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Tourist numbers plummet

The number of foreigners visiting the region where two tourists have been sexually assaulted in the past 16 months has plummeted.Statistics New Zealand figures show the number of international visitors staying in Northland in January fell by 16 per cent from the same month last year, four times the national average.

Tourists hurt in Northland bus crash

(eTN) - Thirteen tourists were taken to two Northland hospitals after the bus they were travelling in crashed 3m down a bank.The accident happened about 5.50pm yesterday, about 1.5km from Paihia.Paihia Fire Service deputy chief Rex Wilson said last night 20 passengers were on the 4WD tourist bus when it left the road.