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Recovery plan for Kaikōura

The Kaikōura District Council has adopted Reimagine Kaikōura, a District Recovery Plan that is a significant step in the recovery process for restoring and enhancing the Kaikōura District after the November 2016 earthquake. The Recovery Plan lays out a community led roadmap that includes five key themes: Economy – Developing a sustainable economy; Rebuild – Rebuilding quality facilities and infrastructure; …

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Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate won’t help the city


An  Auckland Chamber of Commerce press release circulated Tuesday February 28 says that turning tourists away because of Auckland’s accommodation targeted rate won’t help the city. Hotels currently under refurbishment and new hotels that will soon open to cater for the 1- in 10 year Lions Rugby tour later this year are faced with massive cost increases long-term because of Mayor Phil …

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Fiscal update, tourism and new PM

A chain of events that has been called ‘perfect timing’ has culminated in former New Zealand finance minister Bill English landing the country’s top job, in the wake of John Key’s resignation, but what does it mean for tourism? In an article published in the Financial Review (AFR) on December 8, four days before the race had clearly been won, then minister …

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Caution urged on government plan to book motel rooms for emergency housing

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s suggestion that motel rooms might be block booked to provide temporary emergency housing brought a guarded response from the general manager of AccommodationNZ, Rachael Shadbolt in an interview with Radio 1ZB’s Rachel Smalley. Asked how moteliers might react to such a policy, Ms Shadbolt said she agreed with Ms Smalley that it was “a bit …

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