Wellington regional councillors have called for Wellington Airport’s expansion plans to support the region’s climate goals.
Kāpiti Coast District Councillors have voted seven to four to proceed with the Kāpiti Gateway visitor centre.
Kāpiti Coast District Council will meet this Thursday 25 February to discuss the future of the proposed $4.5m Kāpiti Gateway visitor centre.
Domestic passenger capacity at Wellington International Airport in December reached 90% of pre-Covid levels with local demand expected to come close to offsetting the lack of international traffic, says majority owner Infratil.
Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, launched in 1902, will celebrate its 119th birthday this month.
Kiwi band Six60 says its show on Saturday at Wellington’s Sky Stadium attracted 32,000 fans, bringing its 2021 total tour numbers to around 100,000.
The United States Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress will feature at the month’s Wings over Wairarapa Air Festival .
Kāpiti Coast district councillors have been briefed on the proposed Kāpiti Gateway Centre in preparation of their 25 February decision on whether to proceed with the development following a PwC report.
WellingtonNZ is urging ticket buyers to make purchases only through official ticket websites after fielding complaints from people who bought overpriced event tickets via online ticket reseller Viagogo.
Construction of the cycling and walking path between Ngaūraunga and Petone is slated to start in the middle of the year, with completion expected in 2024.
The survey found 49.2% of respondents did not feel their business would be enhanced or strengthened in some way by the project.
The airline said that to accommodate strong domestic demand the regional lounge would be open on weekdays.
It would be the first major air show in New Zealand for two years.
The group, comprised of concerned community members, businesses, pilots, and airport users, said the airport was currently at risk.
Wellington’s waterfront will host the city’s Pasifika Festival and Sky Show Fireworks over this long anniversary weekend for the capital.
Kaitoke Regional Park will host Whānau Summer Day this Saturday 16 January.
Kim Young, who previously worked at Te Papa, would help develop the Remutaka Cycle Trail into the next “Great Ride” along the lines of other popular Great Rides such as the Otago Central Rail Trail and Alps 2 Ocean.
KiwiRail plans to build a new ferry terminal at its current Kaiwharawhara terminal within four years to support its new Interislander ferries.
Visits to Te Papa Museum reached 1.1 million in the year to June 2020, a 28% decrease on 2019.
Singaporean-based Naumi Hotels has officially opened its Wellington city hotel, its fourth property in New Zealand.
WellingtonNZ is seeking a supplier to help the region’s tourism businesses to become carbon neutral.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is bringing its TRYP by Wyndham lifestyle brand to New Zealand with new hotels in Queenstown and Wellington.
Horowhenua District Council will take over the expiring lease for the Levin Adventure Park to safeguard the park’s immediate future.
The space would feature a restaurant, tasting room, gin distillery, private dining, terrace and underground barrel hall.
Around 300 industry professionals will attend the sold-out Tourism Summit Aotearoa in Wellington today.
New tourism minister Stuart Nash will present the opening address at this year’s Tourism Summit Aotearoa.
Accor’s opening of a new hotel in Wellington next year will take to 35 the number of The Sebel properties across Australasia.
S&P Global says it expects Wellington International Airport’s domestic passenger traffic to pick up over the next one or two years but it will take longer for international recovery.
Wellington has seen a steady but consistent climb in occupancy since late August to report the highest average weekly rate last week, according to figures from STR.
Police are reminding trampers to keep themselves safe as the weather warms up.
The Kāpiti Food Fair is hoping to go ahead thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Government’s Domestic Events Fund and $10,000 from Kāpiti Coast District Council.
While parts of the country struggle, wine regions are seeing record numbers through their cellar doors.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa is planning to hold its annual summit on 17 November, with Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran lined up as a speaker.
Carterton District Council has cancelled the 2020 Daffodil Festival due the Government announcement on Friday that New Zealand will remain in Covid-19 alert level 2 until at least 16 September.
12 wild kiwi are alive and well in the reserve, including several pairs.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking public feedback on the future of its regional parks network.
A new $45m film studio development is under construction in Upper Hutt.
Wellington’s hotel occupancy has plateaued following the July school holiday peak but at a higher level than any of the other major markets, according to figures from STR.
The $16m restoration of Wellington’s Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart is underway thanks to an $8.5m contribution from the Government’s ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure fund.
Changes have been made at the terminals to ensure passengers are kept separate and safe.
The rebuild will create and support more than 200 local jobs and unlock massive local economic benefits.
Wellington International Airport is making a bond offer of up to $75m with the ability to accept oversubscriptions of up to $25m.
More than 2300 vouchers have been downloaded since the launch of WellingtonNZ’s Explore Wellington platform.
The $10m Hoods Aerodrome investment follows recent Government aviation funding for Hawke’s Bay and Hokitika.
Porirua City Council has launched the first ever Love Local Expo in a bid to introduce the region to its local businesses.
Air New Zealand’s direct A320 jet service between Auckland and Invercargill resumes today.
Accommodation and food services will be Wellington’s hardest hit industries by Covid-19, according to a new report.
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed debt ratings for Auckland Airport but downgraded Wellington and Christchurch airports.
Wellington International Airport Limited has secured a $75.76m facility from its two shareholders to help cope with the impact of Covid-19.
The Government’s $20.2m cash injection for New Zealand’s regional tourism organisations will play a pivotal role in the sector’s rebuild.