Interactive quiz helps Aussies plan their perfect NZ escape

Tourism New Zealand has launched a new interactive campaign encouraging Australian travellers to discover their ideal New Zealand escape. 

The campaign features an online quiz on to guide potential travellers to explore what type of New Zealand holiday would suit their travel preferences.

Based on their choices through the quiz, they are presented a bespoke video that brings to life the range of experiences that awaits them in New Zealand along with a list of recommendations to start planning their New Zealand holiday. Read more here.

Friday 18 March 2016

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. Information is presented using dynamic graphs and data tables.


TIME Unlimited won the 2016 National Geographic Traveller World Legacy Award - Sense of Place. Congratulations to Ceillhe, Neill and the team. Read more here.


Best of New Zealand - US Roadshow Series 2016

Starting mid-July Tourism New Zealand are organising 4 bespoke weeklong event roadshows.  Each event series will be custom designed to showcase four important US cities and will contain a mix of:

  • Exclusive events (lunch or dinner) for top producing travel advisors
  • Training presentations onsite at top tour operator partners (i.e. Goway, Travel Leaders, Swain, Tauck, etc.)
  • Consumer night events in conjunction with a key local travel agency
  • Retail travel agent events

Applications are open until 31 March only - no late applications will be accepted.  Learn more and register here.

Tai Tokerau Māori Business Awards 2016

Te Taitokerau Maori Business Awards showcases Māori in business. The event is about celebration, recognition and the impact Māori-lead enterprises contribute to their economy, whānau and communities. The awards recognize the efforts, the value, the courage and the resilience of Māori in business. There are five awards with a spread over various categories. The Awards will be presented at a black tie event on Friday 27 May. Learn more and enter the awards here.

TPP Hui-a-Iwi

The TPP roadshows will be an opportunity to learn about how outcomes in TPP are directly relevant to your area of speciality and markets, and also to connect with online tools, business groups, and government agencies that can assist with your planning for TPP’s entry into force.To explain the TPP to mainly Māori audiences, hui are planned around New Zealand. Learn more 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. Learn more and register here.


Te Pūnaha Hiringa: Māori Innovation Fund

The $2 million per year fund assists Māori collectives to gain the understanding and knowledge needed to realise the economic potential of their assets. It comprises two schemes that seek to increase the skills, knowledge and networks of Māori collectives, and help them to engage more effectively with the wider enterprise development and innovation systems. Learn more here.

Whenua Māori fund

A fund set up to help support the use of underused Māori land is available for owners and trustees to access. It has a putea of $12.8 million available over four years, with $3.2m offered in the current round for initiatives such as the improvement of existing operations, diversification or preparation for new opportunities. Read more here and find out about the Fund here.


Top ranking for Bay in British Guardian

A British newspaper has ranked the top 10 holiday spots in the North Island and Hawke's Bay has featured three times.The Guardian's article, Top 10 beach hotels and campsites on New Zealand's North Island, rated the region as one of the three distinct areas with the most enticing beaches.

Bay of Islands and Coromandel Peninsula were the other two popular spots listed, with Hawke's Bay described as "considerably more rugged" than those mentioned alongside it. Read more here.

Message from Young Enterprise

This year celebrates 35 years since Young Enterprise began. They are on the hunt for alumni, as they know there are potentially hundreds of thousands of students who’ve been through the Young Enterprise programmes. They want to profile alumni working in a range of positions and industries - if anyone is a Young Enterprise alumni and keen to be profiled, please email Leah.

Message from BYATA

BYATA has been the independent voice of the backpacking and adventure travel industry in New Zealand. Their mission is to enhance the commercial viability of members by advocating for the backpacker, youth and adventure tourism sector. It is essential the industry works together to make sure the backpacking, youth and adventure travel sector is well promoted globally and regulated in a way which ensures the industry is profitable and sustainable for all. To find out more about BYATA, visit their website, or email Jason.


Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA)

On 4 April 2016, the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSWA) comes into force bringing new responsibilities for everyone in the workplace. Everyone has a role in managing health and safety. Learn more and sign up for updates here.

New law for businesses that sell food

From 1 March 2016, anyone who starts a business that involves food must follow the new law. Existing businesses also need to make changes.The new law applies to a wide range of businesses, and includes any which make, sell, grow or transport food commercially. This includes those who serve food as part of their business, like education providers. Find out more here.


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.

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.

Regional Economic Activity Report

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

Your business on 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 site - it is free to list and the site will have lots of other valuable information for both visitors and Māori tourism experiences. Email Amy to list on the updated site, which will be live very soon.


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

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