Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield pressure as it faces more competition from foreign-owned airlines due to lower fuel... more

More flight discounts ahead as Air NZ fleet expands

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi travellers can expect competitive discounting on flights as Air New Zealand adds 12 percent capacity on its network in the next six months. The airline today announced a record 20... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand has posted a 6 per cent fall in net profit for the half year but had record... more

Virgin's up-market push reduces losses

19 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Virgin's push for higher-yielding airline passengers pays off with A$26.5 million drop in net loss Feb. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Virgin Australia Group, Australia’s second-largest airline, has narrowed ... more

Wherever you lay your bat, that’s your home

18 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Look After Me Wherever you lay your bat, that’s your home.   With the Cricket World Cup underway, the seven host cities are expected to reach full capacity. Backpackers, hotels and motels are being... more

Emirates Aircraft Decals: Works of Art

17 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
It has been a busy past year for the team at Emirates’ Aircraft Appearance Centre, who successfully completed more than three aircraft decal installations in an average week, bringing the total number of... more

Great weather drives tourism boom

12 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
The Coromandel had a bumper summer in terms of visitors thanks to the great weather, say tourism operators, businesses and information centres. Overall, visitor numbers seem to be up over the peak holiday... more

Customs to help train cash dogs in China

10 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says working with China Customs to establish their own cash detector dog training programme will benefit both countries. A delegation from the General Administration of China... more

Bennett to meet Australian Tourism ministers

4 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
  Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett will travel to Sydney on 5 February to attend the biannual Tourism Ministers’ Meeting. The Tourism Ministers’ Meeting brings together Australian... more

Holiday parks making most of sunshine

22 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
Holiday parks are reaping the benefits of the great holiday weather, starting the new year with record-equalling confidence levels. According to the Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for December ... more

Wotif’s top ten lakeside and coastal destinations

20 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
Wotif.co.nz Wot’s your favourite spot for a long weekend?Wotif’s top ten lakeside and coastal destinations Auckland – 20 January 2015 With Waitangi Day falling on a Friday and ... more

NZ ECO RESORT MAKES WORLD'S TOP 10

19 Jan 2015 NZ Tourism
New Zealand wellness retreat Aro Ha has been ranked number eight in the top 100 hotels and resorts in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveller. It's the only Australasian resort to make the top... more

NZ guest nights rise for fifth consecutive month in November

16 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Suze Metherell Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights rose for a fifth month in November, with the inaugural Queenstown International Marathon boosting visitors to the Otago region. Seasonally ... more

NZ hot spot for summer tourism

5 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand is enjoying its best summer for overseas tourist arrivals but operators are worried that demand from our most important market, Australia, could be dented by the fall in the value of the Aussie... more

Flight Centre profits up 28pc as kiwis take flight

5 Jan 2015 Travel & Tourism
Flight Centre (NZ), the local arm of the Australian travel agent, lifted annual profit 28 per cent in 2014 as more New Zealanders travelled overseas. Annual profit rose to $7.66 million in the year ended June 30,... more

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News

PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon

25 Feb 2015 News
PM saddened at passing of Dame Thea Muldoon Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sadness at the passing of Dame Thea ... more

Bill to fight child exploitation passes second reading

25 Feb 2015 News
  A Bill to better protect children from sexual exploitation passed its second reading in Parliament last night.   The... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 rises to record, led by Xero

25 Feb 2015 Business News
By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a record, led by Xero after it raised $147 million from two... more

Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet

25 Feb 2015 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Tourism Holdings beats 1H guidance on reduced fleet, wider margins By Suze Metherell Feb. 25 ... more

Living

A little drive goes a long way

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Dunedin businesses have given their full support to the Otago Polytechnic Education Open 2015. The event will be taking place at... more

Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand

25 Feb 2015 Lifestyle
Surfbreak Protection Society Duke Kahanamoku – 100 years of Surfing in New Zealand Celebrations are to be held in New Brighton... more

Property

Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply

25 Feb 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Auckland inner-city height restrictions weighing on supply, RBNZ's Wheeler says Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's government... more

NZ house sales rise 2.6% in January, median price dips from December

11 Feb 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property sales rose in January from the same month last... more

Migration

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Free new Kiwi workshops return for fresh season

23 Jan 2015 Migration
Newcomer settlement support agency Auckland Regional Migrant Services (ARMS) is kick-starting the New Year with the return of its ... more

Travel

Air NZ sees fare discounts; yield pressure looms

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The only cloud on Air New Zealand’s horizon in coming months will be yield ... more

Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings

25 Feb 2015 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air NZ posts higher normalised earnings By Fiona Rotherham Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand... more

Sport

2015 NZL Sailing Team Announced

25 Feb 2015 Sailing
Yachting New Zealand has named 15 campaigns in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team. All are chasing the ultimate goal of Olympic glory in... more

All Blacks Tours to South Africa on sale now

25 Feb 2015 Rugby
The All Blacks are set to return to South Africa this July to take on the Springboks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. This will be the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: Are NZ troops the least of IS’s problems?

25 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on whether New Zealand troops are the least of Islamic State’s problems   Given that it has been ... more

Gordon Campbell on drip-fed info about the Iraq deployment

24 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the drip-feeding of information about the Iraq deployment   There are two ways of framing the story of our... more

Kiwi Success

New Consul-General to Sydney

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney. "Ms Moore will... more

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

20 Feb 2015 Appointments
New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as ... more

Recruitment

Workforce skills target lifted

19 Feb 2015 Recruitment
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the ... more

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

4 Feb 2015 Recruitment
The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in ... more