Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Whangarei visitor website goes mobile

17 January 2014

People searching for information about Whangarei will find a great new look and enhanced features at Whangareinz.com.

Council’s District Promotions and Tourism Manager Paul Davis says the new website is about promoting Whangarei but also about making the most of current technology.

“In December more than 60% of users used a mobile device to access whangareinz.com so it essential the site has an adaptive and responsive interface. The new interface ensures the user experiences easy navigation and reading with minimum of zooming, panning and scrolling across a wide range of devices,” he said.

“Potential visitors frequently access destination information and make bookings on their mobile devices so it’s vital for Whangarei’s tourism sector to cater to them.

“Whangarei has a lot to offer and this site brings it all together under one roof. It really celebrates what we all love about living in Whangarei,” Mr Davis said.

“The site actually launched just before Christmas and comparing statistics from the same time last year, visitors to the site are looking at 20% more pages, spending 30% longer on the site and the bounce rate (number of people arriving and immediately leaving) has dropped by 18%.”

The website tells the ‘Whangarei story’, through words and images, about why Whangarei is not only a great place to holiday but also live, work and invest.

The site provides a ‘one stop shop’ for people wanting to find out What’s On (events and activities)and plan their holiday. They can find information about Whangarei’s amazing destinations, accommodation and activities.

People who make the decision to move to a place are often come first as visitors. The site provides information that will be helpful to those considering moving, or have already moved to the District, and showcases Whangarei business and investment opportunities.

The site currently has approximately 80,000 unique visitors annually.

“We will continue to develop the website further and welcome user feedback on it,” Mr Davis said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Budget

It may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets?

Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year lolly scramble no less – for the eight years of belt tightening that they’ve endured, and for the rundown of essential public services.

Well, what Budget 2017 delivered instead in Education and in Health were allocations barely sufficient to maintain the current levels of service delivery More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search

 
 

PM's Press Conference: Two More Troops?

Prime Minister Bill English gave a summary his highlights of last week’s budget announcement... The Prime minister was asked about NATO’s request for New Zealand to send two more personnel to Afghanistan and whether or not we will send them. More>>

ALSO:

Carer Settlement: Threat Of Staff Exodus In Mental Health

As a result of the recent pay rise awarded to their aged care and disability sector colleagues, many staff in non-government mental health and addiction organisations are considering leaving to join these workforces. More>>

ALSO:

Climate Policy: New Zealand Set To Blow Its Carbon Budget By 27%

The Government’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows New Zealand is set to release 647.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions between 2013 and 2020 – 137 million tonnes more than we are allowed under the Kyoto Protocol. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Christchurch Considers Cathedral, Stadium: Cathedral Working Group Report Released

“About half of Christchurch wants to see the cathedral reinstated, the other half wants something new and more modern, but really, everyone just needs a decision." More>>

ALSO:

Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election