Friday, April 28, 2017
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Whanganui & Manawatu

Whanganui February tourism numbers buck the trend

Whanganui’s number of guest nights for February 2016 increased by 16.7% compared to the previous year – an increase of 3,000 people and likely to be the result of hosting the NZ Masters Games.

ENZED Superstock Team Champs fuel injection of $3.8m

An economic impact survey of attendees at this year’s ENZED Superstock Team Champs has revealed the annual event pumps an estimated $3,764,934 into the economy.

Visitor trends work for Whanganui

Results for December 2016 show visitor arrivals increasing by almost 13,000 people compared to last year. Occupancy rates are up as is the length of stay.
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ROUND UP

April 2017

Flights cancelled at Palmerston North airport after emergency landing Dozens of passengers packed the airport after a forced landing. Newstalk ZB

State of emergency amid major flood fears Dozens of people have had to leave their homes in Whanganui and Rangitikei. Radio NZ

March 2017

Flourishing airport challenged to think carbon neutral Additional parking spaces, a valet service and a much larger regional lounge are in the works for Palmerston North Airport as business booms. Stuff

Leading car rentals abandon Whanganui after Air NZ pulls out Two top car rental franchises have abandoned Whanganui. The NZ Herald

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

German schoolmates loving freedom camping life Three schoolmates from Frankfurt in Germany are travelling through New Zealand in their camper van. Wanganui Chronicle