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ChristchurchNZ pledges $200k business support
9 Apr 2020   /

ChristchurchNZ pledges $200k business support

Christchurch businesses impacted by Covid-19 have just been given a $200,000 leg-up by Christchurch NZ via a new business support subsidy.


Govt to consider targets for PGF investment
9 Apr 2020   /

Govt to consider targets for PGF investment

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones is looking at how the Provincial Growth Fund can be repurposed for initiatives deemed more critical to fighting the economic impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak.


Banks resistant to lend to tourism – TIA
2 Apr 2020   /

Banks resistant to lend to tourism – TIA

Some lenders are still reluctant to support operators despite the 80% Govt guarantee scheme, says the association.


Industry welcomes $12bn package but concerns remain
18 Mar 2020   /

Industry welcomes $12bn package but concerns remain

Leading tourism industry stakeholders have broadly welcomed the Government’s $12.1bn economic package, although voiced concern that crucial parts of the sector are still “hanging on by a thread”.


Prison gets $100k funding boost for restoration
4 Mar 2020  

Prison gets $100k funding boost for restoration

Otago’s Dunedin Prison will commence further restoration work in the coming months following a $100,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust.


Hamilton’s $360k major events sponsorship fund set to open
28 Feb 2020   /

Hamilton’s $360k major events sponsorship fund set to open

Hamilton City Council’s $360,000 Major Events Sponsorship Fund is opening for applications on Monday 2 March.


Rental operators, accom outlets winners in $1m EV funding
20 Feb 2020   /

Rental operators, accom outlets winners in $1m EV funding

GO Rentals, Mahu City Express, and the Twin Coast Discovery tourist route will benefit.


Whangarei launches new events fund to help boost off-peak visitation
19 Feb 2020   /

Whangarei launches new events fund to help boost off-peak visitation

Whangarei District Council has launched a fund to foster and celebrate new events.


Govt Budget 2020, including Tourism NZ funding, date set
14 Feb 2020   /

Govt Budget 2020, including Tourism NZ funding, date set

The level of funding for Tourism New Zealand and the Government’s other tourism work will be announced on Thursday 14 May.


$7m in culture, heritage funds available
13 Feb 2020   /

$7m in culture, heritage funds available

Applications have opened for the $7m Regional Culture and Heritage Fund available to performing arts venues, galleries, museums and whare taonga.


More money for heritage buildings
10 Feb 2020   /

More money for heritage buildings

Heritage buildings throughout New Zealand will benefit from $1.1m in Heritage EQUIP funding grants.


Productivity Commission: Bin bed tax, use existing tools
13 Dec 2019   /

Productivity Commission: Bin bed tax, use existing tools

The Productivity Commission has stepped back from its support of local bed taxes to help pay for infrastructure in tourism hotspots – a recommendation included in its draft report in July.


TIA welcomes bed tax ‘win’, LGNZ laments ‘lack of courage’
13 Dec 2019   /

TIA welcomes bed tax ‘win’, LGNZ laments ‘lack of courage’

The tourism industry is claiming a win following the release of the Productivity Commission report into Local Government Funding and Financing, which sees it drop its support for local bed taxes.


Rail, roads to benefit from $12bn of new investment
12 Dec 2019   /

Rail, roads to benefit from $12bn of new investment

The government has announced $12bn of new investment, $8bn for specific capital projects.


TIF round 4: 24 recipients share $13.3m
9 Dec 2019   /

TIF round 4: 24 recipients share $13.3m

The cash will go towards 36 projects with the single biggest grant being almost $4m for Ruapehu District Council.


Napier sets sights on new $77.5m National Aquarium
6 Dec 2019   /

Napier sets sights on new $77.5m National Aquarium

The council wants to ditch its $45m upgrade plan claiming a full redevelopment is required.


Operators invest $750k in ChristchurchNZ partnership
27 Nov 2019   /

Operators invest $750k in ChristchurchNZ partnership

Tourism operators have contributed around $750,000 to ChristrchurchNZ’s new campaign to attract young domestic visitors to the city.


