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New King Tawhiao Sign for Taumarunui Northern Entrance

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:18:21 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

Anyone wanting a last minute photo of the King Tawhiao sign at the northern entrance to Taumarunui needs to take it over the weekend as weather permitting it will be coming down on Monday (2 May) to make way for a new one.More >>

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:38:59 +1200 | Au Pair Link

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award - More >>

Tourism Holdings likely to exceed 2016 guidance

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:15:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 29 (BusinessDesk) - Tourism Holdings will likely exceed its 2016 guidance as margins improve in New Zealand and Australia, giving the campervan rental company confidence to predict growth over 2017 and 2018.More >>

Air New Zealand and Logan Dodds release epic Kiwi OE video

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:54:41 +1200 | Air New Zealand

A new video documenting 25 year old Kiwi plumber Logan Dodds’ ultimate New Zealand OE is set to inspire young New Zealanders to get out and explore their backyard. More >>

Minister welcomes ban on offensive slogans

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:13:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett today welcomed a decision by the Office of the Chief Censor to ban three slogans on Wicked Campers’ vans. More >>

Wicked Campers vans classified as objectionable

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:12:13 +1200 | Office of Film and Literature Classification

In March 2016 Police submitted a number of campervans to the Classification Office following public concern. More >>

Sustainable Travel in 2016

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:04:43 +1200 |, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choices of places to stay, has revealed findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report[i] , identifying what the term “sustainable travel” means to consumers, how sustainable ...More >>

Henderson to Host Oceania Junior Championships 2017

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:20:40 +1200 | Squash New Zealand

Squash New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2017 hosts of the Oceania Junior Championships and the Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series will be the Henderson Squash Club in Auckland. More >>

Percy’s wings clipped on

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:25:55 +1200 | Westland Petrel Festival

Percy the petrel, the larger than life mascot for the Return of the Westland Petrel Festival, has been pulled out of storage, reassembled, cleaned up, and readied for this weekend’s flight. More >>

Kathmandu Coast to Coast to help boost tourism

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:21:14 +1200 | Coast to Coast

New Zealand is renowned globally as a playground for outdoor-adventure enthusiasts, and the world-leading multi-sport race is putting Christchurch and Canterbury in the spotlight.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:58:40 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer .More >>

TripAdvisor profiting from cruel animal attractions

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:54:44 +1200 | World Animal Protection

TripAdvisor is promoting and profiting from some of the world’s cruellest wildlife tourist attractions reveals global charity, World Animal Protection.More >>

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:18:36 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

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

Emirates Scores Treble at Business Magazine Awards

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:19:49 +1200 | Emirates Airlines

Emirates, which has five daily New Zealand flights, has once again topped the industry with its wins at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 last night, taking home the coveted ‘Best Airline Worldwide’ title, and two further awards including ...More >>

‘Two Countries, One Visa’ – Time to Get Moving

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:06:25 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Saturday, 23 April 2016 ‘Two Countries, One Visa’ – Time to Get Moving on Permanent Trans-Tasman Visa for International Tourists Australia and New Zealand’s peak tourism industry groups are calling for a permanent Trans-Tasman ...More >>

The Nation: John Key

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 12:55:29 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lloyd Burr interviews John Key Youtube clips from the show are available here . More >>

Successful end to the yachting season

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:33:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says it’s been another successful yachting season with 653 yachts visiting New Zealand. More >>

Tourism Export Council says water is the new global ‘gold’!

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:19:12 +1200 | Tourism Export Council

The Tourism Export Council (TEC) was pleased to support the Tourism Industry Association’s submission on the “Next Steps for Freshwater” Consultation Document on behalf of the sector. It sends a strong message to Government that New Zealanders and the ...More >>

Water needs a price, reforms require urgency, submitters say

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:23:04 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The government's freshwater management reforms need to be re-energised, lack ambitious timetables and avoid hard questions like pricing water, say submissions from a range of tourism and environmental groups on the proposed ...More >>

New eatery coming to Devonport Wharf

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:01:48 +1200 | JLL

AUCKLAND , 22 April 2016 – The newly refurbished Northern Pavilion of Devonport Wharf has been leased by JLL and will be home to Devon on the Wharf, a new all-round hospitality offering which will be unique to Devonport.More >>


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