Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate won’t help the city

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Turning tourists away because of Aucklands accommodation targeted rate wont help the city. Read more »

Judgment: NZALPA v CAA

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal


Airport welcomes for cricket teams

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Tuesday, 28 February 2017) Dunedin residents are being urged to roll out a big southern welcome for the Black Caps and South Africa teams when they arrive for their test match clash in March. Read more »

$2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairāwhiti

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today announced funding will be made available for tourism infrastructure and cultural events as part of the Tairawhiti Economic Action Plan. Read more »

Bay of Plenty beaches not the only drawcard for locals

Press Release – Tourism Bay of Plenty

Monday, February 27: The coastal Bay of Plenty frequently makes headlines for its pristine beaches, but a spot of retail therapy or exploring the region by foot are equally popular activities with residents, according to the Tourism Bay of Plenty … Read more »

SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Spacecraft Beyond the Moon

Press Release – SpaceX

We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission. Like the Apollo astronauts before them, these individuals will … Read more »

$1.7m boost for Rotorua Crankworx event

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will invest up to $1.7 million over five years into the mountain biking Crankworx Festival and Enduro World Series in Rotorua, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced. Read more »

Show us your Rotorua and win!

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

A $200 voucher and a class trip are up for grabs for locals who enter the Vision 2030 – The Rotorua Way Photo Competition . Read more »

Lyttelton gets a safety-driven, ‘smart’ pedestrian crossing

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

A smart pedestrian crossing that uses radar technology to sense people and adjust crossing time is set to be installed in Lyttelton. Read more »

Wellington continues to reap the benefits of tourism growth

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National List MP Paul Foster-Bell was delighted to see Wellington continue to reap the benefits of tourism growth Read more »

New campervan park in time for World Masters Games

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

A new short term campervan park at Ellerslie Racecourse has been given the green light, opening up some additional accommodation options in time for World Masters Games 2017 and the DHL New Zealand Lions series. Read more »

Public Transport Breakthrough for the Wakatipu

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

A much needed radical shift in public transport for the Wakatipu Basins residence and visitors became a step closer today. Read more »

Fresh water vital to tourism industry growth

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is pleased that the Government has recognised fresh waters value to the visitor economy, and is hopeful that this can be realised via its new water quality targets. Read more »

Get on board with cruise cover

Press Release – Compare Travel Insurance

Preparing to soak up the sun and scenery on board a Kiwi cruise? You may want to consider cruise cover before you set sail. Read more »

Qantas reports slide in first-half earnings

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Australia’s biggest airline Qantas Airways reported a slide in first-half profit but its Jetstar Group, which includes New Zealand domestic and regional as well as Australia outbound flights among others, did better. Read more »

Tourists continue to add value to NZ economy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tourism spending over the summer high season continued to grow in most regions, providing jobs for regional New Zealand, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Busy summer for MPI biosecurity staff

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Faced with record numbers of international visitors this summer, Ministry for Primary Industries biosecurity staff have intercepted risk goods ranging from the bizarre to the potentially devastating for New Zealands economy and environment. Read more »

Christchurch’s pockets of awesome captured in new resource

Press Release – Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism

Christchurchs pockets of awesome – the citys trending places to meet, eat, drink, and experience – are now featured in a new online resource at Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism (CCT) launched the Pockets of Awesome campaign … Read more »

Second largest interim result and maintains strong dividend

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today announced earnings before taxation for the first six months of the 2017 financial year of $349 million, compared to $457 million in the prior year – the second highest result for an interim period in the airlines history. Read more »

Crash involving bus and car near Akaroa – UPDATE #2

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police remain at the scene of a crash between a car and a bus carrying tourists in Canterbury. Read more »

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