Friday 20 May 2016

Māui Rau: Adapting in a changing world

The opportunities have never been greater for Māori organisations and businesses, due to cultural alignment and key shifts happening globally - but it will require courage, confidence and ambition to capture the opportunities and to forge a new path.

This is the central theme to emerge from a report released this week, titled Māui Rau: Adapting in a Changing World. The report is compiled from a series of 13 roundtable discussions held with Māori businesspeople and leaders, across New Zealand’s major cities and regional towns. “The message that strongly emerged was that our future success will depend on having the confidence and courage to simply ‘be Māori’. Read more here.


The Museum of Waitangi is the joint winner in the 'Best Museum Project' at the Service IQ 2016 New Zealand Museum Awards.  Read more 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.


Cycle trail funding boosts regions

Budget 2016 will provide $25 million in additional funding over the next four years to ensure the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Nga Haerenga continues to offer a world-class visitor experience, Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has announce. Read more here.

Funding for three new tourism projects

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has announced the Government is investing in three new projects to help boost tourism in the regions.

“Tourism is a significant part of our economy and a major employer,” says Mr Key. “Under the Tourism Growth Partnership, the Government is investing $8 million per year to support innovative projects that will create new opportunities in the tourism sector. Read more here.

Tourism sector gets further boost

The Government will invest an additional $20 million over four years to further support tourism across New Zealand, says Prime Minister John Key. "We recognise that some of our smaller communities need extra facilities to deal with the increase in tourist numbers, and in particular manage Freedom Campers. Budget 2016 will include a new $12 million fund to help them fund some of their smaller infrastructure needs."

“The Budget also includes an extra $8 million over four years for Tourism New Zealand to target key growth markets such as India and the eastern seaboard of the United States which have huge potential." Read more here.

Poutama Digital Cluster Hui

Poutama are hosting the next Digital Cluster hui in Ohakune - if it can happen there it can happen anywhere, particularly for people where location is not a barrier to delivering a global service!

Poutama has lined up an eclectic group of presenters with some inspiring korero, sharing their knowledge and the impact of digital technology & innovation.  Check out the programme and register now!


There is plenty of room at the NZ summer inn

It was a big week in tourism last week when Tourism New Zealand told international journalists and travel trade that it wasn't marketing New Zealand in the summer because we are full.

Unsurprisingly there was a quick reaction from regions saying that, while Queenstown might be overloaded, there was still plenty of space in their patch. Read more here.

Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards

To enter, click here to find entry forms.  If you know travel writers, travel photographers or those aspiring to become a travel writer or photographer please pass on the details to them.

The deadline for entering is Friday 17 June 2016. Winners will be announced at the awards presentation gala evening on Friday, 19 August 2016 at the Heritage Hotel, Auckland.


Kiwi Link Brazil and Argentina

To support the promotion of New Zealand in the South America market, Tourism New Zealand will be organising a Kiwi Link event in both Buenos Aires and São Paulo.

These events will provide a great opportunity for tourism operators to develop relationships, promote products, educate and upskill wholesale and retail travel sellers throughout Argentina and Brazil. Read the prospectus and register here.

Learn more about China FITs

A series of free regional workshops are being organised by MBIE for tourism operators to learn more about the research on China FITs and how they can apply the findings to add value to their businesses. Find out more and register here


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.

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 the first edition 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.

Planning for Inbound Success

Together with the Tourism Export Council, this is a guide to working with New Zealand Inbound Operators. Read it here, or email us to request a hard copy.

The New Zealand Tourism Dashboard 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.

Regional Economic Activity Report

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


NZ Māori Tourism
PO Box 5038, Lambton Quay,
Wellington 6145 |  P +64 4 474 4682 
Mezzanine Floor, Seabridge House,
110 Featherston St, Wellington 6011


The NZ Māori Tourism team: Hoki-mai Chong, Alyse Lynch, Lee Beazley, Amy Hodgkinson, Simon Phillips, and Pania Tyson-Nathan.