January International Travel Booming

Press Release – House of Travel

By Fleur Revell 21 January 2015 Kiwis are determined to keep that summer holiday feeling alive, with many already booking international trips in the new year, according to a leading local travel agency. Read more »

5-Year Passports Continue to Clip Kiwis’ Wings

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is renewing calls for a return to 10-year passports in 2015 after Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunnes failure to address New Zealands expensive passport regime that sees New Zealanders pay more but get less. Read more »

ACT welcomes taxi law review

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour welcomes Craig Foss prompt call to review taxi and private car hire regulations, announced today. Read more »

Malaysia Airlines’ Summer Deals

Press Release – Malaysia Airlines

New Zealanders seeking an exciting 2015 can take advantage of exceptional new fares to Asia, Europe, UK and other global destinations following the launch of Malaysia Airlines Summer Spectacular deals. Read more »

Cycle trails can stimulate domestic tourism growth

Press Release – Automobile Association

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis pedal their way around millions of kilometres of roads and tracks in New Zealand every year. The AA is working on encouraging more to do so in an effort to build encourage further economic growth in the domestic sector. Read more »

Wotif’s top ten lakeside and coastal destinations

Press Release – Wotif.co.nz

Wots your favourite spot for a long weekend? Wotifs top ten lakeside and coastal destinations Read more »

Activities galore at Ports of Auckland SeePort

Press Release – Ports of Auckland

Watch the waterfront come alive this weekend as the Navy, Scouts, Maritime School and others take part in New Zealands premiere Port Open Weekend Festival. Read more »

Two major conference wins for Christchurch

Press Release – Christchurch and Canterbury Convention Bureau

News release 19 January, 2015 Christchurch ‘back on world stage’ with two major conference wins Read more »

Caution advised over swimmer’s itch

Press Release – Toi Te Ora

Members of the public are being advised to exercise caution when in contact with shallow water following two reports at the south end of Lake Taupo to Toi Te Ora Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) of allergic rash. Read more »

Taxi booking app Zoomy launches new business service

Press Release – Zoomy

Zoomy launches new one button taxi ordering device for hotels, restaurants and bars Zoomy compliant with all regulations and growing month on month, despite launch of Uber Read more »

Second Symposium on managing Kauri Dieback Disease

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

Everyone interested in protecting kauri are invited to attend the second Symposium on kauri dieback disease ( Phytophthora taxon Agathis or PTA), which can kill kauri of all ages and sizes. Read more »

Algal Bloom Closes Waingongoro River Mouth

Press Release – South Taranaki District Council

Due to high levels of blue-green algal bloom (Cyanobacteria), the mouth of the Waingongoro River at Ohawe is closed to all users until further notice. Read more »

Guest nights rise in November

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for November 2014 were 5.9 percent higher than in November 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the eighth consecutive month of rises. Read more »

NZ guest nights rise for fifth consecutive month in November

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand guest nights rose for a fifth month in November, with the inaugural Queenstown International Marathon boosting visitors to the Otago region. Read more »

Public Notification – New Chum Beach Open Today

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

The application to subdivide land at New Chum Beach (Wainuiototo Bay Whangapoua) is open for submissions from today. Read more »

Test results confirm blue green algae in Lake Tarawera

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

After sightings of water discolouration last Friday, samples were taken from the middle of Lake Tarawera and at Te Rata Bay near Hot Water Beach, and test results have identified blue green algae in Lake Tarawera. Read more »

Tug race to circuit Waitemata Harbour

Press Release – Anniversary Day Regatta

If you are venturing out on the Waitemata Harbour between the Harbour Bridge and Devonport between 10 and 11am on Aucklands Anniversary Day, be sure to keep an eye out for the wakes of racing tugboats. Read more »

Air New Zealand searching for commemorative stamp stars

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is looking to solve a mystery by tracking down three women whose younger selves feature on the airlines 75th anniversary commemorative stamps, which went on sale this week. Read more »

Rare 1924 Model C Rickenbacker Roadster arrives

Press Release – Warbirds and Wheels

A rare 1924 Model C Rickenbacker Roadster arrived at Wanakas Warbirds & Wheels today (Thursday 15 January) and according to official records is the only Rickenbacker outside of the United States. Read more »

Does Commissioner Recall ‘The Speed Limit is not 100ish’?

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Police Commissioner has regretfully missed the point in a media statement issued today trying to explain the failed Reach the Beach summer road safety campaign. Read more »

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