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Social media campaign reaches freedom campers

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:24:08 +1300 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A social media campaign targeting young freedom campers is proving highly successful in its first month. More >>

Emirates Adds Flight Flexibility With Third Daily to Nairobi

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:19:47 +1300 | Emirates Airlines

Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, is to increase its service to Nairobi, a favourite gateway to Africa for New Zealanders, with the introduction of a third daily flight between Dubai and Kenya’s capital from June 1.More >>

Body of missing kayaker found in Lake Rotorua

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:39:14 +1300 | New Zealand Police

The body of a man has been found in the water of Lake Rotorua, near Hamurana, this afternoon. More >>

Media Advisory - Public Transport Wellington Region

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:15:37 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

As a result of changes to the Weather forecast predicting strong Winds trolleybus services have resumed with services running to timetable. More >>

The Big Easy Cycle Event gets even bigger in 2017!

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:03:46 +1300 | Hawke's Bay Tourism

Media Release Date 18 January 2017                            The Big Easy Cycle Event gets even bigger in 2017! More >>

Wither Hills Farm Park closed until further notice

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:42:59 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has closed all Wither Hills Farm Park recreational tracks until further notice, due to the predicted gale force winds and elevated fire risk. More >>

South African visitor numbers rise in month of visa changes

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:34:51 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) - The number of visitors from South Africa in November last year rose by more than a quarter, despite the ending of the visa waiver agreement between the two countries.More >>

Overflow parking at Warren Park reserve to close

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:52:38 +1300 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

This extra parking was put in by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to help alleviate parking shortages over the busy Christmas/New Year peak period. More >>

Emirates to Add Croatia to Europe Network

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:54:01 +1300 | Emirates Airlines

Emirates is adding another Europe gateway for New Zealand travellers – the airline’s 39th in Europe - with the introduction of a daily flight to Zagreb (ZAG), the capital of Croatia, from June 1, 2017.More >>

Police appeal for sightings of French tourist

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:32:33 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are appealing for sightings of a French tourist who has been reported missing by his family in France. More >>

Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:43:36 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

The presence of the potentially toxic algae Phormidium has been confirmed in the lower Cardrona River. This has prompted the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to warn dog owners to be vigilant when exercising their pets alongside Otago’s rivers and ...More >>

Skydive over Abel Tasman National Park with Google

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:58:59 +1300 | Tourism New Zealand

Google Street View has gone sky high with an innovative new use of technology to demonstrate the skydive experience. More >>

New Zealand's Helena Bay named as world’s best new hotel

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:54:01 +1300 | Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand’s newest luxury destination, Helena Bay has been named as the best new hotel in the world. More >>

David Trubridge lights up Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:52:53 +1300 | Tourism New Zealand

Rotorua's Redwood Forest has been lit up with a new nocturnal tourism experience, Redwoods Nightlights. More >>

“High Kitty” To Fly At Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:46:48 +1300 | Wairarapa Balloon Festival

High Kitty, the lucky charm of hot air, is the first special shape hot air balloon guest announced to take to the skies during the 2017 Wairarapa Balloon Festival. More >>

Tourism spending strong ahead of summer season

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tourism spending continued to grow throughout most regions in the year to November 2016, providing a solid base ahead of the high summer season, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says.More >>

Takapuna Welcomes Cruise Ship Visitors to Its Northern Shore

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:44:24 +1300 | Takapuna Beach

Takapuna, 11 January 2016. An initiative by Takapuna Beach Business Association to expand its visitor horizons has seen the beachside region on Auckland’s North Shore welcoming cruise visitors to its shores since the season began in November.More >>

Using the accommodation boom to capture the tourism dollar

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:12:46 +1300 | NZBizBuySell

Owning a motel can make excellent lifestyle and economic sense, for those who enjoy meeting a diversity of people and taking pride in running a ship-shape venture. More >>

Miserable Government Putting Tourism Industry At Risk

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:41:16 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

By not adequately funding tourism and infrastructure to deal with it, the government is putting the industry at risk, says New Zealand First Tourism Spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau.More >>

Whangarei is hot!

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:26:06 +1300 | Whangarei District Council

When you’re hot, you’re hot, and Whangarei is the hottest of the lot. More >>


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