Today's Tourism News
13 Oct 2015
Editorial: Skyline hits the heights again - Rotorua Daily Post - 12th Oct 2015
It's been a case of another weekend, another award for Skyline Rotorua. The business has capped off a rather remarkable year full of accolades, this time taking out the Supreme Award at the...
TIA members in the news
NZONE skydiving buyer pays $17 million - Otago Daily Times - 13th Oct 2015
An Australian tandem skydive operation says jobs are safe at a Queenstown skydiving company after announcing its purchase for $17million.
Skydive takes the plunge in NZ - 3 News - 12th Oct 2015
Tandem skydive operator Skydive The Beach is plunging into New Zealand with the acquisition of Skydive Queenstown for $17 million.
ASX-listed Skydive the Beach to buy Skydive Queenstown for $17 million - National Business Review - 12th Oct 2015
Movie star gives NZ boost - New Zealand Herald - 13th Oct 2015
SkyCity sorry for free credits offer - New Zealand Herald - 12th Oct 2015
A glitch in SkyCity's systems saw the casino company promise free money to its most valued customers - then have to renege on the deal.
Free campers banned - Taranaki Daily News - 13th Oct 2015
A proposed law banning freedom camping in 35 spots around South Taranaki will make the district a better holiday destination, Mayor Ross Dunlop says.
Rydges Hotel to expand portfolio at Wellington Airport – Dom Post – 13th Oct 2015
A luxury $35 million hotel with 134 bedrooms is being planned at Wellington Airport.
Demand drives hotel expansion - Marlborough Express - 13th Oct 2015
A multi-million dollar expansion of Chateau Marlborough has been given the green light by the Marlborough District Council.
Airlines & airports
Analysts pick higher Air NZ share price after airline lifts first-half guidance - National Business Review - 12th Oct 2015
Air NZ's shares up 8pc after upbeat AGM - New Zealand Herald - 12th Oct 2015
Air New Zealand's share price and analysts' target price for the stock have risen after the airline forecast a boost in first-half earnings at last week's annual meeting
Air NZ in its best ever shape - New Zealand Herald - 12th Oct 2015
New airlines prove popular in skies - Nelson Mail - 12th Oct 2015
New airlines in Nelson are proving popular for travellers bound for smaller centres across New Zealand.
First cruise ship visits in power cut - New Zealand Herald - 12th Oct 2015
Northland's $28 million summer cruise ship season did not start under the best of circumstances on Friday when a massive power cut greeted the arrival of the Diamond Princess and its 2750...
UFB skewed to wealthy towns? - Sunday Star Times - 12th Oct 2015
Councils are being encouraged to contribute to the cost of rolling out ultrafast broadband, meaning wealthier towns are more likely to get better broadband than poorer ones, Labour says.
Auckland City easiest place for under-age drinkers to get served - Dominion Post - 12th Oct 2015
Under-age drinkers were almost four times more likely to get served in Auckland last year than elsewhere in the country.
Wellington council joins flag debate - Dominion Post - 12th Oct 2015
Red Peak has fizzled with the public in a flag-off above Wellington, as silver ferns drew delight.
Tekapo footbridge lift delayed - Timaru Herald - 12th Oct 2015
The big install of the $2 million Lake Tekapo Footbridge looks likely to be delayed by a week.When assembled the 115 metre bridge will cross theTekapoRiver north of the dam, connecting the...
Blessed Tasman bird sculpture - Nelson Mail - 12th Oct 2015
A bold new sculpture in Tasman is heraldingthe creation of two more unique structures which will welcome traffic back into the three main entrances to the Ruby Coast and Mapua area.
Trust splashes out with $1m for pool - Otago Daily Times - 13th Oct 2015
Central Lakes Trust chief executive Paul Allison just could not resist.
Conservation & environment
Great response to clean-up - Gisborne Herald - 12th Oct 2015
FOUR truckloads of rubbish were removed from the railway line between Stanley Road and Lytton Road at the weekend...
Tekapo's 25m tsunami risk - Timaru Herald - 13th Oct 2015
Mass landslides at Mt John have the potential to create a 25-metre tsunami in Lake Tekapo.That is the worst case scenario identified in a new Environment Canterbury-commissioned GNS Science...
Asbestos risk low but Spa stays shut - Northern Advocate - 12th Oct 2015
A Far North hot pool complex remains in limbo after an expert report confirmed widespread presence of asbestos - but also called for more testing before any decision about its future is made.
'Speed' binge with youth - Otago Daily Times - 13th Oct 2015
A 52-year-old Nelson man has been convicted of supplying amphetamine to a young German tourist while staying in a Queenstown hotel room with her.