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9th November 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Rotorua’s favourite farm show back for Christmas

Agrodome, a unique farm experience set in Rotorua, is re-opening just in time for the summer holidays. The much-loved attraction which features farm shows, farm tours and an adorable animal…

18th October 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Shotover Jet gifts free trips to essential workers

Essential workers in Queenstown have been gifted free Shotover Jet rides as a way of recognising their contribution on the frontlines. Jet Boat Operations General Manager Jolanda Cave says Shotover…

Life in the USA – A Grim Reality

When things are going wrong in America I hear from people: are you all right, what is really happening over there, when are you coming home? “It is beyond me why you have stayed this long, ” wrote a friend I have known since high school. “He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata,” I write back.

Tonight, people are rioting in Minnesota, the first state I lived in as a 17-year-old exchange student. People are rioting in Georgia, the state I call home. In Minneapolis, a police officer knelt on the neck of a black man until he could no longer breathe. Say his name – George Floyd. In Glynn County, Georgia, an ex-detective and his son have been charged, three months after killing a black man out for a run. Say his name – Ahmaud Arbery. They are not the first or the last, just the latest victims of modern-day lynching. Police kill people of colour in the US. There is no pause for a pandemic. This is the country I have lived in for 18 years and the country I am preparing to leave.

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19th June 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Franz Josef Glacier guided hikes set to return

Guided adventures on the Franz Josef Glacier will resume in time for the school holidays, thanks to a collaboration between Ngāi Tahu Tourism, the Department of Conservation and The Helicopter…

28th May 2020
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Hukafalls Jet and Shotover Jet set to reopen

Two Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses are set to soon reopen – Hukafalls Jet in Taupō and Shotover Jet in Queenstown. Due to the significant impacts of COVID-19, operations at 10…