Monday, August 21, 2017
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More Kiwis walking Te Araroa trail

The number of Kiwis walking the national Te Araroa trail is on the rise, with approximately one in five walkers hailing from cities, towns and rural communities across New Zealand.

$528,000 NZ Cycle Trail boost

The Government is investing $528,000 in 12 new projects for the upkeep of the Great Rides of New Zealand Cycle Trail, Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner has announced.

Te Araroa trail contributing millions to regional NZ

Business is booming for cafés, dairies, campsites and other enterprises along the length of New Zealand’s national Te Araroa Trail.

Wednesday Letter: Access must work for all, not just tourists

Ensuring access for tourists to rivers for fishing, forests for hunting and trails for tramping, cycling and horse-riding is vital but that access must be suited to the needs of locals and landowners too, writes New Zealand Walking Access Commission's Asher Wilson-Goldman.

Christchurch named NZ’s favourite place to ride

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced that Christchurch has taken out the inaugural Top Town Award in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition.

Queenstown Trails Trust targets $30,000 fundraising

PRESS RELEASE: Queenstown Trails Trust The Queenstown Trails Trust is spearheading a major fundraising appeal during June in a bid to boost membership and provide all important funding support for on-going trail development in the Wakatipu. CEO...

BUDGET 2017: Disappointment for NZ recreation industry

The New Zealand Recreation Association expressed concern about the budget, saying the decision not to spend more on recreation is likely to impact negatively on individuals and communities around the country.

Albatross chick needs a name

For the second year running the Department of Conservation is inviting people to help name the internet’s most famous albatross chick.

UNWTO: Enormous potential in gastronomy tourism

Food tourism offers enormous potential in stimulating world economies according to a new paper from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.

New CEO for Queenstown Trails Trust

PRESS RELEASE: Queenstown Trails Trust The Queenstown Trails Trust has appointed respected Queenstown businessman and elite sportsman Mark (Willy) Williams as its new chief executive. Chairman Tony McQuilkin says Williams, who replaces Mandy Kennedy as CEO, brings...

Quietlight launches in Southland

David Cary received only two weeks ago his Department of Conservation concession to conduct walking tours through some of Southland's most picturesque landscapes.

Marlborough kicks off international Sauvignon Blanc Day

Marlborough, the region responsible for putting Sauvignon Blanc on the map will be the first globally to kick celebrations off for International Sauvignon Blanc Day, Friday 5th May.

Misha’s Vineyard unveils new tasting room as wine tourism grows

Misha’s Vineyard has opened a Tasting Room in Cromwell as wine tourism in the region booms.

Ruapehu to tackle Tongariro congestion with transport hub

Ruapehu council is planning to provide almost $1m in funding to help ease track congestion on the Tongariro Crossing and support tourism infrastructure in the region.

Q&A with TIME Unlimited Tours’ Ceillhe Sperath

Ceillhe Sperath's award winning TIME Unlimited Tours offers excursions around Auckland – and further afield - as well as Māori cultural tours.

Golf courses forged by nature draw in the putters

New Zealand’s unique golf courses, many created within landscapes forged by nature are proving a drawcard for international visitors.

Quake delays launch of AJ Hackett’s $2m Nevis Thriller

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand has delayed the opening of its new Queenstown activity after crucial equipment was stranded by the Kaikoura Earthquake.

New Great Walk through Paparoa approved

A new Great Walk through the Paparoa National Park to be built as a memorial to the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike Mine tragedy.

Golf tourism to benefit from $5.5m in govt grants

Golf tourism is expected to benefit from a government injection of $5.5m into two major golfing events.

Q&A with AJ Hackett Bungy’s Tash Lawrence

Tash Lawrence has worked for AJ Hackett New Zealand since she was majoring in tourism at AUT 11 years ago. She was the pioneering tourism company’s first female jump-master in Auckland and has been Auckland sales manager for coming up four years.

Access to natural heritage celebrated at awards

Six of New Zealand’s champions of public access were recognised on Tuesday for their achievements in enhancing public access and offering new opportunities for New Zealanders to experience our great outdoors.

Fifty years of guardianship celebrated at Larnach Castle

The Barker family celebrated 50 years of guardianship of Larnach Castle on the 3rd of March 2017.

New zipline, kiwis and classic motorcycles among winners of $2.5m TGP funding

Two Rotorua and two Southland attractions have been granted nearly $2.5m in funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership.

$1.7m boost for Rotorua’s Crankworx

The Government will invest up to $1.7 million over five years into the mountain biking Crankworx Festival and Enduro World Series in Rotorua.

Wine tourism another asset for Central Otago

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says wine tourism is an exciting new growth area in Central Otago, providing yet another attraction to encourage visitors to the area.

National Parks first and foremost belong to Kiwis

National parks are by law the ‘people’s parks” and New Zealanders should have free entry with tourists charged a national park levy on entering the country.

Applications open today for Great Rides funding

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced applications will open today for further funding to maintain and enhance Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails continues to climb

The popularity of Hawke’s Bay Trails is continuing to climb, with new figures showing a record number of people using the trails for cycling, walking or running.

UK’s Eden Project sends team to draw up NZ development plans

The Eden Project’s British design team is in Christchurch as momentum builds to bring the iconic eco-attraction to New Zealand.

Significant step towards new cycling and walking track

The Dunedin Tunnels Trail Trust is a significant step closer to realising its vision for a new walking and cycling track through two disused Victorian tunnels connecting Dunedin to the Taieri Plains.

Bridges: Cycling infrastructure remains a priority

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says building better cycling infrastructure remains a priority for the Government as demonstrated by the Go by Bike Day event.

Yealands Wins Most Innovative Tourism Experience

Drinks International announced the results of its annual awards on 6th February, and Yealands Family Wines took out the top prize in the Most Innovative Tourism Experience category for their White Road App and self-guided vineyard tour.

Golf tourists to tee off at new Cardrona course

The southern lakes region is set to increase its golf tourism pull with the addition of a new “Alpine Links” course and four-star hotel in the Cardrona Valley.

Real Journeys introduces Walter Peak Electric Bike Trail

Real Journeys’ latest Queenstown attraction carries visitors on one of the oldest forms of transport, the 104–year old TSS Earnslaw steamship, to one of the latest: the Ubco electric trail bike.
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