Wairoa’s Destination Playground set for additions

Wairoa’s popular Destination Playground, already a hit with local children, is about to get another upgrade. Stage two of the project will start this week with the installation of five picnic tables, CCTV signage and anti-climb guards to keep youngsters safe by preventing them from climbing the outside of the large rocket slide. As the

NZ the new boat people destination

The Herald reports: The Labour-led Government’s offer to take 150 asylum seekers is being blamed for an escalation in people-smuggling operations with New Zealand being marketed as a “back door” into Australia. The Australian is reporting fears the latest Manus Island resettlement offer has sparked an increase in “chatter” in recent months with New Zealand mentioned as

Wairoa’s new destination playground flying fox a hit

Having something that Hastings and Napier do not have is a point of pride for Te Wairoa – and right now that point of pride is the Flying Fox at the new Wairoa Destination Playground. Wairoa District Council councillor and Yroa Ynot youth project facilitator Moira Barber said the $750,000 playground opened just before Christmas,

New Zealand becoming destination of choice for tennis players

DAVID LONG Last updated 05:00, December 24 2017 PHOTOTEK Sebastian Lavie didn’t reach the heights he wanted to as a player. Auckland has become a home for tennis players from the northern hemisphere, looking for a good base before the start of the 2018 season. Former New Zealand Davis Cup player Sebastian Lavie has had the

$2.4m for Destination Rotorua brings big money into city

Destination Rotorua received $2.4 million from the Rotorua Lakes Council to boost economic and tourism growth in the region. But that contribution helped pump hundreds of millions into the city, new figures show. Last year Destination Rotorua merged and became a single council-controlled organisation with Rotorua Economic Development, Destination Rotorua Marketing and Grow Rotorua to

World Travels Lead to Book on Self-Awareness

Business Innovation Expert’s Debut Book is Top-Ranked on It took me traveling around the world, getting away from all the external noise and having the space to connect with others in meaningful ways to change my conversations.” — Ida Abdalkhani, Founder & Chief Catalyzer at Ability to Engage ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES ,

Destination Rotorua’s tourism roadshow wows Australians

Destination Rotorua and a large group of local tourism operators have spent the past week on a road show visiting the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. According to Destination Rotorua the 2017 Rotorua Tourism Roadshow was a “resounding success” with hundreds of Australian agents and travel decision influencers attending functions over the course of

High Ratings for New Zealand as a Travel Destination

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 10:03 amPress Release: New Zealand Government High ratings for New Zealand as a travel destination International visitors rate New Zealand very highly as a destination, with 96 per cent saying their trip met or exceeded expectations, according to a new report released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

NZ town named top cruise destination

Akaroa has been named the top-rated cruise destination in Australia and New Zealand in findings based on passenger reviews. It won the accolade in the second Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards – which celebrates the feedback of passengers posted to its website. The awards name the most desirable cruise destinations across 15 regions all