meeting newz March / April 2019

Contents Note from the publishers... meeting newz is registered as a magazine and is published by Tourism Media Group Ltd. Level 1, 20A Morgan St, Newmarket, PO Box 65343, Mairangi Bay, Auckland 0754. Internet: Editor: Aleisha Moore Phone: 021 087 84572 email: Publisher: Tourism Media Group Ltd. email: Advertising: Terry Holt Phone: 021 042 8232 email: Advertising: Paul Hailes Phone: 021 217 3628 email: Design & Production: Gary Covich email: Printing: PMP Ltd. Features The War On Talent 4 Cover Story: Whanganui 10 Manawatu 16 Charter Transport 28 Cook Islands 30 Pacific Islands 34 Aime Recap 40 Foxton 42 Newcastle Famil 44 Taranaki 46 REGULAR FEATURES News 8 People On The Move 20 & 22 Industry Update 23 CINZ Column 24 Social Scene 26 industry has been born out of a passion for sharing stories and creating these environments. It’s time we start being role models for our young people by spreading this passion and changing the negative narrative. Our wonderful editor Aleisha Moore is moving on at the end of the month to continue her passion of travelling. This has been Aleisha’s second stint as editor of Meeting Newz, firstly under ProMag Publishing and now with Tourism Media Group. The entire team will miss Aleisha, her dry wit and caring personality and we wish her all the success and happiness in the world. A recently launched campaign ‘Go with Tourism’ is helping the tourism industry fill the growing skills shortages through attracting young people into the sector. ATEED has been spearheading this project which helps young people get excited about a career in tourism and hospitality and connecting them with potential employers, and is supported with a campaign to dispel some of the negative perceptions people have about the tourism industry. These campaigns are an excellent way for us all to talk up tourism, highlight opportunities and inspire more people to pursue a career in our industry. With such a booming visitor economy we face a serious skills shortage, and addressing these issues now is paramount to the industry’s success. Business events can be tough. But it’s a highly rewarding industry that can impact not only individuals and their careers but whole societies, by bringing people together and creating communities for social and economic development. The tight knit community of spirited individuals that makes up the New Zealand For any enquiries regarding the upcoming features please contact Terry: or Paul: Features subject to change Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative Upcoming Meeting Newz 2019 - 2020 features [ NOTE F ROM THE PUBLI SHE RS Terry, Lance and Paul Tourism Media Group Front cover image courtesy of Whanganui & Partners May June 2019 • Queenstown / Southern Lakes • Northland/Whangarei • Australia • Pacific • Incentives • Luxury Lodges • Business Event Cruises • MEETINGS Preview 2019 July August 2019 • Otago / Dunedin • Southland / Invercargill • Waikato / Hamilton • Venues With a Difference • Asia • Australia • Sustainability • MEETINGS Review September October 2019 • Auckland / New Venues • Wellington • Wairarapa • Christmas Events • Australia • USA • Pacific Area Business Events November December 2019 • Bay of Plenty • Coromandel • West Coast • Asia • Australia • PCOA 2019 Preview • Company Profiles • Technology 2020 January February 2020 • Christchurch / Canterbury • Nelson/Tasman • Marlborough • Taupo • AIME Preview • Australia • Pacific [2] meeting newz [march april] 2019