TIA Blog

A Note from the Chairman

By GRANT LILLY - 21 November 2014
It was great to see so many members at the recent TIA Summit. Thanks for your interest and involvement.

Tourism 2025 In Action
Hamilton Gardens


Hamilton Gardens has been named International Garden of the Year at the 2014 Garden Tourism Awards in Metz, France.

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Westpac special offer – “Get Paid” mobile app

TIA Business Partner Westpac has a new “Get Paid” app which allows businesses to accept credit and scheme debit card payments on the go via an iPhone or Android Smartphone. The app is free to download with no set up fees and no on-going monthly fixed costs. Read more. Westpac is offering TIA members who download the app a merchant service fee discount. Tell your Westpac business consultant you are a TIA member and advise your membership number to trigger the discount.

  • Immigration by Chinese credit – Dominion Post, 24 Nov 2014
    Streamlining rich Chinese into the country because they hold a Chinese-issued credit card has been slammed by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters who said it will lead to corruption here.
  • Sky Tower goes white for anti-domestic violence day - 3 News - 24th Nov 2014
    The Sky Tower in Auckland is being lit up in white as part of a campaign against domestic violence.The tower will be illuminated tonight at 10pm on the eve of White Ribbon Day.
  • 30kmh limit for Port during cruise season - Otago Daily Times - 24th Nov 2014
    A reduced speed limit will again be in place in George St, Port Chalmers, for the peak of the cruise ship season.

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