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Applications now open for Tourism Infrastructure Fund 01 March 2022

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund is now open for applications from councils to address infrastructure needs related to tourism.

Events Transition Support Payment scheme extended and expanded 12 February 2022

The Events Transition Support Payment scheme (ETSP), introduced in November 2021 to give event organisers financial certainty to host large scale events over summer, will be extended from 4 April 2022 to 31 January 2023 and expanded to include business events.

Reconnecting New Zealand – next steps 03 February 2022

The Government has announced its plans to gradually reopen New Zealand’s border this year.

Protecting New Zealand’s maritime security 01 February 2022

The Maritime Security Strategy: Te Kaitiakitanga o Tangaroa ensures New Zealand has a maritime security sector that is able to continue to secure New Zealand’s marine economic, cultural and environmental interests for future generations.

New border exception to support rapidly growing tech sector 13 December 2021

The Government has announced today a new border class exception for the technology sector, to support this rapidly growing industry to bring in overseas talent where it is most needed.

Funding boost for Great Rides 01 December 2021

13 Great Rides will receive a share of $850,000 investment from Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trails Fund it was confirmed today.

Changes are coming to freedom camping 30 November 2021

People who freedom camp to take in the sights of New Zealand are encouraged to come up to speed with the new requirements being phased in from next year.

Regenerative tourism focus for industry partnership 17 November 2021

The next steps in the tourism industry’s recovery, announced today, involves a partnership between industry, workers and government.

Survey of New Zealand arrivals since the onset of COVID-19 helps assess economic impact 21 October 2021

MBIE has completed a survey of recent arrivals to New Zealand that collected data on the characteristics and intentions of people arriving in Aotearoa New Zealand since the onset of COVID-19.

Getting the Great Rides back on track following wild winter weather 01 October 2021

Winter storms and flooding in June and July severely damaged some of New Zealand’s 22 Great Rides, which are part of Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trails network.