Viewing all entries for 'March 2011'
Since the Watercare Coastal Walkway opened in Mangere in 2005, cyclists and walkers have been enjoying the 7km path. Once a wastewater treatment area, this coastal stretch is now scenic, quiet and full of returning birdlife.Read the full post
Auckland businesses have been provided with information and resources to help them prepare for Rugby World Cup 2011, with the launch of Auckland’s Match Ready for Business programme. The online guide has been developed by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development Ltd (ATEED) on behalf of the RWC 2011 Auckland Co-ordination Group.Read the full post
Napier yesterday launched an innovative campaign called ‘Give an Aussie a Break’ to encourage more Australians to visit. Locals want to show support and comradeship to their Australian friends after the devastating Queensland and Victorian floods, so the Napier City Council in conjunction with the city’s tourism operators and accommodation providers have put together holiday deals to help give Australians a break.Read the full post
Taranaki’s Number 1 Must Do Experience packages a Heliview Taranaki helicopter flight over Mt Taranaki with a three-course meal at the award-winning Gusto Restaurant overlooking New Plymouth’s Breakwater Bay, all for $229pp.Read the full post
Rotorua’s Daily Post reports that the thermal resort’s international airport may lobby Air New Zealand for direct flights between Rotorua and Queenstown. The paper says the airline won’t be drawn on whether such a service would be viable but tourism leaders say it could be a short-term fix to counter tourist cancellations resulting from the disasters in Christchurch and Japan.Read the full post
Work has begun on $800,000 of extensions to Queenstown Airport’s international arrivals hall and the airport’s baggage claim area, ahead of a more comprehensive extension
that is expected to begin towards the end of this year.
Hundreds of local well wishers turned out the other day in Russell to farewell the historic ferry Bay Belle, which has completed her last Paihia to Russell crossing after more than 50
years of service. During her time in the Bay, the vessel carried 5.3 million passengers and travelled 1.13 million kilometres. The Bay Belle began operations in the Bay of Islands in late 1961 on the famous Cream Trip cruise, but made way in 1973 for a faster more modern vessel, instead operating as the main passenger ferry vessel between the two main Bay of Islands townships, with up to 15 return trips per day. Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands is replacing the Bay Belle with a modern aluminum vessel, the 100-seat Bay Belle II.