News & updates archive
Oct 02 2019
Kiwi aviation tourism company, INFLITE has become the first nationwide New Zealand aviation tourism operator to become officially certified CarboNZero as part of its operational commitment across the company to mitigate its carbon footprint.
Sep 26 2019
The hatching season for the world’s rarest kiwi is off to a very encouraging start in Franz Josef today with the arrival of the 1st kiwi chick of the breeding season at 1:40am this morning.
Sep 09 2019
INFLITE, one of New Zealand’s leading aviation tourism companies, has continued its expansion in the adventure tourism market with the acquisition of Skydive Fox Glacier.
Sep 03 2019
Development West Coast - Tourism has been nominated for an award in this year's New Zealand Tourism Awards.
Aug 30 2019
Richard Benton has stepped down as Chair of the Tourism West Coast Board following the appointment of Development West Coast's new Tourism Strategy Group.
Aug 26 2019
The West Coast is officially home to the country’s best toastie, with the Hokitika Sandwich Company winning the inaugural Great New Zealand Toastie Takeover competition.
Aug 24 2019
An announcement was made today of a $3.9 million International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy investment to develop visitor experiences around Fox Glacier, and support the ongoing resilience of the South Westland tourism economy.
Aug 16 2019
A southerly change with snow and heavy rain is expected to affect the highways across the lower and central South Island this weekend. People are asked to drive to the conditions and be well prepared.
Aug 13 2019
Te Koharaki Mason (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Waewae) was awarded for her idea of a sea to source jetboat experience from Te Tai o Poutini, Hokitika, through the sky-blue braided river plains up the Hokitika Gorge.
Aug 12 2019
A rockfall between Haast and the top of the Haast Pass has closed State Highway 6 today. The highway will remain closed until further notice, the next update will be at 12pm Wednesday 14 August.
Aug 08 2019
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has announced that the massive effort by volunteers to clean-up the Fox landfill spill will end on Sunday after a final push by the biggest volunteer force yet.
Aug 04 2019
While the South Island is full of iconic spots, Fox Glacier is a gem of town tucked away on the West Coast and well worth the visit.