Sunday, April 22, 2018

Nelson Tasman

Auckland secures APAIE event, around 2000 visitors expected at NZICC

Auckland has won its bid to host the Asia-Pacific Association of International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition, which will bring around 2000 delegates to the city in 2021.

TIA: Access Golden Bay relief fund to prompt more support

Golden Bay tourism businesses suffering in the aftermath of ex-Cyclone Gita have been urged to apply to the government’s new relief fund in order to prompt more support.

Govt provides $100K for stricken Tasman businesses, residents

The government's provision of $100,000 for businesses affected by ex-Cyclone Git has been welcomed by a tourism operator group but fears it may not be enough to help the sector.

Golden Bay operators: A plea for help

The Golden Bay tourism industry needs urgent financial assistance from the government in the wake of Cyclone Gita, according to a group of tourism professionals.

Submissions sought to protect renown springs

New Zealand’s image is on the line as one of our most Instagram-famous locations is nearing the deadline for submissions on its protection.

NZTA: Good progress Takaka Hill

PRESS RELEASE: NZTA Repair work on the Takaka Hill highway, State Highway 60, between Riwaka and Golden Bay has gone well in recent days. “Crews have been making good progress while the weather has been dry,...

From the Regions: NRDA’s Mark Rawson

The Nelson Regional Development Agency's chief executive, Mark Rawson, on managing record growth, driving seasonality, successfully tackling freedom camping, and integrating tourism into local planning. 

NZTA: Caravans, trailers and boaties can now get through Takaka Hill

Caravan, trailer and boat owners can now get through Takaka Hill at the end of each day now, weather permitting.

Australian operators reap rewards of booming tourism

Australian tourism and travel operators have reported record profits this week with Qantas, Flight Centre and Sydney Airport all enjoying the benefits of booming tourism.

Great Taste Trail re-opens with detours

Despite the recent storm all the businesses associated with Tasman’s Great Taste Trail are open.

Abel Tasman Lodge scoops multiple Trip Advisor awards

Family-owned Abel Tasman Lodge scoops multiple top 5 rankings in Trip Advisor 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards

Tourism takes top prize in Nelson Tasman business awards

Tourism operator Abel Tasman Canyons scooped two gongs at this year’s Nelson Tasman business awards including the Supreme Business title.

Tasman operator receives Blind Association award

Darryl Wilson, Chief Executive of Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Ltd is the recipient of Blind Citizens NZ’s Extra Touch Award.

The Honest Lawyer peninsula property for sale

A landmark Nelson peninsula property, home to well-known pub The Honest Lawyer, is on the market for sale.

Tasman cycle trail development receives funding

Mountain Bike Track development at Kaiteriteri, Richmond and St Arnaud are among the recipients of grants from Tasman District Council.

Land corridor connects Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks

Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks are now connected by a 169-hectare block of land purchased by the Nature Heritage Fund.

Eco-sanctuary to be created on Farewell Spit

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced an eco-sanctuary will be created on Farewell Spit in a partnership between DOC and natural health and wellness retailer HealthPost.

Australians encouraged to explore South Island cycle trails

Three South Island cycle trails feature in the latest TNZ promotion to get more Australians thinking about and planning a cycling based Kiwi holiday.

ASB: Nelson tops regional rankings as tourism cuts both ways

Nelson has been crowned the nation’s top economic region for the second quarter in a row as its tourism industry continues to thrive.

MBIE: Nelson, West Coast fastest growing regions

Tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year to February 2017, according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by MBIE.

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.

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.

On the Road with Tourism Ticker: Nelson

In the third of our On the Road series, the Ticker's Bridget O'Connell meets Wine, Art & Wilderness founder, Noel Kennedy.

Nelson leads the regions in value growth again – here’s why

In the latest monthly regional spending estimates, Nelson again showed the greatest growth. The Ticker spoke to Nelson Regional Development Agency chief executive, Mark Rawson, on the secret behind the region’s success.

Tourism spending in regions up in January

The latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today show that tourism expenditure grew in most regions over the year to January 2017.

Tasman council blocks vehicles from freedom camping area

The Tasman District Council will install gates and a gravel bund to block vehicle access to the informal Reilly Street freedom camping area, in response to concerns about pollution, noise and public safety.

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.

Wine flight back for second vintage

Premium New Zealand wines, paired with stunning views of the regions where they are produced, were on the inflight menu for leading international media and wine experts on Friday.
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Storm leaves road and cycle trail damage in wake Tasman Bay coastal areas bore the brunt of the storm damage early on Wednesday morning. Nelson Mail

Abel Tasman tourism companies win big at business awards A Motueka-based canyoning company which scooped the top prize at this year’s Nelson Tasman business awards, says discovering the adventure sport in the Abel Tasman national park was “a bit of a fluke.” Nelson Mail

March 2017

Tourism, construction driving Nelson-Tasman’s boom The regions have taken out the two top spots as New Zealand’s best-performing. Stuff