Friday 27 May 2016


Aotearoa NZ Māori Business Leaders Awards 2016 winners announced on Friday 13 May.

Jason Witehira received the Outstanding Māori Business Leaders Award.  Congratulations to all of the winners  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.


Budget 2016

The Minister of Finance Hon Bill English delivered the 2016 Budget yesterday.

Below are links to some of the articles released:

More gains for Māori
This year the Government's 2016 Budget announces more gains for Māori through resourcing new intiatives.  Read more here

Regional economic development
Budget 2016 will provide $12 million for the Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grants Fund and $25 million for the Nga Haerenga NZ Cycle Trail over four years.  Read more here

10 things you need to know about the Government's spending plans
Finance Minister Bill English has just reveled his government's eighth Budget.  There are a range of new initiatives that could affect you and your family.  Read more here

Budget 2016: The wrap
Health, education and innovation are at the heart of a Budget focused on keeping things steady.  Read more here

All Budget 2016 material released is available on the Budget 2016 Website


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.