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Auckland Airport eyes six-year bond offer

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:54:17 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 18 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland International Airport is planning to offer a six-year retail bond to help fund its ongoing expansion. More >>

ASB Regional Economic Scoreboard Q2 2018

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:35:17 +1200 | ASB Bank

Employment, tourism and housing growth sees Otago named best performing region for Q2 More >>

Winter campaigns deliver outstanding results for Ruapehu

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:22:53 +1200 | Ruapehu District Council

The latest official tourism data for July is highlighting the success of Visit Ruapehu’s investment in consecutive winter marketing campaigns with strong growth in both domestic and Australian visitor spending.More >>

Auckland Airport recognised globally for sustainability

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:13:34 +1200 | Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport continues to be recognised globally as a sustainable business, with its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), announced yesterday, for the eighth consecutive year. The company is one of only eight organisations included ...More >>

Ngāi Tahu Tourism increases investment in its people

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:48:13 +1200 | Ngai Tahu Tourism

Ngāi Tahu Tourism, one of the largest tourism operators in Aotearoa, has announced its commitment to the living wage of $20.55 and increased its minimum wage effective from July this year.More >>

Heavy snowfall in South Island disrupts flights, cuts power

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:07:11 +1200 | RNZ

Heavy rain warnings and snowfall is disrupting travel and damaging powerlines as the South Island braces for another cold blitz. More >>

Work commences on Mt Ruapehu’s state of the art gondola

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 17:36:03 +1200 | Mt Ruapehu

Work commences on Mt Ruapehu’s state of the art gondola MT RUAPEHU, 14 September 2018: A site blessing and cultural induction for the construction team held today on Mt Ruapehu’s Whakapapa Ski Area marks the start of the on-site construction ...More >>

Council welcomes new tourism funding

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:53:19 +1200 | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has been granted $668,000 in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund, for five projects around Marlborough. Deputy Mayor Terry Sloan, who is also chairman of the ...More >>

Tupapa - Our Stand Our Story: Blessing

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:50:44 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

In the past year Turanganui iwi, Ngati Oneone, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Rongowhakaata and Ngai Tamanuhiri have been working together on stories of our past. What life was like before the arrival of the “pakerewha” (Europeans).More >>

Air NZ Auckland Regional Lounge to triple in capacity

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 13:10:53 +1200 | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand will begin construction next month on a new, much larger regional lounge at Auckland Airport, as part of a $60 million investment in lounges throughout New Zealand over the next two years.More >>

New appointments to New Zealand Tourism Board

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:28:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis today announced the appointment of Colleen Neville and Kauahi Ngapora as members of the New Zealand Tourism Board (known as Tourism New Zealand). “These appointments will add tremendous value to the board as it ...More >>

NZ guest nights flat in July after Lions Tour peak in 2017

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:20:45 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 12 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights were flat in July as international visitor numbers fell from last year's peak during the Lions rugby tour, Statistics New Zealand said.More >>

$2M boost to our visitor facilities

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:45:50 +1200 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Coromandel visitor hotspots have received a much-needed funding boost from the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund. More >>

Tourism Minister awards Kaipara District over $400,000 from

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:25:50 +1200 | Kaipara District Council

The impact of tourism on Kaipara’s infrastructure has been recognised within the recent grants distributed by the Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) today (SUBS: 11 September 2018).More >>

Guest nights flat in July as international nights fall

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:56:57 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

A 3.4 percent drop in international guest nights contributed to a quiet month for short-term commercial accommodation in July 2018, Stats NZ said today. More >>

RTNZ weighs in on Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:54:50 +1200 | Regional Tourism NZ

Regional Tourism New Zealand (RTNZ) welcomes today’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund $19.3 million investment in tourism infrastructure but cautions this is not the long term fix the industry needs.More >>

QLDC to receive $2.39 million from Tourism Fund

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:26:16 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is set to receive $2.39 million from Central Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) to go towards a Public Toilet programme of works, it was announced today. QLDC General Manager Community Services, Thunes ...More >>

NZ’s only domestic travel expo showcasing the best of NZ

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:18:03 +1200 | NZ Experience Travel Expo

September 29-30 2018 brings together the best regions, accommodation and operators under one roof showcasing what you can see and do within our own country. With a large selection from all over NZ, whether it’s a long weekend, short mini break ...More >>

Boost to Westland Infrastructure from Tourism funding

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:03:29 +1200 | Westland District Council

Westland District Council and the Mayor are pleased to announce a funding boost from the Central Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) of $981,300 to assist with infrastructure projects in Kumara, Whataroa and Ross, and Hokitika. The funding ...More >>

Tourism funding will benefit regions

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:35:29 +1200 | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Today’s announcement of a $19.6 million Government investment in tourism infrastructure will help regions benefit from the growth in tourism, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>


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