Tourism Industry News

News from NZ Māori Tourism and Māori tourism experiences around Aotearoa New Zealand

Alert Level & Māori Tourism updates

Tēnā tātou katoa,

In this pānui:

  • Alert level updates

  • Karakia

  • TNZ: Gift voucher hub

  • IR: Tax due date 4 November

  • Wage Subsidy #5

  • Cybersmart week - 18-24 October 

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Recruiting

Alert Level updates


  • Moves to Alert Level 2 at 11:59PM on Tuesday 19 October (tonight)


  • Remains in Alert Level 3. Settings reviewed on Friday 22 October


  • Remains in Alert Level 3 and with current restrictions in place for the next two weeks.
  • Indoor gatherings are not allowed.
  • Stick to your household bubble. Catch-ups can only occur outdoors. Be masked and distanced and no more than 10 people from two households at any one time.

Remainder of NZ

  • NZ, outside of level 3 restrictions, remain in Alert Level 2.

Friday announcements: COVID Protection Framework

The plan is to now establish a vaccination target for Auckland and NZ to move into and start easing restrictions. This is called the COVID Protection Framework and will be discussed by the PM this coming Friday 22 October 2021.

For more information on daily COIVD-19 cases and vaccines, click here.
For information about operating at Alert Levels, click here.


Karakia continues every Monday and Friday at 7am. These sessions are intimate and rich with pūrākau and karakia, told in reo Māori and reo Pākehā. If you’re up for some insightful, deep and rich kōrero to fill your kete, nau mai whakapiri mai! The zoom link is here:

Tourism New Zealand: Gift Voucher Hub

Tourism New Zealand is encouraging New Zealanders to gift travel experiences this Christmas, giving their loved ones the chance to make the most of their summer.

If your business offers gift vouchers for your product(s), you can now submit your gift voucher information to feature as part of the campaign on  This activity will run until 25 December and is applicable to Qualmark and non-Qualmark members.

Click here to check out the Gifting hub page and click here for all the information you need to get involved, including instructions and FAQs.

IR: Tax Due Date

A reminder that Inland Revenue is closing its system from 3pm Thursday 21 October until Thursday 28 October for its final ‘Business Transformation’ – IR’s upgrade of its system, processes and organisations.

Tax filing due date has been extended to 4 November 2021 as a result of this.

If you can’t pay your tax on time or in full due to COVID-19, Inland Revenue may be able to help you by cancelling penalties and interest.

If you’re a myIR user or employer, note that all drafts saved for returns or secure mail in myIR need to be finalised and submitted by 3pm Thursday 21 October, otherwise they will be deleted as they can’t be transferred as part of the closedown process.

If you have any pātai, please contact ngā Kaitakawaenga Māori by clicking here.

Wage Subsidy #5

Open for two weeks from 15 October to 28 October. Click here to find out more.

Cybersmart Week: 18 – 24 October

A cybersecurity expert is warning SMEs that ‘smishing’ (a form of phishing – a cybercrime where individuals pose as legitimate institutions over email – but is particular to a text message or phone number) could target employees’ phones to access company systems. For more information on how to keep yourself safe, read cybersecurity expert Daniel Watson’s tips here.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds – recruiting

Head of Planning and Operations
Waitangi Treaty Grounds has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced senior leader to join the team at Aotearoa’s most important historic site. Click here to read more and apply.

Noho ora mai,

NZ Māori Tourism.

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