Ngai Tahu Tourism

Anger over heli access

Ngai Tahu Tourism continues to spark outrage with its "monopoly" over helicopter landings near Glenorchy. Aerial access to Elfin Bay, Routeburn, and Greenstone Stations is only available through Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, which Ngai Tahu Tourism bought in 2016. The firm...
Mandy Kennedy's passion for running the Queenstown Trails Trust means she'll be a hard act to follow, chairman Tony McQuilkin says. "We want to thank Mandy for her tireless efforts and results, all done in great Mandy style." Kennedy's been boss of the trust - overseeing...

Kennedys jet off

Leading Queenstown tourism personality David Kennedy and his family are leaving town. The former Destination Queenstown boss is Ngai Tahu Tourism's southern regional head honcho and popular Scene columnist. He's taking a top job at Lincoln University, near Christchurch, starting late...
OPINION: School was a long time ago for me, and I only recall snippets of what I thought was an adequate education. I remember being mildly interested in a range of historical stories, from Roman legions conquering the world to Giuseppe...

Ngai Tahu’s new ride

Ngai Tahu Tourism is on a spending spree. Yesterday it announced it has added Glenorchy horse-trekking business Dart Stables to its portfolio, in a deal which will take effect on December 1. That comes after recently acquiring Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters in Queenstown and...
OPINION: The Adventure Travel Trade Association recently announced its annual index of adventure travel destinations. The index uses a range of indicators such as safety, entrepreneurship, cultural resources and country branding to rank 191 developed and undeveloped countries. New Zealand took...
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