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They were all there on Pacific Pearl last night – politicians, supercity worthies, media celebs, including those you’ll see in the Sunday paper gossip pages, and even select travel industry bods. They were on board to party at the official naming of the first superliner to ever home port here.Read the full post
The Whitianga Scallop Festival for 2011 has been confirmed for 21-25SEP, a month later than previously to help with the sustainability of scallops.Read the full post
Queenstown Auto Extravaganza 25-27FEB11 will showcase New Zealand’s finest collection of classic, motorsports and performance cars to help raise money for charity. Car enthusiasts are being invited to revel among a fleet of 350 masterpieces including the cream of competition cars representing New Zealand’s motor-racing history and a wide
range of collector’s cars from across the country.
From a helicopter flight over Mt Taranaki to climbing the Hawera Water Tower, Taranaki’s Must Do Experiences are now represented on the pages of a cartoon-style regional map
produced by Venture Taranaki. Thousand of locals voted for Top 50 and local illustrator Shane Dunlop created a quirky cartoon icon to represent each. The brochure is available now
from Venture Taranaki, the region’s i-SITEs and from Taranaki’s tourism operators.
Tourism Northland has released its listing of main events for January to March 2011, including the annual Waipu Caledonian Games at Bream Bay on New Year’s Day; the
Wai Worri Woolshed Country Muster at Kaipara 01-02JAN; and the Summer Wine & Food Festival at Taipa Area School, Doubtless Bay on 02JAN.
Queenstown Airport has a new baggage terminal area. The $4m, 1470sqm extension, which has more than tripled the baggage capacity of the airport, opened last Friday to cope with the estimated 60% increase in international visitors and 10% domestic growth over the next year – with a total of one million passengers expected over 12 months.Read the full post
In a New Zealand banking first, Kiwis in need of Aussie cash will be able to withdraw what they need from one of BNZ’s ATMs located at 80 Queen Street in Auckland. It’s the first time a New Zealand bank ATM will stock Australian cash and is aimed to make things easier for anyone making the trip across the ditch. BNZ plan to extend this time-saving initiative and stock ATMs in all the main centres with Aussie dollars in the future.Read the full post