Tourism

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The regional council says it's time tourism was self-sufficient but operators warn that could lead to losses.

Hawke's Bay tourism providers baffled by funding cut proposal

Millions in tourism funding is set to be cut by the regional council and channelled to environmental projects.

00:37
The wingsuit flyers are among 600 who have attempted the jump from Panlong Cliff in Tianmenshan National Forest Park.

Three winged daredevils leap from 1500m cliff in China in formation

The wingsuit flyers are among 600 who have attempted the jump from Panlong Cliff in Tianmenshan National Forest Park.

The region's mayor says some good could come from the devastating Kaikoura quake.

Hauraki Rail Trail to be extended as Tourism Minister announces $3.4m in funding

Extensions to the trail are expected to take up to two years to complete.

Record number of guests in NZ accommodation over past year - 39.6 million

Guests in short-term commercial accommodation in the year to February was the highest on record.

Waimakariri River, Arthur's Pass, Canterbury.

Popularity of Te Araroa trail making solitary NZ wilderness experience harder to find

A report report also notes pressure on private landowners who allow access to their land.

02:07
One of the biggest sporting events to ever hit Christchurch begins today, and will continue for the next four weeks.

Christchurch's Golden Oldies Games amasses over 5000 mature athletes

One of the biggest sporting events to ever hit Christchurch begins today.

03:25
House of Travel's Brent Thomas discussed the potential new route on TVNZ1’s Breakfast today.

Air New Zealand announces new 16 hour long-haul route from Auckland to Chicago

The mammoth non-stop flight will see Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners making the trip.

Auckland Skyline Generic

New York Times travel writer gives 'sophisticated' Auckland huge praise in new review

The glowing review will reach millions of Americans and their tourist dollars.

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

Inside Parliament: Government on the 'back foot' over freedom camping clampdown

They've announced a working group to look at the issue, but are they moving too slow?

04:38
Seven Sharp's Michael Holland put Abel Tasman Lodge to the test.

Secrets behind the lodge with the best service in the country according to TripAdvisor

Seven Sharp's Michael Holland put Abel Tasman Lodge to the test.

02:02
The line will mainly be used to transport timber but other industries want to get on board.

Forestry, tourism sectors looking to cash in on Napier to Wairoa railway restoration

The government is investing $5 million in the project which will take about 5000 trucks off the road.

00:41
Soup kitchen manager 'disappointed' that people take advantage of their services

Soup kitchen head 'disappointed' that tourists took advantage of good will

The German and Australian tourists have faced backlash after visiting a soup kitchen in their efforts to travel for free.

00:39
The council is banning freedom campers from Lake Hayes reserve and the Shotover delta.

Tourism Minister to speak with mayors over freedom camping

"I’ve been hearing dissatisfaction with the current situation," Kelvin Davis said.

00:39
The council is banning freedom campers from Lake Hayes reserve and the Shotover delta.

Queenstown cracks down on freedom camping at two popular sites

The council is banning freedom campers from Lake Hayes Reserve and the Shotover Delta.

01:52
Wanaka's much-loved willow tree is starting to get damaged by all the attention from tourists.

Wanaka's famous willow to get signs warning off climbers threatening its survival

It's a social media sensation but some are taking selfies too far.

01:49

Kiwi tourism sector embracing electric revolution with trial of electric campervan

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

02:18
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.

00:52
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.

02:13
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.

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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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