Articles tagged Tourism

New Zealand mayors have talked up the benefits of increased collaboration with their Chinese counterparts, while steering clear of concerns about a soft power push from China.

Rotorua’s tourism sector is booming as visitors flock to its geothermal and cultural attractions. But outside the city, in towns throughout the sprawling Maori electorate of Waiariki, people are struggling and a fierce battle to represent them is being waged. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

Trampers from overseas will soon have to pay substantially more to access huts and campsites on New Zealand's so-called Great Walks as part of a shake-up of the management of the DOC estate.

As the water debate heats up ahead of the election, traditional advocacy groups have united with the tourism industry and public health researchers to warn of reputational damage to our tourism and agriculture industries, and health risks for rural children.

The Government’s new tourism infrastructure fund of $100 million over the next four years fails as an answer to the rising costs of tourism and very few councils will be eligible to apply, say local authorities. They have renewed their calls instead for a levy on tourists when they arrive plus a share of GST, Lynn Grieveson reports.