Today's Tourism News
28 Nov 2014
TIA members in the news
Freedom camping trial - Marlborough Express - 27th Nov 2014
More freedom camping spots are being trialled in Marlborough during summer but the proposals have received mixed reviews.
Te Papa lifts lid on ex-CEO - Dominion Post - 28th Nov 2014
Te Papahas lifted the lid on Michael Houlihan's disastrous tenure as its chief executive. When Houlihan left the national museum in May, in the wake of two big loss-making exhibitions, it...
Airlines & airports
Sunair announces new Auckland daily flights - Bay of Plenty Times - 27th Nov 2014
A Tauranga air service has extended its flights with the announcement of daily flights between Coromandel and Auckland.
Air NZ set to announce new US destination – NZ Herald, 27 Nov 2014
Air New Zealand is poised to make a decision to fly to a new destination in the United States.
Cruise shuttle proves popular for CBD - Bay of Plenty Times - 27th Nov 2014
A shuttle bus taking cruise ship passengers to Tauranga city centre is proving popular this season.
Tauranga hotel plans dashed, again - Bay of Plenty Times - 27th Nov 2014
Two leading Bay developers have withdrawn from trying to build an internationally branded hotel on council-owned land opposite Tauranga's Baycourt Theatre.
End of the line for bush train - Western Leader - 28th Nov 2014
Two popular tourist trains have been stopped in their tracks - and this time it is permanent. The Rainforest Express and Harvey Stewart locomotives were operating in the Waitakere Ranges...
No freedom for campers - Timaru Herald - 28th Nov 2014
Wider bans on freedom campers in the Mackenzie District are likely after more than 100 submitters opposed a draft Mackenzie District Council bylaw.
Conservation & environment
Pure tourism campaign 'hypocritical' - Dominion Post - 27th Nov 2014
The Government's "100 per cent Pure" tourism campaign is hypocritical as it does little to curb greenhouse gas discharges,the Environment Commissioner says.
Editorial: Tourists must keep safe in Bay - Hawkes Bay Today - 27th Nov 2014
Why is it that whenever misfortune strikes tourists to our region, we feel bad?The reason is that we care. We care how our region is viewed abroad. We want people to love Hawke's Bay as we do.
TIA members’ media releases
Hawke’s Bay official Visitor Guide gets a new look for 2015 – Hawke’s Bay Tourism, 27 Nov 2014
The 2015 Hawke’s Bay Visitor Guide has been published and hits the shelves this week, sporting a new look, format and design.