Sunday, June 25, 2017

Aoraki Mt Cook, Tekapo & Mackenzie

Aussies expand into Mackenzie, plot more NZ investments

Skydive the Beach is looking for further investments in New Zealand after purchasing land in the Mackenzie District to launch a new skydiving operation.

China Southern boosts Tekapo tourism

China Southern Airlines has become an official partner of Mt John Observatory in a deal believed to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

New Tekapo toilets open for business

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner today opened new toilet facilities in Tekapo, co-funded through the Government’s Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund.

Church of Good Shepherd – TEC continues support

TEC is working with the Church to assist with enhancement of the experience for visitors, car-parking, and other related issues.

On the Road with Tourism Ticker: Tekapo II

In the second of our On the Road series, the Ticker's Bridget O'Connell visits a soon-to-open stargazing venture: Tekapo Springs

On the Road with Tourism Ticker: Tekapo I

In the first of our On the Road series, the Ticker's Bridget O'Connell heads north on State Highway 6 to take the pulse of the industry. First stop: Tekapo.

Innovative star gazing tours launch at Tekapo Springs

Star gazing in one of the world’s top ‘clear sky’ locations is being launched by Tekapo Springs in New Zealand’s Mackenzie country.

Airbnb: Which councils are following Queenstown’s lead?

The issue of whether residential ratepayers who rent out their homes for profit should pay rates in line with their commercial counterparts is not a new one.

Star-gazers win $3.5m TGP funding

Two star-gazing ventures have attracted a total of $3.5m of government investment in the latest round of funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership (TGP).
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March 2017

Tekapo’s new public toilets example of ‘infrastructure that pays for itself A mix of new pay-per-entry and free toilets will pay for itself. Timaru Herald