Monday, March 19, 2018
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Premier athletics to return to Christchurch

World Champion shot putter Tom Walsh has an exciting message for Christchurch – premier athletics is returning to our city with the New Zealand Track and Field Championships confirmed for 2019 and 2020.

Self-piloted electric air taxi ‘Cora’ revealed in Canterbury

A self-piloted electric air taxi is being tested in Christchurch and hopes to be the first viable craft of its kind in commercial operation.

DOC: Introducing the new Royal cam albatross family

A new albatross family is centre stage on the Royal cam at Pukekura/Taiaroa Head on Otago Peninsula.

Air NZ’s latest safety video

Air New Zealand has launched its latest safety video filmed mainly at Antarctica and starring American actor Adrian Grenier.

Northland, Gisborne, West Coast tourism among first to benefit from $1bn PGF

Tourism in Northland, Tairāwhiti-East Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatū-Whanganui and the West Coast will be among the first beneficiaries of the first deployment from the $1bn Provincial Growth Fund.

New Zealand on show in Indonesia

Seven episodes featuring multiple New Zealand locations have aired on a popular Indonesian travel show to an average audience of 1.6 million.

TNZ kicks off $750K winter holiday drive

Tourism New Zealand has kicked off its 2018 winter campaigning with a $750,000 drive to attract Australians to the North Island.

TNZ targets Millennials in $28k Contiki tie-up

Tourism New Zealand has teamed up with youth travel company Contiki to launch a campaign targeting millennial travellers.

Baby penguins off to swimming start

The newest additions to the sub-Antarctic penguin family at Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland are off to a swimmingly good start to life as they made a splash in their first aquatic lessons.

Starring role for NZ operator in latest Qantas safety video

Qantas has released its latest safety video and one iconic New Zealand operator gets a starring a role.

TNZ ramps autumn drive with new $500K Aussie campaign

A new $500,000 campaign that aims to increase Australian visitors to New Zealand in the autumn is set to launch next week.

Award winning eco-adventure product comes to NZ

A new ecotourism and soft nature adventure attraction is coming to New Zealand, with the first Fly-Line operation expected to open next summer.

Rotorua’s geothermal wonders wow Filipinos

More than 1.5 million Filipinos tuned in to watch a recent episode of a popular television programme showcasing Māori culture and Rotorua’s geothermal wonders.

Queenstown Airport marks two millionth passenger

Queenstown Airport has welcomed its two millionth passenger this year in what it says is a "major milestone".

Pou unveiled at Te Puia l NZMACI site

NZMACI tumu whakairo (head of school), Arekatera Maihi says it is the first time the three main carving styles of this area have been officially acknowledged in one place.

Air NZ has come second in EW’s best holiday commercials of 2017. Here’s number...

Air New Zealand’s ‘A Very Merry Mistake’ Christmas video has taken out the number two spot on Entertainment Weekly’s list of 2017’s best holiday commercials from around the world.

Air NZ behind the scenes: Sam Neill and Bryan Brown on ‘fush and chups’,...

Actors Sam Neill and Bryan Brown have reunited on-screen as the distinctive voices behind the latest instalment of Air New Zealand’s Better Way to Fly campaign.

Two years in two minutes: Memorial Avenue airport bridge

New time-lapse footage released today by the NZ Transport Agency shows the dramatic transformation of one of Christchurch’s busiest intersections, the new Memorial Avenue Gateway Bridge.

Air NZ starts exploring blockchain applications

Air New Zealand has partnered with Swiss travel start-up Winding Tree to explore applications based on blockchain technology.

ZEALANDIA – Only a Beginning

Wellington’s wildlife sanctuary, ZEALANDIA, has put together a new promotional video to show visitors why they are bringing native wildlife back to a special valley.

New hotel, rooftop park, and upgraded cruise berths planned for Auckland

Ports of Auckland wants to build a new hotel, a rooftop public park and upgrade its cruise berths on its waterfront site, according to a draft 30-year master plan released today.

Video: Thirty years of KiwiRail’s TranzAlpine celebrated

One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, KiwiRail’s iconic TranzAlpine train journey, has marked 30 years of operation with celebrations in Christchurch and Greymouth.

SkyCity: NZICC on track despite timetable slip

SkyCity has a new board chairman and the company says it remains comfortable with the timetable and budget for the completion of the New Zealand International Convention Centre.  

Video: Lydia Ko showcases international golf campaign

Avid golfers are being targeted by a campaign showcasing what the sport has to offer in New Zealand.

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. 

Mt Hutt opens highest spa pool in the country

Not only officially New Zealand’s best ski resort two years in a row, plus the best snowfall at a Kiwi ski field this year but now also the highest altitude spa pool in the country.

Air NZ plugs in, brews fair trade and recycles cups, snacks

Air New Zealand has signalled its commitment to sustainability with a number of initiatives to reduce waste and emissions. 

Lydia Ko shares her favourite Auckland fairways

Ahead of the McKayson NZ Women’s Open in Auckland, Ko spent time with Tourism New Zealand and ATEED, zooming in on her favourite fairways in Auckland

The Royalcam star has fledged!

Tūmanako, the northern royal albatross/toroa and star of 'Royal Cam', has left Pukekura/Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, to start a new life at sea.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism scholarship opens

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

Rugby legend inspires Aucklanders to love their weekend

Sir John Kirwan is playing a starring role in a new campaign encouraging Aucklanders to get out and explore the Auckland region on their weekends.

