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Breaking News: Earthquake hits Cook Strait, New Zealand

Earthquake Breaking News: Earthquake hits Cook Strait, New Zealand

By eTN Staff Writer

(eTN) – Cook Strait, located between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, has been struck by a 6.9 Richter Scale earthquake, the United States Geological Survey has said.

Tourism New Zealand hopes golf will attract higher spending visitors

Golf Tourism In New Zealand Tourism New Zealand hopes golf will attract higher spending visitors

Tourism New Zealand is hoping to double the number of international tourists who come here to play golf as part of a new strategy to attract higher spending visitors.

Auckland about to face zombie tourism

Building a New Zealand-based zombie tourism company Auckland about to face zombie tourism

Raising money to raise the dead is the aim of a trio of Australians intent on building a New Zealand-based zombie tourism company.

Father of UK tourist killed in plane crash blasts New Zealand's tourism safety record

Fox Glacier tragedy Father of UK tourist killed in plane crash blasts New Zealand's tourism safety record

The father of a British man killed in the Fox Glacier tragedy says the Government has failed to improve the safety of adventure tourism and New Zealand remains "more dangerous than it should ...

New Zealand's March tourist numbers highest ever recorded

Tourism New Zealand New Zealand's March tourist numbers highest ever recorded

New Zealand's tourist numbers are up, thanks in part to an early Easter, the England cricket team's tour of the country and marketing campaigns centred on the release of The Hobbit.

New Zealand tourism chiefs vow to "hunt as a pack"

New Zealand Tourism New Zealand tourism chiefs vow to "hunt as a pack"

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Tourism leaders will "hunt as a pack" to bring extra visitors to the country, Tourism Industry Association chief executive Martin Snedden said today.

New Zealand PM announces $158 million tourism package

New Zealand to target high-end tourists New Zealand PM announces $158 million tourism package

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says a $158 million tourism package mainly for marketing overseas will need to be matched by new infrastructure - including convention centres - if the plan is ...

Credit card spending by Chinese in New Zealand up by almost a third

Chinese Tourism To New Zealand Credit card spending by Chinese in New Zealand up by almost a third

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Credit card spending by Chinese visitors in New Zealand last year was up by almost a third from its 2011 level, offsetting declining spending by tourists from other ...

New Zealand extends length of tourist visas for Chinese visitors

Chinese Tourism To New Zealand New Zealand extends length of tourist visas for Chinese visitors

New Zealand is making it easier for Chinese tourists to visit by extending the length of visitor visas, Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key announced in China today.

New Zealand cracks down on sale of fake goods to tourists

Selling faked goods to tourists brings hefty fines New Zealand cracks down on sale of fake goods to tourists

Two New Zealand companies run by a father and son have been slapped with big fines after selling faked goods that cost little to produce to tourists for thousands of dollars.

Tourists tell police public urination is common in Spain

Spanish tourists: It's OK to pee in public in Spain Tourists tell police public urination is common in Spain

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand - Two female Spanish tourists arrested for urinating in the Queenstown KFC driveway this morning responded with surprise, telling police public urination was common in ...

Tourism logo from New Zealand called "pornographic"

Tourism logo criticized for being everything from lewd to looking like "Loch Ness monster on legs" Tourism logo from New Zealand called "pornographic"

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Ever put in hard hours on a creative project and finished it to the satisfaction of everyone involved, only to have the whole thing derailed by bizarre complaints that ...

New Zealand's tourist spending hits 12-year low

New Zealand Tourism New Zealand's tourist spending hits 12-year low

The high New Zealand dollar has been partly blamed for a sharp dip in international visitor spending to its lowest level since 2001.

Chinese tourist impaled by fence pole in NZ bus crash

Tourist Injured Near Rotorua Chinese tourist impaled by fence pole in NZ bus crash

A 17-year-old tourist has been impaled in the chest by a fence post after the bus he was a passenger in crashed in the Fitzgerald Glade, near Rotorua.

