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Today's Tourism News

Today's Tourism News

5 February 2016

TIA members in the news

Key aware of Mackenzie concerns - Timaru Herald - 5th Feb 2016
Tourism minister John Key says infrastructure struggles in Mackenzie caused by "booming" tourism can in part be alleviated by encouraging tourists to come during shoulder seasons.

Waitangi museum ready for opening - Northern Advocate - 4th Feb 2016
The finishing touches are being applied to the new Museum of Waitangi ahead of its opening by Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae tomorrow.

Cheap alcohol plea - Dominion Post - 5th Feb 2016
A Wellington pub stalwart believes cheap booze being sold in supermarkets and large liquor stores is eating away at the city's hospitality industry.

Accommodation

New hotel for central city - Christchurch Press - 4th Feb 2016
A new hotel with 48 serviced apartments will be built in central Christchurch replacing a collapsed luxury housing scheme.

Local hoteliers ranked top in the country - Rotorua Daily Post - 4th Feb 2016
Internet travel site TripAdvisor has awarded high rankings to Rotorua hospitality providers Mokoia Downs Estate bed and breakfast and apartment hotel Quest Rotorua Central, while Tauranga's...

Airlines & airports

Justin Lester: New Singapore Airlines route 'opens Wellington's front door" – Dominion Post – 5th Feb 2016
OPINION: The announcement of a new airline service to Singapore via Canberra will be a boon for Wellington offering cheaper travel, time savings, more efficient freight transportation and more visitors to the capital. 

High-flyer sought for 'very positive airport - Otago Daily Times - 5th Feb 2016
Queenstown Airport Corporation has begun its search for a new chief executive.

Auckland Airport tops record for international passengers - Otago Daily Times - 5th Feb 2016
The number of international passengers through Auckland Airport in December 2015 was the highest yet for a single month, the listed airport company said in release to the market.

Air NZ fleet to be upgraded - Otago Daily Times - 5th Feb 2016
Air New Zealand has announced it will equip its turboprop fleet with $25 million of technology that should make bad weather less of a problem in airports like Queenstown.

More car parking planned for airport - Hawkes Bay Today - 4th Feb 2016
Plans are under way for more car parking space at the Hawke's Bay Airport terminal due to rising passenger demand.

Around NZ

$4 million boost for Hundertwasser - Northern Advocate - 4th Feb 2016
A $4 million grant from Central Government is the "seal of approval" Hundertwasser backers have been waiting for.

Big waka fleet for Waitangi - Northern Advocate - 4th Feb 2016
Visitors to Waitangi Day celebrations this Saturday can expect an even bigger spectacle on the water than last year's 175th anniversary.

Top picks for funding today - Northern Advocate - 4th Feb 2016
Northland's economy is set to get a multi-million dollar boost today with the Government launching The Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan in Kerikeri.

Tourists leave NZ after campervan hell – New Zealand Herald –5th Feb 2016
American tourist David DiMichele spent two years planning the trip of a lifetime in New Zealand, but says he'll be leaving the country early with a "sour taste

Alternative flag in spotlight at TPP signing - New Zealand Herald - 4th Feb 2016
New Zealand's alternative national flag grabbed the spotlight at the historic signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland today.

Cheap alcohol plea - Dominion Post - 5th Feb 2016
A Wellington pub stalwart believes cheap booze being sold in supermarkets and large liquor stores is eating away at the city's hospitality industry.


Conservation & environment
Excellent breeding season at an end - Otago Daily Times - 5th Feb 2016
The final albatross egg of the season has hatched at Taiaroa Head, taking the total number of chicks to 27 and signalling an excellent breeding season despite the hot weather.

Fishing groups oppose carp farm - Rotorua Daily Post - 4th Feb 2016
Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has given the go-ahead for a carp farm near Taupo, despite strong opposition from fishing groups who say a carp escape could ruin Lake Taupo within a...

Economy

NZ dollar holds near month-high on stronger jobs market, Wheeler guidance - National Business Review - 4th Feb 2016

New Zealand dollar touches a month-high - New Zealand Herald - 4th Feb 2016
The New Zealand dollar touched a month-high after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler talked down the chances of another rate cut, while the greenback slipped on growing speculation the...


Safety & Health

Man recalls 'violent crash' with tourist driver - 3 News - 5th Feb 2016
A foreign tourist is to appear in court tomorrow after a head on smash near Queenstown.The accident was all caught on an in-car camera with the rental car appearing to be on the wrong side...

Woman rescued from Tongariro Crossing - Rotorua Daily Post - 4th Feb 2016
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched the Tongariro Crossing this afternoon, between the Ketetahi hut and the bush line, to a 30-year-old woman who had injured her ankle.

German tramper breaks leg near Queenstown - New Zealand Herald - 4th Feb 2016
A German tramper with a broken leg was airlifted from the Greenstone track near Queenstown yesterday.

Zika cases on the rise in NZ - Radio New Zealand - 4th Feb 2016
Five cases of Zika have been reported in New Zealand in the last week, bringing the total number of people treated for the disease this year to 11.

 

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