Sunday, April 22, 2018


Taranaki tourism wins big in latest $20m PGF round

A major new Taranaki tourism initiative is set to get off the ground following the latest deployment from the government’s $1bn Provincial Growth Fund.

$6m proposed for Taranaki rainforest garden

Public consultation is starting on two exciting, new projects embracing Taranaki’s tourism and environmental opportunities.

M&C buys New Plymouth’s The Waterfront Hotel

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has bought New Plymouth's The Waterfront Hotel.

Festival of Lights injects $4.6m, attracts 8000 visitors

A survey on the New Plymouth District Council-run TSB Festival of Lights has highlighted the significant contribution the summer spectacular is making to the region’s economy.

Len Lye Centre pumps $7.4m into district

New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre has pumped $7.4m into the district and brought more than 17,000 visitors to the region in 2016, according to a new report.

Tourism, food and energy ‘key pillars of the bold Tapuae Roa’

The vision of Tapuae Roa comprises three key things: attractive lifestyle, talented people and a modern high-value economy.

Tourism priority in ‘Message to Wellington’ from Taranaki leaders

Whoever wins power in the September 23 general elections needs to focus on eight key issues of importance to Taranaki.

$3.4m for Taranaki Crossing

A $3.4 million investment into the Taranaki Crossing is part of the Government’s plan to boost growth in Taranaki.

Council to take control of New Plymouth airport

The Government and New Plymouth District Council have agreed in principle to transfer New Plymouth Airport to local government ownership.

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.
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April 2017

Where to go when you want to give work emails and Facebook friends a miss Try and get a mobile signal at the East Taranaki town of Whangamomona and you’re out of luck. Stuff

Remote rural town divided on whether to move into the 21st century Residents of one of the country’s smallest and most isolated towns appear to be torn between moving into the modern world or staying as they are. Taranaki Daily News

March 2017

$350,000 set aside to ensure Taranaki makes most of Lonely Planet exposure A $350,000 marketing campaign has been launched to capitalise on Lonely Planet’s rating of Taranaki as the second best region in the world to visit. Taranaki Daily News