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Bay of Islands Airport terminal upgrade to get $1.7M

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:45:14 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 16 (BusinessDesk) - Bay of Islands Airport in Kerikeri's terminal upgrade will get $1.7 million of funding from the provincial growth fund, regional economic development minister Shane Jones has announced.More >>

Wharf upgrades at Paihia, Russell and Opua

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:40:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide much-needed investment in three Northland wharves, boosting the tourism sector and creating new jobs and opportunities to the region, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says.More >>

More Kiwi kids to experience the magic of flight

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:58:53 +1300 | Air New Zealand

Airpoints™ members are showing their generosity towards this year’s Air New Zealand Airpoints for Schools programme, with four schools already meeting their donation targets to take off on some unforgettable journeys.More >>

Developer disappointed with Air NZ over Kāpiti move

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:19:19 +1300 | RNZ

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Golden Bay tourism businesses urged to apply for relief fund

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:27:25 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Golden Bay tourism businesses are being encouraged to apply to the Government’s new relief fund for those adversely affected by the damage to Takaka Hill Road caused by Cyclone Gita.More >>

Decision closer on America’s Cup venue

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:23:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

14 March 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Minister for Economic Development David Parker welcomes new developments that bring closer an agreement on the shape of a world class venue for the 36th America’s Cup event in Auckland. “I am pleased we are closer to ...More >>

ATEED presents new destination strategy for Auckland

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:25:16 +1300 | ATEED

Steve Armitage, General Manager Destination, ATEED, (Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development), has updated the Environment and Community Committee on the new Destination Strategy to find ways to directly drive up tourism for Auckland.More >>

Eden-Park-sized harbour reclamation unacceptable

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:14:01 +1300 | Viaduct Harbour Holdings

“The new proposal for an America’s Cup Village will see a new, permanent wharf extension of 45m by 220m jutting out into the Waitemata Harbour – covering over an area of water at least the size of a rugby field with concrete,” Viaduct Harbour ...More >>

Freedom camping: Community input and funding options needed

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:15:30 +1300 | Local Government NZ

Community input and funding options needed to address freedom camping issues A working party led by local and central government on freedom camping is a positive step towards finding solutions for a complex problem, Local Government New Zealand. A working ...More >>

Seven tips to bag yourself the best travel insurance

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:42:59 +1300 | Canstar

Chances are that when it comes to personal insurance such as car, home or contents, you’ve shopped around to make sure you’re getting the best price and the best policy for you. But when we travel, insurance is often the last thing we think about, ...More >>

International hotel developers keen on New Zealand

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:23:38 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 12 (BusinessDesk) - International hotel developers are stepping up their interest in New Zealand as guest nights and tourism inflows continue to hit new records, according to Bayleys Real Estate.More >>

NZ guest nights hits record in January

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:40:03 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights hit a record in January, rising 1.4 percent on the year with hotels and holiday parks in high demand. More >>

Record guest nights in January

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:57:37 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Guest nights spent in short-term accommodation reached record levels in January, Stats NZ said today. Guest nights rose to 4.97 million, 1.4 percent higher than in January 2017.More >>

ATEED schmooze media, superyacht owners at tennis

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:09:02 +1300 | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance can reveal that ATEED hosted 76 ‘stakeholders’ at the 2018 ASB Classic. The high-flying guests were given free tickets, and across 10 days were wined and dined by 18 ATEED staff on the taxpayer dollar. Ratepayers’ ...More >>

Harcourts outdoor ice rink returns to Rotorua

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:33:37 +1300 | Paradice Ice Skating

The 100% Real Ice rink opens on the 12th of April at the Village Green More >>

Central Tauranga motel site ready for major redevelopment

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:12:20 +1300 | Bayleys

A prominent and substantial city block of land in Tauranga’s central business district has been placed on the market for sale – with the property cited as being ripe for a mixed-use redevelopment that could include retail, office, apartments or a ...More >>

Evacuation of stranded tourists begins

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:58:29 +1300 | RNZ

The air evacuation of around a hundred tourists stranded at Blue Duck Station near Taumarunui is now under way. More >>

Air New Zealand dumps on Kapiti

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:58:23 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Otaki MP Nathan Guy says Air New Zealand has robbed the Kapiti community by withdrawing its Auckland to Kapiti Coast air service, with just three weeks’ notice. More >>

Air New Zealand Withdrawal Huge Loss For Kapiti

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:02:01 +1300 | Kapiti Coast Chamber Of Commerce

Kapiti, Friday 9 March 2018 - The suspension of Air New Zealand flights between Paraparaumu and Auckland will leave a large hole in the region's economy. More >>

Council working to attract new air services to Kāpiti

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:26:34 +1300 | Kapiti Coast District Council

The Kāpiti Coast District Council will be working closely with Kāpiti Coast Airport Ltd to attract new air services to the Kāpiti Coast. More >>


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