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 pocketsofawesome.co.nz 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 »

Auckland Airport welcomes Sichuan Airlines

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport welcomes the announcement that Sichuan Airlines will start flying between Auckland and Chengdu in China from June this year. The service will operate three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday using an A330-200 aircraft with … Read more »

More Kiwi kids set to fly thanks to Airpoints™ for Schools

Press Release – Air NZ

Kiwi kids from 10 schools from the Far North to Invercargill are set to enjoy some unique travel and learning experiences with their schools selected for Air New Zealands 2017 Airpoints for Schools programme. The programme allows Air New Zealand Airpoints … Read more »

Tourism Holdings lifts 1H profit 38%

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 21 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the campervan rental company, lifted first-half profit 38 percent with strong tourist demand in New Zealand and Australia, and said it will at least deliver its forecast annual profit of $27 million. Read more »

National Parks First and Foremost Belong to Kiwis

Press Release – Outdoor Recreation New Zealand

National parks are by law the peoples parks and New Zealanders should have free entry with tourists charged a national park levy on entering the country says a national outdoor recreation advocacy. Read more »

Death of Russell Glendinning (Mr Kigston Flyer.)

Press Release – Federation of Rail Organisations of New Zealand

Russell Glendinning, the man who made the Kingston Flyer a world-renowned attraction, died today, aged 80. Read more »

Springsteen & the E Street Band ready to boost Christchurch

Press Release – Vbase

Vbase is ready to welcome 30,000 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band fans to AMI Stadium tomorrow night, 21 February for their first and only South Island concert. Vbase General Manager Darren Burden says the concert will not only boost spirits, … Read more »

Auckland tackles freedom camping issue

Press Release – Auckland Council

A bumper tourism season is increasing tensions between freedom campers and locals in Auckland, prompting new moves to see if the conflicting needs of freedom campers and local residents can peacefully co-exist. Read more »

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