Tourism New Zealand

  • Antarctica as You’ve Never Seen it Before

    Published on : Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    Few are fortunate enough to travel to Antarctica. Even fewer experience what it is like to live there. That’s all about to change. Transport yourself to a world of ice and snow through the wonder of virtual reality and explore …

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  • Five of New Zealand’s most unusual places to stay

    Published on : Monday, January 20, 2020

    New Zealanders pride themselves on their ingenuity, and this round-up of some of the more curious places to stay around the country is a good example – choose from pods, lodges and tree houses. Take your pick and enjoy great …

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  • Walking in Nature: Paparoa Track, a World of its Own

    Published on : Thursday, December 5, 2019

    After 25 long years, the tenth Great Walk to be constructed in stone cliffs, beech forest and glades of subtropical nīkau palms at one end, on the climb to a unique alpine setting with incredible views out to the Tasman …

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  • Voice of Kiwi Kids Drives Behaviour Change

    Published on : Monday, November 25, 2019

    “The voice of youth is driving change and we need to listen,” says Stephen England Hall, Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive.     “Tourism is the beating heart of New Zealand. It’s our top export earner, employing one in seven …

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  • New Zealand welcomes a new kiwi celebrity icon

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    In the early hours of November 13 2019, on a widely-and-intensely watched live stream the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa welcomed a fluffy new member to their whānau [family].   Cracking the record as the 2,000th chick to hatch at the National Kiwi …

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  • November means springtime in New Zealand, a beautiful time to visit, with lots happening around the country

    Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Food, festivals, frolics and frocks. New Zealanders celebrate the approach of the warmer months with a burst of energy and creativity, and in ways that are uniquely Kiwi.   Spring in New Zealand puts a (ahem) spring in everyone’s step. …

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  • Diwali Celebrations in New Zealand Light Up Auckland’s Renowned Landmarks

    Published on : Friday, October 18, 2019

    Auckland’s Queen Street and Aotea Square was transformed into a colourful and mouth-watering spectacle when the 18th Auckland Diwali festival took place on October 12 and 13, 2019 last weekend.     Bright lights, energetic dance performances, incredible Indian delicacies culminated …

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  • Kaikoura, NZ: A Community United in Conservation

    Published on : Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    In February 2014, the Kaikoura community was awarded the EarthCheck Platinum Certificate for Environmental Performance – the first community in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve this.     Kaikoura has been collecting environmental information since 1999 and, in 2002, became …

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  • Tourism New Zealand will expand its domestic visitor market following an independent review

    Published on : Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Tourism New Zealand is all set to expand its domestic visitor market following an independent review.   The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment commissioned-review looked into the way how the organization can maintain the tourism requirements of the country …

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  • Conservation Week 2019 – Wellington Brings Back The Wild Side

    Published on : Monday, September 16, 2019

    Protecting New Zealand’s precious environment is an on-going and collective responsibility that’s highlighted annually during Conservation Week activities.   While hundreds of activities will be held throughout the country during the week, these are just some examples of the on-going and …

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  • Māori Language Week Encourages Everyone, Birds Included, to Have a Go at te Reo

    Published on : Saturday, September 14, 2019

    Those ruffled feathers belong to one of New Zealand’s newest Māori language recruits – a parrot called Cocka Tumeke who has learned to perform a pūkana (bulging of the eyes) as taught by Te Wiki o te Reo Māori ambassador Pere …

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  • ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2019 kicks off in New Zealand

    Published on : Friday, September 13, 2019

    Get your heart racing for one of the world’s greatest motorsports live in New Zealand, the ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2019 which commenced today.   The Supercars return to Pukekohe Park Raceway in Auckland from 13 to 15 September 2019 for …

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  • Team New Zealand launches new boat in Auckland ahead of America’s Cup 2021

    Published on : Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    The boat was named Te Aihe (Dolphin) by Marcus Gerbich – member of the MND Foundation – and blessed by Ngāti Whātua, the iwi (tribe) of Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).     The name Te Aihe is inspired by the whakatauki (Māori proverb): “Mā te …

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  • New Zealand Government spent $8 million on social influencers to boost tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    The New Zealand Government has spent $8 million on influencer advertising since 2012. Seventeen departments have used influencers over the last twelve years, although the bulk of the spending was from Tourism New Zealand.     One trip from Jurassic …

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  • Best New Zealand gardens to see in spring

    Published on : Monday, September 9, 2019

    New Zealand is a land of contrasts, with a climate that ranges from hot and humid to arid and alpine. This diversity of topography makes it ideal for a wide range of garden styles. And you’re never very far from …

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  • Tourism New Zealand – Up and Away – Kiwis Can Fly

    Published on : Thursday, August 8, 2019

    New Zealand by air makes for spectacular sightseeing. Vast coastal expanses, high mountain peaks, deep fresh-water lakes, braided rivers, dramatic fiords and colourful volcanic landforms are some of the scenic highlights of the land – often celebrated as the home of …

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  • Dark Sky Project Launches New Astro Tourism Venture in Takapō

    Published on : Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    A new home of astronomy and astro tourism has opened in Takapō (on Lake Tekapo), offering the world’s first indoor, multimedia experience combining Māori astronomy and science. Dark Sky Project, formerly Earth & Sky, today opened the doors to its new …

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  • Experience Māori Culture and hospitality

    Published on : Friday, August 2, 2019

    New Zealand is known for incredible restaurants that draw their influences from around the world, but the indigenous Māori people also possess a tradition of food and hospitality that is uniquely their own and which boasts flavours found nowhere else …

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  • Ruapehu’s New Sky Waka Opens for Mountain High Sightseeing Thrills

    Published on : Thursday, August 1, 2019

    New Zealand’s newest and most exciting on-mountain tourism experience has opened to sightseers today.   The new Sky Waka gondola travels 1.8 km through one of the North Island’s most rugged and spectacular landscapes, on the slopes of volcanic Mt …

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  • Four Stunning New Zealand Landscapes to Explore Via E-bike

    Published on : Monday, July 22, 2019

    E-bikes are quickly becoming popular in New Zealand and it’s easy to see why: there are few better ways to explore the country’s colourful cities and breath-taking natural landscapes than via speedy, environmentally friendly, electric pedal power. E-bike rentals and tours …

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