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 »

Northland second highest volume growth in NZ

Press Release – Northland Inc

Visitors streamed into Northland in record numbers in November, with the region recording the second highest volume growth for guest nights in the country and double the national growth rate. Read more »

Applications open tomorrow for Great Rides funding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced applications will open tomorrow for further funding to maintain and enhance Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. This is the sixth round of funding through the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides … Read more »

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels posts $40M profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, the hotel operator and property developer, nearly doubled profit in 2016, while CDL Investments, the residential property developer it controls, lifted net profit 55 percent in the … Read more »

New 5-star hotel to meet growing demand at Auckland Airport

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport and Tainui Group Holdings have announced an agreement to develop a new 5-star hotel adjacent to Auckland Airports international terminal and the existing 4-star Novotel hotel. The new premium 250-room hotel will be operated by … Read more »

International visitor spending reaches $10.1b

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Communities around New Zealand are continuing to benefit from steady growth in international visitor spending, which reached $10.1 billion in the year to December, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

International visitor spending steady over year to Dec 2016

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spending grew 4 per cent to $10.1 billion in the year ended December 2016, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Read more »

Consistency central to Kiwi travel habits in 2016

Press Release –

AUCKLAND, 17 February 2017: The latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from has revealed Kiwi travellers chose the well-trodden path for holidays in 2016, with destinations across Australia dominating the top ten list of most popular international … Read more »

Serious crash on Waimate Highway

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a serious crash on the Waimate Highway, close to Whitneys Creek. Read more »

Traffic lights are fixed – Pakowhai Road and the Expressway

Press Release – New Zealand Police

The traffic lights on the Expressway at Pakowhai Road, in Hawke’s Bay, are up and running again. Read more »

Chinese tourists discovering NZ’s best-kept secret

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 16 (BusinessDesk) – A new breed of more independent Chinese tourists is helping drive an explosion in the number of international visitors staying in New Zealand motels. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay records largest increase in guest nights

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Statistics New Zealand has released their latest Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) report for November 2016 arrivals and it revealed a fantastic result for the Hawkes Bay tourism industry. Read more »

Mayor moves to support affected Cadbury workers

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 16 February 2017) Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says he is working with local agencies to support workers affected by todays announcement that Mondelz International plans to end manufacturing operations at its Cadburys Dunedin factory … Read more »

First bookings for International Convention Centre unveiled

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

The first bookings have been secured at the New Zealand International Convention Centre, with Auckland winning the bids to host two large-scale international medical conferences in 2020. Read more »

Quake causes record fall in Kaikoura guest nights in November

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Kaikoura had a record 41 percent drop in guest nights at the districts hotels, motels, backpackers, and campgrounds in November, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Tourists flock to motels

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

International visitors continued to boost guest-night numbers, particularly for motels, in November, Statistics NZ said today. National guest nights for November 2016 were 5.1 percent higher than in November 2015. Read more »

First bookings for NZInternational Convention Centre

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has welcomed the announcement today of the first confirmed bookings for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC). Read more »

Popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails continues to climb

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The popularity of Hawkes Bay Trails is continuing to climb, with new figures showing a record number of people using the trails for cycling, walking or running. Read more »

Changes to Australian Visa Application Services

Press Release – TT services

On 24th February 2017, the Australian Visa Application Centre in Queenstown will cease daily Monday to Friday operations and will be replaced by a one day per week operation alternating between Queenstown and Dunedin. Read more »

International passenger growth drives 13% rise in dividends

Press Release – Christchurch Airport

Christchurch Airport is reporting an increased profit for the six months to 31 December as a result of strong international passenger growth. Read more »

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