Tourism Stories

Thousands of international media stories direct to you - Tourism New Zealand have announced their end-of-year PR results: 11,000 stories generated about New Zealand across digital, print and broadcast media. Over the years they have grappled with the issue of effectively and efficiently sharing all 11,000 of these results with you. That’s where “My Tourism New Zealand” will come into the picture. It will be a log-in section of that will deliver information specific to your business and the outcome of working alongside us. It will hold recent stories about your business that have appeared in international media outlets because of your participation in Tourism New Zealand’s international media programme or because you feature on stories published as a result of the media content programme. Read more here. 

Tāmaki Makaurau Māori Tourism - Welcome to the bi-monthly newsletter that highlights relevant activity in the Auckland Māori Tourism community. Read it here.

Spread the tourists out - DoC - The head of the Department of Conservation wants tourists to be nudged off the beaten track to give our most popular national parks a breather. "We've seen some of those places grow to a million visitors." Read more here.

Ngai Tahu invests in Tekapo company Earth and Sky - The future of a multimillion-dollar Tekapo development is now secure, following news that New Zealand's biggest tourism operator is investing in the Mackenzie District. Ngai Tahu Tourism has announced it will partner with astro-tourism company Earth and Sky. Read more here.


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Interesting Articles

Honouring contributions to Māori arts with 2016 Te Waka Toi Awards - Tohunga, artists and community leaders have been honoured for their contributions to preserving and helping to secure the future of high-quality ngā toi Māori (Māori arts) at the 2016 Creative New Zealand Te Waka Toi Awards. The annual awards celebrate the lives and successes of Ngā Toi Māori practitioners and advocates, and serve as a springboard for emerging artists. Read more here.

Weaving the fibres of the future - Māori have a very long history of innovation. Now the digital age is offering Māori businesses a whole new realm to explore. Read more here.


Upcoming Events

Taking Care of Business: Government Supporting Your Business -  Whether it is through compliance, tax, surveys or trade and innovation, businesses spend a significant amount of time working with government agencies. The aim of 'Taking Care of Business' is to make it easier and more efficient for business owners to deal with government so they can focus on making their business a success.At these events, experts from several different agencies will outline government support available for businesses, discuss new legislation and how to comply, and answer any questions business owners might have. Upcoming events are in Northland, Wellington, Rotorua, Wairarapa, Blenheim, and Auckland. Read more and register here.

Tourism Summit Aoteaora - to be held in Wellington on Wednesday 9 November. Speakers will focus on how to improve the New Zealand Tourism industry's competitive advantage. Register here.

Tourism Awards Dinner - Tickets are on sale now for the New Zealand Tourism Awards Dinner, to be held in Auckland on Thursday 29 September. Buy your ticket here.


Funding Opportunities


Tourism Growth Partnership, Round Five - The TGP provides $8 million in contestable funding per year through co-investment in projects. This funding is divided evenly into two streams – the Productivity and Innovation Stream and the Regional Stream.

2016/17 Māori Arts Presentation Fund. Applications are now open. The MAPF supports the touring of contemporary Nga Toi Maori work to Maori audiences in regional and local communities throughout Aotearoa. Applications close Friday 14 October 2016



China visitor insights materials - Webinars and online modules based on the workshops are now available to help tourism operators derive greater value from the China visitor market. Modules cover topics such as product development, social media and accommodation. Access the material here.

NZ Māori Tourism's website - As a Māori tourism experience, we want to ensure you are exposed to thousands of visitors to New Zealand via our website - it is free to list and the site has lots of other valuable information for both visitors and Māori tourism experiences. Email Amy to list your experience.

Listing on - A presence on can help grow your business by connecting you with consumers considering a visit to New Zealand. A key role of the website is to drive qualified traffic to you. There is no charge for listing on - update your details, or list here.


Have your say


DOC Consultations - Have your say on the issues that DOC is currently consulting on. Learn more here.

New tourism award – Kiwis can vote and win! - TIA are delighted to launch the ‘People’s Choice Award’ as part of the New Zealand Tourism Awards this year, asking New Zealanders to tell us which tourism business in their eyes is the country’s best.


Tourism Data


Māori Tourism Quarterly - One of the most consistent messages we receive from the Māori tourism whānau is the need to interpret the tourism and economic data so businesses can better plan, look for opportunities, and identify future markets - so we've partnered with Berl to produce the Māori Tourism Quarterly newsletter. Read it here.

Get figures for your business - collect data from all over New Zealand. Discover the information that can help your business make smarter decisions and succeed.

Regional Economic Activity Report - Explore your region - look at international visits,  visitor spend, economic performance, and more.

New Zealand Tourism Dashboard - this is a one-stop shop for all information about tourism. It brings together a range of tourism datasets produced by MBIE and Statistics New Zealand into one easy-to-use tool.