Tourism

New Zealand airports 'woefully underprepared' for tourist influx - aviation expert

"Auckland Airport is a classic example, it's been trying to play catch up for years and it's too late."

Melbourne, Australia - November 19, 2012: Qantas Airways Airbus A380 registered VH-OQF takes off as QF93 to Los Angeles (LAX) from Melbourne International Airport at Tullamarine, Victoria.

Qantas expands Asian routes in deal with Cathay Pacific

In turn, Cathay Pacific customers will be able to book flights on 13 Qantas domestic routes.

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If you’ve booked a weekend away, your room could be alarmingly unalarmed.

'It's a safety issue': Concerns not all Kiwi motel rooms fitted with smoke alarms

Under the Building Act, anything signed off before 1991 must only meet the building code of its day.

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The company is also challenging more Kiwi kids to get outdoors through the online game.

Queenstown ziplining business challenging young Kiwi gamers to connect with the outdoors through Fortnite-themed tour

Played by more than 40 million people worldwide, some are concerned the survival game has an addictive nature.

Pop star Pink performs in Dunedin on September 1, 2018.

Pink bids fond farewell to most of NZ- except for one bar in Auckland's Ponsonby

The pop superstar tweeted her thoughts to her more than 30 million followers.

View from Mount Victoria into the bay of Wellington (capital city of New Zealand)

Wellington named the top destination in New Zealand by Lonely Planet

Auckland dropped two places from last edition while Christchurch was left out of the top 20.

People could be made to pay for day trips to Coromandel's Hahei Beach under proposed parking bylaw

Council wants to extend carpark and ban on-street parking during summer.

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The Department of Conservation came up with the list of the three finalists.

Where will New Zealand's next Great Walk be?

Three scenic walks are vying to become New Zealand's next Great Walk.

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Tourism Industry representative Chris Roberts says the site will be useful not only for tourists, but for Kiwis too.

Website aiming to make freedom camping rules clear to visitors - and Kiwis

Tourism industry representative Chris Roberts says only a "small minority" of campers get things wrong.

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Research has been carried out by tourism agencies into why people don’t want to work in the industry.

Tourism industry moves to attract more young workers to stave off threat to NZ's biggest earner

Research found young people perceived tourism as "low-wage" and a subject for "drop outs".

Tourist spending sees jump of close to $900 million from last year

International visitors to New Zealand spent $11.1b in the year to June - up $879m on the previous period.

New moveable hut planned for Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

The accommodation for alpine adventurers is awaiting DOC approval.

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Freedom campers represent three per cent of tourists and spent $530 million last year alone – but they also bring issues.

Councils getting government funding to deal with freedom campers

Money will be used to build toilets and showers, create infrastructure and on enforcement.

With the Labour Government announcing a working group to look at the issue, are they moving too slow?

Government invests $8.5 million to improve country's freedom camping system

"I want people to be able to camp responsibly," Kelvin Davis says.

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The New Zealand Story is a glossy Government initiative that puts a bit of spit and polish on our image – but is it all a bit unreal?

The New Zealand Story set to 're-launch' our image to the world

Is the glossy Government initiative all a bit unreal?

Sneak peek inside NZ's first 'smart hotel' in Queenstown, where phones become keys

The $15 million development is in the heart of the tourist town.

Cyclists in Otago.

Otago cycle trail network gets $13.5 million Government cash injection

It is hoped the investment will create more than 300 jobs.

Sue Chetwin says the five per cent rise in domestic fares taking effect this week should be a reminder to people that alternatives exist.

Air NZ cancels flight to Tokyo as Japan buckles down for massive typhoon

The tropical storm could bring up to 550mm of rain.

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Each year the number of foreign drivers on our roads increases.

Rally driver creates simulator to help tourists get to grips with Kiwi roads

Overseas drivers were involved in 24 fatal crashes last year in NZ.

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Good news for skiers and snow boarders as a $10 million grant helps the project get off the ground.

Gondola to be installed at Mount Ruapehu with help from $10 million government grant

It's expected to move 2500 passengers per hour when it begins running in the middle of next year.

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You may not realise how hard it is to secure a group booking for the likes of the Milford Track.

Should Kiwis get preferential treatment over tourists for booking our Great Walks?

You may not realise how hard it is to secure a group booking.

Kaikōura $30 million 4.5-star hotel build a 'game changer' for town

Sudima Hotels will build a new 118-room hotel on the shoreline of Kaikōura.

ManaBus and Naked Bus to cease services in mid-July

The budget coach services will no longer be on New Zealand roads, and 50 jobs are reportedly on the line.

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Dunedin City Councillor Christine Garey spoke on TVNZ1’s Breakfast this morning about what makes the southern city special.

'There's something very special happening' - Is Dunedin the most underrated city in New Zealand? CNN thinks so

Dunedin City Councillor Christine Garey spoke about the southern city on TVNZ1's Breakfast.

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The gondola will take five minutes to transport passengers to Knoll Ridge Cafe in 10 person cabins.

Government pitching in $10m for new high-speed gondola at Whakapapa ski field

The total cost of the new piece of tourism infrastructure will be $25m.

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