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3rd July 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Queenstown’s Shotover Jet reopens

Shotover Jet has returned to the Kimiākau (Shotover River), with dozens of New Zealanders kicking off the school holidays with a thrilling jet boat ride. The attraction is the only jet boating experience that can access the spectacular Shotover Canyons, with its twin-engine machines reaching speeds of 90 kilometres per hour and performing spins in…

1st July 2020
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Hollyford Track set to reopen for summer

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s three-day wilderness experience on the Hollyford Track in Fiordland is set to reopen in January 2021. The guided experience, run by Guided Walks New Zealand, was closed early in February due to unprecedented heavy rain and flooding that damaged the two private lodges on the track. It was then one of Ngāi…

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 Line and the support from Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio. The companies have partnered to deliver the ultimate glacier heli hike experience using the highly qualified…

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 of Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s 11 businesses had been temporarily paused beyond the nationwide lockdown until conditions allowed them to reopen. The jetboating attractions are the…

Tourism get $400 million cash injection in 2020 budget

The hard hit tourism industry has received a much needed $400 million cash injection in the 2020 budget. Finance Minister Grant Robertson made the announcement today in what’s being labelled as an unprecedented budget. Henare Te Aika-Puanaki with this story.

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Ngāi Tahu Tourism hit hard by
COVID-19

Ngāi Tahu Tourism will put 10 of its businesses into hibernation for the foreseeable future, with over 300 kaimahi losing their jobs as a consequence. Mike Pohio, Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Holdings, spoke exclusively to Tahu News about the devastating effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the iwi businesses and their kaimahi.

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6th May 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu Tourism change proposal decision

For decades now, Ngāi Tahu has been a tourism industry leader. We have built a strong, internationally recognised stable of businesses and experiences through years of hard work from talented and dedicated kaimahi. We remain firmly committed to the industry and upbeat about the future. Following robust consultation with our kaimahi and careful consideration of…

Written in the stars

The stars have aligned for Dark Sky Project, a bold new astro-tourism venture in Takapō. It’s the longstanding vision of the founders of Dark Sky Project’s predecessor Earth & Sky, Graeme Murray and Hide Ozawa, whose passion is to preserve and showcase the region’s famously dark skies. This purpose has new fulfilment through a joint venture with Ngāi Tahu Tourism.
The new building, named Rehua, boasts a multi-media indoor astronomy experience that combines science and tātai aroraki (Māori astronomy). A mana whenua working party ensured they were able to contribute to the project in a way that celebrated their time-honoured connection to Te Manahuna (the Mackenzie Basin).

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Making the Connection

“Making the connection” – this carefully formulated phrase signifies a shift in focus for Ngāi Tahu Tourism as they redefine their purpose to embrace the relationship between kaimahi, manuhiri, and iwi. This change of perspective, although in its early stages, has already resulted in Ngāi Tahu Tourism winning the He Kai Kei Aku Ringa award for Māori Excellence in Export at the New Zealand International Business Awards, awarded by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

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Te Ara Whakatipu

Earlier this year eleven Ngāi Tahu rangatahi experienced Te Ara Whakatipu a seven day hīkoi that follows in the footsteps of their ancestors, on an ancestral trail that travels from Whakatipu-wai-maōri through Whakatipu-katuka and down to Whakatipu-wai-tai. This is achieved through the support of Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio, Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka, Ngāi Tahu Tourism, the…

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