Prime Minister opens new Christchurch Visitor Centre

Press Release – Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism

The opening of the new Christchurch Visitor Centre today, by Prime Minister John Key in his last official engagement, is a multiple celebration for the citys earthquake recovery, say tourism leaders. Read more »

Support for tourism but some concerns

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

New Zealanders generally feel positive about the fast-growing tourism industry, according to the latest research by Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Tourism New Zealand. Read more »

Support package for Kaikoura businesses extended

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The wage subsidy package for quake-affected businesses in and aroundKaikoura will be extended for a further eight weeks, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced today. Read more »

New App Makes it Simple for Tourists to Buy More NZ Wine

Press Release – WineCaseNZ


Hawke’s Bay Tourism and Central Hawke’s Bay partnership

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Another rise in visitor spend for Central Hawkes Bay has earned praise from Central Hawkes Bay Deputy Mayor Ian Sharp at a recent council meeting, calling the decision for Central Hawkes Bay to partner with Hawkes Bay Tourism for its visitor strategy, … Read more »

Cycle trails to receive more funding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $837,132 in nine new projects for the upkeep of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key announced today. Read more »

NZSki – New Appointment announcement

Press Release – NZSki

NZSki is pleased to announce that Nigel Kerr will be taking on the role of Coronet Peak Ski Area Manager starting 27 February 2017. Read more »

Funding for Bay of Plenty tourism project

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett announced today that $158,000 is being committed to a visitor economy project as part of the Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Action Plan. The Plan has a key action to develop a collaborative … Read more »

Updated Information on Cannabis-based products

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Customs Service are providing updated information which may be of interest to travellers arriving from the United States. Read more »

New visually driven website for Lake Wanaka Tourism

Press Release – Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (Wednesday 7 December, 2016) Lake Wanaka Tourism (LWT) has launched a fresh new-look website, designed to reflect the updated brand rolled out earlier this year. Read more »

New visually driven website for Lake Wanaka Tourism

Press Release – Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (Wednesday 7 December, 2016) Lake Wanaka Tourism (LWT) has launched a fresh new-look website, designed to reflect the updated brand rolled out earlier this year. Read more »

Southern Rimutaka pest control operation postponed

Press Release – OSPRI New Zealand

Unsettled spring weather has postponed a planned aerial possum control operation in the southern Rimutaka Ranges and East Harbour Regional Park until next year. Read more »

No more disguising business employees as ‘volunteers’

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Businesses in New Zealand are being warned by the Labour Inspectorate about disguising business employees as volunteers following a nationwide investigation that revealed some concerning employment practices, particularly in the accommodation … Read more »

Serko Now Lets Users Book Travel Directely From Moobiles

Press Release – Serko

Auckland, New Zealand. 7th December 2016 Serko Ltd. (SKO.NZ) The latest mobile development from Serko, a leader in integrated travel and expense management applications, now enables users to submit business expenses directly from their phones using Serko … Read more »

Expert Anglers all agree that Deep Creek needs to be fixed

Press Release – Future Rivers

5 Expert Anglers with combined fishing and professional experience exceeding 150 years say that Deep Creek (Rangitata River Mid Canterbury) needs to be fixed now, and agree CSI Fish and Game have got this all wrong! Read more »

Local Government NZ backs national tourism levy

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 6 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s spending on tourism infrastructure needs to increase and it isn’t realistic to expect ratepayers to foot the bill, especially in smaller towns reliant on tourists such as Franz Josef, says Lawrence Yule, president … Read more »

New Zealand’s Best and Worst Airports Revealed

Press Release – Cheapflights

Cheapflights research shows Christchurch leads the nation while Auckland ranks last Read more »

Top winery proposes vineyard village in Central Otago

Press Release – Wooing Tree Wine

Leading Central Otago winery Wooing Tree Vineyard has today released plans that will enable the development of a boutique residential and commercial space designed to complement its wine business in Cromwell. Read more »

Torpedo7 and 1-Day founders behind acquisition of Travelbug

Press Release – Travel Booking Services 2016 LP

Torpedo7 and 1-Day founders behind acquisition of Trade Mes Travelbug and BookIt online businesses Read more »

PM raised profile of tourism in Govt

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism Industry Aotearoa has paid tribute to Prime Minister John Key, saying he raised the profile of New Zealands biggest export sector across the Government. The tourism industry was delighted when Mr Key took over the tourism portfolio when … Read more »

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