Monday, October 23, 2017
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Māori

Taupō iwi: We have acted reasonably and in good faith on lake fees

The iwi attempting to impose license fees on tourism businesses using Lake Taupō says it has acted reasonably and in good faith towards operators.

Taupō operators fear for future under new lake licence plans

Tourism businesses fear they may be priced off the Lake Taupō if local iwi implement a new licensing regime many operators consider onerous.

Māori tourism operators showcased in new promo

Māori tourism operators have been showcased in Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development's (ATEED) latest video promotion of the region. 

Wellington ditches Guy Fawkes, backs major Matariki event

Wellington City Council will make Māori New Year, Matariki, a major civic festival in 2018 and will move its fireworks display from November to help celebrate it.

Wednesday Letter: NZ Māori Tourism’s Pania Tyson-Nathan

It's Māori Language Week and NZ Māori Tourism chief executive Pania Tyson-Nathan tells us how learning the language is an ongoing journey and the value of Te Reo to tourism.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism scholarship opens

Ngāi Tahu Tourism is looking for Ngāi Tahu students to apply for its Te Pia Tāpoi scholarship.

Rotorua tourism boost from bilingual city status

Rotorua is set to become the country’s first bilingual city and district with Te Tatau o Te Arawa leading the initiative with support from Council and Te Puni Kōkiri.

Te Puia and hapu buy Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Rotorua's Te Puia and two local hapu have bought Rotorua's Waimangu Volcanic Valley geothermal attraction.

Māori Party: IwiRail will deliver cultural tourism jobs

A swathe of cultural tourism jobs could be created under new plans announced by the Māori Party to establish a $350m infrastructure fund.

Waimarino to launch new night-time, cultural products

Bay of Plenty tourism stalwart, Waimarino Group, is developing two new products to add to its kayaking operation.

Tourism leads Māori economy investment opportunities

Tourism has been hailed as a leading opportunity for investors looking to enter New Zealand’s thriving Māori economy, according to a new government report.

Lions receive powerful Māori welcome to NZ

New Zealand turns on Māori culture, British heritage and a shared sporting passion as the British & Irish Lions are officially welcomed.

BUDGET 2017: $10m funding boost for Māori tourism

The Māori tourism sector has welcomed a $10m boost in Budget 2017 aimed at fostering development and employment in the growing sector.

Matariki Rising celebrations for the whole whānau

Whānau, kai, storytelling and learning will feature in Matariki Rising, a 10-day festival which kicks off with an iconic public event on the waterfront and culminates in the popular Kaumātua Kapa Haka performance.

$100K for Māori tourism initiatives

Te Puni Kōkiri is providing $100,000 for Māori tourism solutions in the Gisborne region.

Tourism industry leaders appointed govt advisors

Two tourism industry leaders have been appointed to a ministerial advisory group as part of a new trade strategy that places a focus on services exports.

World Indigenous Tourism to bring 300 delegates to Northland

Up to 300 delegates will be converging on Northland for the World Indigenous Tourism Association's (WINTA) conference early next year, the first time the event has come to New Zealand.

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.

Māori tourism booms as tourists flock to cultural experiences

Take-up of Maori tourism activities jumped by almost a fifth to over 3.82m visits for the year ended 30 June 2016.
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