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Tourism Minister Bennett appoints infrastructure fund panel

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:34:25 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has named a seven-strong panel to oversee the $100 million tourism infrastructure fund that's designed to help the regions cope with the demands of record numbers of foreign visitors.More >>

NZ Hotel Industry Awards – 33 finalists named

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:21:13 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The finalists in the New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards have been revealed and five regions dominate the line-up – Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. 33 finalists will compete for New Zealand Hotel Industry Awards 2017 ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the America’s Cup

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:22:33 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

W ith hindsight, the $5 million that then-Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce grudgingly allocated back in 2013 to keep the America’s Cup squad together has proved to be one of the government’s more successful exercises in belt tightening. ...More >>

Tourism Infrastructure Fund panel announced

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:08:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today announced the panel for the new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund to help local communities respond toincreased visitor numbers.More >>

Appointments to New Zealand Tourism Board

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:06:14 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett today announced the appointment of Jan Hunt and the reappointment of Chris Parkin as members of the New Zealand Tourism Board. More >>

Congress Must Step in and Stop Muslim Ban

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:31:06 +1200 | Amnesty International

Following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear arguments on President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim ban and allow the order to take effect in part in the meantime, Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director, released ...More >>

A Taste of Hawke’s Bay in Wellington

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:32:16 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Tourism

On Wednesday 28 June, Hawke’s Bay Tourism along with over 20 local tourism and hospitality operators will be heading to Wellington to provide a taste of Hawke’s Bay to Lion’s fans and Wellington locals.More >>

Weather News Release

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:22:55 +1200 | MetService

“It has been an up-and-down weekend with narrow ridges (highs) and troughs (lows) passing over the country,” said MetService Forecaster Tuporo Marsters. Weather systems have now slowed down, with a slim ridge of high pressure parked over central ...More >>

Last day of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:41:04 +1200 | Queenstown Winter Festival

Carnival atmosphere on the streets of Queenstown for the last day of the 43rd Queenstown Winter Festival More >>

RotoruaNZ reaches 200,000 fans on Facebook

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:22:31 +1200 | Rotorua New Zealand

Destination Rotorua’s Facebook page has just reached 200,000 ‘fans’, only the second destination Facebook page in New Zealand to have achieved this milestone. More >>

NZ Cruise Conference - riding the growth wave

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:18:45 +1200 | Cruise New Zealand

Regions keen to capture a bigger share of the fast growing cruise market will have an opportunity to highlight what they are doing to improve port facilities at this year’s Cruise New Zealand Conference in Auckland, 29 August.More >>

Bridges' handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:52:48 +1200 | Taxpayers' Union

Simon Bridges has announced a second $300,000 non-refundable taxpayer grant to the Tarawera ultramarathon, apparently to attract only 500 international visitors in what must be one of the most ridiculous examples of corporate welfare to date. Jordan ...More >>

ANZ Premiership Finals Series - Elimination Final Details

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:14:22 +1200 | ANZ Premiership

Elimination Final Details Te Wananga o Raukawa Pulse v SKYCITY Mystics When: 2pm, Sunday 25 June Where: TSB Bank Arena, Wellington Broadcast: SKY Sport 1 (NZ), Radio Sport, Facebook (outside NZ) More >>

$300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:02:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Tarawera ultramarathon will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next two years to support the expansion of the internationally successful event, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says.More >>

Weather and roading update 11am 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:17:12 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

(Water on SH25 Thames Coast Road at Whakatete Bay this morning. Photo: Radek Patrman, Facebook) More >>

Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:39:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the Government will provide $160,000 to support tourism strategy projects in Canterbury.More >>

Smart marketing sees shoulder season growth stronger

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:56:02 +1200 | Tourism New Zealand

Data released today confirms the success of Tourism New Zealand’s shoulder season strategy with stronger growth in holiday arrivals seen in spring 2016 and autumn 2017, than the traditional summer peak.More >>

Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh honoured

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:30:47 +1200 | Kea New Zealand

Sir Peter Jackson and Lady Fran Walsh honoured as Kea World Class New Zealand Supreme winnersMore >>

Emirates' inflight entertainment global winner again

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:44:44 +1200 | Emirates Airlines

Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The airline, which flies daily A380 services from Auckland and Christchurch to Dubai and beyond, also picked up ...More >>

Roaring Lions trade creates holiday park jobs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:42:56 +1200 | Holiday Parks NZ

Expectations of a roaring trade during the Lions Tour have contributed to more jobs in holiday parks this winter, Holiday Parks New Zealand (HAPNZ) says. More >>

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