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Skål International Te Tauihu #731



Skal Te Tauihu is NZ’s newest Skal club formally established January 2019. The official name of the club is Skal International Top of the South Island, NZ, trading as Skal Te Tauihu. The Maori place name Te Tauihu covers the regions of Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough. The inaugural meeting was held in October 2018.

President Lynda Keene said, “During discussions about the Club’s name we felt it was important to acknowledge and respect the rich cultural history the region has and there was strong support to adopt SKAL Te Tauihu as our club name. The purpose of forming the club reflects the level of maturity and professionalism the Top of the South Island has developed over the past decade and demonstrates to the New Zealand tourism industry we have emerged as a major player. Members across the regions already work closely together on numerous tourism and economic initiatives and it made sense for us to further develop networking and information sharing opportunities by forming the club. It’s an exciting time for tourism in the Top of the South Island and we’re keen to ensure the hard work in our regions continues to stimulate visitor growth and spend.”

The club has 19 founding members and we’ve set a goal to achieve 40 members within twelve -months. Currently 90% members reside in the Nelson-Tasman region and 10% in Marlborough region. We also plan to invite key tourism and travel operators from the Kaikoura and West Coast regions to join our club. Skal Te Tauihu has travel and tourism professionals from the transport, aviation, accommodation, consulting and tourism activity/attraction sectors.


Club Officers


Sharon McGuire  smart_array@slingshot.co.nz  

027 256 9111


Gisela Purcell


021 828 823





Craig Wilson                      craig@qualitytourism.co.nz   

Phone: 027 241 0549


Jane-Maree Holmes


027 5476666


Lynda Keene


027 664 4836


Monthly Meetings


RSVP to attend events to Club President,

Sharon McGuire  smart_array@slingshot.co.nz  




Skål Te Tauihu Function

Monday 8 August 6-7.30pm


The Skål Te Tauihu Club members warmly invite fellow Skalleauges attending the TECNZ conference to meet up for a drink (cash bar) in Nelson on Monday 8th August from 6.00pm. Limited bar snacks will be provided.


Venue: The Freehouse, 95 Collingwood St, just a short walk from the Rutherford Hotel Nelson and Trailways.


Entry requirement: Please have your Skal pin and or badge displayed.


RSVP by Wednesday 03 August is required for venue requirements to ian@oclnz.com. See you there. Ngā mihi nui Sharon McGuire (President, Skål Te Tauihu)