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Edwardian inspired Mansfield Garden to open

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

The Mansfield Garden will be the newest Fantasy Collection garden to open at Hamilton Gardens from 4pm on Monday, 12 November 2018. Read more »

Tourism students given $4000 boost

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Two Kiwi university students have each received a $4000 boost to help them complete their final year of study and prepare for a fantastic career in the tourism industry. The recipients of the 2019 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Academic Scholarship … Read more »

Tourism industry focusing on sustainable growth

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A revised framework to guide the sustainable development of New Zealands tourism industry has been released today by Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

Customs improves the cruise ship passenger arrival

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Customs has removed enroute processing and reduced the arrival processing time for cruise ship passengers travelling from Australia to New Zealand on a New Zealand, Australian or visa-waiver eligible passport. Read more »

Govt’s tourism strategy – yet another tax

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government should be doing all it can to ensure New Zealand reaps the benefits of the boom in tourism but the only firm decision in its draft tourism strategy is to impose another tax, Nationals Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay says. Support … Read more »

Research to help regions plan for tourism growth

Press Release – Lincoln University

Lincoln University is making a major investment to support and grow our understanding of tourism. Read more »

Longest Season Yet for New Zealand’s Largest Cruise Ship

Press Release – Royal Carribean Cruises

MEDIA RELEASE: LONGEST SEASON YET FOR NEW ZEALANDS LARGEST CRUISE SHIP Royal Caribbeans supercruiser, Ovation of the Seas, is expected to inject over $33m to NZ economy in passenger spend alone during her third New Zealand season Read more »

Updates to online passports system makes it easier to apply

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs have updated their online passport system, making it easier for kiwis to take and submit their own passport photos. Read more »

Foreign Minister to visit Europe, attend EAS and APEC

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Europe today to open two new New Zealand embassies, hold bilateral talks, and attend Armistice Day centenary commemorations. Read more »

LGNZ supports strategy to manage tourism growth

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Governments draft Tourism Strategy, announced this morning, which recognises the huge potential of the tourism industry and the need for sustainable growth and cooperation between all stakeholders. Read more »

Tourism Strategy change of direction long overdue

Press Release – Tourism Export Council

The Governments draft tourism strategy that opened for consultation today is long overdue and a much-needed change in direction from purely increasing visitor numbers to something more suited to managing the high number of visitors we experience today, … Read more »

New Govt strategy confirms support for tourism

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

The Governments draft Tourism Strategy, released today, is closely aligned with the industrys own vision and framework, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Read more »

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