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TIA commits to development of tourism ITP
11 Aug 2022   /

TIA commits to development of tourism ITP

Tourism Industry Aotearoa says it is ready to engage with the government and industry to develop the draft Better Work Action Plan.


IVS questions, brochure, fact sheet released
8 Aug 2022   /

IVS questions, brochure, fact sheet released

The 15-minute survey, conducted by Kantar Public on behalf of MBIE, aims to understand what visitors think about New Zealand in order to improve the visitor experience.


Climate change could bring new tourism opportunities – govt action plan
4 Aug 2022   /

Climate change could bring new tourism opportunities – govt action plan

Tourism is under threat from climate change but there are opportunities to be found in the sector as businesses innovate and adapt – and work is underway to examine these possibilities.


Govt plan to protect kauri from dieback
3 Aug 2022   /

Govt plan to protect kauri from dieback

The government has launched a plan to protect native kauri trees from dieback and disease.


Mahuta to rebuild tourism connections with Indo-Pacific
2 Aug 2022  

Mahuta to rebuild tourism connections with Indo-Pacific

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Digital Boost helps 30k businesses – govt
6 Jul 2022   /

Digital Boost helps 30k businesses – govt

More than 30,000 small businesses have taken advantage of the government’s Digital Boost programme, which aims to support the uptake of digital tools and e-commerce.


PM heading to Europe, Aus for tourism, trade
21 Jun 2022   /

PM heading to Europe, Aus for tourism, trade

Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to tout tourism and trade as NZ seeks to reconnect with overseas markets.


Poto Williams new conservation minister, Kiri Allan moves to justice
14 Jun 2022   /

Poto Williams new conservation minister, Kiri Allan moves to justice

Poto Williams has been appointed conservation minister, with Kiri Allan moving to justice.


Ardern to meet new Aus PM in Sydney
9 Jun 2022   /

Ardern to meet new Aus PM in Sydney

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet with new Australian PM Anthony Albanese in Sydney.


Aotearoa name change petition presented to Parliament
3 Jun 2022   /

Aotearoa name change petition presented to Parliament

A petition to change the country’s official name to Aotearoa has been presented to Parliament.


Lower card fees to save businesses $74m
12 May 2022   /

Lower card fees to save businesses $74m

New Zealand businesses will soon save around $74m on credit and debit transaction charges.


Govt’s emissions budgets plot zero-carbon path
10 May 2022   /

Govt’s emissions budgets plot zero-carbon path

Minister of Climate Change Minister James Shaw has released details of the government’s first three emissions budgets, which determine the total amount of emissions reductions New Zealand meet by 2035.


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.


NZ, Japan PMs welcome travel restart
22 Apr 2022   /

NZ, Japan PMs welcome travel restart

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have acknowledged the need to resume and strengthen “people-to-people” links between New Zealand and Japan.


Govt updates emissions guide for organisations
21 Apr 2022   /

Govt updates emissions guide for organisations

The Ministry for the Environment has released an updated guide on emissions measurement and reporting for organisations.


Great Rides closing in on $1bn spend
20 Apr 2022   /

Great Rides closing in on $1bn spend

New Zealand’s cycle trails and cycle tourism are driving economic activity, according to two reports released by Tourism Minister Stuart Nash.


Departing Mayor Boult urges govt for “big picture” on worker shortages
14 Apr 2022   /

Departing Mayor Boult urges govt for “big picture” on worker shortages

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult is calling on the government to give people the “big picture” on its efforts to fill worker shortages in tourism and other sectors.


Tourism to take part in PM’s Asia trade mission
12 Apr 2022   /

Tourism to take part in PM’s Asia trade mission

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan from 18-24 April. 


Northland urges govt to extend $49m Kick-start Fund
29 Mar 2022   /

Northland urges govt to extend $49m Kick-start Fund

Taitokerau Northland leaders are calling on Tourism Minister Stuart Nash to extend the $49m Tourism Kick-start Fund to support hard-hit tourism and hospitality in the region.


Hospo, accom prices on the rise despite fuel, transport cuts – Hospitality NZ
15 Mar 2022   /

Hospo, accom prices on the rise despite fuel, transport cuts – Hospitality NZ

Hospitality and accommodation businesses simply cannot absorb continuing rising prices.


State of health system to determine shift to orange – PM 
9 Feb 2022   / /

State of health system to determine shift to orange – PM 

The state of New Zealand’s health system will determine when the country shifts into the orange setting under the Covid-19 Protection Framework, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.


Third round of Covid resurgence support open
11 Oct 2021   /

Third round of Covid resurgence support open

“It provides cashflow to businesses and supports them to pay their bills while the country is at Alert Level 2 or above,” finance minister Grant Robertson says.


Govt, Air NZ move on mandating vaccination for travel
4 Oct 2021   /

Govt, Air NZ move on mandating vaccination for travel

From 1 February 2022, the airline will require customers travelling anywhere on its international network to be fully vaccinated.


Border re-opening plan remains in place – PM
9 Sep 2021   /

Border re-opening plan remains in place – PM

Jacinda Ardern addresses concerns the government might be backtracking on its framework to reconnect NZ.


PM: Wage subsidy accounts for tougher operating conditions
8 Sep 2021  

PM: Wage subsidy accounts for tougher operating conditions

The continued availability of support takes into account the more difficult new operating conditions under level 2, says Jacinda Ardern.


