Dark sky tourism a focus

June 11, 2024
Tourism minister backs move to attract stargazing travellersTourism Minister Matt Doocey has voiced his support of Dark Sky tourism, citing the appeal to international visitors and the associated economic benefits. Read the full article on Stuff here  Tourism NZ’...
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We were thrilled to be chosen to be part of a project to develop a new set of collectible coins by NZ Post.The coins have now been released and you can head this way to find out more about the dark sky coins. ...
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Met service introduce a new Astrophotography page, developed in partnership with Samsung. See real time cloud cover 24 hours a day with our new NZ infrared satellite imagery, updated every 10 minutes. Select the markers to see current conditions at your nearest dar...
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Chair Viv Napier and Coordinator Charlotte Harding were invited on as guests to talk about the Dark Sky reserve with hosts Richard and Kay from the Arrow FM show The Night Sky....
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Destination Wairarapa has created a go-to guide for accommodation providers in the reserve to share with guests to highlight the reserve, how to enjoy it and a little bit of inspiration on protection.It's a great way for hosts to educate themselves so we can all be Wair...
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 As part of their annual plan Masterton District Council (MDC) committed to commencing the process to become accredited as part of the Wairarapa Dark Sky Reserve. The International Dark Skies Association has confirmed that Masterton just needs to apply to extend the exi...
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It was the mid-1980’s when astronomy historians located the remains of the star-gazers’ observatory built by Stephen Carkeek in 1868 on his farm near Featherston – and now one of the potential jewels in the crown of Wairarapa’s Dark Sky Reserve.Since the rediscovery ...
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Each year Business Wairarapa Awards two TRIBUTES to those people that go above and beyond for their business community and contribution to Economic Development in Wairarapa, this year Viv Napier received this Award.The first of our two tributes is awarded to someone who has ...
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