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Tourism researchers give qualified support for PCE report
22 Feb 2021   /

Tourism researchers give qualified support for PCE report

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report has sparked volumes of commentary from the country’s academic sector.


PCE report sets new direction for NZ tourism
18 Feb 2021   /

PCE report sets new direction for NZ tourism

The long-awaited report recommends a departure tax, stricter controls on commercial operations, and questions the public investment in the sector.


PCE report “deserves to be debated” – TIA
18 Feb 2021   /

PCE report “deserves to be debated” – TIA

Tourism Industry Aotearoa says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s latest report will not please everyone but deserves a hearing.


PCE report embargoed until 2pm Thursday
17 Feb 2021   /

PCE report embargoed until 2pm Thursday

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is embargoed until 2pm Thursday, not 2pm Wednesday. We regret the error.


TRC Tourism goes zero carbon
2 Feb 2021  

TRC Tourism goes zero carbon

Australasian tourism consultancy TRC Tourism is officially a zero carbon company.


Climate Commission report: What is in store for tourism?
1 Feb 2021   /

Climate Commission report: What is in store for tourism?

The Climate Change Commission’s landmark report on decarbonising the economy has signalled a stronger focus on emissions from the tourism sector is in the pipeline.


Air NZ backs new biofuels mandate for transport
28 Jan 2021   /

Air NZ backs new biofuels mandate for transport

Air New Zealand backs the new standards saying biofuels are “a necessary step” in reaching NZ’s net zero emissions by 2050 goal.


“Slow” tourism encouraged for Auckland islands
1 Dec 2020  

“Slow” tourism encouraged for Auckland islands

The Environmental Defence Society is calling for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better protect the landscapes of the Hauraki Gulf Islands.


Rewilding Kawatiri/Buller River would create visitor experience
18 Nov 2020   /

Rewilding Kawatiri/Buller River would create visitor experience

Rewilding the forests lining the Kawatiri/Buller River could provide a unique river landscape visitor experience.


EcoZip secures ‘climate positive’ certification
9 Nov 2020   /

EcoZip secures ‘climate positive’ certification

Waiheke-based operator EcoZip Adventures has secured climate positive certification for the second consecutive year from not-for-profit Ekos.


Bingo Bonanza to offset carbon emissions
5 Oct 2020  

Bingo Bonanza to offset carbon emissions

Bingo Bonanza will be offsetting carbon emissions created by Kiwis when they are exploring New Zealand.


Ziptrek Ecotours again achieves zero carbon zipping
1 Oct 2020  

Ziptrek Ecotours again achieves zero carbon zipping

An independent assessment by Ekos showed Ziptrek’s total carbon calculation for its financial year was 17.48tCO2.


Tourism consumption-based emissions measured
31 Aug 2020   /

Tourism consumption-based emissions measured

Domestic tourists accounted for 59%, or 7063 kilotonnes, of tourism consumption-based emissions in 2017, according to new data from Stats NZ.


Hāpuku find new home at National Aquarium
26 Aug 2020   /

Hāpuku find new home at National Aquarium

Four hāpuku have been transferred from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research’s Northland Marine Research Centre to the main Oceanarium exhibit at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.


NZ tourism needs “re-feel” as much as re-think – academic
24 Aug 2020   /

NZ tourism needs “re-feel” as much as re-think – academic

New Zealand’s tourism rethink needs to forget old economic systems and focus on human values if the sector has any hope of reviving.


Govt to invest $34m to restore East Coast forest
12 Aug 2020   /

Govt to invest $34m to restore East Coast forest

The funding, over four years, was part of the Government’s $1.3bn Jobs for Nature programme.


Climate change to become a “key consideration” in DOC concessions
7 Aug 2020   /

Climate change to become a “key consideration” in DOC concessions

Conservation estate attractions could suffer more damage, become inaccessible or disappear, says a new report.


