Trade E-newsletter - September 2022

Kia ora,

The start of a busy summer season is just around the corner, so we have compiled some quick links to key information about the West Coast – from the latest product updates, new resources, and some of the Coast’s unique Spring attractions. – we hope you find this useful!

Here’s a quick reminder of our tourism team:

We are here to help, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need any information relating to the West Coast.

Product Updates

Latest News

Tawaki penguin are back

If you happen to be on the West Coast in the next month or two, keep a close eye out for the world's third rarest penguins - Tawaki.

Learn more

Kōtuku have returned for the breeding season

The White Heron, Kōtuku, is considered a very rare and sacred bird in New Zealand. In Māori oratory to see one of these birds just once in a lifetime was believed to be good fortune and to liken someone to a Kotuku was paying them a great compliment.

Learn more

Whitebait season

On the West Coast you can fish for whitebait between 1 September and 30 October.

Learn more

More resources

Keep in touch

Please take a moment to update us with what is happening on your end.

Let us know how we can help you, whether with a West Coast update for your team, help to organise famil visits or help connecting you with West Coast operators.

Have there been any changes in your team recently? Let Géraldine know so she can keep them posted with trade news and updates.

Ngā mihi

DWC Tourism Team