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The Waikato Times reports that a convoy of vehicles has arrived at Matamata’s Hobbiton set ahead of location shooting of The Hobbit movies. A security guard has reportedly been posted at the front gate and the Hobbiton set is closed to visitors, with a few traffic signs and road cones placed to deal with an expected increase in traffic on the narrow country service
The summer 2011/12 season has started on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. The track is now open and the lodges have been readied for the new season of trampers.Read the full post
The Tutukaka Coast is one of the top three coastlines in the world, according to the prestigious National Geographic Traveler. The coastline was named equal second best with the Pembrokeshire coast in Wales and pipped for the top spot by the remote, austere Avalon coast on Canada's Newfoundland. Local tourism operators say money could not buy the kudos given Tutukaka Coast by the magazine's finding.Read the full post
Farmers in Rotorua, Taupo and Whakatane face emergency milk disposal after a major disruption to the gas pipeline supply network in the North Island yesterday. The line, which links the Maui gas field to the upper North Island, closed yesterday morning after gas began escaping in north Taranaki. The Gas Industry Company said there had been a notice of "immediate curtailment" of gas use by all consumers other than residential customers in the areas north of King Country and in the Bay of Plenty.Read the full post
Cruise visitor numbers into Wellington are forecast to be almost five times that of five years ago this summer, with the season set to inject some $32m into the city’s economy. Over 190,000 passengers and crew are
forecast to visit Wellington on 83 ships in the 2011/12 season, compared to just under 33,000 pax on 28 ships in the 2006/07 season.
The Langham, Auckland has been named the top New Zealand hotel in the prestigious Condé Nast 2011 readers’ Choice Awards. The five-star hotel was voted the third best hotel in Oceania overall and was the only New Zealand hotel to feature in the top ten list.Read the full post
SeaLink is again the main sponsor of the Jassy Dean Garden Safari on Waiheke Island, scheduled 12-13NOV.
Under spring skies those “on safari” will get to experience island landscapes as they travel between beautiful private gardens not normally open to the public.