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Farmers in Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane face emergency milk disposal after a major disruption to the gas pipeline supply network in the North Island yesterday. The line, which links the Maui gas field to the upper North Island, closed yesterday morning after gas began escaping in north Taranaki. The Gas Industry Company said there had been a notice of "immediate curtailment" of gas use by all consumers other than residential customers in the areas north of King Country and in the Bay of Plenty.Read the full post
Cruise visitor numbers into Wellington are forecast to be almost five times that of five years ago this summer, with the season set to inject some $32m into the city’s economy. Over 190,000 passengers and crew are
forecast to visit Wellington on 83 ships in the 2011/12 season, compared to just under 33,000 pax on 28 ships in the 2006/07 season.
The Langham, Auckland has been named the top New Zealand hotel in the prestigious Condé Nast 2011 readers’ Choice Awards. The five-star hotel was voted the third best hotel in Oceania overall and was the only New Zealand hotel to feature in the top ten list.Read the full post
SeaLink is again the main sponsor of the Jassy Dean Garden Safari on Waiheke Island, scheduled 12-13NOV.
Under spring skies those “on safari” will get to experience island landscapes as they travel between beautiful private gardens not normally open to the public.
Positively Wellington Tourism’s successful 3 Nights for Two campaign has returned, and until 06NOV11, visitors will be able to book three nights for the price of two at their choice of 19 of the city’s hotels for stays
12DEC11-31JAN12. Positively Wellington Tourism General Manager Marketing Sarah Meikle says the winter 3 Nights for Two campaign – designed to increase visitation in the quiet May to July period – drove record bookings on the WellingtonNZ.com site and contributed to record winter hotel nights in the capital.
Tourism Dunedin chief executive Hamish Saxton has told the Otago Daily Times that a restructuring of the RTO is under way, with three roles disestablished, including a parttime public relations consultant, a part-time Auckland-based trade sales rep and a fulltime domestic and conference marketing manager.Read the full post
When Sabah Diaich arrived in New Zealand from Morocco, she could not speak a word of English.Read the full post