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Covid-19 has caused economic pain throughout the country, but nowhere more than the lower South Island where the number of people on the Jobseeker benefit has increased. Unsurprisingly tourist mecca Queenstown...

Opponents of the proposed international airport at Tarras have been allotted 10 minutes in which to express their concerns to Christchurch city councillors. Council-owned Christchurch International Airport Ltd has spent $45million...

Freedom camping isn’t free. If the campers aren’t paying for power and toilets at facilities built for them, ratepayers are picking up the tab for parking spaces and cleaning up after...

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has labelled a move by Christchurch City Council to profit from the district a “predatory activity” designed, he says, to attack the value of Queenstown Airport....

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has hinted a solution is coming for worker shortages faced by New Zealand’s under-pressure tourism sector. Desperate Queenstown tourism operators have called on the Government to extend...

Labour’s new Tourism Minister Stuart Nash hit the ground running in Queenstown today, flagging big changes to the industry that include a ban on non-self-contained camper vans, a tough stance on companies that...

We’re kidding ourselves if we think we can continue to ship goods and fly the way we have been, Climate Change Commission chairman Dr Rod Carr says. Carr was asked about...

The tourism industry is welcoming its new minister’s plans to ensure ratepayers and taxpayers are not footing the bill left behind by international visitors. Photo: RNZ / Tess Brunton Newly-appointed Tourism Minister...

New Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has delivered a blunt message to tourism operators, saying there will be no return to a pre-Covid “business as usual” – and proposing a “reset” targeting...

The new Tourism Minister has announced New Zealanders will no longer subsidise international visitors to the extent they have in the past. Stuart Nash has unveiled four key themes he will...