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$5000 Personal Development Award Applications Now Open

Thursday, 23 May 2019, 2:12 pm | Youth Hostel Association

New Zealand: Applications for YHA New Zealand’s $5000 Cora Wilding Memorial Award are now open. The award provides a grant of up to $5000 toward the cost of participation in a personal development training course or project that will benefit both the recipient ... More >>

New YHA hostel to pump $6.5 million into Mackenzie Region

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 2:21 pm | Youth Hostel Association

YHA Lake Tekapo is set to inject $6.5 million a year into the Mackenzie District when the brand new hostel opens its doors on April 17. More >>

Applications Open for YHA Youth Development Award

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 11:13 am | Youth Hostel Association

New Zealand: YHA New Zealand puts their commitment to youth personal development into action through the organisation’s annual Cora Wilding Memorial Award. The award comprises a subsidy of up to $4,000 toward the cost of participation in a personal ... More >>

YHA Commits to Auckland Youth Employment

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:25 am | Youth Hostel Association

Auckland – YHA Auckland recently signed the Mayor’s Youth Employer Pledge Scheme as a show of faith in the talent and potential of Auckland’s youth. More >>

YHA New Zealand Heads to China

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 3:14 pm | Youth Hostel Association

A few years ago the tourism industry dismissed China as a potential source of backpacker and free independent travellers. Today the reality couldn't be farther off the mark with Chinese travellers ranking fifth in overall source markets for YHA New Zealand. More >>

YHA Website Offers New Booking Functionality

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 10:52 am | Youth Hostel Association

The Youth Hostel Association New Zealand, YHA, have just launched their new website with innovative travel package functionality. The site shines with a fresh and clear design, making it easier for the user to find what they’re looking for. More >>

The First Backpacker Network in the World

Wednesday, 18 August 2010, 4:55 pm | Youth Hostel Association

YHA New Zealand has become the first backpacker hostel network in the world to achieve CEMARS® (Carbon Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme) certification. More >>

YHA Rotorua Treks judged best hostel in Oceania

Tuesday, 3 February 2009, 4:55 pm | Youth Hostel Association

Online feedback from 800,000 backpackers on 18,000 hostels has seen the YHA New Zealand’s Treks hostel in Rotorua rated best in the Oceania region. More >>

YHA NZ Expanding Despite Gloomy Predictions

Friday, 14 November 2008, 10:42 am | Youth Hostel Association

In a mark of confidence for the backpacking and budget travel sectors, YHA New Zealand has purchased five star Rotorua property Treks Backpackers from the Scapens family. The acquisition of the 187 bed facility enables YHA New Zealand to manage its own ... More >>

First NZer Appointed to International Hostel Board

Friday, 6 June 2008, 12:09 am | Youth Hostel Association

Clive Croy, a Board Member and past Chairman of YHA New Zealand has been elected to the Board of the International Youth Hostel Federation. More >>

Kiwi Families Seek Budget-Friendly Holidays

Wednesday, 14 May 2008, 9:19 am | Youth Hostel Association

YHA New Zealand believes the recent increase in occupancy for the hostelling industry is a positive sign of an injection from the domestic market. The New Zealand backpacker and hostel sector experienced its highest guest nights total in March 2008 for any ... More >>

YHA Wellington City Wins Second Hoscar

Tuesday, 5 February 2008, 9:36 am | Youth Hostel Association

YHA’s Wellington City Hostel has been named Oceania’s top backpacker hostel for the second year running, in the 6th Annual ‘Hoscar’ Awards held by international backpacking website More >>

YHA Applauds New Tourism Strategy

Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 2:40 pm | Youth Hostel Association

YHA New Zealand welcomes the newly released New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015, believing that the strategy recognises not only the challenges associated with quality and sustainable tourism, but also the opportunities. More >>

YHA Wellington City wins National Award

Friday, 26 October 2007, 5:12 pm | Youth Hostel Association

YHA has been recognised for leading real sustainability in business, with its Wellington City hostel winning top honours at the NZI National Sustainable Business Awards. This was announced last night in Auckland by the Sustainable Business Network. More >>

YHA Wellington City Voted Oceania’s Number One

Wednesday, 31 January 2007, 11:05 am | Youth Hostel Association

Dublin, Ireland - January 30, 2007 - YHA Wellington City, one of Wellington's top hostels, has been voted Oceania's number one hostel at's 5th annual Hoscars awards ceremony. More >>

Wellington YHA Hostel Sets New Standards

Thursday, 5 May 2005, 9:16 am | Youth Hostel Association

The newly refurbished Wellington City YHA hostel is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the country’s largest hostel network and sets new standards for backpacker accommodation in the city. More >>

YHA and DOC Give Students an Excuse – Adventure

Friday, 11 February 2005, 10:18 am | Youth Hostel Association

YHA and DOC Give Students an Excuse – and an Adventure – for Caring About Conservation Eco Trip Prizes Reward Enthusiastic Young Conservationists More >>

Cutback to Kiwi Tradition

Wednesday, 9 February 2005, 3:13 pm | Youth Hostel Association

Cutback to Kiwi Tradition May Inspire More Creative OEs Reputation and Range of Choices Will Keep Young New Zealanders Working on Holiday More >>

Backpacker Boom Meets Big OE Crowd

Monday, 15 November 2004, 2:33 pm | Youth Hostel Association

Big OE-bound New Zealanders will mingle with international backpackers this weekend, pondering holiday jobs, scuba lessons and wine tours, plus where to go and how to get there. More >>

Expo Brings Growing Domestic Travel Benefits

Tuesday, 9 November 2004, 5:22 pm | Youth Hostel Association

Travel by Kiwis between the Bay of Islands and Bluff is projected to increase 10% by 2010.* With more trips but not more time, New Zealanders need to make the most of their holidays. More >>



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