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Kaikoura

Settlement of Kaikōura claims progressing well

The Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee says settlement offers for the majority of claims from the Kaikōura earthquake are on track to be made by the end of the year. 

Whale Watch wins World Tourism Award

Kaikoura's Whale Watch has won the Australasian Responsible Tourism Award at this year's World Tourism Awards.

New student challenge to help Kaikoura

University of Canterbury and NZ Transport Agency launch new student challenge to help Kaikoura

Alpine Pacific Touring Route launches in new campaign

A new North Canterbury touring route has been launched as the quake-struck region looks to reinvigorate visitor numbers. The 450-kilometre Alpine Pacific Touring Route runs between Christchurch, Kaikoura and Hanmer Springs, heading through the Waipara...

Visitor levy mooted as Kaikōura aims to become year-round destination

A visitor levy, accelerated world heritage status and airport future-proofing are all mooted in a tourism-centric Kaikōura District recovery plan.

Flagship Kaikoura operators to help fund harbour restoration

Two major commercial tourism operators are putting their hands in their pockets to support the restoration of Kaikoura harbour.

First North China trade famil to visit Kaikoura since earthquake

The first trade famil from North China to visit Kaikoura since the earthquake arrives this week.

Q&A with Dolphin Encounter Kaikoura’s Lynette Buurman

An experienced traveller and buisnesswoman, Buurman is using all of her skills and knowledge to guide her business through the recovery following the Kaikoura earthquake.

Top of the South cluster releases new trade resource

The Top of the South regional tourism cluster has released a new 2017 itinerary brochure, following route changes north of Kaikoura.

Kaikoura support extended, $870K promotion package approved

The government has extended its support to earthquake-stricken businesses in North Canterbury and has also provided a $870,000 package to help promote the region.

KiwiRail tourism services booming despite $9m Kaikoura hit

KiwiRail took a $9m hit in revenue due to the Kaikoura earthquake however tourism services on its Interislander ferry service was booming.

Quake causes record fall in Kaikoura guest nights in November

Kaikoura had a record 41% in guest nights at the district’s hotels, motels, backpackers, and campgrounds in November, Statistics New Zealand said yesterday.

CAUTHE 2017: “Black hole” post Kaikoura quake could have been devastating for tourists

A “black hole” in knowing where tourists were and what they are doing could have had devastating consequences if Kaikoura’s earthquake had taken place during the day, according to Lincoln University’s David Simmons.

Nth Canterbury spending plunges following quake

Tourist spending in North Canterbury dropped by over a quarter following the Kaikoura earthquake last year. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on November 14 led to a drop in spending in December by 28% to $27m...

Whale Watch maps road to recovery: “We’ll give it 150%”

Whale Watch Kaikoura will be doing all it can to put the South Island town back on the tourist map, says general manager Kauahi Ngapora.

Too big to help?

The government should rethink its allocation of support to quake-stricken buisnesses in Kaikoura, writes Tourism Ticker's Paul Yandall.

Operators face bleak season after 7.8 magnitude shake

Kaikoura tourism operators are yet to get to grips with the impact Monday’s devastating 7.8 magnitude quake will have on their businesses.

Larger tourism businesses excluded from $7.5m support

Small quake-hit businesses in North Canterbury will be able to draw on a $7.5m government relief package to help them stay afloat but larger tourism operators will miss out. The Earthquake Support Subsidy announced yesterday...

PM: Relief package for businesses on the way

Prime Minister John Key has promised earthquake stricken businesses in North Canterbury a relief package to help them through the disaster.

Hospitality NZ & TIA: NZ open for business

Beyond North Canterbury it is business as usual in New Zealand, according to the tourism and hospitality industry associations.
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March 2017

SH1 south of Kaikōura to close for eight days State Highway 1 south of Kaikōura will close for eight days from Sunday so contractors can reinforce areas at risk of slips. Radio NZ

Kaikoura guest nights down 80% in December The number of people staying in Kaikoura plummeted by 80% after the devastating earthquake in November. The NZ Herald