Antarctic eco-tourism spiked in past decade

Antarctic tourism Antarctic eco-tourism spiked in past decade

Prime Minister John Key heads to the ice this week to inspect New Zealand's activities, joining more than 50,000 people who now visit the frozen continent every year as part of a surge in ...

Tourism New Zealand goes after Chinese tourists

Premier Kiwi Partnership Program Tourism New Zealand goes after Chinese tourists

Tourism New Zealand says it is looking to generate greater value from the burgeoning Chinese market, with its new Premier Kiwi Partnership (PKP) program targeting those travelers likely to spend ...

NZ police wants tourist warned after visitor killed in car crash

Another tourist dies in New Zealand crash NZ police wants tourist warned after visitor killed in car crash

TE ANAU, New Zealand - Te Anau police want car rental companies to put "reminder notices" in their cars for overseas drivers, after another tourist was killed in a crash near Milford Sound on ...

Chinese tourists conned by rogue Auckland tour operator

Auckland, New Zealand Chinese tourists conned by rogue Auckland tour operator

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - A group of Chinese tourists say a rogue tour operator in Auckland promised them visits to farms, geyser parks and buffet dinners - but instead took them to free public ...

Agoda.com celebrates destination New Zealand with special hotel deals

growing number of international travelers are choosing New Zealand Agoda.com celebrates destination New Zealand with special hotel deals

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is celebrating the growing number of international travelers that are ...

New Zealand bids to increase number of Chinese visitors

Chinese tourism to New Zealand New Zealand bids to increase number of Chinese visitors

Two hundred and fifty of China's leading tourism workers are in Auckland as New Zealand bids to increase the number of Chinese tourists coming here.

Tourism New Zealand's online campaign goes live today

Tourism NZ 100% Middle Earth campaign Tourism New Zealand's online campaign goes live today

Tourism New Zealand's online campaign which rides on the potential success of the new Hobbit film goes live today.

Chinese tourists outnumber US visitors in New Zealand

Chinese Tourism To New Zealand Chinese tourists outnumber US visitors in New Zealand

It is the year of the dragon for Chinese tourists coming to New Zealand with numbers up almost 40 percent in the year to September.

New Zealand tourism must embrace cruise industry

New Zealand Cruise Industry New Zealand tourism must embrace cruise industry

A cruise industry leader says tourist operators worried that short-stay visitors from ships are hurting business will have to adapt.

New Zealand expects over 200000 cruise tourists

NZ Cruise Industry New Zealand expects over 200000 cruise tourists

Cruise ship visitors spent about $132 million in New Zealand in the past season, and passenger numbers are expected to jump 20 percent in the coming season, breaking the 200,000 mark for the first ...

Christchurch launches campaign to lure back Australian tourists

Christchurch Reimagined Tourism Campain Christchurch launches campaign to lure back Australian tourists

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Christchurch is launching a campaign to lure Australian visitors back to the earthquake-ravaged city, the same day New Zealanders are being urged to dive under their ...

New Zealand's short-term arrivals rise

Tourism to New Zealand New Zealand's short-term arrivals rise

New Zealand's short-term arrivals rose last month from a year earlier as more Australians and Chinese visitors trumped last year's pick-up from the Rugby World Cup.

French tourists fined for stealing books in Christchurch

French tourists steal books from Cristchurch public library French tourists fined for stealing books in Christchurch

Two French tourists have admitted stealing nine books and two historic maps worth about $15,000 from a public library in Christchurch.

Tongariro eruptions trigger tourist cancellations

Tongariro National Park Tongariro eruptions trigger tourist cancellations

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Foreign tourists wary of more eruptions on Mt Tongariro have begun to cancel their bookings.

China on verge of becoming New Zealand's second-biggest tourist market

Chinese Tourism To New Zealand Soars China on verge of becoming New Zealand's second-biggest tourist market

China has surged ahead of the United States and is on the verge of becoming New Zealand's second-biggest tourist market, according to the latest International Visitor Survey.

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