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Safety Tips While Traveling

We hope your time in New Zealand will be an opportunity to leave daily responsibilities at home, however with a few travel tips you can avoid longer-term headaches and challenges pertaining to cyber-security. New Zealand is a very safe country, but any International travel should be treated accordingly. Electronics: We suggest keeping packing as light…

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Manea- Footprints of Kupe Opens in the Northland

Newly opened last week, Manea ‘Footprints of Kupe’ is open for visitors to join a journey of discovery through the eyes of New Zealand’s first discoverer, Kupe, to Aotearoa and Hokianga. This is New Zealand’s first story, and one of national significance! Enjoy an authentic and interactive experience hosted and delivered by Kupe’s descendants, which connects you…

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Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery to Open 2021

By the time International visitors can visit New Zealand next year there should be a premium new art and cultural experience- scheduled to open at Christmas 2021. Located on the water in central Whangārei (roughly 2 hours north of Auckland) the Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery will appeal to art lovers and nature…

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2021 Predictions for New Zealand Travel

Greetings, It’s the end of 2020 and what a year it has been. Good riddance! Who would have thought we would be here a year ago? Hopefully by this time next year Covid will be in the rearview (or at least managed) and some of you will enjoying the beauty of the Antipodes. As we look…

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New Zealand Defeats CV19, So Where Do We Go from Here?

New Zealand today has reported that corona virus (CV19) has been “defeated” and that the number of new cases in the country has dwindled to a point that the government can begin to relax restrictions. This is fantastic news for the people of New Zealand, and for those who have friends in the country! We…

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Regional Spotlight: Hiking in The Coromandel – Karangahake Gorge

Located just south of the Coromandel peninsula, the Karangahake Gorge offers a nice day trip for hikers in transit between the Coromandel and Rotorua. Great for families, and for those interested in a bit of history of the region, this historic walkway is centered around an old railway line. Along the way are discarded remains…

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A Message from Tourism New Zealand & Our Team

For years Tourism New Zealand has assisted North American trade & travel partners. As a conduit to New Zealand- their team provides us with access to information as well as helping to bridge relationships for new accommodations, tours and guides throughout the country. And while nobody knows what ramifications CV19 will have on the global…

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Update on Corona Virus (COVID-19) in New Zealand

As of 28 Feb 2020 there has been one case of coronavirus in New Zealand. The person arrived from Iran via Bali and is being treated in Auckland City Hospital. Per a recent articel in The Guardian David Clark [Health Minister] said New Zealand was introducing strict travel bans on arrivals from Iran similar to…

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Pop-Up Bag Drop Off in Queenstown

Air New Zealand is apparently trying to make it easier to check luggage into flights for travelers in Queenstown. According to a recent report in Tourism Ticker, “Air New Zealand will introduce a pop-up check-in and bag drop service in downtown Queenstown on a three month trial.” This means that those flying with Air New…

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Te Koi At Bronte Wins Boutique Hotel Award

Bronte Estate

On the 6th of November the World Boutique Hotel Awards were held at a gala dinner in London. Winners across a number of categories were chosen from a list of more than 300 nominees in 80 countries. As part of the award process each property received a personal visit from a judge to ensure a…

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