Two international rugby matches and a sold-out concert all in the space of a few hours for Hamilton
Hamilton Airport has become the eighth New Zealand airport to become an ACI member.
The service has attracted criticism for low weekday passengers but Saturday services can be full.
Sally the chimpanzee at Hamilton Zoo is dead.
Tourism operators in South Waikato say they support leaving the region’s RTO and hope that forging their own path will lead to better outcomes.
Waitomo is celebrating Matariki with eight days of events from 3-10 July, alongside hosted cave tours and underground boat rides.
South Waikato District Council goes it alone claiming it doesn’t get good bang for buck.
Hamilton & Waikato Tourism chief executive Jason Dawson says more hotels would be key to boost the events economic impact.
The regions of Waikato, Rotorua, Taupō, and Ruapehu will produce a total of 15 events across the area with an initial round of funding worth $1.6m from the Thermal Explorer Regional Events Fund (REF).
Tourism Summit Aotearoa will be held in the Waikato for the first time on 1 September.
Activities range from kite flying to weaving.
Titles for first”superlots” in Te Awa Lakes project likely available mid-2022.
Naming rights signed for five years, extendable for another five.
Wharf project receives $2 million, while Hamilton-Waikato Tourism gets one-off grant of $575,000 over three year period.
Saturday train services to to be extended.
Waikato Culture Park is seeking $500,000 crowdfunding platform Pledge Me to raise funds for its proposed development.
Trial projects part of Waka Kotahi-NZ Transport Agency’s Innovating Streets for People programme.
The 2021 Tourism Summit Aotearoa will be held on Wednesday 1 September.
Hobbiton Movie Set’s The Green Dragon Inn pub is celebrating pouring its millionth litre of brew and is launching a celebratory limited-edition ale to mark the occasion.
New campaign aims to drive visitation to region, runs to 30 June.
Endemic speed violations factor into decision to make area pedestrian-only.
Waikato Regional Airport chief executive Mark Morgan has been awarded Business Leader of the Year at the 2021 Waipa Business Awards in Hamilton.
The Department of Conservation has re-opened the Hacket Track in the Mount Richmond Forest Park in Marlborough, with a temporary trail around a landslip on 13 April.
Waikato’s popular southern section of the Hakarimata Walkway can appeal to wider range of users.
Australian options may increase competition for domestic tourists, says a Waikato economist.
The attraction has had a bumper year making it the perfect time to sell, say owners Ian and Rachel Balme.
Auckland Unlimited and Hamilton & Waikato Tourism have launched a month-long joint venture campaign.
Trampers to Waikato’s Pahautea Hut in Pirongia Forest Park are now asked to book their stay via DOC’s online booking system.
The Department of Conservation is asking for Waikato west coast boaties to continue to report Māui dolphin sightings.
A draft plan for an $8bn upgrade in Waikato transport infrastructure has been signed-off for public consultation.
There would be two return services on weekdays to get commuters to Papakura in time for the start of the workday.
The annual Pureora Forest Park Hunting Competition will return for 2021 after being cancelled last year due to Covid-19.
As the industry splits into boom and bust regions, one operator reveals how it bucked the trend.
The hub would be a major connection point for buses, as well as providing a rail station for the Waikato to Auckland passenger rail service Te Huia.
The $500,000 project will save ten local jobs by deploying workers from Discover Waitomo into nature-based jobs.
In a first for NZ, one of the country’s leading tenors will perform in a Discover Waitomo glowworm cave.
The experience would run from Sunday 20 December and would be available for selected weekend departures.
Hamilton City Council will combine three high profile infrastructure projects to improve access to the Hamilton Zoo and Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park.
Food trucks and mobile shops can operate provided it was part of a permitted wider event.
The heritage Villa Walton bed and breakfast in Matamata has been put on the market for sale.
The Waikato River Authority is calling for a full review of freedom camping regulations in order to protect the country’s waterways.
The project included a library, community hub/meeting rooms, a village square, open recreation and play spaces, and a potential privately owned and operated pool.
Zoo director Dr Baird Fleming said it reflected the importance the zoo team placed on the wellbeing of the animals in their care.
The Waikato region has won a number of national awards for its people, places and events.
A weekend charter service using Te Huia rail carriages will operate in January, providing a one-off experience for visitors to the Waikato and Auckland regions.
Work will get underway next week on a major project in central Hamilton aimed at making the river more accessible, boosting river tourism and safeguarding essential infrastructure.
Bay of Plenty operator New Zealand Riverjet is up for sale.
Chimpanzee Sally, Hamilton Zoo’s oldest resident, has turned 50.
Power firm The Lines Company and a group of Waitomo-based adventure tourism operators have banded together to boost tourism sales.
Highlands Motorsport Park at Cromwell, Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Limited, and Huka Prawn Park near Taupō are the latest attractions to have secured Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme funding.