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WTTC puts ‘stake in the ground’ with new estimate of global tourism & travel emissions
1 Dec 2022   /

WTTC puts ‘stake in the ground’ with new estimate of global tourism & travel emissions

The industry group puts its “stake in the ground” on the worldwide industry’s emissions target.


Govt tightens consent process for high-emission projects
1 Dec 2022  

Govt tightens consent process for high-emission projects

“This new guidance will help central and local governments work together to put our climate plans into action as we make the transition to a low-emission, resilient future that benefits everyone,” said Minister of Climate Change James Shaw.


Queenstown Lakes aims for carbon-zero tourism industry by 2030
24 Nov 2022  

Queenstown Lakes aims for carbon-zero tourism industry by 2030

Queenstown Lakes District is aiming to make the destination’s tourism industry the first to carbon-zero by 2030 but is yet to reveal details of how it will achieve the ambitious target.


Public urged to have say on NZ’s low emissions future
17 Nov 2022   /

Public urged to have say on NZ’s low emissions future

New Zealanders are being encouraged to have their say on how the country plans its transition to a low-emissions future that is fair and inclusive for everyone.


NRDA, operators launch Mārahau Pledge with visitor fee to support environment
13 Oct 2022   /

NRDA, operators launch Mārahau Pledge with visitor fee to support environment

A new visitor fee, a commitment to zero carbon, and operator co-operation are part of an initiative to improve the coastal village of Mārahau on the edge of Abel Tasman National Park.


Sea level rise doubles in 60 years – Stats NZ
16 Sep 2022   /

Sea level rise doubles in 60 years – Stats NZ

The rate of sea level rise has rapidly increased in recent decades and will continue to do so due to the effects of climate change, according to Stats NZ.


Clean Up Week brings opportunities for events – KNZB
16 Sep 2022   /

Clean Up Week brings opportunities for events – KNZB

Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s annual Clean Up Week begins this Saturday and members of the public are encouraged to play their part in tidying up their communities.


Scenic to follow UN SDGs, commits 20% capex to energy efficiency
15 Sep 2022   /

Scenic to follow UN SDGs, commits 20% capex to energy efficiency

Scenic Hotel Group says it is taking steps to improve its business sustainability and aligning the group’s activities with six United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals as benchmarks.


Social media helps track rare whales
15 Aug 2022   /

Social media helps track rare whales

Tohorā southern right whales are taking longer to re-establish a habitat in mainland waters, scientists at the University of Auckland have found.


Operators to launch Marahau Pledge for carbon-neutral future – is this the way forward?
12 Aug 2022   /

Operators to launch Marahau Pledge for carbon-neutral future – is this the way forward?

Nine Abel Tasman tourism businesses are involved in a new regenerative tourism initiative that aims to support the village of Mārahau and the region.


Nationwide tsunami evacuation map launched
21 Jul 2022  

Nationwide tsunami evacuation map launched

A nationwide tsunami evacuation map is now available online to help improve people’s preparedness in the event of a disaster.


Auckland to invest in up to 7 electric, low-emission ferries
2 Jun 2022   /

Auckland to invest in up to 7 electric, low-emission ferries

Auckland Council will invest “hundreds of millions of dollars” into six or seven new electric and low-emissions ferries as part of climate action proposal within Annual Budget 2022/23.


Queenstown Airport to compost food waste
3 May 2022   /

Queenstown Airport to compost food waste

Food waste from staff kitchens and food and beverage outlets across the terminal will be processed in three CarbonCycle Compost Bins.


GorseBusters 2 attracts domestic, international visitors
28 Apr 2022  

GorseBusters 2 attracts domestic, international visitors

Okarito Kayaks’ Barry Hughes has declared the annual GorseBusters 2 cleanup of the Ōkārito Lagoon “possibly the busiest we’ve ever seen the remote South Westland wetland”.


Govt climate change plan: Failure of tourism to adapt will put firms at risk
27 Apr 2022   /

Govt climate change plan: Failure of tourism to adapt will put firms at risk

Tourism is one of the country’s most exposed industries.