Tuuta: TNZ seeks more funding as slowdown continues
20 Nov 2019   /

Tuuta: TNZ seeks more funding as slowdown continues

Tourism New Zealand has started talks with government boost its $111m annual budget.


Regional theatre project secures $12m funding from Govt’s PGF
1 Nov 2019   /

Regional theatre project secures $12m funding from Govt’s PGF

The Government will inject $12m into the Waikato Regional Theatre project, courtesy of the Provincial Growth Fund.


Destination Coromandel: Record spend drives FY19 growth
17 Oct 2019   /

Destination Coromandel: Record spend drives FY19 growth

Strong growth in domestic and international visitor spend in The Coromandel reached $496m, according to Destination Coromandel’s 2019 Annual Report.


Operators secure $800k for marine EVs
15 Oct 2019   / /

Operators secure $800k for marine EVs

Shotover Jet, Black Cat Cruises, and Explore Group are among the recipients of the govt cash.


Milford Sound Tourism in line for carpark charge windfall
8 Oct 2019  

Milford Sound Tourism in line for carpark charge windfall

Milford Sound Tourism could collect $30 a day from each visiting car following the introduction of a $10 per hour charge at its main carpark.


$14m funding boost for Wakatipu Basin trails
7 Oct 2019   /

$14m funding boost for Wakatipu Basin trails

The NZTA has approved $14m in funding for walking and cycling improvements at the Wakatipu Basin.


Turangi operator secures $500k from PGF
7 Oct 2019   /

Turangi operator secures $500k from PGF

Rafting NZ will use the money to train up to 20 new river guides for its Tongariro River business.


IVL collects $7m since launch, half through NZeTA
11 Sep 2019   /

IVL collects $7m since launch, half through NZeTA

Around $3.7m has so far been taken for the IVL through the new travel authority, says Immigration NZ.


Operators pledge up to $50m for Invercargill development
10 Sep 2019   /

Operators pledge up to $50m for Invercargill development

The O’Donnell family’s HW Richardson Group and Distinction Hotel Group founder Geoff Thompson have both pledged up to $25m each for the multi-million dollar overhaul of Invercargill’s CBD.


PGF invests $12m in Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery
9 Sep 2019   /

PGF invests $12m in Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery

A $12m Provincial Growth Fund injection for the Sarjeant Gallery is set to “put Whanganui on the map as a vibrant cultural hub” according to Fletcher Tabuteau.


Nelson: $256k camping funding for education, facilities and survey
2 Sep 2019   /

Nelson: $256k camping funding for education, facilities and survey

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese says the council will spend its $256k funding on its camping education programme, a temporary toilet and washroom hub, increased facilities for campers’ waste management, and a user survey.


Tech, education, enforcement share $8m freedom camping funding
2 Sep 2019   /

Tech, education, enforcement share $8m freedom camping funding

Technology pilots providing improved information to freedom campers, as well education, enforcement and temporary camping facilities are all measures that will be funded this summer as efforts to support responsible camping continue.


Tourism gets $4m after glacier access road closed
26 Aug 2019   /

Tourism gets $4m after glacier access road closed

The IVL cash will go towards tracks and infrastructure around Fox Glacier as well as alternative experiences.


West Coast tourism industry: When life gives you lemons…
26 Aug 2019  

West Coast tourism industry: When life gives you lemons…

The West Coast tourism industry has described the government’s injection of $3.9m into the region as “a fantastic opportunity for Fox Glacier”.


Holiday Parks, Tourism Holdings, KiwiRail secure EV funding
16 Aug 2019   /

Holiday Parks, Tourism Holdings, KiwiRail secure EV funding

Tourism-related projects secure almost $600k from the Government’s Low Emission’s Vehicles Contestable Fund.


PGF invests $700k in maritime park
15 Aug 2019   /

PGF invests $700k in maritime park

The cash will go towards the first phase of Paeroa’s Historical Maritime Park Marine development.


