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TSS Earnslaw One of Otago’s Most Significant Heritage sites

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:11:26 +1300 | Real Journeys

Queenstown’s 105-year-old steamship TSS Earnslaw, was today recognised as one of 12 significant Otago landmark heritage sites. Owned by tourism operator Real Journeys, its Chief Executive Richard Lauder was pleased the oldest coal-fired passenger-carrying ...More >>

Council Welcomes Tourism Infrastructure Funding

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:40:15 +1300 | Hurunui District Council

The Hurunui District Council is delighted with today’s announcement from the Government that its application for funding from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund for the Hanmer Wastewater Disposal Project has been approved. The council will receive $2.25m from ...More >>

Councils encouraged to apply for tourism infrastructure fund

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:46:46 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Councils encouraged to apply for tourism infrastructure funding Today’s announcement of a $14.9 million Government investment in tourism infrastructure will help regions benefit from the growth in tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. $14.2 million ...More >>

More sustainable funding needed for tourism

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:16:40 +1300 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand says the first round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help some councils meet the infrastructure challenges posed by booming tourism numbers.More >>

Showcasing Otago's history and heritage

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:37:55 +1300 | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Twelve hugely significant Otago sites are now included in the Landmarks Whenua Tohunga programme, Paul James Chief Executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said today.More >>

Government Joins NPDC in Investing in Tourism Development

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:33:29 +1300 | New Plymouth District Council

The Government has delivered an early Christmas present to the people of Taranaki by confirming it will invest around $700,000 in the iconic Pouakai Crossing one-day walk.More >>

$14.9 million in tourism funding announced

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:13:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $14.9 million in tourism infrastructure and cycle trails around the country, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. More >>

Tourism celebrates SH1 reopening

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:54:29 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

New Zealand’s tourism industry is celebrating today’s reopening of State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura as an important step in the region’s recovery. More >>

Air New Zealand boosts Wellington-Queenstown route

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:28:07 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is set to grow the number of seats available on the Wellington-Queenstown route by around 50 percent from April next year. More >>

QLDC backs four economic development projects

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:09:27 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved funding for projects in the areas of education, business incubation, tourist data and sustainability with its new Economic Development Fund.More >>

NIWA fast-tracking sample testing – Lake Taupō

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:04:54 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

NIWA is fast-tracking analysis of samples collected from potentially toxic algae-affected sites at Lake Taupō, with results expected on Friday. More >>

Be aware of SH1 closure zones around Kaikoura

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:06:44 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Transport Agency urging South Island travellers to be aware of SH1 closure zones around Kaikoura More >>

Air NZ and Virgin Australia boost Auckland-Brisbane services

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:56:47 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia have today announced changes to one of their key alliance routes driven by an improved demand outlook. More >>

Chateau Tongariro 2018 Beef and Lamb Excellence Winner

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:39:39 +1300 | Chateau Tongariro Hotel

Chateau Tongariro’s Ruapehu Room has been recognised as one of the best restaurants in New Zealand as a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Beef and Lamb Excellence Award. More >>

Seals, camping and short walks on journey through Kaikoura

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:21:44 +1300 | Department of Conservation

People journeying on State Highway 1 (SH1) through Kaikōura this summer can camp overnight at Department of Conservation campsites or take a break for a walk or seal viewing in areas where access isn’t restricted due to earthquake damage or the ...More >>

RATS - AOTNZ names top Regional Arts Touring awards

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:25:30 +1300 | Arts on Tour New Zealand

Every year Arts On Tour NZ sends Kiwi musicians and actors around the country, bringing top talent to quality town and country venues from Northland to Invercargill and sometimes Stewart Island. We get to know our venues pretty well, and this year decided ...More >>

Drowsy Driver Awareness Day

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:23:51 +1300 | New Zealand Sleep Safety Ltd

This year’s New Zealand Drowsy Driver Awareness Day is a day for celebrating the AKILLA® drowsy driving educational campaign messages spreading to road users around the World.More >>

Queenstown Airport monthly passenger traffic report 11/17

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:19:45 +1300 | Queenstown Airport

Please find attached a report of Queenstown Airport's monthly passenger and landing statistics for November 2017. More >>

Cruise arrives in official tourism statistics

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:42:14 +1300 | NZ Cruise Association

For the first time, the cruise sector’s contribution has been included in the official annual measurement of New Zealand’s tourism industry. Today’s release of the 2017 Tourism Satellite Account includes cruise sector expenditure, filling ...More >>

Abel Tasman Commemoration this Staurday

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:50:27 +1300 | Tasman District Council

In December 1642 Abel Tasman's ships sailed into what he would call Moordenaers Baij, now Golden Bay/Mohua. It's the earliest recorded event in New Zealand's shared written history.More >>


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