Tourism

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The journey to going fully electric has stepped up a gear.

Kiwi tourism sector embracing electric revolution with trial of electric campervan

The government is pledging $1.7 million towards charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

Young traveler man by the mountain lake contemplates beautiful landscape. Shot in the Fiordland national park on New Zealand's South Island.

Federated Farmers calls for backpackers to be paid regular rates - 'Giving them experience isn't payment'

A farm breached worker rights paying them $120 a week plus food, board, the ERA ruled.

The airline has won over 60 international awards in the last seven years.

Air New Zealand to experiment with translation technology in global first

It could help staff manage communication with customers during check-in, boarding and during flights.

Auckland, New Zealand - December 16, 2014: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. It's the principal public gallery in Auckland that has the most extensive collection of national and international art in New Zealand.

Auckland Art Gallery considering charging international tourists entry fee

The gallery is struggling with a falling budget despite booming visitor numbers.

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It's putting pressure on the new Tourism Minister to act quickly on a promise to introduce a tourist tax.

Tourist tax incoming amid warnings councils need urgent help

A tourism leader says NZ will suffer if a lack of investment reduces the visitor experience.

Have you taken a photo in New Zealand's most Instagrammed location?

The social media app has announced the country's ten most popular locations.

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Normally leading from the front on the field, Sio Siua Taukeiaho froze for a while before taking the leap off the Sky Tower in Auckland.

'But I'm scared!' Tonga's RLWC prop freezes and stalls before completing Sky Jump

Normally leading from the front on the field, Sio Siua Taukeiaho froze for a while before taking the leap off the Sky Tower in Auckland.

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Wellington Zipline Adventures plans four 300-metre ziplines linked by walking tracks near the Southern Landfill.

Watch: Stunning drone footage shows site of proposed Wellington ziplines

Thrill-seekers could soon be enjoying the vistas in the flesh.

The 348-metre Ovation of the Seas, added to the capital's skyline today, following a visit to Milford Sound.

'This is ocean sprawl' - concerns over $10m extension to Queens Wharf so mega cruise ships can berth in Auckland harbour

Auckland's Tourism department wants to enable cruise ships holding more than 5000 passengers to dock.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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