Cruise ship stops at Matiatia, offering passengers Waiheke experience

Cruise ship stops at Matiatia, offering passengers Waiheke experience

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It’s not often that a large cruise liner includes Waiheke Island in its list of port visits, but that’s just what happened during the first week of January, this year. Hundreds of visitors were shuttled between ship and shore by small boats, offering their passengers to experience Waiheke cuisine and adventure.

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Deep anger over accommodation tax

Deep anger over accommodation tax

National, local and area politicians united last Wednesday to denounce increased council rates imposed on holiday accommodation providers. A future shortage of overnight accommodation is predicted, leading to more day trippers and a lower spend per visitor.

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