David Loughrey

In Rotorua's steamy embrace

In Rotorua's steamy embrace

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.

UFB provides link to past

UFB provides link to past

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 streets.

From exhibit to 'living building'

From exhibit to 'living building'

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.

City urged to be clearer

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 tourism rise ahead of NZ trend

Dunedin tourism rise ahead of NZ trend

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.

Golf expanding tourism market

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.

Otago set to benefit from tourism growth

Otago set to  benefit from tourism growth

Thousands of new tourism jobs are expected in Otago in the next decade, and tourism industry figures say it is time to make money.

Need for language skills

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.

New home 'nightmare' for Mosgiel sisters

New home 'nightmare' for Mosgiel sisters

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.

Trenz attracts tourism buyers south

Trenz attracts tourism buyers south

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.