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Wings over Wairarapa returns in 2023
13 Sep 2022   /

Wings over Wairarapa returns in 2023

Wings over Wairarapa is returning to Masterton in 2023 – and it will include an expanded education programme to tempt people into a career in science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics (STEAM).


Toast Martinborough back after two-year hiatus
21 Jul 2022   /

Toast Martinborough back after two-year hiatus

The Toast Martinborough food and wine festival is returning this November after a two-year hiatus.


Thousands to converge on Featherston festival
27 Apr 2022  

Thousands to converge on Featherston festival

7000 visitors are expected to gather in the Wairarapa for this year’s Booktown Karukatea 2022 Festival in Featherston from 8-12 June.


Pukaha Wairarapa tour appoints event manager
23 Mar 2022   /

Pukaha Wairarapa tour appoints event manager

The Pukaha Wairarapa Garden Tour has named Jen Butler as its new event manager following the departure of Rachael Dell, who managed the tour for the last four years.


Campaign highlighting new features of Kāpiti Island launches
12 Oct 2021   /

Campaign highlighting new features of Kāpiti Island launches

Kāpiti Coast District Council has launched a new marketing campaign to highlight new or little know features of Kāpiti Island.


Lockdown “shock” but the birds will be waiting – Pūkaha’s Emily Court
24 Aug 2021   /

Lockdown “shock” but the birds will be waiting – Pūkaha’s Emily Court

Wildlife centres have struggled during the pandemic but new markets are emerging, says Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre’s GM.


Minister Watch: Queenstown, TFT, TIA feature prominently in first six months
9 Jun 2021  

Minister Watch: Queenstown, TFT, TIA feature prominently in first six months

Key meetings attended by tourism minister Stuart Nash since taking up the portfolio in November 2020 include those with various taskforce bodies, local councils and industry representatives.


Cheers to cellar door rules as wine tourism comes of age
29 Apr 2021  

Cheers to cellar door rules as wine tourism comes of age

A law change will likely lead to an increase in wine cellar doors and vineyard visitation, says NZ Winegrowers.


Longtime domestic focus drives Wairarapa to “bright future” – Nielson
23 Nov 2020  

Longtime domestic focus drives Wairarapa to “bright future” – Nielson

Destination Wairarapa GM Anna Nielson says community sentiment towards tourism was positive, with strong bookings in place for the summer season.


Wairarapa wetlands wins international recognition
25 Aug 2020  

Wairarapa wetlands wins international recognition

Wairarapa Moana has been recognised as a Wetland of International Importance.


Govt cash unlocks $17m airport upgrade
16 Jul 2020   /

Govt cash unlocks $17m airport upgrade

The $10m Hoods Aerodrome investment follows recent Government aviation funding for Hawke’s Bay and Hokitika.


Govt windfall saves jobs – Destination Wairarapa’s Nielson
18 Jun 2020   /

Govt windfall saves jobs – Destination Wairarapa’s Nielson

“This funding was completely unexpected. It was not talked about or anticipated at all that it would come to the RTOs.”


Hawke’s Bay to ‘dominate’ Wellington market with new campaign
27 May 2020   /

Hawke’s Bay to ‘dominate’ Wellington market with new campaign

Hawke’s Bay Tourism has launched its domestic marketing campaign, which aims to “dominate” the Wellington market and drive visitation to the region to revive the local visitor economy.


Wings Over Wairarapa confirmed for February 2021
27 May 2020   /

Wings Over Wairarapa confirmed for February 2021

Dates for the next Wings Over Wairarapa event have been locked in, scheduled for 26-28 February 2021.


Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre secures $2.5m PGF funding
11 May 2020   /

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre secures $2.5m PGF funding

The funding means work can start immediately on a $4.5m development project.


Lowdown on the Lockdown: Tranzit’s Jenna Snelgrove
6 May 2020  

Lowdown on the Lockdown: Tranzit’s Jenna Snelgrove

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 refurbishments start
28 Feb 2020  

Wairarapa train refurbishments start

Greater Wellington Regional Council has started an overhaul of train carriages used on the Wairarapa Line.


Tararua’s Waihi Falls track closed for upgrade
25 Feb 2020  

Tararua’s Waihi Falls track closed for upgrade

Tararua District Council is funding a safety upgrade at the Waihi Falls, off Horoeka Road east of Dannevirke.


MRTEs: Wellington tops 2019 spending growth
14 Feb 2020   /

MRTEs: Wellington tops 2019 spending growth

The Wellington region saw the biggest increase in visitor spending in 2019, according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates.


$120,000 to progress Wairarapa-wide trail
17 Dec 2019   /

$120,000 to progress Wairarapa-wide trail

The Wairarapa Trails Action Group secured $120,000 to develop a region-wide recreation trail linking the five main Wairarapa towns.


Pūkaha’s Emily Court: “We’re going from strength to strength”
18 Sep 2019  

Pūkaha’s Emily Court: “We’re going from strength to strength”

Pūkaha’s GM on the growth of the unique attraction and the challenges of operating a conservation-based attraction.


Hancock signs off from Destination Wairarapa
4 Sep 2019  

Hancock signs off from Destination Wairarapa

Destination Wairarapa’s boss, David Hancock, is stepping down from the tourism organisation after eight years at the helm.


Kāpiti, Wairarapa tourism projects secure PGF cash
3 Jul 2019  

Kāpiti, Wairarapa tourism projects secure PGF cash

Island infrastructure and a dark sky reserve application receive investment.


Watch: Wairarapa targets Australia’s silver dollar with $24k campaign
12 Mar 2019  

Watch: Wairarapa targets Australia’s silver dollar with $24k campaign

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MRTEs: Wairarapa tops spending growth for November
31 Jan 2019   /

MRTEs: Wairarapa tops spending growth for November

Destination Wairarapa topped the table of regional tourism organisation visitor spend growth for November 2018 with a 16% uplift to $16m compared with the same month last year.


Wairarapa, Clutha, Kāpiti lead RTO guest nights growth
29 Jan 2019   /

Wairarapa, Clutha, Kāpiti lead RTO guest nights growth

Wairarapa showed good growth in both the November 2018 month and year. 


Wairarapa targets tourism in new development strategy
13 Nov 2018   /

Wairarapa targets tourism in new development strategy

Tourism is one of three key industries identified to help lift the prosperity of the region.


Tranzit books supreme win at inaugural business awards
5 Oct 2018  

Tranzit books supreme win at inaugural business awards

Tourism and transport business Tranzit has taken out the supreme award at the inaugural Wairarapa business awards.


Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River
27 Oct 2017  

Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River

The presence of the potentially toxic algae Phormidium has been confirmed in the Cardrona River, prompting a warning from the Otago Regional Council for people (and dogs) to avoid contact with waters in the river.


New shopping tour to Greytown launches
12 Sep 2017  

New shopping tour to Greytown launches

An exciting new day tour designed to encourage visitors to Greytown from Wellington will be launched this week.


Pukaha Mount Bruce GM steps down
29 Jun 2017  

Pukaha Mount Bruce GM steps down

After four years of successfully guiding the fortunes of leading Wairarapa tourism attraction Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, general manager Helen Tickner is stepping down.


Wine flight back for second vintage
5 Feb 2017  

Wine flight back for second vintage

Premium New Zealand wines, paired with stunning views of the regions where they are produced, were on the inflight menu for leading international media and wine experts on Friday.