Friday 29 April 2016

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.

‘Mood of the nation’ survey highlights tourism pressure points

New Zealanders remain positive about the level of international tourists visiting New Zealand, however our record summer of growth has highlighted key pressure points to be addressed.

‘Mood of the Nation’ research commissioned by Tourism New Zealand and the Tourism Industry Association (TIA) measured New Zealanders’ perceptions of tourism. One survey was conducted in December before the peak season and one in late March 2016, with over 1000 New Zealanders interviewed across the two surveys. Read more here.


Tourism groups call for single trans-Tasman visa

Tourism bodies are calling for a single Australia-New Zealand visa to boost international visitor numbers on both sides of the Tasman.

The trans-Tasman visa would make long-haul flights ot Australia and New Zealand more enticing and allow the two countries to be marketed as a single destination, say the Tourism and Transport Forum Australia and Tourism Industry Association New Zealand.

The two bodies have written to the Australian Minister for Immigration and Tourism in support of their call.

They want a regional visa that would allow international tourists to travel between both countries. Read more here.

First bilingual Toastmasters group seeks new speakers

An Auckland group is seeking potential members to form New Zealand’s first official bilingual Toastmasters club.

Tōhī Toastmasters held its first demonstration meeting on 15 March, and now has its first official paid-up member. Nineteen more such members are needed in order for the club to reach official status. Read more here.

Water ownership back before Waitangi Tribunal

Who owns New Zealand's water is the million-dollar question.

Despite a 2012 Waitangi Tribunal ruling that Māori have rights and interests in water, the country is no closer to answering that question - which is fast becoming priceless.

When considering the Māori Council's claim three years ago, the tribunal determined Māori had rights equivalent to ownership under the Treaty of Waitangi. Read more here.


International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available.

IVA is a monthly report that contains detailed tables and graphs of monthly and annual data, showing the number and characteristics of visitor arrivals.

Infrastructure needed for Northland's tourism industry to thrive

There are good signs for the Northland economy with a sharp rise in tourist numbers visiting the region. But the local Māori MP says the district's infrastructure needs an overhaul in order for the industry to thrive.

Statistics NZ figures show that international guests stayed in Northland for 5000 more nights in February this year compared to February last year. Read more here.


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.

NZ Story Workshops

Every business has a great story to tell … But often it’s not being as told as well as it could be. This hands-on NZ Story workshop will help you develop your story so you can stand out from the competition, close sales and win new business. Register to attend the free workshop 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.

They are being tailored to the regions where they are being held and the content will include: Why Chinese visitors find our ordinary their extraordinary, why not all Chinese FITs are the same and who to target, how tourism businesses can develop and optimise their offers for Chinese FITs, the importance of tourism businesses connecting with Chinese FITs by developing unique stories about their offers, how to build on Chinese interest in travelling to New Zealand year-round and discovering new areas, and how tourism businesses can develop digital and communication plans to build connections with Chinese FITs. 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.