Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Health warning lifted for Lake Taupō

The health warning issued for parts of Lake Taupo has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health.

e-Gates open to more nationalities this summer

Travellers from France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands now have the green light to use the Customs eGates (formerly known as SmartGate) from today.

National: Tourism continues as big earner for Otago

New tourism statistics show how significant the sector is to this region and this country’s economy.

Holiday parks still taking bookings for summer

New Zealand’s holiday parks are more popular than ever but Kiwi holidaymakers should still be able to find room in all but the most popular destinations.

Bula! Air New Zealand boosts Fiji flights from Christchurch

Air New Zealand will fly nearly 6000 extra seats on its seasonal service between Christchurch and Fiji in 2018, an increase of more than 40 percent.

Support for Cape Foulwind conservation

A project to protect native species and enhance the landscape of Cape Foulwind in Buller will be boosted by support from the DOC Community Fund.

TIA: Councils encouraged to apply for next round of TIF

TIA is strongly encouraging councils to put in applications to the next funding round to take advantage of the opportunity to secure investment into projects that will support the growth of tourism.

More sustainable funding needed for tourism

Local Government New Zealand says the first round of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will help some councils meet the infrastructure challenges posed by booming tourism numbers.

TSS Earnslaw named one of Otago’s most significant heritage sites

Queenstown’s 105-year-old steamship TSS Earnslaw, was today recognised as one of 12 significant Otago landmark heritage sites.

Wildlife benefit from SH1 reopening

A group of international seabird scientists will be among the first using the reopened highway to Kaikoura today.
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