Human greenhouse emissions melting NZ glaciers – study
5 Aug 2020   /

Human greenhouse emissions melting NZ glaciers – study

Researchers from Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre say there is a strong link between human greenhouse gas emissions and increased melting of glaciers.


Solar-powered bins to encourage sustainable tourism
24 Jul 2020  

Solar-powered bins to encourage sustainable tourism

Ruapehu District Council has installed solar-powered ‘Big Belly’ compacting rubbish bins at 11 high traffic sites around Ruapehu.


ComCom releases environmental claims guidelines
9 Jul 2020   /

ComCom releases environmental claims guidelines

The Commerce Commission has released guidelines to help traders understand their obligations when making environmental claims.


First TOP 10 achieves Carbon Zero Certification
9 Jul 2020   /

First TOP 10 achieves Carbon Zero Certification

Owner Uwe Kroll said it was a first for a TOP 10 holiday park.


Rare bat identified at Pūkaha Wildlife Centre
1 Jul 2020   /

Rare bat identified at Pūkaha Wildlife Centre

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has confirmed the existence of New Zealand’s long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) in its forest reserve.


Tourism emissions take off as GDP, employment contributions stagnate
12 Jun 2020   /

Tourism emissions take off as GDP, employment contributions stagnate

New Zealand’s tourism-related greenhouse gas emissions jumped 16.3% in a decade.


Future of tourism should be ‘green and local’ – NZIER
10 Jun 2020   /

Future of tourism should be ‘green and local’ – NZIER

Senior NZIER economist Peter Clough said the future of tourism should be “green and local”.


Tourism emissions to be measured in new Govt report
3 Jun 2020   /

Tourism emissions to be measured in new Govt report

Stats NZ is preparing to launch the regular research series into the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.


Becken: 20th Century tourism low value, we need it to be climate safe
26 May 2020  

Becken: 20th Century tourism low value, we need it to be climate safe

Decarbonising tourism will include less reliance on long haul airline travel and more on rapid land transport, according to Dr Susanne Becken.


Visitor improvements begin at West Coast attraction
15 May 2020   /

Visitor improvements begin at West Coast attraction

Work to improve safety and provide for the protection of the sensitive environment of the West Coast’s Ōpārara Basin is set to begin at alert level 2, says the Department of Conservation.


EDS: Tourism reset must consider environment
30 Apr 2020   /

EDS: Tourism reset must consider environment

The Environmental Defence Society is supporting calls for a reset of the tourism industry to better protect the environment.


$1bn investment could help unemployed tourism workers – Sage
28 Apr 2020   /

$1bn investment could help unemployed tourism workers – Sage

The Green Party is calling for $1bn to be invested in nature-based jobs over the next three years.


Air NZ, DOC provide ‘essential travel’ for tūturuatu/shore plovers
15 Apr 2020   /

Air NZ, DOC provide ‘essential travel’ for tūturuatu/shore plovers

Five rare tūturuatu/shore plovers were relocated from their Christchurch captive breeding facility to pest-free Mana Island off the Wellington coast.


Consultation on South Island marine protection postponed
14 Apr 2020   /

Consultation on South Island marine protection postponed

The Department of Conservation and Fisheries New Zealand will postpone public consultation on the proposed network of marine protection for the southeast South Island due to Covid-19 restrictions.


QLDC aims for NZ’s “most sustainable tourism system” in new climate plan
12 Mar 2020   /

QLDC aims for NZ’s “most sustainable tourism system” in new climate plan

Queenstown Lakes District aims to become the country’s most sustainable tourism system in a new climate action plan being considered by council today.


Submissions open on shipping pollution protocols
9 Mar 2020   /

Submissions open on shipping pollution protocols

Public submissions are now being called on regulations for the prevention of air pollution from ships contained in a 1997 protocol.


LGNZ claims climate change “central strategy void”
28 Feb 2020  

LGNZ claims climate change “central strategy void”

LGNZ has welcomed a new report that calls for central government policy makers to step up the pace on progressing a national strategy on climate change adaption having highlighting the threat to the tourism industry.


