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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.


Disconnect between green values and practices threatens tourism
9 Jul 2019   /

Disconnect between green values and practices threatens tourism

A new study into Canterbury’s international visitor market has highlighted the implications of ignoring tourist perceptions of sustainability for New Zealand’s $39bn tourism industry.


NZICC strives for carbon neutral operations
17 May 2019   /

NZICC strives for carbon neutral operations

New Zealand’s new $703m international convention centre plans to operate as a carbon neutral venue – the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific – following completion of construction in 2020.


Breadcrumbs creates path for visitors with new tree pledge
9 May 2019   /

Breadcrumbs creates path for visitors with new tree pledge

Tourism Sustainability Commitment signatory, Breadcrumbs, has launched a new initiative aimed at helping grassroots tree planting efforts as well as giving visitors a chance to give back.


Carbon offsetting programme lands in NZ
3 May 2019   /

Carbon offsetting programme lands in NZ

A new partnership between Australian carbon offset specialist, TEM, and tourism consultancy Tomahawk opens the door for New Zealand tourism operators “to tackle climate change with every booking”, according to the duo.


Report: Glacier attractions at risk from climate change
23 Apr 2019   /

Report: Glacier attractions at risk from climate change

NZ’s reliance on tourism and agriculture makes it vulnerable to global warming, says the govt’s latest environment report.


Sherwood makes Expedia’s top 10 eco-friendly hotels
16 Apr 2019   /

Sherwood makes Expedia’s top 10 eco-friendly hotels

A relative newcomer to New Zealand’s accommodation scene has made travel giant Expedia’s list of top 10 eco-friendly hotels.


Eco-tourism boost in $2.2m tree planting plan
5 Nov 2018   /

Eco-tourism boost in $2.2m tree planting plan

Ecological tourism opportunities will be enhanced in the planting of 247,000 trees, says Shane Jones.


Real Journeys powers up low-emission tourism exploration
3 Oct 2018   /

Real Journeys powers up low-emission tourism exploration

Real Journeys chief executive, Richard Lauder, is looking to position the privately-owned tourism company at the forefront of low-emission tourism as a founding member of the New Zealand Hydrogen Association.


Innovative Hanmer energy project generates national awards recognition
2 Oct 2018   /

Innovative Hanmer energy project generates national awards recognition

An innovative energy project has seen Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa scoop a national award from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.


F&B closes reserves, urges closure of all kauri forests
3 Aug 2018   /

F&B closes reserves, urges closure of all kauri forests

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Perspectives: NTT’s Quinton Hall on tackling climate change
23 Jul 2018   /

Perspectives: NTT’s Quinton Hall on tackling climate change

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s CEO, Quinton Hall, on tackling climate change through the Climate Leaders Coalition and why he wants NTT to be at the forefront of the industry in terms of sustainability. 


Watch: Scenic Hotel Group joins Soap Aid
18 Jul 2018   /

Watch: Scenic Hotel Group joins Soap Aid

Scenic Hotel Group has joined with not-for-profit organisation Soap Aid to repurpose waste guest soap for use by communities in need.


Operators join big business pledge on climate change
12 Jul 2018  

Operators join big business pledge on climate change

A host of major tourism industry players are among the giants of NZ business that have pledged bold action on climate change.


Watch: Industry rallies to protect island sanctuary
5 Jul 2018  

Watch: Industry rallies to protect island sanctuary

Coromandel’s tourism industry is helping to rally support for the protection of an island wildlife sanctuary.


Global tourism’s carbon footprint 3x larger than thought
8 May 2018  

Global tourism’s carbon footprint 3x larger than thought

Global tourism’s carbon footprint is three times larger than previously thought, contributing around 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.