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The Conversation - What would sustainable tourism really mean for New Zealand? Let’s ask the river

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Resurgence Support Payment explained


Tēnā koutou,

The Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) is now open.

Wage Subsidy Audits

Tēnā koutou,

As you may be aware, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is undergoing audits of some applications made for the Wage Subsidy and Wage Subsidy Extension.

Resurgence Wage Subsidy

The COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy (RWS) opened 21 August at 1pm.

The subsidy runs for 2-weeks from the day you submit your application, and will be paid at a flat rate of:

Marketing your business for domestic tourism

On Thursday 11 June 2020, NZ Māori Tourism hosted a webinar with Tourism New Zealand to discuss how Māori tourism operators can market their business with Tourism NZ.

The discussion included:

Data on Māori Economic Activity

Data on Māori Economic Activity

Update on the data work for Māori Economic Activity

Te Hono ki Aotearoa screens in Aotearoa

Three free screenings of Te Hono ki Aotearoa by Dutch Kiwi filmmaker Jan Bieringa will take place throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Kaitiaki Adventures are finalists in two categories

Top tourism businesses named as Awards finalists

Press Release from TIA

Established tourism operators will go head to head with newer businesses in this year’s New Zealand Tourism Awards.

Tamaki Maori Village

Tamaki Maori Village seek General Manager

Voted the 7th best experience in the world by Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice award in 2018, Tamaki Maori Village is an iconic and most award-winning cultural attraction in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Pania's Pānui - 20 October 2017

I oho tātou i te ata nei ki te tētehi Kāwanatanga hōu. Me mihi ka tika ki a rātou, nga pāti tōrangapū, ko Reipa, ko nga Kākāriki rātou ko Aotearoa Tuatahi. Na rātou te Kāwanatanga hōu i kōkiritia. Harikoa ana mātou ki te mahi ngātahi ki te Kāwangatanga hōu.

Wednesday Letter: NZ Māori Tourism’s Pania Tyson-Nathan

This column was first published in Tourism Ticker

It’s Māori Language Week and NZ Māori Tourism’s chief executive, Pania Tyson-Nathan, tells us how learning the language is an ongoing journey and the value of Te Reo to tourism.

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Global Insights Conference

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Global Insights Conference is coming back to Auckland, playing host to leading tourism experts and international thought leaders from around the world on Friday, 29 September 2017 at Skycity.

Pania's Pānui - 23 June 2017

At the E Rere conference in Rotorua last week, the Māori Economy Investor Guide was launched.

Festival Programme for the 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour

Haere mai, welcome, to the official DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 festival programme.

NZ Māori Tourism Annual Report 2016

E rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou. Tēnā koutou e pānui nei te pūronga-ā-tau, o ngā kaupapa kua oti i Te Rōpu Tāpoi Māori o Aotearoa, i te tau kua pahure nei. Tēnā tātou katoa. 

Pania's Pānui - 3 February 2017

There are numerous Waitangi Day commemorations happening around the country this weekend - we will be in Waitangi and will catch up with many of you there.

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words

Nga mihi o te tau hou kia kotou – Happy New Year everyone!

The Dragon in the Room

Investment in New Zealand Tourism

Finding The Tourism Data You Need

We are constantly bombarded with information – finding the data and research that is relevant to you and your business and how to interpret it; yet few of us have the time or the knowledge to do so, yet we know it’s important.

Manuhiri and Manaaki at Māori Tourism Trade Day

New Zealand Māori Tourism led the organisation of the fourth Māori Tourism Trade Day in Auckland recently.

Why we have an annual Māori Tourism Trade Day

While TRENZ is a fantastic opportunity for many of our export-ready tourism businesses, there are some sectors which have formed their own Trade Shows, to focus specifically on their products. One of those is our own Māori Tourism Trade Day (MTTD).

Casting Off The Last Taboo

Halal Tourism – an opportunity for Māori tourism businesses?

Say the phrase ‘halal tourism’ to most people and they may be able to give you a couple of lines about what it means, but their understanding of what halal visitors need when they are touring countries may not be as clear.

Impressive Growth in Māori Tourism

Ngā mihi o te Tau Hou, and congratulations to the accommodation sector on your record numbers. It is probably one of the few areas in tourism where your volume is vitally important for the rest of the us.

Moving Beyond Sensational Headlines

What do Machu Picchu, The Great Wall, Uluru and the Acropolis have in common, aside from being culturally significant icons? Vehicle access is either limited or non-existent to the summit – visitors are required to walk what can sometimes be quite a difficult route.

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