Shawn McAvinue says as he and his wife leave their children with her parents in Dunedin and head off for a weekend in Waitaki.
A South Island woman's cancelled flights were quickly refunded by her airline, but the money went to a travel agency that has now filed for insolvency.
The travel agency firm has already lost half of its 1200-strong workforce due to the Covid pandemic - now more job losses look likely.
Fiordland locals are being encouraged to help stimulate the visitor economy by inviting family and friends to visit.
The early Maori occupation of Tarras should have been considered by Christchurch Airport before it bought farmland for a proposed new airport, a tourist operator says.
Motorists are being warned to expect "significant delays" when crossing the Waimakariri Bridge due to resurfacing work.
A Christchurch couple who had to cancel their big OE are now fighting to get their money back from a travel agent but may have to take a big hit.
Air New Zealand has outlined Covid-19 safety measures amid fears about the risk of infection from aircrew.
Multiple flights from Auckland will arrive in Christchurch, Queenstown, Dunedin and Southland today despite the level 3 Covid restrictions in place in the city.
Over the next eight weeks we will showcase great spots around the South Island as we are making great strides to see more of our own backyards through the eyes of locals. After all, there is nothing like getting travel advice from a local. Quentin Currall, of Lawrence, explains why you should visit his home town
Christchurch bus passengers are being urged to avoid travelling at peak times after the move to alert level 2 from noon on Wednesday.
The trial programme to install electronic signs across Christchurch that tell motorists how fast they’re going has been put on hold.
Harrowing CCTV footage released by Kiwirail shows Kiwis' near misses with trains as the organisation campaigns for Rail Safety Week.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hopes a travel bubble with the Cooks Islands will be up and running by the end of this year.
Some New Zealand cancer patients are going without potentially life-saving treatment because of rising Covid-19 cases in Melbourne.
Christchurch’s reawakened tourist draws offer a fresh safari of sights and experiences, as Mike Yardley discovered on a post-lockdown exploration of his hometown.