New Zealand is set to increase its total mainland marine conservation domain by 50 per cent with the planned establishment of five new marine reserves. The five reserves, formally approved by NZ Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith, cover 17,500 hectares and feature spectacular, unique coastlines and marine habitats.
Tourism New Zealand, national carrier Thai Airways and Auckland Airport have just launched a new initiative offering special deals to families travelling from Thailand to picturesque New Zealand. The campaign aims to encourage Thai families to explore New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and experience the golden season of autumn by road.
After a century on the job, Queenstown’s steamy lady TSS Earnslaw celebrated her birthday with a working holiday - a week of special outings delighting hundreds of locals and visitors.
Mischa Mannix-Opie, regional manager South & South East Asia, Tourism New Zealand at the World Travel Awards Asia, Australasia and Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2012
New Zealand House in Kings Cross, London has been evacuated following an explosion and subsequent fire. As many as 700 people were evacuated after a gas canister being used for a barbecue exploded.
Christchurch, New Zealand, is preparing to move into a new era that will build on its ‘garden city’ heritage to create an accessible low-rise modern central city framed by green spaces - a people-friendly ‘city in a garden’. Recently unveiled plans for the new city blueprint reveal the shape of the post-quake 21st century city that is bordered with green spaces and capitalises on the picturesque Avon River as it meanders through the city.
Fresh snowfalls on New Zealand’s southern winter playgrounds have arrived on cue for mid-winter holidays and the opening of Treble Cone - the South Island’s largest ski area.
Snow sports were out in force this weekend as the first two New Zealand ski areas opened for the official start of the 2012 winter season.
Danielle Genty-Nott has been appointed to the position of regional manager - UK and Europe at Tourism New Zealand. Danielle started in the London office earlier this year and will lead and manage the Europe and UK public relations and trade operations, and play a key part of Tourism New Zealand’s key relationships in the region.
The stunning Eagles Nest in New Zealand, set atop of its own private peninsula, has been tapping into social media. Callum Farnell, general manager of the property talks to BTN about some of their latest innovations.