Top Unique Stays in New Zealand for that Amazing Kiwi Hospitality

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Top Unique Stays in New Zealand for that Amazing Kiwi Hospitality

Experience Kiwi hospitality with these unique homestays and experience to live like a local in New Zealand!

Tourism New Zealand Ushers in the Māori New Year with Celebrity Chef James Won

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Tourism New Zealand Ushers in the Māori New Year with Celebrity Chef James Won

Tourism New Zealand celebrated Matariki, the Māori New Year, in Kuala Lumpur today, with a first-ever collaboration with Chef James Won, conceptualising a unique lunch featuring a fusion of Malaysian and New Zealand cuisine.

The Haka: More than just a Dance of War

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The Haka: More than just a Dance of War

Haka is generally the first thing that comes to mind when people think of New Zealand’s infamousrugby team the All Blacks

International Visitors are Spending More in New Zealand

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International Visitors are Spending More in New Zealand

International visitors in New Zealand are spending more while they’re in the country, such that tourism spend has outgrown international visitor arrival numbers.

5 Best Ways to Enjoy Getting Around in New Zealand

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5 Best Ways to Enjoy Getting Around in New Zealand

From self-driving to relaxing aboard a scenic rail journey, Malaysian visitors can enjoy multiple choices of transportation in New Zealand.

Tourism New Zealand Invites Malaysian Frontline Agents to Destination Training

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Tourism New Zealand Invites Malaysian Frontline Agents to Destination Training

Tourism New Zealand invites Malaysian frontline travel agents to attend a destination training session in Kuala Lumpur on 29 August 2018.

New Zealand Bungy Pioneer Unveils World-First Catapult Experience

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New Zealand Bungy Pioneer Unveils World-First Catapult Experience

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand co-founder Henry van Asch today (8 August) revealed a new world-first adventure tourism experience – the Nevis Catapult – in the remote Nevis Valley near Queenstown, New Zealand.

New Zealand’s Refreshed Halal Food Guide Aims to Better Cater to the Needs of Muslim Travellers

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New Zealand’s Refreshed Halal Food Guide Aims to Better Cater to the Needs of Muslim Travellers

Tourism New Zealand has launched an updated version of its Halal Food Guide in a bid to improve the overall visitor experience for Muslim travellers and provide them with a more comprehensive overview of halal culinary options around the country. Since the launch of the Halal Food Guide in 2016, the 2017/18 edition now includes 289 more restaurants and cafes. This is an increase of 51% more listings from the previous edition, which are either halal-certified or offering vegetarian/vegan cuisine, in new regions such as Whangarei and Marlborough. Travellers can also use the guide to identify halal-certified grocery stores and takeaway outlets. The guide was curated in partnership with the Kiwi Muslim Directory and the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand […]

Auckland’s Harbour Bridge Transformed by Lights for Waitangi Day

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Auckland’s Harbour Bridge Transformed by Lights for Waitangi Day

Auckland’s iconic harbour bridge will be lit up for New Zealand’s national day, Waitangi Day. Waitangi Day celebrates the signing of the founding document, The Treaty of Waitangi on February 6 1840. The Auckland Harbour Bridge will put on an audio-visual display of stunning Māori imagery and sounds throughout the weekend to mark this occasion. The Waitangi Vector Lights kicks off Friday night from 9pm, and then every 30 minutes until midnight. Vector Lights will run this right through to Waitangi Day on Tuesday February 6. Vector and Auckland Council have collaborated with Ngati Manuhiri, an Auckland iwi (tribe), to bring to life their unique korero (story) that connects their people to Tamaki Makaurau Auckland and the celebration of New Zealand’s national day. Each year a different Auckland tribe (of which […]

Birthday Celebrations At Hobbiton Movie Set For International Hobbit Day In New Zealand

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Birthday Celebrations At Hobbiton Movie Set For International Hobbit Day In New Zealand

New Zealand, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017: Hairy feet and lembas bread will be the order of the day at Hobbiton Movie Set today (22 September) as they celebrate International Hobbit Day. Happy Hobbits are set to party, celebrating not only International Hobbit Day but the birthdays of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. An ‘unexpected party’ of fans will take a guided tour of the Shire at dusk experiencing the Hobbiton Movie Set as the sun sets over the Matamata countryside. The group will meander through the 12 acre site in the Waikato region on New Zealand’s North Island, recounting the details of how the movie set was created. Arriving at The Green Dragon Inn in front of open fires, visitors will be able to toast […]

Malaysians Enjoy Exploring The World Through Food: Survey

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Malaysians Enjoy Exploring The World Through Food: Survey

MALAYSIA, 14 August 2017: Malaysians’ passion for food is a key focus even while away on holiday. A survey conducted by BlackBox Research for Tourism New Zealand found that eight in 10 (80 per cent) Malaysians rank indulging in a country’s local delicacies as the activity they enjoy doing most when on holiday in a different country. The survey of 1,000 respondents also revealed that 50 per cent of Malaysian travellers appreciate the quality time spent with family and friends while holidaying, followed by basking in nature’s beauty (43 per cent) and relaxing by the beach (43 per cent). Tourism New Zealand’s Regional Manager for South and South East Asia, Mr Steven Dixon, said the love for food Malaysians have is something the people […]