Today's Tourism News

Today's Tourism News

2 Oct 2014

Gardens win top prize - Waikato Times - 2nd Oct 2014
Hamilton's celebrated public gardens have been judged best in the world. Hamilton Gardens was yesterday named International Garden of the Year at the 2014 Garden Tourism Awards in Metz,...

Cruising to big spin-off - Gisborne Herald - 1st Oct 2014
THE potential of cruise ships for the Gisborne economy is looking better and better, with a new report predicting financial benefits for the regions t...

Brian Rudman: Forget the myth, let's talk about Waitangi charge - New Zealand Herald - 1st Oct 2014
Prime Minister John Key says he's upset that the Waitangi National Trust is charging New Zealanders $15 to enter the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. There's an easy solution.

Editorial: Free entry a right - New Zealand Herald - 2nd Oct 2014

Ferry wars: How the prices compare - New Zealand Herald - 2nd Oct 2014

Holiday over for campground? - North Shore Times - 2nd Oct 2014
Opposing sides are already at loggerheads before a working party even meets to help decide the fate of Takapuna Beach Reserve.

Airlines & airports

Air NZ eyeing Latin America routes - Radio New Zealand - 1st Oct 2014
Air New Zealand says there is huge opportunity to pick up on the demand for travel in the Asia-Pacific region and it has got an eye on Latin America in the medium term.

Air NZ boss runs gamut of shareholder queries - National Business Review - 1st Oct 2014

Regional airfares cheaper - Air NZ - Nelson Mail - 1st Oct 2014
Air New Zealand has defended regional airfares, saying a review shows that prices are significantly lower than five years ago.

Around NZ

Japanese delegation to visit Kuirau Park - Rotorua Daily Post - 1st Oct 2014
Could Kuirau Park be turned into a geothermal hub? That's the question to be put towards a group of Japanese delegates from the spa city of Beppu.

Athletics: Newest Tarawera marathon to be epic - Rotorua Daily Post - 1st Oct 2014
More than 120 runners and walkers from five countries have already signed up for New Zealand's newest marathon running event - the Tarawera Trail Marathon and 50kmThe November event, which...

Warriors caught in $6m tourism scandal - New Zealand Herald - 2nd Oct 2014

DCC moves to deal with freedom camper issues - Otago Daily Times - 2nd Oct 2014
The Dunedin City Council hopes extra signs, security patrols and a new site for freedom campers will help prevent a repeat of previous headaches at Macandrew Bay this summer.

Moke Lake investment approved - Otago Daily Times - 2nd Oct 2014
A new luxury lodge will be developed near Queenstown following Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approval.

'Difficult' law likely to change - Otago Daily Times - 2nd Oct 2014
The Alcohol and Regulatory Licensing Authority has suggested some amendments to ''one of the most horrendously difficult pieces of legislation'' a judge had ''ever seen''.

Conservation & environment

Tests show 1080 found in trout - Marlborough Express - 1st Oct 2014
Warnings anglers should not eat trout caught in catchments below 1080 drop zones tarnishes New Zealand's reputation as an international fly fishing destination, say angling experts.

Private pads for penguins - Timaru Herald - 2nd Oct 2014
Penguins around Caroline Bay have new lodgings to get used to for the next nesting season. Department of Conservation community relations ranger George Iles, along with contractor Kevin


Singapore Airline crew in serious crash – The Press – 2nd Oct 2014
Five Singapore Airlines staff were involved in a crash near Christchurch that left two people with serious injuries.

Car driven 'very fast' - Timaru Herald - 1st Oct 2014
The fatal crash near Geraldine yesterday involved an Asian tourist driving at speed after leaving an airport, police say.

Tourist to be charged over head-on crash - New Zealand Herald - 1st Oct 2014

Possible measles exposure at WOW - Dominion Post - 1st Oct 2014
A person with measles may have exposed others to the disease in Wellington, public health officials have warned.

Ebola unlikely in NZ but 'we're ready' - TVNZ - 1st Oct 2014
The Government says NZ is well placed to detect and respond if Ebola were to reach our shores.

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