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NZ to invest $1.25 million into tourism and energy in Niue

Comments Off | 06-10-2014

Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will invest $1.25 million to support tourism and renewable energy in Niue.
“Tourism is the primary driver of economic development in Niue, creating jobs for locals, growing business and pumping foreign capital into the economy,” says Mr Key.
New Zealand will contribute $1 million over five years to [...]

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NZ to invest $1 million into Samoa’s tourism sector

Comments Off | 06-5-2014

Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will invest $1 million to help boost Samoa’s tourism sector.
“Tourism is critical to Samoa’s economy, contributing nearly a quarter of the country’s annual GDP.
“This funding will help the Samoa Tourism Authority to upgrade a number of important visitor attractions, and improve information and access to visitor [...]

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NZ to invest $1.25 million into tourism and energy in Niue

Comments Off | 06-5-2014

Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will invest $1.25 million to support tourism and renewable energy in Niue.
“Tourism is the primary driver of economic development in Niue, creating jobs for locals, growing business and pumping foreign capital into the economy,” says Mr Key.
New Zealand will contribute $1 million over five years to [...]

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Tourism fund opens for second round

Comments Off | 04-2-2014

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the opening of the second funding round of the Tourism Growth Partnership.
This $28 million Government incentive is available over four years and is aimed at boosting innovation and uplifting productivity in the tourism sector to ensure New Zealand gains more from international visitors’ spend.
This contestable funding [...]

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New appointment to New Zealand Tourism Board

Comments Off | 10-16-2013

The Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Mike O’Donnell as a member of the New Zealand Tourism Board.
Mr O’Donnell is the Chief Operating Officer for Trade Me, New Zealand’s largest online business; a business columnist; and Chairman of Positively Wellington Tourism.
Mr O’Donnell is resigning his Chairmanship to take up [...]

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PM calls for innovators in tourism

Comments Off | 07-1-2013

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today released criteria for applications for funds from the Tourism Growth Partnership, a new government initiative aimed at boosting innovation and lifting productivity in the tourism sector.
“Under the Tourism Growth Partnership, the government is making $28 million available over four years to support innovative projects that will create [...]

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Budget 2013: Partnering with NZ’s tourism businesses

Comments Off | 04-22-2013

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today released details of the $158 million of additional funding for tourism announced in a pre-Budget speech earlier this week.
As part of a larger internationally-focused growth package, the Government is investing significantly in tourism through Budget 2013.
This will include $28 million over four years to co-fund business innovation [...]

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Strong message sent to tourism retailers

Comments Off | 04-2-2013

Associate Tourism Minister Chris Tremain has welcomed the successful prosecution of two companies and two individuals convicted of mislabelling products that were sold to visiting Asian tourists.
The sentencing in the Auckland District Court resulted from charges brought by the Commerce Commission under the Fair Trading Act followed a multi-agency investigation in August 2011.
“This is a [...]

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Chilean Economy, Development & Tourism Minister visiting NZ this week

Comments Off | 03-25-2013

Chilean Economy, Development and Tourism Minister Pablo Longueira is visiting New Zealand this week to carry out discussions on education, Māori economic development and tourism.
Minister Longueira, who was invited to visit New Zealand by Prime Minister John Key during his recent Latin America trip, arrives today for a four-day visit. He will be accompanied by [...]

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Boost to Samoa’s tourism sector

Comments Off | 03-13-2013

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced New Zealand is providing $4 million to help Samoa’s tourism sector recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Evan.
“New Zealand and Samoa agree that a strong tourism sector is essential for employment opportunities, foreign exchange earnings and government revenue,” Mr McCully says.
“Early recovery for the tourism sector will [...]

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