Photos show tourist attraction Waiwera Thermal Resort falling into disrepair
The once-popular Waiwera Thermal Resort hot pools have been left in a decrepit state after the tourist attraction's abrupt closure.Waiwera Thermal Springs was shut a year ago for renovations, but there has been no work done on the...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 16 Feb 2019 | 6:41 pm

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Heather du Plessis-Allan: China will keep squeezing NZ
China knows how to hit the soft spot.We saw that in the trade war with Donald Trump. While the US president zeroed in on the country, that country zeroed in on him.China slapped tariffs on soybeans, whiskey and cranberries. They...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 16 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

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Rotorua hero Tawhanga Rika saves three Argentinean tourists in kayaks on lake
A Rotorua man has become a hero after saving three Argentinian tourists kayaking on Lake Rotorua.Tawhanga Rika was sitting down for dinner on January 17 overlooking the kayakers on the lake that washes up onto his back yard when...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 15 Feb 2019 | 6:30 pm

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National MP Mark Mitchell heads to Hong Kong amid cooling NZ-China relations
As cracks appear in New Zealand's relationship with China, National Party justice spokesman Mark Mitchell heads off on a Hong Kong-funded trip to the region tomorrow for a series of high-level meetings about justice issues.Meanwhile,...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 15 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

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New Zealand faces big fight winning back Chinese hearts and minds: academic
A Massey University academic who recently returned from studies in China and Taiwan says New Zealand is losing the fight for the hearts and minds of the Chinese consumer. Associate professor Henry Chung, who specialises in international...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 14 Feb 2019 | 10:51 pm

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How to repair damage to 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism
Figures out today show the Chinese tourist growing at 7.3 per cent - more than twice the rate of overall market - but reports of tension between Wellington and Beijing is worrying the industry.While one tourism leader says there's...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 14 Feb 2019 | 6:20 pm

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New Zealand's tourism industry is facing backlash following rocky relationship with China
China is turning up the heat on New Zealand, threatening our booming tourism industry will take a lashing on the back of the Huawei saga.An article published in the English version of China's People's Daily newspaper suggests New...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 14 Feb 2019 | 6:20 am

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ATEED responds to SkyCity delays, says Auckland can still deliver
Auckland's conference champion says this city still has New Zealand's largest conference venues and although it is disappointed about SkyCity delays, the city can still host events for up to 2300 people.Anna Hayward, convention...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 13 Feb 2019 | 8:07 pm

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Thousands of delegates hit by SkyCity's convention centre delays
Nearly 8000 delegates won't be able to gather at the $703 million NZ International Convention Centre early next year but SkyCity Entertainment Group remains unconcerned about financial penalties for construction delays.Figures previously...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 13 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

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SkyCity convention centre won't open till second-half of 2020
SkyCity Entertainment Group has announced its $700 million-plus international convention centre will not open until the second half of next year, despite having bookings for thousands of delegates before that date.It has also just...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 12 Feb 2019 | 1:57 pm

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Audrey Young: Relationship with China a diplomatic mess
COMMENT One of Jacinda Ardern's responses to the deteriorating relationship with China was to pledge that she would continue to exercise an independent foreign policy – implying that it is somehow under threat.That is a rather...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 12 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

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Fran O'Sullivan: Chinese relations must get back on track
COMMENT: Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis should be on the first plane up to China to sort out the debacle over the launch of the China New Zealand Year of Tourism.He should expect to meet directly with his counterpart and the heads...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 12 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

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Government forced on the defensive over relationship with China
The Government has been forced on the defensive over its diplomatic relationship with China as a number of issues, which the Opposition says are threatening relations between the two nations, continue to mount. But Foreign Minister...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 12 Feb 2019 | 12:00 pm

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Result preview: Focus on convention centre as investors contemplate SkyCity result
NZX-listed SkyCity Entertainment Group will tomorrow release its half-yearly result and give an update on progress on the troubled $700 million-plus NZ International Convention Centre in Auckland.Results for the half-year period...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Tourism & Leisure Industries | 11 Feb 2019 | 9:25 pm

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