The tourism industry warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the Prime Minister that the opening date for visa-required travellers to enter New Zealand is being brought forward to 31 July 2022 – and that pre-departure testing would be dropped by the same date.
After two years of closed maritime borders, today’s news that cruise ships can return to Aotearoa’s waters without restrictions from 31 July has been greeted with a sense of cautious optimism and relief, says the New Zealand Cruise Association.
Victoria on the River and Garden Place is turning the volume up for a super Saturday of live music and art with two free concerts. Saw Wave and Downtown Sounds concerts organised by the Hamilton Live Music Trust and friends will be celebrating NZ Music Month in style with some of NZ and Hamilton Kirikiriroa’s best local bands performing.
The inaugural Mauri of the Maunga Gala Dinner & Auction will be launched on Thursday, 9 June 2022, and will help raise the significant funds required to relocate the kākāpō and create a safe and secure environment by modifying the existing fence.
Government funding to support tourism businesses in five South Island regions to prepare for the return of international visitors is welcome but must be extended across the motu, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.