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Winter Games NZ has announced its plans for the 2013 event, which will run 12-25AUG13. The Games will increase its standing on the international winter sports circuit with the inclusion of six World Cup events. Global governing body FIS actively approached WGNZ to host the events as a lead up event to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, being staged just six months later. It is therefore expected to attract the majority of the world’s top elite athletes to New Zealand.Read the full post
Promoters of Te Waka, a major cultural tourism attraction for Auckland’s waterfront, have offered to save ratepayer funds and build a new cruise ship terminal into its design if the government and Auckland Council make Queens Wharf available for its location.Read the full post
The New Zealand business tourism sector’s showcase event, MEETINGS, returns to Auckland 13-14JUN12, with organisers
predicting it will attract one of the largest turn-outs ever. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Alan Trotter has confirmed the venue as the SkyCity Convention Centre.
Hello Everyone .....................A quick mid-December post-flood Boathouse update. Thank you for all your concern and the good news is that Wakefield Quay is open again and The Boathouse was untouched by mud or water. With the current closure of Rocks Road it is fantastically quiet here (of people and cars !) and this is a unique time to sit on the deck and listen to the birds on the Boulder Bank.Read the full post
“The Nelson Tasman region is cleared for take-off,” says Lynda Keene, Chief Executive of Nelson Tasman Tourism. The communities of Nelson City and Tasman District are keen to welcome returning visitors and holiday-makers to the region over the Christmas/New Year holiday period.” All towns in the region and major visitor accommodation, activities and attractions are open for visitors including Golden Bay and all swimming spots have been re-opened. Swimming at Tahunanui beach and access to Cable Bay are due to re-open later in the week.Read the full post
“The Nelson Tasman region is most definitely open,” says Lynda Keene, Chief Executive of Nelson Tasman Tourism, “and industry operators and DOC teams are keen to welcome returning visitors and new visitors to the region over the Christmas/New Year holiday period.” All major visitor activities and attractions in the region are open for visitors, with the exception of road access to the Totaranui Camping Ground. However, Totaranui camping facilities are available for travellers via water taxi or boat access. A number of beaches are closed to swimmers and for gather shellfish, however we anticipate the majority of beaches will re-open within the next few days.Read the full post
Please be sure to allow plenty of time when you are booking your Christmas and New Year car rentals. We book out very quickly and at this time of the year cannot always guarantee your free upgrade - of course we will always do our very best! Also January and February are extremely busy tourist seasons so if you know when you are travelling make sure you book your car rental as soon as you possibly can to ensure availability!Read the full post