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Feedback sought on airport information disclosure

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:53:42 +1200 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today released a consultation paper inviting feedback on the regime that requires major airports to make their performance and financial information publicly available.More >>

Motel newbies earn top AA Traveller hospitality award

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:43:25 +1200 | AA Media Centre

Motel newbies earn top AA Traveller hospitality award Great customer service was the aim of the game for new moteliers Richard and Clare Gallagher on opening the Argent Motor Lodge in 2012 and winning this year’s AA Traveller Supreme Host of ...More >>

Hop on, hop off guided travel network has a new leader

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:05:01 +1200 | Stray

New Zealand and Southeast Asia’s market-leading hop on, hop off guided travel network, Stray, has a new leader for New Zealand. Brett Hudson (otherwise known as Taxi) has been appointed as the new Stray General Manager following Heather Bailey’s resignation.More >>

New state-of-the-art pergola at Walter Peak

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:08:55 +1200 | Southern PR

Award-winning South Island construction company Rilean has dug the dirt on an all-weather restaurant extension at Walter Peak Homestead marking the final stage of owner Real Journeys’ expansion of the tourism offering. Construction has started on the new ...More >>

Agency moves to allay mounting fears over Ebola spread

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:59:45 +1200 | United Nations

30 July 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization ( WHO ) today advised that while travellers should be aware of Ebola, they will not contract the highly-contagious, often fatal disease unless they actually touch someone who is showing active symptoms.More >>

Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton among finalists

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:01:21 +1200 | Argent Motor Lodge Hamilton

Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton is among the finalists for the AA Traveller Supreme Host of the Year. More >>

Kiwis Set to Soak Up Sunshine Coast Appeal

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:34:22 +1200 | Mantra Group

Sunshine Coast beaches are within easy reach of New Zealanders in need of some winter sun with Air New Zealand’s seasonal Auckland-Sunshine flights now in operation until 26 October and Mantra and BreakFree resorts are on board with great accommodation ...More >>

Nelmac Garden Marlborough – 2014 programme

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:04:15 +1200 | Nelmac Garden Marlborough

[MEDIA RELEASE] Nelmac Garden Marlborough – 2014 programme invites you to ‘Taste the Good Life’ in Marlborough. More >>

Kiwi at helm of Caribbean’s Club Med Turkoise

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:43:52 +1200 | Club Med

One of Club Med’s most spectacular resort settings is Club Med Turkoise in the Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean with New Zealand born Michael Clarke at the helm. More >>

Polynesian Spa luxury experience widens with new pool

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:40:42 +1200 | Shine PR

Polynesian Spa luxury experience widens with new mineral pool Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa has opened a new mineral pool in its Deluxe Lake Spa which means guests now have access to both renowned acidic and alkaline mineral waters for ultimate bathing wellness. ...More >>

TOP 10 Holiday Parks respond to changes in Chinese market

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:04:41 +1200 | TOP 10 Holiday Parks

TOP 10 Holiday Parks this week revealed new Chinese language content on their website. The Chinese language content aims to attract the growing Chinese visitor market and local Chinese domestic market.More >>

Air NZ apologises to and compensates NZ9 passengers

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:55:54 +1200 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand unreservedly apologises to the 227 passengers who have been caught in an engineering related rolling delay to their flight between Honolulu and Auckland since Sunday night (NZ time).More >>

Music act visa change a boon for tourism

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:49:38 +1200 | Tourism Industry Association

New visa regulations will help attract more high-end music acts to New Zealand, offering great spin-offs for the tourism industry, says the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand(TIA). More >>

NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:25:13 +1200 | Tourism New Zealand

West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United Tour, but the country itself has left a lasting impression on the team.More >>

A beat for every drum in Whanganui

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:44:05 +1200 | Visit Whanganui

Whanganui’s music and entertainment scene beats to many different drums. Whether it’s jazz, opera, brass, or indie rock, chamber music or musicals, there’s a sound and venue for every taste. More >>

Werewolf Edition #49: Laila Harre, The Internet and Mana

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:26:02 +1200 | Werewolf

Hi and welcome to the 49th edition of Werewolf , which kicks off this month with an extended interview with Internet Party leader Laila Harre . As the new entrants in the centre-left bloc, Harre and her Internet Mana colleagues have been holding ...More >>

Interview: Geoff Chapple, Founding CEO of the Te Araroa Trust

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:21:15 +1200 | ElderNet

This year Geoff has again updated his guidebook of Te Araroa Trail: The Long Pathway to include route changes. It is the official guide to New Zealand's greatest walk. Random House NZ $49.99 >>

Guesthouse puts Lake Coleridge region in spotlight

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:33 +1200 | Lake Coleridge Tourism

Tourism in the Lake Coleridge basin was highlighted for a second time running at the Sensational Selwyn Awards on Saturday 26 July when Quickenberry Guesthouse - a fine dining Lodge in the Lake Coleridge basin - was named winner of the 2014 Tourism ...More >>

Celebrations at Pompallier Mission

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:39:49 +1200 | Christian Heritage New Zealand

It was time to celebrate for the team at Pompallier Mission – the Heritage New Zealand property in Russell – recently voted among the top 10 landmarks in New Zealand by visitors and tourists using the TripAdvisor website. More >>

Treble Cone Snow Update [27/7/14]

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:37:25 +1200 | Treble Cone

Treble Cone has enjoyed a great run of cold temps for snowmaking combined with blue sky days for enjoying skiing and snowboarding over the last fortnight. More >>


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