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Freedom camping New Zealand.

Sixteen tonnes of rubbish taken from four Otago freedom camping sites since November

Security workers had been hired to monitor the sites and will be ensuring compliance with the rules.

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The launch of the visitor behaviour campaign has been prompted by the massive growth in tourist numbers.

Rise in DOC spending aimed at educating tourists

International and domestic visitor numbers has increased over recent years and so has their collective impact, said DOC's Gavin Walker said.

Traveller with Airbnb app on smartphone (file picture).

Airbnb renters might not be covered by insurance if anything goes wrong

"If you're renting out a room you should really check with your insurer to see whether your policy will still apply."

Tourist in New Zealand

Tourism operators frustrated by lack of visitor data: 'It's impossible to plan'

The government has no record of how many people are visiting the regions and where they are staying.

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Beautiful Aurora Australis in the night sky just one reason to visit Naseby

Seven Sharp visited the Central Otago town as part of the show's Stay with Us series.

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The Breakfast team went on the hunt for the best places the country has to offer.

The top five lesser-known swimming spots to cool off in this summer

Travel writer Tim Roxborogh joined Breakfast to talk the best places the country has to offer.

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Reporter Whena Owen looks into the impact of ‘over-tourism’ on New Zealand.

Q+A investigates: Is over-tourism in Aotearoa causing locals to be 'crowded out?'

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub says leadership is needed from the industry and from Government.

Auckland restaurant named in the top 10 in the world, according to TripAdvisor

Grove came ninth and was the only Australasian restaurant on the list.

PM Jacinda Ardern gave a clever response to her minister at the launch of the renamed forestry service.

Government injects $140m into West Coast tourism, digital connectivity

Loans will also be given to a mining project and to create a milk segregation project.

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Fair Go Kids Ad Awards 2018: Nation's school kids sell their special slice of NZ in tourism adverts

Fair Go has used its last episode of the year to celebrate some very talented youngsters.

The Remarkables, Queenstown.

Air NZ boss says New Zealand needs to start charging tourists more

Christopher Luxon said NZ has the ability to get more value out of tourism.

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Seven Sharp's Lucas de Jong visits the Southland town as part of the Stay With US series.

Stay with Us: Small Southland town of Riverton given six hours to wow NZ

Seven Sharp’s Lucas de Jong visits the seafood rich town.

The Government has announced the country’s airports will phase out the forms.

International departure cards to be scrapped at Kiwi airports from next week

Around 6.5 million departure cards are completed every year.

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The advert uses Te Reo Māori to promote Aotearoa.

Tourism NZ's latest ad focuses on how Kiwis treat their guests

What brings in 3.8 million tourists every year isn't just the sights and sounds, but our 'manaakitanga' - our hospitality.

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It’s the only region in the country with its own charge.

Stewart Island locals fear proposed visitor levy hike will deter tourists

Southland District Council says the $5 fee is not enough to maintain the island's infrastructure.

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They’re already in a battle to keep their title as the world’s steepest street.

Residents of world's steepest street in Dunedin are calling for council to ban tourists from driving up

Letters provided to 1 NEWS show the council's proposal to solve this issue was to create two "one-way" sections of the road, as well as a raised platform to slow traffic.

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The guests who stayed in Marie's Cloud Inn-managed room the previous night returned to fleece her.

Fair Go: Wellington mum 'gobsmacked' after Auckland hotel burglary due to botched security

Marie Donald was looking forward to seeing Katy Perry with her daughter but her trip became a nightmare.

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Pam Armstrong of Staynative came up with the idea in Northland and Marlene Leuluai is one of the hosts.

Māori enterprise 'Staynative' helps whānau become hosts to tourists

Te Karere visited a whānau in the remote Northland settlement of Whangaruru.

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The Wellington hotel being transformed into a work of art by locals

Nearly 300 people submitted designs to QT Wellington and they picked 19 to put their unique touches on all 25 rooms.

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."

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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".

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