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Mandatory quarantine, isolation required for all arrivals
9 Apr 2020   /

Mandatory quarantine, isolation required for all arrivals

Arrivals will now go into quarantine or managed isolation.


Roberts: Tourism cannot be written off
9 Apr 2020   /

Roberts: Tourism cannot be written off

But it is in a deep slumber, says TIA’s CEO.


Nats’ mandatory quarantining petition gets 40k signatures
9 Apr 2020  

Nats’ mandatory quarantining petition gets 40k signatures

Forty thousand people have signed a National Party petition calling for mandatory quarantining for anyone arriving at New Zealand borders.


Tourism NZ to lead industry rethink; Davis to review IVL investment
8 Apr 2020   /

Tourism NZ to lead industry rethink; Davis to review IVL investment

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has charged TNZ with creating a new plan for the sector.


Robertson unveils proposed law changes to support firms
3 Apr 2020   /

Robertson unveils proposed law changes to support firms

Business debt hibernation and a director ‘safe harbour’ are among the amendments.


Government’s $6.25bn business loan scheme goes live
2 Apr 2020   /

Government’s $6.25bn business loan scheme goes live

Businesses struggling to balance the books during the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for the Government’s $6.25bn loan scheme via their bank.


Govt looks to fast-track consents to boost recovery
2 Apr 2020   /

Govt looks to fast-track consents to boost recovery

The Government is looking at ways to fast-track consents for development and infrastructure projects to stimulate the economy and provide jobs during Covid-19.


Govt clarifies wage subsidy rule for part-time workers
30 Mar 2020   /

Govt clarifies wage subsidy rule for part-time workers

The finance minister has made a number of changes to the scheme, which has so far paid out $2.7bn.


$1.5bn paid out in wage subsidy – Robertson
26 Mar 2020   /

$1.5bn paid out in wage subsidy – Robertson

The money had been allocated to 244,887 workers across 72,913 applications to the programme.


Tax measures passed under urgency to help businesses
26 Mar 2020   /

Tax measures passed under urgency to help businesses

The Government has passed new legislation under urgency to provide tax relief to businesses and individuals.


Robertson unveils more support for Covid-19 affected firms
25 Mar 2020   /

Robertson unveils more support for Covid-19 affected firms

Bank loans of up to $500k – 80% underwritten by the Govt – will be available for SMEs.


Govt reveals income support, finance guarantee plans being prepared
24 Mar 2020   /

Govt reveals income support, finance guarantee plans being prepared

The Government has unveiled a number initiatives to help businesses and workers get through the following month as the country goes into lockdown.


Govt lifts $150k wage subsidy cap, raises Covid-19 alert
24 Mar 2020   /

Govt lifts $150k wage subsidy cap, raises Covid-19 alert

Grant Robertson announces an expansion of the support plan after the PM declares the country is going into lockdown.


Govt to large operators: “See your bank, use your balance sheet”
20 Mar 2020   /

Govt to large operators: “See your bank, use your balance sheet”

Big businesses need to transition to “survival mode”, say ministers.


…but large operators fear an employment “bloodbath”
19 Mar 2020   /

…but large operators fear an employment “bloodbath”

Following the Government’s announcement on Tuesday of a $12.1bn economic package that includes wages subsidies, leave and self-isolation support and tax relief, the Ticker spoke to a number of larger operators about how it benefits them.


How the $5bn wage subsidy will work
18 Mar 2020   /

How the $5bn wage subsidy will work

Finance minister Grant Robertson announced the funding for struggling businesses to retain workers.


Operators in anxious wait for Govt support package
17 Mar 2020   /

Operators in anxious wait for Govt support package

After a tumultuous six weeks, the industry is waiting for details of the Government’s support package to be announced today.


PGF pumps $37m into BOP tourism projects
17 Mar 2020   /

PGF pumps $37m into BOP tourism projects

Whakatāne and the wider eastern Bay of Plenty region will receive $36.8m of funding from the Government for waterfront and visitor projects.


Coronavirus-impacted RTOs get $250k each – ChchNZ sets out plan
13 Mar 2020   /

Coronavirus-impacted RTOs get $250k each – ChchNZ sets out plan

ChristchurchNZ will receive $250,000 from the Government’s $1m funding package to stimulate short-term domestic visitation in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. 


Wellington Chamber urges Govt to act faster on coronavirus support
13 Mar 2020   /

Wellington Chamber urges Govt to act faster on coronavirus support

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is urging to the Government to move fast to support business and employees.


Icelandic outlook on tourism ‘dovetails with NZ’
11 Feb 2020  

Icelandic outlook on tourism ‘dovetails with NZ’

Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, the Speaker of Iceland’s Althingi, is leading a delegation to New Zealand to discuss topics ranging from renewable energy to tourism.


China visitors banned: Govt “acutely aware” of impact on tourism
3 Feb 2020   /

China visitors banned: Govt “acutely aware” of impact on tourism

The move could reduce to a trickle the 40k-50k visitors expected from China this Feb.


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.


