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Wellington wants a piece of the campervan market

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:15:28 +1300 | Wellington City Council

At yesterday’s WCC Environment committee it was agreed that the Council develop a regional camping strategy to provide much needed camping options for visitors to Wellington given the popularity of Wellington as a camping destination.More >>

Extra safety standards for Airbus (Squirrel) helicopter

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:10:49 +1300 | Civil Aviation Authority

Graeme Harris, The Director of Civil Aviation (CAA) has determined that a directive clarifying the standards to be applied when loading and operating some Airbus Airbus AS350/355 (or 'Squirrel') helicopters operating in New Zealand is necessary.More >>

QLDC roading update 12.45pm

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:01:27 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Glenorchy Road will reopen at both ends from 1pm. Drivers can expect delays as work is still continuing to clear fallen trees and debris. • An arborist is assessing several trees that appear unstable to see whether they need to be felled. • This ...More >>

Road user charge introduction at Mt John

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:59:27 +1300 | Mt John Observatory

Popularity leads to road user charge introduction at Mt John, Tekapo Due to the increased popularity of Earth & Sky’s tourism experience at the University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory, Lake Tekapo, a $5 road user charge is being introduced ...More >>

Moa at the Whanganui I-Site

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:49:24 +1300 | Wanganui District Council

Whanganui i-SITE has a new addition to its team – a very large moa arrived at the Whanganui riverfront on Thursday. Created by Jack Marsden-Mayer, the renowned driftwood artist, the moa has been installed by the front doors of the i-SITE and is available ...More >>

Unstoppable Kiwi Travellers

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:58:41 +1300 | Expedia

UNSTOPPABLE KIWI TRAVELLERS - MOVE OVER MAINSTREAM, KIWIS ARE AFTER THE UNIQUE AND UNSPOILED Auckland, New Zealand, 26 November, 2015 – The brand’s annual ‘State of the Nation’ report, released today, reveals how passionate Kiwis ...More >>

Back by popular demand – Christchurch to Rarotonga direct

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:47:24 +1300 | Christchurch Airport

Back by popular demand – Christchurch to Rarotonga direct Direct flights from Christchurch to Rarotonga are about to be re-introduced, in time for South Islanders to plan a 2016 winter getaway. Virgin Australia has just announced it will offer the flights ...More >>

New border levy to deter tourists and dampen growth: NZIER

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:35:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 26 (BusinessDesk) - A new levy on international visitors to pay for the growing costs of border control is inefficient, could deter up to 34,000 tourists from coming here each year, and dampen economic growth, says the New Zealand Institute of Economic ...More >>

Fox Glacier site filmed by drone

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:33:18 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police search and rescue staff, along with Aoraki-Mt Cook Alpine Cliff Rescue and Fox Glacier Alpine Cliff Rescue crews were able to return to Fox Glacier briefly today to resume the recovery operation.More >>

Overseas visitors vote with their wallets

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:23:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New tourism figures out today show overseas visitors are voting with their wallets and endorsing New Zealand’s reputation as a world-class destination, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says.More >>

Wellington Airport extension would dent domestic volumes

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:00:52 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington International Airport would attract an additional 6.1 million passengers in the next 45 years if allowed to extend its runway by 355 metres into Lyall Bay, according to a cost-benefit analysis for the airport by Sapere ...More >>

Nod for new NZ-India air services deal welcomed

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:50:27 +1300 | India Trade Alliance

The Indian Government has approved the signing of a revised Air Services Agreement between India and New Zealand, according to a Government media release last week. More >>

Queenstown’s international visitor spend surges 25% in 2015

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:21:00 +1300 | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown’s international visitor spend surges 25% in 2015 Queenstown, New Zealand (25 November 2015) –Queenstown is again the number one regional centre in New Zealand for international visitor expenditure, retaining its 14% market share of all international ...More >>

Cut down on red meat, buy an EV and reduce your emissions

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:54:26 +1300 | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New research has identified where households can make a real difference to their greenhouse gas emissions – and cutting down on red meat and purchasing an electric vehicle are top of the list.More >>

October 2015 Monthly traffic update

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:45:03 +1300 | Auckland Airport

Issued : 25 November 2015 October 2015 Monthly traffic update 7.6% Auckland Airport’s international passengers (excluding transit passengers) were up 7.6% in October 2015 compared with October 2014. Growth was achieved across ...More >>

International visitor spend up 38 per cent for September

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:34:47 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

International visitor spend grew 38 per cent to $9.4 billion in the September 2015 year, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).More >>

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand October 2015

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 12:30:40 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. More >>

Decarbonizing tourism

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:53:20 +1300 | Professor Michael Hall

The damaging effects of CO2 emissions from tourism could eventually be eliminated if travelers paid just US$11 per trip, according to a new study published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism . More >>

EU and Tonga sign the short-stay visa waiver agreement

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:28:17 +1300 | European Union

On 20 November 2015 the EU signed the short-stay visa waiver Agreement with the Kingdom of Tonga. More >>

Kiwi stops Queenstown flights, looks to other regions

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:23:01 +1300 | Kiwi Regional Airlines

One month after commencing flights between Dunedin and Queenstown, Kiwi Regional Airlines has announced it will be ceasing these services, with the last flight on 30th November 2015.More >>


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