International visitors are spending more money in New Zealand, with spending from Chinese visitors hitting a record $979 million.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment said the amount spent by Chinese visitors increased by 33 percent in the year to September .
There were also significant increases in the money spent by visitors from the United States - up 33 percent to $748 million and Britain - up 23 per cent to $723 million.
However spending by Australians dropped by 11 per cent to just over $2 billion.
Overall, international visitors spent $7.2 billion dollars - an increase of ten percent for the year ending September.