AK Airport to sell Nth Q’land Airports stake for A$370 mil

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport will sell its quarter-stake in the Cairns and Mackay airports in North Queensland to its fellow investors for A$370 million, almost three times what it paid eight years ago. Read more »

Long-serving manager to retire from Skyline Enterprises

Press Release – Skyline Enterprises

One of Skyline Enterprises longest-serving senior managers, Rotorua-based Neville Nicholson, is retiring in April 2018 after 34 years with the company. Read more »

Experience Co cleared by CAA to resume Queenstown skydiving

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 15 (BusinessDesk) – ASX-listed Experience Co was cleared to resume skydiving operations in Queenstown yesterday after a voluntary suspension last week following an incident left an American man missing, presumed drowned. Read more »

Herald best beach competition “flawed”

Press Release – Whakatane District Council

Whakatne Mayor Tony Bonne has described the New Zealand Heralds approach to finding the best beach in the country as flawed and, frankly, a bit silly. Read more »

Resumption of Operations – NZONE Skydive

Press Release – NZONE

Resumption of Operations – NZONE Skydive Queenstown, New Zealand 15 January 2018 Skydiving operations and commercial activity resumed at NZONE Skydive in Queenstown on Sunday after consultation with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Company … Read more »

Snow hits Mount Maunganui in the middle of summer

Press Release – Mt Ruapehu

MT MAUNGANUI, JANUARY 13 2018: A huge truckload of snow transformed part of Marine Parade, along Mount Maunganuis beachfront, into a white winter wonderland today. Read more »

Snow comes to Mt Maunganui in the height of summer

Press Release – Mt Ruapehu

MT MAUNGANUI, JANUARY 13 2018: Mt Ruapehu is sharing its love of snow and delivering it to Mt Maunganui beach this summer. Read more »

NZONE owner Experience Co suspends Queenstown operations

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 12 (BusinessDesk) – Australian adventure tourism operator Experience Co shares fell 9.4 percent after suspending its Queenstown operations after the Wednesday skydiving incident left a US man missing and presumed drowned. Read more »

Top section of Tiki Trail track to open on Monday.

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Walkers, trail runners and outdoor enthusiasts are in for a treat as the final stretch of Queenstowns famous Tiki Trail is set to open on Monday 16 January. Read more »

Rotorua named as top destination to visit in 2018

Press Release – Destination Rotorua

Rotorua named as top destination to visit in 2018 Rotorua has been named as one of the top places to see in the prestigious The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. The list, described as a starter kit for seeing the world features … Read more »

Wet weather warning for Friday, 12 January, SH1 Kaikōura

Press Release – NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency advises people driving between Picton and Christchurch tomorrow, Friday, 12 January, to be aware that more rain is forecast overnight tonight (Thursday) which may affect people planning to travel on State Highway 1 through Kaikura. … Read more »

The Coromandel is open for business after the storm

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

(Photo: Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi speaks to NZTA contractors on the Thames Coast Rd) We took a hit from last week’s storm, and some businesses have been badly damaged, but we’re open for business so come and enjoy some local Coromandel hospitality. Read more »

Trouble in Paradise

Press Release – Aotea PoisonFree

A huge number of Aotea (Great Barrier Island) residents have spoken out against DOCs plans to drop 10 tonnes of poisoned bait on Rakitu Island, a relatively small offshore island 2 km east of Barrier, to rid the island of rats. Read more »

Martin Toomey resigns as CEO of Snow Sports NZ

Press Release – Snow Sports New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (28 December 2017) Martin Toomey has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Snow Sports NZ having accepted the role of Chief Executive Officer of Winter Games NZ. Read more »

West Coast Wildlife Centre welcomes 50th kiwi chick

Press Release – West Coast Wildlife Centre

The hatching season for the worlds rarest kiwi in Franz Josef has been a tremendous success with the arrival of the 50th rowi kiwi chick successfully hatched at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef. Read more »

IAOPA World Assembly

Press Release – Warbirds Over Wanaka

Wanaka: Warbirds Over Wanaka isnt the only major international aviation event happening in the region next March. The International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations 29th World Assembly is being held in Queenstown over the five days … Read more »

Holiday park provider extends reach to five new locations

Press Release – TOP 10 Holiday Parks

Holiday park provider extends its reach to five new locations in New Zealand New Zealands largest holiday park chain has further expanded its reach, adding another five destinations to its portfolio. TOP 10 Holiday Parks Group now has 50 parks around … Read more »

Air New Zealand Explores Translation Technology

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is turning to technology to tackle the language barriers that often arise during travel. Read more »

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand: November 2017

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Stats NZ website. Read more »

Tourism Holdings expects up to $3M annual recurring benefit

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings says annual profit will be about 10 percent higher from new tax legislation passed in the US. Read more »

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