Perspectives: How protecting biodiversity pays off for tourism
27 Apr 2022   /

Perspectives: How protecting biodiversity pays off for tourism

The key is investing in both small-scale infrastructure and conservation, write researchers.


Seven NZ cities sign up for City Nature Challenge
26 Apr 2022   /

Seven NZ cities sign up for City Nature Challenge

People in Auckland, Hamilton, Hawke’s Bay, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch, and Invercargill are invited to use the iNaturalist app to gather nature observations, find species, and engage others.


Operators help support marine mammal sighting app
22 Apr 2022   /

Operators help support marine mammal sighting app

Donor rewards include trips with South Pacific Helicopters, Whale Watch Kaikōura, as well as luxury accommodation at Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses.


NZ, Singapore deal to bolster sustainable aviation
21 Apr 2022   /

NZ, Singapore deal to bolster sustainable aviation

The aviation industry has welcomed the New Zealand and Singapore governments’ Sustainable Aviation Arrangement to create a more sustainable future for aviation.


Covid lockdowns push emissions down – report
13 Apr 2022   /

Covid lockdowns push emissions down – report

New Zealanders unable to travel throughout the country during 2020’s Covid-19 lockdowns saw a reduction in emissions, according to Greenhouse Gas Inventory report from the Ministry for the Environment.


IPCC: Moving the dial on transport to help stave off climate disaster
5 Apr 2022   /

IPCC: Moving the dial on transport to help stave off climate disaster

Reducing air travel is one of the recommendations made to tackle climate change.


Tourism needs to accelerate ‘net-zero carbon’ goal
28 Mar 2022   /

Tourism needs to accelerate ‘net-zero carbon’ goal

New Zealand tourism should introduce and accelerate its own ‘net-zero carbon’ goal to help the country get there by 2050, says a Canadian tourism expert.


Could Auckland become an indigenously inspired National Park City?
23 Mar 2022   /

Could Auckland become an indigenously inspired National Park City?

Becoming a National Park City could creating “immense” benefits to identity, regional pride, tourism and business.


GorseBusters 2 for Ōkārito Lagoon
16 Mar 2022  

GorseBusters 2 for Ōkārito Lagoon

Okarito Kayaks and locals will offer free accommodation, food, kayaking and entertainment to participants.


Eco-sanctuary secures $2m to help boost jobs, tourism
14 Mar 2022   /

Eco-sanctuary secures $2m to help boost jobs, tourism

The funding will provide an initial 14 jobs in an area hard-hit by the downturn in tourism.


Glaciers continue to melt faster due to emissions
24 Feb 2022   /

Glaciers continue to melt faster due to emissions

Glaciers are melting at a faster rate in the last 10 years, with the three worst years in the last 35 being since 2011.


Govt sets sustainable biofuels mandate for transport
16 Dec 2021   /

Govt sets sustainable biofuels mandate for transport

The government is introducing a sustainable biofuels mandate to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector.


Closed borders sees Air NZ emissions fall 58%
7 Dec 2021   /

Closed borders sees Air NZ emissions fall 58%

Closed borders was mainly responsible for a drop of 58% to 1.33 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions at Air New Zealand, according to the airline’s 2021 Sustainability Report.


Christchurch Airport plans country’s largest solar farm
2 Dec 2021   /

Christchurch Airport plans country’s largest solar farm

Christchurch Airport is committing 400 hectares of its Harewood campus to a new solar farm.


Hotel Britomart pledges trees for bookings
2 Dec 2021   /

Hotel Britomart pledges trees for bookings

The Hotel Britomart at Auckland says it will plant a native tree Bay of Islands’ The Landing for every booking it takes for its Stay Green package.


Tourism Summit: Operators urged to measure, reduce emissions
1 Dec 2021   /

Tourism Summit: Operators urged to measure, reduce emissions

A successful effort could serve as a model for other industries and help boost the image of tourism.


Wellington operators lead way with sustainability lessons for NZ
12 Nov 2021  

Wellington operators lead way with sustainability lessons for NZ

A select group of Wellington operators have graduated from a three-month pilot designed to help meet their sustainability aspirations.


