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Flood damage closes Napier’s Scenic Te Pania Hotel
20 Nov 2020   /

Flood damage closes Napier’s Scenic Te Pania Hotel

Scenic Hotel Group managing director Brendan Taylor said the situation was “seriously disappointing and comes on top of an already challenging year.”


Snow closes Homer Tunnel, Milford Sound highway
18 Sep 2020   /

Snow closes Homer Tunnel, Milford Sound highway

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency said the avalanche risk was assessed as high.


First buses get into Milford Sound
24 Feb 2020   /

First buses get into Milford Sound

The first convoys, including visitor buses into Milford Sound Piopiotahi since the torrential rain of just over a fortnight ago, have gone smoothly.


UESI could bring more heavy rain to the south
14 Feb 2020  

UESI could bring more heavy rain to the south

Former Tropical Cyclone UESI could create another significant weather event in the lower South Island, says the Otago Regional Council.


Southland relief fund available for people, businesses affected by floods
12 Feb 2020  

Southland relief fund available for people, businesses affected by floods

The Southland Mayoral Relief Fund is available to help Southlanders and businesses affected by the February 3 floods.


A “wild, scary” night on Routeburn before trampers evacuated
5 Feb 2020   /

A “wild, scary” night on Routeburn before trampers evacuated

Dozens are airlifted from Fiordland National Park after a landslide crashes into a hut.


Fiordland evacuations: Milford floods, hundreds stranded, roads, huts, tracks damaged
4 Feb 2020  

Fiordland evacuations: Milford floods, hundreds stranded, roads, huts, tracks damaged

Helicopter evacuations of tourists, massive road destruction and slips have taken place in the Milford Sound area where a “red” state of emergency remains in force due to the record deluge of rain.


West Coast tourism welcomes early road opening
20 Dec 2019   /

West Coast tourism welcomes early road opening

The Haast highway (SH6) between Harihari and Whataroa is scheduled for reopening today and is welcome news for businesses, says Development West Coast.


QLDC: Lake levels dropping, clean up continues
13 Dec 2019   /

QLDC: Lake levels dropping, clean up continues

Wakatipu and Wānaka lake levels have continued to recede, allowing Queenstown Lakes District Council to continue clean-up efforts across the district and particularly in the Wānaka CBD.


Operators welcome reopening of SH6 south
11 Dec 2019   /

Operators welcome reopening of SH6 south

West Coast tourism operators have welcomed the announcement that State Highway 6 from Whataroa – located north of Franz Josef – right through to Wanaka will re-open tomorrow.


West Coast: Visitors hit the road as timeline for SH6 reopening emerges
10 Dec 2019   /

West Coast: Visitors hit the road as timeline for SH6 reopening emerges

Operators returning to ‘business as usual’ as police convoy escorts visitors from Fox, Franz air evacuations continue and timeline for re-opening of southern portion of SH6 emerges.


Operators scramble to airlift stranded visitors
9 Dec 2019  

Operators scramble to airlift stranded visitors

Operators rally to fly trapped tourists out of isolated areas after wild weather severs road connections.


Tourist hotspots brace for flooding
6 Dec 2019  

Tourist hotspots brace for flooding

A deluge across the south has seen lakefront businesses in Wanaka and Queenstown shore up defences against rising waters.


Gallery: Rising lake threatens Wanaka businesses
6 Dec 2019  

Gallery: Rising lake threatens Wanaka businesses

Wanaka businesses along its lakefront have been shoring up defences as more rain falls on the already-drenched town.


QLDC harbour master: Stay off lakes and rivers
6 Dec 2019   /

QLDC harbour master: Stay off lakes and rivers

Queenstown Lakes District Council’s harbour master Marty Black is advising boats to stay off lakes and rivers as lake levels remain high, with strong winds adding further risk to the region.


Cardrona delays summer opening day after snowstorm
5 Dec 2019   /

Cardrona delays summer opening day after snowstorm

Cardrona Alpine Resort near Wanaka has postponed its summer opening after a dump of snow this week.


$41k West Coast marketing push launched
18 Apr 2019   /

$41k West Coast marketing push launched

A $41,000 targeted marketing campaign to attract visitors back to the West Coast for Easter is being launched.


West Coast report: Visitor marketing, business support needed
15 Apr 2019  

West Coast report: Visitor marketing, business support needed

There are fears access through the West Coast touring route will become more challenging.


Rain delays reopening of Westland’s Waiho Bailey bridge
11 Apr 2019  

Rain delays reopening of Westland’s Waiho Bailey bridge

Rains has delayed the reopening of South Westland’s Waiho Bailey bridge until the weekend, says the NZ Transport Agency.


West Coast operators: We’re open for business
4 Apr 2019  

West Coast operators: We’re open for business

Ashley Cassin, business manager at Glacier Hot Pools Franz Josef, on how the washout of Waiho Bridge on the West Coast is affecting operators.


Weather forces TNZ to postpone Queenstown Roadshow
21 Nov 2018   /

Weather forces TNZ to postpone Queenstown Roadshow

It is not just lower South Island operators having to contend with an unseasonable bout of winter weather, which has seen snow cover the Southern Alps and flooding affect Otago’s east coast.


Disruption, delays and damage continue following severe storms
11 Apr 2018  

Disruption, delays and damage continue following severe storms

Tourism and transport businesses across Auckland continue to be severely affected by a destructive storm that has battered parts of the North Island.


Air New Zealand cancels services
20 Feb 2018   /

Air New Zealand cancels services

Air New Zealand has cancelled a number of services scheduled for this afternoon as former Cyclone Gita approaches and weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate.


Record dry days for Christchurch Airport while West Coast soaks
11 Dec 2017  

Record dry days for Christchurch Airport while West Coast soaks

The record number of dry days* in a row recorded at Christchurch Airport was 45 days and this was seen during September/October 1954.


Coromandel open for business after Cook skirts region
14 Apr 2017  

Coromandel open for business after Cook skirts region

Holiday-makers can return to Hauraki and Thames Coromandel districts after cyclone Cook passed the east of the Coromandel Peninsula without making landfall.


Operators batten hatches as Cook closes in
13 Apr 2017  

Operators batten hatches as Cook closes in

Operators in the Thames-Coromandel and Bay of Plenty regions are preparing for the worse as Cyclone Cook lashes the North Island today.


Severe weather warning for Coromandel and BOP
12 Apr 2017  

Severe weather warning for Coromandel and BOP

The Coromandel and Bay of Plenty regions are battening down the hatches again as MetService issues another heavy rain warning.