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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.


Environment report into tourism delayed in wake of Whakaari / White Island
11 Dec 2019   /

Environment report into tourism delayed in wake of Whakaari / White Island

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton will delay the release of the report into tourism in the wake of the events at Whakaari/White Island.


Perspectives: Tourism must decouple growth from emissions
9 Dec 2019   /

Perspectives: Tourism must decouple growth from emissions

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CLIA supports cruise emission reductions in NZ
6 Dec 2019   /

CLIA supports cruise emission reductions in NZ

Cruise Lines International Association Australasia is welcoming the government’s decision to adopt the International Maritime Organization MARPOL Annex VI emissions requirements.


UNWTO: Tourism carbon emissions to jump 25% by 2030
5 Dec 2019   /

UNWTO: Tourism carbon emissions to jump 25% by 2030

The tourism industry has been urged to take independent action to reduce global emissions after a new landmark report forecasts the sector’s transport-related carbon emissions will rise 25% between 2016 and 2030.


Cruise ships, ferries to reduce emissions
5 Dec 2019   /

Cruise ships, ferries to reduce emissions

The Government will sign up to new rules with stricter pollution standards for ships.


Stewart Island to receive $3.16m from PGF for wind turbines
25 Nov 2019   /

Stewart Island to receive $3.16m from PGF for wind turbines

Stewart Island/Rakiura has been granted $3.16 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to help build two wind turbines.


Sustainable NZ’s Tava: We must restore NZ’s “clean, green image”
19 Nov 2019   /

Sustainable NZ’s Tava: We must restore NZ’s “clean, green image”

The leader of NZ’s newest political party outlines its views on NZ’s tourism industry.


Health warning lifted at Lake Tekapo
18 Nov 2019  

Health warning lifted at Lake Tekapo

The health warning at Lake Tekapo camping ground has been lifted by the South Canterbury District Health Board.


Transformed Southland river wins top award
11 Nov 2019   /

Transformed Southland river wins top award

The Waihopai River near Invercargill took out the Supreme Award for Most Improved River at the New Zealand River Awards 2019 in Wellington.


Consultation opens on businesses reporting climate-related risks
1 Nov 2019   /

Consultation opens on businesses reporting climate-related risks

Public consultation on Kiwi businesses assessing and reporting their climate-related financial risks has opened.


CINZ 2019: Flight shame is real, so what can NZ do about it?
1 Nov 2019   /

CINZ 2019: Flight shame is real, so what can NZ do about it?

The phenomenon of ‘flight shaming’ is already having an impact on the New Zealand business events market, making it harder to attract both international delegates and speakers, according to a leading professional conference organiser.


Cruise sector to step up over Akaroa environment concerns
14 Oct 2019   /

Cruise sector to step up over Akaroa environment concerns

The cruise industry must provide new research to determine any environmental impact caused by cruise ships operating in Akaroa Harbour.


Waitomo’s Glowing Adventures embraces carbon offsetting
19 Sep 2019  

Waitomo’s Glowing Adventures embraces carbon offsetting

Cave tour operator has been certified as a ‘Climate Positive Business Operation’ by offsetting more carbon that it generated in 2018.


Govt releases first voluntary emissions offsetting guide
19 Sep 2019  

Govt releases first voluntary emissions offsetting guide

New Zealand’s first national guidance for local businesses wishing to voluntarily offset their emissions has been released by the government.


Skyline Queenstown cuts single-use cups
12 Sep 2019  

Skyline Queenstown cuts single-use cups

Skyline Queenstown has ditched single-use cups to help reduce its environmental footprint.


“Existential threat”, “red flag” – industry leaders on the fight against emissions
10 Sep 2019  

“Existential threat”, “red flag” – industry leaders on the fight against emissions

Carbon emissions and the related issue of ‘flight shame’ have been highlighted as looming threats to New Zealand’s tourism sector by industry leaders.


TIA and Enviro-Mark Solutions partner to drive sustainability
13 Aug 2019  

TIA and Enviro-Mark Solutions partner to drive sustainability

Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Enviro-Mark Solutions have partnered to help tourism operators measure, manage and reduce their climate and environmental impacts.


Camp Glenorchy: “Honoured” to receive sustainability award
7 Aug 2019   /

Camp Glenorchy: “Honoured” to receive sustainability award

Winning the Tourism Industry Aotearoa Sustainability Innovation Award at the 2019 Holiday Parks Association of NZ Conference was an honour for the team, says Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat.


Apex takes action on tourism’s “plastic bottle epidemic”
2 Aug 2019   /

Apex takes action on tourism’s “plastic bottle epidemic”

New Zealand car rental company Apex has formed a new partnership to tackle what they called a “plastic bottle epidemic in the tourism industry” by offering plant-based compostable water bottles.


Air NZ “unlikely” to significantly reduce carbon emissions
30 Jul 2019   /

Air NZ “unlikely” to significantly reduce carbon emissions

The airline says until biofuels and electric aircraft are available it will be difficult to cut emissions.


Sky Tower to go green for climate change
23 Jul 2019  

Sky Tower to go green for climate change

SkyCity’s Sky Tower is to be lit green on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Climate Leader’s Coalition and the announcement of their second pledge to combat climate change.