Time for one more long weekend break

Press Release – Holiday Accommodation Parks Assn of NZ

As the long, successful summer draws to a close, holiday parks are encouraging New Zealanders to get out and enjoy one more long weekend break. Read more »

Autumn arrivals off to a flying start

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

International holiday arrivals for the month of March show a solid start to the autumn shoulder up 26.3 per cent on the same month last year, meaning an additional 38,000 visitors. Read more »

Cable Car’s winter closure for major upgrade

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellingtons iconic Cable Car is to close down for two months from 7 June to 31 July for a $3 million comprehensive equipment upgrade that will, among other things, allow the service to run more quickly and carry more passengers. Read more »

Queenstown’s new runway lights to be put to the test

Press Release – Airways New Zealand

New runway, taxiway, approach and apron lights are now in place ready to greet pilots and passengers flying into Queenstown Airport after dark, and will be fully put to the test over the next week. Read more »

Early Easter helps break international travel records

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals numbered 344,400 in March 2016, with an earlier Easter break helping to produce a new March record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 52,600 (18 percent) from March 2015, with holidaymakers driving the increase. Read more »

Cheapflights Announces First Hire Down Under

Press Release – Cheapflights

Following a record year in 2015 and more than 2.7 million visits across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) in the first quarter of 2016, global flight search and travel deals platform Cheapflights is accelerating its regional growth and partner network … Read more »

TRENZ worth tens of millions of dollars to New Zealand

Press Release – TRENZ

Rotorua will be buzzing for four days of TRENZ (10-13 May), the tourism industrys premier annual international trade event, when more than 1100 delegates will be in town, negotiating tens of millions of dollars worth of new tourism business. Read more »

Queenstown Airport gearing up for winter evening flights

Press Release – Queenstown Airport

Queenstown, New Zealand (21 April 2016) Queenstown Airport will be ready to receive after-dark flights from the end of April following the completion of a runway and airfield lighting upgrade. The $18 million runway works, completed over the past … Read more »

‘More’ of Malaysia Oceania Campaign Launches in NZ

Press Release – Tourism Malaysia

Auckland 21 April, 2016. Tourism Malaysia has this month unveiled its New Zealand incarnation of MORE of Malaysia to Celebrate Every Day campaign. Read more »

Auckland wins at Ultimate Sports Cities Awards

Press Release – ATEED

Auckland continues to make its mark on the global stage as an international events city, winning three awards at the 2016 SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Cities Awards and being ranked fourth overall in the world. Read more »

Guest nights surge in Canterbury’s Mackenzie region

Press Release – Mackenzie Region

Tourism in the Mackenzie district is booming, with the region recording New Zealands highest percentage increase in guest nights for January and February 2016. Read more »

Stay safe on Otago and Southland roads this ANZAC weekend

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Drivers heading away for ANZAC weekend can minimise stress and increase everyones safety by planning ahead and driving with care, says the NZ Transport Agency. Read more »

New measures to make travel to NZ easier

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse welcomes a package of measures designed to make it easier for Chinese travellers to visit New Zealand. Read more »

Check your route before travelling

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

After the severe weather experienced on the Coromandel Sunday afternoon and early Mondaymorning, many of the roads to popular holiday destinations may have been affected. Read more »

Kris Faafoi promoted to Shadow Cabinet

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Kris Faafoi has been promoted to Labours Shadow Cabinet and receives the Tourism portfolio while Clayton Cosgrove takes on a business outreach role a move prompted by Mr Cosgroves decision to not stand at the next election, says Opposition Leader … Read more »

Maud Island Frogs hop across Wellington

Press Release – Zealandia

Maud Island Frogs hop across Wellington Five nationally endangered Maud Island Frogs have made a giant leap moving from Zealandia to Wellington Zoo this week. Read more »

Auditor-General must investigate Niue deal for donor

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must come clean on how a donor who gave more than $100,000 to his party during a tender process, won a hotel management contract which led to a Government-funded, $7.5million upgrade to the resort, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. Read more »

CentrePort announces fantastic Cruise Season

Press Release – CentrePort

CentrePort announces fantastic Cruise Season CentrePort is celebrating the end of a record cruise ship season where 230,000 visitors got a taste of unbeatable Wellington days. Cruise New Zealand has estimated the bumper season will contribute $65.7 million … Read more »

Fatal incident at Mt Nicholas

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Queenstown Police are currently in attendance at a fatal incident at the Mt Nicholas Station. It appears a 73 year-old male was injured after a bus has reversed into him in the carpark. Read more »

Roadworks and safety improvements on Waikato and BoP Roads

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Roadworks and safety improvements on Waikato and Bay of Plenty roads; allow extra time when travelling Read more »

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