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Tourism operators say they do not want new technology to jeopardise the manaakitanga they offer visitors.
Imagine virtual wine tastings from 31,000 feet, robot room service and exploring countries from the comfort of a couch.
Stephen Parry - who fell out with Mayor Ben Bell - is still in the post while a replacement is being found.
The University of Otago fears someone could be killed or seriously hurt at flat initiations as events become increasingly associated with absurd, dangerous and depraved behaviour.
The judge denied Rosemary Penwarden's bid for a discharge without conviction, saying it was clear she did not regret her actions. Penwarden's lawyer said she was trying to protest using satire.
Queenstown restaurant owners are angry about the delay in being warned about an outbreak of cryptosporidium in the tourist town. Audio
The South Dunedin basin - home to more than 13,000 people - is at risk from climate change, flooding and rising groundwater. Audio
Farmers are bracing for hotter, drier and windier months ahead as the return to El Niño heralds possible drought conditions.
The danger of wildfires is on the rise with forecasts of a hotter, drier, windier summer.
Tourism is riding high on the West Coast, and locals reckon 'the Summer of the Coast' is just around the corner. Audio
It is hoped a new Otago trail extension will get thousands on their bikes and take local communities along for the ride.
New Zealand firefighters describe days turning into night and swamps on fire while they were battling the wildfires. Audio
Expectations were high ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup, and tourism businesses say the tournament has definitely exceeded them. Audio
Dunedin football fans are fizzing ahead of hosting the Football Ferns' crucial showdown against Switzerland this Sunday. Audio
Despite the cost-of-living crisis, the tourism industry remains optimistic that many Kiwis will still hit the road this summer.
Tourism operators say the winter school holidays have brought a much welcome boon to numbers during a traditionally quieter season. Audio
Christchurch Hospital's emergency department is under resourced and under pressure, and it is impacting patient care, the nurses union says.
Southland has unveiled a bright vision for its future regardless of whether Tiwai Point aluminium smelter closes or not.
Queenstown's multi-million dollar revamped streets were officially opened with protesters present, but not the prime minister.
The government is being urged to pitch in to help communities fund their visions for managing their destinations.
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins faced a grilling by University of Otago students during his trip to Ōtepoti on Friday.
Trampers and tourism businesses were yet again disappointed, as DOC's Great Walks booking system had another false start.
A small West Coast community says fully reopening the Heaphy Track will breathe fresh life back into their town.
Tourism businesses in cyclone-hit regions say the welcome mat is out, but not enough people have come in.