Friday, April 28, 2017
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Waikato & King Country

New research on overseas drivers challenges perceptions

The correlation between rising tourism figures and road accidents comes under scrutiny in a new study from the Waikato Institue of Technology.

Audio: Seeking sustainability in NZ’s tourism sector

The University of Waikato's recent joining of The United Nations' prestigious international network of sustainable tourism observatories will allow it to conduct long-term research on the impact tourism is having on the environment. Asad Mohsin, the associate...

Waikato becomes NZ’s first UN tourism observatory

The University of Waikato has joined The United Nations' prestigious international network of sustainable tourism observatories.

Waikato Explorer answers calls for park & ride ferry service

Hamilton’s iconic River Cruise service, the Waikato River Explorer, has kicked off from its new launch space at Day’s Park.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves awarded official mark of quality

Waitomo Glowworm Caves is the proud recipient of a Qualmark Gold Award – one of the first issued to a tourism operator under the new guidelines issued by Tourism New Zealand.

Castle anyone? Waikato attraction up for grabs

One of Waikato’s best-known tourist attractions is up for sale, and it could come with one of Australasia’s largest doll and toy collections.

April opening for $3.2m Timber Trail Lodge

The $3.2m Timber Trail Lodge being built in the King Country’s Pureora Forest Park is on track to open next month.

InterCity’s airport buses now offer ‘business class’

Travellers on InterCity’s direct bus service between Hamilton and Auckland Airport can now enjoy a taste of business class on the road.
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ROUND UP

April 2017

Kihikihi walk, cycle route decided Waipa will soon welcome another great trail to the district with the Te Awamutu to Kihikihi trail route confirmed. Te Awamutu Courier

Te Awa Cycleway gets boost from Waikato motelliers The Te Awa Great NZ River Ride hopes to boost Hamilton’s tourism numbers, and local motelliers are backing the track. Waikato Times

March 2017

Waikato River tourism potential ready and waiting Big strides are being taken to turn the river into the centre of tourists’ attention. Waikato Times

Mangaweka residents searching for new publican to reopen hotel Ever wanted to be the life of a small country settlement? Residents of Mangaweka are looking for a new owner for their much-loved pub. Stuff

Entry fee proposed for Hamilton Gardens Hamilton’s Mayor is proposing that everyone but local ratepayers pays a $25 entry fee to see the city’s themed gardens. Waikato Times