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.

  • Kakapo chick unit 'a first' - Dominion Post - 26th Nov 2014
    Invercargill ratepayers will bankroll a $425,000 project to have the world's only kakapo chick-rearing unit on their back doorstep.
  • DCC underwrites U20 tournament - Otago Daily Times - 26th Nov 2014
    The Dunedin City Council will honour its pledge to underwrite part of the cost of hosting matches during next year's Fifa Under-20 World Cup tournament.
  • Jailed for attacking tourists - Northern Advocate - 25th Nov 2014
    A man sent to prison for attacking Dutch campers at Matauri Bay with a baseball bat had harmed the travellers, the community and New Zealand's reputation, Judge John McDonald said in the...

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