Back to Work Blues? Fly to Europe From Only $1,215 Return

Press Release – Flight Centre NZ

Kiwis across the country are this week struggling with post-holiday blues. For most the silly season is over and its back to the grind. Read more »

Booking opens for Milford and Routeburn Track Guided Walks

Press Release – Ultimate Hikes

Ultimate Hikes has opened up bookings for the 2017-18 Great Walks season following a busy hiking season so far this summer. Read more »

Cheapflights’ Guide to What’s Hot in Travel for the New Year

Press Release – Cheapflights

Known for having an adventurous spirit and strong wanderlust, Kiwis are continuing to head overseas in record numbers. Read more »

800th kaka banded at ZEALANDIA

Press Release – Zealandia

Volunteer kaka bander Linton Miller bands kaka nestling W-YG, the 800th kaka to be banded by ZEALANDIA, held steady by volunteer kaka monitor Bill Beale. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Ridder Read more »

Tourism New Zealand staff site named world’s best

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealands staff intranet has been named one of the top ten in the world amongst global giants like IBM. International user experience firm, Nielsen Norman Group announced the award this week with Tourism New Zealand the only Australasian … Read more »

Kaikoura is back!

Press Release – Destination Kaikoura

News of the Week , Whale Watching trips are back on the water! Whale Watch Kaikoura is thrilled to advise they have commenced whale watch trips again with schedules around high tides. Dolphin and Albatross Encounter trips are also available by prior … Read more »

Travel Trends You’ll Be Talking About in 2017

Press Release – Flight Centre

TRAVEL TRENDS YOULL BE TALKING ABOUT IN 2017 25 years ago the world seemed a much bigger place. A New Zealander might have saved to take one holiday every second year. An online booking website for Flight Centre NZ was just a pipe dream. Destinations … Read more »

Tourist Airlifted from Whanganui River

Press Release – Phillips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to John Coull Hut in the Whanganui River, this morning where a German tourist in her 20s was suffering a severe allergic reaction following an insect bite. The patient was stabilised at the scene by the … Read more »

Southern Police seeking 43-year-old South African woman

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Southern District Police are trying to locate Elmarie Hall who was reported missing on Monday 2 January 2017. Read more »

People asked to stay away from Travers-Sabine circuit

Press Release – Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is warning trampers to avoid the Travers-Sabine circuit in the Nelson Lakes National Park because of a suspected norovirus outbreak. Read more »

Coromandel sizzles this summer as tourism hotspot

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

A bumper Christmas and New Year’s visitor season on the Coromandel looks set to continue for the rest of the summer with an increase in visitors from overseas. Read more »

New Zealand’s summer shopping habits revealed

Press Release – Countdown

4 January 2017: As the heat begins to soar around the country, New Zealanders begin stocking up on the summer essentials; sunscreen, insect repellent, ice cream, and sausages. Countdown stores have been getting ready for months to prepare for the … Read more »

Spending momentum maintained

Press Release – Paymark

The spending momentum of the last four years was maintained through the busy pre-Christmas period of 2016. Underlying spending growth through Paymark was 6.6% between December 2015 and December 2016. The value of transactions for the month totaled $5,936.8 … Read more »

MARKET CLOSE: NZX50 ends year 9% higher

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shares were mixed on the last trading day of the year, with the benchmark index ending 9 percent higher than on Jan. 1, breaking a four-year streak of double-digit gains. Read more »

New direct service from Shenzen a boost to tourism industry

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport today welcomed the first passengers to arrive on Hainan Airlines new direct service from Shenzen, in Southern China. The airline, one of Chinas largest, will fly three times a week, adding 81,000 seats a year to and from China … Read more »

Police acknowledge holiday road toll

Press Release – New Zealand Police

We are just halfway through the holiday period and the toll is already equal with last year. Read more »

Nelson receives one of the top Community Awards for 2016

Press Release – Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust

The Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust has been recognised by the New Zealander of the Year Awards Office. Read more »

New self-service mobile kiosks enhance check-in experience

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has rolled out its first mobile self-service check-in kiosks, in preparation for expected record passenger numbers through the international terminal this summer. Read more »

Hastings Hospitality Guide released to rave reviews

Press Release – Hastings City Business Association

As part of a new campaign to show Hastings in a new light the Hastings City Business Association has launched the first of a series of visitor experience guides. The Hospitality guide showcases the 50 cafes, restaurants and bars in the Hastings City … Read more »

Ovation of the Seas Makes Her Stunning Debut

Press Release – Royal Caribbean Cruises

OVATION OF THE SEAS MAKES HER STUNNING DEBUT New Zealands newest, biggest and most technologically advanced cruise ship arrives in Auckland, marking the debut of SuperCruising 26 December 2016. Royal Caribbeans record-breaking Ovation of … Read more »

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