Nats criticise $20m “re-announcement” for tourism
1 Sep 2021   /

Nats criticise $20m “re-announcement” for tourism

National Party spokesperson for tourism Todd McClay says the details of business support for some South Island regions released yesterday provide nothing new for struggling tourism operators.


NZ south of Auckland to stay at level 3 for a week – PM
31 Aug 2021   /

NZ south of Auckland to stay at level 3 for a week – PM

Northland can move to level 3 this Thursday but Auckland will stay in level 4 lockdown until 14 September.


“Significant resources” to support businesses – Robertson
25 Aug 2021   /

“Significant resources” to support businesses – Robertson

The finance minister says NZ has the funds to help firms affected by the lockdown, including tourism and hospitality operators.


NZ stays at level 4 until Friday, Auckland until next Tues
24 Aug 2021   /

NZ stays at level 4 until Friday, Auckland until next Tues

PM Jacinda Ardern says there are 14,000+ contacts, some of whom are in the South Island.


Decision on Covid-19 alert levels due at 4pm
23 Aug 2021   /

Decision on Covid-19 alert levels due at 4pm

The government will announce at 4pm today a decision about whether to extend the current alert level 4 or reduce it to lower levels for some regions.


Call for $500m Travel Reimbursement Scheme update 
9 Aug 2021   /

Call for $500m Travel Reimbursement Scheme update 

Changes to the government’s Covid-19 Consumer Travel Reimbursement Scheme must be made to recover $500m of international travel bookings.


Wallabies secure economic exemption for Bledisloe, tests worth up to $20m
28 Jul 2021   /

Wallabies secure economic exemption for Bledisloe, tests worth up to $20m

The New Zealand government has granted an ‘economic exemption’ for the Australian national rugby team to enter the country while the trans-Tasman bubble is paused.


Ministers roll into Queenstown bearing visa changes, TIFs
16 Jul 2021   /

Ministers roll into Queenstown bearing visa changes, TIFs

Like late night buses, you wait and wait and then get two at once.


Operators eligible for up to $50k from Tourism Kick-start Fund
15 Jul 2021   /

Operators eligible for up to $50k from Tourism Kick-start Fund

The govt has set the criteria for tourism businesses to be able to draw on the $49m fund.


Govt extends travel reimbursement plan
14 Jun 2021   / /

Govt extends travel reimbursement plan

The $47m scheme was previously due to end on 30 June.


$200m regional fund accessible for commercial ventures
27 May 2021   /

$200m regional fund accessible for commercial ventures

But details released by Stuart Nash show commercial interests need to invest 50% to secure funding.


Vaccination delays could impact tourism opportunities – Nats
27 May 2021   /

Vaccination delays could impact tourism opportunities – Nats

The government’s delay of Covid-19 vaccinations for the majority of Kiwis could see the country miss out on investment and tourism opportunities, says the National Party.


Govt tourism plan ignores the coach sector – Voutratzis
19 May 2021   /

Govt tourism plan ignores the coach sector – Voutratzis

Minister missed chance to provide any support to sector.


ScoMo, Ardern visit “great opportunity” for Queenstown – DQ
18 May 2021   /

ScoMo, Ardern visit “great opportunity” for Queenstown – DQ

Both PMs are expected to meet tourism leaders at the hard hit destination.


No going back to cheap migrant labour for tourism – Nash
18 May 2021   /

No going back to cheap migrant labour for tourism – Nash

The minister says sectors that rely on migrant labour, “like tourism and the primary industries”, have to change.


Could tourism benefit from ‘spare’ $1bn? Robertson signals new sector model
5 May 2021   /

Could tourism benefit from ‘spare’ $1bn? Robertson signals new sector model

The finance minister says pre-Covid tourist growth “was not sustainable, from an economic or environmental perspective”.


Air NZ defers capital raise, secures another $600m from Govt
9 Apr 2021   /

Air NZ defers capital raise, secures another $600m from Govt

The new money brings the total amount loaned to the airline by the Govt to $1.5bn. 


Ticker Take: TFT report dead on arrival
29 Mar 2021   /

Ticker Take: TFT report dead on arrival

The public-private plan for tourism – the biggest effort yet to reshape the sector – will now never be realised.


MIQ fees increase, longer period needed to avoid paying
25 Mar 2021   /

MIQ fees increase, longer period needed to avoid paying

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment increases fees for some visa holders, lifts requirements for Kiwis to meet payment exemption.


Govt provides another $170m for aviation
23 Mar 2021   /

Govt provides another $170m for aviation

The Government will inject another $170m into the aviation sector through to the end of October 2021.


Former Air NZ boss joins new Covid advisory group
10 Mar 2021  

Former Air NZ boss joins new Covid advisory group

The government has picked former Air New Zealand chief executive Rob Fyfe to join a new advisory group to help improve the country’s Covid-19 response.


Govt to participate in Air NZ capital raise to retain stake
15 Feb 2021   /

Govt to participate in Air NZ capital raise to retain stake

The Government will participate in an equity capital raise in order to maintain a majority shareholding in Air New Zealand.


Govt: Tourism faces long-term demand challenges
9 Feb 2021   /

Govt: Tourism faces long-term demand challenges

But a more sustainable approach could deliver benefits, says Grant Robertson’s 2021 Budget Policy Statement.


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.


Q1 trans-Tasman bubble “increasingly difficult” – PM
27 Jan 2021   /

Q1 trans-Tasman bubble “increasingly difficult” – PM

But a state-by-state approach with Australia has not been ruled out, says Jacinda Ardern.