Today's Tourism News
23 Oct 2014
TIA members in the news
New look for railway operation - Otago Daily Times - 23rd Oct 2014
Taieri Gorge Railways will roll down a new track this weekend, by rebranding as Dunedin Railways.
Airlines & airports
Laser hit plane with 118 passengers - New Zealand Herald - 22nd Oct 2014
A man has been given a community sentence for shining a laser pointer at a passenger plane carrying 118 people as it came in to land at Auckland Airport.
Air NZ pilot gets drink-drive discharge - New Zealand Herald - 23rd Oct 2014
An Air New Zealand pilot caught riding a scooter without a helmet and more than two and a half times the alcohol limit has avoided conviction.
Bumper airport spend to boost tourism - Northern Advocate - 22nd Oct 2014
A multimillion-dollar project to upgrade Bay of Islands Airport will boost capacity between Auckland and Kerikeri by 12,000 passengers a year.
Trout release boosts Moke Lake stocks - Otago Daily Times - 23rd Oct 2014
One of the Wakatipu area's most popular fishing spots, Moke Lake, received a boost yesterday with the release of 350 yearling rainbow trout.
Motu Trails ride into third year complete - Gisborne Herald - 22nd Oct 2014
FOLLOWING a pleasing second year of operation for the Motu Trails the cycle trails new sand bridge is now attracting attention from other rides...
Man dead, wife arrested - Christchurch Press - 22nd Oct 2014
A businessman found with his throat slashed in Bali, Indonesia has strong South Island connections.
Want your own private skifield? - Taranaki Daily News - 22nd Oct 2014
Many skiers dream of having a skifield of their own, and now their chance has come. The operation behind the Mt Dobson skifield in South Canterbury has been put up for sale by its original...
Kaitaia hostel owner to appear in court - TVNZ - 23rd Oct 2014
A 56-year-old Kaitaia hostel owner will appear in court today accused of drugging and assaulting guests.
Alleged McLaren Falls attacker named, in court - Bay of Plenty Times - 22nd Oct 2014
The identity of 28-year-old man accused of two tourists attacks in McLaren Falls Park, including robbing a woman of personal items can now be revealed.
Ebola on agenda for NZ agencies meeting - 3 News - 22nd Oct 2014
More than 20 agencies will meet tomorrow to talk about their readiness for Ebola, if and when it should reach New Zealand shores.
Warning to workers as Govt pushes through Bill - Otago Daily Times - 23rd Oct 2014
Thousands of workers were at risk of losing their meal and rest breaks if the Government pressed ahead with changes to employment laws, Labour Party labour spokesman Andrew Little said...
TIA members’ media releases
The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made takes flight on Air NZ – Air NZ, 22 Oct 2014
Dwarves, Orcs and Elves take flight once again as Air New Zealand unveils The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made ahead of the December release of the final film in The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM).
Make the most of your summer at ZEALANDIA with extended opening hours – Zealandia, 22 Oct 2014
The Karori Sanctuary Trust held its Annual General Meeting on Sunday.
Heritage Christchurch Open Day attracts huge crowds - Heritage Christchurch, 22 Oct 2014
Heritage Christchurch opened its doors to the public on Sunday afternoon the 19th of October as part of the Beca Heritage Week in Christchurch.
New Zealand Fans Middle-earth bound for The Hobbit Trilogy dream journey – TNZ, 22 Oct 2014
Gearing up for the 11 December release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), four of New Zealand’s most passionate and dedicated Hobbit fans are about to set off on an adventure, for a real life Middle-earth experience they would once have only dreamed possible.