Today's Tourism News
29 January 2015
TIA members in the news
International visitors offered cruise options - Northern Advocate - 28th Jan 2015
An upturn in the New Zealand economy, coupled with a surge in international arrivals, has prompted tourism company Fullers GreatSights to double its range of day cruises in the Bay of Islands.
Garden brings out beast in designer - Waikato Times - 29th Jan 2015
The latest addition to the Hamilton Gardens was inspired by the likes of Shakespeare and King Henry XIII.
Art deco building to be a facade - New Zealand Herald - 29th Jan 2015
The historic former headquarters of lingerie company Berlei, standing in the way of the $500 million-plus SkyCity International Convention Centre, will be gutted and only its facade will remain.
Airlines & airports
Commerce Commission swoops on AirNZ - Radio New Zealand - 28th Jan 2015
The Commerce Commission is investigating Air New Zealand for insurance offered on its website on an opt-out basis.
Pilot's bike idea flies worldwide - New Zealand Herald - 29th Jan 2015
A Kiwi adventure pilot who decided to strap mountain bikes under the wings of his plane is surprised to find himself suddenly world famous.
Consent sought for tourist show farm - Otago Daily Times - 29th Jan 2015
Dunedin and Queenstown could be linked by a new tourist trail targeting wealthy Chinese visitors, if a $4 million farm accommodation development in Wakari is approved, the man behind the...
Low water levels restrict Kaituna river activity - Bay of Plenty Times - 28th Jan 2015
Commercial activity on the Kaituna River will be limited due to low lake levels.Residents in the Bay of Plenty's lakes area, particularly around Lake Rotoiti, have expressed concern over...
Rail restoration on track - Marlborough Express - 29th Jan 2015
Rail passengers travelling on the new Omaka branch line will be tracking over pieces of history painstakingly salvaged by Marlborough's rail enthusiasts.
NMIT needs to resolve issue - Nelson Mail - 28th Jan 2015
OPINION: Allegations that some international students at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology have been encouraged here under false pretences are troubling.
Fire danger closes Molesworth station road - 3 News - 29th Jan 2015
The road through Molesworth Station in south Marlborough will close early this summer because of extreme fire danger.
Foreigners in crashes - Southland Times - 29th Jan 2015
Overseas drivers were involved in 25 per cent of fatal and injury crashes on Southland roads compared to six per cent nationally, Ministry of Transport figures reveal.
Tourist stranded by vigilante fined $1000 for poor driving - Dominion Post - 28th Jan 2015
An Australian tourist who had his car keys taken from him by a highway vigilante on the Lindis Pass in Central Otago has been fined.
TIA members’ media releases
Greytown Arts Festival Programme Released – Destination Wairarapa, 29 Jan 2015
Theatre performances, a Steam Punk Festival, a fun cycle ride, workshops and art exhibitions are all part of next month’s Greytown Arts Festival programme which was released today.
Leading American Road Cyclist Confirmed To Race In NZ – Destination Wairarapa, 29 Jan 2015
Top international road cyclist, American Evelyn Stevens is set to appear in next month’s Trust House Women’s Cycle Tour of New Zealand being held in the Wairarapa.
Dunedin a finalist for international travel writers conference – Enterprise Dunedin, 28 Jan 2015
Dunedin has been named a finalist to host the International Women in Travel Summit (WITS) in 2016.
Take a Day Trip in Dunedin | Exploring our town on DunedinNZ.com – Enterprise Dunedin, 28 Jan 2015
Enterprise Dunedin’s newly launched project, Day Tripping in Dunedin, will showcase the adventures on offer within Dunedin’s city limits to visitors and locals alike.
Thrifty to launch a fleet of scooters in Wellington – Thrifty, 28 Jan 2015
Today Thrifty launched a fleet of scooters in Wellington.