into govt’s tourism transformation plan
18 Nov 2021   /

Opposition piles into govt’s tourism transformation plan

The government’s tourism Industry Transformation Plan shows it is unaware of the harm being done to the sector, says Todd McClay.


Auckland border to open 15 December
17 Nov 2021  

Auckland border to open 15 December

However, people will need to be fully vaccinated or show a negative Covid test before leaving the region.


Food fair cancels due to Covid
17 Nov 2021   /

Food fair cancels due to Covid

The Kāpiti Food Fair has been cancelled due to Covid uncertainty.


Waikato operators “thrilled” to re-open at level 2
16 Nov 2021  

Waikato operators “thrilled” to re-open at level 2

People will be able to visit attractions like Waitomo Glowworm Caves, attend events, and patronize hospitality.


Air NZ vaccination measure reassures resort – Boult
10 Nov 2021   /

Air NZ vaccination measure reassures resort – Boult

Queenstown Lakes mayor Jim Boult is welcoming compulsory vaccinations for Air New Zealand passengers from 14 December.


Business groups, hospo “see red” in inconsistent lockdown easing
9 Nov 2021   /

Business groups, hospo “see red” in inconsistent lockdown easing

The easing of Auckland’s lockdown restrictions is inconsistent, say business groups.


Auckland to move to level 3.2, Far North to level 2
8 Nov 2021  

Auckland to move to level 3.2, Far North to level 2

Restrictions will ease for Auckland from midnight Tuesday allowing some attractions and retail to open.


Auckland attractions ready to open at alert level 3.2
8 Nov 2021   / /

Auckland attractions ready to open at alert level 3.2

Auckland Museum will join other attractions and open if the city moves to Covid-19 alert level 3 step 2.


We want Aucklanders to be able to travel at Christmas – Robertson
5 Nov 2021  

We want Aucklanders to be able to travel at Christmas – Robertson

Contingency plans are being drawn up in case vaccination rates do not reach 90% in parts of the country.


Far North braces for tougher tourist drought, hopes for Auckland movement
3 Nov 2021   /

Far North braces for tougher tourist drought, hopes for Auckland movement

Operators now at level 3 say they have seen little business since Delta lockdowns started.


Snap lockdown for upper Far North
3 Nov 2021  

Snap lockdown for upper Far North

The top half of the Far North has gone into Covid-19 alert level 3 after two unlinked community cases were detected.


TECNZ: We need a border date now or risk losing 2022-23 season
2 Nov 2021   /

TECNZ: We need a border date now or risk losing 2022-23 season

Time is running out for overseas travel retailers and wholesalers to book New Zealand for the 2022-23 season, says Tourism Export Council of New Zealand.


Hospo suffers in “disappointing” alert level decision
2 Nov 2021   /

Hospo suffers in “disappointing” alert level decision

The inability of restaurants to open before step 3 of Covid-19 alert level 3 is disappointing for the industry, says the Restaurant Association.


Waikato restrictions ease midnight Tuesday, Auckland next week
1 Nov 2021  

Waikato restrictions ease midnight Tuesday, Auckland next week

Retailers, museums, and zoos will be able to open their doors as Covid restrictions loosen.


Rapid antigen testing trial gets underway
1 Nov 2021  

Rapid antigen testing trial gets underway

The trial of rapid antigen testing has started at 29 businesses including Air New Zealand and Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Auckland airports.


Christchurch avoids lockdown for now despite Covid community cases
28 Oct 2021  

Christchurch avoids lockdown for now despite Covid community cases

Christchurch has escaped a lockdown for now after two community cases of Covid-19 were discovered there last night.


Golfing, hunting, scuba diving return for Waikato level 3 areas
27 Oct 2021  

Golfing, hunting, scuba diving return for Waikato level 3 areas

Golfing, hunting, boating, fishing and scuba diving will be allowed from midnight in parts of the Waikato currently at Covid-19 elert level 3.


Govt plan “confusing, underwhelming, disappointing”
26 Oct 2021  

Govt plan “confusing, underwhelming, disappointing”

The govt’s new traffic light system is inadequate for tourism and provides no path to opening borders, say industry stakeholders.


Govt doubles resurgence payments, provides $60m for Auckland
22 Oct 2021  

Govt doubles resurgence payments, provides $60m for Auckland

Resurgence payments are being increased as the country transitions to a new Covid plan.


PM unveils protection plan for living with Covid
22 Oct 2021  

PM unveils protection plan for living with Covid

New Zealand will move to a new “traffic light” system to replace the Alert Level system as full vaccination rates top the 90% mark, says prime minister Jacinda Ardern.


