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Queenstown accommodation providers worry proposed levy will cripple tourism  Stuff.co.nz

The mayor wants it. Ratepayers will likely support it. But hoteliers fear a "bed tax" will hurt Queenstown tourism.

 19 Apr 2019 
World first: Young Kiwi Brando Yelavich set to cross Australia on bicycle  New Zealand Herald

He is believed to be the first person to ever cycle across Australia, through the desert.

 18 Apr 2019 
Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record  BBC News

Kakapos - the world's fattest species of parrot - have had their most successful breeding season on record, according to New Zealand's Department of ...

 18 Apr 2019 
The tramways that nature took back  Stuff.co.nz

This was the southernmost locomotive in New Zealand when photographed at the far end of the Bluff line - but there were tramways further south than this, ...

 17 Apr 2019 
See a takahē for free this Easter  Scoop.co.nz

The password has been revealed letting children see one of NZ's rarest birds for free during April.

 17 Apr 2019 
The Rakiura Track: Hiking New Zealand's 3rd island  Daily Californian

I never thought I'd find myself backpacking around New Zealand, and I definitely never imagined hiking its forgotten third island.

 16 Apr 2019 
Battle over proposed Queenstown 'bed tax' looms  Stuff.co.nz

Queenstown's "bed tax" referendum has been labelled a farce by accommodation providers.

 15 Apr 2019 
Sunday's national forecast (+2 InfoGraphics)  WeatherWatch.co.nz

Temperatures bounce back today in the eastern and southern North Island but another cold front moves up the South Island bringing a colder day to Otago and ...

 14 Apr 2019 
Stewart Island oyster farmers get $2.4m compensation  Radio New Zealand

Biosecurity New Zealand has paid out $2.4 million to Stewart Island oyster farmers whose shellfish were destroyed in attempts to contain an invasive parasite.

 13 Apr 2019 
Stewart Island oyster farmers get $2.5m compensation after devastating parasite found  Stuff.co.nz

Big Glory Bay oyster farmers on Stewart Island have been paid out nearly $2.5 million in compensation after being forced to close their businesses. Biosecurity ...

 12 Apr 2019 

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