Viewing all entries for 'November 2011'
Mount Ruapehu, famed for its snow sports and alpine crossing, has a new attraction that promises fun, fitness and adventure for the summer months. The Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail forms part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail and covers 317km of spectacular landscape, from the slopes of the mountain to the Whanganui River.Read the full post
Auckland surpassed its visitor expectations for Rugby World Cup 2011 with a 16% increase in visitors JUL-OCT11 compared to last year.Read the full post
The 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress (APOTC) in 2015 will be held in Rotorua, thanks to a collaborative pitch by the Rotorua Convention Bureau, the New Zealand Association of Occupational Therapists and Tourism New Zealand. Around 600 delegates are expected to attend, with 275 of those coming from overseas. The win marks the first time this event has been held outside Asia and the first successful bid for Rotorua using the Conference Assistance Programme (CAP).Read the full post
Be in to WIN a $5,000* holiday package in the Great Lake Taupō region just by sharing a memory.Read the full post
Resource consent is being sought for Gibbston Valley Winery Cottages, a proposed cluster of 50 studio or single-bedroom accommodation units in eight buildings. The plan also calls for a communal building catering for guest recreation, weddings and the conference and incentive market. A tenth building would house the concierge and check-in facility.Read the full post
Built in 1927 and as much as an icon as it is a pain for travellers, The Coromandel’s one lane Kopu Bridge is about to be a thing of the past. A new two lane bridge will open before Christmas and there’s to be a public walk over on 10DEC.Read the full post
The privately-owned International Antarctic Centre adjacent to the Deep Freeze base at Christchurch airport has been bought by the airport company and will change hands formally on 01DEC. Fairfax quotes Christchurch International Airport
Ltd chief executive Jim Boult as saying the acquisition was in line with the company’s strategic plan to increase non-aeronautical revenues and profit.