The microcosm of the Trenz tourism conference in Rotorua
this week gave David Loughrey a very nice, if somewhat
skewed, view of the North Island centre.
A Dunedin archaeology company is discovering fragments of the
avenues and alleyways of the city's past, as ultra-fast
broadband (UFB) installation sparks plenty of digging on city
The meeting house, or wharenui, that spent 70 years at the
Otago Museum in Dunedin as an exhibit has been restored to
its former glory, and is now a ''living building'' used by
its Ngati Awa community.
Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon says
Dunedin needs to do a better job of presenting a clear
picture of what it can offer tourists.
Dunedin has already experienced the upswing in tourism that
has been the talk of the Trenz conference in Rotorua, and
operators say the response from overseas buyers for local
products is strong.
A rapidly growing international golf tourism market should
bring benefits to Otago, with courses in Central Otago and
Dunedin being given a push by Tourism New Zealand.
Thousands of new tourism jobs are expected in Otago in the
next decade, and tourism industry figures say it is time to
Language skills will be essential for Otago job seekers
looking at joining the tourism industry, and benefiting from
thousands of new jobs expected in the next 10 years.
Two Mosgiel sisters say they have been living in a friend's
sleepout for more than a year because extensive repairs were
required on their newly built Stonewood Home.
A major tourism conference next week in Rotorua is already
benefiting Dunedin, as the first of seven international
travel agents visit the city to see what it has to offer.
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