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Applications open for Great Rides funding

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:20:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced applications are open for further funding to maintain and enhance the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail.More >>

2017 Queenstown Winter Festival Dates Announced

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:14:41 +1200 | Queenstown Winter Festival

Queenstown, New Zealand (27 July, 2016) – The dates for Queenstown’s new four-day Queenstown Winter Festival have been confirmed for 22 to 25 June 2017. More >>

The countdown to spring is on with new Queenstown campaign

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:21:17 +1200 | Destination Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (Wednesday July 20, 2016) Today, Destination Queenstown kicks off the “Countdown to Spring”, a new campaign to entice Australian travellers to New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination this spring.More >>

Finalists in prestigious ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef Award

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:20 +1200 | ServiceIQ

The heat is on for six talented young Kiwi chefs who will go head-to-head to win the coveted title of ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef of the Year 2016, this week. More >>

Record Breaking Start to 2016 Winter at Cardrona

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:45:41 +1200 | Cardrona

The start of the 2016 winter has been a record-breaker for Cardrona Alpine Resort, with a 20% growth on previous winters. The growth has largely come from an influx of first time skiers and snowboarders, with the resort gearing up for a further increase ...More >>

New Seoul-Christchurch charter service to meet demand

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:11:58 +1200 | Christchurch Airport

Demand from Korean travellers wanting to tour the South Island has led to a new charter service for the coming summer. From December 2 to January 28, Asiana Airlines will fly a weekly service between Incheon, Seoul and Christchurch Airport, to bring ...More >>

Over 400 Flights into Christchurch in a Single Year

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:14:34 +1200 | Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines will increase services to Christchurch for the peak summer season with an additional five flights between 13 November 2016 to 5 February 2017, bringing the total supplementary flights to 35 and the total number of flights this year to ...More >>

Road Closures around Pauatahanui Inlet, Porirua

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:26:00 +1200 | New Zealand Police

At 12.10am on Sunday 24th July 2016 Police working with Transit NZ and Porirua City Council have closed the following Roads;. More >>

Taupo Police help 3 tourists on Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:40:05 +1200 | New Zealand Police

At 11 am today Police received a call from a couple in their mid-twenties on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. More >>

Air NZ’s Safety in Hollywood another online blockbuster

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:39:17 +1200 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand’s Safety in Hollywood another online blockbuster More >>

Monster Energy Presents the Jossi Wells Invitational

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:42:28 +1200 | Cardrona

Winter X Games gold medallist Jossi Wells is holding an invitational Big Air event for the world’s best skiers & snowboarders at Cardrona Alpine Resort this August. Kiwi skiers and snowboarders will go head to head against a stacked field of international ...More >>

Photos: Pikachu Goes Bungy Jumping

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:00:02 +1200 | AJ Hackett

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ had a very special new Bungy lover today – Pikachu from PokemonGO. More >>

Battle for our Birds 2016 operations begin

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:36:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The largest pest control operation in New Zealand’s history has been launched today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry. More >>

Young TEC Wins PATA Gold Education & Training Award 2016

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:32:24 +1200 | Tourism Export Council

Disbelief and then great excitement was how Lesley Immink, CEO Tourism Export Council describes Young TEC winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) international award for Education and Training 2016.More >>

'Learner, fitter, faster' 2016 Trgo mark 50-event milestone

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:39:25 +1200 | Fast Company

This year's Targa New Zealand tarmac motor rally - which starts in Taupo on Wednesday October 12 and finishes in Havelock North on Sunday October 16 will be a 'leaner, fitter, faster' affair.More >>

NZ-Milan A380 connections boosted

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:36:42 +1200 | Emirates Airlines

Emirates today unveiled plans to increase capacity on the Dubai-Milan route with the deployment of a second daily A380, enabling more A380 to A380 connections with services to and from New Zealand.More >>

Holiday arrivals rise 15,300 from June 2015

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:49:35 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals numbered 196,200 in June 2016, setting a new June record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 11 percent from June 2015, due mainly to a 21 percent increase in holiday arrivals.More >>

Air NZ heads to Hollywood for its latest safety video

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:13:20 +1200 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has teamed up with Hollywood actress Anna Faris and New Zealand actor and comedic legend Rhys Darby for its latest safety video, Safety in Hollywood . More >>

Big funding boost for world squash event

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:20:51 +1200 | World junior squash championships

Embargoed until 8am July 20 2016 Organisers of one of the biggest squash events to hit New Zealand's shores have received a significant boost, a year out from the world junior championships in Tauranga.More >>

Rotorua Tourism feeds growing Indian appetite for the region

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:30:01 +1200 | Destination Rotorua Marketing

Rotorua is well placed to maximise opportunities presented by a growing Indian visitor market and tourism operators in India are already committing to longer stays in the district.More >>

 

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