Norfolk Island Regional Council

Internships at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Friday, September 01, 2017


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Update from the World of Norfolk

Friday, July 14, 2017



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Tourism News

Friday, February 24, 2017


Watawieh yorlyi and a big welcome to all our visitors,

Media famil visits

Natasha Dragun (photo at old boat) is a Travel Editor who was on the island 23-27 January, writing for Mindfood magazine.  Mindfood is a popular lifestyle magazine that has a monthly distribution of 65,000 Australia wide and Natasha’s travel story will appear in the April issue. Many thanks to Robyn at Kentia Holiday apartments for the superior cottage, Eldoo hire cars, the NI Museums, Two Chimney winery, Pinetree tours, Ariane for the High tea luncheon, Emily at Hilli Goat farm, Sorrel Wilby, Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, and Beachy for the tour of Colleen McCullough’s house. Natasha was also able to attend the annual Wearable Art evening.

Christine Retschlag (photo at Queen Elizabeth lookout) is a travel blogger and social media influencer. Christine has her own blog “global goddess”, she is writing for Australian Senior Traveller and is in the top 10% of Australia’s best Social Media influencers. Many thanks to Karlene at Broadleaf Villas, Eldoo hire cars for the moke, Pinetree tours, Rhonda Griffiths, Baunti Escapes, Nat at Sweet Pea Cakery, NI Museums, Two Chimney Winery, Heidi at Bedrock, Liz McCoy, Emily at Hilli Goat farm,  Liane at the Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama, and every-one who Christine met and made her stay so enjoyable.

NZ Fairfax media (photo at Lone pine) Craig Horley (L) is a journalist with NZ Fairfax media and Jason Dorday a visual journalist, the guys were on island for 2 days last week. NZ Fairfax publications include the Sunday News, the Dominion Post, NZ House and Garden, various regional papers and Stuff.co.nz (both print and digital)

Craig will write for the travel supplement in the Sunday papers and Craig has filmed news snippets and will also compile a video clip for social media. Many thanks to the Sarah and Tony at the Castaway hotel, Eldoo for the moke, David at Charter Marine and Rob for the Phillip island trek, Umi at the golf course, Jane & Lou from the Outrigger club, Emily and Zach, Rod and Noelene, NI Museums & Fletcher’s Mutiny Cyclorama.

Flight Centre Travel Expo’s

Norfolk Island Tourism has had a travel stand at the recent Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney Flight Centre Expo’s.  The Flight Centre expos are some of the largest consumer expos held, with a good attendance no’s. N.I Tourism handed out the destination brochure, maps and activity guides, names taken for those interested in receiving the monthly newsletter, there were lots of genuine enquiries about Norfolk and discounted holiday deals were available to book over the weekends. At the Auckland Expo, N.I Tourism presented in the seminar room.


Photo shows the Auckland stand. (Many thanks to Anona Buffett for your help in Auckland)

TraveMedia’s International Media Marketplace (TIMM)

TIMM is now established as the industry’s leading platform for travel and tourism brands to meet media. Exhibitors each enjoy a dedicated branded table where they can brief top-flight travel journalists, editors and broadcasters on their forthcoming news, events and developments. As a single-day networking and relationship-building opportunity for travel and tourism brands and journalists, IMM is unmatched.

Norfolk Island Tourism was represented again at TIMM, held in Sydney, yesterday 24 February.  Provided to all of the appointments were destination marketing resources such as the destination brochure, media kit, editorial content and USB’s of images and video clips. TIMM is an important event to attend, as it exposes Norfolk Island to both the Australia, New Zealand and overseas media market.

Calendar of Events – March 2017

6          FOUNDATION DAY – Public Holiday

3-11     First Fleet Anniversary celebrations.

8          Government House Charity Open Day.

18-25   NLP Practitioner Certification training (Travel Centre)

26 – 3 April – Line Dancing festival with Kate Simpkin

29 – 1 April -  NOC Norfolk Ocean challenge (Outriggers)


Tania @ N.I. Tourism #norfolkisland

Norfolk Island Tourism is a function of the Norfolk Island Regional Council. 

For further information please view www.norfolkisland.com.au

Lotta Jackson, General Manager

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Remembrance Day 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016


Every year locals and visitors gather at the Kingston cenotaph to remember those you sacrificed much and many did not return.  The 11th November is also known as Armistice Day.  The 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month.


Each year since arriving on Norfolk Island I proudly attend the service as one of the St John volunteers.  Due to a shortage in St John Ambulance members this year only Superintendent Tracey Hay and myself and Dale Howe could attend this years’ service.


It was a fine but windy day as we gathered at the cenotaph at Kingston.  The Norfolk pine trees stood strong and proud as the Norfolk Island locals and visitors sung our National Anthems and we paused for a moment to listen to the sound of the bugle play “the Last Post” the traditional final salute to the fallen.

The young Norfolk Island Cadets stood proudly for the service.  Tim Sheridan is the Norfolk Island Cadet co-ordinator and every year he has trained his troops for the ceremony and flag duties.


Thank you to those how could attend the Armistice Day service.  Our thoughts were with those who could not attend with us.


The "Ode of Remembrance" is an ode taken from Laurence Binyon's poem,

"For the Fallen"

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, nor do the years condemn

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

We Nawa Gwen Forget Dem

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