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18th September 2020
Posted under: Pānui

Double National Kiwi Hatchery celebration on the cards

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to manuhiri (visitors) in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching of its first kiwi chick of the season. The hatchery will reopen – with adjusted operating hours and tour times to accommodate the domestic market – on Saturday 26 September thanks to funding…

8th September 2020
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The Station acquisition further cements Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s commitment to Queenstown

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has taken full ownership of The Station booking and information hub in central Queenstown as it looks to create a presence for its reopened tourism experiences, including Shotover Jet. The Station, on the corner of Shotover and Camp streets in the town centre, has been a highly visible part of Queenstown’s tourism…

3rd September 2020
Posted under: Pānui

All Blacks Experience to open in December 2020

The exciting new All Blacks Experience in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) is gearing up to welcome manuhiri (visitors) from 2 December 2020. Construction on the New Zealand Rugby and Ngāi Tahu Tourism joint venture is nearly complete with the final phases of the fit-out on track for the opening despite recent COVID-19 alert level restrictions. All…

7th August 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism receives STAPP funding

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has received a total of $1.95 million in grants from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP) for four of its businesses, including the Dark Sky Project joint venture. Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Hot Pools, Dark Sky Project in Takapō (Tekapo) and the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua each received $500,000,…

3rd July 2020
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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
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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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