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.
The BOW team have been working hard to look at all options to deliver this iconic event to our community, ensuring we are working within the current protection framework and still delivering a great experience for everyone. Balloons over Waikato is a little different from other events, in that we do not rely on ticket sales and attendees, which current restrictions of 100 person limits have forced the many event cancellations we have seen over the previous few weeks.
With the departure of chief executive Jason Dawson, the Board of Hamilton & Waikato Tourism (HWT) is pleased to announce that Development Manager Nicola Greenwell has been appointed as Interim General Manager, effective 3 February 2022.
The devastating impact of the pandemic on Aotearoa New Zealand’s tourism industry has been officially measured for the first time, with today’s release of the Tourism Satellite Account for the year ended March 2021.