Two respected business leaders appointed to ATEED Board

Press Release – ATEED

Two highly experienced and respected business leaders Glenys Coughlan and Evan Davies have been appointed to the board of Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd (ATEED). The duo will join the seven-strong ATEED Board on 1 November, … Read more »

Beach Hop announced as NZ’s favourite event of the year

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Congratulations to Repco Beach Hop who were declared New Zealand’s favourite event of the year at the New Zealand Event Association’s (NZEA) glittering awards ceremony held at Sky City in Auckland last night. Read more »

TGH plans 40 room expansion for Hamilton hotel

Press Release – Tainui Group Holdings

The Novotel Tainui Hamilton hotel will undergo a 40-room expansion next year to serve the hotels growing customer base in the quality accommodation market. The hotel is owned by Waikato-Tainui through its intergenerational investment arm Tainui Group … Read more »

E tū welcomes Emirates’ exit from most trans-Tasman services

Press Release – E Tu

E t, the union for aviation workers has welcomed todays announcement by Emirates that it is dropping flights out of Auckland to Melbourne and Brisbane. Read more »

Police praise actions of lost tourists

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Central Otago Police are praising the actions of a group of overseas tourists who became stuck overnight following a 4WD trip up Old Man Range, near Alexandra. Read more »

NZ guest nights fall in August

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand national guest nights declined in August as stays in the North Island dropped by the largest amount in more than three years. Read more »

North Island accommodation quieter in August

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

This August, a fall in domestic guest nights in the North Island caused a relatively flat month for New Zealand accommodation, Stats NZ said today. National guest nights for the month were 0.3 percent lower than August 2016. Read more »

Air New Zealand boosts Houston services

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand will fly daily to Houston for most of next winter as demand for travel between New Zealand and Texas continues to soar. Air New Zealand currently operates five services per week to Houston year-round. From 25 March to 27 October 2018 it … Read more »

Heritage Christchurch – a Winner in World Luxury Hotel Award

Press Release – Heritage Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND Heritage Christchurch has been announced a winner in the prestigious international World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017. The award category and full region covered by the award will be announced in early December at a gala … Read more »

Lincoln brings New Zealand’s national park legacy to China

Press Release – Lincoln University

A major exhibition on the development of New Zealands National Parks has just opened in Beijing. Read more »

NZ Sugar Company Announces $7M Visitor Experience Investment

Press Release – New Zealand Sugar Company

New Zealand Sugar Company Limited has today announced plans to open Chelsea Bay, a brand new visitor experience centre, including an informative factory tour, an interactive educational exhibit, a baking school and a waterfront caf at its iconic … Read more »

Rainbow’s End Picks up Prestigious Qualmark Tourism Award

Press Release – Rainbow’s End

Rainbows End has received one of the countrys most coveted tourism awards the Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award. This follows a long list of international and national awards for the Auckland based theme park in the past few … Read more »

Access to Kaikoura – update after heavy rain

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Heavy rain in Canterbury created several small slips on the two roads into Kaikoura yesterday and today (Monday), with State Highway 1 south via Cheviot, closed this morning. Read more »

New logo and upgraded members’ website

Press Release – Bed and Breakfast Association NZ

The Bed & Breakfast Association NEW ZEALAND has unveiled a new look with a new logo and upgraded members website. Read more »

Wanaka Website Finalist in Prestigious Awards

Press Release – Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (Monday October 9, 2016) The Wanaka website has been recognised for its high standard of design, shortlisted as a finalist in the Designer Institute of New Zealand, Best Design Awards. Read more »

Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has started trialling its new Inflight Wi-Fi service on one of its long-haul Boeing 777-300 aircraft. Read more »

Auckland Airport seeks up to $100 mln in new six-year bond

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Oct. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport plans to sell up to $100 million of six-year bonds, replacing a note set to mature next week Read more »

Air New Zealand’s new-look Dreamliner touches down

Press Release – Air New Zealand

The first of Air New Zealands new-look Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners has touched down in Auckland, with a freshly configured interior offering more premium seating options for customers. Read more »

Auckland Airport shareholder pushing climate change agenda

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 5 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport shareholder Peter Wakemen is seeking support for three proposals to safeguard the company from possible future fuel supply disruption, to cut carbon emissions and to lobby the government to use … Read more »

Anticipation builds for Hamilton’s RLWC2017 matches

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

The anticipation ahead of Hamiltons two Rugby League World Cup 2017 matches has heightened following the New Zealand and Tonga team announcements today. Read more »

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