Devilish New Exhibit at Orana Wildlife Park

Press Release – Orana Wildlife Park

Tasmanian devils have arrived in Christchurch! Evelyn, Harris, Brodie and Pumba (all aged 3) were transferred from Healesville Sanctuary (near Melbourne) last week. The animals have been introduced to their new home, New Zealands largest Tasmanian … Read more »

Tourism Holdings lifts annual profit forecast to $17 million

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 18 (BusinessDesk) – Tourism Holdings, the biggest campervan rental company in Australia and New Zealand, has lifted its forecast for first-half and annual earnings for a second time on favourable trading conditions. Read more »

All girls mountaineering course launched

Press Release – Queenstown Mountain Holidays

Queenstowns only professional mountain guiding company, Queenstown Mountain Holidays, will run a seven day ladies-only mountaineering course next year aimed at building skills and knowledge. Read more »

Hotels trump home stays this Christmas

Press Release – Hotels.com

The Hotels.com Christmas Travel Tracker reveals eight in 10 Kiwis prefer domestic downtime over a trip abroad this Christmas Read more »

Kiwis happy to snub family this silly season

Press Release – Hotels.com

16 December, 2014 : New research from Hotels.com has revealed nearly one in two (49%) Kiwis would happily give one of their family members a chance to star in their own Home Alone movie, by leaving them behind this Christmas. Read more »

Government Must Bring in the Experts to Sort Strait Ferries

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling on the government to bring in maritime experts to sort out the Cook Strait ferries, including the ships, the management and command structure. Read more »

Canterbury Police speak to missing French tourist

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have located Celine, the French tourist who was unaccounted for in Arthurs Pass, safe and well in Te Anau. A Police officer from Te Anau met up with Celine this morning and confirmed she was the same person that had left a note with … Read more »

Extra Jetstar destination welcomed, says Chamber of Commerce

Press Release – Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

Wellingtons new air connection with Melbourne will provide a further welcome boost to the regions economy, says Wellington Employers Chamber of Commerce President John Milford. Read more »

Whanganui October Guest Night Increase Over National Average

Press Release – Wanganui District Council

October 2014 commercial accommodation statistics were released last week with percentage increases higher than the national average. This follows Whanganuis strong trend to date leading in to summer. Read more »

New adventure activity safety guidelines finalised

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

Four new sets of safety guidelines for commercial adventure tourism operators will help improve safety in the sector, Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) says. Read more »

Rare dolphin calves sighted in Akaroa Harbour

Press Release – Black Cat Cruises

Rare dolphin calves have been sighted in Akaroa Harbour, which is always great news for the endangered species. Early summer has seen Hector’s dolphin calves spotted swimming with their mothers in the harbour, which is always exciting, Black Cat Cruises … Read more »

Hertz New Caledonia celebrates 50 years of car rental

Press Release – Hertz

Hertz, the worlds leading car rental brand, is celebrating this year its 50th anniversary on the beautiful island of New Caledonia. The special milestone marks half a century since the brand became the first company to offer car rental services … Read more »

Jetstar announce Wellington to Melbourne route

Press Release – Wellington Airport Limited

Jetstar has launched a new direct service from Wellington to Melbourne commencing in March 2015. The first flight from Jetstars Gold Coast route arrived in the Capital last Friday and the high demand has prompted the launch of the Melbourne … Read more »

Jetstar adds Melbourne to its Wellington international netwo

Press Release – Jetstar

Jetstar will more than double its international Wellington services when it begins new flights to the capital from Melbourne in March 2015. Last week the low fares airline celebrated its very first international services to Wellington when its inaugural … Read more »

Historic pub now discerning food destination

Press Release – The White Rabbit

Restaurant entrepreneur Mark Keddell and celebrated executive chef Sean Marshall have successfully remodelled one of Aucklands oldest pubs into an exciting eatery and bar for discerning Aucklanders. Now The White Rabbit, it was formerly The Crown. … Read more »

What were you thinking? Police ask Irish tourist

Press Release – New Zealand Police

What on earth was he thinking was the reaction by a senior Waikato Police officer when she saw the photo taken of a tourist driving with a kayak tied crossways across the roof of his car on a busy Coromandel highway? Read more »

Council to resubmit case for Capital Connection

Press Release – Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council has been asked to resubmit a business case to retain the Capital Connection rail service following a meeting with Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Otaki MP Nathan Guy. Read more »

New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 16 December 2014 Media Statement New Health Minister visits all 20 DHBs Read more »

7.3% increase in passenger traffic in October 2014

Press Release – ACI Asia Pacific

In October 2014, passenger traffic reported by Asia-Pacific airports maintained a moderate growth rate of +7.3% year-on-year while airports in the Middle East reported +7.6% in the same period. Read more »

$25 million Havelock North development to go ahead

Press Release – Lowmac Properties

The $25 million Havelock North Village Exchange development is set to kick off in the new year, now that plans are finalised and all necessary consents have been granted. Read more »

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