PM John Key sees value in Hundertwasser project

Press Release – YES Whangarei

John Key has indicated that if Whangarei’s Hundertwasser project goes ahead he sees the Ministry of Tourism as being open to providing funding, noting that there are strong reasons for building it. Read more »

Queenstown Trails Recognises Support of Charitable Trusts

Press Release – Queenstown Trails Trust

The Queenstown Trails Trust is today recognising the invaluable support from the Community Trust of Southland and the Central Lakes Trust in providing $1m grants respectively towards the development of the spectacular 110km Queenstown Trail. Read more »

Queenstown’s international visitor spend tops $1 billion

Press Release – Destination Queenstown

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has today released its annual Regional Tourism Estimates showing Queenstown is the number one regional centre in New Zealand for international visitor expenditure, making up 14% of all international … Read more »

AA strengthens tourism front row

Press Release – Automobile Association

The AA has boosted its tourism credentials with the appointment of an industry leader to a new role at the organisations top table. Current Tourism Industry Association chairman Grant Lilly has accepted a role as General Manager Travel and Tourism, a … Read more »

Jetstar helps to improve the view on Bay of Plenty coastline

Press Release – Jetstar

Jetstar today launched a new environmental initiative to use carbon offsets from the Ngati Awa Heritage Estate in the Bay of Plenty for its domestic operations in New Zealand. Read more »

Air New Zealand named Deloitte / AJ Park Company of the Year

Press Release – AJ Park

Air New Zealand was named the Deloitte / AJ Park Company of the Year at last night’s Deloitte Top 200 awards ceremony in Auckland. The Company of the Year award recognises Air New Zealand’s best overall organisational performance from the previous year … Read more »

International visitors spend more in tourist destinations

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) today released its Regional Tourism Estimates for the year ending March 2014, showing significant growth in spending by international visitors in New Zealands key tourist destinations. Read more »

Three grants worth $67,000 approved

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

$24,000 to Ngti Hau Mahi Trust for development and expansion of a native plant nursery. $23,000 to the Hamilton Gardens Festival Foundation to include environment awareness and sustainability programmes at the 2015 summer festival. $20,000 … Read more »

Submission: Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill

Press Release – Office of the Privacy Commissioner

My three key areas of concern relate to: The duration of visual surveillance warrants; The controls around warrantless surveillance powers; Clarifying the continuation of controls around access to Passenger Name Record (PNR) data under … Read more »

Sunair to commence direct flights from Auckland to Whitianga

Press Release – Destination Coromandel

The announcement of a twice daily air service out of Ardmore Airport direct to Whitianga and daily flights connecting Whitianga with Great Barrier Island and Tauranga is welcome news to The Coromandel tourism industry. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay official Visitor Guide gets a new look for 2015

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

The 2015 Hawkes Bay Visitor Guide has been published and hits the shelves this week, sporting a new look, format and design. Read more »

Video: Tiger Cubs the New Cuties at Hamilton Zoo

Press Release – Hamilton Zoo

The zoos female Sumatran tiger, Sali, gave birth to a pair of cubs earlier this month believed to be a boy and a girl in what is a significant achievement for both the species and the popular Hamilton visitor attraction. Read more »

Veuve Clicquot launches new mail service this Christmas

Press Release – Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot is bringing Clicquot Mail to New Zealand just in time for Christmas this year. Throughout the month of December, restaurant diners will be able to put pen to paper on tailor-made Veuve Clicquot postcards then post them free of charge … Read more »

Law Society urges reduction of terrorist fighter bill powers

Press Release – New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society says powers proposed in the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill should be reduced to ensure they are strictly limited to countering the threats that have arisen. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay no bridesmaid at Air NZ Wine Awards

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers

Hawkes Bay may be the second largest wine region in this country, but it definitely takes the lead in producing award-winning wines across a broad range of varietals as evidenced at New Zealands premier wine competition, the Air New Zealand Wine … Read more »

Doubling of flights between NZ and China

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Flights between New Zealand and China are set to double under amended air services arrangements, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges. Read more »

Hamilton Motel sponsors Of Children’s Christmas Party

Press Release – Aspen Manor Motel

Aspen Manor Motel in Hamilton has become the latest business to connect with MediaPAs Social Giving Programme by sponsoring The Radio Network Special Childrens Christmas Party. Read more »

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast, shares rise

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, said annual profit may rise as much as 44 percent on increased sales and lower costs. The shares rose to a six-year high. Read more »

Countdown is on to Five Ship Extravaganza

Press Release – P and O Cruises

One year out from its historic five ship spectacular in Sydney Harbour, P&O Cruises has revealed that entertainment across its expanded fleet will take a bold new direction with dreamlike party nights and innovative new offerings set to transform each ship … Read more »

Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill – Submissions

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are now being invited on the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill. The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 27 November 2014 Read more »

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