RealNZ launches voluntourism expedition
11 Nov 2021   /

RealNZ launches voluntourism expedition

RealNZ is seeking 24 people for a Fiordland cruise that will also see them get involved in the area’s history and conservation.


Queenstown Airport takes sustainability step with Toitū
11 Nov 2021   /

Queenstown Airport takes sustainability step with Toitū

Queenstown Airport has achieved Toitū Carbonreduce certification.


What is tourism doing at COP26?
4 Nov 2021   /

What is tourism doing at COP26?

A declaration to tackle climate action will be signed by global tourism stakeholders in Glasgow as part of COP26.


Southern RTOs back move to measure operator emissions
20 Oct 2021   /

Southern RTOs back move to measure operator emissions

Destination Queenstown, Lake Wānaka Tourism, and Queenstown Lakes District Council are jointly funding an initiative that enables local businesses and schools to calculate their greenhouse gas emissions and take action to reduce them.


Earnslaw keen to steam towards clean, green future
19 Oct 2021   /

Earnslaw keen to steam towards clean, green future

Smoky emissions from Queenstown’s Lady of the Lake could be consigned to history.


Decarbonising aviation, biofuels, maritime plan – govt seeks emissions feedback
13 Oct 2021  

Decarbonising aviation, biofuels, maritime plan – govt seeks emissions feedback

And it says it will help set up an industry-led group to advise on cutting aviation emissions.


Air NZ switches out single-use in eco-serviceware trial
24 Sep 2021   /

Air NZ switches out single-use in eco-serviceware trial

Air New Zealand is testing new eco-serviceware for its international inflight food offerings.


Tourism New Zealand, CIAL, KiwiRail look to greener future
21 Sep 2021   /

Tourism New Zealand, CIAL, KiwiRail look to greener future

A trio of tourism organisations have taken steps to tackle their greenhouse gas emissions and boost their green credentials.


Air NZ, Airbus to explore use of hydrogen-powered aircraft
16 Sep 2021   /

Air NZ, Airbus to explore use of hydrogen-powered aircraft

The airline says the agreement is “a step towards understanding how hydrogen-powered aircraft could become a reality in NZ”.


Fishing lodge wins world first carbon positive award
13 Aug 2021   /

Fishing lodge wins world first carbon positive award

Owen River Lodge near Nelson has been certified carbon positive and says it is the first fishing lodge in the world to receive the certification.


Climate change is a problem – what should tourism do?
11 Aug 2021   /

Climate change is a problem – what should tourism do?

There is agreement within government and industry that climate change is tourism’s most significant environmental challenge, but the way forward remains unclear.


Dunedin launches carbon initiative for operators
11 Aug 2021   /

Dunedin launches carbon initiative for operators

Dunedin Enterprise has launched a carbon measurement incentive scheme for tourism businesses to encourage uptake of sustainable tourism practices and achieve net carbon zero by 2030 in the city.


IPCC: Climate change impacts ‘far reaching’ for tourism
10 Aug 2021   /

IPCC: Climate change impacts ‘far reaching’ for tourism

Increasing global temperatures will impact sun and snow destinations as well as environmental assets critical for tourism.


Transport key focus in final climate change report
10 Jun 2021   /

Transport key focus in final climate change report

An innovative role for Māori tourism is floated to help the country transition to net zero emissions by 2050.


Fewer kauri dieback track closure offences
4 Jun 2021  

Fewer kauri dieback track closure offences

Declines in non-compliance with rāhui highest in Waitākere Ranges.


Air Tahiti Nui begins carbon offsetting scheme
3 Jun 2021  

Air Tahiti Nui begins carbon offsetting scheme

Air Tahiti Nui customers will be able to start offsetting emissions on their flights from today, as a tie-up with New Zealand carbon offsetting provider CarbonClick begins.


Forget Covid, glacier melt could soon hit NZ tourism
29 Apr 2021  

Forget Covid, glacier melt could soon hit NZ tourism

A new study shows NZ’s glaciers are melting faster than expected.


Webjet launches carbon offsetting for Kiwi customers
27 Apr 2021  

Webjet launches carbon offsetting for Kiwi customers

Travellers can choose to contribute to range of environmental projects when booking.