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Air NZ reiterates warning of increased competition

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:14:44 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand, the country’s national airline, reiterated its warning to shareholders that increased competition will hurt revenue this financial year.More >>

Rotorua reigns supreme at the New Zealand Tourism Awards

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:07:06 +1300 | Destination Rotorua Marketing

The Rotorua visitor industry was a dominant force at the 2016 New Zealand Tourism Awards indicating that the future is looking bright for the region. More >>

Rotorua tourism success puts focus on future

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:45:11 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua’s success at this year’s Tourism Industry Aotearoa awards highlights the need for ongoing investment and innovation to support sustained tourism growth, Mayor Steve Chadwick says. Rotorua’s Canopy Tours took the Supreme Award last night, ...More >>

JIT: Preliminary results of MH17 investigation

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:01:21 +1300 | Openbaar Ministrie - Netherlands

JIT: Flight MH17 was shot down by a BUK missile from a farmland near Pervomaiskyi More >>

Last night close to 150 Hawke’s Bay tourism providers and in

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:29:19 +1300 | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Last night close to 150 Hawke’s Bay tourism providers and industry members gathered at MTG Theatre for the fifth annual Hawke’s Bay Tourism Industry Awards. Hosted by Shane Cortese, New Zealand actor, singer and performer, the night was full of ...More >>

Supreme Tourism Award winner rockets to success

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:21:52 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Rotorua Canopy Tours, a business that in just four years has visitors raving and nature flourishing, has beaten off stiff competition to win the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award.More >>

Treble Cone’s Colourful Closing Day

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:55:30 +1300 | Treble Cone

29 September 2016 Treble Cone’s Colourful Closing Day Treble Cone’s 2016 Season is wrapping up this Sunday 2nd October, concluding with a bit of fancy dress, fun and colour, as well as celebrating another successful snow season that achieved a ...More >>

Regional tourism spending on the climb

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:37:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tourism spending in the regions continued to rise in the year to August 2016 on the back of record visitor numbers, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

State Highway 7, Lewis Pass closed Canterbury side

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:27:11 +1300 | NZ Transport Agency

Update: please check our Traffic and Travel page after 1.30 pm today or the TFC page for updates on this closure of the Lewis Pass, Canterbury side, west of the Hanmer springs turn off. More >>

New MPI frontline staff to protect New Zealand

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:39:07 +1300 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The graduation of 23 new quarantine officers will help protect New Zealand and relieve peak-time congestion at the country’s main international airports, says the Ministry for Primary Industries.More >>

Local company brings Night Market back better than ever!

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:06:46 +1300 | Hastings City Business Association

Harcourts Hawke’s Bay has jumped on board to support the Hastings City Night Market in a multi-year naming rights sponsorship agreement. More >>

Industry Tourism Award for Tairua B&B Owner

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:49:29 +1300 | Bed and Breakfast Association NZ

The Bed and Breakfast Association NEW ZEALAND would like to congratulate their member Sunlover Retreat, Tairua, who have received an award for Excellence in Service for Tourism on The Coromandel. The Awards were presented at an industry function last ...More >>

$20 million Invested in Growing Northland’s Economy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:18:53 +1300 | Northland Inc

Three years on from the inception of the Northland Regional Council’s (NRC) Investment and Growth Reserve (I&GR) important economic development projects have been catalysed by the fund. More >>

NZ Set to Welcome Record Number of Cruise Ships

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:15:17 +1300 | MG Media

New Zealand will welcome a record number of cruise ships to its shores this summer, including an unprecedented nine ships making their inaugural calls to the country. More >>

Iconic Wellington restaurant celebrates 25 years

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:22:21 +1300 | Boulcott Street Bistro

Wellington’s iconic Boulcott Street Bistro celebrates 25 years of hospitality this October, making it one of Wellington’s oldest owner-operator dining establishments. More >>

Akaroa -a ‘Top 5’ Cruise Destination

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:44:44 +1300 | Akaroa District Promotions

Akaroa has been named as one of the Top 5 cruise destinations in Australia & New Zealand at the inaugural Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. The awards are based on customer feedback submitted on the Cruise Critic website over the past year.More >>

Dart River & Queenstown Resort College join forces

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:54:11 +1300 | Dart River

1/ Dart River’s seedling planting team: L to R Meghan Brethel, Deb Baxter, Jen Matiu, Kate Baxter, Lucia Echaniz, Kerry Manahi, Corey Sinteur, Douglas Thomas, Dior Louis, Nigel Kerr, Sue Bartlett, Grant Baxter, Poppy Waters and Phil JeffersonMore >>

Tauranga a desirable location for high-profile conferences

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:10:00 +1300 | Tourism Bay of Plenty

September 27, 2016: The Bay of Plenty is becoming an increasingly desirable destination for business and educational conferences, thanks to the arrival of high-profile events such this month’s National Maori Housing Conference. More >>

YHA Global Winners of Environmental Award

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:12:47 +1300 | YHA NZ

New Zealand: YHA New Zealand is the global winner of the Green Accommodation Initiative for the WYSE Global Youth Travel Awards 2016. The awards celebrate outstanding performers within the international youth, student and educational travel industry and act as ...More >>

Taking the Long View: Protecting Our Wild Places

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:46:18 +1300 | Gord Stewart

Green Party co-leader, James Shaw, chose the Environmental Defence Society’s recent annual conference to propose a small levy of $14-$18 applied to international visitors at the border. The funds raised would be spent on conservation management and tourist ...More >>


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