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Top Melbourne chef star of new Wellington tourism campaign

A top Kiwi-born, Aussie-based chef is fronting Wellington’s new tourism campaign in Australia, which aims to lure travelers across the ditch for a weekend of food and wine.

Jet Park Hotel Hamilton Airport achieves Qualmark 4-Star

We’re pleased to announce that Jet Park Hotel Hamilton Airport has recently gained a Qualmark 4-Star rating with Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award.

Plant Based Fakeaway tipped to be top ood trend this NZ summer says Gardein

Increasing choice at supermarkets means Kiwis are recreating their favourite takeaways at home - even fish and chips!

gardein, one of the world’s best known meat-free brands, is expecting plant-based fakeaway to be one of the hottest food trends in New Zealand this summer.

Creative Communities funding round opens

Applications for the first of this year’s Creative Communities Scheme funding rounds opens on February 3.

Provided by Creative New Zealand, the aim of the fund is to increase the range, diversity and participation in the arts in the community.

Double cruise visit to Port Nelson

In a first for the region, Nelson will see the arrival of two simultaneous cruise ships on Sunday 26 January. Between the two vessels, the Regent Seven Seas Voyager and the Maasdam of the Holland America Line, they will bring over 1800 high value passengers plus crew to the region.

Save up to US$2000 per couple on new American BBQ themed river cruises

Nothing beats an authentic American BBQ in the mid-west - and for a limited time, the American Queen Steamboat Company is offering Kiwis savings of up to US$2000 per couple on an eight-night ‘American BBQ Challenge Cruise’. The deal is valid for bookings made before March 31, 2020.

Selwyn recognised as welcoming community

Selwyn has become one of the first places in the country to be recognised as a welcoming community for its efforts to support newcomers to the region.

Seaweek celebrations - I am the sea, the sea is me

Seaweek is happening from Saturday 29 th February to Sunday 8 th March 2020! The theme for Seaweek this year is: Connecting with our Seas, Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au - I am the sea, the sea is me.

Drop-in and hear about Whangamata's boardwalk project

A public drop-in session on the proposed boardwalk running along Whangamata’s beachfront is being held on Monday 27 January.

Sarah Ewing from NZ named the best Heineken bartender in the world

Ten of the world’s best bartenders showcased their draught pouring skills during the Heineken® Global Bartender Final in Amsterdam.