2017 Network NZ Business Awards

Press Release – Network NZ

Auckland, New Zealand (Monday 20 March 2017) Network NZ announce their first annual New Zealand Business Awards, with nominations open from 30th June 10am to 28th July 8pm, Judging from the 29th July to 25th August, Peoples Choice Voting … Read more »

Subdued growth in guest nights as Kiwis head overseas

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights this January had a modest increase of 1.1 percent on January 2016, Stats NZ said today. International guest nights hit a record 2 million, up 6.9 percent on January 2016. This rise offset the drop in domestic guest nights, … Read more »

World-class waterfront hotel planned for downtown Auckland

Press Release – Colliers International

A world-class luxury hotel is planned for the last remaining waterfront site in downtown Auckland. Read more »

SH1, south of Kaikoura, to close for emergency stabilisation

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will be closed to all traffic for eight days from 8pm on Sunday, 26 March to 7am on Tuesday 4 April to enable emergency slip face stabilisation work to be carried out. Read more »

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Awarded Official Mark of Quality

Press Release – Tourism Holdings Limited

Waitomo Glowworm Caves is the proud recipient of a Qualmark Gold Award one of the first issued to a tourism operator under the new guidelines issued by Tourism New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand announces new executive appointment

Press Release – Tourism Malaysia

Auckland, New Zealand. 17 March 2017. Tourism Malaysia New Zealand region announces the appointment of Mr. Rosli Reshid to the position of Director. Read more »

Government prepared to fund priority tourism infrastructure

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has thanked Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) for its tourism wish list worth $1.4 billion but rejects that most of these should be funded by Government. Read more »

Air New Zealand introduces Dreamliner on Adelaide route

Press Release – Air New Zealand

With visitor numbers between New Zealand and South Australia continuing to soar, Air New Zealand has today announced it will begin flying the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft to Adelaide from October 2017, significantly increasing capacity on the … Read more »

Holiday park sector joins predator free effort

Press Release – Holiday Parks NZ

Hundreds of holiday parks in some of New Zealands most beautiful locations may soon be free of rats, stoats and possums after the organisation that represents them signed up to Predator Free New Zealand today. Read more »

Light-hearted video tackles serious topic

Press Release – Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (15, March 2017) Lake Wanaka Tourism (LWT) is launching a series of light-hearted educational videos, which aim to deliver some important messages to travellers visiting the region. Read more »

New Zealand to benefit from stronger air links

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand will benefit from a number of new air services agreements that will allow greater connectivity between New Zealand and the rest of the world, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. Read more »

NZ current account deficit narrows

Article – BusinessDesk

March 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands current account deficit narrowed in the fourth quarter, partly bolstered by a larger services balance surplus as tourism continues to boom. Read more »

National’s Tourism ‘Peanuts’ Way Short of $1.4B Needed

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Yet again National is throwing only peanuts to councils trying to pay for urgently needed infrastructure to cope with huge numbers of tourists, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

$5.5m available for new tourism infrastructure

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Applications are open for up to $5.5 million in extra funding to help regional communities respond to visitor growth through new tourism infrastructure, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett announced today . Read more »

Higher earnings from overseas

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand earned more income from our overseas investments in the December 2016 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This resulted in the lowest current account deficit since March 2014. The seasonally adjusted current account deficit decreased to $1.6 … Read more »

Eastern Bay plan supports a bright future

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Eastern Bay will face plenty of opportunities and challenges in the next 30-50 years, with changes to technology, science, population demographics, society, the economy and the environment happening thick and fast. Its important to act now … Read more »

Impose targeted visitor tax at the border – not councils

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

A targeted visitor tax imposed at New Zealands border is the fairest way to ensure tourists contribute to cover costs of their visit. Read more »

Report shows more options needed to meet cost of tourism

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The $1.4 billion dollar cost of new infrastructure to support the tourism boom shows new funding options are needed to avoid ratepayers being forced to bear the full cost alone, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says. A new report from Local Government … Read more »

Depth of tourism infrastructure needs revealed

Press Release – Local Government NZ

The full extent of the infrastructure investment needed so communities can keep up with unprecedented tourism growth has been highlighted through a recent survey of local government. Read more »

Annual Plan aims to maintain Ruapehu’s momentum

Press Release – Raupehu District Council

Maintaining Ruapehus momentum is the goal of Councils Annual Plan for the coming financial year (2017-18). Read more »

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