Travel

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s (PATA) marketing Grand Award for the 100% Middle-Earth, 100% Pure New Zealand... more

NZ guest nights at three-year high

10 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights climbed to a three-year high in May as short term stays climbed across all commercial accommodation types. Seasonally adjusted guest nights, which strips out ... more

The lowdown on passport validity

9 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Your passport expiry date could ruin that holiday, says Megan Singleton. Last year, our friends were booked to take a family holiday to Vanuatu and stayed at ours in Auckland the night before their flight. The ... more

Five tips for surviving long-haul flights

4 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
So you've bought a cheap-as-chips flight to the US or Europe. In other words, you're down the back in cattle class and already dreading it. Here are some essential items I never leave home without when folding... more

Visa waiver for Macao approved

24 Jun 2014 Travel & Tourism
Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced that nationals of Macao Special Administrative Region of China (Macao) will no longer need a visitor visa to travel to New Zealand for a short... more

NZ to invest $1 million into Samoa’s tourism sector

3 Jun 2014 Travel & Tourism
Prime Minister John Key has today announced New Zealand will invest $1 million to help boost Samoa’s tourism sector. “Tourism is critical to Samoa’s economy, contributing nearly a quarter of... more

New Zealand ski season nears as fresh snow falls

30 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand looks set to enjoy yet another bumper ski season with fields already receiving their first fresh snow of the winter. With just two weeks until the opening of the first two New Zealand ski fields,... more

$20 million extension to Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand partnership

21 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand have today announced a $20 million extension to their marketing partnership. The airline signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tourism New Zealand last year to undertake... more

International visitor expenditure up nine per cent in March 2014 year

20 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
Total visitor spend in New Zealand was up by nine per cent in the year ended March 2014 compared to the March 2013 year, according to the latest quarterly International Visitor Survey released by the Ministry of... more

Auckland Airport forecasts $19B worth of tourism by 2025

16 May 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
May 16 (BusinessDesk) – Auckland International Airport, the nation's busiest gateway, is targeting 6 percent growth in visitor arrivals by 2025, worth up to $19 billion to New Zealand's tourism industry... more

Budget 2014: Duty-free tobacco limits to fall

8 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
Duty-free tobacco allowances will be cut as a further step towards reducing the harm caused by smoking, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia says. This means that from 1 November this year, the duty-free ... more

Rugby World Cup 2015 Travel Packages selling fast

6 May 2014 Travel Press Release
With only 500 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2015, All Blacks fans are snapping up Official Travel packages for the Tournament. To date over 4,500 tickets have been sold to Kiwi fans as part of Official All... more

New bridges opened to improve access to Heaphy Track

1 May 2014 Travel & Tourism
Three new road bridges on the Collingwood Bainham Main Road costing $630,000 were opened this morning by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith to provide all-weather access to the Heaphy Track. “These new... more

Germany jumps to NZ’s fifth largest tourism market

23 Apr 2014 NZ Tourism
With 9,424 extra arrivals for the 12 months to the end of March, Germany has overtaken Japan to become New Zealand’s fifth largest visitor market. Total arrivals from Germany were up 14.5 per cent for the... more

Warbirds over Wanaka

22 Apr 2014 Travel & Tourism
Wanaka: The success of the inaugural #GigatownWanaka Jet racing at the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow will likely see the event return to the next airshow in March 2016, organisers have said.The high-speed racing... more

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News

Support for kiwi, not moas, in Rimutaka

18 Jul 2014 News
The Government today announced a $70,000 Community Conservation Partnership Fund grant for the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust to ensure... more

Coleman to meet China’s top military officer

18 Jul 2014 News
New Zealand Government Coleman to meet China’s top military officer Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman will hold talks on Monday... more

Business

Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins

22 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Moa boosts first quarter sales, expects higher margins to drive profits By Tina Morrison July 22 ... more

Hon. Steven Joyce: Better public services for businesses

21 Jul 2014 Business News
A single unique number for every business and a range of new services that reduce the need for businesses to provide the same ... more

Living

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more

Anti-mining campaign doco debuts at NZ Film Festival

22 Jul 2014 Entertainment
Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came... more

Property

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more

Migration

UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more

Travel

100% Middle-Earth campaign wins prestigious travel award

17 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
Associate Tourism Minister Todd McClay has congratulated Tourism New Zealand on winning the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s... more

NZ guest nights at three-year high

10 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism By Suze Metherell
July 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights climbed to a three-year high in May as short term stays climbed across all... more

Sport

INSPIRATIONAL ADAMS NAMED FLAGBEARER

23 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
Reigning Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion Valerie Adams has been named flag bearer for the New Zealand Commonwealth Games Team... more

NEW ZEALAND FLAG FLIES IN GLASGOW VILLAGE

23 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
The New Zealand team was officially welcomed to the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow earlier this week. The team enjoyed the official... more

Columns

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Gordon Campbell on the non-apology to Tania Billingsley, PM John Key

22 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more

Recruitment

750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more