Travel

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance levy to be introduced A new border clearance levy will help the Government to... more

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in Rotorua and Blenheim. Through the Tourism Growth Partnership fund, the ... more

Chinese tourists to NZ turning off package tours

19 May 2015 NZ Tourism By Anna Lu
May 19 (BusinessDesk) - China’s tourism market, which is officially expected to be worth over $2.6 billion to New Zealand by 2021, is growing into an increasingly diversified business with package tours ... more

Chinese tourists to spend more, stay longer than Aussies: MBIE

18 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Chinese tourists to spend more, stay longer than Aussies: MBIE By Anna Lu for BusinessDeskMay 18 (BusinessDesk) - China is expected to overtake Australia as the biggest tourism market for New Zealand in... more

Air NZ's Houston link paves way for United Airlines tie-up

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Fiona Rotherham
  Air NZ's Houston service paves the way for partnership with United Airlines, analysts say April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Air New Zealand’s new direct service to Houston, Texas, could pave the way for a... more

Wellington Airport revised fees 'just within' OK range

17 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism By Tina Morrison
  Wellington Airport's revised fees are 'just within' acceptable range of returns, regulator says April 17 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington International Airport's revised landing fees are "just within" the... more

Contiki “RoadTrip”

16 Apr 2015 Travel & Tourism
Contiki continues to thrive on YouTube with fourth annual RoadTrip - this year with New Zealand’s own Jamie Curry The youth travel leader reaps the rewards of its flexible attitude when working with... more

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

17 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to educate visiting drivers and improve safety for all road users. About 25 rental... more

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives in Queenstown today. Streamlined immigration rules were announced last month as... more

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the New Zealand dollar, according to an industry specialist. Figures from the past... more

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

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News

Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on

26 May 2015 News
Horizons Regional Council Waitangi signing commemorated 175 years on A Rangitikei River stone monument commemorating a significant... more

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

23 May 2015 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels,... more

Business

NZ trade surplus narrows in April as dairy exports fall

26 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
  NZ trade surplus narrows as expected in April as whole milk powder exports decline May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ consumer confidence slips in May

22 May 2015 Business News By Tina Morrison
May 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence slipped in May as sentiment about current and future conditions eased. The... more

Living

NZ Surfer Daniel Kereopa in New Documentary

23 May 2015 Lifestyle
The pride and glory of winning The Ultimate Waterman is relived for Kiwi Daniel Kereopa in a documentary that went live online this... more

Britain remembers the ANZACs - 100 years on

25 Apr 2015 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
100 years after allied forces landed in Gallipoli, 25 April – ANZAC Day – has been commemorated in the UK officially for... more

Property

New guidance on home construction

22 May 2015 Property
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch... more

Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth

20 May 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
  Goodman Property lifts FY earnings 5.4% on revenue growth, cost clamp down May 20 (BusinessDesk) - Goodman Property Trust,... more

Migration

Migrant exploitation Bill passed

30 Apr 2015 Migration
The Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) which cracks down on employers who exploit migrant workers passed its final reading in... more

NZ migration hits new annual record in March

23 Apr 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
April 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration hit a new annual record in March, as more students arrived from India and China and... more

Travel

Border clearance levy to be introduced

21 May 2015 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nathan GuyMinister for Primary IndustriesHon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 21 May 2015 Border clearance... more

Two new tourism projects to receive funding

20 May 2015 NZ Tourism
  Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has today announced the Government is investing in two new tourism projects in... more

Sport

England wins by 124 runs at Lord's

26 May 2015 Cricket
DAY FIVE: First Innings: England 389 (Root 98, Stokes 92; Henry 4-93, Boult 4-79) v BLACKCAPS 523 (Williamson 132, Guptill 70) in the... more

Sir Owen Glenn creates Warriors trust

26 May 2015 Rugby League
  Sir Owen Glenn is to transfer his 50% stake in the NZ Warriors rugby league franchise to a trust named the "Sir Owen Glenn... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2015

22 May 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
From the outset, the slogan for yesterday’s Budget - “The Plan Is Working” – begged to be mocked.... more

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

30 Apr 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  For the past week or so we’ve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister. So I guess we... more

Kiwi Success

2015 Youth Awards winners announced

26 May 2015 People
Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2015 Youth Awards. Winners will be presented with awards at a... more

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad

21 May 2015 People
Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology... more

Recruitment

NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority

26 May 2015 Press Releases By Anna Lu
  NZ employees rate work-life balance as top priority, while job seekers eye cash, survey shows May 26 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ's growing ICT sector drives more diverse economy: Joyce

15 May 2015 State of the Market Report By Paul McBeth
  NZ's growing ICT sector drives rapid economic diversification, Joyce says May 15 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's information... more