Air NZ draws giant heart in the sky for Koru Care

Air New Zealand has operated a special Koru Care Dreamliner flight – taking kids on a mystery journey that drew a 440 km long and 483 km wide heart shape across New Zealand.

UNWTO launches ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign

The ‘Travel.Enjoy.Respect’ campaign wants to engage tourists in making the sector a catalyst for positive change. 

Air NZ, CommBank explore the future with social robots

Air New Zealand customers at Sydney Airport will get to experience the role robots may play in future travel journeys this week.

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.

Spirit of winter captured in Great Lake Taupō video series

An ‘insider’s tips’ video series inspiring New Zealanders and tourists alike to visit the Great Lake Taupō region for a winter ski holiday has been launched by Destination Great Lake Taupō.

TNZ partners with Hollywood star, National Geo in $2m campaign

Tourism New Zealand has partnered with Hollywood star Bryce Dallas Howard and National Geographic Travel in a new $2m campaign targeting North America.

Wednesday Letter: Authenticity & Tourism Campaigns

Following the release of a number of tourism campaigns, Tom Horder of Wellington consultancy Marder asks if their various depictions of New Zealand are putting at risk one of travel's most prized qualities: Authenticity.

Outdoor fees go up in smoke for Wellington restaurants

As of 1 July the Wellington City Council adopted an initiative to encourage cafes, bars and restaurants with outdoor dining areas to go smokefree by offering free outdoor dining licence fees for 2017-2018.

A fantastical reaction to Air NZ’s latest safety video

The world’s eyes are on New Zealand thanks to Air New Zealand’s new safety video A Fantastical Journey which is already a global success with 12.3 million views since its release yesterday.

Air NZ’s ‘Fantastical Journey’

Air New Zealand has teamed up with American actors Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr. for its latest safety video A Fantastical Journey.

Indonesian travel show can’t get enough of NZ

Indonesians can’t get enough of New Zealand with a popular adventure travel programme returning to the country after first visiting last year.

North Island attractions inspire new Australian campaign

Forgotten World, Waitomo Caves, and the Huka Falls are among the attractions being promoted in new touring itineraries being pushed in Australia.

Tourism NZ promos regions in $3m global campaign

Tourism New Zealand has launched its new $3m global 100% Pure New Zealand campaign.

New Highlife event for Auckland

In 2018 we’re changing things up with a fresh, new and exciting concept for New Zealand, bringing Auckland its first ever New Year’s Day event experience.

Tourism boon predicted from Great Barrier dark sky status

Great Barrier Island, located 100 kilometres north-east of central Auckland, has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary.

Video: ACB Auckland Famil Day MEETINGS 2017

The Auckland Famil Day video from MEETINGS 2017 produced by ATEED's Auckland Convention Bureau.

Air NZ gets ‘Green Light’ for Lorde premiere

From today Air New Zealand will be the first airline in the world to feature Kiwi singer Lorde’s newly released second album Melodrama as part of its inflight entertainment offering.

$10m Chondola launches as skiers hit southern slopes

Cardrona's $10m McDougall's Express Chondola made its season debut with the opening of the Cardrona ski field.

Destination Great Lake Taupō launches winter campaign

Destination Great Lake Taupō has just launched its winter campaign, positioning the region as a top winter ski holiday destination.

Hawke’s Bay carves new path with ‘Ski Season’ campaign

In the latest instalment under their successful seasonal campaign strategy, Hawke’s Bay Tourism have released their cheeky new winter campaign, ‘Hawke’s Bay Ski Season’.

Auckland Harbour Bridge to be lit up

The Auckland Harbour Bridge will soon be covered in coloured lights as part of the multi-million dollar energy efficiency partnership between Vector and Auckland Council.

Destination Queenstown’s new winter campaign Destination Queenstown’s new winter campaign has been created entirely from user-generated content (UGC). The Regional Tourism Organisation has created short clips using videos and photos from visitors’ social media channels to encourage Australians to visit...

Video: Dunedin by night

The latest video offering from Enterprise Dunedin, this new night video showcasing the southern region took nine months to film.

Wellington showcases creative culture in winter campaign

Wellington's creative events and vibrant nightlife are the focus of this year's winter domestic campaign launched by the capital.

Luxury hotel planned for Auckland waterfront

A new 165-bed luxury hotel is planned for the last remaining waterfront site in downtown Auckland.

Light-hearted video tackles serious topic

Lake Wanaka Tourism is launching a series of light-hearted educational videos, which aim to deliver some important messages to travellers visiting the region.

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.

Why travel? DOC launches albatross colony live stream

For the second year running DOC has set up a web cam beside an albatross nest in the northern royal albatross breeding colony near Dunedin.

Best of Australia showcased in latest Qantas safety video

QANTAS has unveiled its latest safety video showcasing regular Australians in 15 locations around the country.

New Zealand’s first Smart Shuttle unveiled in Christchurch airport

The future arrived at Christchurch Airport this morning, with the introduction of the fully autonomous Smart Shuttle.

Local celebs celebrate the Bay in ‘No Place Like Home’ campaign

Local celebrities are voicing what they love about the Bay of Plenty and they want residents to join them.

Showcasing New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise

Tourism New Zealand and Nikon Australia have today launched a new global partnership to dshowcase New Zealand’s landscapes and Nikon’s KeyMission 360-degree camera.

Northland the star of Air NZ’s latest safety video

Air New Zealand has cast an all-star lineup of homegrown talent in its latest safety video, which highlights the tourism jewels in the Northland region of New Zealand.
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