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Lake Wanaka records a stellar increase in guest nights

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:21:24 +1300 | Lake Wanaka Tourism

Wanaka, New Zealand (12 February 2016) – Lake Wanaka has hit an all – time high for guest nights in December according to Statistics New Zealand figures released yesterday.More >>

Hotel Industry Awards expand to reflect success

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:38:32 +1300 | TIANZ

A new and expanded Hotel Industry Awards was launched today to recognise individuals who are doing an outstanding job in key roles, from housekeeping to the general manager, contributing to the sector’s overall success.More >>

Queenstown’s Hotel St Moritz appoints new General Manager

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:28:48 +1300 | Hotel St Moritz Queenstown

One of Queenstown’s most enduring professional working relationships is coming to an end as a new chapter unfolds. More >>

Government Passing Buck on Tourist Drivers

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:38:49 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Denis O’Rourke MP Spokesperson for Transport 11 FEBRUARY 2015 Government Passing Buck on Tourist Drivers The government is passing the buck on tourist drivers falsifying documents to drive on the country’s roads, says New Zealand First. “The government’s ...More >>

21 months of consecutive guest night growth

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:47:40 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Key figures released today show tourism is continuing to boom in almost every part of the country, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

NZ accommodation extends run of gains in December

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:43:22 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's accommodation providers extended their run of rising guest nights in December as both domestic and international travellers boosted tourism.More >>

Guest nights rise in December

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:01:34 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for December 2015 were 6.2 percent higher than in December 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Business support for runway highest for two years

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:31:43 +1300 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Thursday 11th February 2016 Business support for runway highest for two years, Chamber survey shows Business support for lengthening Wellington Airport’s runway is now the highest it’s been since the Chamber of Commerce first asked members about it ...More >>

Queenstown Airport airfield improvements on track

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:21:56 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Queenstown, New Zealand (11 February 2016) – Queenstown Airport has reached a key milestone in its six-month project to improve airfield infrastructure, with the widening of the main runway now complete and the runway resurfacing about to commence.More >>

New Zealand's Best Red Meat Chefs Announced

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:19:01 +1300 | Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards

Auckland’s Botswana Butchery has taken out the title of Premier Master of Fine Cuisine at the Silver Fern Farms Premier Selection Awards, held in Auckland last night.More >>

Tourism New Zealand announces Megan Gale as new ambassador

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:55:40 +1300 | Tourism New Zealand

Tourism New Zealand has announced Aussie star Megan Gale as its first ever ambassador to promote cycling to the Australian market, at a press conference held in Sydney today. The international model, designer and actress has signed on to promote tourism ...More >>

Rotorua Museum Smashing Attendance Records

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:52:24 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua Museum’s retail sales are up, there are record numbers through the doors and increased patronage in the cafe, but it’s the number of locals visiting that has pleased museum director Stewart Brown.More >>

European visitors to benefit from top Kiwi chefs

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:51:19 +1300 | Deer Industry NZ

European visitors to benefit from top Kiwi chefs Recipe swapping is being taken to a new level with the visit to New Zealand in February of four of Germany’s rising culinary stars. The young European chefs are being hosted by Deer Industry New Zealand ...More >>

Action Needed Over Woeful Tourist Driving

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:57:44 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Alarming reports of tourists driving on the wrong side of the road and overtaking on the yellow lines over the summer show the urgent need for New Zealand First’s bill targeting tourist drivers, says the party.More >>

Airways New Zealand Welcomes New Board Director

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:11:33 +1300 | Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand Welcomes New Board Director Experienced director and business leader Judy Kirk ONZM has joined the Board of Airways New Zealand, the air navigation service provider, effective 1 January 2016. Kirk has extensive directorship experience ...More >>

Kiwis Ravenous for a Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:28:53 +1300 |

Forget roses, chocolates and candlelit dinners, 96%* of New Zealanders want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic night away or a holiday this year, yet only 1% have made a booking according to new research.More >>

Homes, transport use and jobs surging ahead

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:14:14 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland’s city centre population grew by five times its target rate last year, while jobs growth, retail sales, public transport use, crime reduction and the number of street trees are all performing strongly.More >>

Tekapo Springs enjoys bumper summer

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:07:06 +1300 | Southern PR

Tekapo Springs and the Mackenzie region are revelling in a bumper summer -- with warm temperatures, blue skies and new attractions helping drive rising visitor numbers to the region. More >>

The Existentialist’s Guide to Survival in Australia

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:02:31 +1300 | New Zealand Fringe Festival

A Guide to Life on an Ozzi shore! A uniquely German perspective on love, sex, death and everything in between. More >>

Trip across the ditch still top of the list for Kiwis

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:50:01 +1300 |

• Latest Hotel Price Index from reveals Kiwis’ love for Aussie hotspots in 2015 More >>


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