Climate change “potentially devastating” for NZ tourism – report
27 Feb 2020   /

Climate change “potentially devastating” for NZ tourism – report

The industry is failing to adapt to the consequences, says the new research.


ATEED launches first circular economy forums
26 Feb 2020  

ATEED launches first circular economy forums

New Zealand’s first circular economy lab launches on Thursday, at GridAKL in the Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.


Tourism NZ in trees-for-guests initiative at AIME
21 Feb 2020   /

Tourism NZ in trees-for-guests initiative at AIME

Tourism New Zealand planted a native tree for every guest hosted at a sustainability-focused breakfast at this week’s Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event in Melbourne.


Air NZ diverts five planes’ worth of in-flight waste
18 Feb 2020  

Air NZ diverts five planes’ worth of in-flight waste

Air New Zealand has diverted more than 890 tonnes of in-flight waste – five planes’ worth – from landfill two years on from the launch of Project Green.


CAUTHE 2020: Act now to save the environment – Barrett
13 Feb 2020   /

CAUTHE 2020: Act now to save the environment – Barrett

Kāpiti Island Nature Tours founder John Barrett has called on the tourism industry to take immediate action to correct the current “gross mistreatment and abuse” of the environment.


New Tasman ecosanctuary opens
20 Jan 2020  

New Tasman ecosanctuary opens

A new ecosanctuary with a predator-proof fence on Golden Bay’s Cape Farewell has been opened.


Rees Hotel joins predator-free initiative
13 Jan 2020   /

Rees Hotel joins predator-free initiative

The Rees Hotel is now a funder of the Frankton Traps group – an extension of a Queenstown predator-free project run by the Wakatipu Wildlife Trust.


PCE Report: The experts weigh in
19 Dec 2019   /

PCE Report: The experts weigh in

The environment commissioner is right to be concerned over the impact of tourism on the environment, experts say.


Ziptrek Ecotours goes carbon free, Future-Fit
19 Dec 2019   /

Ziptrek Ecotours goes carbon free, Future-Fit

Ziptrek Ecotours is the first Queenstown company to achieve Zero Carbon Business for 2019. 


Study to look into health risk of swimming in NZ rivers
19 Dec 2019   /

Study to look into health risk of swimming in NZ rivers

A new study has been launched in a bid to improve understanding of the health risk of swimming in rivers.


PCE report to become ‘key part’ of Govt’s tourism work – MBIE
18 Dec 2019   /

PCE report to become ‘key part’ of Govt’s tourism work – MBIE

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report into the environmental impacts of tourism will be a key part of the government’s work into the tourism sector.


PCE Report: Inexorable growth puts environment, tourism at risk
18 Dec 2019   /

PCE Report: Inexorable growth puts environment, tourism at risk

Simon Upton says unrestrained growth risks harming the environment and the industry.


PCE Report: Industry gives cautious welcome to findings
18 Dec 2019   /

PCE Report: Industry gives cautious welcome to findings

New Zealand’s tourism industry has laid out a cautious welcome to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s new report on the impact of tourism growth.


PCE Report: Tourism recommendations to follow in second study
18 Dec 2019   /

PCE Report: Tourism recommendations to follow in second study

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has signalled there will be a second investigation into the environmental consequences of projected tourism growth, having released his first report today.


Future of Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē/Ninety Mile Beach under review
17 Dec 2019  

Future of Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē/Ninety Mile Beach under review

A formal management plan for Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē/Ninety Mile Beach is underway, driven by an eight-member Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē Board made up of iwi and local government. 


Drone film to look at human impact on environment
13 Dec 2019   /

Drone film to look at human impact on environment

Students and staff from Massey University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will undertake a drone project to gather footage for a film revealing land use, environmental issues and human-environment relationships in Aotearoa New Zealand.