Waitomo stays shut as Waikato level 3 extended
22 Oct 2021  

Waitomo stays shut as Waikato level 3 extended

Attractions at the popular tourist destination remain closed for at least another six days.


NZ’s forgotten industry – campervan firm pleads for govt support
20 Oct 2021   /

NZ’s forgotten industry – campervan firm pleads for govt support

Wendekreisen Campervan & Motorhome Rental wants the government to provide targeted assistance to the rental vehicle sector.


Northland gets level 2, Auckland two more weeks of level 3
18 Oct 2021  

Northland gets level 2, Auckland two more weeks of level 3

Auckland and parts of the Waikato currently in Covid-19 alert level 3 will remain there, but Northland will revert to level 2 from 11.59pm on Tuesday.


MOH on target for vaccine certificates by late November
15 Oct 2021  

MOH on target for vaccine certificates by late November

The My Covid Record website is now live with vaccination certificates required for large summer events expected in late November.


Air NZ, major airports to roll out rapid Covid tests for staff
14 Oct 2021  

Air NZ, major airports to roll out rapid Covid tests for staff

The government has granted permission for the $3m-plus import of 300,000 Abbott PanBio Covid-19 Ag Rapid tests.


Boult: Whangārei breach “wake-up call” for Queenstown Lakes
13 Oct 2021  

Boult: Whangārei breach “wake-up call” for Queenstown Lakes

The tourism-reliant district needs to be ready – and highly vaccinated – for the return of visitors, says the mayor.


Northland, Waikato stay at level 3 for five days
13 Oct 2021  

Northland, Waikato stay at level 3 for five days

Northland and the regions of Waikato at level 3 will remain there until at least 11:59pm on Monday 18 October.


Auckland to stay at level 3 settings for another week
11 Oct 2021  

Auckland to stay at level 3 settings for another week

Northland and Waikato might be able move to level 2 this Thursday midnight.


Third round of Covid resurgence support open
11 Oct 2021   /

Third round of Covid resurgence support open

“It provides cashflow to businesses and supports them to pay their bills while the country is at Alert Level 2 or above,” finance minister Grant Robertson says.


Northland moves to alert level 3
8 Oct 2021  

Northland moves to alert level 3

All of the top third of the North Island is at Covid-19 alert level 3.


Tourism operators secure tens of millions from wage subsidy
8 Oct 2021  

Tourism operators secure tens of millions from wage subsidy

From airlines to ski fields, tourism businesses are among the biggest applicants for support.


Govt meets Littlewood, Fyfe on rapid antigen testing
8 Oct 2021  

Govt meets Littlewood, Fyfe on rapid antigen testing

The government met business leaders today to discuss a rollout of the tests at workplaces.


16 Oct to be national day of vaccination – govt
7 Oct 2021  

16 Oct to be national day of vaccination – govt

The government has tagged 16 October as ‘vaccination day’ in bid to get the remainder of people in New Zealand inoculated against Covid-19.


Air NZ, major airports urge approval of rapid antigen testing
6 Oct 2021  

Air NZ, major airports urge approval of rapid antigen testing

The country’s largest airports are part of a group of companies asking for Covid-19 rapid antigen tests to be used at their worksites.


Operators look past lockdown to Covid-endemic era
5 Oct 2021  

Operators look past lockdown to Covid-endemic era

Tourism operators are starting to plan for an environment where Covid is always present.


PM: Mandatory vaccination coming for large summer events
5 Oct 2021  

PM: Mandatory vaccination coming for large summer events

People will need to be vaccinated to go to large summer events such as festivals and concerts.


Auckland to stay at level 3, NZ transitions from elimination
4 Oct 2021  

Auckland to stay at level 3, NZ transitions from elimination

PM Jacinda Ardern outlines the government’s new three-step plan to ease restrictions.


Regional operators fear further hit with Waikato lockdown
4 Oct 2021  

Regional operators fear further hit with Waikato lockdown

The loss of the Waikato market will whittle down already slim pickings for operators in neighbouring regions, already bracing for an absent Auckland market.


Auckland’s alert level status decision at 4pm
4 Oct 2021  

Auckland’s alert level status decision at 4pm

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is scheduled to announce the government’s decision on Auckland’s Covid-19 alert level 3 status about 4pm.


Operators brace for holidays without Auckland, hope for early easing
1 Oct 2021  

Operators brace for holidays without Auckland, hope for early easing

Attractions are resetting their school holiday expectations with Aucklanders absent.