SKYCITY signs Agreement with South Australian Government

Press Release – SKYCITY

SKYCITY Entertainment Group has today signed an agreement with the South Australian Government for the start of early works as part of the expansion of the Adelaide Casino and the broader development of the Adelaide riverbank precinct. Read more »

Dunedin delegation to China

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 26 May 2016) Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull will lead a Dunedin delegation to China next month focused on strengthening existing ties and unlocking further economic opportunities for the city, particularly in the areas of tourism, … Read more »

MYOB gives tick for Budget’s impact on SMEs

Press Release – MYOB

Leading accounting software provider MYOB says the National Governments eighth Budget will have a positive impact on New Zealand small and medium sized businesses but there is more work to be done to reduce the tax burden on SMEs. Read more »

Low-risk travellers streamlined at the border

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 establishes a two-year trial to streamline border processing for low-risk travellers and traders, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner say. Read more »

NZDF Texans are on their way down South

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force

Future Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) instructors will be flying the new T-6C Texans II into Christchurch and Invercargill airports over the next week as they complete the Flying Instructor Course (FIC). Read more »

Remarkable journey over for Dennis at Waterview

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The remarkable mechanical journey of Dennis across the skyline of Aucklands Northwestern Motorway has come to an end. The bright yellow lifting gantry has placed the last of 277 super heavyweight concrete beams into position on the Great North Road Interchange … Read more »

Transdev’s plans good for region, says Chamber

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Transdevs plans good for region, says Chamber Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes moves by the regions new train operator to make significant improvements to services. Read more »

All Trails Set To Open For Cardrona’s June 11 Opening Day

Press Release – Cardrona

After a significant pre-season snowfall early this week, Cardrona Alpine Resort is on track to have all trails open by Opening Day. With the current snow base, cold temperatures, snowmaking and grooming capabilites, all guns are blazing for the resort … Read more »

Bond Street set to bond the community

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Bond Street set to bond the community Bond Street has received a face-lift with repainted polka dots, plus new seats and community gardens added to provide inner-city green space and youre invited to the public opening Garden Party this Saturday … Read more »

Skydive Abel Tasman earns 2016 certificate of excellence

Press Release – Abel Tasman Skydive

Skydive Abel Tasman, kiwi-owned and operating safely for 25 years, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler … Read more »

RMA changes would support tourism boom

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Changes to the Resource Management Act must balance care for the environment with the pressing need for new infrastructure to cope with New Zealands tourism boom, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Read more »

Remarkables Park announces second new hotel

Press Release – Remarkables Park

Remarkables Park announces second new hotel and residential units for Queenstowns rapidly expanding Remarkables Park Town Centre Read more »

Kiwis Bag Travel Bargains to Escape Winter

Press Release – Cheapflights

Adventure is on the cards for thousands of Kiwis according to latest research fromCheapflights.co.nz that reveals an increasing number of locals have been locking in cheap fares to classic destinations this winter. Read more »

New report forecasts a shortfall of 26 hotels in next decade

Article – BusinessDesk

New report forecasts a shortfall of 26 hotels in next decade, above what’s already being built Read more »

The Rees Hotel Queenstown Scoops Two Major Traveller Awards

Press Release – Rees Hotel

Once again The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been voted one of the top hotels in New Zealand by two major online booking agencies, as assessed by the international travelling public. Last week The Rees was one of only fifteen New Zealand hotels to gain the … Read more »

Government More Interested in Tourists than Homelessness

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is labelling Steven Joyces Project Palace (yes that is really what he is calling it ) the National Partys version of a planned economy. Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: Read more »

Mayor sees higher-end accommodation opportunity in Rotorua

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick today welcomed the announcement from Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett that Rotorua is one of a few regions identified as needing five-star accommodation as part of a project … Read more »

Hotel report highlights investment opportunities

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) says a new regional hotel analysis released today by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) should help attract investment in the hotel sector. Read more »

Wellington welcomes hotel investment project

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomes the inclusion of the Capital City in NZ Trade and Enterprises hotel investment initiative to help expand New Zealands hotel capacity. Read more »

Record New Zealand Cruise Passenger Numbers

Press Release – Cruise Lines International Association

A record 66,152 New Zealanders plied the worlds oceans on a cruise holiday in 2015 with a 10 per cent leap in passenger numbers helping to make the country one of the worlds top performing markets, according to a new report released today. Read more »

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