Extreme weather, White Island sees VSEAG swing into action
18 Dec 2019   /

Extreme weather, White Island sees VSEAG swing into action

The Government-led Visitor Sector Emergency Advisory Group swung into action last week to deal with extreme weather in the south and the Whakaari / White Island eruption.


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.


Trade minister heads to Korea on Air NZ’s inaugural flight to Seoul
25 Nov 2019   /

Trade minister heads to Korea on Air NZ’s inaugural flight to Seoul

Minister for trade and export growth David Parker has headed to Korea on Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight from Auckland to Seoul.


MBIE: “Data gap unfortunate” as CAM ends
14 Nov 2019   /

MBIE: “Data gap unfortunate” as CAM ends

Industry will have to wait months for a new survey as government insight into New Zealand’s accommodation sector goes dark.


What went on at the Govt’s Tourism Data Hui
13 Nov 2019   /

What went on at the Govt’s Tourism Data Hui

The Government has published a documentation of its tourism minister Kelvin Davis’ Data Hui event held in Wellington on October 17.


NZ-China FTA upgrade boosts Chinese tour guide numbers
5 Nov 2019   /

NZ-China FTA upgrade boosts Chinese tour guide numbers

Operators will find it easier to employ Chinese tour guides under the new free trade agreement, says the govt.


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.


Controversial indigenous fish bill passes
17 Oct 2019   /

Controversial indigenous fish bill passes

The Indigenous Freshwater Fish Amendment Bill has been passed in parliament.


Industry converges on capital for Data Hui
17 Oct 2019   /

Industry converges on capital for Data Hui

Around 80 tourism industry leaders and stakeholders are in Wellington today for the government’s Information and Data Hui.


Henare: Challenges, communication and coordination
2 Aug 2019   /

Henare: Challenges, communication and coordination

Associate tourism minister Peeni Henare has called for better communication and coordination between the tourism industry and central and local government in order to combat current challenges facing the sector.


Minister: Tourism a vital part of NZ’s future success
15 Jul 2019  

Minister: Tourism a vital part of NZ’s future success

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis’ speech given at Matapōuri Beach, Northland, at the announcement of the successful bids for round three of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.


Tourism NZ tops leadership in reputation ranking
8 Jul 2019   /

Tourism NZ tops leadership in reputation ranking

The agency has come second overall in Colmar Brunton’s ranking of public sector bodies.


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.


TIA: Public service reform will boost tourism
28 Jun 2019  

TIA: Public service reform will boost tourism

Better public service collaboration will help increase tourism’s contribution to the economy, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.


Henare named associate minister of tourism
27 Jun 2019   /

Henare named associate minister of tourism

The former Labour tourism spokesman’s appointment was one of the changes made in the PM’s Cabinet reshuffle.


Stats minister James Shaw on the demise of the CAM
25 Jun 2019   /

Stats minister James Shaw on the demise of the CAM

Budget secrecy prevented Stats NZ from informing industry of the ending of the Accommodation Survey, says the minister of statistics James Shaw.


Five takeaways from the govt’s new Tourism Strategy
17 May 2019   /

Five takeaways from the govt’s new Tourism Strategy

The govt’s plan sets out its priorities for the sector – what should we take from it? 


Tourism Strategy: Industry reaction
17 May 2019   /

Tourism Strategy: Industry reaction

The sector’s major associations have welcomed the new plan, with some saying it was long overdue. 


Tourism Strategy: Five outcomes, four priorities and a work plan
16 May 2019   /

Tourism Strategy: Five outcomes, four priorities and a work plan

The new plan sets out the govt’s priorities for the sector for the years ahead.


NZ – Canada tourism to be discussed on MPs’ trip
30 Apr 2019  

NZ – Canada tourism to be discussed on MPs’ trip

Tourism is one of the issues being discussed on a trip by MPs to Canada this week.


Chinese media takes swipe at NZ tourism
15 Feb 2019   /

Chinese media takes swipe at NZ tourism

The sector here risks a “large financial loss”, warns a Chinese government-controlled publication.


Operators risk “devastation” in possible China fallout
12 Feb 2019   /

Operators risk “devastation” in possible China fallout

Industry concerns are raised over a cooling relationship following the postponement of the 2019 China-NZ Year of Tourism launch.


National claims govt putting China “relationship at risk”
12 Feb 2019   /

National claims govt putting China “relationship at risk”

The National Party has piled into the postponement of the launch of the China-NZ Year of Tourism claiming the government is putting a vital relationship at risk.


Funding, data, productivity key themes in Tourism Strategy submissions
5 Feb 2019   /

Funding, data, productivity key themes in Tourism Strategy submissions

Improved regional funding, support for productivity and innovation and better data have emerged as leading themes in industry submissions on the government’s draft Tourism Strategy.


McClay: Govt should scrap tourist tax because sector slowing
1 Feb 2019   /

McClay: Govt should scrap tourist tax because sector slowing

The government should scrap its planned tourism tax because of a possible slowdown in the sector, says Todd McClay.