Highways busy for region’s holiday weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Auckland motorists are being encouraged by the NZ Transport Agency to plan ahead for safer travel and to be aware of potential delays on regional state highways this Auckland Anniversary Weekend. Read more »

Queenstown’s award winning ways!

Press Release – Queenstown NZ

Queenstown, New Zealand (23 January 2015) Queenstowns world class activities and operators coupled with its outstanding natural beauty have recently earned Queenstown a collection of domestic and international accolades. Read more »

100 per cent for sailings over the summer break

Press Release – Interislander

Interislander ferries moved 128,279 passengers, 33,174 passenger vehicles and 4762 commercial vehicles over the Christmas and New Year holiday period with the three ferry services meeting 100 per cent of all scheduled sailings between 24 December … Read more »

New Zealand Welcomes One of World’s Biggest Superyachts

Press Release – Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ

January 22, 2015New Zealand–One of the world’s biggest superyachts, M.Y. Serene, arrived in Auckland in the early morning of January 20th to the surprise and delight of early bird wharf strollers. Read more »

Investigating alternative transport solutions

Press Release – Auckland Transport

The Board of Auckland Transport has called for an investigation into a light rail network, which could relieve traffic congestion on some of the regions busiest roads. Read more »

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

Press Release – Holiday Parks Association

Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence levels. Read more »

Millbrook Named Number 1 Hotel in NZ,4th South Pacific

Press Release – Millbrook Resort

Millbrook Resort, Queenstown, today announced it has been recognised as the overall winner for a third consecutive year in the Top Hotel category of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice awards for Hotels, ranking first out of ten. For the 13th … Read more »

Expert appeals for caution in the holiday road toll debate

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury expert has appealed for caution in finding answers to the jump in the holiday road toll. Read more »

Heritage Hotels Introduce Free Internet

Press Release – Heritage Hotels

Heritage Hotel Management has introduced complimentary internet for hotel guests in its Heritage Hotels and CityLife Hotels. Read more »

Restricted fire season begins

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

A restricted fire season will apply from midnight Thursday 22 January 2015 within the Rural Fire Areas controlled by the Palmerston North City Council and all Department of Conservation land that borders this authority. Read more »

New website to support visiting drivers

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

A new website designed to give visitors the information they need to enjoy a safe driving holiday in New Zealand is being launched today. Read more »

Swiss-Belhotel International Adopts STAAH

Press Release – STAAH

Swiss-Belhotel International has engaged leading channel management and booking engine solution STAAH, equipping the global hospitality management chain’s e-commerce team with a potent new weapon. Read more »

DOC to develop new guidelines

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation says it is taking steps to ensure a more consistent approach to its handling of applications for commercial concessions in national parks in response to an opinion released last month by the Ombudsman. Read more »

New tranche of Gallipoli passes issued

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Craig Foss Minister of Veterans Affairs 21 January 2015 Media Statement New tranche of Gallipoli passes issued Read more »

January International Travel Booming

Press Release – House of Travel

By Fleur Revell 21 January 2015 Kiwis are determined to keep that summer holiday feeling alive, with many already booking international trips in the new year, according to a leading local travel agency. Read more »

5-Year Passports Continue to Clip Kiwis’ Wings

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is renewing calls for a return to 10-year passports in 2015 after Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunnes failure to address New Zealands expensive passport regime that sees New Zealanders pay more but get less. Read more »

ACT welcomes taxi law review

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes Craig Foss prompt call to review taxi and private car hire regulations, announced today. Read more »

Malaysia Airlines’ Summer Deals

Press Release – Malaysia Airlines

New Zealanders seeking an exciting 2015 can take advantage of exceptional new fares to Asia, Europe, UK and other global destinations following the launch of Malaysia Airlines Summer Spectacular deals. Read more »

Cycle trails can stimulate domestic tourism growth

Press Release – Automobile Association

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis pedal their way around millions of kilometres of roads and tracks in New Zealand every year. The AA is working on encouraging more to do so in an effort to build encourage further economic growth in the domestic sector. Read more »

Wotif’s top ten lakeside and coastal destinations

Press Release – Wotif.co.nz

Wots your favourite spot for a long weekend? Wotifs top ten lakeside and coastal destinations Read more »

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