IVL makes first investments, spends $19m on 10 projects
14 Aug 2019   /

IVL makes first investments, spends $19m on 10 projects

Initiatives at Milford, Arthur’s Pass, Westland and Tongariro are among the schemes to get funding from the new levy.


PM announces $20m for Rotorua Museum
13 Aug 2019   /

PM announces $20m for Rotorua Museum

The cash will go towards the attraction’s $55m redevelopment plan.


Operators fund $100k whale and dolphin research
31 Jul 2019   /

Operators fund $100k whale and dolphin research

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari and Dolphin Planet have provided the money.


Tourism Infrastructure Fund to open 1 August
29 Jul 2019   /

Tourism Infrastructure Fund to open 1 August

Round four of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will open for applications this Thursday 1 August 2019.


Trading resumes in Tourism Holdings shares
19 Jul 2019   /

Trading resumes in Tourism Holdings shares

Trading has resumed this morning in Tourism Holdings’ ordinary shares following a halt yesterday for a shortfall bookbuild.


PGF invests $1.7m in Southland, Stewart Island
19 Jul 2019   /

PGF invests $1.7m in Southland, Stewart Island

Invercargill Airport will get $500,000 for upgrades.


Northland Inc: $1.6m funding will boost region’s tourism
16 Jul 2019  

Northland Inc: $1.6m funding will boost region’s tourism

The cash includes $1.1m for restoring the Mauri of Matapouri Beach as well as $539,000 for a new carpark and toilets at Whangārei’s Abbey Caves.


TIF Round 3: $12m shared by 25 councils
15 Jul 2019   /

TIF Round 3: $12m shared by 25 councils

A total of $12m of government funding has been divvied up between 25 councils in the latest round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.


Northland operator wins $30k development grant
5 Jul 2019  

Northland operator wins $30k development grant

Bay of Islands Tours is the latest recipient of Top Energy’s $30,000 Business Development Fund.


Productivity Commission: More bed taxes, more user pays
4 Jul 2019   /

Productivity Commission: More bed taxes, more user pays

Councils should be able to use accommodation levies to help fund infrastructure, says a new report.


Hamilton City Council budgets $8.5m for attractions
24 Jun 2019  

Hamilton City Council budgets $8.5m for attractions

Hamilton City Council has allocated $8.5m for capital works in FY19 on its three main attractions – Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton Zoo and the museum – according to its latest annual plan.


TIA calls for 20% share of visitor GST for long-term funding
9 Apr 2019   /

TIA calls for 20% share of visitor GST for long-term funding

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling for local government to receive a 20% share of the $1.7bn in GST paid by international visitors, claiming it is the “most effective, efficient and fairest approach” to regional funding.


Roberts: “Our strength as an industry is putting aside our differences”
9 Apr 2019   /

Roberts: “Our strength as an industry is putting aside our differences”

TIA’s chief executive “puts the public record straight” on the association’s position on funding for tourism. 


Opinion: Some consistency please – we need to be united on how tourism is funded
8 Apr 2019   /

Opinion: Some consistency please – we need to be united on how tourism is funded

Charlie Ives, executive officer of Regional Tourism New Zealand, says calls for GST earned by tourism to be returned to the sector are muddying the waters when it comes to funding.


Budd: “Relieved and pleased” after DQ vote success
4 Apr 2019   /

Budd: “Relieved and pleased” after DQ vote success

Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd is “relieved and pleased” after winning support from members for a proposed funding boost that will add $900,000 to the organisation’s coffers.


DQ wins member support for 25% budget boost
3 Apr 2019   /

DQ wins member support for 25% budget boost

Destination Queentown has won the support of its members to seek a 25% funding increase.


DQ faces “vote of confidence” in ballot bid to hike fees 25%
2 Apr 2019   /

DQ faces “vote of confidence” in ballot bid to hike fees 25%

Operators also facing a possible bed tax could stymie the RTO’s plan to boost its funding in tomorrow’s vote.