In a Monty Python moment, Prime Minister John Key praised
himself as Minister of Tourism for doing a "wonderful job",
and said he planned to continue with the tourism portfolio.
Uncertainty over which Dunedin venue will host Rugby World
Cup 2011 matches has not hampered tournament ticket
applications, chief executive Martin Snedden said yesterday.
The former chief post office in Dunedin is being promoted as
a hotel venue to international and domestic buyers at a
tourism conference in Auckland.
Air New Zealand will boost transtasman flights to Queenstown
later this year, in an effort to promote the town as a summer
destination for Australians.
It is either the worst-kept secret or the best-relayed
rumour, but Queenstown is tipped to host the Tourism
Rendezvous New Zealand (Trenz) conference next year.
Three teenage boys have been singled out for praise by
police, following their rescue of a young woman involved in a
potentially life-threatening accident.
Tourism Dunedin will reassess its Sydney office following the
resignation of its Australian-based business development
Driving 1000km and lining-up for five hours gave Brian Keys,
of Napier, the right to be first in queue at the Regent
24-Hour Book Sale yesterday.
Of the more than 200 mining permits issued for Department of
Conservation land, one is from the department itself.
The Mt Stuart wind farm could be producing power within the
next 10 to 15 months, but first the company behind the South
Otago site needs to secure some wind turbines.
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