NZ guest nights hits record in January

Article – BusinessDesk

March 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights hit a record in January, rising 1.4 percent on the year with hotels and holiday parks in high demand. Read more »

Record guest nights in January

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Guest nights spent in short-term accommodation reached record levels in January, Stats NZ said today. Guest nights rose to 4.97 million, 1.4 percent higher than in January 2017. Read more »

ATEED schmooze media, superyacht owners at tennis

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers Alliance can reveal that ATEED hosted 76 stakeholders at the 2018 ASB Classic. The high-flying guests were given free tickets, and across 10 days were wined and dined by 18 ATEED staff on the taxpayer dollar. Ratepayers … Read more »

Central Tauranga motel site ready for major redevelopment

Press Release – Bayleys

A prominent and substantial city block of land in Taurangas central business district has been placed on the market for sale with the property cited as being ripe for a mixed-use redevelopment that could include retail, office, apartments or a … Read more »

Air New Zealand dumps on Kapiti

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Otaki MP Nathan Guy says Air New Zealand has robbed the Kapiti community by withdrawing its Auckland to Kapiti Coast air service, with just three weeks notice. Read more »

Air New Zealand Withdrawal Huge Loss For Kapiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Kapiti, Friday 9 March 2018 – The suspension of Air New Zealand flights between Paraparaumu and Auckland will leave a large hole in the region’s economy. Read more »

Council working to attract new air services to Kāpiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kpiti Coast District Council will be working closely with Kpiti Coast Airport Ltd to attract new air services to the Kpiti Coast. Read more »

Freedom camping group welcomed

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Freedom camping group welcomed The tourism industry is looking forward to being involved in the working group on freedom camping being set up by Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis. The issues are complex. Some regions welcome freedom campers and … Read more »

Working group to develop solutions to freedom camping

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has announced the establishment of a working group to develop solutions to freedom camping issues. This morning Mr Davis met with 32 mayors and deputy mayors from across the country about freedom camping. The meeting … Read more »

Time for Government to act on freedom camping

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

It is time for the Government to stop setting up working groups and take some actual decisions to improve the behaviour of freedom campers, National Party Tourism Spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. Read more »

Auckland’s Untold Growth Story: The Elephant in the Room

Press Release – RCG

Auckland leads the country in population growth and this trend is predicted to continue, according to property, architecture and research company RCG. In the March 2018 issue of Constructive Thinking , RCG Associate Director John Polkinghorne explores Aucklands … Read more »

Tauranga Council candidate wants to bring back the Moa.

Press Release – David Tank

Mr Tank, 51, has written to the Prime Minister to ask for our Governments support for an innovation prize of $10 million to be offered to anyone who can produce a viable breeding population of Dinornis Robustus, better known as the South Island … Read more »

Passenger Safety Win. Public Meeting Called Off

Press Release – Public Transport Users Association

The Public Transport Users Association is claiming a win for passenger safety this week as Auckland Transport has decided to review its previous decision to remove Train Managers from all trains. Read more »

Speech: Natural Capital and the Living Standards Framework

Speech – New Zealand Treasury

Its a great pleasure to come to the University of Waikato. To me, universities are among the most important institutions of any country. Among other things, its where people learn to draw on different knowledge, disciplines and points of view … Read more »

Record passengers drive half-year result

Press Release – Christchurch Airport

Total operating revenue for the six months to 31 December 2017 was $88.9 million, up $2.4m (2.8%) compared to the same period last year. Surplus after tax was $19.3 million, up $1.1m (5.8%) compared to the same period last year, allowing the Board … Read more »

Traps to protect evolutionarily distinct and endangered frog

Press Release – Goodnature

Trap network to protect worlds most evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered frog. 1300 self-resetting traps to protect one of New Zealands only native frogs, the Archeys frog One of New Zealands most bizarre and rarest creatures is getting … Read more »

Lake Wanaka Tourism Shortlisted in Prestigious Awards

Press Release – Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (Tuesday March 6, 2018) Lake Wanaka Tourism (LWT) has been shortlisted as a Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards finalist, in the Best Use of Native or Content Marketing category for their 2017 #skiWanaka campaign. Read more »

Tourism Business Success Programme a first for New Zealand

Press Release – Smartraining

The Tourism Business Success Programme developed by SMARTrainingTM, a leading tourism marketing training provider, has just been launched. Read more »

Destination Queenstown renews storytelling collaboration

Press Release – Queenstown NZ

Queenstown, New Zealand (6 March 2018) Destination Queenstown has teamed up with the beautiful MiNDFOOD magazine again in 2018 to deliver a story-driven campaign to promote domestic travel to the four season resort in autumn. Read more »

Records smashed with 1.6m visitors to NZ slopes in 2017

Press Release – Ski Area Association

Ski Areas Association of New Zealand (SAANZ) Chair Marty Toomey says the industry has recorded the highest ever skier days for a season with 8% growth in 2017 and 1.6m visitors to New Zealands ski areas nationally. This adds to steady growth … Read more »

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