University of Canterbury flies high in new partnership

Press Release – University of Canterbury

Asias largest airline has joined the University of Canterbury (UC) in a new partnership which will benefit Tekapo and the Mackenzie District. Read more »

eGate expansion project nears completion

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today announced 15 new eGates are now fully operational at Auckland Airport arrivals, meaning Customs nationwide upgrade and expansion of eGates is almost complete. The Government has invested $6.6 million in this … Read more »

Whale Watch Kaikoura helps fund Harbour restoration

Press Release – Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura have joined forces with key stake holders and the Government to support the restoration of the Kaikura harbour following the November 2016 earthquake. Read more »

Kaikōura Harbour to be enhanced post-quake

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced additional funding of $700,000 for the restoration of Kaikura Harbour, bringing the governments total contribution to $5.7 million. Read more »

Clear support among public for tourism

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The public is right behind the tourism industry with almost all New Zealanders agreeing that international tourism is good for the country, as shown by the latest research from Tourism New Zealand and Tourism Industry Aotearoa. Read more »

Air New Zealand wins prestigious award for Communications

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealands communications team has been named Communications Team of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards announced overnight in Hong Kong. Read more »

Record Summer of Concerts Delivers $37m Boost for Auckland

Press Release – Regional Facilities Auckland

Music lovers from around New Zealand flocked to Aucklands outdoor stadiums this summer, boosting the local economy by more than $37M the citys most successful outdoor concert season to date. Read more »

New Finance Minister to meet Kapiti businesses

Press Release – Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Hon Steven Joyce will make his first visit to Kapiti as Finance Minister next week to speak to Kapitin based businesses, ahead of his first Budget in May. Read more »

NZ Q1 Consumer Price Inflation Release

Press Release – HiFX

The NZ Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Q1 has just been released. The CPI came in higher than expected . NZ CPI Q1/Annual: Headline Q1 CPI +1.0% / +2.2% Consensus 0.9% / +2.1% Non-tradables CPI +1.0% / +2.5% versus previous quarter Tradables CPI … Read more »

Use of Ruapehu images by Taupo draws strong local reaction

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron said that public reaction to Taupo using snow and skiing images to promote Taupo as a tourism destination was another example of why maintaining investment into Visit Ruapehu was so important. Read more »

New products set to wow at TRENZ 2017

Press Release – TRENZ

A world first extreme adventure activity, operators taking visitors off the beaten track and an upscale hotel returning to Christchurch are amongst the new tourism products that will be on show at TRENZ 2017. Read more »

Waterfront backpackers lodge placed on the market for sale

Press Release – Bayleys Realty Group

The only waterfront backpackers accommodation hostel in the Coromandel tourist-magnet township of Whitianga has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Auckland Airport to host International Travel Summit

Press Release – Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport will again host an international travel summit immediately prior to TRENZ, the New Zealand tourism industrys annual conference for tourism operators, travel buyers and media. The 2017 Auckland Airport International Travel Summit will … Read more »

Waikato to host NZ’s first UN tourism monitoring observatory

Press Release – University of Waikato

The University of Waikatos Management School will host New Zealands first Tourism Monitoring Observatory, which reports to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Read more »

Social media connects with freedom campers

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers has been an outstanding success, attracting 2.4 million views over the summer. Read more »

Over 7 million Brazilians taken on a New Zealand journey

Press Release – Tourism New Zealand

Cult Brazilian travel show Lugar Incomum has dedicated eight episodes entirely to New Zealand. Read more »

Three All Blacks share their ‘Insider’s Guide’ to Auckland

Press Release – ATEED

With less than 80 days to go until kick off for the first All Blacks game in Auckland in the DHL New Zealand Lions Series, three All Blacks took some time out from training to share their favourite things to do in Auckland. Read more »

The Coromandel is Open for Business

Press Release – Destination Coromandel

Holiday makers can return to Hauraki and Thames Coromandel districts after cyclone Cook passed the east of the Coromandel Peninsula without making landfall. Read more »

Whanganui February Tourism Numbers Buck the Trend

Press Release – Whanganui and Partners

Whanganuis number of guest nights for February 2016 increased by 16.7% compared to the previous year an increase of 3,000 people and likely to be the result of hosting the NZ Masters Games. Read more »

Dunedin April Severe Weather update #9 – 2.15pm

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin Emergency Operations Centre will stand down this afternoon, but Dunedin City Council and civil defence personnel will continue to closely monitor the situation over the next few days. Read more »

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