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Regional tourism highlights: June

Posted on 26/06/2019 by

The government’s investment in rail transport could be a good thing for regional tourism.

At the end of each month, we bring you regional tourism highlights so you can stay up-to-date with airline, travel, and tourism news from around New Zealand.

It may be the first month of winter, but the New Zealand tourism industry continues to heat up – there’s been plenty of exciting news around the country.

Here are some of the top regional tourism headlines from June.

Exciting times as Budget Investment gets rail back on track

More money for rail transport is good news for New Zealand, says the chief executive of KiwiRail. 

Queenstown and Wanaka vote in favour of visitor levy

Over 80% of voters support the plan to impose a visitor levy in Queenstown and Wanaka. 

Backyard tourism: Police museum great Porirua drawcard

The police museum is well worth a visit to Porirua, says Piers Fuller in this edition of ‘Backyard tourism’. 

Fiordland lobster snaps China trade win

Fiordland Lobster Company was the Supreme winner at the New Zealand China Trade Association awards this month.

Tararua to receive $4.4 million for Dannevirke rail centre

Funding for the centre comes from the Provincial Growth Fund for Hawke’s Bay.

That’s all for this month. We’ll be back at the end of July with more updates. If you want to stay up-to-date in real time, please subscribe to our Industry News Bulletin.

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