News & updates archive
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.
Jul 18 2019
Punakaiki’s Pancake Rocks are the most visited natural attraction on the West Coast, so the opportunities for Insta-friendly photos or widely shareable videos are here in force.
Jul 10 2019
Last year Maruia Hot Springs was first recognised at the global awards as a "country winner" and now is elated to have stepped up to a "continent winner.”
Jul 08 2019
After a hugely successful tour in 2018 that included 32 performances in theatres, prisons and Marae, Rodney Bell returns with his award-winning performance work Meremere, heading to even more centres this July and August.
Jun 12 2019
Great Walks 2019/20 bookings are now open, including the new Paparoa Track.
May 31 2019
If you visit the West Coast of New Zealand, your drone will definitely be put to good use. There are specific requirements for drone flights in the region that you need to know.