The Government will invest nearly $3m into the Buller District Council to kick start the post-Covid 19 rebuild.
TOP 10 Holiday Parks has teamed up with Tourism Holdings-owned Britz motorhomes to open a raft of pop-up motorhome branches across the country.
NZ Bus has resumed its Wellington Airport Flyer service.
Queuing for a carpark will become ‘a thing of the past’ at Mt Ruapehu’s Turoa and Whakapapa Ski Fields, says Ruapehu Alpine Lifts.
The services would operate on a reduced schedule, four days per week.
Auckland will receive around $1.4m in new funding from the Government’s Innovating Streets for People programme.
Auckland Transport’s new bus route using electric buses operated by Go Bus will be launched in the first half of 2021.
Avis and Budget Car Rentals have removed cancellation fees for booking made before 31 August 2020.
Physical distancing measures meant there would be reduced seating capacity, and services might run at a loss.
Wellington-based Rover Tours Group says the Government’s wage subsidy has enabled it to keep operating, and it is now offering a free service.
Lyttelton-based Black Cat Cruises has been awarded the contract for the Diamond Harbour ferry service for the next 12 years.
Plummeting demand for passenger and recreational vehicle rentals due to the tourism shutdown looks set to continue for quite some time, according to Westpac.
Driver guide platform Road Guru has developed a new website allowing people to buy vouchers from their favourite New Zealand tourism experiences in an effort to support the hard-hit sector.
Jenna Snelgrove, sales and marketing director at Tranzit Group, on operating in a re-active state as the Covid crisis developed at pace, to now turning the corner and being able to focus on forward planning, opportunities and innovation.
Wairarapa Train services will return to their regular timetable from Monday, May 4 in line with the return to normal timetables for all Metlink rail services, according to the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Airlines will still be required to severely restrict their capacity to meet physical distancing requirements at Covid-19 alert level 2, according to the Ministry of Transport.
A significant track maintenance programme is underway on Auckland’s Eastern train line, says KiwiRail.
A passenger ferry service between Kawau Island and Auckland’s mainland will continue so residents can replenish supplies and access essential services.
More detail has been provided about the proposed walking and cycling link over the Auckland Harbour Bridge by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
Tour drivers who previously ferried visitors are being hired for a new personal shopping service.
The Otago Regional Council will open online consultation on a proposed 18-month trial of a public service water ferry on Lake Wakatipu.
Legislative changes to driver licensing and vehicle certification requirements will help drivers safely navigate the Covid-19 lockdown.
Auckland Transport has updated its AT Mobile app to show users how many people are on a train in real time.
The Bus and Coach Association says it is “dumbfounded” by the suggestion of one union organisation that bus companies are ‘double dipping’ on the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is seeking feedback on the dedicated walking and cycling link between central Auckland and the North Shore.
Harbourmasters from across the country are urging boaties to stay off the water during the four-week long Covid-19 lockdown.
Police in Picton say they are providing traffic management support at the ferry terminals in the town due to heavy congestion.
It is still safe to use public transport if you are well, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
The Government will invest a record $54b in its balanced transport policy over the next decade.
InterCity says all bus services are operating as usual.
Metlink is rolling out new precautionary cleaning measures across rail, bus, and ferry today to give passengers further peace of mind.
An increase in daily convoys into Milford Sound and night-time public access are two measures being proposed to widen access to the popular destination.
A further $13.4m will be spent on improving State Highway 43 the Forgotten World Highway.
Convoys of buses for visitors and essential services vehicles to Milford Sound Piopiotahi are continuing this week, with a small change in frequency and timing from Thursday.
The first convoys, including visitor buses into Milford Sound Piopiotahi since the torrential rain of just over a fortnight ago, have gone smoothly.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is reconnecting Milford Sound Piopiotahi for tourist bus travellers alongside essential service vehicles from this Friday.
Good progress building a four-wheel drive, single lane route into Milford Sound Piopiotahi has been made in the past few days of sunshine
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is warning motorists of a busy week in Dunedin as international entertainers take to the stage.
Go Orange’s Lake Wakatipu ferry service has been thrown a lifeline as the Otago Regional Council proposes adding a water ferry to Queenstown’s public transport network.
The new investment will help Queenstown cope with a growing number of tourists and residents.
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging people to prepare for the unexpected when travelling on roads in the South Island this summer.
NZ Transport Agency has confirmed that it is aiming to fully reopen State Highway 6 south of Hokitika to Makarora in Otago in time for Christmas.
A section of the Forgotten World Highway at Tunnel Hill, Aukopae, which has been closed since 15 October due to a large underslip, has reopened to one lane of traffic.
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.
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.
Greater Wellington Regional Council has made a business case to the tune of $415m for the delivery of the new trains and associated network improvements in the face of accelerated regional population growth.
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.
Work has begun on a second Park & Ride facility at Auckland Airport that aims to boost options for access to the terminals and reduce the number of vehicles on the precinct’s busy road network.
Two stopping areas on the Milford Sound highway (SH94) will close for the summer season, due to increased rockfall risk.
The Otago Regional Council is developing a business case for a water ferry on Lake Wakatipu, following news this week Go Orange will cease its public scheduled ferry services come the end of February 2020.