Tourism

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Millions of tourists have enjoyed the town's stunning views from a fibreglass bubble.

Queenstown's beloved Skyline Gondola marks 50 years of service

Millions of tourists have enjoyed the town's stunning views from a fibreglass bubble.

02:03
The weather has fans from the United Kingdom feeling right as home as the Lions prepare to take on the All Blacks.

International visitors to NZ spend record high $10.4 billion over the last year

The Lions tour and a large spike in US visitors accounted for a record tourist spend.

03:15
Seven Sharp's Mike Thorpe went to Cromwell to ride the bungy-bus

Highlands Park Raceway unveils latest high adrenalin attraction

Seven Sharp's Mike Thorpe went to Cromwell to ride the bungy-bus.

02:12
Glenn Ormsby Destination Kaikoura is looking forward to re-opening quake-ravaged SH1

Video: Kaikoura tourism operator optimistic on earthquake anniversary - 'We're bouncing back'

Glenn Ormsby is looking forward to the re-opening of quake-ravaged SH1.

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The team was welcomed to Ruapotaka Marae in Glen Innes last night ahead of this afternoon's games.

Watch: Peruvian Football Team welcomed on to marae in Glen Innes

The team was welcomed to Ruapotaka Marae in Glen Innes last night ahead of today's games.

05:31
Queenstown is taking on the accommodation giant by lowering the number of nights owners can rent out their properties to visitors.

Queenstown's draft restriction on homestays angers Airbnb

Airbnb say everyone should have the right to share their home if they want.

06:35
A complete lack of public toilets is causing big problems for some.

Restaurant owner sick of his property being used as public toilet – inside and out

A complete lack of public toilets is causing big problems for some.

08:29
Just 45 minutes from the CBD, the Waitakere's Mokoroa falls are a thing of beauty.

Living next to Auckland tourist hot spot gets neighbours steamed up

Just 45 minutes from the CBD, the Waitakere's Mokoroa falls are a thing of beauty.

02:37
Australia correspondent Kimberlee Downs travelled to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park to meet Bryce Madgwick.

'He's a good lad' – Kiwi running Australian Indigenous tourism park in far north Queensland

Kimberlee Downs travelled to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Park to meet Bryce Madgwick.

Mayor who said those behind 's***tiest towns' Facebook page 'should be shot' claims satire

The Mayor of Putaruru was not keen on her town being labelled the fourth s***tiest in NZ.

03:40
When the dream turns into a nightmare - migrant workers say they are being taken advantage of in Queenstown
Seven Sharp lifts the lid on what migrant workers are calling exploitation.

Migrants' stories of abuse working in Queenstown 'tarnishing' top tourist town's reputation

Migrant workers in Queenstown have told an employment advocate of being racially abused, mistreated and threatened on the job.

03:34
Meet the adrenaline junkies using New Zealand as their playground.

Video: These guys make slacklining look so easy – but is it?

Meet the adrenaline junkies using New Zealand as their playground.

03:25
As tourism booms, some councils are worried about the burden on a small base of ratepayers.

'It's a large burden on small shoulders' – tiny NZ towns struggle under weight of booming tourist numbers

Tourist costs are skyrocketing for councils, with facilities like toilets paid by ratepayers.

02:34
There will be plenty of glasses raised with the reopening of The Terraces.

Seven years on, new nightlife strip opens in central Christchurch

There will be plenty of glasses raised with the reopening of The Terraces.

03:24
New Zealanders will be exempt from the fee which will come into force if National is re-elected.

Where should New Zealand's next Great Walks be?

Kiwis are being given a say on where two new Great Walks should be established.

02:11
Labour will introduce a tourist tax to help fund tourism and conservation projects.

Labour wants $25 tourist tax added to visitors' airline tickets

The tax would help pay for tourism and conservation projects around New Zealand.

00:58
The aquarium is looking to attract significantly more visitors per year with the re-design of its Marine Parade location.

Watch: Virtual flyover gives stunning sneak peek of Napier's epic proposed National Aquarium expansion

Weta Workshop will be brought in to help with the redesign of one of Hawke's Bay's premier attractions.

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It's the latest in the "gap filler" initiative that started after the 2011 earthquake.

Helpful old parking meter in Christchurch's Cathedral Square issuing tourist tips rather than tickets

It's the latest idea in the Gap Filler initiative that started after the 2011 earthquake.

Beauty of regional New Zealand showcased in Tourism NZ's new video ad

"We know this will grab their attention and really build that desire to travel here."

01:48
The Crowne Plaza has been given a new lease of life in the Forsyth Barr building.

Largest upscale hotel in Christchurch reopens after 2011 earthquakes

Just a block from its old home, the Crown Plaza Hotel will take guests for the first time this weekend in a renovated office building.

01:43
The South Island's ski season is set to kick off tomorrow.

Big turnout and great conditions expected at Mt Hutt for start of ski season

Fresh snow fall and clear conditions has this year's open day at Mt Hutt slated as one of the best in years.

A group is calling for guaranteed access to employee bathrooms around the country, in a bid to make their lives easier.

Government pours $5.2 million into new tourist toilets

The money will be spent on new toilets, showers and parking facilities across New Zealand.

05:07
Lonely Planet's Chris Zeiher has just returned from Chernobyl, and tell Breakfast why these destinations are on the rise.

From genocide to natural disasters sites - dark tourism is on the rise

Lonely Planet's Chris Zeiher has just returned from Chernobyl, and tell Breakfast why these destinations are on the rise.

Kaikoura wants a national strategy, while Auckland's Chamber of Commerce says there has been no consultation about the idea.

Auckland Council votes in favour of controversial 'bed tax'

The move could spark legal action by hotel owners.

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