Call for greater tourism funding for communities welcomed

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Federated Farmers adding its voice to the call for more central government funding for tourism infrastructure is welcomed by Local Government New Zealand. Tourism is booming in New Zealand bringing with it a range of growth issues, most notably from … Read more »

Emirates launching daily service to Newark via Athens

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates will launch a new daily service from Dubai to Newark Liberty International Airport, via the Greek capital city of Athens, starting on March 12. Read more »

Historic Sign of the Kiwi returns

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

The historic Sign of the Kiwi has reopened after nearly six years in the wilderness, with repair and restoration following the February 2011 earthquakes now complete. Read more »

Major milestones for Air New Zealand’s mobile app

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Major milestones for Air New Zealands mobile app 1 million downloads, 2 million coffees ordered Air New Zealands mobile app is proving a hit with customers, clocking up its one millionth user download this week. At the same time, the apps popular … Read more »

Free WIFI proving popular and going well

Press Release – Raupehu District Council

The Council supplied free WIFI in Taumarunui, Ohakune and Raetihi is proving popular with hundreds of people using the service every day. Read more »

Changes to TranzAlpine service

Press Release – KiwiRail

KiwiRail is offering day trips from Christchurch to Arthurs Pass on its popular TranzAlpine service after Wednesdays weather bomb cut road and rail links. Read more »

Official Swimming Warning – Tukituki River

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council

People are being warned not to swim at popular spots Patangata , Horseshoe Bend and Red Bridge in the Tukituki River following results in today showing increased levels of cyanobacteria mats (algal blooms). Read more »

Million passenger milestone for Queenstown

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is celebrating a new milestone, with the news that it carried a million domestic passengers to and from the popular tourist destination of Queenstown in 2016. The airline reached the milestone for the first time late last year with 163,000 … Read more »

Emirates Adds Flight Flexibility With Third Daily to Nairobi

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, is to increase its service to Nairobi, a favourite gateway to Africa for New Zealanders, with the introduction of a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenyas capital from June 1. Read more »

Body of missing kayaker found in Lake Rotorua

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The body of a man has been found in the water of Lake Rotorua, near Hamurana, this afternoon. Read more »

Media Advisory – Public Transport Wellington Region

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

As a result of changes to the Weather forecast predicting strong Winds trolleybus services have resumed with services running to timetable. Read more »

Wither Hills Farm Park closed until further notice

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has closed all Wither Hills Farm Park recreational tracks until further notice, due to the predicted gale force winds and elevated fire risk. Read more »

South African visitor numbers rise in month of visa changes

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – The number of visitors from South Africa in November last year rose by more than a quarter, despite the ending of the visa waiver agreement between the two countries. Read more »

Overflow parking at Warren Park reserve to close

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

This extra parking was put in by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to help alleviate parking shortages over the busy Christmas/New Year peak period. Read more »

Emirates to Add Croatia to Europe Network

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates is adding another Europe gateway for New Zealand travellers the airlines 39th in Europe – with the introduction of a daily flight to Zagreb (ZAG), the capital of Croatia, from June 1, 2017. Read more »

Police appeal for sightings of French tourist

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for sightings of a French tourist who has been reported missing by his family in France. Read more »

Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River

Press Release – Otago Regional Council

The presence of the potentially toxic algae Phormidium has been confirmed in the lower Cardrona River. This has prompted the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to warn dog owners to be vigilant when exercising their pets alongside Otagos rivers and … Read more »

Skydive over Abel Tasman National Park with Google

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Google Street View has gone sky high with an innovative new use of technology to demonstrate the skydive experience. Read more »

New Zealand’s Helena Bay named as world’s best new hotel

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

New Zealands newest luxury destination, Helena Bay has been named as the best new hotel in the world. Read more »

David Trubridge lights up Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Rotorua’s Redwood Forest has been lit up with a new nocturnal tourism experience, Redwoods Nightlights. Read more »

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